Dr. Glen Elder
1968 - 2009
Dr. Glen Elder received his undergraduate degrees in Geography and English from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. His MA and PhD in Geography were from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He came to the University of Vermont as a visiting Assistant Professor in 1995. In 1998, he was appointed Assistant Professor. He received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002. He was appointed chair of the Department of Geography in 2005 and Associate Dean in 2009.
He was a highly productive scholar. His most recent research focused on the effects of border policies since 9/11 on the economic, social, and political realities of border communities — particularly those between Vermont and Quebec. He was also working on the economic geography of HIV/AIDS in southern Africa.
He was an outstanding teacher and advisor with a deep commitment to innovation in the classroom. He received the Kroepsch Maurice Teaching Award in 2003 and the Dean’s Lecture Award in 2005.
He was an active member of the UVM and Burlington communities. His service included co-chairing the President’s Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equity; faculty representative to the Board of Trustees Committee on Socially Responsible Investing; a member of the United Academics bargaining team; faculty advisor to the LGBTQA student group, Free2B; and Director of the African Studies Program. He served as board chair of Vermont Cares and the Samara Foundation of Vermont.
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