George Demko

Professor of Geography, Emeritus

George J. Demko received his Ph.D from Pennsylvania State in 1964 and is a professor of Geography at Dartmouth College. He served one term as Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center from 1989 to 1994. He previously served as the Director of the Geographer of the US Department of State, Program Director of Geography and Regional Science at the National Science Foundation, and Executive Director of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. In addition, Professor Demko was a devotee of the mystery genre. He wrote and taught the geography of mystery fiction and wrote a number of columns about mysteries. He was especially interested in the settings of mysteries - the geography or the locus operandi - of crime fiction, and also specialized in international mysteries or the genre in foreign countries. He wrote many columns on the evolution and adaptation of international mysteries in foreign cultures, as well as numerous articles and columns for The Armchair Detective, The Mystery Review, Mysteries Online, Mystery Books Quarterly and January Magazine, and writes for Mystery Scene Magazine.