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AAG Honors Committee A

(one to be elected)

Joshua F.J. Inwood

JOSHUA F.J. INWOOD. Associate Professor of Geography and Senior Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute and is affiliate faculty in the Department of African American Studies, The Pennsylvania State University. Ph.D. (University of Georgia), M.A. (Kent State University), B.A. (Michigan State University). 

Service to AAG and Geography: 2016 Associate Director the Graduate Faculty Development Workshop, 2016-Present member of the Harold M. Rose Award Honors Committee, 2015-Present member of the AAG committee to re-envision Diversity in Geography Curriculums, 2013-2016 member of the AAG Publications committee, 2015 Vice-President of the Southeast Division of the American Association of Geographers (SEDAAG), 2010-2012 Secretary of SEDAAG, 2009-2010 Member of the SEDAAG Honors Committee, ad-hoc reviewer for DDRI and National Science Foundation Grants. 

Honors, Awards, Grants: 2016 Stanley Brunn Young Scholar Award from the Political Geography Specialty Group, 2015 Glenda Laws Award, 2013 Junior Faculty Research Award University of Tennessee, 2010 Distinguished Diversity Research Award Auburn University, 2010 National Science Foundation Research Grant, 2005 National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant.

Research and Teaching Interests: At its heart my research seeks to understand the social, political and economic structures that make human lives vulnerable to all manner of exploitations, as well as how oppressed populations use social justice movements to change their material conditions. My research contributes explicitly to the material conditions of peace and justice, and the empowerment of vulnerable populations. Most recently I have worked on the movement to address human wrongs through truth and reconciliation commissions, specifically the burgeoning truth movement within the United States. This National Science Foundation funded research has engaged with a truth and reconciliation commission that took place in Greensboro, N.C., in the late 1990s. While truth processes have been the focal point of academic discourse for at least a decade, the majority of relevant research has examined them outside of a North American context. My research has argued that reconciliation processes in the U.S. not only emerge as a site for producing knowledge about past violent events, but also serve as an important avenue for contemporary political activism. My work has demonstrated how U.S. reconciliation processes link racism and class exploitation with fundamental economic developments that produce violent outcome.

Publications: author of 35 peer reviewed journal articles, one co-edited book, five book chapters and numerous popular press editorials. Publication venues include: Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Progress in Human Geography, Antipode, Social and Cultural Geography, Urban Geography, Environment and Planning A, Environment and Planning D, amongst others.  


Wendy Jepson

WENDY JEPSON. Professor of Geography, Texas A&M University; Ph.D. (Geography, UCLA, 2003), M.A. (Geography, Syracuse University, 1997), B.A.-Honors (Geography, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison,1994).

Service to AAG and Geography: Editorial board member, including, Journal of Land Use Science, The Annals of the American Association of Geographers and Environment and Planning A; ALIGNED AAG Board Member, NSF-AAG Project on Enhancing Diversity in Geosciences; Past board member, Economic Geography Specialty Group; Past chair, AAG Committee on the Status of Women in Geography; Referee for over 30 journals and publishers in geography and related fields; Reviewer and panelist for NSF’s Geography and Spatial Sciences Program; Organizer of 10 paper sessions at the Annual Meeting of the AAG.

Honors, Awards, Grants: U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Brazil (2016-2017, Universidade Federal do Ceara); Enhancing Diversity Award, American Association of Geographers; Research grants from National Science Foundation and a private corporation (NextERA Energy Resources) totaling over $525,000 and internal Texas A&M University awards or grants totaling $100,000; Richard Stadelmen Faculty Senate Service Award, Texas A&M University Faculty Senate; Texas A&M University Montague Teaching Excellence Scholar; Finalist, Nystrom Dissertation Competition.

Research and Teaching: Environmental governance; water security, water, land, and energy systems; human-environment interaction; political ecology; environmental justice; U.S.-Mexico border region and Latin America.

Publications: Published over 22 journal articles and book chapters, edited one book. Articles appear in Annals of the AAG, The Professional Geographer, Antipode, Economic Geography, Environment and Planning A, andGeoforum, among others.


George P. Malanson

GEORGE P. MALANSON. Coleman-Miller Professor, Department of Geographical & Sustainability Sciences, University of Iowa. Ph.D. (UCLA), M.S. (University of Utah), B.A. (Williams College).

Service to AAG and Geography: Program Director, National Science Foundation (2014-2016); other NSF panels; North American Editor, Progress in Physical Geography (2010-2014); Associate Editor, Physical Geography (2006-2014), Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research (2005-2013), Geography Compass (2008-2009); Editorial Boards Annals, American Association of Geographers (2000-present), among others; NIH Social Sciences and Population Studies Study Section, 2005, 2006, 2007-2011; National Research Council, Committee on Research Priorities in Geography at the USGS, 2000-2002; AAG Scientific Freedom & Responsibility Committee, 2007-2010; Nystrom Award Committee, (1990, 1993, 1997); Biogeography Specialty Group, Chair (1997-1999), Board of Directors (1987-89), Student Paper Award Judge (1992, 1996), Student Research Grants Panel (1992, 1994); Mountain Geography Specialty Group, Chair (2006-2007), Secretary-Treasurer (2005-2006), Awards Committee (2002-2005).

Honors, Awards, Grants: AAG Lifetime Achievement Award (2016); Mountain Geography Specialty Group career award (2008); Biogeography Specialty Group career award (2004); Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003); PI on grants from NSF, NASA, USGS.

Research and Teaching: biogeography, physical geography; geographic thought; responsible conduct of research.

Publications: Author of Riparian Landscapes (1993) and author or coauthor of over 180 journal articles, book chapters, and other publications.  Articles appear in Annals of the AAG, Professional Geographer, Progress in Physical Geography, Physical Geography, Applied Geography, Geographical Analysis, Journal of Geography, and Global Ecology & Biogeography.