Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes those individuals with (1) An extensive record of research and publication in scholarly journals, books, and other appropriate formats; (2) A record of excellence in teaching and advising as evidenced by teaching awards, students advised, and other appropriate measures; (3) A record of service contributions to the individual’s educational institution in the form of administrative positions, committee work, and community contact; (4) A record of support to the geography profession whether through formal services to international, national, or regional organizations or informal work in the public domain.

The following distinguished Geographers have been awarded
the SEDAAG Lifetime Achievement Award since 1987

Year Recipient Institution
1987 John Fraser Hart University of Minnesota
1989 Sam B. Hilliard Louisiana State University
1993 Karl B. Raitz University of Kentucky
1994 Charles F. Kovacik University of South Carolina
1995 Stephen S. Birdsall University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1996 Morton D. Winsberg Florida State University
1999 Ron Abler Association of American Geographers
2000 James O. Wheeler University of Georgia
2001 Risa Palm University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2002 J. Dennis Lord University of North Carolina, Charlotte
2004 Vernon G. Meentemeyer University of Georgia
2005 C.P. Lo University of Georgia
Neal Lineback Appalachian State University
2006 Owen Furuseth University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Stanley Brunn University of Kentucky
2007 Stephen Walsh University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
2008 Jess McKee University of Southern Mississippi
2009 Tyrel G. Moore University of North Carolina, Charlotte
2010 Graham A. Tobin University of South Florida
2011 Gerald Webster University of Wyoming
2012 Kathleen Parker University of Georgia
2013 Carol Harden University of Tennessee
2014 Sally Horn University of Tennessee
2015 Kavita Pandit University of Georgia
2016 Thomas L. Bell University of Tennessee
2018 Clifton ‘Skeeter’ Dixon, University of Southern Mississippi
Allan James University of South Carolina
2019 Derek Alderman University of Tennessee at Knoxville
2020 James (Jim) Campbell Virginia Tech