Jerry Eric Dobson, PH. D.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Geography and Atmospheric Science
Professor Emeritus
Primary office:
Lindley Hall
Room 214
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7613



Ph.D., Geography, University of Tennessee

M.A., Geography, University of Georgia

A.B., Geography, University of Georgia

A.A., Reinhardt College

Teaching Interests

  • History of Geographic Thought
  • World Regional Geography
  • History and Philosophy of Geographic Information Science


GIS in Landmine Removal: Test new system for mapping minefields; Improve cartographic symbols for landmines, minefields, and mine actions

Populations at Risk: Develop building occupancy tables for estimating population distribution in the world's most troubled regions.

Research Interests

  • Geographic information science
  • Integration of remote sensing, GIS, and geography

Selected Publications

Dobson, J. E. (in press). Privacy. In . (Ed.), Volume 6: Cartography in the Twentieth Century.

Dobson, J. E. (in press). GIS Drives an Institutional Revolution. In . (Ed.), Volume 6: Cartography in the Twentieth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Dobson, J. (2014). Geography in the Workforce: Good News To Share. Ubique, 35(2), 2. American Geographical Society.

Selected Grants

CLACS Events