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AGS Lecturer Biographies [2003 Tours]
Dr. Vincent Malmström is Professor Emeritus of Geography at Dartmouth College, where he taught for over twenty years. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Michigan, and received a Fulbright grant for advanced graduate work at the University of Oslo. The author of numerous books and journal articles, he has also published essays in such publications as Nature, Time, and Science Digest. Dr. Malmström has been the recipient of many research grants and has done fieldwork worldwide. Dr. Malmström's travels have taken him to New Zealand, Australia, the South Pacific, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Eastern and Western Europe, Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean and points in between. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. An immensely popular lecturer and host, Dr. Malmström has lectured on a number of American Geographical Society trips, as well as on previous voyages to New Zealand and Australia. He is a Fellow of the AGS, and has contributed to the AGS' Geographical Review.
Dr. Chris Drake specializes in the cultural, political, and environmental geography of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, and has traveled extensively throughout these regions, as well as throughout Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. She is interested in the use and management of world resources, and in the forces that both bind and tear countries apart. Dr. Drake has published a number of books and articles, and has presented numerous professional papers. She is Professor of Geography at Old Dominion University, where she has taught for more than twenty years in the Department of Political Science and Geography. Dr. Drake has won several awards for excellence in teaching throughout her career, and has led and lectured on travel programs worldwide, including a voyage around the world with the Semester-At-Sea program on which she taught and organized field trips. Dr. Drake has done fieldwork in numerous countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. She has lived in the U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Sudan, and Indonesia, and was a Fulbright Fellow in Indonesia in 1996. Dr. Drake earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Geography from Rutgers University, and her B.A. (with first class honors) and honorary M.A. in Geography from Oxford University. She is an active member of the American Geographical Society, and has written for the AGS' Geographical Review and FOCUS on Geography magazine.
Professor Dorothy Drummond has crammed a world of travel into her years as an author and an educator. She has merged and shared her love of history and geography in her travels on six continents, including visits to our destinations in Thailand and Hong Kong. Over the course of her career she taught World Regional Geography at the high school, college, and university levels. Professor Drummond has recently retired from teaching at both Indiana State University and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Early in her career she spent a Fulbright year in Burma, and six months traveling from Rangoon through India, the Middle East, and Europe. She has crossed Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and she has traveled by rail across China, into Inner Mongolia and through the Gobi Desert. She has written several textbooks on World Geography, is a past president of the National Council for Geographic Education, and is a member of the Association of American Geographers. Professor Drummond's book Holy Land: Whose Land? was published in spring 2002. She continues to lecture on various continents for several study tours each year, and to fill in the blank spaces on her personal world map. Professor Drummond is a Fellow of the American Geographical Society, has served on its staff, and has contributed to the AGS' Ubique and FOCUS on Geography magazines.
Drs. Tom McKnight and Joan Clemons are the top specialists on Australia in the U.S. geographical community. Dr. McKnight received his Bachelors degree from Southern Methodist University, his Masters from the University of Colorado and his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin. He was a professor of geography for nearly forty years, and is currently Professor Emeritus of Geography at UCLA. He is the recipient of a Fulbright and an American Philosophical Society grant for research in Australia. Among his many awards, he received the Australia-International Medal from the Institute of Australian Geographers in 2001. He is the author of numerous publications and several full-length texts on Australia and the surrounding region, including Australia's Corner of the World, The Outback: Australia's Tropical and Arid Center and West, and Australia. He has done extensive research in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific for more than forty years. Dr. McKnight is a Fellow of the AGS and has contributed many articles to the AGS' Geographical Review. Dr. Clemons earned her B.A and M.A. in Geography, as well as a B.S. in Geology, from UCLA, and earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Minnesota. She has taught a variety of subjects, including classes in the Earth Sciences department of Los Angeles Valley College, where she chaired the department from 1989-1995. She has held several professional positions, including President of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Chair of the Nominating Committee for the California Geographical Society, and Principal Investigator of the GLOBE project at UCLA. Her research interests include cultural and environmental perception in the Pacific Islands, and she has conducted research around the world, including in Australia, Micronesia and Polynesia. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Distinguished Teaching in Geography from the California Geographical Society and the Jan Monk Service Award for Geographic Perspectives on Women from the Association of American Geographers. Drs. McKnight and Clemons are currently conducting research in the Australian Outback, and look forward to introducing our group to its wonderful and unique geography.
