Adjunct Faculty of the Committee on Geographical Sciences

Gerald Danzer, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Gerald A. Danzer is Professor of History, Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For three decades he directed an MA program for teachers of history. Author or editor of over a dozen books, textbooks, and atlases, his special interest is the use of old maps as historical documents. His work has been recognized twice by the James Harvey Robinson award from the American Historical Association.


Richard Greene, Ph.D.

Lecturer in GIS; Professor Capital Normal University, Beijing

Dr. Richard Greene is a Professor with the College of Geospatial Information Science and Technology of Capital Normal University in Beijing, China.  He is a visiting Professor and Lecturer with the Committee on Geographical Sciences.  He writes on the subject of land conversion processes on the urban-rural fringe, using geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and remote sensing technologies.  He has worked with the U.S. Census Bureau, the American Farmland Trust and various regional and local governments in the Chicago metropolitan area. He co-authored two books: Exploring the Urban Community: A GIS Approach (2012) and Chicago’s Geographies: Metropolis for the 21st Century (2006).