Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, August 2011 – Present
Geography Faculty and GIS Lab Manager, Department of Geography and Mapping Sciences, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, August 2008 – July 2011
Cofounder, Muehlenhaus Studios/Maps and Design, Saint Paul, MN, 2006-2011
Assistant Director, InformeDesign (www.informedesign.com), Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel, University of Minnesota, 2003-2004
Planner, Arrowhead Regional Development Commission, Duluth, MN, 1999-2000
Ph.D. in Geography, University of Minnesota (UMN), February 2010
Committee: Robert McMaster (Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, advisor), Scott Freundschuh (Geography Chair, University of New Mexico), Roger Miller (deceased), Steven Rosenstone (President of Minnesota State College and University System)
M.Sc. in Geography, The Pennsylvania State University (PSU), August 2002
Committee: Colin Flint (advisor), Lorraine Dowler, and Melissa Wright
B.A. in International Studies and Geography, University of Minnesota Duluth, May 1999
Learning Emphasis: environmental geography; resource planning; cultural geography; US public lands policy; cultural geography; cartography; Hungary; and Chinese politics
Muehlenhaus, I. (Accepted/Forthcoming 2014). “Going Viral: The Look of Online Persuasive Maps,” Cartographica.
Muehlenhaus, I. (In Press, Available 10/2013). Web Cartography: Map Design for Interactive and Mobile Devices. Textbook. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Muehlenhaus, I. (Now Online, Print forthcoming). “The Design and Composition of Persuasive Maps,” Cartography and Geographic Information Sciences (CaGIS) 40(5): 401-414. DOI: 10.1080/15230406.2013.783450
Muehlenhaus, I. (2012). “If Looks Could Kill: The Impact of Rhetorical Styles in Persuasive Geocommunication,” The Cartographic Journal, 49(4): 361-375.
Muehlenhaus, I. (2012). “Beyond Biased: Exploring the Relationship between Map Design Style and Map Reader Persuasion,” Proceedings of AutoCarto, Cartography and Geographic Information Society, Columbus, OH.
Muehlenhaus, I. (2011). “Another Goode Method: How to Use Quantitative Content Analysis to Study Change in Thematic Map Design,” Cartographic Perspectives, 69: 7-29.
Muehlenhaus, I. (2011). “From Print to Mobile mApps: How to Take Adobe Illustrator Files, Add Pinch-to-Zoom, and Place them on the Android Market,” Cartographic Perspectives, 69: 55-66.
Muehlenhaus, I.(2011). “Genealogy that counts: Using Content Analysis to Explore the History of Persuasive Maps,” Cartographica 46(1): 28-40.
McMaster, R. and I. Muehlenhaus.(2010). “Cartographic symbolization and visualization,” in the Manual of Geospatial Science and Technology, 2nd Edition (J. Bossler, Ed.). Taylor & Francis.
Muehlenhaus, I. (2010). Lost in Visualization: Systematically Identifying, Measuring, and Comparing Political Cartographic Manipulations. Doctoral Dissertation. University of Minnesota.
Muehlenhaus, I. (2007). Entries: “World Systems Theory” and “Weapons of Mass Destruction” in The Encyclopedia of Environment and Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Oas, I.* (2005). “Shifting the Iron Curtain of Kantian Peace: NATO Expansion and the Magyars,” in the Geography of War and Peace (Colin Flint, Ed.). Oxford University Press, 395-414.
Oas, I.* (2002). The Geopolitics of Spatial Dementia: Online Agencies and US Hegemonic Decline. Master of Science Thesis. Pennsylvania State University.
Invited Lectures & Consulting
Invited Lecture, Effective Geocommunication in an Era of Data Overload, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, March 13, 2013
Consulting, Art in American Communities Web Mapping Project, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Washington, D.C., ongoing
Invited Lecture, The Impact of Rhetorical Design in Geocommunication, CartoTalk Lecture Series, Oregon State University, October 22, 2012
Keynote Speaker, UW-River Falls Annual Geography Awards Banquet,April 21, 2012
Invited Lecture, How to Argue with Maps: Four Rhetorical Styles of Cartographic Persuasion, Masters in GIS Career and Networking Fair, University of Minnesota, March 31, 2010
Lecturer, Spatial Dynamics of Austria and Central Europe in the 21st Century, 14 Feb 2009
Consultant, My Wonderful World, National Geographic Society, October 2008
Faculty, European Borders K-12 Institute, National Geographic Society, Wash. D.C., July 2008
Lecturer, Institute of Global Studies K-12 Workshop, Immigration in the New Europe, 2006
GIS and Visualization Curriculum Redesign Grant, $10,000, co-PI, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, March 2013
Travel Grant, $1,500, United States National Committee on Cartography, March 2013
McColl Research Fellowship, $3,300, AGS Map Library, Milwaukee, 2012
Faculty Research Grant, $6,832, UW-La Crosse, 2012
Online Instructor Training Grant, $1,000, UW-La Crosse, 2012
Carol A. Dobrunz Endowment Fund Award, $1,000, UW-La Crosse Alumni Foundation, 2012
Professional Development Grant, $600, UW-River Falls, 2011
Professional Development Grant, $800, UW-River Falls, 2010
Professional Development Grant, $1000, UW-River Falls, 2009
Graduate Research Partnership Program Grant, $5000, UMN Graduate School, 2008
