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Andrew Milson

Name

[Milson, Andrew J]
  • Professor, History
  • Associate Chair, History

Biography

Dr. Andrew Milson specializes in historical geography, human geography, and geography education.  He is currently studying nineteenth-century travel narratives and the acquisition of geographical knowledge in Jeffersonian America.  He is specifically interested in colonial discourses, national identity formation, and cultural encounter. 

Dr. Milson has published extensively in the field of geography education with a focus on teaching and learning with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). His articles have appeared in journals such as Journal of Geography, Social Education, Journal of Educational Research, and Theory and Research in Social Education. His books include International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools (2012), American Educational Thought: Essays from 1640-1940 (2010), and Digital Geography (2008). He has also published textbooks, readers, and curriculum materials with National Geographic Learning.

Andy grew up on the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas where he developed a love for history, geography, Mexican food, and heavy metal music. He and his wife met in college and now have a teenaged son of whom they are very proud. 

Professional Preparation

    • 1999 Doctor of Philosophy in Social Science Education (Geography),  University of Georgia
    • 1995 Master of Education in Secondary Education (Geography),  University of North Texas
    • 1993 Bachelor of Arts in Social Science (Secondary Education),  University of North Texas

Appointments

    • Aug 2010 to Present Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington   Department of History
    • Aug 2005 to Aug 2010 Associate Professor
      University of North Texas   Department of Teacher Education and Administration
    • Aug 2004 to Aug 2005 Associate Professor
      Baylor University   Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    • Aug 2001 to Aug 2004 Assistant Professor
      Baylor University   Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    • Aug 1999 to Aug 2001 Assistant Professor
      Northern Illinois University   Department of Curriculum and Instruction
    • Aug 1998 to Aug 1999 Instructor
      University of Georgia   Department of Social Science Education
    • Aug 1996 to Aug 1998 Teaching Assistant
      University of Georgia   Department of Social Science Education
    • Aug 1993 to Aug 1996 Social Studies Teacher
      Lewisville ISD   Lakeview Middle School

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Jan 2000 to Present Association of American Geographers
  • Membership
    • Aug 1994 to Present National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)

Awards and Honors

    • Apr  2015 Distinguished Teaching Award - Higher Education sponsored by National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)
      Description:

      In recognition for excellence in geography teaching at the university level

    • Oct  2009 Distinguished Service Award sponsored by Texas Alliance for Geographic Education
      Description:

      In recognition for service to the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education

    • Oct  2008 Best Article sponsored by Journal of Geography
      Description:

      In recognition for the article "Internet-based GIS in an inductive learning environment: A case study of ninth grade geography students."

    • May  2003 Faculty Achievement Award sponsored by Baylor University
      Description:

      In recognition for excellence in teaching, research, and service

    • May  2003 Leadership Award sponsored by Baylor University
      Description:

      In recognition for outstanding program leadership

    • May  1998 Outstanding Teaching Award sponsored by University of Georgia
      Description:

      In recognition for outstanding teaching by a graduate teaching assistant

Research and Expertise

  • Historical Geography

    My current project is a monograph entitled Arkansas Travelers: Science, Commerce, and Culture in the Back Country, 1804-1835. In this book I tell the stories of the expeditions of William Dunbar, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Thomas Nuttall, and George William Featherstonhaugh through Arkansas and the surrounding region. These four men visited different parts of Arkansas for different reasons and at different times, but each left behind writings that provide important insights about science, commerce, and culture in this dynamic time and place. Arkansas Travelers will be the first work to analyze the historical geographies of these science travelers as a group and to reveal the scientific, commercial, and cultural legacies of their neglected stories. The book is under contract with University of Arkansas Press.

Publications

      Book Forthcoming
      • Milson, A. J. (under contract). Arkansas Travelers: Science, Commerce, and Culture in the Back Country, 1804-1835. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press.

        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Review 2016
      • Milson, A. J. (2016). [Review of the book Contested Spaces of Early America]. Historical Geography, 44

        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2016
      • Shin, E. K., Milson, A. J., & Smith, T. J. (2016). Future teachers' spatial thinking skills and attitudes. Journal of Geography, 115, 1-8.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Review 2015
      • Milson, A. J. (2015). [Review of the book The True Geography of our Country: Jefferson's Cartographic Vision].  Historical Geography, 43, B12-B13.

        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2015
      • Milson, A. J. (2015). [Review of the book Creating the American West: Boundaries and Borderlands].  Terrae Incognitae, 47 (2) 168-169.

