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EIU Department of Geology and Geography

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Dr. Betty E. Smith, Professor Emerita, Geography

Email: besmith@eiu.edu

Frequently Taught Courses

GEG 1100G Cultural Geography
EIU 4101G Senior Seminar: Spaceship Earth
GEG 3775 Urban Geography
GEG 3775-600  Urban Geography Online
GEG 3780 Land Use Planning
GEG 3780-600 Land Use Planning Online
GEG 3080 Geography and Culture of South America
GEG 3080-600 Geography and Culture of South America Online
GEG 3070 Geography and Culture of Mexico and Central America
GEG 3070-600 Geography and Culture of Mexico and Central America Online

Education

Ph. D. Geography 1994 University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo
M.A. Geography 1987 California State University, Chico
B.A. Geography 1971 University of California, Davis

Selected Publications

Smith, Betty E.  “Historic Trail Mapping in Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California” in Session Teaching with GIS in Higher Education and Track: Making History- GIS in Historical Scholarship, Proceedings of the Annual Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Education User Conference, July 2011.
 
Smith, Betty E.  “Manufacturing in the United States: A Focus on State and Regional Work Stoppage,” (Refereed) Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society, 52(1): 22-34, 2010 Issue, Published April 2011.
 
Smith, Betty E. “Local Land Use Development Agreements in California,” (Refereed) Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, Burrell Mont ed., 33: 392-410, Published October 2010. 

Smith, Betty E. Population and Urbanization in Latin America,” Geographische Rundschau, English International Edition, 6(3): 30-34 Braunschweig, Germany, published July 2010.
 
Smith, Betty E. and Craig, Cameron D., “Ecuador: A First Class Adventure.” Tempestas et Caelum Productions, Inc. and the Department of Geology/Geography, Eastern Illinois University, Video 10 minutes, published March 2010.
 
Smith, Betty E. Ancient Trail Mapping in Highland Ecuador,” GIS in the Field, Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Education User Conference, proceedings CD published July 2009.

Smith, Betty E. “Urban Population Density in Three Intermediate Size Cities of South America,” (Refereed) Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, Burrell Montz ed., 32: 437-446, Published October 2009.
 
Smith, Betty E. “Application of Seriation to Relative Urban Housing Quality Classification in Ecuador and Bolivia,” (Refereed) Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, Burrell Montz ed., 31: 195-205, Published October 2008
 
Smith, Betty E. “Urban Population Density Analysis of Central City Morphology of a City in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador,” (Refereed) Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, Burrell Montz ed. 30: 135-146, 2007.
 


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Department of Geology and Geography

Physical Science Building
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2626
geoscience@eiu.edu


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