Matthew McCourt

Matthew McCourt
Title Associate Professor of Geography
Telephone 207.778.7044

Matt McCourt is a cultural geographer with a background in GIS and community planning. He teaches courses on landscape, planning, GIS, geographic concepts and globalization. Matt’s current research with the UMF/Rangeley Sustainability Project (funded by the Maine Sustainability Solutions Initiative) involves working with students and community partners to understand how people take care of their local economies, cultures and ecological communities. Matt and his students use surveys and participatory mapping techniques in the field, create beautiful web and paper maps with GIS, programming tools and graphics applications, and present their research at regional and national conferences. Matt is also working on a book project applying active learning strategies to the study of North American landscapes.


  • 2004 PhD Geography, University of Kentucky
  • 2000 MA Geography, University of Kentucky
  • 1993 BA English, University of Massachusetts
  • 1993 BA Geography, University of Massachusetts