        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2015
      • McPherson, R., King, K., Milson, A. J., & Estes, M. B. (2015). Evaluation of an International Online Learning Initiative in Special Education, In N. Tcherepashenets (Ed.), Globalizing On-line: Telecollaboration, Internationalization, and Social Justice (pp.85-105). Bern: Peter Lang.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • Milson, A. J. & Kerski, J. J. (2015). Around the world with geospatial technologies.  In W. Parker (Ed.), Social Studies Today: Research and Practice (pp. tbd). New York: Routledge.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2014
      • Milson, A. J. (2014). Mapping early American history:  Beyond what happened where.  Social Education, 78 (5) 218-221.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Review 2014
      • Milson, A. J. (2014). [Review of the book Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition].  Historical Geography, 42, 414-415.

        {Exhibition Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Jo, I. & Milson, A. J. (2013). College readiness in geography: A comparison of the perceptions of college professors and high school teachers. Journal of Geography, 112, 193-204

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Demirci, A., Kerski, J.J., & Milson, A. J. (2013).  The global landscape of GIS in education. Journal of Geography, 112 (6), 232-247.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • Milson, A. J. & Kerski, J. J. (2012). Around the world with geospatial technologies. Social Education, 76 (2) 106-109.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2012
      • Milson, A. J., Kerski, J. J., & Demirci, A. (2012). The World at their Fingertips: A New Age for Spatial Thinking. In Andrew J. Milson, Ali Demirci, & Joseph J. Kerski. (Eds.), International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools. New York: Springer.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • Milson, A. J. & Kerski, J. J. (2012). United States of America: Rugged Terrain and Fertile Ground for GIS in Secondary Schools. In Andrew J. Milson, Ali Demirci, & Joseph J. Kerski. (Eds.), International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools. New York: Springer.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • Kerski, J. J., Milson, A. J., & Demirci, A. (2012). The Future Landscape of GIS in Secondary Education. In Andrew J. Milson, Ali Demirci, & Joseph J. Kerski. (Eds.), International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools. New York: Springer.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • Milson, A. J. (2012). Young entrepreneurs: Determining business location. In R. Kolvoord & D. Edelson (Eds.), Investigating your world with MyWorld GIS (pp. 157-171). Washington, DC: National Geographic Society.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2012
      • Milson, A. J., Demirci, A., & Kerski, J. J. (Eds.). (2012). International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools. New York: Springer.
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Review 2012
      • Milson, A. J. (2012). [Review of the book Geography in Secondary Schools: Researching Pupils’ Classroom Experiences]. Research in Geographic Education.

