John Ward

John Ward
I am originally from western Maryland, though I have lived many other places including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and Washington State. I received my MS from Central Washington University and my PhD from the University of Arkansas. The University Wisconsin-Parkside is my first teaching job since earning my doctorate.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include both cultural and physical geography, as well as geographic information systems.

Research Interests

My research interests include cultural and natural resource management. I have presented my research at conferences in Jamaica, South Africa, Finland, Austria, the UK and the US.

Consulting Interests

Selected Publications

2015: Pilgrimage, Place, and Preservation: The Real and Imagined Geography of the Grateful Dead in Song, on Tour, and in Cyberspace, Sites of Popular Music Heritage, Routledge (In Press)

2013: The History and Geography of the Milwaukee Road in Eastern Washington, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (In Press)

2012: Piracy or Preservation? The Underground Dissemination of Bootleg Recordings on the World Wide Web, International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Grahamstown, South Africa (271-277 pp.)

2011: Discography, Preservation, and Cultural Crossings: The Role of the World Wide Web in the Underground Dissemination of Nordic Jazz Recordings. , Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive/International Institute for Popular Culture, IIPC Publication Series Vol. 4, Helsinki/Turku (91-105 pp.)

2010: The John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Washington State: Rails-to-Trails to… Rails and Trails? , Material Culture: The Journal of the Pioneer America Society. (33 pp.)

2009: Understanding the Relationship between Humans and Water Resources: A Lesson Study for Introductory Geography Classes, UW System Office of Professional & Instructional Development (OPID) Lesson Study Project Galleryhttp://www.uwlax.edu/sotl/lsp/gallery.htm

Teaching Awards

2013: Stella Gray Teaching Excellence Award, UW-Parkside

Departmental Service

: Committee Member - Geography Executive Committee
: Committee Member - International Studies Steering Committee
: - Coordinator of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Program, Department of Geography
: - Spatial Data Analysis Lab, Department of Geography
2013: - Faculty Senator

University Service

: Committee Member - Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
GEOG 100 - PHYSICAL GEOG & THE ENVIRONMNT
GEOG 250 - MAP USE AND ANALYSIS
GEOG 306 - NATURAL DISASTERS AND SOCIETY
GEOG 308 - CONSERVATION NATURAL RESOURCE
GEOG 315 - GEOGRAPHY OF WISCONSIN
GEOG 350 - CARTOGRAPHY AND GIS
GEOG 460 - INTRODUCTION TO GIS ANALYSIS
GEOG 465 - ADVANCED GIS APPLICATIONS
GEOG 491 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN GIS:
GEOG 494 - INTERNSHIP IN GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
INTS 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
MAPS 660 - INTRODUCTION TO GIS ANALYSIS
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