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AAG Honors Committee B

(two to be elected)


Julie CidellJULIE CIDELL. Associate Professor of Geography and GIS, University of Illinois. Ph.D. (University of Minnesota, 2003), M.A. (University of Minnesota, 1999), A.B. (University of Chicago, 1997).

Service to AAG and Geography: Editorial board member, The Professional Geographer (2011-present); Editorial board member, Journal of Transport Geography (2011-present); Chair, Transportation Geography Specialty Group (2010-12); Board member, Urban Geography Specialty Group (2010-12); organized sessions from unattached abstracts for national meeting (13 sessions in 2013 and 10 sessions each in 2011 and 2012); Board member, California Geographical Society (2005-2007); Member, Margaret Trussell Scholarship Committee of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (2004-2007); Board member, Transportation Geography Specialty Group (2004-2006); and Student board member, Transportation Geography Specialty Group (2001-2003). Referee for over 25 journals in geography and related fields; reviewer and/or panelist for National Science Foundation and equivalent organizations in the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, and Luxembourg.

Honors and Awards: Fulbright Scholar to Australia (2013-2014) (approved by peer review, funding not available); Beckman Fellow, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois (2012-2013); Finalist, J. Warren Nystrom Award (2005); Dissertation Award, Transportation Geography Specialty Group (2004); and Ralph Hall Brown Award (Best Graduate Student Publication), Department of Geography, University of Minnesota (2003). Major grants from National Science Foundation (2009-12) and Minnesota Department of Transportation/Metropolitan Council (2001-03).

Research and Teaching Interests: Urban geography; urban sustainability and public policy; nature-society relationships; economic geography; green economies; critical transportation studies; spatialities of transportation; GIS; geospatial technologies and society; North America; Europe; and Australia/New Zealand.

Publications: Nearly 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, with journals including Environment and Planning A and CGeoforum, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Journal of Transport Geography, Mobilities, The Professional Geographer, Regional Studies, and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.


Ryan JensenRYAN R. JENSEN. Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, Brigham Young University. Ph.D. 2000, University of Florida; M.S. 1997, Brigham Young University; B.S. 1996, Brigham Young University.

Service to Geography: Chair/Meeting Coordinator, AAG Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Region 2012; Editorial Board member, Applied Geography 2008-present; Co-editor Earth Observation section, Geography Compass 2007-present; Chair of the Publications Committee, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) 2006-2009; Annual meeting Technical Program co-organizer, ASPRS, Sacramento, 2012.

Professional Experience: Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Geology, and Anthropology, Indiana State University 2000-2007; Associate Professor and Professor, Department of Geography, Brigham Young University 2007-2013; Chair, Department of Geography, Brigham Young University 2012-present.

Honors, Awards and Grants: P.I. or Co-P.I. on 12 external grants from federal (e.g., NSF, NASA, USAID-ALO) and state (e.g., Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Utah Department of Natural Resources) agencies. Invited speaker at 16 venues.

Research and Teaching Interests: Geospatial technologies, human-environment interactions, urban forestry, remote sensing and GIS integration, fire ecology, neural networks.

Publications: Author or co-author of 47 peer-reviewed journal articles and 14 book chapters; co-editor of three edited books; co-author of two research books; co-author of an introductory GIS textbook; author of a GIS workbook; co-editor of Springer’s Geotechnologies in the Environment book series.


Burrell MontzBURRELL E. MONTZ. Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment, East Carolina University. Ph.D. (University of Colorado, Boulder, 1980), M.S. (Oklahoma State University, 1975), B.A. (Mary Washington College, 1973).

Service to Geography and AAG.  Chair, Commission on the Status of Women in Geography (2001-2003); Chair, Hazards Specialty Group (1997-1999); Chair, Water Resources Specialty Group (1994-1996), Secretary (1992-1994); Member, SEDAAG Honors Committee (2012); Editorial Board, The Professional Geographer (2000-2004); Representative of AAG on the Board of Directors, Renewable Natural Resources Foundation (2000-2003), Alternate Director, (2004): 1st Vice-President, Gamma Theta Upsilon (2013-2015), 2nd Vice-President (2011-2013); Co-Executive Director, Applied Geography Conferences (2000-2007); Committee on FEMA Flood Maps, National Academy of Sciences (2007-2008); Committee of the National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction System, National Academy of Sciences (2004); Member, American Meteorological Society Board on Societal Impacts (2007-2012) and Liaison to the Board on Higher Education; Coordinator, New York Geographic Alliance (1988-1992); New York Geographic Alliance Regional Liaison (1992-1996); Member, Editorial Boards: The Southeastern Geographer (2007-2012), Slovak Geographical Journal (2006-2012), Environmental Hazards (1999-Present), and Journal of Applied Geography (2008-Present).  