        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • Webster, M. & Milson, A. J. (2011). Visualizing economic development with ArcGIS Explorer. Social Education, 75 (2), 114-118.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2011
      • Milson, A. J. (2011). Sig en la nube: Websig para la enseñanza de la geografía.  Didáctica Geografía, 12 111-124.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2011
      • Milson, A. J. (2011). The cultivation of spatial-civic decision-making through WebGIS. In T. Jekel, A. Koller, K. Donert, & R. Vogler (Eds.), Learning with GeoInformation: Implementing Digital Earth in Education (pp. 12-18).  Berlin: Wichmann.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2010
      • Alibrandi, M., Milson, A. J., & Shin, E. K. (2010). Where we’ve been; Where we are; Where we’re going: Geospatial technologies and social studies. In Richard Diem & Michael J. Berson. (Eds.), Technology in Retrospect: Social Studies’ Place in the Information Age 1984-2009 (pp. 109-132). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2010
      • Milson, A. J., Bohan, C. H., Glanzer, P. G., & Null, J. W. (Eds.). (2010). American Educational Thought: Essays from 1640-1940. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Review 2009
      • Milson, A. J. "Review of the book Teaching Geography." .Education Review, 2009.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • Milson, A. J. & Curtis, M. (2009). Where and why there? Spatial thinking with geographic information systems. Social Education, 73(3), 113-118.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2008
      • Milson, A. J. (2008). Estándares de tecnología geoespacial en los planes de estudios estatales en los Estados Unidos. Research in Geographic Education, 10(1), 60-85.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2008
      • Milson, A. J. & Alibrandi, M. (2008). Critical map literacy and geographic information systems: The spatial dimension of civic decision-making. In P. J. VanFossen & M. J. Berson. (Eds.), The electronic republic: The impact of technology on education for citizenship. (pp. 110-128). West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2008
      • Milson, A. J. (2008). Mapping geospatial technologies in the social studies classroom. In A. J. Milson & M. Alibrandi. (Eds.), Digital geography: Geospatial technologies in the social studies classroom (pp. 303-306). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2008
      • Milson, A. J. & Roberts, J. A. (2008). The status of geospatial technologies in state geography standards in the United States. In A. J. Milson & M. Alibrandi. (Eds.), Digital geography: Geospatial technologies in the social studies classroom (pp. 39-59). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2008
      • Milson, A. J. & Alibrandi, M. (Eds.). (2008). Digital geography: Geospatial technologies in the social studies classroom.. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2007
      • Milson, A. J. (2007). Review of the book Learning and Teaching with Maps. The Professional Geographer, 59(2), 282-284.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2007
      • Milson, A. J. (2007). The return of the native? Questions about geographical knowledge and spatial thinking. Research in Geographic Education, 9(2), 18-22.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2007
      • Milson, A. J. & Earle, B. D. (2007). Internet-based GIS in an inductive learning environment: A case study of ninth grade geography students. Journal of Geography, 106(6), 227-237.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2007
      • Milson, A. J., Gilbert, K. M., & Earle, B. D. (2007). Discovering Africa through Internet-based Geographic Information Systems: A pan-African summit simulation. Social Education, 71(3), 140-145.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2006
      • Milson, A. J. (2006). Local data, global concepts: GIS internet mapping. The Geography Teacher, 3(1), 14-16.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2006
      • Glanzer, P. L. & Milson, A. J. (2006). Legislating the good: A survey and evaluation of character education laws in the United States. Educational Policy, 20(3), 525-550.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Encyclopedia Entry 2006
      • Milson, A. J. (2006). Civic Virtue. In L. R. Sherrod, R. Kassimir, & C. Flanagan (Eds.), Youth Activism (pp. 145-148). Westport, CT: Greenwood.
        {Encyclopedia Entry} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2005
      • Rutherford, D., Milson, A. J., Brand, O., Conrad, A. N., Grode, E., Moore, Z., et al. (2005). Geography in an interdisciplinary environment: Developing research paths. Research in Geographic Education, 7, 48-61.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2005
      • Milson, A. J., DeChano, L. M., Bunch, R. L., Caito, J., & Qiu, X. (2005). GIS in K-12 education: Pedagogical tool or weapon of mass distraction. Research in Geographic Education, 7, 62-73.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2005
      • Milson, A. J. & Toon, M. L. (2005). Resources for teaching about the Texas frontier wars. The Social Studies Texan, 20(3), 67-69.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2004
      • Milson, A. J. (2004). Review of the book Making Community Connections: The Orton Family Foundation Community Mapping Program. Social Education, 68(7), 490.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2004
      • Milson, A. J. & Toon, M. L. (2004). Cultivating historical empathy: The case of the Texas frontier wars. The Social Studies Texan, 20(1), 71-72.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book 2004
      • Milson, A. J., Bohan, C. H., Glanzer, P. G., & Null, J. W. (Eds.). (2004). Readings in American Educational Thought: From Puritanism to Progressivism. Greenwich, CT: Information Age.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2003
      • Milson, A. J. & Eksi, H. (2003). Ogretmenlerin karakter egitiminde yetkinlik duygusu konusunda bir olcme aracina dogru: Karakter egitimi yetkinlik inanci skalasi (KEYIS). Degerler Egitimi Dergisi, 1(4), 99-130.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2003
      • Milson, A. J. (2003). Teachers’ sense of efficacy for the formation of students’ character. Journal of Research in Character Education, 1(2), 89-106.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2003
      • Null, J. W. & Milson, A. J. (2003). Beyond marquee morality: Virtue in the social studies. The Social Studies, 94(3), 119-122.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2003
      • Milson, A. J., Lloyd, T. D., Estes, K., & Mayfield, C. (2003). Where in the world in Lorena, Texas? Enhancing local history projects with technology. Social Education, 67(3), 140-144.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2003
      • Milson, A. J. (2003). Latin America online: Internet resources and web-based lessons. Social Education, 67(3), 169-174.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2002
      • Milson, A. J. (2002). Developing a comprehensive approach to character education in the social studies: Introduction to the special section. The Social Studies, 93(3), 101-102.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2002
      • Milson, A. J. (2002). The Internet and inquiry learning: The integration of medium and method in a sixth grade social studies classroom. Theory and Research in Social Education, 30(3), 330-353.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2002
      • Milson, A. J. & Mehlig, L. M. (2002). Elementary school teachers’ sense of efficacy for character education. Journal of Educational Research, 96(1), 47-53.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2002
      • Milson, A. J. & Chu, B. W. (2002). Character education for cyberspace: Developing good Netizens. The Social Studies, 93(3), 117-119.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2001
      • Milson, A. J. & King, K. P. (2001). Investigating science-technology-society issues with prospective elementary school teachers. The International Social Studies Forum, 1(2), 77-87.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2001
      • Milson, A. J. (2001). Exploring Latin America with WebQuests. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 14(2), P1.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2001
      • Milson, A. J. (2001). Fostering civic virtue in a high-tech world. International Journal of Social Education, 16(1), 87-93.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2001
      • Milson, A. J. & Downey, P. (2001). WebQuest: Using Internet resources for cooperative inquiry. Social Education, 65(3), 144-146.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2001
      • Milson, A. J. & LaComb, S. (2001). World-class sounds: Music, social studies, and the Internet. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 13(4), P1-P2.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2001
      • Milson, A. J., Elish-Piper, L., Downey, P., & Nordstrom, J. (2001). Integrating the curriculum and examining social issues in the sixth grade. In M. Christenson, M. Johnston, & J. Norris. (Eds.), Teaching together: School/university collaboration to improve social studies education (pp. 107-116). Washington, DC: National Council for the Social Studies.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2000
      • Milson, A. J. (2000). Seeking thoughtful dialogue on character education: A rejoinder to Singer. Theory and Research in Social Education, 28(2), 278-279.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2000
      • Elish-Piper, L. & Milson, A. J. (2000). The Harlem-NIU Partnership: Continuing connections. Thresholds in Education, 26(4), 12-18.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2000
      • Milson, A. J. (2000). Creating a curriculum for character development: A case study. The Clearing House, 74(2), 89-93.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2000
      • Milson, A. J. (2000). Social studies teacher educators' perceptions of character education. Theory and Research in Social Education, 28(2), 144-169.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1999
      • Milson, A. J. & Brantley, S. M. (1999). Theme-based portfolio assessment in social studies teacher education. Social Education, 63(6), 374-376.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 1999
      • Milson, A. J. (1999). Teaching character, values, and morality: Approaches of the twentieth century. In G. Blankenship. (Eds.), Looking forward, looking back: Social studies education at the millennium (pp. 2-30). Atlanta, GA: Georgia Council for the Social Studies.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1998
      • Milson, A. (1998). Mental mapping: Today my home, tomorrow the world. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 11(2), P1-P2.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

