Miriam Hill

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Professor of Geography and GIS

Office: 205 Martin Hall
Telephone: (256) 782-8063
Fax Number: (256) 782-5336
Email: mhill@jsu.edu

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Physical and Earth Sciences
Jacksonville State University
Jacksonville, AL 36265

Education:
Ph.D. Geography Department, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, May 1986
M.S. Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, August 2008--Major: Emergency Management
M.S. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, August 1975-- Major: Earth Science, Minor: Spanish
Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, December 2007
B.A. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, August 1974-- Major: Earth Science, Minors: Spanish and German
Technical Certificate IVY Tech State College, Sellersburg, Indiana, May 1997--Microcomputers

Research Interests:
Environmental and Hazard Mapping, Natural Hazards, Geography-Earth Science-Geographic Information Science Education, Topographic Map and Air Photo Interpretation, Hazard Mitigation and Vulnerability and Risk Assessment, Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography, Geographic Thought

Recent Publications:
Lab Manual for Robert E. Gabler, James F. Petersen, L. Michael Trapasso, and Dorothy Sack's Physical Geography 9th ed., Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, 2009, ISBN 978-0-495-56515-4

Calhoun County Map with Jacob Kohute, Dustin Griffin, and Nishant KC, Anniston, AL: Chamber of Commerce, 2008 and 2006.

"Maps as Illustration: Pointing the Way in the Liberal Arts and Sciences" Journal for the Liberal Arts and Sciences 9 (4): 4-7.

Recent Presentations:
"Warpspeed Your Research Writing Using Word 2007" workshop presented at JSU, Jacksonville, AL, on October 21, 2008.

"The Gujarat Earthquake: Geography, GIS, and Emergency Management" at Academe at JSU, Jacksonville, AL, on October 17, 2007.

"Asset Mapping and Development: A Geographical View" to the Community Development Institute held at JSU, Jacksonville, AL, on October 4, 2007.

Awards:
Ray J. and Ruth C. Ringer Faculty Award, Jacksonville State University, 2008, for excellence in teaching, research, and service combined

Distinguished Research Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Jacksonville State University, 2007

Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Jacksonville State University, 2006




Personal Statement
The teacher provides a map of the path to knowledge, and the student is the driver not a passenger. (Hill 1992, 214-215) from: Hill, Miriam Helen. "Strategies for Encouraging Collaborative Learning with a Traditional Classroom." Contemporary Education 63, no. 3 (Spring 1992): 213-215.