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Philip L. Crossley

Philip L. Crossley

Professor of Geography

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Geography, 1999
M.A., University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Studies, 1990
B.A., Trinity Western University, Music, 1986

Biography

Research Interests

Chinampa Agriculture in Mexico, traditional farming, irrigation, road naming conventions in the West.

Courses Taught at Western

Introduction to Human Geography (Fall), World Regional Geography (Spring), Geography of North America (Spring), Map and Air Photo Interpretation (Fall), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geography of Latin America (alternating years), Urban Geography (alternating years), Agriculture and the Environment (alternating years).

Peer Reviewed Publications

Crossley, Phil. 2004. Just Beyond the Eye: Floating Gardens in Aztec Mexico, Historical Geography 32: 111-135.

Crossley, Phil. 2004. Sub-irrigation in wetland agriculture, Agriculture and Human Values 21: 191-205.

Presentations

June 2008 “Investigaciones sobre la chinampería de la Cuenca de México. El agua, la historia ambiental y el paisaje agrícola periurbano” Ponecia en el Seminario Alexander von Humboldt, Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental, UNAM-Morelia, Morelia, Michoacán, 5 de junio 2008.

June 2007 “Representing the Robert C. West Photo Archive” Bi-annual meeting of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, June 1-3, 2007, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Oct. 2006 “Potential and Pitfalls in Active Learning” Annual Meeting of the National Council for Geographic Education, Oct. 5-7, 2006, Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Mar. 2006 “Using Local Geocaching to Teach UTM Coordinates” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, March 8-11, 2006 Chicago, Ill.

Mar. 2005 “Around the World in 44 Days: Confronting the Challenges of Teaching World Regional Geography” (Organizer and panelist), Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, March 9-12, 2005, Denver, Colo.

May 2004 “Teaching The Conquest with Latin American Music” Bi-annual meeting of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, May 19-22, 2004, Antigua, Guatemala.

Jan. 2003 “The Influence of Alexander Von Humboldt on Chinampa Scholarship” Bi-annual meeting of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, Jan. 4-7, 2003, Tucson, Ariz.

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