Faculty Profile

Dr. J. Todd Nesbitt

tnesbitt@lhup.edu | 206 Price Performance Center, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | (570) 484-2085

Education: 

Ph.D. 1997, West Virginia University

Courses Most Commonly Taught: World Regional Geography, Physical Geography, Geography of the Developing World, Political Geography, Economic Geography, Conservation of Natural Resources 

Courses Developed: Sustainability in Appalachia, The Path Toward Peace in Northern Ireland

Programs Developed: Geography Minor, International Studies Human Geography Track, Northern Ireland Study Abroad Program -Understanding ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland: Exploring Cultural, Political, and Religious Identities in Ulster.

Research Areas: Appalachia, Globalization, Political Ecology - Environmental Geography

Articles Published: 

Nesbitt, J. Todd (2012) Southern West Virginia and the Contradictions of Coal. Review essay of Removing Mountains: Extracting Nature and Identity in the Appalachian Coalfields, by Rebecca R. Scott (2010).  University of Minnesota Press, 271pp.  In Appalachian Journal.  Fall-Winter, Vol. 31. N.1-2. 

Nesbitt, J. Todd (2009) Review of In Search of Ulster-Scots Land: The Birth and Geotheological Imagings of a Transatlantic People, 1603-1703, by Barry Aron Vann. University of South Carolina Press, 252pp.  In Appalachian Journal. Fall-Winter, V. 37, N.1-2.   

Nesbitt, J. Todd (2009) Review of Two Continents, One Culture: The Scotch-Irish in Southern Appalachia, by Stephen Brown, Elizabeth Hirschman, and Paulene Maclaran. West Virginia University Press. In West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies. V.3, N.1, pp. 124-126. 

Nesbitt, J. Todd (2008) “The True Cost of Coal” in The Hemlock. V.2, I.3. (November).  Note: This is a non-refereed publication. 

Nesbitt, J. Todd “Material Culture” In The Encyclopedia of West Virginia (2006), The West Virginia Humanities Council. 

Nesbitt, J. Todd “Livestock” In The Encyclopedia of West Virginia (2006), The West Virginia Humanities Council. 

Nesbitt, J. Todd “Environmental Programs Advocacy - Citizen Groups” In Encyclopedia of Appalachia (2006), University of Tennessee Press. 

Nesbitt, J. Todd “Environmental Programs Advocacy - Governmental Programs”, In Encyclopedia of Appalachia (2006), University of Tennessee Press.  

Nesbitt, J. Todd (2005) Review of To Move a Mountain: Fighting the Global Economy in Appalachia, by Eve S. Weinbaum (2004).  The New Press.   In The Pennsylvania Geographer. V. 43, N. 1, pp. 107-109. 

Nesbitt, J. Todd  (2003) Review of Culture, Environment, and Conservation in the Appalachian South, by Benita J. Howell (Edt.) Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 203pp.  In Journal of Appalachian Studies, Spring, V.9, N.1. 

Nesbitt, J. Todd and Daniel Weiner (2001) “Conflicting Environmental Imaginaries and the Politics of Nature in Central Appalachia” Geoforum. V.32 (3), pp.333-349. 

Nesbitt, J. Todd (2000) “Ethnography and Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) in Central Appalachia” Journal of Appalachian Studies, V.6, N.1 & 2, Spring/Fall, pp.49-70. 

Nesbitt, J. Todd (2000) Review of Where There Are Mountains: An Environmental History of the Southern Appalachians, by Donald Edward Davis, Athens: The University of Georgia Press, 2000; 320pp . In Journal of Appalachian Studies, V.6, N.1 & 2, Spring/Fall, pp.224-226.

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