Nicholls State University


Dr. Joe Tokosh

Title: Assistant Professor of Geography
Department: History and Geography
Office Phone: 985-448-4253
Office Location: 232 Peltier Hall


Ph.D. in Geography (Northern Illinois University)
M.S in Geography and Environmental Planning (Indiana University of PA)
B.A in Geography (Indiana University of PA)


Physical Geography
World Regional Geography
Cultural Geography
Intro to Geographic Info Systems
Hurricanes and Their Impacts
Geography of Louisiana



Tokosh, J. (2022). Mapping Song Lyrics in an Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Course: A Lesson Using ArcGIS online. The Geography Teacher, 19(1): 1-10.

Tokosh, J. & Chen, X. (2022). Delivery by Drone: Estimating Market Potential and Access to Consumers from Existing Amazon Infrastructure. Papers in Applied Geography, 8(1): In Press

Tokosh, J., & Chen, X. (2021). Did the Macy’s in my mall close? Revisiting the closures of Macy’s, Sears, and JCPenney stores. GeoJournal, 1-25.

Tokosh, J., & Chen, X. (2020). The Green and Orange Place That Still Rents Movies: Investigating the Closures of Family Video Movie Stores. The Professional Geographer, 72(4), 618-630.

Tokosh, J. (2020) Netflix Hasn’t Killed Me Yet: The Resilience of Family Video Movie Stores in a Digital and Streaming World at The Pennsylvania Geographer, 58(1), 54-77.

Tokosh, J. (2019). Is the Macy’s in my mall going to close? Uncovering the factors associated with the closures of Macy’s, Sears, and JC Penney stores. Growth and Change, 50(1), 403-423.

Tokosh, J. (2018). You’re dead to me, but should you be? Using a retail database to classify American malls by occupancy and sales and an extended analysis of dead and dying malls. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 28(5), 490-515.

Tokosh, J. (2017). Market Area Delineation: A Classroom Exercise. The Geography Teacher, 14(3), 110-117.

Tokosh, J. (2015) Methods of Identifying Retail Trade Areas: A Comparative Analysis of Three Techniques. The Pennsylvania Geographer 53 (2), 107-123