Stephen P. Hanna, Chair of the Department of Geography and Professor of Geography, holds a Ph.D. (1997) in geography from the University of Kentucky, an M.A. (1992) in geography from the University of Vermont, and a B.A. (1987) in geography from Clark University. He is a human geographer by training with primary interests in the economic and cultural characteristics of places within the global economy. His published works on these topics include the co-edited book Mapping Tourism (2003) and articles in Progress in Human Geography, Social and Cultural Geography, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Historical Geography, Urban Geography, and The Southeastern Geographer. In addition, his research on narratives of slavery and emancipation in Fredericksburg’s heritage tourism landscape has been published in The Southeastern Geographer and presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Geographers.
He has extensive training and work experience in cartography and geographic information systems (GIS). In addition to teaching these topics at the University, he regularly prepares maps for publication in academic books and journals. Dr. Hanna is a member of the Association of American Geographers and the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers.