Jerry Green

Associate Professor of Geography
Miami University
217 Shideler Hall
Oxford, Ohio 45056
(513) 529-5017
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  • BS 1965, Kent State University
  • MA 1967, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • PhD 1976, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  • I teach map interpretation, land-use analysis, and air-photo interpretation and soils with  research interests in historical geography and map interpretation.
  • Sub-arctic North America and inland rivers U.S.


  • GEO 121: Earth’s Physical Environments
  • GEO 221: Regional Physical Environments
  • GEO 241: Map Interpretation
  • GEO 271: Humans & Natural Resources
  • GEO 428/528: Geography of Soils
  • GEO 437/537: Regional Land Use Capability Analysis
  • GEO 447/547: Aerial Photo Interpretation

Selected Publications

  • Green, Jerry E., Jeff Pierce and Jana Farrell Sanders. "Locating Tile Drains Using Historic Air Photos", Research in Geographic Education, 15:1, 2013, pp. 28-42.
  • Green, Jerry E. "John Todd: An Ohio Valley Steamboat Builder, Captain and Designer", Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review, 36:2, Fall/Winter 2013, pp. 14-29.
  • Liza Skryzhevska, Robbyn Abbitt, Jerry Green. "GIS Text Content as a Basis for Map Interpretation Skill Development", Cartographica, 48:1, 2013, pp. 38-46.
  • Green, Jerry, Mary Henry, Lisa Skryzhevska, and Stan Toops. "The Course Syllabus as a Guide to map Interpretation Instruction", Research in Geographic Education, 14, 2012, pp. 42-54 
  • Jamie Gillen, Liza Skryzhevska, Mary Henry and Jerry Green.( 2010) “Map Interpretation in Introductory Textbooks: A Preliminary Investigation”, Journal of Geography. 109 (October, 2010),181-189.
  • Jerry Green (2010) ” Wheeling and the Development of the Inland Riverboat Trade”, Ohio Valley History. 10(Summer, 2010), 46-70.
  • Jerry Green(2009) Review of Annalies Corbin and Bradley Rogers, The Steamboat Montana and the Opening of the West. (Gainesville:University of Florida Press,2008) in Montana the Magazine of Western History (Spring,2009),80-81.
  • Jerry Green (2008) with David Burns & Toby Green, “The Enigmatic Enrolment Trend in US Map-Interpretation Courses in Cartographica (volume 43, issue 3), pp. 221-226.
  • Jerry Green (2008) “Wellsville, Ohio, in the Nineteenth-Century Riverboat Era” in Upper Ohio Valley Historical Review, Vol. 31, No. 2