Oklahoma State University

Jonathan Comer

 Jon Comer

JONATHAN C. COMER
Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Department of Geography
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma  74078-4073

Office:  322 Murray Hall
Phone:  (405) 744-9176  or  (405) 744-6250
Fax:  (405) 744-5620
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  EDUCATION

 Ph.D.

Geography The Ohio State University

1994

 M.A. Geography The Ohio State University

1990

 B.A.

Geography Indiana University

1988


  AREAS OF INTEREST

• Topical: Economic Geography
          (location analysis, transportation, professional sports/stadium issues)
• Methodological: Quantitative Methods
          (spatial analysis, spatial statistics)
• Regional: United States
          (economic and urban geography)


  PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE

Professor, Department of Geography
Oklahoma State University, 2008 - Present.

Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Oklahoma State University, 1999 - 2008.

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
Oklahoma State University, 1994 - 1999.

 


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Wikle, T.A. and J.C. Comer. 2012. Facebook’s Rise to the Top: Exploring Social Networking Registrations by Country. International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking, 4(2): 46-60. PR 

Comer, J.C., L.S. Bombom, and N.J. Rose. 2012. Analysis of Fatality Accident Data in Rural Areas. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, 35: 145-154. PR 

Comer, J.C., A.K. Graham, and S.R. Brown. 2011. Relating Transportation Quality Indicators to Economic Conditions in the South-Central U.S. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 2(3): 1-19. PR 

Wikle, T.A. and J.C. Comer. 2010. Translator Network and the New Geography of Religious Radio.  Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 17(1): 48-62. PR 

Wikle, T.A. and J.C. Comer. 2009. Barriers to Establishing Low Power FM Radio in the U.S.  The Professional Geographer, 61(3): 366-381. PR 

Lightfoot, D.R., N. Mavlyanov, D. Begimkulov, and J.C. Comer. 2009. Reliability of Interview Data for Monitoring and Mapping Groundwater. International Association of Hydrological Scientists Red Book Series. PR 

Comer, J.C., A.K. Graham, and S.R. Brown. 2009. An Assessment of Road and Bridge Conditions in Four States. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, 32: 47-56. PR 

Comer, J.C. and T.A. Wikle. 2008.  Worldwide Diffusion of the Cellular Telephone, 1995-2005.  The Professional Geographer, 60(2):252-269. PR 

Comer, J.C. and P.D. Skraastad-Jurney. 2008.  Assessing the Locational Equity of Community Parks through the Application of Geographic Information Systems.  Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 26(1):122-146. PR 

Brown, S.R., J.C. Comer, and T.A. Wikle. 2007.  The Locations of Temporary Shelters After Hurricane Katrina.  Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, 30:298-306. PR 

Lightfoot, D.R., N. Mavlyanov, D. Begimkulov, and J.C. Comer, 2006.  Calibration and Accuracy of Interview Methods for Mapping Groundwater Depletion without Monitoring Wells.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Infrastructure Development and the Environment, Abuja, Nigeria, September 2006.

Comer, J.C. and G.A. Finchum. 2005.  All Roads Lead to Oklahoma City: Small Towns, Big Business, and Highway Bypasses.  The Southwestern Geographer, 9:42-64 (reprinted in 2006(10):52-74 to correct proof errors). PR 

Comer, J.C. and G.A. Finchum. 2004.  Modeling the Influence of Highway Bypasses and Population on Business Activities.  Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, 27:420-429. PR 

Comer, J.C. and G.A. Finchum.  2003.  Socioeconomic Impacts of Highway Bypases in Oklahoma.  Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, 26:58-67. PR 

Monroe, A.D. and J.C. Comer. 2002. Spatial and Socioeconomic Patterns of Freemason Membership in Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, 82:95-109. PR 

Comer, J.C. and G.A. Finchum. 2001. Business Impacts of Highway Bypasses. Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conference, 24:235-243. PR 

Comer, J.C., Finchum II, G.A., and A.K. Coleman. 2000. A Methodology Using Geographic Information Systems to Evaluate Socio-economic Data Concerning Impacts of Highway Bypasses in Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, 80: 79-89. PR 

Newsome, T.H. and J.C. Comer. 2000. Changing Intra-Urban Location Patterns of Major League Sports Facilities. The Professional Geographer, 52(1):105-120. PR 

Comer, J.C. and T.H. Newsome. 1999. Downtown Revitalization and Major League Sports: The Emergence of Smaller Markets. Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conference, 22:165-173. PR 

Comer, J.C. and T.H. Newsome. 1998. Will Major League Sports Ever Come To Oklahoma? Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, 78: 1-10. PR 

Comer, J.C. and R.W. Jackson. 1997. A Note on Adjusting National Input-Output Data for Regional Table Construction; Journal of Regional Science, 37(1): 145-153. PR 

Comer, J.C. and T.H. Newsome. 1996. Recent Patterns of Professional Sports Facility Construction in North America; Sport Place: An International Journal of Sports Geography, 10(1): 22-39. PR 

Jackson, R.W., and J.C. Comer. 1993. An Alternative to Aggregated Base Tables in Input-Output Table Regionalization; Growth and Change, 24(2): 191-205. PR 

Jackson, R.W., Israilevich, P.R., and J.C. Comer. 1992. A Note on the Role of Survey data and Expert Opinion in Constructing Input-Output Tables; Papers In Regional Science, 71(1): 87-93. PR 

PR: Peer Reviewed

 


  GRANTS & CONTRACTS RECEIVED

2011. Oklahoma Transportation Center, "Analysis of FARS Data on State Highways in Oklahoma," 9/11-11/12, $200,000.

2008.  Oklahoma Transportation Center, "Oklahoma's Transportation Infrastructure: Inventory and Impacts," 6/08-5/09, $133,692.

2003.  Oklahoma Transportation Center, "Analyzing Impacts of Highway Construction Activities in Oklahoma, Phase II:  Business Impacts," 1/03-9/03, $39,014.

2002.  Oklahoma Transportation Center, "Analyzing Impacts of Highway Construction Activities in Oklahoma, Phase I:  Socioeconomic Impacts," 5/02-9/02, $39,461.

1998. Oklahoma Department of Transportation, "GIS for Evaluating Socioeconomic Data of Small Communities in Oklahoma", 1/99 -12/00, $96,469.

1997. Arts and Sciences Grant for Instructional Improvement, "Bringing Place into the Classroom: Development of a World Regional Geography Global Image Library and Student Self-Study Resource for the World Wide Web," $9,900.

1995, 1997, 2001, 2005. Arts and Sciences Summer Research Grant.

1995, 1996. Dean's Incentive Grant.


  PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member, Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Member, Regional Science Association International (RSAI)
Assessment and Academic Improvement Council, 2004-2013
General Education Advisory Council, 2000-2015
Committee for the Assessment of General Education, 2005-2013 (Chair 2008-2013)
Academic Integrity Panel, 2006-2010
University Reaccreditation Self-Study Steering Committee, 2002-2005
University Strategic Planning Steering Committee, 2003-2004
University Faculty Council, 2000-2003 (Chair of Budget Committee, 2001-2002)
Board Member, AAG Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM), 2001-2004


  AWARDS

Regents Distinguished Teaching Award
  
Oklahoma State University (2008)

Academic Advising Award, Faculty, College of Arts & Sciences
   Oklahoma State University (2008)

Outstanding Teacher
  
Department of Geography, Oklahoma State University (2012, 2006, 2005, 1999, 1998)