Casey D. Allen
GEOGRAPHER, PhD
Updated April 2014
Abbreviated CV also available

IN BRIEF:

 

Selected as an Early Career Scholar by the Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education (2012) THE Outstanding Student Mentor at CU Denver’s/Anschutz Medical Campus’ Research and Creative Arts Symposium (2013), and earning CU Denver’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences award for Excellence in Teaching (2014), I maintain wide-ranging interests that coincide with my passion for adventures “in the field”. This means travel, exploration, and discovery via first-hand experiences play key roles in my life, teaching, and research. Proficient in the physical and human geography arenas—as well as various geotechniques, critical theory, and pedagogy—I am recognized as a leading scholar in Geomorphology (Springer), Humanistic Geography (Oxford University Press), Rock Decay (Wiley-Blackwell, Elsevier), and Non-traditional/Alternative Pedagogy (Taylor & Francis). My current research focuses on field experiences and other non-traditional pedagogies as tools to learn complex knowledge and processes better than sitting in classrooms memorizing and regurgitating. The mediums of rock decay (weathering), environmental perception, and biological soil crusts help me engage people in this learning landscape. I also enjoy a cold & frothy sarsaparilla—with root beer and Dr. Pepper coming in close seconds—desserts, movies, lean and meaty steaks, exploring the World, music and the Arts, grey, nutmeg, hot chocolate, True Love, good Theatre, sci-fi/fantasy, and believe students are the center of the Academic Universe—even if they do joke(?) about how I like “girly pop” music.

 

AREAS of SPECIALIZATION:

 

·         Topical: general physical geography (bio/geomorphology, cultural ecology, microclimatology, plants, rock decay, soils), geography education, humanistic geography (critical theory, epistemology & geographic thought, landscape, sense of place/environmental perception)

·         Regional: Arid lands, Grenada (West Indies), Japan, South America’s Cono del Sur, US-Mexico Borderlands

·         Technical: alternative pedagogy, field studies/methods/techniques, qualitative methods, remote sensing

 

EDUCATION:

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Geography

Emphases: biogeomorphology, critical physical geography, geo-ed, rock decay, US-Mexico Borderlands

Arizona State University, School of Geographical Sciences, Tempe, AZ

 

February 2008

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Secondary Education

Emphasis: Science; Undergraduate minor: Spanish
Southern Utah University, Colleges of Education & Physical Sciences, Cedar City, UT

 

June 1998

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geography

Minor: Latin American Studies; Emphases: Botany and History
Weber State University, Department of Geography, Ogden, UT

June 1996

 

HIGHER EDUCATION POSITIONS:

 

Assistant Professor

Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs & Advising

Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences

University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO

 

Aug 2008 to Present

Aug 2013 to Present

Affiliate Faculty and Sr. Program Manager

XSci Program (Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative)

Center for STEM Learning

University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

 

Apr 2013 to Present

Post Doctoral Scholar

Course and Program Development & Assessment
ASU School of Geographical Sciences, Tempe, AZ

 

Sum 2008

Associate Director
Master of Advanced Study
(MAS) Program in Geographic Education

Invited Position, ASU School of Geographical Sciences, Tempe, AZ

 

June 2006 to July 2008

Faculty Associate (School of Geographical Sciences)

Teaching Associate (School of Geographical Sciences)

Research Associate (Institute for Social Science Research)

ASU, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Tempe, AZ

 

Sum 2005/06; Sep 2007 to July 2008

Spring 2006

Aug 2004 to Jan 2006

Instructor and Coordinator

Combined Degree (B.Sc./MD) Program

St. George’s University, Department of Education Services, Grenada, West Indies

 

Feb 2003 to July 2004

Internal Director (interim)

Academic Coordinator for At-Risk Populations

Academic Advisor II

Internal Promotions, WSU, Academic Advisement Center, Ogden, UT

 

July 2002 to Jan 2003

Sep 2000 to Jun 2002

Aug 1999 to Aug 2000

Adjunct Faculty (part-time)

Meteorology, Geography, First-Year Experience

Salt Lake CC (1999), WSU (2000-03), Chandler-Gilbert CC (2007)

Aug 1999 to Feb 2003 & Spring 2007

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

 

  • Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Contemporary Geographic Thought
  • Geographic Field Methods
  • Geographic Information Technologies
  • Geographic Techniques for Teachers (online)
  • Geography Across the Curriculum (online)
  • Geography by Rail® (Europe & Japan, field-based)
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Human Geography for Teachers (online)
  • Introduction to Physical Geography (and online, and w/lab)
  • Introduction to the University (First Year Experience program)
  • Introductory Meteorology
  • Landscape Geochemistry
  • North American Geography for Teachers (online)
  • Principles of Geomorphology
  • Research Methods
  • Sustainability in the Caribbean (international, field-based)
  • Weathering and Petroglyphs (field-based)
  • World Geography for Teachers (online)
  • World Regional Geography

 

CITATIONS: Google Scholar tracks citations of most printed and online materials, including professional journals, theses, dissertations, and books. Here is my Google Scholar Profile.

