J. Clark Archer

J. Clark Archer
Urban and Regional Geographer

My Story

Clark Archer is a political, urban and population geographer whose work combines political science, economics, demographics, cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He brings all of these disciplinary perspectives to bear in creating atlases.

His Historical Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections, 1788-2004, was named Best Single-Volume Reference in Humanities; Social Sciences for 2006 by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers, and was on the Library Journal's Best Reference List for 2006. His Atlas of American Politics, 1960-2000, was named Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Title for 2003 by the Association of College and Research Libraries. His coauthors for both volumes were geographers Steve Lavin, also at UNL, Fred Shelley at the University of Oklahoma, and Kenneth Martis at West Virginia University. Lavin, Shelley and Archer teamed up to produce the Atlas of the Great Plains, published in 2011.

COURSES TAUGHT
Course Number Course Title Fall Even Years Fall Odd Years Spring Even Years Spring Odd Years Summer Session Cross Listing
GEOG 272 Geography of World Regions X X X X n/a
GEOG 361 Urban Geography X X n/a
GEOG 444 Geodemographics: Theoretical Concepts and Practical Applications X GEOG 444/844
GEOG 447 Political Geography X GEOG 447/847
GEOG 497 Internship in Geography X X X X X GEOG 897
GEOG 844 Geodemographics: Theoretical Concepts and Practical Applications X GEOG 444/844
GEOG 847 Political Geography X GEOG 447/847
GEOG 897 Internship in Geography X X X X X GEOG 497
GEOG 996 Non-Thesis Research X X X X n/a

Education

BA - Indiana University, Politcal Science (1964)
MA - Indiana University, Geography (1968)
PhD - University of Iowa, Geography (1974)

Selected Publications
Lavin, S.J., Shelley, F.M. Archer, J.C. Wishart, J., Hudson, J.C. 2011.
Atlas of the Great Plains. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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