Mark J. Sciuchetti Jr.

Associate Professor of Geography
209 Martin Hall

Mark Sciuchetti, Associate 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 business, history, musicology, and ethnomusicology. 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; the use of Business Analytics and Consumer clustering to engage nonprofits in marketing, heritage tourism and indigenous representation in Ohio; historical GIS and mapping of Moravian communities; Political Mapping of United States Elections; Soundscapes of the Grateful Dead, Mapping the Place and Time of Charles Ives' music; and sound reconstruction of the Apalachee and Spanish musical culture of Mission San Luis in Tallahassee, FL; and the soundscapes of Wakulla Springs, FL. He has received grants for his soundscape research from Florida State University, the Society for American Music, the National Park Service and Jacksonville State University.Currently, he teaches undergraduate classes in Digital Mapping and GIS (GY208), Physical Geography I (GY250), Music, Geography, and graduate classes in Geospatial Programming (GIS419), Spatial Statistics (GIS517), Business Analytics (GIS570) along with many graduate special topics courses. In the classroom, he is interested in fostering collaborative learning and active participation, field work, and real-world experience and analysis.

Mark Sciuchetti

Courses Taught

  • GY120 – World Regional Geography
  • GY208 - Intro to Digital Mapping and GIS
  • GY220 - Human Geography
  • GY250 – Physical Geography I
  • GY251 – Physical Geography II
  • GY406 – Music Geography
  • GY466 – Cultural Geography
  • GIS419 – Geospatial Programming
  • GIS517 – Spatial Statistics
  • GIS540 - Site Location Analysis
  • GIS570 - Business Analytics
  • GIS570 – Crime Mapping
  • MU233 - Introduction to Music


August 2019
The Florida State University, Department of Geography
Title: “Sound and Place: An Affective Geography of the Hudson River, New York, USA.”
Advisor: Dr. Victor Mesev, Harrison V. Chase Distinguished Professor of Geography

May 2024
Jacksonville State University, College of Business and Industry

May 2018
The Florida State University, College of Music – Historical Musicology
Thesis Title: “Composing Place in Two Works by Emma Lou Diemer.”
Advisor: Dr. Denise Von Glahn, Curtis Mayes Orpheus Professor of Musicology

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.”
Advisor: Dr. Neal McCrillis, Columbus State University

Academic & Research Interests

Sound studies, Urban geography, Cultural geography, Geomarketing, Business Analytics, Audio-archaeology, Musical Descriptions of the Landscape and Geo-humanities.

Other Responsibilities

  • Secretary of the Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers (SEDAAG)
  • Track Chair and Editor for the Atlantic Marketing Association
  • JSU Faculty Senate, Senator
  • Reviewer for The Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing
  • Reviewer for The Geography Teacher

Publications and Presentations

Digital ScholarshipAnniston Civil Rights Movement Story MapsFunded by The City of Anniston, AL/National Park Service Soundscapes of the Hudson River Publications (ORCID 0000-0003-1264-1158)Sciuchetti, M. (2022). Mapping, Fieldwork, and the Moravian Archives. Journal of Moravian History, 22(2): 194-205. doi: Sciuchetti, M., Huang, J. (2022). Permission-based Marketing: Using GIS to Create Information Visualizations for Nonprofit Organizations. Proceedings of the Atlantic Marketing Association., S., Sciuchetti, M., Bani, R., and Zabanal, L. (2021). Reconstructing the Sonic History of Mission San Luis de Talimali. In T.M. Peres & R.A. Marrinan (Eds.), Unearthing the Missions of Spanish Florida. Gainesville: University of Florida Press.Sciuchetti, M., and Huang, J.(2021). The Interface of GIS and Marketing: Utilizing Mobile app data and Heatmaps to Investigate Consumer Clustering Shopping Behavior. Proceedings of the Society for Marketing Advances (SMA).Sciuchetti, M., Huang, J., Cunningham, B.J. (2021). Using Location Tracking and GIS tools to Investigate Customers’ Cluster Shopping Behavior. Proceedings of the Atlantic Marketing Association.Holstein, H. O. and Sciuchetti, M. (2021) What is Sound Archaeology? How Is This Methodological Approach Currently Being Applied to Prehistoric Sites in Northeast Alabama? Stones and Bones, 63(2): 4-9.Sciuchetti, M. (2021). Physical Geography I Lab Manual. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.Sciuchetti, M. (2020). Listening to our Environments: Soundscape Analysis in Geographic Research. Geol Earth & Mar Sci, 2(1): 1-3.Von Glahn, D. and Sciuchetti, M. (2019). A New or Another Sound Map: Annea Lockwood and Mark Sciuchetti Listen to the Hudson River. Ecomusicology Review, 7.