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Dr. ​Michael D. Sublett


Born and raised in Missouri, Dr. Sublett earned three degrees in Geography and served on the faculty at Illinois State from September 1970 until August 2015. He also served a quarter century in the Missouri Army National Guard, Illinois Army National Guard, and United States Army Reserve, retiring in 2003 as a Master Sergeant (E-8).

Research Interests

Historical/Political Geography of Illinois and the Midwest; toponomy of the United States.


PhD Geography
The University of Chicago, Chicago, lllinois

MA Geography
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

BA Geography
Uni​versity of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri​

Contact Information

Michael D. Sublett
Professor Emeritus of Geography Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment

Illinois State University
Normal IL 61790-4400

(309) 452-7838

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