Association of American Geographers
About AAG Membership Annual Meeting Projects & Programs Education Publications Calendar Of Events Jobs & Careers

Visiting Geographical Scientist Program - Approved Speakers

The following geographers have expressed a willingness to serve as Visiting Geographical Scientists. Speakers have expressed a particular desire to address the topics listed; however, some may be willing to address additional issues. Speakers who are not on the VGSP speaker list are welcome but are subject to GTU/AAG approval. Please confirm their status as a GTU member and forward their vitae to the attention of the VGSP at the Association of American Geographers.


Charles Aiken

Charles S. Aiken  

Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0925 
Voice 423-974-2418, E-mail csaiken@utk.edu

Current research topics: Impact of Civil Rights and Voting Rights
in the Nonmetropolitan South; Redistribution of the American
Black Population; Geography as Revealed in Fictional Literature.


Derek Alderman

Derek H. Alderman
  

University of Tennessee, 303 Burchfiel Geography Building,
Knoxville, TN 37796-0925
Voice 865-974-0406, E-mail dalderma@utk.edu

Current research topics: Geographies of Public Memory; Heritage,
Tourism, and Commemoration; Politics of Culture, Space, and Regional Identity;
Power and Politics of Place Naming; Cultural and Historical Geography of the American South; Geographic Images and Representation of Place; Innovations in Geographic Education; Martin Luther King, Jr. Street Naming. 


Sarah Witham Bednarz

Sarah Witham Bednarz

College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University,
College Station, TX 77843-3148
Voice 979-845-3651, E-mail s-bednarz@tamu.edu

Current research topics: Geography Education; Geography Education Research; Preparing 21st Century Skilled Students; Innovative Teaching and Learning in Geography and The Geosciences; Women in Geography.


Stanley Brunn

Stanley D. Brunn

Department of Geography, University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY 40506-0027
Voice 859-257-6947, Fax 859-323-1969, E-mail brunn@uky.edu

Current research topics: Writing and Publishing as a Professional Geographer; Central Asian Landscapes; Geographies of Religion; Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Mega-engineering Projects; Geographers: The Consummate Professionals.


David Butler

David R. Butler

Department of Geography, Texas State University – San Marcos, San Marcos, TX 78666-4616
Voice 512-245-7977, E-mail db25@txstate.edu

Current research topics: Geomorphology and Biogeography in the Rocky Mountains; Impacts of Environmental Change on Physical Systems; and in general, Geomorphology or Biogeography or The Rocky Mountains general, Geomorphology or Biogeography or The Rocky Mountains.


Barbara Buttonfield

Barbara P. Buttenfield


Department of Geography, CB-260, University of Colorado,
Boulder, CO 80309-0260
Voice 303-492-3618, E-mail babs@colorado.edu

Current research topics: Visualization and Geographic Modeling; Multi-scale Databases; Data Generalization; Information Design and Representation; Mapping Uncertainty; Internet Data Delivery; Interface Design and Usability Evaluation.


Michael Conzen

Michael P. Conzen

Committee on Geographical Studies, University of Chicago,
5828 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Voice 312-702-8308, E-mail m-conzen@uchicago.edu

Current research topics: The Personality of American Cities; American Cultural Landscapes; U.S. Ethnic Homelands; American Pictorial County Atlases; German 'Latin' Colonies in America; Frontier Urban planning in the United States; Explorations in Comparative Urban Morphology (U.S., Brazil, Italy, China); Beginnings of the Modern Wine Industry in Northern California.


Kenneth Corey

Kenneth E. Corey

Department of Geography, Michigan State University,
East Lansing, MI 48824-1117
Voice 517-432-4750, Fax 517-432-1671, E-mail kenneth.corey@ssc.msu.edu

Current research topics: Urban and Regional Technology Planning for Local and Regional Intelligent Development; Planning Practice in the Global Knowledge Economy; The Singapore Model for Information and Communications Technology-based Development; Technology Corridors and Intelligence Corridors in Asia; and Global Information Society; Digital Development.


William Doolittle

William E. Doolittle

Department of Geography and the Environment,
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 7812-1098
Voice 512-4232-1581, E-mail dolitl@mail.utexas.edu

Current research topics: Discoveries and Epiphanies during Fieldwork; the Spanish-Caribbean-Mexican Origins of the North American Cattle Ranching System; American Agriculture before 1492; Ancient and Traditional Water Control Systems in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico.


Roger Downs

Roger M. Downs

Department of Geography, 312B Walker, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802
Voice 814-865-1915, Fax 814-863-7943, E-mail rd7@psu.edu

Current research topics: Spatial Thinking in Geography; Geography Education; Popularization in Geography; Cognitive Mapping; Hendrik van Loon: A Geographic Popularizer; Richard Edes Harrison: Cartographer Extraordinaire.