Geographer Dr. Neal Lineback has published numerous articles on physical and human patterns in the Mississippi River basin, and is widely recognized for his long-running syndicated newspaper column, Geography in the News, which has won national acclaim. The column analyzes breaking news stories and provides for them integrated, in-depth geographic backgrounds. Since 1987, more than 600 of his columns have appeared in newspapers, professional newsletters, and journals. Since 1999, his weekly columns have been posted on the Internet by Maps.com in Santa Barbara, CA, and have been distributed in more than 1,000 classrooms. Dr. Lineback has taught at the University of Alabama and at Appalachian State University, serving as Chair of the Department of Geography at both institutions. He is a Fellow of the American Geographical Society, and his columns have appeared in AGS' FOCUS on Geography magazine. The AGS maintains an index for his Geography in the News columns. Dr. Lineback has lectured at numerous institutions and venues on such wide-ranging topics as human-physical geographic patterns, resource and environmental issues, human conflicts, and economic and political issues. His topics on this trip will deal with issues along the Mississippi, including the delta, floods, people and culture, agriculture, and industry.
Dr. Harley Jesse Walker is Boyd Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University. His research interests include alluvial and coastal morphology and geomorphology, including the human modification of coastlines in Europe. Dr. Walker has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the First Distinguished Career Award in Geomorphology (AAG, 1989), his election as First Fellow of the International Association for Geomorphology (1989), and an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Uppsala, Sweden (1986). His publications include more than 150 books, monographs, research reports, and articles. Some of his more recent titles are Engineered Coasts (with three others, 2002), When and Where Rivers Meet the Sea (2001), Global Change and the Arctic (1999), Arctic Deltas (1998), Coastlines and Artificial Structures (1994), and The Evolution of Geomorphology (with W. Grabau, 1993). Dr. Walker, while serving as a Liaison Scientist with the Office of Naval Research, spent time in The Netherlands and the other low countries of Europe. Among his lectures will be one or two dedicated to the water problems faced by low-country dwellers, and the techniques used to cope with them. He is a long-time Fellow of the American Geographical Society and contributor to its journals, and he has lectured on many previous AGS trips.
Dr. David J. Keeling is a Professor and Head of the Department of Geography and Geology at Western Kentucky University. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Geography from the University of Oregon. Dr. Keeling's research interests include regional development, urban change, global economics, and European integration and expansion. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban and development geography and has published numerous books, articles, and reviews. Dr. Keeling lectures widely, and is very active in professional organizations. His travels include over 175 countries (approximately 2.5 million miles) through Europe, the Americas, the C.I.S., the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Dr. Keeling is currently a Councilor and the Webmaster of the American Geographical Society, and he has lectured on AGS-sponsored trips since 1995. On this trip, Dr. Keeling will discuss themes and topics ranging from European Integration and Expansion, the Creation of the Nation-State, the new Urban Landscapes of Europe, to Spain and the New World.
Dr. Edmunds V. Bunkse is an Associate Professor of cultural geography at the University of Delaware, and an Adjunct Professor of Earth and Geographical Sciences at the University of Latvia. He earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley, and an A.B. in Geography from Syracuse University. Dr. Bunkse has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Latvia, and was a Fulbright Scholar to Sweden and England (1983) as well as to Latvia (1990). He specializes in geographic thought, in the aesthetics and ethics of landscapes, and in landscapes and national identity. Dr. Bunkse has taught courses in the historical geography of Europe, directed the University of Delaware's London Program in 1991, and has led student study tours to continental cities and to Edinburgh. He is a contributing member of The Permanent European Conference for the Study of Rural Landscapes. In 1998 Dr. Bunkse represented the U.S. at the NATO-sponsored Geo-Political Colloquium on the future security of Europe (with representatives for Western and Eastern Europe, including Russia) in Garmisch, Germany. Dr. Bunkse has authored a book and numerous articles for American and European publications, and has given dozens of lectures and seminars in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, and Russia. He is a member of the Fulbright Association, a Fellow of the American Geographical Society, and a regular contributor to AGS publications.
Dr. Susan Hardwick is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Oregon. She specializes in the cultural and historical geography of North America. Her ongoing research is in urban cultural geography, focusing on the geography of immigration and the various ethnic groups that comprise the populations of Canada and the U.S., especially in the Canadian and American West. Dr. Hardwick has been a professor of courses in the geography of North America for more than two decades. She is the co-author of a university-level Prentice Hall textbook on North American geography (forthcoming, 2003), and since the early 1990s has published three scholarly books and a long list of journal articles on issues related to the ever-changing urban and cultural patterns and demographic diversity of North America. Dr. Hardwick received the "Statewide Outstanding Professor Award" from the California State University system (1995) and holds numerous awards for excellence in teaching. She is widely traveled in North America, Europe, and Asia, and has done fieldwork in a dozen countries. Dr. Hardwick is a Councilor and Fellow of the American Geographical Society, and is a member of the Editorial Selection Committee for the AGS' FOCUS on Geography magazine.
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