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Curriclum Vitae: Boehm VITA May 2019
Dr. Richard G. Boehm
Dr. Richard G. Boehm holds the Jesse H. Jones Distinguished Chair in Geographic Education, the first endowed chair awarded at Texas State University.
He is the Director of the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education. And Co-Director of the National Center for Research in Geography Education.
He was the Co-Coordinator of the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education from 1986 to 2010; which is now back under his direction.
Dr. Boehm also served as the Chair of the Department of Geography from 1977 to 1994 at Texas State University.
Major Contributions to Curriculum Frameworks in Geographic Education
- 2016 to present -- Creator and Project Director. "Powerful Geography: New Thinking for the Next Generation of Geography Education" Curriculum Framework (with others). Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education, Department of Geography, Texas State University: San Marcos, TX.
- 2000 to 2001 -- Chair of Working Group. Path toward World Literacy: A Scope and Sequence in Geographic Education, K-12. 2001. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education, Texas State University and National Geographic Society Education Foundation: San Marcos, TX and Washington, DC.
- 1992 to 1994 -- Member, Geography Education Standards Project (GESP). Geography for Life: National Geography Standards. 1994. National Geographic Society Research and Exploration Education Foundation: Washington, DC.
- 1983 to 1984 -- Member, Joint Committee on Geographic Education (JCGE). Guidelines for Geographic Education. 1984. (S. Natoli, ed.). National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) and American Association of Geographers (AAG): Indiana, PA and Washington, DC.
Awards and Recognitions
2010 -- Distinguished Mentor Award, National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)
2002 -- Gilbert M. Grosvenor Honors for Geographic Education, American Association of Geographers (AAG)
1995 -- Presidential Seminar Award, Texas State University
1991 -- George J Miller Award for Distinguished Service to Geographic Education, NCGE
1990 -- Distinguished Geographic Educator, National Geographic Society (NGS)
1988 -- Journal of Geography Best Article Related to Teaching in Elementary Schools - Boehm, R.G. and J. Petersen. Teaching place names and locations in grades 4-8: Maps of errors. Journal of Geography 86(4): 167-70.
1985 -- Distinguished Teaching Achievement Award, NCGE
1980 -- Journal of Geography Best Article Related to Teaching in Elementary Schools - Boehm, R.G. and J. Kracht. Geography is more than knowing: Deciding and doing are basic, too! Journal of Georgaphy 79(3): 104-7.
Contemporary Issues in Geography Education
Seminar in Geographic Curriculum
Advanced Seminar in Geographic Education
History and Philosophy of Geographic Education
Contemporary Topics in Geography Education
Applied Economic Geography
Refereed Research Articles
· Read More about Research in geography education: Moving from declarations and road maps to actions
· Read More about Transformative research in geography education: The role of a research coordination network
· Read More about Investigating grade level impact of the Advanced Placement human geography course and student interests in pursuing geography in higher education
· Read More about Integrating geospatial technology in pre-service teacher training programs
· Read More about The evolution of the modern era of geographic education through messages that established the foundation for K-12 educators
· Read More about Online professional development in geography: The Learning Cluster Model and teacher leadership
· Read More about STEM Corps: A workforce enhancement for at-risk students
· Read More about The Learning Cluster Model (LCM) as a means of extending the capabilities of an online professional development system in geography
· Read More about A new pathway: Video-based professional development in geography
· Read More about Using technology for geography teacher education: Web-based professional development
· Read More about Factors strengthening school geography’s curricular position in the nineteenth century
· Read More about Geospatial technology: Curricular keystone of applied geography
· Read More about Round two: Standards writing and implementation in the social studies
· Read More about Implementation of National Geography Standards in the social studies: A ten-year retrospective
· Read More about Fostering research in geographic education: The Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education
· Read More about Under-representation in geography: Why we should and how we can do better
· Read More about A scope and sequence in geographic education, grades K-12
· Read More about A rationale and model for a scope and sequence in geographic education, grades K-12
· Read More about The influence of environmental exploration on geographic performance among adolescents: A gender and cross-cultural analysis
· Read More about An elaboration of the fundamental themes in geography
· Read More about The guidelines for geographic education: A ten-year retrospective
· Read More about The bête noir of geographic education: Teacher training programs
· Read More about Teaching Place Names and Locations in Grades 4–8: Map of Errors
· Read More about Geography is more than knowing: Deciding and doing are basic, too!