Caroline Faria

Caroline Faria

Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1697
E-mail cvfaria@austin.utexas.edu

Current research topics: Sub-Saharan Africa (specifically South Sudan); Women's Activism; Nationalism & Gender; Feminist Political Geography; Critical Development & Postcolonial Geographies; Feminist & Critical Race methodologies.


Doug Gamble

Doug Gamble

Department of Geography and Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC 28403
Voice 910-962-3778, E-mail gambled@uncw.edu

Current research topics: Applied Climatology; Coastal and Island Environments; Caribbean and southeastern United States; Climate Change.


Philip Gersmehl

Philip Gersmehl

New York Center for Geographic Learning, 1006N Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York NY 10065
Voice 651-398-7372, E-mail pgersmehl@gmail.com

Current research topics: Geographic Education; Spatial Cognition.


Michael Greenberg

Michael R Greenberg

Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Civic Square, 33 Livingstone Avenue, Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1958
Voice 848-932-2383, E-mail mrg@rci.rutgers.edu

Current research topics: Risk Analysis; Public Health; Environmental Policy; Nuclear Energy Policy; Transportation Security.


Susan Hardwick

Susan W. Hardwick


3615 Glen Oak Drive, Eugene, OR 97405
E-mail susanh@uoregon.edu

Current research topics: Cross-Border Migration; Settlement and Identity at the 49th Parallel; Refugee Settlement and Survival in the Pacific Northwest; American Migration to Canada - Vietnam Era to Present Day.


John Fraser Hart

John Fraser Hart


Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice 612-625-6080, Fax 612-624-1044, E-mail frase002@umn.edu

Current research topics: The American Landscape; Redundant and Recycled Farmsteads; Population Change in the Upper Lake States; The Modernization of American Agriculture; North American Cultural Landscapes.


Robert Janiskee

Robert L. Janiskee

Department of Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
Voice 803-777-6739, Fax 803-777-4972, E-mail janiskee@sc.edu

Current research topics: Community Festivals as Cultural Expression; History-Themed Tourism and Travel; Event Tourism; Ecotourism;
America’s National Parks.


Harley Johansen

Harley E. Johansen

Department of Geography, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83843
Voice 208-885-2855, Fax 208-885-2855, E-mail johansen@uidaho.edu

Current research topics: How Arctic Communities are Adapting to
Climate Change in Nordic Countries and Russia; Ethnic Integration
in Macedonia's Emerging Market Economy; The Accidental Geographer: How Research Ideas Evolve from Life Experiences.


Peirce Lewis

Peirce F. Lewis

Department of Geography, 307 Walker Building, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802
Voice 814-865-3433, E-mail lewis@ems.psu.edu

Current research topics: The New American City: Recent Changes in American Settlement Forms; American Landscape Tastes; The Making of Vernacular
Landscape Tastes: The case of SUNSET and SOUTHERN LIVING; The Midwest: America’s Home-made Utopia; Images of American Landscapes; The American Character Reflected in Art and Advertising.


Robert McMaster

Robert B. McMaster

Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Voice 612-625-6080, E-mail mcmaster@umn.edu

Current research topics: Cartographic Generalization; Risk Assessment and GIS; GIS and society.


Don Mitchell

Don Mitchell

Department of Geography, Syracuse University, 144 Eggers Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-1020
Voice 315-443-2605, E-mail dmmitc01@maxwell.syr.edu

Current research topics: Cultural Geography; Historical Geography; Labor; Social Theory; Marxist Approaches to Geography; Public Space.


Ines Miyares

Ines M. Miyares

Department of Geography, Hunter College, 695 Park Ave,
New York, NY, 10065
Voice 212-772-5443, E-mail imiyares@hunter.cuny.edu

Current research topics: Population/Social Geography, Immigration and Refugee Policy, Urban Ethnic/Cultural Geography, Latin America, Geographies of Hawaii. 


Burrell Montz

Burrell E. Montz

Department of Geography, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858
Voice 252-328-6230, E-mail montzb@ecu.edu

Current research topics: Natural Hazards Vulnerability, Policy
and Mitigation; Social Science Applications to Meteorology; Water Resources Planning and Management.


John Morgan

John M. Morgan III

Center for Geographic Information Science, Towson University,
8000 New York Rd, Towson, MD 21252
Voice 410-704-2964, E-mail jmorgan@towson.edu

Current research topics: GIS Education; Geographic Information Systems


William G. Moseley

William G. Moseley

Department of Geography, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN 55105-1899
Voice 651-696-6126, E-mail moseley@macalester.edu

Current research topics: Human-environment and development geographer with research interests in political ecology, tropical agriculture, food security, land tenure, rural development and Africa.


