Many Geographers Honored at Annual Conference

The Department of Geography was a force to be reckoned with at the Southeastern division of the Association of American Geographers annual meeting held in November in Athens, Georgia.

The winners, left to right, Grissino-Mayer, Rochner, and Horn.

The winners, left to right, Grissino-Mayer, Rochner, and Horn.

SEDAAG is one of the largest regional geography organizations and societies in the United States.

UT faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students contributed thirty-one paper/poster presentations including two special papers in the student honors competition and four special paper/panel sessions.

For the second straight year, the department received multiple awards:

Professor Sally Horn received the Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest faculty honor that SEDAAG gives.

Professor Henri Grissino-Mayer received the Research Honors Award.

Graduate student Maegen Rochner received the Best Master’s Paper Award. Competition for this award was region-wide, and finalists were evaluated on the basis of their written papers as well as oral and visual presentations.

Also, Associate Professor Joshua Inwood has been elected vice president of SEDAAG. His two-year term will begin in January.

For more information on SEDAAG, visit sedaag.org.