TEXTBOOKS: High School and Middle School
Multiple editions dating back to 1987
- Discovering World Geography. 2018. Columbus, OH: Glencoe, McGraw-Hill.
- Geography: The Human and Physical World. 2018. Columbus, OH: Glencoe, McGraw-Hill.
- Discovering World Geography: Eastern Hemisphere. 2014. Columbus, OH: Glencoe, McGraw-Hill.
- Discovering World Geography: Western Hemisphere. 2018. Columbus, OH: Glencoe, McGraw-Hill.
Read More about Learning Progressions on Geography Education: International Perspectives.
Read More about Learning Progressions for Maps, Geospatial Technology and Spatial Thinking: A Research Handbook
Read More about Geography Education: Pan American Perspectives
· Read More about The Best of Both Worlds: Merging History and Geography in the K-12 Curriculum
Advising and Mentoring
Ph.D. Graduates in Geographic Education
2018 -- Joann Zadrozny: An Analysis of the Alignment Between National and State Geography Standards.
2018 -- Caroline McClure: Significance and Influence of the National Geographic Society Alliance Network on K-12 Geography Education, 1986-2011: An Historical Narrative.
2016 -- Christa Farano: An Analysis of Travel Efficiency Within the Context of Geographic Education and the Daily Trip Plan.
2015 -- Mary Curtis: Analyzing the Diffusion of Geospatial Technologies as an Instructional Technology in High School Geography Education.
2014 -- Carmen Brysch: Analysis of the Evolution of an Online Professional Development System in Geography Education.
2014 -- Michael Scholz: An Analysis of the Performance and Subject Interest of 9th Grade Students Taking the Advanced Placement Course in Human Geography.
2013 -- Andrew Sansom: The Effectiveness of Environmental Education Outside the Classroom: Student Learning at the Meadows Center for Water and The Environment at Texas State University-San Marcos.
2013 -- Lee Stone: Self-Emplacement in the Life World: The Geographic Imagination of American Middle Adolescents.
2011 -- Frank Morales: Geography’s Role in Supporting Non-Traditional, At-Risk Student Education for the General Educational Development Credential.
2011 -- Cathy Cooper: The Incorporation of Standards-Based Geography Into the Classroom in Maryland Middle School Grades.
2009 -- Audrey Mohan: Teacher Efficacy in Geography: A Mixed Methods Study of Formal and Informal Teacher Education.
2009 -- Christopher Murr: A Qualitative Analysis of the Differing Perceptions of Geography by Visually and Non-Visually Impaired Students.
2008 --Brian Earle: A Phenomenographic Analysis of Elementary Teacher Candidates’ Conceptions of Geography
2008 -- Zachary Moore: Evolution of Geography In The United States’ Public School Curriculum: An Analysis of the Influence of Societal Movements and Historical Events.
2007 -- Cathryn Springer: The Construction of Place in Technologically-Mediated Learning Experiences: The Nature, Process, and Effects of Virtual Field Studies.
2006 -- Ellen Foster: A Longitudinal Analysis of a Geography-Based Minority Recruiting Model.
2006 -- Xiaomin Qui: Geographic Information Technologies: An Influence on the Spatial Ability of University Students?
2005 -- David Rutherford: A Discipline of Synthesis? An Investigation Into Geography’s Subject Matter and Disciplinary Identities Through the Lens of Geographic Education.