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EIU Department of Geology and Geography


Michael W Cornebise, Associate Dean and Professor, Geography | Acting Chair, Department of Economics

Office: 2214 - Doudna Fine Arts Center
Phone: 217-581-7486

Dr. Cornebise's research and teaching interests are in cultural and population geography. Dr. Cornebise currently serves as Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Ph.D. Geography (2003), University of Tennessee-Knoxville
M.A. Geography (1990), Louisiana State University
B.A. Geography (1986), University of Northern Colorado

Professional Organizations

American Association of Geographers (AAG)

Council on Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS)

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) International Geographical Honor Society

Illinois Geographical Society (IGS)

Illinois Geographic Alliance (IGA)

International Society for Landscape, Place and Material Culture

Selected Publications

Johansson, O. and M. Cornebise (2018), "The Pennsylvania Town in the 21st Century: A Socio-Economic Analysis of the Built Environment." Material Culture 50(1): 47-73.

Johansson, O. and M. Cornebise (2016), "The Pennsylvania Town 40 Years Later: Preservation and Planning in a Changing Townscape." Middle States Geographer 49: 43-54.

Cornebise, M. (2016), "Latino Population Dynamics in Central Illinois." Illiniois Geographer 58(1):25-39.

Johansson, O. and M. Cornebise (2010), " Place Branding Goes to the Neighborhood: The Case of Pseudo-Swedish Andersonville." Geografiska Annaler: Series B. Human Geography 92(3): 1-19.

Davis, J., M. Cornebise, L. Giboo and M. White (2008). "Amish Tourism Promotion in East Central Illinois." Pennsylvania Geographer 46(1): 78-99.

Cornebise, M. and O. Johansson (2006). "Sweden vs. Multiculturalism: The Making of Neighborhood Identity in Chicago's Andersonville." Illinois Geographical Society Bulletin 48(1): 20-37.

Cornebise, M. (2005). “Belizean Population and Migration Trends: Examining the Supply Side of Chicago’s Belizean Migration Story.” Illinois Geographical Society Bulletin, 47(1): 1-17.

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Department of Geology and Geography

Physical Science Building
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2626

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