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Kent State Geography welcomes three new faculty

Posted Sep. 10, 2012

Andrew Curtis, previously an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California, works in the area of mapping disasters and health. He continues to work in post-Katrina New Orleans, has close research ties with public health, and is a former director of a world health collaborating center. He works on both chronic and infectious disease, and just returned from mapping Cholera in Haiti.  Andrew is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications and the author of three books.

Jacqueline Mills, joins us from California State University, Long Beach where she was an Assistant Professor. Her research involves the integration of geospatial techniques to understand implications of derelict landscapes for socially vulnerable populations, specifically women and children in urban and post-disaster environments.  She has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications and is the author of one book.

Jennifer Mapes, previously an assistant professor at Plattsburgh State University, is a major contributor to the teaching mission of the department.  Both her teaching and research focuses on small towns.  She is particularly interested in the redevelopment of downtown Kent which she plans to both research, and use as a study site in her classes .