Mark D Bjelland
BCE (Civil Engineering), University of Minnesota, with High Distinction
MSCE (Environmental Engineering), University of Washington
MCS (Theology and Ethics), Regent College, Vancouver
PhD (Geography), University of Minnesota
Fulbright German Studies Award
Fulbright Cardiff University Award
Environmental engineering consultant 1988-1994
Taught at Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN (1998-2013)
Joined the GEO department in 2013
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
He worked as an Environmental engineering consultant between 1988-1994. He then taught at Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN from 1998-2013, before joining the GEO department in 2013.
- Urban environments
- Urban planning
- Water resources
- Religion and place
- Geographic information systems
- Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities 11th edition, 2013, McGraw-Hill. (with Daniel Montello, Jerome Fellmann, Art Getis, and Judy Getis)
- Introduction to Geography, 14th edition, 2014, McGraw-Hill. (with Art Getis, and Victoria Getis)
- "Imagined Lifeways in North America ca. 2100," in A World After Climate Change and Culture-Shift, 2014, Jim Norwine, ed. Berlin: Springer. (with Michael Bruner and John Davenport).
In the news
Calvin student guides urban planning effort in Appleton
Second year student Noah Schumerth's committed to finding a solution to Appleton’s zoning code that would best meet the demands of its residents.
Prof edits book with Earth Day theme
"Living the Good Life on God's Good Earth" is edited by Calvin biology professor David Koetje and takes a close look at such everyday issues as housing, food, clothing, energy consumption and recreation.
Good Places for All
Professor Mark Bjelland shares some thoughts on the importance of place.
Caring for Place
Members of the Calvin community pursue the welfare of the city
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