Tony Dzik

Title: Professor

Subject Area: Geography



Research interests are: Physical and Cultural Geography of the Great Plains (especially badlands areas) and arctic environments (especially Greenland); Medical Geography; Small area geographic studies.


Ph.D. in Geography, 1986, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

M.A. in Geography, 1978, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

B.A. in Geography, 1976, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois


Primary Courses

GEOG 2201 - Cultural Geography

GEOG 2225 - Physical Geography

GEOG 3310 - Medical Geography

GEOG 3311 - Air Pollution

GEOG 3350 - Regional Geography: North America

GEOG 3360 - Regional Geography: American Great Plains


Activities and Research

Not that Flat: Physical Geography of rugged Sedimentary Landscapes of the Great Plains (Plan Plateau Publications), 2013.

Badlands of the American West: A Primer (Plain Plateau Pubications), 2012 (V. J. Dzik, co-author).

The Pillars of Kedvale Avenue: A Geography of a Chicago West Side Neighborhood in the 1960s (Sunfish Blvd. Publications/Lulu Press), 2009

Dodge Aspen and Plymouth Volare: An American Car Story (Sunfish Blvd. Publications/Lulu Press), 2006

The Interpretation of Our Physical Landscape: A Workbook (Stipes Publications, Champaign, Ill.), 1987, 2nd edition 1990 (J.W. Piety, co-author).



Interplays of site and situation along Tunulliarfik Fjord, South Greenland; JOURNAL OF SETTLEMENTS AND SPATIAL PLANNING vol. 5 #2, 2014.

Kangerlussuaq: Evolution and maturation of a cultural landscape in Greenland; BULLETIN OF GEOGRAPHY SOCIO-ECONOMIC SERIES vol. 24, 2014.

Looking for dangerous places: some aspects of medical geography and disease mapping; WEST VIRGINIA MEDICAL JOURNAL vol. 93 #5, Sept./Oct. 1997.

Leukemia mortality rates of Ohio River communities in comparison with other communities; GEOGRAPHIA MEDICA vol. 21, Dec. 1991.

Cerebrovascular disease mortality rates and water hardness in North Dakota; SOUTH DAKOTA JOURNAL OF MEDICINE vol. 42 #4, April 1989.

Geography of rat bites in Chicago; BULLETIN OF THE ILLINOIS GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY vol. 29, Spring 1987 (Thaila Wallen, co-author)

Brown and grey air cities; VIRGINIA GEOGRAPHER vol. 17, Fall-Winter 1985.

Snails, schistosomiasis and irrigation in the tropics; PUBLIC HEALTH-THE JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE, LONDON vol. 97, July 1983.

Shopper orientation in Billings County, North Dakota; NORTH DAKOTA QUARTERLY vol. 49, Summer 1981.

Additional Information

Outside of academia, interests include drag racing, old and new Mopars, American folk and folk-rock music, and travel to interesting places in the U.S.