Outstanding Service Award

Nominees for this award should meet the following criteria:

  1. Evidence of exceptional professional commitment to geography at any level, including service to professional organizations; colleges and universities; primary and secondary education; local, state, or national government; private business and industry;
  2. Examples of worthy contributions include but are not limited to appointed or elected professional offices, journal editorships, professional organization committees, speaking or otherwise providing leadership in a variety of public forums, and publication in the popular press.

For nomination guidelines, please follow the link to the SEDAAG Awards Page.

The following distinguished Geographers have been awarded the SEDAAG Outstanding Service Award since 1987.

2023Saskia L. van de GevelAppalachian State University
2022Dawn DrakeMissouri Western State University
2021Heidi LannonUniversity of Florida
2020Katherine HankinsGeorgia State University
2019Deepak MishraUniversity of Georgia
2018Eric FournierSamford University
2017Kathleen SchroederAppalachian State University
2016David M. Cochran, JrUniversity of Southern Mississippi
2016Carl A. ReeseUniversity of Southern Mississippi
2015Doug GambleUniversity of North Carolina, Wilmington
2014Hilda KurtzUniversity of Georgia
2011Derek AldermanEast Carolina University
2010Jonathan I. LeibOld Dominion University
2009Laurence W. CarstensenVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2008Donald ZeiglerOld Dominion University
2007Gerald WebsterUniversity of Wyoming
2006Ron MitchelsonEast Carolina University
2005Kavita PanditUniversity of Georgia
2003Tyrel “Tink” MooreUniversity of North Carolina, Charlotte
2002Lizbeth Ann PyleWest Virginia University
2001John J. WinberryUniversity of South Carolina
2000Truman HartshornGeorgia State University
1999Howard G. JohnsonJacksonville State University
1998Thomas BellUniversity of Tennessee
1997Dennis L. SpetzUniversity of Louisville
1996Jesse O. McKeeUniversity of Southern Mississippi
1996David C. WeaverUniversity of Alabama
1995Janet E. KodrasFlorida State University
1994J. Dennis LordUniversity of North Carolina, Charlotte
1993James O. WheelerUniversity of Georgia
1992Stanley BrunnUniversity of Kentucky
1991Neal G. LinebackAppalachian State University
1990Stephen S. BirdsallUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1989Harm de BlijMiami University
1988Sidney JumperUniversity of Tennessee
1987Donald PattonUniversity of Florida