Christopherson Wins Lifetime Achievement Award from Association of American Geographers

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December 8, 2015

Susan Christopherson, chair and professor of CRP, is the winner of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Honors award from the Association of American Geographers (AAG).

The award was given to Christopherson in recognition of her "contributions to economic geography in terms of research and public engagement." The committee specifically cites how Christopherson has "pushed the boundaries of academic inquiry, but has done so in a way that addresses issues of public concern and provides information to policymakers and citizens alike." Her work on regional economic development, on nontraditional energy sources, and her appointment to a National Research Council panel to consider the implications of shale gas and oil development for local communities in New York and Pennsylvania are listed as some of her many accomplishments.

The AAG has members from more than 60 countries who share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography. The Lifetime Achievement award is one of the AAG Honors awards, which are the highest awards offered by the organization. Honors awards are offered annually to recognize outstanding accomplishments by members in research and scholarship, teaching, education, service to the discipline, public service outside academe, and for lifetime achievement.

Christopherson will be recognized in April at the annual AAG awards meeting in San Francisco. 

By Rebecca Bowes