West Point Dean and Geography Professor discuss innovation and tradition

By Maj. Renee Sanjuan USMA Associate Dean for CommunicationsApril 3, 2024

Tune in to the newest episode of the “Inside West Point: Ideas That Impact” podcast titled “Innovation and Tradition: Dr. Jon Malinowski's Perspective on West Point's Historical Landscape” at bit.ly/INSIDEWP.
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The Dean's Spotlight Podcast Series: BG Shane Reeves, 15th Dean of the Academic Board, USMA, is joined by guest Dr. Jon Malinowski, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at West Point, New York on March 4, 2024.  (U.S. Army Photo by John Pellino/USMA)
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The Dean's Spotlight Podcast Series: BG Shane Reeves, 15th Dean of the Academic Board, USMA, is joined by guest Dr. Jon Malinowski, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at West Point, New York on March 4, 2024.  (U.S. Army Photo by John Pellino/USMA)
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“Innovation is looking at the past through a new lens,” said Dr. Jon Malinowski, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering professor.

Tune in to the newest episode of the “Inside West Point: Ideas That Impact” podcast titled “Innovation and Tradition: Dr. Jon Malinowski's Perspective on West Point's Historical Landscape at bit.ly/INSIDEWP.

During this episode, Malinowski draws on his nearly 30 years of experience as a senior faculty member as he explores the fascinating intersection of history, innovation and geography at West Point.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

  1. How do we find inspiration and meaning from our surroundings? 
  2. How can we leverage new technologies to understand our past? 
  3. What can you expect from Malinowski’s newest book, “The West Point Landscape: 1802-1860”?

Throughout the episode, Malinowski provides a window into his tireless efforts to bring geography — past and present — alive. Tune in to hear more!

Join Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Shane Reeves each month as he takes you behind the scenes to explore the multidisciplinary and applied work being done by the academy’s scholars so you can apply the same lessons to your own leadership development.

From renewable energy and machine learning to geography and character, “Inside West Point” goes beyond the textbook to give you a deeper understanding of the complex issues shaping the modern battlefield. Hear directly from the experts as they make even the most complex topics accessible to a broad audience.

You can find the “Inside West Point: Ideas that Impact” podcast, as well as several other podcasts produced by West Point at https://westpointpress.com/podcasts or on your favorite podcast platform, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. You can also follow on Instagram (@dean.usma), Facebook (Dean of the Academic Board-West Point), Threads (@dean.usma), and X (@DeanUSMA) for updates.

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