Dr. Christopher Cusack
Christopher Cusack is a Geography professor for the department and has his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.
His areas of specialization are Urban Geography & Planning; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); and, Sustainable Development. Dr. Cusack has served as the Vice President of the New England/St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society; as Judge of the annual NH Geographic Bee; Faculty Advisor to KSC Republicans; Member of the Southeast Keene Neighborhood Group; and, Member of ‘Heading for Home: Affordable Housing Coalition.'
Dr. Cusack's students have received several awards including the Presidents’ Leadership Award by the Campus Compact for New Hampshire, the Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award by the Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers and the People’s Choice Poster Award at the Keene State College Academic Excellence Conference. They also received a nomination for entry into the Young Leaders Mapping Sustainable Development Challenges competition by the Association of American Geographers .
Professionally, Dr. Cusack has nearly 40 publications and 30 professional presentations to his credit. Highlights of that work include six publications co-authored by Keene State College geography students and six presentations at national and regional conferences co-presented with Keene State College geography students.
Dr. Cusack says that his most memorable professional experiences involve travel with his students. "It's been truly rewarding to watch student reactions as they experience the Grand Canyon for the first time, walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, hike up to Machu Picchu or look out across Los Angeles from Griffith Observatory. Involving students in travel, research, and scholarship epitomizes the Department of Geography at Keene State College."