 

BOOKS

 

1.    Allen, C.D. ed. (2016, under contract). Landscapes and Landforms of the Lesser Antilles, Springer. (Invited).

2.    Allen, C.D. (2008). Using Rock Art as an Alternative Science Pedagogy. Doctoral dissertation, School of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University. 201 pages.

3.    Sutton, L.M., H. Colson, G. Judkins, and C.D. Allen, eds. (2007). Introductory Physical Geography Laboratory Manual, 5th edition. Hayden McNeil: Michigan. 180 pages.

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: (*student under my direction)

 

  1. Dorn, R.I, S.J. Gordon, C.D. Allen, N. Cerveny, J.C. Dixon, K.M. Groom, K. Hall, E. Harrison, L. Mol, T.R. Paradise, P. Sumner, T.J. Thompson, A.V. Turkington. (2013). The Role of Fieldwork in Rock-Decay Research: Case Studies from the Fringe. Geomorphology 200: 59-74. (Invited). pdf
  2. Allen, C.D. and K.M. Groom. (2013). Evaluation of Grenada's “Carib Stones” via the Rock Art Stability Index. Applied Geography 42: 165-175. pdf
  3. Allen, C.D., T.J. Thompson*, and M.K. Hansen*. (2013). Using Music to Learn Geomorphology: An Undergraduate Experience. Geographical Bulletin 54(1): 37-48. pdf
  4. Allen, C.D. and K.M. Groom. (2013). A Geologic Assessment of Grenada’s Carib Stones. International Newsletter on Rock Art 65: 19-24. pdf
  5. Allen, C.D. (2011, published in 2012). Concept Mapping Validates Fieldwork’s Capacity to Deepen Students’ Cognitive Linkages of Complex Processes. Research in Geographic Education 13(2): 30-51. (First place in Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education’s Early Career Scholar competition). pdf
  6. Allen, C.D. (2012). Los Lavadores: Discovering Place in the Andes. Geographical Review 102(3): 364-371. pdf
  7. Dorn, R.I., J. Dorn, E. Harrison, E. Gutbrod, S. Gibson, P. Larson, N.V. Cerveny, N. Lopat, K.M. Groom*, and C.D. Allen (2012). Case Hardening Vignettes from the Western USA: Convergence of Form by a Divergence of Hardening Processes. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Yearbook 74: 53-75. pdf
  8. Allen, C.D. (2011). On Actor-Network Theory and landscape. Area 43(3): 274-280. pdf
  9. Allen, C.D. and C. Lukinbeal. (2011). Practicing Physical Geography: an Actor-Network View of Physical Geography Exemplified by the Rock Art Stability Index. Progress in Physical Geography 35(2): 227-248. pdf
  10. Allen, C.D., A.K. Cutrell*, N.V. Cerveny, J. Theurer. (2011). Advances in Rock Art Research. La Pintura 37(1): 4-6, 13. pdf
  11. Allen, C.D. (2010). Biogeomorphology and Biological Soil Crusts: a Symbiotic Research Relationship. Geomorphologie: Relief, Processus, Environnement 2010(4): 347-358. pdf
  12. Finn, J., A. Fernandez, D.D. Arreola, L.M. Sutton, C.D. Allen, and C. Smith. (2009). Puerto Peñasco: From Fishing Village to Tourist Mecca. Geographical Review 99(4): 575-597. pdf
  13. Arreola, D.D., W.E. Doolittle, L.M. Sutton, A. Fernandez, J. Finn, C. Smith, and C. Allen. (2009). Huepác Revisited: Cultural Remapping of a Sonoran Townscape. Journal of the Southwest 51(2): 137-164. pdf lg; pdf md
  14. Allen, C.D., J. Dorn*, and R.I. Dorn. (2009). Fire in the Desert: Initial Gullying Associated with the Cave Creek Complex Fire, Sonoran Desert, Arizona. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Yearbook 71: 182-195. pdf
  15. Allen, C.D. (2009). Monitoring Environmental Impact in the Upper Sonoran Lifestyle: a New Tool for Rapid Ecological Assessment. Environmental Management 43(2): 346-356. pdf
  16. Allen, C.D. and R.I. Dorn. (2008). Graduate Degrees in Geographic Education: Exploring an Online Model. The California Geographer 48: 85-103. TOC and pdf
  17. Dorn, R.I., D.S. Whitley, N.V. Cerveny, S.J. Gordon, C.D. Allen, and E. Gutbrod*. (2008). The Rock Art Stability Index: A New Strategy for Maximizing the Sustainability of Rock Art. Cultural Heritage 1(1): 37-70. pdf
  18. Lukinbeal, C. and C.D. Allen. (2007). Virtual Egalitarianism, Critical Pedagogy, and Geography Education. Journal of Geography 106(5): 199-205. pdf
  19. Allen, C.D. (2005). Micrometeorology of a Smooth and Rugose Biological Soil Crust Near Coon Bluff, Arizona. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences 38(1): 21-28. pdf
  20. Aiken-Wisniewski, S. and C.D. Allen. (December 2005). Did Einstein Know the Date to Withdraw? Techniques and Activities to Educate Your Campus Community About Academic Advising. Invited feature article for National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources Website. pdf (Invited).

 

BOOKS CHAPTERS and other EDITED PUBLICATIONS:

 

  1. Allen C.D. (2016, under contract). “Grenada” in Landscapes and Landforms of the Lesser Antilles, C.D. Allen, ed. Springer.
  2. Allen C.D. (2016, under contract). “Small Islands, Diverse Landscapes” in Landscapes and Landforms of the Lesser Antilles, C.D. Allen, ed. Springer.
  3. Allen, C.D. (2015). “Why Fieldwork?” in Geomorphology Fieldwork, M.J. Thornbush, ed. Elsevier. (Invited and Peer Reviewed).
  4. Allen, C.D. (2014). “Grenada” (country profile), “Operation Urgent Fury”, “Maurice Bishop”, “Julien Fedon”, “Eric Gairy”, and “T.A. Marryshow” in Encyclopedia of the Caribbean, J. Garrigus, ed. Facts on File: New York. (These represent the sum total of all entries related to Grenada in the volume!)
  5. Allen, C.D. (2013). “Humanistic Geography” in Oxford Bibliographies in Geography. B. Wharf, ed. New York: Oxford University Press. (Invited and Peer Reviewed).
  6. Allen, C.D. (2007). Biogeography and Soils, Laboratory 13. In Introductory Physical Geography Laboratory Manual, 5th edition, Sutton, L. M., H. Colson, G. Judkins, and C. D. Allen, eds. Hayden McNeil: Michigan. 14 pages, including 4 illustrative figures.
  7. Tarbox, N.C., Jr. (1999). The Origins of the Utah System of Higher Education. Doctoral dissertation, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah. C.D. Allen, ed. 371 pages. (Invited).

 

NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Allen, C.D. (2014). The Need for Fieldwork in Science. Journal of College Science Teaching 43(5): 10-11. pdf
  2. Allen, C.D. (2013). Plenty of Challenges for All: Online Comment. Science 340(6130): 290-291. http://comments.sciencemag.org/content/10.1126/science.340.6130.290 (Invited).
  3. Allen, C.D. (2009). Field Trips to the Canyons and Plains of SE Colorado and Their Potential for Educational Tourism. In Southeast Colorado Heritage Tourism Report, R. Hartman, ed. Wash Park Media, pgs. 63-74. (Invited).
  4. Allen, C.D. (2007). Geography = Travel. Or, the Traveler (with a capital “T”). A to Z: the Newsletter of the Arizona Geographic Alliance, Number 35.

 

FUNDING RECEIVED:

 

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS at MEETINGS, SEMINARS, & other ENGAGEMENTS:

  1. Allen, C.D. (April 2014). Invited Panelist for Association of American Geographers The Academic Job Market for Geographers, Tampa FL.
  2. Allen, C.D. (April 2014). Chair and Co-Convener for FOUR Special Sessions on Geoarcheology: Soils, Sediments, Cultural Stone, and Paleoenvironments, Association of American Geographers annual Conference, Tampa, FL.

o   Geoarcheology and Stone Assessment

o   Geoarcheology: Novel Approaches and Analysis

o   Geoarcheology: Paleoenvironments in Human Contexts

o   Geoarcheology of the Maya World

  1. Allen, C.D. (July 2013). Geomorphology, Ghost Towns, and Gambling. Invited Day-long field trip for National Council on Geographic Education’s (NCGE) annual conference, Denver, CO.
  2. Allen, C.D. (March 2013). Weathering of Grenada’s Carib Stones. Invited Guest Lecture, University of Arkansas, Department of Environmental Dynamics and Department of Geosciences, Fayetteville, AR.
  3. Allen, C.D. (February 2013). A Passion for Fieldwork. Invited Guest Lecture, Weber State University, Department of Geography, Ogden, UT.
  4. Allen, C.D. (February 2013). A Geographical Overview of Europe. Invited Guest Lecture for GEOG 1100 Places and Peoples of the World course, Weber State University, Department of Geography, Ogden, UT.
  5. Dorn, R.I., S.J., Gordon, C.D. Allen, N.V. Cerveny, J.C. Dixon, K.M. Groom, K. Hall, E. Harrison, L. Mol, T.R. Paradise, G. Pope, T.J. Thompson, A.V. Turkington. (Sept 2012). The Role of Field Work in Rock-Decay Research: Case Studies from the Fringe. 43rd Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, Jackson Hole, WY.
  6. Allen, C.D. (September 2012). Drought. Invited Guest Lecture for GEOG 2202 Natural Hazards course, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO.
  7. Allen, C.D. (July 2012). Field Study Opportunities in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at UCD, CU Succeed Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
  8. Allen, C.D. (March 2012). Grenada and Hurricane Ivan: a Case Study in Small Island Hazards, Invited Guest Lecture for GEOG 2202 Natural Hazards course, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO.
  9. Allen, C.D. (March 2012). Floods and Flood Hazards, Invited Guest Lecture for GEOG 2202 Natural Hazards course, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO.
  10. Allen, C.D. (November 2011). Applying to Graduate School, University of Colorado Denver’s Geography & Environmental Science/GIS student organization, Denver, CO.
  11. Cerveny, N.V., C.D. Allen. (July 2011). Rock Art Science at PEFO, Petrified Forest National Park Education and Science Lecture Series, Petrified Forest NP, AZ.
  12. Allen, C.D. (June 2011). Invited Keynote and Commencement Speaker for Four Corner’s Geographic Alliance Summer Institute, Durango, CO.
  13. Allen, C.D. (March 2011). Flash Floods, Invited Guest Lecture for GEOG 2202 Natural Hazards course, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO.
  14. Allen, C.D. (February 2011). Invited Workshop Presenter on experiential education for UC Denvers Center for Faculty Development Tips from Great Teachers series. Online article and video.
  15. Cerveny, N.V. and C.D. Allen. (June 2010). Advancements in Rock Art Science: RASI at PEFO, Petrified Forest National Park Education and Science Lecture Series, Petrified Forest NP, AZ.
  16. Allen, C.D. (April 2010). Keynote Speaker, Whoa! Dude! Science Expo, Overland Trail Middle School, Brighton, CO.
  17. Allen, C.D. (March 2010). Invited Panelist for screening of Dirt! The Movie, Rocky Mountain PBS Community Cinema, Denver, CO.
  18. Allen, C.D. (March 2010). Invited Participant, special workshop, Landscapes in the Anthropocene, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (included 50 total scientists--social and natural--from around North America).
  19. Allen, C.D. (March 2010). Invited Presenter, Survivor: Travel Study Edition workshop for prospective Study Abroad faculty, sponsored by the University of Colorado Denvers Office of International Affairs & Office of Global Education.
  20. Allen, C.D. (Sept 2009). Guest Presenter, special award session for Distinguished Mentor Award given by the National Council for Geographic Education to Ron Dorn at the annual NCGE meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  21. Allen, C.D. (March 2009). Discussant, special session on Virtual Learning Environments and Geographic Education, Association of American Geographers annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV (Michael N. DeMers, Chair and Organizer).
  22. Allen, C.D. (March 2008). Forum Panelist, Graduate Opportunities and Resources at ASU, School of Geographical Sciences Annual Recruitment Week.
  23. Allen, C.D. (July 2007). Graduation Speaker, National Geographic Society’s Arizona Summer Geography Institute.
  24. Allen, C.D. (Various times fall semester 2006). Guest Lecturer, field trips for ASU Freshman Learner Community.
  25. Allen, C.D. (September 2006). Panelist, Thinking and Preparing for Life after a Bachelors Degree in Geography, Part II: Preparing for Graduate School. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG), Eugene, OR.
  26. Allen, C.D. (February 2006). Keynote Speaker (Opening Session) for Latin America GeoDay Trip. Physical Geography of Latin America. Arizona Geographic Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.
  27. Allen, C.D. (October 2005). Session Chair, Geography Education. APCG, Phoenix, AZ.
  28. Aiken-Wisniewski, S., J.K. Willener, C.D. Allen, C.Y. Morphet, and C. Meyer. (October 2002). Assessing Academic Advisement: Beyond The Satisfaction Survey. Pre-conference workshop for National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  29. Allen, C.D. (April 1998). Invited Speaker (by Dr. Donald R. Murphy) for Field Studies class at Havasupai Indian Reservation, WSU.

OTHER REFEREED and PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (*student under my direction):

