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(one to be elected)

Ken Foote

KEN FOOTE. Professor and Head, Department of Geography, University of Connecticut. Ph.D. and M.A. (University of Chicago) and B.A.-Honors (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

Service to AAG and 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 Long-Range Planning Committee (2013-2016); Chair, AAG Commission on College Geography II (2000-2002); Editorial board, PG (1997-2000), Journal of Geography (2000-present), and Journal of Geography in Higher Education (1999-present); Chair, AAG Honors Committee (2008, 2016); North American editor, Journal of Geography in Higher Education (1998-2002); and Editor, Pathways monograph series, NCGE (2000-2004).

Awards, Honors, Grants: AAG Fellow (2017); AAG Susan Hardwick Excellence in Mentoring Award (2016); NCGE Distinguished Mentor Award (2013); University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), Education Award (2013); Royal Geographical Society, Taylor and Francis Award (2012); AAG Honors (2005); AAG J. B. Jackson Prize (1998); Fulbright Fellowship (1998-1999); U Texas at Austin President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award (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 have worked as co-PI on several projects on enhancing graduate education, leadership development, and diversity in geography.

Research and Teaching Interests: 1) American and European landscape history, focusing on public memory and commemoration; 2) cartography and geographic information science particularly web-based approaches to data visualization; and 3) geography in higher education particularly instructional technologies, professional development for graduate students and early career faculty, and leadership development.

Publications: My major works include Shadowed Ground: America's Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy (2003) as well as many co-authored or co-edited books including Narrating Space / Spatializing Narrative: Where Narrative Theory and Geography Meet (2016); 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). I have also published many articles and book chapters on these and related topics.  


Julie A. Winkler

JULIE A. WINKLER. Professor of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University. Ph.D. (University of Minnesota), M.S. (University of Minnesota), and B.S. (University of North Dakota).

Service to AAG and Geography. AAG President (2013-2014); Member and Chair, AAG Nominating Committee (2009); Member, AAG Publications Committee (2007-2009); Member, AAG Affirmative Action and Minority Status Committee (2006-2007); Member, AAG Honors Committee (2004-2005); Co-Chair, AAG Membership Committee (2002-2006); AAG Secretary (1999-2001) and National Councillor (1998-2001); Chair, Climate Specialty Group (1992-1994); Associate Editor, Annals of the Association of American Geographers (1996-2000); Editorial Board, Annals of the Association of American Geographers (2011-2016 , 2000-2009, 1993-1996); Editorial Board, Professional Geographer (2005-2010);

Honors, Awards, Grants: AAG Ron F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors (2017); AAG Climate Specialty Group Lifetime Achievement Award (2016); American Meteorological Society Charles Franklin Brooks Award (2010); Alumni Award, Department of Geography, University of North Dakota (2009); Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (2005); Fulbright Senior Specialist, University of Silesia, Poland (2003); Research grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USDA Forest Service, U.S. Department of Energy, NATO.

Research and Teaching Interests: Synoptic and applied climatology, climate scenario development and evaluation, potential impacts of regional climate change on agriculture and natural resources, climate of the Great Lakes region and Midwest.

Publications: Author and co-author of over 100 journal publications and book chapters and editor of one book. Publication venues include: Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Climate Research, Climatic Change, Environmental Management, EOS, Geography Compass, International Journal of Climatology, International Journal of Biometeorology, International Journal of Wildland Fire, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Journal of Climate, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of Great Lakes Research, Nature Climate Change, Physical Geography, PLOS One, Scientific Reports, Weather and Forecasting, among others.