Casey Allen, assistant professor of geography, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been named an “Early Career Scholar” by the Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education. The center also awarded him first place in their research competition for his paper, “Concept Mapping Validates Fieldwork’s Capacity to Deepen Students’ Cognitive Linkages of Complex Processes.”
The paper, showcasing fieldwork’s importance in learning, is being published in the Grosvenor Center’s journal, Research in Geographic Education this summer.
The Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education, housed at Texas State University – San Marcos, pursues its mission to encourage research and provide leadership in the movement to increase the quality of geographic education.
The center develops and implements events, encourages research, and serves as an advocate for the importance of geography worldwide.
Also forthcoming from Allen this year is "Los Lavadores: Discovering Place in the Andes. Geographical Review."
Courses Allen teaches include: Landscape Geochemistry and Introduction to Physical Geography.