Texas State University System Regents' Professor and Texas State University Distinguished Professor
Director, Texas Atlas Project
Ph.D., Geography, University of Oklahoma, 1984
Research Interests: Ethnic Geography, Health Geography, Geography Education
2017 Jimenez, Alisha and Lawrence Estaville, Alcohol billboards in San Antonio, Texas. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies. Accepted for publication in 2017. Located alcohol billboard advertisements in San Antonio, Texas with the aim to understand the targeted groups and their socio-demographics; published at the University of Illinois.
Trad, Megan and Lawrence Estaville. A university's awareness of skin cancer: Behaviors, recognition, and prevention. Radiation Therapist. Accepted for publication in 2017. Endeavors to understand better university student knowledge and perceptions about skin cancer, its prevention, risky behavior that could lead to skin cancer, and its warning signs.
2016 Montalvo, Edris J. and Lawrence E. Estaville. Latino political participation in the Texas Panhandle,1980–2010. Journal of Cultural Geography 33 (3): 339–55. Quantitative study focused on the geospatial aspects of the K-12 education of Latino children in the Texas Panhandle from 2004 to 2013.
2012 Estaville, Lawrence, Megan Trad, and Gloria Martinez. University student under- standing of cancer: Analysis of ethnic group variances. Journal of Cancer Educa- tion 27 (3): 580–84. Purpose was to determine the perceptions and level of knowledge about cancer of white, Hispanic, and black university students; published at the Dartmouth College School of Medicine.
Trad, Megan, Gloria Martinez, and Lawrence Estaville. University student knowledge of cancer: Analysis by age groups. Radiologic Science & Education 17(2): 29–36. Purpose was to ascertain the perceptions and level of knowledge university students have about cancer and how their knowledge changes as they get older; published by the Radiation of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences.
2007 Estaville, Lawrence E., Sally Caldwell, and Brock J. Brown. Water resources projects in the Texas Rio Grande Valley: An assessment of collaboration. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 30: 390–94. Asks the question: To what degree have various government agencies and NGOs been successful with their collaborative efforts in addressing water resources issues in the Texas Rio Grande Valley?
2006 Estaville, Lawrence E., Brock J. Brown, and Sally Caldwell. Geography undergraduate program essentials: Recruitment. Journal of Geography 105 (January/ February): 3–12. Lead article. The first paper in a three–article series focuses on recruitment strategies within a conceptual model for recruitment, retention, and placement of undergraduate students; in the foremost national journal in geography education; published by the National Council for Geographic Education.
Estaville, Lawrence E., Brock J. Brown, and Sally Caldwell. Geography undergraduate program essentials: Retention. Journal of Geography 105 (March/April): 47–52. Lead article. The second paper in a three–article series focuses on retention strategies within a conceptual model for recruitment, retention, and placement of undergraduate students.
Estaville, Lawrence E., Brock J. Brown, and Sally Caldwell. Geography undergraduate program essentials: Placement. Journal of Geography 105 (May/June): 93–98. Lead article. The third paper in a three–article series focuses on placement strategies within a conceptual model for recruitment, retention, and placement of undergraduate students.
Estaville, Lawrence E., Brock J. Brown, and Sally Caldwell. Geography undergraduate program management. Journal of Geography 105 (September/October): 198–208. Discussion of salient issues dealing with the geography department program management.
Estaville, Lawrence E., Brock J. Brown, and Sally Caldwell. Geography undergraduate program assessment. Journal of Geography 105 (November/December): 239–48. Details programmatic assessment of geography undergraduate programs.
2005 Teixeira, Carlos and Lawrence Estaville. Future research directions of North American ethnic geography. International Journal of the Humanities 2 (1): 305–11. Projects productive research paths for ethnic geography.
Estaville, Lawrence E., Lisa Keys–Mathews, Brock J. Brown, and William R. Strong. Business geography: Development of a curriculum model. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 28: 292–300. Analyzes undergraduate programs across the nation regarding business geography curricula and proposes a fundamental business geography curriculum.
