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AAG Honors Committee A

(one to be elected)


Ken FooteKEN FOOTE. Professor of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder; PhD (1982) and MA (1978) (University of Chicago) and BA-Honors (1976) (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

Service to Geography: AAG President (2010-2011), AAG Vice President (2009-2010). AAG National Councilor (2002-2005); President, National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE, 2006); Chair, AAG Commission on College Geography II (2000-2002); Editorial board, PG (1997-2000); Chair, AAG Honors Committee (2008); North American editor, Journal of Geography in Higher Education (1998-2002); Editor, Pathways monograph series, NCGE (2000-2004); VP for Research and External Relations, NCGE (2003-2005). Have served on many projects to enhance diversity within geography.

Honors, Awards, Grants: Royal Geographical Society, Taylor and Francis Award (2012); AAG Honors in Geographic Education (2005); AAG J. B. Jackson Prize (1998), Fulbright Fellowship (1998-1999); President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award (Texas-Austin, 1992); and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1977-1981). Have led a number of NSF grants including The Geographer's Craft (1991-1996) and Virtual Geography Department (1996-1998) projects to develop online instructional materials; the Geography Faculty Development Alliance project begun in 2002 for early career faculty; and am co-PI of the AAG's Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education grants (2005 to present).

Research and Teaching Interests: 1) American and European landscape history; 2) geography in higher education, especially instructional technologies and professional development for early career faculty; and 3) GIScience, especially internet and interactive visualization technologies.

Publications: My major books include Shadowed Ground: America's Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy (1997 and 2003) as well as many co-edited works including Re-reading Cultural Geography (1994), Aspiring Academics (2009); Teaching College Geography (2009); Teaching GIScience and Technology in Higher Education (2012); and Practicing Geography: Careers for Enhancing Society and the Environment (2012). Some recent authored or co-authored articles and chapters: "Memorialization of US college and university tragedies: Spaces of mourning and remembrance"; "Shadowed ground, sacred place: Reflections on violence, tragedy, memorials and public commemorative rituals"; "Historical space as narrative medium: On the configuration of spatial narratives of time at historical sites"; "Toward a geography of memory: Geographical dimensions of public memory and commemoration"; "Creating a community of support for graduate students and early career academics"; "Toward better mentoring for early career faculty"; "Foreign-born scholars in US universities: Issues, concerns, and strategies"; "Graduate education in U.S. geography: Students’ career aspirations and faculty perspectives"; "Rethinking postgraduate geography education in the USA: Issues and concerns" and "War, heritage, tourism, and the centenary of the Great War in Flanders and Belgium."


Audrey KobayashiAUDREY KOBAYASHI. Professor and Queen’s Research Chair, Geography, Queen’s University; , Ontario., PhD (UCLS, 1983), MA (University of British Columbia, 1978), BA (University of British Columbia, 1976).

Service to the AAG: Past President (2012 -), President (2011-12), Vice-President (2010-11); Council member ((2007-10); Associate Editor (1994-2000);  and Editor (2002-2011), Annals of the AAG People Place and Region; Chair, AAG-CAG Liaison Committee; Chair, Urban Geography Specialty Group; Co-Chair, Ethics, Justice, and Human Rights Specialty Group; Board member, Values, Ethics, and Justice Specialty Group; board member, Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group

Other Service: President, Past-President, and Council Member, Canadian Association of Geographers; Canadian delegate to the International Geographical Union; Board member, IGU Commission on Gender and Development; member of most of the committees of the CAG; editorial board member, The Canadian Geographer; Gender, Place, and Culture; Ethics, Place, and Environment; Canadian Association of University Teachers, Equity Committee; Board member, Federation of Humanities and Social Science; Treasurer, Canadian Asian Studies Association.

Honors, Awards: Inducted to the Royal Society of Canada, AAG Lifetime Honors; Award for Service to the Discipline, Canadian Association of Geographers; Canadian Association of University Teachers Sarah Shorten Award; Queen’s University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, W.J. Barnes Teaching Excellence Award; Marion Porter Award for publication; University of Canterbury Erskine Fellowship; Fulbright Fellowship; Aspen Institute Fellowship; Japan Foundation Fellowship; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada research grants and strategic grants.

Research and Teaching Interests: cultural and political geography, immigration, employment, human rights and citizenship, legal geographies, racism, gender.

Publications: Approximately 100 publications on geographical thought,  immigration, anti-racist geographies, gender, Asian-Canadian communities; several edited volumes; coauthored books on youth and development in Asia; articles in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, The Canadian Geographer, The Journal of Geography in Higher Education, The Professional Geographer, Gender, Place and Culture, Urban Geography, Social and Cultural Geography, Antipode and in edited collections such as Geography in America, A Companion to Feminist Geography, A Companion to Cultural Geography. Recent edited volumes include Rethinking the Great White North and Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities.