Urban historical geography; Geography of health; Urban social geography; Patterns and determinants of childhood mortality; Reconstruction of the social geography of Canadian cities.
My teaching interests are primarily focused in the broad, interdisciplinary field of human geography. I especially enjoy teaching the introductory-level human geography survey courses, which introduce students to the field of human geography, but I also enjoy teaching courses in the many sub-areas of the field, including: urban geography, economic geography, social geography, population and health geography, and historical geography. In addition, while at times more challenging from a student engagement perspective, I appreciate the challenge of teaching our core program methodology courses such as research and field methods. Finally, through teaching some of our general interest (service) courses such as world regional geography, the geographies of globalization, the regional geography of the United States, and the regional geography of Brazil, I get the opportunity to try and engage non-program students in some of what makes human geography so interesting; I truly enjoy this challenge.
There are several other areas within human geography that I would like to someday teach, including cultural geography, political geography, and the geography of urban design and architecture. I am also interested in developing and teaching general interest (service) courses such as the regional geography of Europe and the regional geography of Latin America.
My research interests are focused in two main areas; i) the study of the changing social geographies of Canadian cities, using an historical perspective; and ii) pedagogical studies including the assessment of the effectiveness of teaching and learning methods.
- Geog 1HA3 (Course Outline): Human Geography: Society and Culture, (Term One) 2017-18
- Geog 1HB3 (Course Outline): Human Geography: City and Economy, (Term One), 2017-18
- Geog 2RW3 (Course Outline): World Regional Geography, (Term One) 2017-18
- Geog 3MF3 (Course Outline): Human Geography Field Camp, (Term One) 2017-18
- Geog 4MS3 (Course Outline): Independent Study, (Term One) 2017-18