Cases Research Endeavors...

“If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.”

- Wittgenstein -

Academia often forces people to choose a very narrow sub-field with an even more narrow specialty, even while some disciplines tout their broad applicability. I eschew this disciplinary fracturing – as I argue in this Op-Ed for the American Association of Geographers, Chapter Two of my book, & elsewhere – and instead choose to focus on bridging perceived divides between physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. In fact, my books and peer-reviewed research span the discipline’s gamut: from Landscapes and Landforms of the Lesser Antilles (Springer), Diversity and Sociocultural Impacts in the Andes (Nova Science), and Urban Geomorphology (Elsevier), to humanistic geography broadly speaking, sense of place, and actor-network theory. I’ve also been an invited reviewer for numerous books, articles, and grant proposals, served in multiple advisory capacities, presented my research or been an invited speaker over 60 times at different professional events, and authored nearly 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in addition to more than two-dozen commentary and commission pieces. I am also Associate Director of the multi/trans/interdisciplinary Stone Heritage Research Alliance.

Current, Ongoing, and Past Projects

Humanistic Geography:

  Appreciating the sense and spirit of place...


Experiential Education:

  Promoting in situ learning at all levels...


Geomorphology & Rock/Stone Decay Science:

  Exploring the Science of Scenery...


Other Interests & Projects:


  • Aesthetics, Area Studies (Arid Lands, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Japan, US West)

  • Arid Lands, Architecture, Botany (and Phytogeography)

  • Field Studies/Methods/Techniques

  • Geographic Thought & Epistemology

  • Medieval & Renaissance Cartography

  • Mythology, Religion, & Belief Systems

  • Popular, New, and Social Media

  • Rock Art, Geoarchaeology, & Digital Humanities

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