Presentations

    • November  2016
      A Spatial History of the Arkansas Travel Narratives of Thomas Nuttall and Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, 1818-1819

      Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association, November 2016, Chicago, IL
       

    • April  2016
      Suffering for Science in Louisiana Territory: William Dunbar and Science Travel in Jeffersonian America

      Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 2016, San Francisco, CA

    • July  2015
      Science, Commerce, and Geographical Knowledge: The Ouachita River Expedition, 1804-1805

      Paper presented at the International Conference on Historical Geography, July 2015, London, UK

    • November  2014
      Obstacles and Opportunities for Geospatial Technologies in the Classroom: Case Studies from Five Countries.

      Paper presented in the Panel Session ‘New Works from “Research and Practice”:  Retiring Bloom, Teaching Argument, and Deploying IT Around the World’ chaired by Walter Parker at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies

    • October  2013
      College readiness for human geography: Perceptions of high school teachers and college faculty

      Department of Geography Research Seminar, University of North Texas, Denton, TX., October 2013

      University of Texas at Arlington Department of Curriculum and Instruction Research Brownbag. March 2013

    • August  2013
      Cities and Urban Land Use

      Professional development workshop for geography teachers in the Frisco Independent School District. 

    • August  2013
      Economic Concepts in World Geography

      Professional development workshop for geography teachers in the Arlington Independent School District

    • June  2013
      Geography of Health: Issues, Prospects, and Resources for Teaching

      Professional development workshop for California geography teachers.

    • November  2012
      International Approaches to GIS in Geographic Education

      Texas State University Department of Geography Research Colloquium, November 2012

    • November  2012
      GIS for Historians

      University of Texas at Arlington Department of History Research Brownbag, November 2012

    • October  2012
      College readiness for human geography: Perceptions of high school teachers and college faculty

      Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education

    • October  2012
      Teaching global issues in world cultures and geography

      Session presented with Chris Johnson at the annual meeting of the Texas Council for the Social Studies

    • February  2012
      International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Education

      Panel session presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  Panelists included Andrew Milson, Joseph Kerski, Niem Huynh, Thomas Jekel, Torben Jensen, Osvaldo Muniz, Jan Ketil Rød, Maria Attard, Mary Fargher, and Chetan Tiwari

    • December  2011
      Diverse and engaging activities for interactive middle school geography classrooms

      Session presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C.

