Curriculum Vitae

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George W. White

 

Academic Positions

Associate Professor of Geography at Frostburg State University, August 2001-present

 

Assistant Professor of Geography at Frostburg State University, 1994-2001

 

Education

Ph.D., Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1994

M.A., Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 1990

B.A., Geography, California State University, Hayward, Hayward, California, 1987

B.A., German Studies, California State University, Hayward, Hayward, California, 1987

Study Abroad Program, Karl Ruprecht University, Heidelberg, Germany, 1983-84

 

Professional/Academic Experience

Chair, Department of Geography, Frostburg State University, Summer 2005-present.

 

Board member of the Political Geography Specialty Group (PGSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), 2004-present

 

Member of the Nominations Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Division (MAD) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), 2005

 

Member of the George and Viola Hoffman Award Committee of the Association of the American Geographers (AAG), 2003-present

 

Chair, Mid-Atlantic Division (MAD) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), 2001-2002

 

Vice-Chair, Mid-Atlantic Division (MAD) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), 2000-2001

 

Chair, European Specialty Group (ESG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), 1999-2001

 

Vice Chair, European Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), 1997-1999

 

Visiting Professor in the Department of Geography, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland, Spring Semester, 1997

 

Board of Directors, European Specialty Group (ESG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), April 1995-97

 

Member of International Studies Steering Committee, Frostburg State University, Fall 1994 to the present. Coordinator of the Program from Fall 2001-Spring 2003, Co-Coordinator from Spring 2003-Spring 2004.

 

Teaching Experience (Courses Taught)

Introduction to Human Geography

Political Geography

Geography of Languages and Religions

Geography of Europe

Geography of Russia and the Former Republics

Geography of Latin America

Russia and Eastern Europe: National Identity After Communism

The Geographic Perspective (History of Geographic Thought)

Map Interpretation and Cartography

Urban Geography

Physical Geography Lab

 

Teaching and Research Interests

Political geography of Europe, especially relating to culture, ethnicity, nationalism, language, and religion

 

Awards

Frostburg State University Faculty Achievement Award in Academic Accomplishment, 2000

 

Frostburg State University, Honors Program, Undergraduate Research Stipend. $1,500 award to mentor an undergraduate who assists the mentor in research for three years, 1997-2000

 

Frostburg State University Summer Stipend to study ethnic conflict in Transylvania. $1,500 award for 1996

 

International Trade and Development Graduate Fellowship to study ethnicity and territoriality in Southeastern Europe, based on an endowment provided by the Sasakawa Foundation of Japan. $10,000 fellowship for the academic year 1993-94

 

 

 

Memberships in Professional Organizations

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

American Geographical Society (AGS)

Middle Atlantic Division of the Association of American Geographers (MAD)

National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)

 

Organizer of Professional Meetings

The Political Geography Pre-Conference of the Association of American Geographers, March 13-14, 2004, Atlantic City, New Jersey

 

Mid-Atlantic Division (MAD) of the Association of American Geographers, October 5-6, 2001, Frostburg State University

 

Publications

in preparation. Nation, State, and Territory. Vol. 2. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield.

 

2006.            Contemporary World Regional Geography: Global Connections, Local Voices. 2d ed. Co-authored with Michael Bradshaw, Joseph Dymond, and Elizabeth Chacko. Dubuque, Iowa: McGraw-Hill.

 

*in press.    Romania 1945-2005. In Nations and Nationalisms in Global Perspective: An Encyclopedia of Origins, Development, and Contemporary Transitions. Santa Barbara, Ca.: ABC-CLIO.

 

*in press.    Kiel Canal, Loire River. In World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago, Ill.: World Book.

 

*in press. Multi-ethnicity and Islamic Identity in Muslim Countries. Chap. in Teaching About the Islamic World. National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE).

 

  2004.    Nation, State, and Territory. Vol. 1. Origins, Evolutions, and Developments. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield.

 

  2004.    Contemporary World Regional Geography: Global Connections, Local Voices. Co-authored with Michael Bradshaw and Joseph Dymond. Dubuque, Iowa: McGraw-Hill.

 

  2000.   Nationalism and Territory: Constructing Group Identity in Southeastern Europe. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield.

 

*1998.   Transylvania: Hungarian, Romanian, or Neither? Chap.12 in Nested Identities: Nationalism, Territory and Scale. Edited by Guntram Herb and David Kaplan. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

 

*1996.   Place and its Role in Serbian Identity. Chapter 3 in Reconstructing the Balkans: A Geography of the New South-East Europe. Edited by Darrick Danta and Derek Hall.  London: John Wiley & Sons.

 

  1994.   The Territorial Component of Nationalism in Southeastern Europe: The Cases of the Hungarians, Romanians, and Serbs. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Oregon.

 

  1992.   Territorial Dimensions of Hungarian Ethnic Identity. Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers  54: 23-48.

 

Maps

*2001.   Germany and surrounding territory, 1942. In Geopolitics and globalization in the twentieth century by Brian Blouet. London: Reaktion Books, Ltd. Page 85.

 

*1996.   The State Boundaries of Europe—1942 (At the Height of Hitler's Power). In The Political Geography of Europe: 1900-2000. Journal of Geography 95 (1/Jan./Feb.): 5-14, page 9.

 

Book Reviews

2001    The New Europe: Economy, Society, & Environment. (1998). Edited by David Pinder. New York: John Wiley & Sons.  Review for Professional Geographer 53 (2/May): 310-11.

