Christiane von Reichert
Office: Stone Hall 207
Professor of Geography
Field Of Study:
Migration, Rural Areas, Economic Geography, Socio-demographic Community Analysis, Transportation.
Economic Geography, Europe, Migration, Quantitative Methods, Rural Areas, Socio-demographic Community Analysis, Transportation, United States.
GPHY 121S - Introduction to Human Geography
GPHY 323S - Economic Geography of Rural Areas
GPHY 423 - Migration and Population Change
GPHY 468 - Community and Regional Analysis (Course Syllabus)
GPHY 486 - Transport, Planning, and GIS
GPHY 489 - Cartography/GIS Laboratory
GPHY 495 - Planning and Analysis Lab
GPHY 497 - Workshop in Teaching Geography
GPHY 504 - Introduction to Geographical Research (Course Syllabus)
GPHY 505 - Research Design
GPHY 515 - Advanced Human Geography: Migration
Ph.D., Geography, University of Idaho, 1992
M.S., Regional Science, University of Kiel, 1981
B.S., Economics, University of Wuerzburg, 1976
Christiane von Reichert is an economic geographer with research interests in human migration, in particular amenity-driven migration and migration in the West, and migration movements into and out of the Northern Great Plains. She has published on individuals' willingness to give up income for amenities (Review of Regional Studies 1992) and on how amenities captured in (lower) wages and (higher) rents differently affect labor force and non-labor force migrants (Journal of Regional Science 1994). At professional meetings she presented her research findings on the simultaneous effects of migration and employment change-- for different educational groups, and on the effects of regional attributes on the decision to stay rather than move. She further examined socio-economic differences between residents and migrants in the Mountain West, and population dynamics in Montana (Montana Business Quarterly 1997, Greater Great Falls Business Journal 2000). Dr. von Reichert employed quantitative and qualitative methodologies to study return migration (Montana Business Quarterly 1998, Growth and Change 2002, The Rocky Mountain West's Changing Landscape 2000). Prof. von Reichert’s research on the Northern Great Plains and people’s propensities to stay or leave their communities appeared in Population Change and Rural Society (eds. Kandel&Brown 2006). Dr. von Reichert’s research in recent years includes migration histories and spatio-temporal GIS, and transportation geography and modeling.
Dr. von Reichert's research has long shown a concern for regional disparities and regional inequalities, for instance in access to infrastructure and services. She published on unequal access to health care in Montana (Geoforum 1995) and on regional disparities in North Germany (Kieler Geographishe Schriften 1984, Bremer Beiträge zur Geographie und Raumplanung 1987). Dr. von Reichert was awarded a research grant from USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education and Extensions Service CSREES to study (with co-investigators John Cromartie ad Robert Gibbs from the Economic Research Service) 'Return Migration to Geographically Disadvantaged Communities in the Rural United States'. Dr. von Reichert is being aided in the coordination of this study by Ryan Arthun, Research Assistant in the Department of Geography.
Dr. von Reichert was born and raised in Germany and has traveled extensively (Europe, Southeast Asia, the South Pacific/Oceania, Central and South America, and Turkey and its neighbors.). She spent Fall 2006 as a Visting Scholar in the Republic of Georgia to offer workshops on 'Teaching Geography'.