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 AAG Honors Committee B

(two to be elected)

ERIC J. FOURNIER. Professor and Department Chair, Department of Geography, Samford University. PhD (University of Georgia, 1996), M.A. (1990, University of Georgia), B.S. (Journalism/Geography, Syracuse University, 1986).

Teaching/Research Interests: urban/economic geography, geography education, spatial thinking.

Professional Experience: Samford University,Department Chair, 2002-2011; Associate Profes­sor, 2002-2008; Assistant Professor, 1997-2002; University of Alabama Birmingham, Adjunct Appointment, 2002-2010. Kennesaw State University, Instructor, 1993-1996, University of Georgia, Temporary Assistant Professor, 1996-97

Service to Geography: Chair, AAG Commission on College Geography. Vice-President for Research, National Council for Geographic Education. Editorial Board, Journal of Geography. Editorial Board, Journal of Geography in Higher Education. Representative to GENIP (Geography Education National Implementation Project). Project Advisor, SPACE (Spatial Perspectives and Curriculum Enhancement, UC Santa Barbara). Many committees for Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) including Secretary/Newsletter Editor and Local Arrangements Chair for annual meeting (SEDAAG 2010 Birmingham). Workshop Leader, Geography Faculty Development Alliance. Active participant in International Network for Teaching and Learning Geography in Higher Education (INLT). Strategic Planning Committee, Alabama Geographic Alliance.

Awards and Grants: Distinguished University Teaching Award, NCGE;Honorary Life Member, University of Georgia Rugby Club;Academic Excellence and Geographic Information Sciences (AEGIS) Project, NSF-DUE-funded; Samford University Problem-based Learning Grant, Pew Charitable Trusts; AAG/NSF Travel Award to attend IGU meeting in Tunisia. Rotary International Group Study Exchange Team to India.

Publications: Approximately 30 publications including articles in Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Journal of Geography, Southeastern Geographer, Journal of General Education, Planet, and Academic Exchange Quarterly. Chapter on active learning in Aspiring Academics (AAG EDGE project). 

SARAH J. HALVORSON. Associate Professor of Geography, The University of Montana, Missoula. PhD (University of Colorado, 2000), M.A. (University of Colorado, 1995), B.A. (St. Olaf College, 1990).

Research and Teaching Interests: Environmental hazards; water policy and governance; mountain geography; gender and international development; qualitative methods; children’s geographies; regional geographies of the American West, Central Asia and the Caucasus, and South Asia.  

Service to AAG and Geography: Member, Glenda Laws Committee, AAG, 2005-2007; AAG Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division Regional Meeting, Missoula 2002, Local Arrangements Committee Member; International Editorial Board, Mountain Research and Development, 2010; Editorial Board; Pakistan Journal of Geography, 2007-present; Editorial Board, Journal of Mountain Science, 2006-present.

Honors, Awards, and Grants: Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies Senior Fellowship Award (2010); Inland Northwest Research Alliance Grant (Co-PI, 2009-2010); Denali Recent Achievement Award in Mountain Geography (2007); U.S. Department of Education International Research and Studies Materials Program Grant (2006-2009); The Winston and Helen Cox Educational Excellence Award (2004) Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Grant to Kyrgyzstan (2003); Montana Committee for the Humanities (2001); Woodrow Wilson-Johnson & Johnson Grant in Child Health (1999); Fulbright Research Grant to Pakistan (1997-1998).

Publications: Recent articles in Disasters; Health and Place; Journal of Geography; Journal of Geoscience Education; Mountain Research and Development; and The Professional Geographer. Book chapters in Encyclopedia of Geography; Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures; Geographies of Muslim Women: Gender, Religion, and Space; Running on Empty: Pakistan’s Water Crisis; and Teaching about the Islamic World.

Other Professional Experience: Chair, Department of Geography, The University of Montana, Missoula (2006-2007; 2009-present). 

