Holly Barcus is a broadly trained population geographer teaching introductory and
advanced GIS (Geographic Information System) classes as well as a population geography
Her research interests fall at the intersection of population and GIS. Barcus is
specifically interested in the patterns and processes of change occurring in rural
communities and the resulting migration, service provision, and housing dilemmas.
Her recent research projects focus on the changing racial and ethnic composition of rural
places and the implications for rural population growth, planning and development.
EDUCATION: B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1995; M.A., University of
North Carolina at Charlotte, 1997; Ph.D., Kansas State University, 2001.
Holly Barcus has been teaching at Macalester College since 2005.
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