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Department of Geography and Geographic Information Sciences

Geography Faculty Research Relating to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Our Department of Geography and Geographic Information Sciences faculty not only teach a wide variety of classes that support a greater understanding and appreciation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, but they also conduct and publish related research.  Some selected faculty publications are detailed below - contact any faculty member if you would like to learn more!

Acheson, G., A. Holland and S. Oettle. 2020. “The representation of women in the photographs of introductory human geography textbooks.” The Journal of Geography. DOI: 10.1080/00221341.2020.1765408

Gunderson, D. and Acheson, G. 2015. “Community gardening in St. Louis: A micro-scale analysis of what was grown.” Papers in Applied Geography, 1(1): 28-43.

Brown, S. R., Stechnach, S. (2015). Emergency Department Usage in St. Clair County, Illinois. Papers in Applied Geography, 1(4), 356-364.

Brown, S. R., Comer, J. C., Wikle, T. A. (2015). The Locations of Temporary Shelters after Hurricane Katrina. In Graham Tobin and Burrell Montz (Ed.), Evolving Approaches to Understanding Natural Hazards (vol. 1, pp. Chapter 36). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Comer, J. C., Graham, A. K., Brown, S. R. (2013). Relating Transportation Quality Indicators to Economic Conditions in the South-Central U.S. In Mehdi Koshrow-Pour (Ed.), Geographic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 1864-1882). IGI Global.

Brown, S.R. and J.C. Comer. 2013. Food Deserts in the Southwest: A Case Study of Oklahoma City. The Southwestern Geographer, 16: 10-25.

Brown, S.R. 2013. The Price is Right? Food Availability and Affordability in Oklahoma City, OK, USA. Papers in Applied Geography, 36: 256-263.

Brown, S. R. 2012. Measuring Physician Accessibility in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, 35, 163-172.

Hanlon, J. 2017. The Origins of the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program and the End of Public Housing. Housing Policy Debate 27 (4): 611-639.

Hanlon, J. 2015.  Fair Housing Policy and the Abandonment of Public Housing Desegregation. Housing Studies 30 (1): 78-99.
Hanlon, J. 2012. Beyond HOPE VI: Demolition/Disposition and the Uncertain Future of Public Housing. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 27 (3): 373-388.

Hanlon, J. 2011. Unsightly Urban Menaces and the Rescaling of Residential Segregation in the United States. Journal of Urban History 37 (5): 732-756.

Hanlon, J. 2010. Success by Design: HOPE VI, New Urbanism, and the Neoliberal Transformation of Public Housing in the United States. Environment and Planning A 42 (1): 80-98.

Hume, Susan E. 2015. Two decades of Bosnian place-making in St. Louis, Missouri. Journal of Cultural Geography 32(1): 1-22. (Invited, Special Issue)

Solís, Patricia, Joy Adams, Leslie Durham, Susan Hume, Al Kuslikis, Victoria Lawson, Ines M. Miyares, David A. Padgett, and Alexander Ramírez. 2014. Diverse Experiences in Diversity at the Geography Department Scale. The Professional Geographer 66(2): 205-220. (Invited co-author, Special Section)

Hume, Susan E. 2008. Ethnic and National Identities of Africans in the United States. The Geographical Review 98(4): 496-512.

Hume, Susan E. and Susan W. Hardwick. 2005. African, Russian, and Ukrainian Refugee Resettlement in Portland, Oregon. Geographical Review 95(2): 189-209.

Hume, Susan E. 2003. Belgian Settlement and Society in the Indiana Rust Belt. Geographical Review. 93(1): 30-50.

Martinez, Adriana E., Hardwick, Susan H., 2010. Building Fences: Undocumented Immigration and Identity in a Small Border Town.  Focus on Geography, 52 (3-4) 48-55.

Shaw, W. 2021  The Changing Location and Characteristics of America's Poorest and Most Affluent Counities.  Springer, Sept.

Shaw, W.  2016  Second printing. The Geography of United States Poverty. Patterns of Deprivation, 1980-990.  Garland Publishing Inc., New York, Fall. First printing 1996.

Shaw, W. 2004. The Changing Location and Characteristics of America's Poorest Counties. Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conference, 27:448-457, Oct

Shaw, W. and B. Zhou ACT Scores in Illinois: Relationships to High School Point Average and Gender.  Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society, 45 (1): 16-30, Spring.

Shaw, W. and B. Zhou.  2003. Race and ACT Scores in Illinois.  Geographical Bulletin, 45 (2): 121-134 November.

Shaw, W. 2000. The Spatial Abandonment and Spatial Clustering of the Elderly in the United States.  Geography Online 1 (2) December 

Shaw, W.  2000.  Illinois: Spatial Scales of Poverty. The Geographical Bulletin, 47 (1): 9-22, May

Shaw, W.  1999.  “Some Comments Concerning the Geography of Inequality and the Middle Class in the United States.” Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conference, 22:241-249 Oct

Shaw, W. 1998. “The Geography of the Urban Elite and Urban Underclass. A Case Study of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.  Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conference, 21: 33-41 Oct.

Shaw, W.  1997.  The Spatial Manifestation of Economic Polarization in the United States and Some Policy Implications” Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conference, 20: 210-219 Nov.


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