    • November  2011
      Around the world with GIS in secondary schools

      Keynote presentation at the University of Texas at Arlington GIS day

    • July  2011
      The cultivation of spatial-civic decision-making through WebGIS

      Paper presented at the Geoinformatics Forum: Learning with Geo-Information Conference

    • June  2011
      Spatial thinking and modern geography

      Keynote presentation at the Spatial Thinking Across the Curriculum Institute, Texas Tech University

    • June  2011
      Maps and spatial data

      Lecture at the Advanced Placement Summer Institute for Geography, University of Texas at Arlington

    • March  2011
      GIS in the cloud: Teaching economic development with ArcGIS Explorer

      Session presented with Megan Webster at the annual GeoTech conference

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Jan 2016 to Aug 2016 Spatial History Research Collaborative sponsored by  - $10000
    • Aug 2010 to Aug 2013 College and Career Readiness Initiative: Faculty Collaborative in Social Studies sponsored by  - $400000
    • Aug 2010 to Aug 2012 Enhancing Access to the Geosciences for English Language Learners in North Texas sponsored by  - $39998
    • Aug 2010 to Aug 2011 Digital Videos of College and Career Readiness Standards-Aligned Social Studies Pedagogy sponsored by  - $40000
    • May 2011 to Aug 2011 Social Studies Teacher Collaborative for College and Career Readiness sponsored by  - $60000
    • Aug 2009 to Aug 2011 College and Career Readiness Initiative: Faculty Collaborative in Social Studies sponsored by  - $715000
    • Jan 2009 to Dec 2009 Pursuit of Extramural Support Travel Fund - National Science Foundation sponsored by  - $1000
    • Jan 2006 to Dec 2006 Enhancing Geography Education through Technology, Grades 6-12 sponsored by  - $15000
    • Jan 2004 to Dec 2006 Crossroads in American History sponsored by  - $924714
    • Aug 2001 to Aug 2002 The Efficacy Beliefs of Teachers for Character Education sponsored by  - $4996
    • Aug 2000 to Aug 2001 Electronic Portfolio Development for Undergraduate Teacher Education sponsored by  - $1000
    • Jan 2000 to Dec 2000 Teacher Efficacy and Character Education sponsored by  - $5590

Students Supervised

  • Doctoral
    • Apr 2015
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      PhD in History, University of Texas at Arlington

      Served on doctoral dissertation committee

    • Apr 2015
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      PhD in Geography, Texas State University

      Served on doctoral dissertation committee

    • Oct 2014

      PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Texas

      Served as committee member

    • Apr 2010

      PhD in Geography, Texas State University

      Served on dissertation committee

    • Apr 2010

      PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Texas

      Served on dissertation committee

    • Apr 2009

      Ed.D in Educational Administration, University of North Texas

      Served on dissertation committee
       

    • Mar 2009

      PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Texas

      Served as chair of dissertation committee

    • Mar 2009

      PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Texas

      Served as chair of dissertion committee

    • Apr 2008

      PhD in Geography, Texas State University

      Served on dissertation committee

    • Apr 2007

      PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Texas

      Served on dissertation committee

    • Apr 2005

      Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Baylor University

      Served on dissertation committee

    • Apr 2005

      Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Baylor University

      Served on dissertation committee

    • Mar 2005

      Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Baylor University

      Served on dissertation committee

    • Mar 2005

      Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction, Baylor University

      Served on dissertation committee
       

    • Apr 2004

      Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Baylor University

      Served on dissertation committee

    • Apr 2004

      Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Baylor University

      Served on dissertation committee

    • Apr 2003

      Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction, Baylor University

      Served on dissertation committee

  • Master's
    • Apr 2016
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      MA in History, University of Texas at Arlington

      Served as a committee member for MA in History portfolio project.

    • Nov 2015
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      MA in History, University of Texas at Arlington

      Served as chair of MA portfolio committee

    • Nov 2015
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      MA in History, University of Texas at Arlington

      Served on portfolio committee

    • June 2015
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      MA in History, University of Texas at Arlington

      Served on portfolio committee

    • May 2015
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      MA in History, University of Texas at Arlington

      Served on portfolio committee

    • Apr 2015
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      MA in History, University of Texas at Arlington

      Served on Thesis committee

    • Apr 2015
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      MA in History, University of Texas at Arlington

