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Faculty: Johnathan Bascom

Johnathan Bascom


  • Hometown(s): Ethiopia and Kansas


After he completed a BS and an MA at Kansas State University in 1980 and 1982, Professor Bascom moved to Iowa where he received his PhD in geography from the University of Iowa, 1989.

Professional Experience

Professor Bascom taught at East Carolina University for 11 years before joining the GEO department at Calvin in 2000. Twice he has been a visiting lecturer at University of Asmara, and he was once a Research Fellow at Oxford University. Bascom is currently a program advisor for Calvin's Africa and African Diaspora Studies and International Development Studies programs

Research Interests

  • Developing regions
  • Economic geography
  • Refugees and internally displaced persons
  • Geographic pedagogy

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Current teaching

Recent Publications

Interim in Ethiopia

Interim in Kenya

Curriculum Vitae:.pdf


Johnathan Bascom
North Hall 085