Police work can enhance quality of life in neighborhoods, according to Missouri State University’s Dr. Ron Malega, but policing has come under fire in recent years while many people question the “use of force.” Malega, a former officer turned associate professor of geography at Missouri State, also worked at the Bureau of Justice Statistics. About 10 years ago, he … [Read more...] about Study investigates instances of ‘use of force’ by police
What does earth science focus on and what do earth scientists do? Dr. Doug Gouzie, geology professor at Missouri State University, answers these questions and more on U.S. News Education. … [Read more...] about What’s earth science all about?
Understanding the true quality of something often requires looking below the surface. This is true of land and other natural resources. Dr. Kevin Mickus, distinguished professor of geology, and Dr. Doug Gouzie, professor of geology and departmental director of graduate studies, at Missouri State University recently worked on a local environmental project addressing diesel … [Read more...] about Digging into science below land’s surface
Global climate change remains one of the most important domestic and foreign issues facing the United States. Missourians should also be concerned about climate change. One of the sectors impacted most are Midwest farmers and their communities. Dr. Toby Dogwiler, a geologist and head of the department of geography, geology and planning at Missouri State University, explains to … [Read more...] about What’s the threat of warmer weather to farming in Missouri?
Small Missouri communities, like much of rural America, experience a lot of out-migration. This means people often leave their regions to settle in others. Such migration can limit the economic and social opportunities the regions have to offer. The community of Seymour, Missouri, is among those facing this struggle. Dr. Krista Evans, assistant professor … [Read more...] about Revitalizing rural communities