Fritz Kessler

Fritz Kessler
Director, 2014-2018

Department of Geography
230 Gunter Hall
Frostburg State University
Frostburg MD 21532

Fritz Kessler’s cartographic background has evolved through a variety of professional positions. He has worked for Ohio University’s Cartographic Center, the USGS Water Resource Division, Intergraph, R. R. Donnelley and Sons, the Kansas State Geological Survey, and the T. R. Smith Map Library. Fritz is currently a Professor and Chair of the Geography Department at Frostburg State University. He received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1999, and his MS from Penn State in 1991. Fritz’s main research interests include map projections. Recent publications include: a co-authored book Thematic Cartography and GeoVisualization, and articles published in Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Cartographica, Cartographic Perspectives, the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and Journal of Geography. He also is co-author of a chapter “Thematic Mapping” for The History of Cartography Project, Volume 6: Cartography in the Twentieth Century. Fritz’s service contributions to the cartographic field has been primarily through positions in the North American Cartographic and Information Society (NACIS): member of the NACIS Board of Directors, Editor in Chief of Cartographic Perspectives (CP), member of CP’s Editorial Board, and Coordinator of the poster session at the annual conferences.