Other Service: International Advisory Board, Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience, University of the West of England (2013-present); Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuarine Program (2012-2015); National Weather Service Assessment Team for the Mother’s Day Weekend tornadoes (2008).

Honors, Awards, and Grants: Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Conference Scholar, Hofstra University Cultural Center (2013); Exemplary Service Recognition, Gamma Theta Upsilon (2010), Distinguished Geographer Award, Pennsylvania Geographical Society (2008); Distinguished Geography Alumni Award, Mary Washington College (2005). P.I. or co-P.I. of over 30 grants totaling $700,000 from NSF, NOAA, NPS, foundations, and private businesses.

Research and Teaching Interests. Natural hazards, especially policy, vulnerability, and mitigation, water resources management, environmental impact analysis.

Publications: Co-author of four books, including Natural Hazards: Integration and Explanation; Co-editor of nine monographs and special issues of journals; Author or co-author of more than 50 book chapters and refereed journal articles (among others, The Journal of Applied Geography, Environmental Hazards, Natural Hazards Review, Environmental Management, and The Journal of Geography); author or co-author of more than 25 refereed proceedings articles, 13 working papers/technical reports, and six encyclopedia articles.


Ann OberhauserANN M. OBERHAUSER. Professor of Geography, Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University. Ph.D. in Geography (Clark University, 1988), M.A. in Geography (Clark University, 1986), B.A. in International Relations (Carleton College, 1981).

Service to Geography: Executive Committee of the International Geographical Union (IGU) Gender Commission (2012-present); Board of Directors of Geographic Perspectives on Women AAG Specialty Group (1991-1993, 1996-1998, 2006-2009); National Council of the AAG (2003-2006); AAG Publications Committee, Chair (2004-2006); AAG Honors Committee (1999-2003); Committee on the Status of Women in Geography (CSWG) in SEDAAG, Member (1990-present); SEDAAG Local Arrangements Committee, Chair (2005-2006); Editorial Board of the Southeastern Geographer (2002-2008); SEDAAG 2002 & 2008 Program Committee; Board of Directors of the Economic Geography Specialty Group of the AAG (1991-1993, 1999-2001); AAG CSWG, Chair (1997-2000); Councilor for the Socialist Geography Specialty Group of the AAG (1996-1998); West Virginia Representative to SEDAAG (1993-1995); SEDAAG Steering Committee (1993-1995).

Honors, Awards and Grants: Fulbright Specialist Program, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (hosted at University of Venda, South Africa–2012); Research Honors Award, Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (2007); Gamma Theta Upsilon, International Geographical Honor Society; National Science Foundation Workshop on the Future of Economic Geography – Global and Local Challenges (1997); Collaborative Workshop on "Space, Race, and Urban Development in South Africa," organized by the International Research and Scholarly Exchange Committee of the AAG, 2002. Research funding from the National Science Foundation, Geography and Regional Science Program, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Northeast Center for Rural and Regional Development; Bourse Chateaubriand, French Cultural Service, grant for U.S. doctoral students for fieldwork in France (1985).

Research and Teaching Interests: Regional development, feminist geography, gender and development, Appalachia, Sub-Saharan Africa, qualitative methodologies, and computer mediated communication.

Publications: Author of over 40 articles and book chapters in journals such as Gender, Place and Culture, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, African Geographical Review, GeoJournal, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Antipode, Environmemt and Planning A, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Journal of Appalachian Studies, Geoforum, Southeastern Geographer, The Professional Geographer, Tijdschrift Voor Economicsche en Sociale Geografie, Regional Studies, Growth and Change, and Computers in Human Behavior. Co-edited book (with Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo), Global Perspectives on Gender and Space: Engaging Feminism and Development, Routledge Press (2014).