Professor Robert Edsall teaches courses in geographic information science, cartography, physical geography, meteorology, and visual communication. He holds a Ph.D. in geography and an M.S. in meteorology from Pennsylvania State University, and a B.A. (magna cum laude) in music from Kenyon College. He has served as a director for the Cartography and Geographic Information Society, the editor for the US National Report to the International Cartographic Association, and leadership roles in the cartography specialty group of the Association of American Geographers. He has recently taken on a book project with SAGE (to be published in 2014) examining the nascent but growing field of geovisual analytics.
Prior to coming to Carthage in 2011, Prof. Edsall was an assistant professor for three years at the University of Minnesota, and for seven years at Arizona State University, where he was awarded the Centennial Professorship in 2006 for outstanding teaching and service, and named "Best Overall Professor" by vote of the student body in 2007.