2001 Boehm, Richard G. and Lawrence E. Estaville. A model for geography department recruitment of minority students. Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conferences 24: 316–21. A three-stage model that the National Geographic Society's Education Foundation has funded to help improve recruitment of minority students into university geography departments across the nation.
2000 Boehm, Richard G., Lawrence E. Estaville, and Wendy Bigler. Health of the discipline indicators. Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conferences 23: 300–08. Data from a variety of variables show a serious dichotomy in the "health" of geography departments in the U.S.
1991 Estaville, Lawrence E. Organizing time in geography: Explanations and activities for teachers. Journal of Geography 90 (November/December): 267–70. A diagram- matic analysis for secondary and college teachers of the basic temporal strategies in geography and class exercises for each.
1990 Estaville, Lawrence E. The Louisiana French language in the nineteenth century.
Southeastern Geographer 30 (November): 105–20. A study of the language maintenance of the Louisiana French in a period of overwhelming Anglo intrusion in the leading geographical journal in the Southeast; published by the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers.
Estaville, Lawrence E. The Louisiana French region: National-scale boundaries. Southern Studies 1 (New Series) (Spring): 60–64. An examination of the many cartographic errors in small-scale maps of the Louisiana French region in an interdisciplinary Southern journal; published at the Southern Studies Institute.
1988 Estaville, Lawrence E. The Louisiana French in 1900. Journal of Historical Geography 14 (October): 342–59. A statistical analysis of a mathematically derived gradational paradigm in an international journal that is the most important in historical geography; published at Cambridge University, UK.
Estaville, Lawrence E. Debate: A teaching strategy for geography. Journal of Geography 87 (January–February): 2–4. Lead article; an explanation of a success- ful teaching technique.
1987 Estaville, Lawrence E. Changeless Cajuns: Nineteenth–century reality or myth? Louisiana History 28 (Spring): 117–40. Lead article; a revisionist paper that challenges the Cajun mystique in a state journal that is the most important in Louisiana history; published at the Center for Louisiana Studies.
1986 Estaville, Lawrence E. Mapping the Cajuns. Southern Studies 25 (Summer): 163–71. A cartographic review of the geographical markers of the Cajuns.
Estaville, Lawrence E. Mapping the Louisiana French. Southeastern Geographer 26 (November): 90–113. A cartographic review of geographical markers of the Louisiana French.
Estaville, Lawrence E. Civil War images of a Cajun landscape: Bayous Lafourche and Terrebonne. Attakapas Gazette 21 (June): 64–68. A brief study of perceptions of a past landscape; published at the Center for Louisiana Studies.
1977 Estaville, Lawrence E. A small contribution: Louisiana's short rural railroads in the Civil War. Louisiana History 18 (Spring): 87–103. An examination of the Civil War contributions and tribulations of the state's rural lines.
1973 Estaville, Lawrence E. A strategic railroad: The New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern in the Civil War. Louisiana History 14 (Spring): 117–36. Lead article; a revisionist paper that underscores the significance of railroads to New Orleans in the Civil War; Robert L. Brown Award from the Louisiana Historical Association for the outstanding article on Louisiana history published in 1973. Reprinted in Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series in Louisiana History. Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2003.
Advanced Geographic Research Design Applied Geographical Analysis
Applied Geographic Research Design and Techniques
Applied Human Geography
American Ethnic Geography Seminar
Historical Geography of American Minorities
Historical Geography of the United States
Methods in Geographic Research and Writing|
Nature and Philosophy of Geography
Practicum in Teaching Geography (Ph.D. and Master's)
Research Design and Techniques Geography for Teachers
World Regions for Teachers Independent Study in Geography Dissertation/Thesis
American Ethnic Geography Geography of the American South
Historical Geography of the United States
American Ethnic Geography Business Geography Computer Mapping
Cultural Geography Directed Research Economic Geography
Geography of Europe
Geography of Health
Geography of Louisiana
Geography of South Carolina
Geography of Terrorism (team taught)
Geography of the United States and Canada
Independent Study in Geography
Introduction to Geography
Introductory Physical Geography Laboratory
Research Methods in Geography
World Regional Geography United States History to 1877
Readings in Contemporary Military Science