Mark Sciuchetti

Assistant Professor of Geography
209 Martin Hall
256-782-5204
msciuchetti@jsu.edu 

Mark Sciuchetti, Assistant Professor of Geography, holds a PhD in geography and the MM in Musicology from the Florida State University and the MA in History from Columbus State University. His research interests include sound studies, urban geography, cultural geography, musical descriptions of the landscape and geo-humanities. He has collaborated across many fields, including history, musicology, and ethno-musicology. His dissertation research explored soundscapes on the Hudson River, New York, USA and the affectual capacity of sound to create and (re)create place and identity. He recently worked on a sound mapping project, Moravian Soundscapes, which is a sonic history of the Moravian mission communities in North America, specifically in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is also currently involved in an interdisciplinary research projects on sound and movement in space through water. Other research projects include indigenous soundscapes in Alabama and the connection between village life and sacred settings on the Choccolocco Mountains; heritage tourism and indigenous representation in Ohio; historical GIS and mapping of Moravian communities; and sound reconstruction of the Apalachee and Spanish musical culture of Mission San Luis in Tallahassee, FL. He has received grants for his soundscape research from Florida State University, the Society for American Music, and Jacksonville State University. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Geology, Earth & Marine Sciences.

Currently, he teaches classes in world regional geography (GY120), Physical Geography I (GY250), landscape and soundscape, GIS, music geography, and urban geography. In the classroom, he is interested in fostering collaborative learning and active participation, field work, and real-world experience and analysis.

Mark Sciuchetti

Education

Ph.D.
August 2019
The Florida State University, Department of Geography
Title: “Sound and Place: An Affective Geography of the Hudson River, New York, USA.”

M.M.
May 2018
The Florida State University, College of Music – Historical Musicology
Thesis Title: “Composing Place in Two Works by Emma Lou Diemer.”

M.A.
May 2015
Columbus State University, Department of History
Thesis Title: “How and Why Patrons of the Arts used Music as a Form of Political Currency from 1780 to 1800.”