Associate Professor

Biography

I am a human geographer specializing in economic and urban geography. My research and teaching are primarily concerned with the ways in which space and place figure in to economic and urban processes. Currently, I am engaged with three projects, all grounded in Atlanta. The first asks questions about the geographies of the sports industry; the second examines Christian social justice activists' commitment to place as a means of addressing poverty; and, thirdly, I am working with colleagues to produce a Peoples' Guide to Atlanta to be published by the University of California Press that will highlight historical and contemporary sites of resistance, struggle, and subalternity across the city. Additionally, with colleagues in the Center for Public History at UWG, I have initiated the UWGMaps project to create a digital mapping platform that tells the stories and reveals the spaces, places, scales, and natures that constitute our university and our campus. In previous research I examined the spatiality of Florida farmer workers' struggles for improved wages and workplace rights; studied the geography hunger and poverty in the United States; and analyzed the proposed relocation of an overnight shelter from the standpoint of the homeless men and women who used it.

  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Summer 2018 Sections

    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: E01
    • GEOG-4086 (4-H Education) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4086 (4-H Programming I) Section: 02
    • GEOG-4086 (4-H programing II) Section: 03

    Spring 2018 Sections

    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 03
    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 04
    • GEOG-3644 (Atlanta's Geographies) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4086 (Geospatial Visualization) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4086 (Internship in Public Works) Section: 02
    • GEOG-4893 (Practicum in GIS) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4985 (The Geographies of Stuff) Section: 01

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 01
    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 02
    • GEOG-3643 (Urban Geography) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4086 (Env. health Internship) Section: 01

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: E01
    • GEOG-4082 (Sustainability & cities) Section: E02

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 03
    • GEOG-2083 (Intro to Geographical Analysis) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4253 (Mapping the Economy) Section: 01W
    • GEOG-4893 (Practicum in GIS) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4893 (GIS Practicum) Section: 02

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 01
    • GEOG-3253 (Economic Geography) Section: 01
    • ECON-3425 (Economic Geography) Section: 01
    • GLOB-4000 (Global Studies Capstone) Section: 01W
    • GEOG-4084 (Sr Seminar:Why Geog Matters) Section: 01W
    • GEOG-4086 (Sustainability in Practice) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4893 (Practicum in GIS) Section: 01

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: E01
    • GEOG-4082 (Cities and Nature) Section: E01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: L2A
    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: LXA
    • GEOG-3644 (Atlanta's Geographies) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4082 (DrctdPrblms:GeographicResearch) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4086 (Urban Resource Management) Section: 01
    • GEOG-4086 (Watershed Management) Section: 02
    • GEOG-4086 (Sustainability Nonprofit) Section: 03
    • GLOB-4186 (Intern Music Recording) Section: 01

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 02
    • XIDS-2001 (Thinking Like a Scientist) Section: 05
    • XIDS-2002 (Sustainable Cities) Section: 01
    • GEOG-3643 (Urban Geography) Section: 01
    • GLOB-4000 (Capstone Seminar) Section: 01W
    • GEOG-4084 (Sr Seminar:Why Geog Matters) Section: 01W
    • GEOG-4086 (Douglasville Housing Survey) Section: 02
    • GLOB-4186 (Portfolios in Global Studies) Section: 01
    • GLOB-4186 (Impact West Georgia ESL) Section: 02

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: E01
    • GEOG-4082 (Sustainability & Cities) Section: E02

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 01
    • GEOG-1013 (World Geography) Section: 02
    • GEOG-3253 (Economic Geography) Section: 01
    • ECON-3425 (Economic Geography) Section: 01
    • GLOB-4186 (Teaching Music Refugees) Section: 01