Spotlight profile: Charles Gritzner, Distinguished Professor of Geography, South Dakota State University
November 19, 2013
Dr. Charles Gritzner received his doctorate in geography/anthropology from Louisiana State University and taught at the college level for over 50 years. In this interview for About.com, he reflects on his long and distinguished career and presents his case for why geography matters. "The breadth of knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to places, locations, and conditions, gives geographers a huge competitive edge over those educated in other disciplines," he observes. "What we find is that once a firm or agency hires a geographer and learns what he or she can contribute, others are then hired."
Read the full interview: http://geography.about.com/od/historyofgeography/fl/Becoming-Geographers.htm