 

*1999.   National Character and National Ideology in Interwar Eastern Europe. (1995). Edited by Ivo Banac and Katherine Verdery. New Haven, CT: Yale Center for International and

Area Studies. Review for National Identities 1 (3): 320-22.

 

*by invitation

 

Reviewer for Professional Journals

              Journal of Geography

              Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography

              Trames: A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences

              National Identities

              Political Geography

              Geopolitics

 

Textbook Reviews

              John Wiley and Sons

              McGraw-Hill

 

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Reviews for Proposals 0137106 and 0136847 (2001)

Grant Review for Proposal 0518213 (2005)

 

Dissertation Committee

              Reardon, Douglas. 1998. Ethnic Cleansing for Peace? A Critical Analysis of the American Role in the Expulsion of Ethnic Germans after World War II.  Department of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park.

Professional Presentations

 

*2005. October 19.     “Serbian Mental Space and National Identity.” Serbia in Europe: Neighbourhood Relations and European Integration. University of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Science. All travel expenses paid for by the Austrian Institute of East and Southeast European Studies/OSI, Vienna.

 

2005, April 6                “Conceptions of Nature’s Role in Boundary Delineation.” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado.

 

2004, October 8          “Natural Boundaries and Modern Nation-States.” Annual Meeting of the West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers and the Wisconsin Geographical Society, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

 

2004, April 16              National Identities and the Rise of Modern States.” Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Division (MAD) of the Association of American Geographers, College Park, Maryland.

 

2004, March 15           “Language or Nation: Which came first?” Centennial Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

2004, March13            “Language, Identity and the Rise of Modern States.” Political Geography Pre-Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

 

2002, April 25              “The Spatiality of National Identity in Southeastern Europe: Answering Such Questions as Why is there a Bosnia but no Bosnians and Whose Territory is it Anyway?” Mid-Atlantic Division (MAD) presidential plenary session, Association of American Geographers headquarters, Washington D.C.

 

2002, March 18           “Geopolitics and the Destruction of the Religious Landscape in Bosnia-Herzegovina.” Political Geography Pre-Conference, San Diego, California.

 

2001, March  2.           “'Ethnic‑cleansing' and Landscape in BosniaHerzegovina.” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, New York.

 

1999, March 27.          "The Development of Group Identity in the Former Habsburg Lands of Southeastern Europe." Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

1999, March 24.          Plenary Discussant, "New Rules For National Identity: The Northern League and Political Identities In Contemporary Italy." Presented by John Agnew.  Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

1999, March 21.          “National Identity and Landscape in Transylvania.” Political Geography Pre-Conference, Kaanapali, Maui, Hawaii.

 

1998, March 27.          "Landscape and Identity in Contested Territory of Northern Ireland." Annual Meeting of  the Association of American Geographers, Boston, Massachusetts.

 

1997, May 9.               "Understanding Serbian Territoriality from the Serbian National Perspective."  Annual Meeting (30th Anniversary) of the Conference of Irish Geographers, University College Dublin, Ireland.

 

1996, April 13. "Transylvania: Hungarian, Romanian, or Neither? Annual Meeting of  the Association of American Geographers, Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

1995, October 19.       "Modern Serbian Conceptions of a Serbian National Territory."  Seminar presentation at the Department of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park. 

 

1995, March 18.          "Serbian Sense of Territory as It Emerged in the Nineteenth Century." Annual Meeting of  the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois.

 

1994, April 1.               "Place and Its Role in Serbian Ethnonational Identity." Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California.

 

1994, March 31.          Panel Discussant, "Challenges to European Nation-States I: Resurgent Ethnic Nationalism." Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California.

 

1993, April 7.               "Ethnicity and Territoriality in Eastern Europe." Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Atlanta, Georgia.

1993, February 27.      "A Serbian View of a Serbian National State from an Historical Perspective." Meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon.

 

1990, September 21.    "The Nation-State Ideal and the Emergence of Modern Hungary." Annual Meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Chico, California.

*by invitation

 

Organized Sessions

2001, March  1.           “European Specialty Group Plenary Session: Pensions, Retirement Income, and the New Map of European Financial Services.” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, New York.

 

2000, April  7.              "European Specialty Group Plenary Session II: Europe and Globalization.” Annual Meeting of the American Geographers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

2000, April 6.               "European Specialty Group Plenary Session I: Regional Identities and Regionalisation in East-Central Europe.” Annual Meeting of the American Geographers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

2000, April 5.               "Europe I: Political Issues, Identity, and Regionalism." Annual Meeting of the  Association of American Geographers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

2000, April 5.               "Europe II: Economic Development, Trade, and Transportation." Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

Community/University Talks and Presentations

2002, October 2          “FSU Faculty Authors to Discuss Publishing Process.” Panel Discussion, Frostburg State University.

 

1998, April 16. "Landscape and Identity in Europe." Lecture for the annual banquet of Gamma Theta Upsilon, Frostburg State University Chapter.

 

1997, September 16.    "Environmental Issues of Eastern Europe." A public lecture sponsored by the Western Maryland Sierra Club and the Frostburg Geography Club.

 

1997, April 2-17.         "Central Europe and the Balkans." A series of eight lectures open to the public in Limerick, Ireland.

 

1993, April 26.             Panel Discussant, "The Turbulent Balkans and the Burning Issues of  Balkan Nationalism." International Festival - Europe Day. Sponsored by the International Students Association. University of Oregon, Eugene.