Geography

Publications

Cutts, Bethany B. and Michael Minn. 2018.
Dead grass: Foreclosure and the production of space in Maricopa County, Arizona
Urban Planning 3 (3).

Minn, Michael. 2016.
American long-distance locomobility and the spaces of actor-network theory.
Social Sciences 5 (1), 14.

Minn, Michael. 2016.
Amtrak and Carmelit. In Minicars, Maglevs, and Mopeds: Modern Modes of Transportation Around the World, ed. Selima Sultana and Joe Weber, 12-14 and 73-75. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO

Minn, Michael, Bethany B. Cutts, Jonathan A. Greenberg, Nathan Pavlovic, Jennifer M. Fraterrigo, and V. Kelly Turner. 2015.
Detection of foreclosure-related landscape management changes using Landsat.
Applied Geography 62, 217-224.

Daniel C. Miller, Michael Minn and Brice Sinsin. 2015.
The importance of national political context to the impacts of international conservation aid: evidence from the W National Parks of Benin and Niger.
Environmental Research Letters 10 (11), 115001.

Minn, Michael. 2015.
Review: The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City.
Geographical Review 105 (1), 120-123.

Minn, Michael. 2013.
The political economy of high speed rail in the United States.
Mobilities 8 (2), 185-200.

Minn, Michael. 2012.
The 1967 Midwest High Speed Rail Transit Conference: Lessons for 2012.
The Journal of Transport Geography 22, 297-299.

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Conference Presentations

2018 Middle States Meeting of the American Association of Geographers
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Paper: Absolute, Abstract, and Differential Space: A Lefebvrian Framework for Evaluating Praxis

25th Annual Critical Geography Conference (2018)
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Paper: Absolute, Abstract, and Differential Space: A Lefebvrian Framework for Evaluating Praxis

2018 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
Poster: Mortgages and Maintenance: Characteristics of Greenness Change in an Urban Desert Landscape
Session Organizer / Chairperson: Energy Transitions (2 sessions), Transit Landscapes (2 sessions)

2017 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
Paper / Session Organizer / Chairperson: Case Studies in Passenger Rail and Freight Rail Partnerships (Final Report)
Session Organizer / Chairperson: Energy Transitions (2 sessions), Hydroscapes (2 sessions)

2016 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
Paper: Case Studies in Passenger Rail and Freight Rail Partnerships (Preliminary Report)
Session Organizer / Chairperson: Energy Transitions (3 sessions), Rail Landscapes (2 sessions)
Coordinator: High Speed Rail in California: Progress and Prospect

2015 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
Chicago Illinois
Paper: Residential Foreclosure and the Production of Space in Phoenix
Session Organizer / Chairperson: Energy Transitions (4 sessions), Transit Landscapes (2 sessions), Rail Landscapes

21st Annual Critical Geography Conference (2014)
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Paper: Residential Foreclosure and the Production of Space in Phoenix

2014 West / East Lakes Joint Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 2014
Paper: Detection of Foreclosure-related Landscape Management Changes Using Landsat

2014 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
Tampa, FL
Paper: Contested Power: American Long-Distance Passenger Rail and the Ambiguities of Energy Intensity Analysis
Session Organizer / Chairperson: Rail Landscapes, Energy Transitions (4 sessions)

2013 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
Los Angeles, CA
Paper: American Passenger Rail Network Durability and the Spaces of Actor-Network Theory
Session Organizer / Chairperson: High-Speed Rail - Development, Integration and Crisis, Rail Landscapes (3 sessions), Models of Online Learning: What's Old, What's New?

2012 West / East Lakes Joint Meeting of the Association of American Geographers
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Paper: American Passenger Rail Network Durability and the Spaces of Actor-Network Theory

2012 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
New York, NY
Paper: Why Doesn't It Work Here? Geographic Questions about Passenger Rail in the United States
Session Organizer: High Speed Rail in America: Promise and Peril

2011 West Lakes AAG Conference
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Paper: The 1967 Midwest High Speed Rail Transit Conference: Lessons for 2012

2011 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
Seattle, WA
Paper: The Geography of Chinese Restaurants in New York City

17th Annual Mini-Conference on Critical Geography (2010)
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Paper: Theoretical Perspectives on High Speed Rail in the United States

Employment

Farmingdale State College
Farmingdale, NY
Department of History, Politics, and Geography
Assistant Professor
9/2017 to Present

Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Assistant Professor
9/2016 to 6/2017

The University of Denver
Denver, CO
Department of Geography and the Environment
Visiting Assistant Professor
9/2015 - 6/2016

The University of Illinois
Urbana, IL
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Associate
8/2014 - 6/2015

The University of Illinois
Urbana, IL
Department of Geography and Geographic Information Systems
Teaching Assistant / Research Assistant
8/2010 - 8/2014

Classes Taught

GIScience
FSC Spring 2019, Fall 2018

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
FSC Spring 2018, Fall 2017; EWU Spring 2017; UIUC Fall 2013

The Digital Earth
FSC Spring 2018, Fall 2017; DU Spring 2016; UIUC Spring 2012 (Lab)

Geographic Statistics / R
EWU Spring 2016; DU Fall 2015

Web Design / Web Mapping
EWU Fall 2016; UIUC (TA) Summer 2012, 2013, 2014

Geography of Energy / Sustainability
FSC Fall 2017; EWU Spring 2017; DU Spring 2016, Fall 2015

Introduction to Human Geography / World Geography
FSC Fall 2017; EWU Spring 2017, Fall 2016; DU Spring 2016; UIUC Spring 2013, Fall 2012 (TA), Spring 2012 (TA), Fall 2011 (TA)

Physical Geography
DU Spring 2016

Education

The University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
PhD in Geography (2014)
Dissertation: The Energy Futures of Long-Distance Intercity Passenger Rail in the United States
(Advisor: Julie Cidell)

Hunter College / CUNY, New York, NY
Master of Arts in Geography
Advanced Certificate - Geographic Information Systems (2010)
Thesis: TRAMM: Using Transit Feed Information To Visualize Transportation Poverty
(Advisor: Jochen Albrecht)

American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York, NY
Integrated Program Certificate (1993)

North Texas State (UNT), Denton, TX
Master of Science in Computer Science (1987)
Graduate Project: SCORE - A Music Notation Editor
(Advisor: Denis Conrady)

North Texas State (UNT), Denton TX
Bachelor of Music in Music Education (1986)

Service

AAG Transportation Specialty Group board member and Webmaster

Organizer and chair of numerous sessions at AAG regional and annual meetings

Numerous faculty search committees

Farmingdale State College Campus-Wide Curriculum Committee

FSC Department of History, Politics, and Geography Self-Study Committee

FSC Department of History, Politics, and Geography Curriculum Committee

Eastern Washington University Course and Program Approval Committee

Eastern Washington University Sustainability Degree Focus Group

Graduate Student Advisor, UIUC GIS Club

Treasurer, UIUC Graduate Student Organization

Projects

Passenger Rail and Freight Rail Partnerships (2016)

Foreclosure as an Intervention in Residential Landscape Management (2015)

Mapping the Outcomes of Urban Sustainability Policies to Determine Spatial Equity (2014)

The 1967 Midwest High Speed Rail Transit Conference (2012)

What if Abraham Lincoln Had Been A Critical Theorist? (2011)

The Geography of Chinese Restaurants in New York City (2010)

History and Future of the North Shore Rail Line on Staten Island (2009)

Energy Use in American Food Production (2009)

Fossil Fuel Energy Use for Meat in New York City (2009)