I am a Professor of Geography in the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and
I teach a diverse group of courses which support the Geoscience-Geography curriculum
and other degree programs at UT Martin.
These courses include:
GEOG 151 - Intro to World Regional Geography: North America, Europe, and Russia
GEOG 152 - Intro to World Regional Geography: Africa, Asia, and Latin America
GEOG 202 - Intro to Cultural Geography
GEOG 210 - Methods in Geoscience
GEOG 365 - Tennessee’s Geologic and Cultural Landscapes
GEOG 380 - Geography of North America
GEOG 461 - Economic Geography
GEOG 462 - Political Geography
GEOG 471 - Cartography
GEOG 491 - Special Topics in Geography
For more information about these courses and my general policies, please click on
the links shown on the left.
I have been on staff at UT Martin since the mid-1990’s and served as the chair of
the former Dept. of Geology, Geography, and Physics between 2002 and 2009. During
the 2013-2014 academic year, I was the President of the UT Martin Faculty Senate.
In Spring 2017, I received a Teaching Award of Merit from the North American Colleges
& Teachers of Agriculture. Some of my most recent or current service posts include:
The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees (voting member)
The University of Tennessee Cumulative Performance Review Study Group
University Faculty Council
Tennessee Historical Commission State Review Board
UT Martin Honors Council
RESEARCH & APPLIED INTERESTS:
My past or active research projects include:
The cultural landscapes of American colleges and universities
Historical representations of Reelfoot Lake
The history and geography of the American lodging industry
Energy-impacted communities of the Rocky Mountain region
I also do custom cartographic work for others on occasion. My commissioned maps
have been published in about a dozen books, scholarly journals, booklets, and brochures.
Currently, I am working on a series of maps for Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls and Dr.
Steven Carls’ new book, Europe from War to War: 1914 - 1945 (Routledge 2018).