Middle States Geographer Volume 41, 2008

2008 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MIDDLE STATES DIVISION

OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS

November 7-8, 2008

Bolger Conference Center, Millersville, PA

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Socioeconomic Conditions on the Pennsylvania Frontier: the Germans and Scots-Irish of Cumberland County, 1765-1775. Michael Ross and Paul Marr

Champions of GIS: Municipal Implementation and Organizational Diffusion of GIS in Pennsylvania Local Governments. Matthew Convery and Dorothy Ives Dewey

Determining Spatial Correlations between Voting Behavior and Selected Demographic Variables in a Changing Electorate. Justin Klos

“We Should Put Our Bears in the Hands of Experts”:Three Explanatory Cuts at an Uncritical Embrace of Scientific Authority. John Hintz

Evaluation of the Emergency Evacuation Plan for the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant. Lindsey Conlow

Let Them Have Dominion Over All the Earth: Are Christians Anti-Environmental? Jason Ridgeway

Political Possibilities of “Place-ing” People onto the Land: Re-imaging Community, Commons, and Nature in Maine’s North Woods. Marguerite Andrews

Habitat Mapping and Remote Sensing for Rare, Endangered, and Sensitive Species in the Hudson Valley, NY. David Jakim and Lawrence McGlinn

Using the Rate of Accumulated Freezing and Thawing Degree Days as a Surrogate for Determining Freezing Depth in a Temperate Forest Soil. Stephen Vermette and Shelia Christopher

Shoreline Behavior along the Atlantic Coast of Delaware. Francis Galgano Jr.

The Potential Influence of Small Dams on Basin Sediment Dynamics and Coastal Erosion in Connecticut. Megan McCusker and Melinda Daniels

Beach Morphology Change Study Using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst. G Pepe and G. Coutu

 

2008 OFFICERS OF THE MIDDLE STATES DIVISION

President: Kathleen Schreiber, Millersville University

Vice-President: Lawrence McGlinn, SUNY New Paltz

Secretary: Amy Krakowka, U. S. Military Academy at West Point

Executive Director: Jo Margaret Mano, SUNY New Paltz

Regional Councilor: Keith Henderson, Villanova University

Past President: Steven Schnell, Kutztown University

Past President: Sean DiGiovanna, Rutgers University

Past President: Ann Deakin, SUNY Fredonia

Middle States Geographer Editors: Kelly Frothingham

and Stephen Vermette, Buffalo State College

 

About the cover: From its mid-19th century proportion of one building on seven-and-a-half-acres, Millersville University has grown to a 250-acre campus with more than 60 buildings. The University’s modern research facilities, blended with Romanesque Revival structures and late-Victorian wooden frame houses, reflect its integration of contemporary and classical elements of education. The landscaped setting has a central pond set within lawns and gardens. Pictured here are Miller and S’ville, the campus’s resident swans.

 

ISSN 1067-2230

 

MIDDLE STATES GEOGRAPHER, Volume 41, 2008

REVIEWERS

John Bodenman, Bloomsburg University Chris Larsen, University at Buffalo
Frank Buonaiuto, Hunter College Jo Mano, SUNY New Paltz
Mary Jo Crance, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation Lawrence McGlinn, SUNY New Paltz
Angela Cuthbert, Millersville University Karen Morin, Bucknell University
Ann Deakin, SUNY Fredonia Tom Mueller, California University of PA
John Dobosiewicz, Kean University Steve Pendleton, Buffalo State College
Ian Droppo, National Water Research Institute John Pipkin, SUNY Albany
Kelly Frothingham, Buffalo State College Greg Pope, Montclair State University
Keith Henderson, Villanova University Jennifer Rogalsky, SUNY Geneseo
John Hintz, Bloomsburg University Kathy Schreiber, Millersville University
Camille Holmgren, Buffalo State College Stephen Vermette, Buffalo State College
Kim Irvine, Buffalo State College Karen Wehn, Buffalo State College
Ola Johansson, University of Pittsburg  Amy Krakowka, US Military Academy at West Point

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT: Bernice Radle