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AAG Honors Committee A

(one to be elected)

CRAIG E. COLTEN. Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography, Louisiana State University. Ph.D. (Syracuse University 1984), M.A. (Louisiana State University 1978), B.A.(Louisiana State University 1974).

Research and Teaching Interests: Historical geography, environmental geography, hazards, water resources, and the American South. 

Service to AAG: Nystrom Award Committee (2009-10); Secretary (2007-2009); Southwest Regional Councillor (2006-2009); Local Arrangements Committee, New Orleans meeting (2003); Historical Geography Specialty Group, Chair (1995-9), Councillor (1987-89); Employment Opportunities and Career Development Committee (1998-2000), Chair (2000-2004).

Other Professional Service: Editor, Geographical Review (2007-present); U. S. Department of Interior, Strategic Sciences Working Group (2010-present); Local Arrangements Chair, American Society for Environmental History (2007); Co-Editor, Historical Geography (1999-2006); Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council (1990-93), plus numerous editorial boards.

Honors and Awards: Carl O. Sauer Professorship, LSU; Lindsay O’Connor Professor of American Institutions, Colgate University, visiting distinguished professor (2009); AAG Media Achievement Award (2006); J.B. Jackson Prize (2006.); Fred B. Kniffen Book Award (2006); Towner Award, Illinois Humanities Council (1989).

Publications: Sole author: Perilous Place and Powerful Storms: Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana (University Press of Mississippi 2009); An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature (LSU Press 2005); Co-author/editor: Centuries of Change: Transforming New Orleans and Its Environs (University of Pittsburgh Press 2000); The Road to Love Canal: Managing Industrial Wastes Before EPA (University of Texas Press 1996); The American Environment (Rowman and Littlefield 1992); plus articles in the Geographical Review, the Professional Geographer, Urban Geography, Environmental History, Journal of Southern History, the Journal of Historical Geography, Technology and Culture, American Anthropologist, and Natural Hazards.

SUSAN W. HARDWICK is Professor of Geography at the University of Oregon. PhD (University of California, Davis, 1986), MA (California State University, Chico, 1974), BS (Slippery Rock University, 1968).

Research and teaching interests: Urban, Cultural, and Social Geography focusing on immigration, identity, and cultural landscapes in North America; geographic education.

Service to AAG: Elected member - Nominations Committee (2009-10, 2006-07) and Honor’s Committee (2002-04); appointed member - J.B. Jackson Book Award Committee (2002-2010), and Committee on Committees, Geography Education Materials Development Committee, Committee on the Status of Women; AAG Regional Councillor for the Association for Pacific Coast Geographers.

Honors, Awards, and Grants: Honors and awards: Gilbert Grosvenor Honors for Geographic Education, Association for American Geographers; Distinguished Scholar Award, AAG Ethnic Geography Specialty Group; National Outstanding Mentor Award, National Council for Geographic Education; Statewide Outstanding Professor Award, California State University System. Funded grants: National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, National Geographic Society, National Council for Geographic Education, Government of Canada’s Faculty Research Grant, Texas Endowment for the Humanities, Oregon Council for the Humanities; National Science Foundation Advisory Panel, Geography and Regional Science.

Publications: Books: Twenty-First Century Gateways: Immigrant Incorporation in Suburban America (Brookings Institution, 2008, with A. Singer, C. Brettell); Geography of North America: Environment, Political Economy, and Culture (Prentice Hall, 2008, 2nd edition forthcoming, with F. Shelley, D. Holtgrieve); Mythic Galveston: Re-inventing America’s Third Coast (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002); Geography for Educators (Prentice Hall, 1996, with D. Holtgrieve); Russian Refuge: Religion, Migration, and Settlement on the North American Pacific Rim (University of Chicago Press, 1993) and recent articles in refereed journals such as the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Geographical Review, National Identities, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, and Professional Geographer.