  1. Allen, C.D. (April 2014). Using the Rock Art Stability Index to Assess Grenada’s Carib Stones, Association of American Geographers annual conference, Tampa, FL.
  2. Allen, C.D. (August 2013). Geologic Analysis of Grenada’s Carib Stones and Implications for Future Management, International Association of Geomorphologists quadrennial conference, Paris, France. (Refereed).
  3. Groom, K.M. and C.D. Allen. (April 2013). Benefits of Geomorphologic-Based Research to Support Cultural Heritage Management of Grenada's Carib Stones, Association of American Geographers annual conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  4. Sunnygard, J., E.J. Yoder, C.D. Allen. (June 2012). Growing Abroad – Theory and Practice of International and Cross-cultural Learning, Student Affairs Leadership Conference, Denver, CO. (Refereed).
  5. Allen, C.D. (February 2012). 21st Century Learning Assessment in Geography. Association of American Geographers annual conference, New York City, NY.
  6. Allen, C.D. (October 2011). Geographee-hee-hee: Using Humor in Pedagogy. Association of American Geographers Great Plains-Rocky Mountains regional conference, Denver, CO.
  7. Cerveny, N.V., C.D. Allen, and R.I. Dorn. (June 2011). Collaborative Research: Using the Rock Art Stability Index to Engage Community College Students in Field-Based Interdisciplinary Research. Broadening Impacts: NSF-Funded Projects at Two-Year Colleges Conference, Washington, DC. Hosted by the National Science Foundation and American Association of Community Colleges. (Refereed).
  8. Anthamatten, P., B. Wee, and C.D. Allen. (April 2011). Experiential Learning Opportunities in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences. UC Denver Experiential Learning Showcase & Celebration, Denver, CO.
  9. Cerveny, N.V., C.D. Allen, R.I. Dorn. (March 2011). The Rock Art Stability Index: Contributing to Resource Preservation while Engaging Introductory Level College Students in Science Through Culture. Society for American Archaeology 76th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA. (Refereed).
  10. Allen, C.D. (March 2011). Scaleless Geomorphology: Integrating Fieldwork into Pedagogy on an Urban Campus. Association of American Geographers annual conference, Seattle, WA.
  11. Cerveny, N.V., C.D. Allen, R.I. Dorn, and J. Theuer. (March 2011). Weathering Pedagogy: Teaching STEM with Weathering Science. Special session of Frontiers in Weathering Geomorphology at Association of American Geographers annual conference, Seattle, WA.
  12. Allen, C.D. (October 2010). Removing Scale from Pedagogy in Geomorphology Enhances Fieldwork on an Urban Campus. Association of American Geographers Great Plains-Rocky Mountains regional conference, Lawrence, KS.
  13. Isham, J.*, A.K.Cutrell*, C.D. Allen. (July 2010). Creating a field-worthy GISystem for Cultural Resource Management Using ArcPad. ESRI Education User Conference, San Diego, CA (refereed).
  14. Allen, C.D. (April 2010). Fieldwork in Introductory Physical Geography Increases Minority and Female Student Learning, Association of American Geographers annual conference, Washington, DC.
  15. Cerveny, N.V., C.D. Allen, and R.I. Dorn. (April 2010). Undergraduate Research: Rock Art in an Interdisciplinary Framework, Association of American Geographers annual conference, Washington, DC.
  16. Allen, C.D. (Sept 2009). Enhancing Minority & Female Learning with Fieldwork, National Council for Geographic Education annual conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  17. Allen, C.D. (March 2009). The Power of Fieldwork: Assessing Minority and Female Undergraduate Learning in Introductory Physical Geography, Association of American Geographers annual conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  18. Allen, C.D. (October 2008). Improving Minority and Female Student Learning Through Fieldwork in Introductory Earth Science. STEMapalooza, an Exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Colorado, sponsored by The Center for Applied Science and Mathematics for Innovation and Competitiveness, University of Colorado, Denver, CO (poster presentation).
  19. Youngs, Y., N. Burkhart*, Z. Dorn*, C. Allen, D. Arreola. (October 2008). Impact of Border Crossers on Environments in the Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers annual conference, Fairbanks, AK (poster presentation).
  20. Fernandez, A., J. Finn, D.D. Arreola, C.D. Allen, C. Smith, and L.M. Sutton. (April 2008). Puerto Penasco: From Fishing Village to Tourist Mecca. Association of American Geographers annual conference, Boston, MA (poster presentation).
  21. Allen, C.D. (October 2007). Integrating Environmental Geography and STEM Education. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers annual conference, Long Beach, CA.
  22. Allen, C.D. (September 2006). Implementing an On-line Master of Advanced Study Program in Geographic Education for K-12 Educators. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers annual conference, Eugene, OR (abstract in Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Yearbook 69:181).
  23. Allen, C.D. (March 2006). Using Geography to Enhance Academic Advising. Geography Education Specialty Group student paper competition, Association of American Geographers annual conference, Chicago, IL.
  24. Allen, C.D. and R.I. Dorn. (October 2005). Biogeomorphic Response to the Cave Creek Complex Fire, Central Arizona: Preliminary Observations from the Bartlett Lake Area. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers conference, Phoenix, AZ (abstract in Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Yearbook 68:154-155)
  25. Aiken-Wisniewski, S., J.K. Willener, C.D. Allen, C.Y. Morphet*, and C. Meyer. (April 2002). Assessing Academic Advisement: Beyond The Satisfaction Survey. Formal workshop for Utah Advising and Orientation Association annual conference, Park City, UT.
  26. Allen, C.D. (February 2002). Benefits of Preserving Cryptobiotic Soils. Paper presentation following plenary speaker, James Knopf, noted Xeriscapist. North American Interdisciplinary Conference on Environment and Community, Ogden, UT. (Refereed).
  27. Allen, C.D. and J.A. Rivers. (April and October 2001). First Year Advising: Successes and Pitfalls of the Training Process. NACADA Region 10 Conference, Durango, CO (refereed) and NACADA. National Conference, Ottawa, Canada. (Refereed).
  28. Willener, J.K. and C.D. Allen. (April and October 2001). One Stop Shopping. NACADA Region 10 Conference, Durango, CO (refereed) and NACADA National Conference, Ottawa, Canada. (Refereed).
  29. Allen, C.D. (April 2001). A Brief Overview of Cryptobiotic Soils in the American Southwest. Utah Geographical Society, Ogden, UT. (Refereed).

HONORS and AWARDS:

 

 

STUDENT THESES & PROJECTS SUPERVISED (CU Denver Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences, unless otherwise noted):

 

o   Erik Ahl, Master’s Thesis (committee chair, current), Spatial Analysis of Alpine Biological Soil Crusts in Rocky Mountain National Park (2012-2014).

o   Michael Garcia, Master’s Thesis (committee chair, current), Nutrient Cycling in Urban Farm Composting (2013-2014).

o   Veronica Given, Master’s Thesis (committee chair, current), A New Paradigm for Paleontological Taxonomy (working title) (2013-2015).

o   Rebecca Hays, Masters Thesis (committee chair, current), Trail Impact Along the Platte River, Denver, CO (2011-2014).

o   Adriana Serrano, Master’s Thesis (committee chair, current), Organic Biofilter Feasibility: a Case Study (2013-2014).

o   James Sudderth, Master’s Thesis (committee member, current), Necrosis Level Compared to Sodium and DBH Level in Ponderosa Pine (2013).

o   Michael Giamellaro, PhD Dissertation (committee member), Mapping Learner Networks in Contextualized Environments, School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado Denver. 2011-2012.

o   Dr. Giamellaro is now an Assistant Professor of Education at Oregon State University!

o   Kristine Zellman, Masters Thesis (committee chair), Biological Soil Crusts’ Role in Dune Stabilization, Channel Islands, CA. University of Colorado Denver. 2010-2012.

o   Kristi works for the USGS and has her PhD program at Colorado School of Mines fully funded!

o   Kaelin Groom, Senior Thesis (committee chair, College Honors), Paleoflood Reconstruction of the Castlewood Canyon Dam Breach. University of Colorado Denver. 2011-2012.

o   Kaelin is a fully-funded PhD student at University of Arkansas, studying geomorphological impacts in Petra, Jordan with Dr. Tom Paradise!

o   Tyler Thompson, Undergraduate Honor’s Thesis (committee chair, summa cum laude), Development of a Dynamic, Cross-Scalar Kinetic Rock Decay Model, University of Colorado Denver. 2011-2012.

o   Tyler is a fully-funded PhD student at Arizona State University under the direction of Dr. Ron Dorn!

o   Megan Caldwell, Masters Thesis (committee chair), Impacts of Mountain Pine Beetle and Fire Disturbances on Forest Ecosystem Carbon Dynamics and Species Composition. University of Colorado Denver. 2010-2012.

o   Megan works for the USGS and is a fully-funded PhD student at University of Colorado Boulder in Ecology

o   Randi Hodgen (committee member), Changes in Environmental Science Knowledge from High School to College. 2010-2012.

o   Jennifer Shanteau, Master’s Thesis (committee chair), Using Rhizoplaca as a New Approach to Alpine Lichenometry, University of Colorado Denver. 2010-2012.

o   Mariya (Masha) Gubareva, Undergraduate Honor’s Thesis (committee chair, summa cum laude), Impact of Avalanche Bombing and Ski Resort Industry on Clear Creek, Loveland, Colorado. University of Colorado Denver. 2010-2011.

o   Masha is on the National Ski Patrol at Loveland Ski resort. That is quite the high-profile job!

o   Robin Lockwood, Masters Thesis (committee chair), Developing a Rural Drinking Water Quality Index. University of Colorado Denver. 2009-2011.

o   Meghan Stettler, Masters Thesis, (committee member), Suspension of [this] Belief, a documentary using “New Media” that discusses Christians in Theatre. Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California. 2009-2010.

o   Amber D. Tripodi, Masters Thesis (committee member), The Photosynthetic Response of a High-Altitude Spruce Forest to Nitrogen Amendments with Implications for Carbon Sequestration, University of Colorado Denver. 2009.

 

o   Maha Alsubhi (graduate), “Environmental Chemistry and Climate Change”, Spring 2014.

o   Veronica Given (graduate), “Explorations of Microbial Taxonomies”, Spring 2014.

o   Nada Maltani (graduate), “Fracking and Environmental Chemistry”, Spring 2014.

o   Tim Wick (undergraduate), “Climate Variability in Mountain Water Resources”, Spring 2014.

o   Barbara (Jeanette) Hall (undergraduate), “Geomorphology of the UK”, Fall 2013.

o   Lauren Klein (graduate), “Marketing Materials for Study Abroad Programs”, Summer 2013.

o   Lauren Klein (graduate), “Conservation of Leatherback Turtles in Grenada, W.I.”, Spring 2013.

o   Kipp Koren (graduate), “Ecological Disconnect: Ecology vs. Economy”, Spring 2013. (one credit hour)

o   Georgina McKee (graduate), “Hydro-fracking Practices in Eastern Colorado”, Spring 2013.

o   Muna Zabarmawi (graduate), “Ecological Impacts of Genetically-Engineered Algae”, Spring 2013.

o   Kipp Koren (graduate), “Alpine Meadow Responses to Increases in Atmospheric CO2”, Fall 2012.

o   Bianca Stelly (undergraduate), “Real Estate Assessment of Urban Denver’s Population”, Fall 2012.

o   Kaelin Groom (undergraduate), “Geospatial Analysis of the 1933 Castlewood Dam Breach”, Spring 2012.

o   Nathan Knowles (undergraduate), “Boulder Sustainability Assessment”, Spring 2012.

o   Work resulted in a co-authored publication with Nate’s internship sponsors!

o   Tyler Thompson (undergraduate), “Developing a Kinetic Rock Decay Model for Colorado”, Spring 2012.

o   Kristi Zellman (graduate), “Spatial Analysis of Dune Stabilization”, Spring 2012.

o   Megan Caldwell (graduate), “Impacts of Disturbances on Subalpine Forests”, Fall 2011.

o   Kaelin Groom (undergraduate), “Fluvial Processes of Castlewood Canyon Dam Breach”, Fall 2011.

