John Kinworthy

John C. Kinworthy

Emeritus Professor of Geography/Earth Sciences and Social Sciences

Natural Science Department
Social Science Department

Office: Science 110
Office phone: 402-643-7312


John ("Jack") Kinworthy has taught in the Social Science Department since 1969. He is a professor of geography and the Earth sciences, and has taught all of the geography offerings that Concordia offers. He has also taught the two introductory economics courses in the department. Prior to his service at Concordia, he taught for several years at Lutheran High School North in St. Louis. In addition, he has two years of teaching experience at elementary schools in California and Chicago. Emeritus status was granted in 2007.


B.S., in Education, Concordia University, River Forest, Ill.
M.A., Saint Louis University, Mo.
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Courses taught

Introduction to Geography, World Regional Geography, Physical Geography and Geology, Environmental Science, Meteorology and Oceanography, Geography of North America, Geography of Europe, Urban Geography, Geography of Asia, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Micro-Economics


Kinworthy was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award for college and university instructors at the National Convention of the NCGE-National Council of Geographic Education in October 2002, held in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Association of American Geographers and the National Council of Geographic Education.