Robert Churchill

1946 - 2004

Longtime professor of geography at Middlebury College, Robert Russell “Rusty” Churchill, died November 14, 2004, in Burlington, Vermont.

He was born in Belvidere, Illinois on November 19, 1946, the son of Robert and Marjorie (Vandeburg) Churchill. Bob received his BS and MS from Northern Illinois University, and his PhD from the University of Iowa. He joined the geography department faculty of Middlebury College in 1978. His interest in cartography led to the establishment of Middlebury’s program in geographic information systems and his fascination with maps drove his research and publishing. Bob was passionate about teaching and was an avid outdoorsman, leading field trips to Alaska and northern Canada.

Robert Russell “Rusty” Churchill (Necrology). 2005. AAG Newsletter 40(1): 16.