      Served as chair of portfolio committee

Courses

      • GEOG 2302-001 Human Geography

        Human geography is a field that involves the study of the spatial distribution and spatial relationships of human activities on the earth’s surface.  It involves a wide array of subjects and approaches that tend to intersect with other social science disciplines.  We will read about and discuss many of themes current in the field.  These include geographies that are cultural, political, historical, economic, social, and so on.  The course is designed to introduce you to these various ways of studying the geography of human activities and to relate the many ideas and concepts of human geography to your life and the world around you.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 3304-001 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1850

        Historical geography can be defined as “the study of the geography of the past”.  In this course, we will examine the geography of the United States from the colonial era to the mid-nineteenth century.  The study of historical geography involves viewing geography through the lens of time by asking how geographic patterns have changed over time.  It also involves viewing history through the lens of geography by asking how geographic patterns have influenced the events of the past. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • HIST 3304-001 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1850

        Historical geography can be defined as “the study of the geography of the past”.  In this course, we will examine the geography of the United States from the colonial era to the mid-nineteenth century.  The study of historical geography involves viewing geography through the lens of time by asking how geographic patterns have changed over time.  It also involves viewing history through the lens of geography by asking how geographic patterns have influenced the events of the past. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ESST 2300-001 Human Geography

        Human geography is a field that involves the study of the spatial distribution and spatial relationships of human activities on the earth’s surface.  It involves a wide array of subjects and approaches that tend to intersect with other social science disciplines.  We will read about and discuss many of themes current in the field.  These include geographies that are cultural, political, historical, economic, social, and so on.  The course is designed to introduce you to these various ways of studying the geography of human activities and to relate the many ideas and concepts of human geography to your life and the world around you.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 4301-001 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY

        In this course, we will examine the intersection of the disciplines of geography, cartography, and history.  The field of historical geography and cartography involves a wide variety of topics such as the development of cultural landscapes over time, the spatial organization of human activities over time, and the interaction of humans with their environment over time.  One historical geographer, D. W. Meinig, defines the field as the “geography of the past”.  Readings for this course will focus on the historical geography of the United States, but students may select readings on non-U.S. historical geography for the literature review assignment.  We will examine key themes and topics such as landscape, settlement, migration, labor, empire, human-environment interaction, race, gender, and urbanization – among many others.

      • GEOG 3305-001 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1850

        Historical geography can be defined as “the study of the geography of the past”.  In this course, we will examine the geography of the United States since the mid-nineteenth century.  The study of historical geography involves viewing geography through the lens of time by asking how geographic patterns have changed over time.  It also involves viewing history through the lens of geography by asking how geographic patterns have influenced the events of the past. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 2302-001 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

        Human geography is a field that involves the study of the spatial distribution and spatial relationships of human activities on the earth’s surface.  It involves a wide array of subjects and approaches that tend to intersect with other social science disciplines.  We will read about and discuss many of themes current in the field.  These include geographies that are cultural, political, historical, economic, social, and so on.  The course is designed to introduce you to these various ways of studying the geography of human activities and to relate the many ideas and concepts of human geography to your life and the world around you.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 2302-001 Human Geography

        Human geography is a field that involves the study of the spatial distribution and spatial relationships of human activities on the earth’s surface.  It involves a wide array of subjects and approaches that tend to intersect with other social science disciplines.  We will read about and discuss many of themes current in the field.  These include geographies that are cultural, political, historical, economic, social, and so on.  The course is designed to introduce you to these various ways of studying the geography of human activities and to relate the many ideas and concepts of human geography to your life and the world around you.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 3304-001 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1850

        Historical geography can be defined as “the study of the geography of the past”.  In this course, we will examine the geography of the United States from the colonial era to the mid-nineteenth century.  The study of historical geography involves viewing geography through the lens of time by asking how geographic patterns have changed over time.  It also involves viewing history through the lens of geography by asking how geographic patterns have influenced the events of the past

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • HIST 3304-001 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1850

        Historical geography can be defined as “the study of the geography of the past”.  In this course, we will examine the geography of the United States from the colonial era to the mid-nineteenth century.  The study of historical geography involves viewing geography through the lens of time by asking how geographic patterns have changed over time.  It also involves viewing history through the lens of geography by asking how geographic patterns have influenced the events of the past

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 3305 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1850

        Historical geography can be defined as “the study of the geography of the past”.  In this course, we will examine the geography of the United States since the mid-nineteenth century.  The study of historical geography involves viewing geography through the lens of time by asking how geographic patterns have changed over time.  It also involves viewing history through the lens of geography by asking how geographic patterns have influenced the events of the past. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • HIST 3305-001 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1850