Darrell Napton

Darrell Napton

Department of Geography, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007-0648
Voice 605-688-4511, E-mail Darrell_Napton@sdstate.edu

Current research topics: Agricultural Geography in California and the Corn Belt; Recent Changes in United States Land Use and Land Cover; Driving Forces of U.S. Land Use Change.


Duane Nellis

M. Duane Nellis

Office of the President, 150 Administration Building, Box 42005, Lubbock, Texas 79409-2005
Voice 806-742-2121, E-mail pres.webmaster@ttu.edu

Current research topics: Environmental Constraints; Information Technology Applications in Botswana.


Philip Pryde

Marie Price


Department of Geography, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20052-0042
Voice 202-994-6187, E-mail mprice@gwu.edu

Current research topics: Migration; Latin America; Globalization; Geographic Education; Immigrant Integration; Immigrant Entrepreneurship; Diasporas; Global Cities.


Philip Pryde

Philip R. Pryde


Department of Geography, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182
Voice 619-594-5525, E-mail ppryde@mail.sdsu.edu

Current research topics: Biodiversity Protection in the Post-Soviet Russian Federation; California's Salton Sea: Migratory Lifeline or America's Dead Sea.


Antony Orme

Anthony R. Orme

Department of Geography, University of California,
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1524
Voice 310-825-1071, E-mail orme@geog.ucla.edu

Current research topics: Quaternary Environments (Climate Change, including Ocean and Lake Changes); Coastal Environments (Barrier-Lagoon Systems, Dunes and Wetlands); Watershed Geomorphology and Management; The Physical Geography of Africa.


Jonnell Robinson

Jonnell Allen Robinson

Department of Geography, Syracuse University, 144 Eggers Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-1020
Voice 315-443-4890, E-mail jdallen@syr.edu

Current research topics: Community Geography; Participatory GIS; Engaged Scholarship; Medical Geography; Urban Geography.


David Rutherford

David J. Rutherford

Department of Public Policy Leadership, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677
Voice 662-915-1337, E-mail druther@olemiss.edu

Current research topics: Geography of Religions and Belief Systems; Geography Education; Global Environmental Issues; Geography of the Colorado Plateau; Major Forces of Change in the Contemporary World; Climate change; Geography of Southern California and the Channel Islands.


Rickie Sanders

Rickie Sanders

Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University, 309 Gladfelter Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Voice 215-204-5650, E-mail rsanders@temple.edu

Current research topics: Critical Geography Education (Learner
Centered Education, Engaging Students in Geography Classrooms, Critical Inquiry around Geographical Issues); Urban Geography (Public Space, Visualizing the Urban Environment, Framing Globalization); Photography and Visual Analysis as a means of Understanding the Urban Landscape (Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy, Reflections and Juxtapositions, Dialogues, Gender). 


Gary Shannon

Gary W. Shannon

Department of Geography, University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY 40605-0027
Voice 606-257-2931, E-mail gwshan00@pop.uky.edu

Current research topics: Telemedicine: Restructuring the Medical Care Landscape in the 21st Century; GIS Applications in Health Care Planning; The Geography of Mental Health Care: From Street to Asylum to Street once again; New and Re-emerging Infectious and Contagious Diseases.


Waldo Tobler

Waldo R. Tobler


Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Voice 805-893-3663, E-mail tobler@geog.ucsb.edu 

Current research topics:  Global Demography; Map Projections;
Migration Studies; Analytical Cartography; Computational Geography.

(Can only travel to places that can be reached in reasonable time by driving in the western United States)


Rebecca Torres

Rebecca Torres

Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1200, Austin, TX 78712
Voice 512-232-1580, E-mail rebecca.torres@austin.utexas.edu

Current research topics: Migration; Rural Development; Agriculture; Gender; Tourism; Activist Scholarship.  


Antoinette M.G.A. WinklerPrinsAntoinette WinklerPrins

Department of Geography, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824
Voice 517-515-3665, E-mail antoinet@msu.edu

Current research topics: Amazonian Dark Earths and the Implications for the Conservation and Development of the Region; Political Ecology as a Framework for Development; From Channels to Gardens: Anthropogenic Landscapes of Amazonia; Historical Geography of Jute Cultivation in the Amazon; Home Garden; Social Networks and Agrodiversity; Local Soil Knowledge; Urban Agriculture.


Leon YacherLeon Yacher

Department of Geography, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515-1355
Voice 203-392-5825, E-mail yacher@southernct.edu

Current research topics: Central Asia; History of Geography in Latin America; Latin America; Connecticut Geography.