The Amish community in Missouri has been growing. What does this mean for rural Missouri and community planning? Dr. Krista Evans, director of planning at Missouri State University, has explored these questions in her recent research. Local student project sparks interest Evans’s interest in the relationship between the Amish and community planning was sparked while teaching … [Read more...] about Missouri sees growth in Amish communities
The department of geography, geology and planning has a new addition to the family. Students can now study geography and sustainability as a comprehensive major. The addition is in response to demand from both employers and students. “We face significant challenges in balancing environmental conservation, economics and resource development,” said geography, geology … [Read more...] about New major to align with student passions and industry demand
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
The research of Dr. Ron Malega has been selected for the 2022 issue of Mind’s Eye. His experience as a police officer aids his research that aims to answer why residential segregation occurs among those of different races and ethnicities. Here’s an excerpt from the story: “IN MY MIND, WHAT BRINGS MY VARIED RESEARCH INTERESTS TOGETHER IS EXPLORING HOW SPACES AND … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. Malega
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?