        Historical geography can be defined as “the study of the geography of the past”.  In this course, we will examine the geography of the United States since the mid-nineteenth century.  The study of historical geography involves viewing geography through the lens of time by asking how geographic patterns have changed over time.  It also involves viewing history through the lens of geography by asking how geographic patterns have influenced the events of the past. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 1302-001 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

        Human geography is a field that involves the study of the spatial distribution and spatial relationships of human activities on the earth’s surface.  It involves a wide array of subjects and approaches that tend to intersect with other social science disciplines.  We will read about and discuss many of themes current in the field.  These include geographies that are cultural, political, historical, economic, social, and so on.  The course is designed to introduce you to these various ways of studying the geography of human activities and to relate the many ideas and concepts of human geography to your life and the world around you.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Link
      • HIST 3304-001 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1850

        Historical geography can be defined as “the study of the geography of the past”.  In this course, we will examine the geography of the United States from the colonial era to the mid-nineteenth century.  The study of historical geography involves viewing geography through the lens of time by asking how geographic patterns have changed over time.  It also involves viewing history through the lens of geography by asking how geographic patterns have influenced the events of the past. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 3304-001 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1850

        Historical geography can be defined as “the study of the geography of the past”.  In this course, we will examine the geography of the United States from the colonial era to the mid-nineteenth century.  The study of historical geography involves viewing geography through the lens of time by asking how geographic patterns have changed over time.  It also involves viewing history through the lens of geography by asking how geographic patterns have influenced the events of the past. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 1303-001 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

        Geography involves the study of spatial distributions and spatial relationships on the earth’s surface.  The central questions of geographic inquiry are “what is where?” “why there?” and “who cares?”  In this course, we will explore major world regions through the perspective of globalization and global issues.  The course readings will introduce you to key issues in each world region as well as transnational issues that continue to shape our increasingly interconnected world. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • HIST 3305-001 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1850

        Historical geography can be defined as “the study of the geography of the past”.  In this course, we will examine the geography of the United States since the mid-nineteenth century.  The study of historical geography involves viewing geography through the lens of time by asking how geographic patterns have changed over time.  It also involves viewing history through the lens of geography by asking how geographic patterns have influenced the events of the past. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 1302-001 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

        Human geography is a field that involves the study of the spatial distribution and spatial relationships of human activities on the earth’s surface.  It involves a wide array of subjects and approaches that tend to intersect with other social science disciplines.  We will read about and discuss many of themes current in the field.  These include geographies that are cultural, political, historical, economic, social, and so on.  The course is designed to introduce you to these various ways of studying the geography of human activities and to relate the many ideas and concepts of human geography to your life and the world around you.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • HIST 5301-001 Geography of Nineteenth Century America

        We will explore the historical geography of nineteenth-century America through multiple readings that offer interdisciplinary perspectives on the ‘geography of the American past’.   At the beginning of the semester, we will read two volumes of Donald Meinig’s epic survey of American historical geography.  The second portion of the course will focus on the more specific topics of cartography, the acquisition of geographical knowledge of America, and American notions about their physical environment.  In the final portion of the semester, we will discuss William Cronon’s masterpiece on the urban geography of Chicago and its surroundings.  The primary emphasis of the course is on national perspectives, but transnational and transatlantic issues are relevant and embedded in the assigned readings.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 3304-001 Historical Geography of the United States to 1850

        Historical geography can be defined as “the study of the geography of the past”.  In this course, we will examine the geography of the United States from the colonial era to the mid-nineteenth century.  The study of historical geography involves viewing geography through the lens of time by asking how geographic patterns have changed over time.  It also involves viewing history through the lens of geography by asking how geographic patterns have influenced the events of the past. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 1302-001 Introduction to Human Geography

        An introduction to geographical perspectives. An exploration of human activities from a local to a global scale. Emphasis on mapping and interpreting patterns and processes of human geography

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • HIST 4388-004 History of American Education

        We will trace the development and evolution of formal education in the United States from the schools of the colonial era to the present-day.  Through multiple reading assignments and discussions, we will examine how American educators over time have responded to issues such as the purpose of schooling, who should pay for schooling, what students should learn, how should students learn, and who should be educated. 

