Dr. Christopher R. Laingen
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Dr. Christopher R. Laingen

Professor, Geography
Associate Editor, Middle West Review
Office: 3065 - Physical Sciences
Phone: 217-581-2626
Email: crlaingen@eiu.edu


I am interested in Midwestern rural history and land-use and human-environment relationships. My publications focus primarily on agricultural land-use change in the Midwest and Great Plains. In the classroom, I help students understand just how wondrous the world around them is, and how thankful we should be for being alive in our current place and time.

Education & Training

PhD, Kansas State University (2009)

MS, South Dakota State University (2003)

BS, South Dakota State University (2001)


Frequently Taught Courses

GEO 1120G - The Natural Environment

GEO 2000G - Food and Agriculture

GEO 3025 - Geography of the U.S. and Canada

GEO 3200/5200 - Human Impacts on the Environment

GEO 3810/5810 - Introduction to GIS

Professional Affiliations

American Geographical Society

Midwestern History Association

Associate Editor, Middle West Review (U. of Nebraska Press)