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Amy Rock

Doctoral Student

My research interests include rural community development, specifically in Appalachia, and the use of GIS to enhance development initiatives.  I am also interested in historical and cultural evolutions in cartography, and the use of maps to communicate complex data.

My teaching credentials include Intro to Geography, Geography of the US and Canada, World Regional Geography, Advanced Cartography, Database Developer's Series (MS Access), the Microsoft Office suite, and various other software applications.   I have written and delivered curricula to audiences from college students to busy professionals to retirees, and enjoy helping organizations realize their full potential through capacity building processes.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Rock, A., A. Mullett, S. Algharib, J. Schaffer and J. Lee.  Importance of Land Cover and Land Cost in High-Speed Rail Routes for Ohio's 3-C Corridor: An Application of the Least-Cost Paths Methods. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (forthcoming).

Mullett, A., A. Rock, S. Algharib, J. Schaffer and J. Lee.  Determining a Least Cost Route for High Speed Rail in Ohio's 3C Corridor.  Papers of the Applied Geography Conference, Vol. 32, October 2009. 

Rock, Amy E.  Key Factors in Small Town Redevelopment in Appalachian Ohio.  Papers of the Applied Geography Conference, Vol. 31, October 2008.

Rock, Amy E.  Salt trade and production routes by province [map series]. In: Cecilia Chien,  Salt and State : An Annotated Translation of the Songshi Salt Monopoly Treatise. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies, 2004. 

Rock, Amy E.  Marina locations [map series].  In: Elizabeth Adams-Smith and Richard Y. Smith, Atlantic Cruising Club's Guide to Chesapeake Bay Marinas.  Rye, NY: Jerawyn Publishing, 2006.

Rock, Amy E.  Marina locations [map series].  In: Cathy Haden, Chris Haden and Elizabeth Adams-Smith, Atlantic Cruising Club's Guide to Pacific Northwest Marinas.  Rye, NY: Jerawyn Publishing, 2007.

 

Research Areas
  • Community Development
  • Appalachia
Amy Rock
OFFICE
Department of Geography

OFFICE HOURS

I teach online, so my campus availability is by appointment only.

CONTACT INFO
arock2@kent.edu
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