About Me

Education:

Ph.D. Indiana University, Geography
M.S. Indiana University, Geography
B.S. Western Illinois University
Major: Geography
Minor: Learning Resources

Current Vita

Selected Publications

  • Ritter, M. (2012) Barriers to Teaching Introductory Physical Geography Online. Review of International Geographical Education Online. 2(1). 61-77
  • Ritter, M. (2009) Finding Geography on Twitter. Perspectives. National Council for Geographic Education. October, p.9
  • Lemke, K., Ritter, M., Heywood, N. (2008) Lab Manual for Physical Geography. McGraw-Hill.
  • Ritter, M., Aubert , J. , Birkeland , G. (2008) Student Learning Center for Christopherson, Geosystems 7/e. Prentice Hall.
  • Byrand, K. & M. Ritter (2008) Companion Web site for McKnight & Hess Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation. Prentice Hall.
  • Ritter, M. & J. Aubert (2006) Student Learning Center for Christopherson, Elemental Geosystems 5/e. Prentice Hall
  • Ritter, M. (2004) Companion Web site for McKnight & Hess Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation. Prentice Hall.
  • Ritter, M. (2003) The Physical Environment: An Introduction to Physical Geography 450p. (Online textbook/learning environment)
  • Ritter, M. (2003) Implementing a Weekly Web Link Assignment. Teaching with Technology Today. 9:8. http://www.uwsa.edu/ttt/articles/ritter.htm
  • Ritter, M. (2002) Technology Guide to Accompany Geology 3e, Houghton Mifflin. 12 p
  •  Hefferan, K., Heywood, N. and Ritter, M. (2002) Integrating Field Trips and Classroom Learning in a Capstone Undergraduate Research Experience. Journal of Geography. 101:5, 183 – 190 pp
  • Ritter, M. (2001) Leveraging the Web for Student Self-Assessment, Another Node on the Internet, Computers in Geoscience. 27, pp. 129-131.
  • Ritter, M. (2000) Indian Peaks, CO Virtual Field Trip, Geography SCETNet Series CD-ROM, Scottish Council for Educational Technology, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Ritter, M. E. & Lemke, K. A. (2000) Addressing the “Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education” with Internet Enhanced Education, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 4:1, pp. 100-108.
  • Lemke, K. A. & Ritter, M. (2000) Virtual Geographies and the Use of the Internet for Learning and Teaching Geography in Higher Education, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 4:1, pp. 87-91.
  • Ritter, M. (1998) Virtual Field Trips: Just Like Being There, Teaching with Technology Today 2:4 (Online) http://www.uwsa.edu/olit/ttt/tttv2n4.htm
  • Ritter, M. (1997) Earth Online: An Internet Guide for Earth Science, Wadsworth Publishing, Belmont , CA. 264 p.
  • Ritter, M. (1995) Digital Chisel, Association of American Geographers Newsletter, Vol. 30, No. 5,.4; 25 pp.
  • Ritter, M. (1994) Mosaic and the World Wide Web, Cartographic Perspectives, 19, 44-47 pp.
  • Detwyler, T, Rice. K, Ritter, M., & Ritter, S. (1991) Our Environment: A Videodisc for Environmental Learning, Co-author, content coordinator, and design consultant of video disc. Also consulted on content and design of accompanying user index, teacher and student manuals. Published under a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Selected Informal Writing