o   Kaelin’s work on this project won second-place in the all-student (including PhD students!) paper competition at the GPRM Association of American Geographers meeting, Oct 2011 and she was invited to participate in the Geomorphology Specialty Group’s graduate student paper competition at the National AAG Meeting in New York!

o   Ksienya Pugacheva, Nitrogen Availability in Subalpine Soils and their Influence on Climate Change-Induced Processes on Vegetation Communities, Fall 2011.

o   Jennifer Shanteau, (graduate), “Enhancing Lichenometric Dating Techniques” (using alluvial fan boulders in Rocky Mountain National Park), Fall 2011.

o   Chad Stoesz (graduate), “Developing a Comprehensive Curriculum for Field Study Programs in New Zealand”, Fall 2011.

o   Tyler Thompson (undergraduate), “Adapting RASI to Worked Stone”, Fall 2011.

o   Kristi Zellman (graduate), “Creation of a Rapid Ecological Assessment for Monitoring Biological Soil Crust Development”, Fall 2011.

o   Adam Boehlke (graduate), “Selenium Partitioning in the Environment”, Spring 2011.

o   Kaelin Groom (undergraduate), “Tattoos as Representations of Physical Geography”, Spring 2011.

o   Megan Caldwell (graduate), “Chemistry of Subalpine Forest Soils”, Spring 2011.

o   Mariya (Masha) Gubareva (undergraduate), “Water Quality of Clear Creek, Colorado”, Fall 2010.

o   Austen Cutrell (undergraduate), “ArcPad as a Viable Interdisciplinary Field Tool”, Fall 2010.

o   Ashley Warner (undergraduate), “A Geologic Analysis of Paleoenvironments Near Mt. Sherman, Colorado”, Fall 2010.

o   Tyler Rowse (undergraduate), “An overview of Alternative Energy in Colorado: Past, present, and Future”, Spring 2010.

o   Adam Boehlke (graduate), “Soluble Salt Experimentation” (creation of a sediment column to monitor and track salts moving through soil profiles), Spring 2010.

o   Evan Williams (undergraduate), “Geomorphology of Green Mountain, Colorado”, Spring 2010.

o   Eric Wortman (graduate), “Nitrogen Deposition and Photosynthetic Efficiency in Forest Ecosystems”, Fall 2009.

o   Curtis Hartenstine (graduate), “Aquatic Resource Consumptive and Non-Consumptive Use Policy in the US and Abroad”, Summer 2009.

o   Kathryn Isham (undergraduate), “Consequences of Weathering on Lyons Sandstone Buildings”, University of Colorado Denver, Spring 2009.

o   Jeremy Isham (undergraduate), “Natural Castle Rock Rhyolite Stone versus Worked Castle Rock Rhyolite Stone”, University of Colorado Denver, Spring 2009.

o   Meagan Nelson (undergraduate), “Weathering Described by the Rock Art Stability Index in Manitou Sandstone used in Worked Stone Buildings and in its Original Deposition Environment”, University of Colorado Denver, Fall 2008.

 

o   Mariya (Masha) Gubareva, Capstone project for Sustainability minor, Effects of Avalanche Zones on Water Quality in Clear Creek, Colorado, Summer and Fall 2010 & Spring 2011.

o   Kaelin Groom, Felix Zamora, Rachel Poole, and Travis Toms, Squatting on Cactus and Rootbeer Floats: Benefits of Fieldwork in Undergraduate Education. Paper Presentation for Great Plains-Rocky Mountain meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Lawrence, KS, Oct 2010.

o   Austen Cutrell, Cross-disciplinary mobile geospatial technologies in a field setting. Poster presentation for The Great Plains-Rocky Mountain meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Lawrence, KS, Oct 2010.

o   Mariya (Masha) Gubareva, The Impact of Snowmelt and Avalanche Bombing on Water Quality at Loveland Ski Area. Poster presentation for The Great Plains-Rocky Mountain meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Lawrence, KS, Oct 2010.

o   Jeremy Isham, GIS Certificate project, Mapping Historical and Physical Tourist Features of Grenada, West Indies, Fall 2009.

o   Kathryn Isham, GIS Certificate project, An Interactive Map of Grenada, West Indies, Fall 2009.

o   Group Research Projects (Supervisor), Field Study course to Grenada, West Indies, University of Colorado Denver, Summer 2009:

o   Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program grant award winner for Alternative Energy Feasibility in the Caribbean, S. Insinna, A. Warner, S. Watson, and D. Fischer, Co-PIs ($3600, maximum award).

o   Ground-truthing Multi-use Trails and Cultural Features using GPS, Grenada, West Indies, J. Isham, O. Link, M. Totaro-Bloom, J. Lubenow

o   Water Quality and Processes on Grenada, West Indies, S. Pargee, K. Crites, E. Wortman, K. Isham

o   Nicholas Gilewitch, Undergraduate Honors Thesis (3rd Reader), Distinguishing Sensitive Desert Pavement Surfaces from Insensitive Geomorphic Stone Pavements: a Preliminary Study Using Arizona Surfaces and Satellite Imagery, School of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University, Spring 2008.

