GEOGRAPHY PROFESSOR HONORED FOR SCHOLARLY WORK AND MENTORSHIP; HR Faculty Staff News; January 11, 2021

The Kent State University College of Arts and Sciences congratulates James A. Tyner, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Geography and Director of the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence, who is a 2021 recipient of ‘Distinguished Scholarship Honors’ from the American Association of Geographers (AAG).

The AAG is recognizing him “for his original, transformative, and theoretically grounded geographic scholarship focused on social justice and human rights. Tyner’s pioneering work on violence, genocide, place, memory and memorialization has been recognized for its power and relevance with a series of prestigious awards, and his career is marked by a commitment to public scholarship and noted generosity in encouraging and mentoring graduate students.”

“This is a very high achievement within the 116-year-old anchor association for all geographers,” Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, Ph.D., interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences said.   

For more information about Kent State’s Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences, visit www.kent.edu/geography.

POSTED: Monday, January 11, 2021 12:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 02:43 AM