        **Successful completion of HIST 3300 is strongly encouraged.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 1303-001 World Regional Geography

        Survey of the geography of major world regions. Introduces global issues from a regional perspective with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the connections between and differences among world regions.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 1303-001 World Regional Geography

        Survey of the geography of major world regions. Introduces global issues from a regional perspective with an emphasis on developing an understanding of the connections between and differences among world regions.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • EDUC 4343-001 Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School

        Methods and materials for social studies teaching and learning at the secondary school level. Emphasis on establishing a productive classroom environment, curriculum planning, implementation of effective instructional strategies, integration of educational technologies, and assessing student learning. Includes field-experience in a social studies classroom in a local middle or high school.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 4301-001 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY AND CARTOGRAPHY
        In this course, we will examine the intersection of the disciplines of geography and history.The field of historical geography involves a wide variety of topics such as the development of cultural landscapes over time, the spatial organization of human activities over time, and the interaction of humans with their environment over time.One historical geographer, D. W. Meinig, defines the field as the “geography of the past”.Readings for this course will focus on the historical geography of the United States, as well as comparative readings on non-U.S. historical geography.We will examine themes such as the acquisition of geographical knowledge, cultural transfer and acculturation, frontier expansion, spatial organization of society, resource exploitation, regional and national economic integration, urbanization, landscape change, perceptions of space and territory, and cartography.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • GEOG 1302-001 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
        An introduction to geographical perspectives. An exploration of human activities from a local to a global scale. Emphasis on mapping and interpreting patterns and processes of human geography.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • GEOG 4350-001 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MODERN GEOGRAPHY
        Selected topics in an area of geography.  May be repeated for credit.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • EDUC 4343-001 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
        Methods and materials for social studies teaching and learning at the secondary school level.  Emphasis on establishing a productive classroom environment, curriculum planning, implementation of effective instructional strategies, integration of educational technologies, and assessing student learning.  Includes field-experience in a social studies classroom in a local middle or high school.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • EDML 4370-001 Social Studies and Diversity in the Middle Level Grades

        Examination of materials, methods, content, and assessment learning experiences associated with middle level social studies. Content areas include history, geography, economics, government, citizenship, culture, science, technology, and society. Opportunities to demonstrate application of current researched-based theory occur in a service learning experience. This course also includes a twenty hour field component. Prerequisite: EDML 4350.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • GEOG 1302-001 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
        An introduction to geographical perspectives. An exploration of human activities from a local to a global scale. Emphasis on mapping and interpreting patterns and processes of human geography.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • EDUC 4343-001 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
        Methods and materials for social studies teaching and learning at the secondary school level. Emphasis on establishing a productive classroom environment, curriculum planning, implementation of effective instructional strategies, integration of educational technologies, and assessing student learning. Includes field-experience in a social studies classroom in a local middle or high school. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a grades 8-12 social studies classroom during normal school hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • GEOL 4330-001 UNDERSTANDING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
        A practical introduction to GIS and methods of creating, maintaining and displaying spatial data using the ArcGIS software. COMBINED SECTION WITH GEOL 5320 and GEOG 4350
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus

Service to the Profession

  • Volunteered
    • Sept 2014 to  Sept 2014 Journal Manuscript Review

      Theory and Research in Social Education

    • Sept 2014 to  Sept 2014 Journal Manuscript Review

      The Geography Teacher

    • Sept 2015 to  Sept 2015 Journal Manuscript Review

      Professional Geographer

    • July 2015 to  July 2015 Journal Manuscript Review

      Theory and Research in Social Education

    • Aug 2015 to  Aug 2015 Journal Manuscript Review

      Journal of Geography

    • Nov 2015 to  Nov 2015 Journal Manuscript Review

      Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education - Geospatial Technology Special Issue

    • Jan 2016 to  Jan 2016 Journal Manuscript Review

      Journal of Geography

  • Appointed
    • July 2013 to  Present Editorial Board Member

      Theory and Research in Social Education

    • July 2010 to  Dec 2014 Associate Editor

      Journal of Geography

    • Aug 2015 to  Present Distinguished Teaching Awards Task Force

      National Council for Geographic Education

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2014 to  Present Associate Department Chair

      Department of History

    • Aug 2014 to  Aug 2015 Curriculum Committee

      Department of History

    • Aug 2012 to  Present Scheduling Committee

      Department of History

    • Aug 2011 to  Present Department Chair Advisory Committee

      Department of History

    • Sept 2015 to  Present Graduate Assembly

      University of Texas at Arlington

    • Dec 2015 to  May 2016 Geography Faculty Search Committee Chair

      Department of History, College of Liberal Arts

  • Elected
    • Aug 2013 to  Aug 2015 Promotion and Tenure Committee

      Department of History

  • Volunteered
    • Aug 2012 to  Present University Sustainability Committee - Curriculum, Research, and Community Engagement

      University of Texas at Arlington

Administrative Appointment

  • 2014
    • June 2014 to Present - Associate Chair, University of Texas at Arlington   Department of History