A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

David Fyfe, Ph.D.


  • B.S., SUNY, College at Oneonta (2002)
  • M.S., The Pennsylvania State University (2004)
  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University (2008)


  • Introduction to Geography
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Historical Geography
  • Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability
  • Cultures and Environments Field Series

Research Interests

  • Historical GIS
  • Small-town commerce and sociability utilizing historic hotel guest registers
  • Short term study abroad and the geography curriculum

Recent Publications

  • Hawthorne, T. and Fyfe, D. 2010. The importance of student-led initiatives in rethinking the PhD. Geojournal, Spring 2010.
  • Fyfe, D. and Holdworth, D. Signatures of commerce in small-town hotel guest registers. Social Science History, 33(1) 17-45.
  • Fyfe, D, Holdworth, D, and Weaver, C. Historical GIS and Visualization: Insights from three hotel guest registers in Central Pennsylvania, 1888-1897. Social Science Computer Review (27) 348-362.
  • Fyfe, D. Birthplace of baseball or village of museums? The packaging of heritage tourism in Cooperstown, New York. Journal of Sport and Tourism, (13) 135-153. 2008