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

Type: Virtual Panel
Sponsor Groups: Bible Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 56
Organizers: William Dando, Bharath Ganesh Babu
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 andco-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.

A panel of five longtime colleagues and friends will reflect upon her influenced on geography education and geography awareness in Indiana and the nation. Panel members include Joseph Stoltman, James Speer, William Dando, Frederick Bein, and Bharath Ganesh Babu. General audience discussion will be encouraged. "She walked purposefully through life" reported one colleague.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Panelist Joseph Stoltman Western Michigan University 15 11:10 AM
Panelist Frederick Bein Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis 15 11:25 AM
Panelist Nicole DePue Jerusalem University College 15 11:40 AM
Panelist Judith Bock 15 11:55 AM
Panelist Bharath Ganesh Babu Valparaiso University 15 12:10 PM

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