TIM HAWKINS. Associate Professor of Geography, Department of Geography and Earth Science, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. PhD (Geography, Arizona State University, 2004), MA (Geography, Arizona State University, 2001), BA (Geography, Colgate University, 1998).

Teaching and Research Interests: hydroclimatology, urban climatology, three-dimensional visualization as pertains to education, research methods.

Professional Service: Regional Councilor to Gamma Theta Upsilon Geography Honor Society, Executive Board Member of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society, Cooperative Observer for the National Weather Service, Vice President of the Central Pennsylvania Clean Air Board, Representative to the Pennsylvania Environmental Research Consortium, Referee for 10 different journals and 3 different grant competitions. 

Honors and Awards: Jack Benhart Research Award, Shippensburg University (2007, 2010); AAG Climate Specialty Group student paper award (2001, 2003); University Graduate Scholarship, Arizona State University (2001- 2004); Regents Graduate Academic Scholarship, Arizona State University (1999-2001), Charles A. Dana Scholar and Alumnae Memorial Scholar, Colgate University, (1994-1998); several research, curriculum, and travel grants.

Publications: Twenty reviewed publications in journals including the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Climate Research, The Geographical Bulletin, Geophysical Research Letters, International Journal of Climatology, Journal of Applied Meteorology, Journal of Arid Environments, Journal of Climate, and The Professional Geographer. 

JOSEPH PORACSKY. Professor of Geography and Director, Center for Spatial Analysis and Research (formerly Cartographic Center), Portland State University. Ph.D. (University of Kansas, 1984); M.A. (University of Maryland, 1976); B.A. (Clark University, 1968).

Research and Teaching Interests: The urban forest, urban natural resources, cartography, numeric visualization, GIS, public/volunteer involvement, applied remote sensing.

Professional Service: City of Portland Urban Forestry Commission (Member, 1992-2001 and 2009-2012; Chair 1997-2001 and 2010-2012); President, Oregon Academy of Science (1987); Vice President, Oregon Academy of Science (1986); Co-Chair, Geography Section, Oregon Academy of Science (1984-86, 2004-07, 2009- ); Member of Organizing Committee or Chair for more than 11 conferences in Portland area, ranging in size from 120 attendees (Association of Oregon Geographers Annual In-Service) to 2,700 (1987 AAG Annual Meeting, Portland); Member, Board of Directors, North American Cartographic Information Society (2001-03); Member, Editorial Board, Local Environment (1999-2008); Member, Editorial Board, Cartographic Perspectives (1998-2000); Urban Greenspaces Institute, Member, Board of Advisors (2002-present).

Honors and Awards: “Unsung Hero” Award, Office of the Dean of Students (2007); Achievement Award, Columbia Watershed Council (2004); John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2003); Arboriculture Award, Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (2003); Bill Naito Community Trees Award, Portland Parks and Recreation (2002); Mamie Campbell Award, Outstanding Volunteer Contribution, Audubon Society of Portland (1990).

Publications: Author or co-author of 35 articles, chapters, technical reports and maps. Articles and chapters in The Ecological City: Preserving and Restoring Urban Biodiversity; Journal of ArboricultureWildlife Conservation in Metropolitan Environments; Wild in the City: A Guide to Portland’s Natural Areas; Metroscape. Maps include Trees of Laurelhurst Park (2009); South Park Blocks: Portland’s Cultural, Historical and Educational Center (2006); Trees of Couch Park: A Map and Brief Description of the History of One of Portland's Most Unique Urban Parks (1996); Oregon Environmental Atlas (1988). Technical Reports include Metro Portland, Oregon Natural Areas Inventory: Phase 2 - Mapping, Field Surveys and Database Creation; Urban Forest Canopy Cover in Portland, Oregon: 1972 - 2002; Street Trees of Forest Grove, Oregon; Street Trees in the Urban Forest Canopy: Portland, Oregon.