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Department of History & Geography

Department of History & Geography

Brad Huff

Associate Professor of Geography

Brad Huff

Contact

Dr. Brad Huff

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Yancey Center 355
Phone: 706-507-8355
E-mail: huff_brad@columbusstate.edu
Bio

Office Hours

Spring Semester, 2018
MT 12:00-2:00 PM and by appointment 
(RiverPark Campus) YC 355

Education

Ph.D., Florida State University
M.A., Columbia Theological Seminary

B.A., University of West Florida

Specialty Area

Geographic Information Systems and Sciences (GIS), Spatial Data Analysis, Cultural Geography

Bio

Dr. Brad Huff received his Ph.D. in Geography from Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) in 2012. He earned his M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary (Atlanta, GA) in 1979. His dissertation, “The Cultural Landscape Analysis of the Domain-Centered Place-Based Community of Ave Maria, Florida”, combined a theoretical approach of cultural landscape analysis with a mixed-methods research approach to study Ave Maria, Florida which he argued was usefully understood as a place-based community of practice.

Dr. Huff’s research studies the effects of spatial design on aspects of social, economic, and cultural performance of urban areas. His current research continues to focus on mixed-methods cultural landscape analysis of communities of practice. He currently offers classes in geographic information systems and sciences and in world regional geographies at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Huff created and manages the GIS Certificate Program. The Program is a standalone certificate, meaning that people outside the university can register for it as well as current students.

News from the Certification Program includes:

  • In May 2016, the certification program graduated its first two candidates - Amanda Hall and Cheltzie Brown. Congratulations to both!
  • In April 2016, Dean Dennis Rome requested that the Program be extended to Ft. Benning, and Dr. Huff is currently working out the mechanics of this extension.

Dr. Huff and the geography students have also been active in attending conferences and giving presentations, including:

  • In November 2016, 7 students and 2 faculty plan to attend the annual conference of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers in Columbia, South Carolina. Three of them are planning to present posters at the event.
  • In April 2016, Amanda Hall won Best Presentation at Tower Day and Ryan Hutto won Best Poster
  • In November 2015, 6 students and 1 faculty attended the annual conference of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographer in Pensacola, Florida. The three day conference provided the students with the opportunity to meet other undergraduate and graduate GIS students from throughout the southeast US; to meet former CSU graduates who are now pursuing PhDs in geography; to meet with graduate school coordinators from throughout the southeast; and to participate in a variety of conference sessions.

Finally, in May 2016, the Department won a grant to acquire a new wide-format printer. The award of almost $10,000 will allow for the replacement of the wide-format printer that was lost last year. A heartfelt thanks goes out to the Student Technology Fee Committee for seeing the importance of this request, as well as for their general assistance with the replacement.