Faculty and Staff
Recent Faculty Activities
- Ask the Experts: Duane Griffin on Global Warming
Duane Griffin was featured on "Ask the Experts," a regular web feature that highlights the expertise of various Bucknellians in a range of topics related to current news events and other timely subjects. || Read the Q&A
In addition, Griffin recently pesented new research on biodiversity gradients at the International Biogeography Society conference in Heraklion, Crete. The project uses fossil pollen data to reconstruct the development of the latitudinal plant diversity gradients in eastern North America over the past 21,000 years. This is the first study to reconstruct the evolution of biodiversity patterns in response to climate change (the end of the last Ice Age). The findings have important implications for biodiversity conservation and management in the face of global warming.
Learn more about Duane Griffin.
- Ben Marsh: GIS Mapping
"Institutionalization of Racial Inequality in Local Political Geography" with Allan Parnell and Ann Joyner, in Urban Geography shows how municipalities disenfranchise minorities by excluding them from the boundaries of growing cities.
"Institutionalizing Disparities in Education: A Case Study of Segregation in Wayne County, North Carolina High Schools" with Ann Joyner in InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information demonstrates how the move to "neighborhood schools" in North Carolina cities creates a segregated and under-resourced school landscape.
- Karen Morin: Book Publication
Karen Morin published a book in March 2011 from Ashgate entitled: Civic Discipline: Geography in America, 1860-1890. This text explores how geographical knowledge and practices took shape as a civic enterprise by the American Geographical Society, under the leadership of Charles P. Daly.
- Adrian Mulligan: Bucknell in Northern Ireland
Adrian Mulligan will be co-directing Bucknell in Northern Ireland, a three-week study abroad program in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland studying conflict and peace in Northern Ireland. This program is offered in cooperation with the Holywell Consultancy, a peace-oriented organization in Northern Ireland, and Magee College, the Derry campus of the University of Ulster. In this community-based learning program, students are placed with community partners to conduct research and insight into the history and future of the peace process.
Learn more about Adrian Mulligan.
- Ask the Experts: Paul Susman on Haiti relief efforts
- Peter Wilshusen: Professorship in Environmental Studies
Affiliated faculty member Peter Wilshusen was selected as the first recipient of the David and Patricia Ekedahl Professorship in Environmental Studies. The position provides him an annual stipend of $5,000 for three years.