Zoltai Graduate Fellowship, $6000, UMN Graduate School, 2005-2006
Summer Research Fellowship, $3500, UMN Department of Geography, 2005
Ralph Hall Brown Prize, $500, Best Graduate Student Publication,University of Minnesota, Department of Geography, 2005
Matti E. Kaups Scholarship Award, $500, UMD Department of Geography, 2000
Geography of Europe (Geo 304) , University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
World Realms and Regions (Geo 110) , University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Applied Map Design (Geo/Esc 455) , University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Maps and Society (Geo 102), University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Fundamentals of Cartography (Geo/Esc 250), University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Animated and Interactive Cartography (Geog 455), University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Human Geography (both lecture and online versions), University of Wisconsin- River Falls
Principles of Cartography (Geog 3511/5511), University of Minnesota
Europe: A Geographic Perspective (Geog 3161/Global Studies 3961), University of Minnesota
Geographic Transformations of Post-Soviet Europe (Geog 294), Macalester College
Introduction to Human Geography & Global Issues( Geog 111), Macalester College
Introduction to Physical and Human Geography (Geog 201), Metropolitan State University
Teaching Assistantships, University of Minnesota Department of Geography, 2004-2006
- Principles of Cartography (one semester with Dr. Robert McMaster)
- Introduction to Maps and Spatial Analysis (three semesters with various instructors)
Teaching Assistantships, Penn State Department of Geography, 2000-2003
- Introduction to Maps and Spatial Data (one year with David DiBiase)
- Geography of International Affairs (one semester with Dr. Colin Flint)
- Physical Geography (one year with Dr. Brent Yarnal)
National and International
Vice-Chair, Chair, and Past-Chair, Cartography Specialty Group of the AAG, 2011-2014
Cartographic Reviewer, Journal of Maps, 2012-present
Editorial Board Member, Cartographic Perspectives Journal, 2010-present
Coordinator, International Map Competition, Cartography and Geographic Information Society, 2011-present
Co-Coordinator, Student Dynamic Map Competition, North American Cartographic Information Society, 2011-2012
University and UW-System
Wisconsin Higher Education Representative, Committee on State Cartography (CSC), UW-Madison College of Letters and Sciences
Representative, UW-La Crosse Undergraduate Research Committee, 2012
Representative, UW-La Crosse College of Science and Health Sabbatical Committee, 2012
Faculty Advisor, UW-La Crosse Anime Club, 2011-presently
Faculty Representative, UW-River Falls External Relations Committee, 2009-2011
Faculty Advisor, UW-River Falls Women’s Rugby Club, 2009-2011
Community Learning Faculty, iRock First-Year Experience, UW-River Falls, Spring 2011
Department of Geography and Earth Science, UW-La Crosse
Faculty Advisor, Geography Club, Summer 2013 – present
Geography Education Faculty Search Committee, Spring 2013
GIS Faculty Search Committee, Spring 2012
Climatologist Faculty Search Committee, Spring 2012
Library Liaison, December 2011-present
Instructional Academic Staff Search Committee, 2011
CRC Press (Book Proposals) – 2011
Cartographic Perspectives – 2010,11,12, 13
Applied Geography – 2011
Future Internet – 2011
Annals of the AAG – 2010
Political Geography – 2006
Journal of Maps – 2012, 13
Polymath – 2013
Android App Developer, UFO Sightings Map, free on the Google Play, December 2010
Cartographer, UW-River Falls Interactive Campus Map, Fall 2008
Cartographer, Northwest Area Foundation (NWAF), Horizons Communities of NWAF
Introductory Reader in Human Geography, ed. Moseley, Lanegran, et al., Blackwell, 2007;
Nuer-American Passages: Globalizing Sudanese Migration, Dianna Shandy, University of Florida Press, 2007;
Introduction to Geopolitics, Colin Flint, Routledge, 2005
Certificates, Training, and Languages
D2L (Desire to Learn) FUSION Conference Participation (2010)
FUSION Educators’ Conference, Chicago, Illinois
Center for Spatially Integrated Social Sciences (2003)
National Population Science and GIS Workshop, Penn State University
Certified in Hungarian (2005)
Intermediate-Advanced, University of Debrecen Language School, Budapest, Hungary
Certified in Hungarian (1998)
Level B out of D, European Consortium of Languages (ECL)
Intermediate German (2004), University of Minnesota
Software & Programming
Budapest, Hungary, May – August 2005, Doctoral Field Work
Pécs, Hungary, 1997 – 1998, Janus Pannonius University
Miskolc, Hungary, 1993 – 1994, American Field Service (AFS)
Beijing, China, 1991, #55 Middle School
Moriearty, Patrick. (2012). Honorable Mention in the Association of American Geographers and National Geographic Undergraduate and Masters Student Map Competition.
Bodennar, Zachary. (2011). First Place in the Student Interactive Narrative Map Competition for “Japanese Imperialism in Asia,” North American Cartographic Information Society.
Moody, Andrew. Intern at National Geographic Society, Spring 2010.
Berker, Mehmet. (2008). Best Student Map for “The Great War in East Africa,” North American Cartographic Information Society.
Revised: 22 September 2013