PhD, University of Florida 1974

Certificate in Tropical Agriculture, University of Florida 1974

BA, University of Colorado 1969


Professor of Geography, IUPUI 1978-present; Adjunct Professor of Geography, Moi University,Kenya 2008-present; Visiting Professor of Forestry; Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo Mozambique 2004-2005; Director of the Environmental Management Center, University of Technology, Papua New Guinea 1996-2000; Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography, University of North Dakota 1977-1978; Lecturer of Geography, University of Khartoum 1974-1977; Lecturer of Geography, Universidade Catolica, Campo Grande MS, Brazil 1972.

Academic interests

Tropical agriculture and environments. Focus: Papua New Guinea, Latin America, Sudan, Kenya and Moçambique. Geographic Education.


Environmental Conservation, soils, tropical regions of the world: Africa, Latin America and South Pacific


IUPUI Chancellor’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement 2009. Legion of Honor Award for life long service to K-12 Geographic Education in Indiana from the Geography Educators Network of Indiana 2008. Fulbright Senior Specialist to Moçambique, Faculdade de Agronomia e Florestal, Universidade de Eduardo Mondlane, Summer 2006. Fulbright Scholar Award to Moçambique, Faculdade de Agronomia e Florestal, Universidade de Eduardo Mondlane, 2004-2005. Citizen's Award, Indiana Council for the Social Studies, 1995. Distinguished Teaching Achievement Award for Excellence in Geographic Teaching, NCGE, 1994. Conservation Education and Information Award by Hoosier Chapter Soil Conservation Society of America, Evansville, Indiana, 1986. The 1981-1982 Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service. School of Liberal Arts, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, April 1982. Urban Conservationist of the Year Award from the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District, Indianapolis, Indiana, January 20, 1982.


Various articles in: Journal of Geography, Professional Geographer, Geographic Perspectives, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Focus on Geography, Environment Papua New Guinea, Sudan Notes and Records, and Economic Development and Cultural Change. Chapter in Food And famine in the 21st Century: Volume I: Topics and Issues.2012.


Board member with the Geography Educator Network of Indiana, Board member with the Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District Board member and vice president of the Indiana Partners of the Americas. Portuguese translator for the Indiana Partners of the Americas. Liaison representative for IUPUI Office of International Programs at Moi University August – December 2009. Geography Club Adviser IUPUI, 1979-1990. 2005-2013 Brazilian Student Club Adviser IUPUI.

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