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BGSG-2 "If you don't have a sense of where you are, you are nowhere!": Remembering Dorothy Drummond

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Bible Geography Specialty Group, Specialty Group Highlighted Session
Organizers: William Dando
Chairs: Bharath Ganesh Babu


Dorothy Drummond died on November 30, 2018 as the result of a fall in the Three Gorges Dam Museum while doing field work in China. She was 89 years old. Dorothy was born in San Diego in 1928, received her undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University in 1949, and a Master's degree from Northwestern University in 1951. She traveled widely; taught at Indiana State University and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College; founded the Geography Educator's Network of Indiana (GENI); and authored two Political Geography books on Israel and co-authored four World Culture textbooks. Employing her training and expertise in geography and geographic methodology, Dorothy was active in service to many non-profit organizations including Bread for the World, United Campus Ministries, and Citizens for Better Government. "She walked purposefully through life," reported one colleague.

A panel of five longtime colleagues and friends will reflect upon her influence on geography education and geography awareness in Indiana and the nation. Panel members include Joseph Stoltman, Judith Bock, James Speer, Frederick Bein, and E. Nicole DePue. General audience discussion will be encouraged.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Joseph Stoltman Western Michigan University 15
Panelist Nicole DePue Jerusalem University College 15
Panelist Judith Bock 15
Panelist James Speer Indiana State University 15
Panelist Frederick Bein Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis 15

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