o   Group Research Projects, Undergraduate Research Methods course, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies, 2003-04:

o   People’s Perception of Plastic Surgery

o   Globalization and Genital Mutilation

o   Teen Pregnancy in the West Indies

o   The Effect of Electromagnetic Radiation of Cellular Phones on Human Health

o   Does Smoking Increase During Exam Time? A Case Study of St. George’s University

o   Bush Medicine as an Alternative Treatment

o   Alcohol Consumption and Study Time of Third Year Pre-Med Students at St. George’s University

o   The Relationship Between Memory and Moo

o   Academic Dishonesty and Time Management

o   Prevention, Treatment, and Advancement of Cancer Rates in Grenada

 

HIGHER EDUCATION SERVICE:

 

o   GeoBowl Coordinator for Great Plains-Rocky Mountain division of Association of American Geographers (2010-Present)

o   First Place at the 2012 World Geography Bowl, New York City, NY!

o   First Place at 2011 World Geography Bowl, Seattle, WA!

o   Chapter Sponsor for Gamma Theta Upsilon, Mu Lambda Chapter, International Geography Honorary Society, University of Colorado Denver (2012-Present)

o   Advisor/Faculty Sponsor for Geography & Environmental Sciences/GIS Cub, registered student organization, University of Colorado Denver (2009-Present)

o   Outstanding Student Leader, Kaelin Groom (President), 2011-2012

o   Outstanding Student Organization 2010-2011

o   Elected Leadership Councilor for Colorado Geography Alliance (State-wide, 2012-Present)

o   Judge for State of Colorado Geography Bee competition (2012)

o   Advisor for Geography major: Earth Science option (2008-2013)

o   Advisor for Geography major: Environmental Science option (2008-2013)

o   Advisor for Master of Science in Environmental Science: Ecosystems option and graduate certificate (2008-2013)

o   Advisor for Master of Social Science: Society & Environment track

o   Advisor for Master of Social Science: International Studies track

o   Member: Recruitment, International, & Diversity committee for Master of Science in Environmental Science program

o   Member: Sustainability Group, College of Liberal Arts and Science, curriculum and seminar sub-committees

o   Member: Math & Science Learning and Education group (university-wide)

o   Invited Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Colorado Geographic Alliance (2010-2012)

o   External Evaluator: Master of Advanced Study in Geographic Education program at Arizona State University (2008-Present)

o   Book reviewer for:

o   Invited Reviewer for Photographs Across Time. Bentham Science Publishers, 2012.

o   Invited Reviewer for Explorations into a Dynamic Process-Oriented Soil Science, by D.S. Frink. Elsevier, 2011, 126 pages.

o   McKnights Physical Geography: a Landscape Appreciation, by D. Hess. Prentice Hall.

o   Invited Manuscript Reviewer for:

o   Arid Lands and Research Management (Taylor and Francis)

o   Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (Wiley)

o   Environmental Management (Springer)

o   Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer)

o   Geocarto International (Taylor and Francis)

o   Geomorphologie: Relief, Processus, Environnment (Journal of French Group of Geomorphologists, sponsored by the International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG)

o   Journal of Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development (Academic Journals)

o   Journal of Geography (Taylor & Francis)

o   Journal of Geography and Regional Planning (Academic Journals)

o   Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier)

o   Assessment Coordinator for Landform Processes online geomorphology course (2008)

o   Graduate Assistant, Arizona Geographic Alliance (2004-08)

o   Judge, AzJSHS (Arizona Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, 2008)

o   Member, Department of Geography Colloquium Committee (student-led, 2005-06)

o   Judge (Botany), CARSEF (Central Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair), grades 7-12 (2005)

o   Volunteer, SEE ASU (Science, Engineering, Environment), annual K-12 two-day outreach event (2005 & 2006)

o   Graduate Assistant, Arizona Geographic Alliance (2004-08)

o   Secretary, Committee to form North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS, 2004-06)

o   Chair, Curriculum Committee, Pre-Medical Program, St. George’s University

o   Voting member, School of Medicine Academic Progress Committee

o   Voting member, School of Arts & Sciences General Education Curriculum Committee

o   Voting member, School of Arts & Sciences Academic Progress Committee

o   Co-Chair, Assessment, Academic Advisement Center and One-Stop-Shop

o   Chair, Mud Volleyball Tournament, Homecoming Week, Student Activities

o   Member, Enrollment Task Force Committee

o   Voting member, Administrative Systems Users Group (university-wide software and hardware implementation)

o   Chair, Hospitality and Escorts, Crystal Crest Awards

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (Member, unless otherwise noted):

o   Specialty Groups: Biogeography, Cultural geography, Geography Education, Geomorphology, History of Geography, and Latin America

o   Commissions: Theory and Philosophy of Advising, Faculty Advising, Assessment of Advising

o   Interest Group: Study Abroad Advising

 

FIELD EXPERIENCE:

Plan, Direct, and Lead scientific and educational excursions:

o   Imperial and Rural Japan (2014-15, scheduled)

o   England & Scotland (2013-2014)

o   Tokyo and Imperial Japan (2012-2013)

o   Physical Geography of London & Paris (2011-2012)

Western USA (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah):

US/Mexico Borderlands (with D.D. Arreola), ASU:

South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay)

Middle East (Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Jordan, Turkey, Greece)

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: