- About Us
Kathy returned to Mississippi State in January, 2003 after completing her PhD coursework in geography at Florida State University. Her research interests include weather hazards, mass media and distance learning. At MSU, she will be able to combine all of these as a distance learning and broadcast meteorology instructor.
Outside of work, Kathy enjoys cooking, gardening and travel. She also enjoys spending time with her husband John, and dogs Mopey and Charlie. She originally is from Easton, Pennsylvania in the beautiful Lehigh Valley.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Philip E Steinberg, Andy Walter, and Kathleen Sherman-Morris (2002) Using the Internet to Integrate Thematic and Regional Approaches in Geographic Education. The Professional Geographer 54(3) 332-348.
Summer 2001, Paper presentation at International Symposium on Geographic Education: Theory, Research, and Practice. San Marcos, TX; Your Place or Mine? Fusing Regional and Thematic Geography Through Web-based Collaborative Learning.
Spring 2001, Paper presentation at 97th annual meeting of AAG, New York, NY; The Influence of Color-Enhanced Satellite Images on Hurricane Threat Perception.
Spring 2000, Poster presentation at 96th annual meeting of AAG, Pittsburgh, PA; Tropical-Cyclone Induced Fatalities.
Perceptions of El Niño: The Effect of Media on Public Perception. Masters thesis. Mississippi State University, 1999.