Abraham Lincoln statue on Carthage College?s campus.
Matthew Zorn

Matthew Zorn

  • Chair, Geospatial Science Department; Professor of Geospatial Science
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    Straz Center 288

    Professor Matt Zorn’s teaching and research interests focus on climatology, environmental conservation, meteorology, natural environmental hazards, hydrology, fluvial/coastal geomorphology, and quantitative methods.

    He has taught geography at West Georgia College, Catawba Valley Community College, and the University of Florida. In addition to his teaching experience, Prof. Zorn worked as a GIS analyst for a consulting firm, and directed a GIS and remote sensing lab for a minorities upward bound program. He served for four years as a park ranger/interpreter in the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico. He has chaired several sessions, presented nearly a dozen papers, and published five essays on the national level of geographic research.

    Prof. Zorn earned his Ph.D. in geography from the University of Florida. He earned both his M.A. in geography and his B.A. in geography and interdisciplinary/environmental studies from Appalachian State University. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1997.

    • Ph.D. — Geography, University of Florida
    • M.A. — Geography, Appalachian State University
    • B.A. — Geography, Interdisciplinary/Environmental Studies, Appalachian State University
    • GEO 1700 Physical Geography: An Introduction
    • GEO 200T Topics in Geography
    • GEO 2200 Conservation
    • GEO 2400 Environmental Geography: Working with the Earth
    • GEO 2500 Natural Disasters
    • GEO 2550 Meteorology
    • GEO 2950 Process Geomorphology
    • GEO 3200 Hydrology
    • GEO 3300 Analytical Techniques in Geography
    • GEO 3700 Climatology
    • GEO 3800 Soil Science
    • GEO 3900 Methods of Field Research
    • GEO 4000 Senior Seminar in Geography
    • GEO 400T Topics in Geography
    • GEO 4100 The Science of Global Climate Change
    • GEO 4500 Independent Study in Geography
    • GEO 4900 Research in Geography