Kansas State University


Department of Geography

Selected Faculty Accomplishments

Kevin Blake:

  • Making Mythic Landscapes. In North American Odyssey: Historical Geographies for the Twenty-first Century, edited by Craig E. Colten and Geoffrey L. Buckley, 251-271. Lanham (MD): Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Pankl, Lis and Kevin Blake. 2015. Frida Kahlo’s Bodily Geographies. The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies 12(3-4): 11-24.
  • Blake, Kevin. 2014. Geography of The Light of Western Stars. Zane Grey Review 29(3/4): 10-11, 20-21.

John Harrington Jr.:

  • Selected for the “Summer at Census” program, where I presented: “Spaces Between Places: Understanding the Changing Character of the High Plains of Western Kansas”
  • Shawn Hutchinson and I were awarded $8,000 in Provost “Excellence” funds to advance GIScience at K-State
  • Selected for the ESRI T3G Program: Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS is a week-long intensive activity were program participants work with ESRI software and share ideas about using the software in educational settings.

Lisa Harrington:

  • Wallace, L., and M.B. Harrington. Condit Dam Removal, Washington: Perceptions and Decision-Making. Joint meeting of the Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SWAAG) and the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division (GPRM), Albuquerque, October.
  • Invited panelist, At What Scales Should Sustainability Be Examined, Acted Upon, or Evaluated? Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual conference Scale and Sustainability feature theme, Tampa, Mar.Kansas Geography Bee Moderator, preliminary and final/championship rounds
  • Kansas Geography Bee Moderator, preliminary and final/championship rounds

Kendra McLauchlan:

  • Published seven papers in good peer-reviewed journals, most with students and postdocs.
  • Earned funding for a new NSF grant about continental-scale nitrogen cycling, my fourth major NSF grant in five years.
  • Facilitated successful career progress for PaleoLab members including 5 undergraduate students, 5 graduate students, and 4 postdocs

Richard Marston:

  • Awarded a year-long sabbatical leave for the 2014-15 academic year. Spent August-September in Swizerland working out of the University of Bern Institute of Geological Sciences. I will return to my full-time faculty position in K-State Geography in August 2015.
  • Presented the 400th talk/poster of my career (260th invited) during the past year, including an invited talk in the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (July 2014), and the Julian V. Minghi Distinguished Lecture, Department of Geography, University of South Carolina (April 2014).
    Edited 137 manuscripts (in biogeography, climatology, geomorphology, cryosphere, water resources, soils, physical geography) as General Editor for Physical Geography, Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography;
  • Edited 280 manuscripts for the Elsevier journal, Geomorphology, my 16th year as Co-Editor-in-Chief

Bimal Paul:

  • Working as the editor of the Geographical Review.
    Published a co-author book entitled Climate Change in Bangladesh: Confronting Impending Disasters.
  • Google Scholar Citations reported 367 citations of my published papers in 2014.
  • This is my career highest number of citations in a given year

Jeffrey Smith:

  • I was on sabbatical leave during Fall 2014 in Asuncion, Paraguay
  • I led a group of undergraduate students to Guatemala over Spring Break. One of the students conducted field work for a research project I supervised.
  • I published an co-authored article in the Geographical Review with Jordan McAlister.

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