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.
Some of my 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 (ex-officio)
Tennessee Historical Commission State Review Board
UT Martin Honors Council (chair)
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.