PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF GEOGRAPHY
Geography of Elections. The geographical aspects of American political culture. Spatial variables operating within legislative bodies, especially roll call voting behavior, elections, and districts especially for the United States Congress. Legislative redistricting. Natural resource, conservation and environmental history and policy. Historical Geography.Geographic Education.
U.S./West Virginia Professor of the Year 2007Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Washington, DC.http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2007/11/15/6331
West Virginia University Foundation Outstanding University Teacher Award 2007.http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2007/04/17/5631
Association of American Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, Outstanding Single Volume Reference Book in the Humanities & Social Sciences of 2006 for the Historical Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections 1788 – 2004http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2007/03/06/5449