Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geography
Academic Advisor, Department of Earth Sciences

Contact Information:

Office:   Traphagen Hall #212
Phone: (406) 994-3338
Email: andrew.epple@montana.edu

Office Hours: Spring 2018

MWF 11:00-12:30pm, and by appointment


B.S., Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, 1976
M.S., Geography, University of Utah, 1979

Courses PreviouslyTaught:

GPHY 121 Human Geography Syllabus
GPHY 121 Human Geography Schedule
GPHY 141 Geography of World Regions
GPHY 111 Introduction to Physical Geography

Professional Affiliations:

American Planning Association (APA) 

  • Western Central Chapter APA President, 2002-2006
  • APA Chapter Presidents Council Executive Committee, 2007-2009
  • Chairman, APA Chapter Presidents Council, 2009-2011

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

Montana Association of Planners (MAP)

  • MAP President, 1984
  • MAP Legislative Committee, 1984-2002

Relevant Work Experience:

  • Director of Planning and Community Development, City of Bozeman, MT -- 1987-2009
  • Staff Planner for Communities of Big Timber, MT, Livingston, MT, and Kalispell, MT -- 1979-1987
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Planning and Urban Design, Department of Architecture, Montana State University -- 1991, 1994, 2001
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Geography, Geographical Planning, and Weather and Climate, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University -- 2004, 2008, 2010
  • Academic Advisor, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University -- 2010-2012

Academic Interests/ Areas of Expertise:

  • Physical Geography
  • Cultural Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Urban Planning