I am a first-year lecturer in the Geography program, of which I am also a proud three-time graduate, donning the red N as I received my B.A. in 2015, M.A. in 2017, and Ph.D. in 2020, after studying Human and Historical Geography under Dr. David Wishart. I am also the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Division Representative for the American Association of Geographers Rural Geography Group. My interests include small town geography and rural identity, and attachment to rural landscape, especially on the Great Plains. This love of the landscape has followed me since I was young, growing up on a farm outside of Liberty, Nebraska, a village of 76 people.
Current Research and Projects
Rural residential decision making. Specifically, why people choose to stay in rural areas. My research on the connection between rural depopulation and six and eight-man high school football is also ongoing.
Introduction to Human Geography
Geography of the United States
Geography of World Regions
Historical Geography of the Great Plains
Husa, Andrew and Cheryl E. Morse. “Rurality as a Key Factor for Place Attachment in the Great Plains.” Geographical Review (2020).
Husa, Andrew. “Six and Eight-Man Football and Community Identity in Nebraska.” Nebraska History Magazine, Vol. 100/No.3 (Winter 2019): 210-219.