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Department of Geography


Dr. Gillian Acheson

Ph.D. Texas A & M, 2003

Professor - Geographical education, human geography (cultural landscape, population and migration), social justice, North America

Alumni Hall 1409

(618) 650-5281

Personal Website

Selected Publications:

Acheson, G. and M. Beilfuss. 2010. Undergraduate students' declarative and configurational understanding of biomes. Research in Geographic Education, 12(1): 64-79.

Acheson, G. 2009. Self-efficacy and performance of college students on a map skills test-format survey. Papers of the Applied Geography Conference, 32:1-8.

Bednarz, S. W., G. Acheson, and R. Bednarz. 2009. Maps and Map Learning in Social Studies. In W. C. Parker's (Ed.) Social Studies Today - Research and Practice. New York: Routledge.

Marks, E. and G. Acheson. 2009. Roodhouse: A Footnote in the Decline of the Railroads. Bulletin of the Illinois Geographic Society.

Bednarz, S. W., G. Acheson, and R. S. Bednarz. 2006. Maps and Map Learning in the Social Studies. Social Education, 70(7): 398-404.

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