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current position:

  • Assistant Professor of Geography,
    Christopher Newport University

education:

  • PhD, Geography, 2011, Arizona State University
     
  • MA, Geography, 2006, University of Missouri - Columbia
     
  • BA, International Studies-Latin America, University of Missouri - Columbia

articles & book chapters:  




funding:

  • "Living Together / Living Apart." The Institute for Human Geography ($5,000).
     
  • "Field Study to Cuba." Virginia Geographic Alliance, $32,000 (2016).
     
  • "Field Study to Cuba: Reconnaissance Trip," Virginia Geographic Alliance, $3,000 (2015).

  • "Ethnographic Assessment of Antietam National Battlefield," National Parks Service, $59,000 (2013 - 2015)

  • "Food & Cuba's Revolution: Using Local Cultural Knowledge to Understand the Past and Shape the Future," Christopher Reynolds Foundation, $7,000  (2013)
     
  • "Parallel Geographies: The Legacies of Slavery in Virginia and Brazil," Virginia Geographic Alliance, $26,000 (2012 - 2013)
     
  • Arizona State University Dissertation Fellowship, $37,322 (2009-2010)

courses taught:

Christopher Newport University (2012 - present)

  • GEOG 201: Introduction to Geography I
  • GEOG 202: Introduction to Geography II
  • GEOG 210: Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEOG 211: Geography of Human-Environment Interaction
  • GEOG 308: The Urbanizing World
  • GEOG 350: GIS for the Social Sciences (in development)
  • GEOG 388: Field Research in Geography
  • GEOG 570: World Geography for Teachers (graduate level)
  • HONR 366: Honors Seminar: Global Cities in Crisis
  • IDST 267: Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • SOCL 201: Globalization & Society
  • SOCL 491: Practicum in Sociology
  • SOCL 492: Readings in Sociology
  • SOCL 599: Independent Study in Sociology (graduate level)

Rowan University (2011 - 2012)

  • GEOG 101: Cultural Geography
  • GEOG 302: Urban Geography
  • GEOG 303: Political Geography
  • GEOG 304: Geography of Population
  • GEOG 316: Geography Research Clinic
  • GEOG 344: Geography of Latin America

University of Richmond (2011) 

  • GEOG 210: Geographic Dimensions of Human Development
  • GEOG 380: Race, reAfricanization, & Music in Brazil

Columbia College (2009 - 2012) 

  • LACS 101: Latin American Culture & Society I (online)
  • LACS 201: Latin American Culture & Society II (online)
  • GEOG 101: Introduction to Geography (online)

Arizona State University (2006 - 2010)

  • GCU 102: Introduction to Human Geography (online and in-seat)
  • GCU 121: World Geography
  • GCU 322: Geography of the US and Canada (TA)
  • GCU 350: Geography of World Crisis (TA)
  • GCU 364: Energy in the Global Arena (TA)
  • GPH 111: Introduction to Physical Geography (Lab)
  • GPH 210: Society & Environment (TA)

University of Missouri - Columbia (2004 - 2006)

  • GEOG 1100: World Regional Geography, Western Hemisphere
  • GEOG 1200: World Regional Geography, Eastern Hemisphere (TA)

International Experience:

  • Cuba (2002 - present, 3+ years cumulative in country)
     
  • Brazil (2007 - present, 1.5 years cumulative in country)
     
  • Mexico (2006 - 2009, 6 weeks cumulative in country)
     
  • Ghana (July - December 1999, 5 months consecutive in-country) 

languages:

  • English (native)
     
  • Spanish (near-native fluency)
     
  • Portuguese (conversational fluency)