Allen Finchum


 Allen Finchum

G. ALLEN FINCHUM
Associate Professor
Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP)
Certified Computing Professional (CCP)

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

Office:  323 Murray Hall
Phone:  (405) 744-7138  or  (405) 744-6250
Fax:  (405) 744-5620
e-mail:  allen.finchum@okstate.edu

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  EDUCATION

 Ph.D.

Geography / Education The University of Tennessee

1992

 M.A. Geography / Planning University of Cincinnati

1985

 B.S.

Geography / Computer Science East Tennessee State University

1979


  AREAS OF INTEREST

• Urban Geography
• Applied Geographic Information Systems
• Public Facilites (Higher Education and Sporting)
• Population and Demographics
• United States / American South


  PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Oklahoma State University, July 2002 - Present.

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
Oklahoma State University, August 1996 - June 2002.

Research Associate, Transportation Research Center
The University of Tennessee, July 1995 - May 1996.

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Geography
The University of Tennessee, August 1989 - July 1993.

Systems Specialist, Administrative Information Systems
The University of Tennessee, October 1984 - July 1993. 


  PUBLICATIONS

Finchum, Tanya D. and Finchum, G. Allen.  “Not Gone with the Wind: Libraries in Oklahoma in the 1930s”,  Libraries and the Cultural Record, Volume 46 (3), 2011, pp 276-294.  PR

Arrowsmith, Colin, Bagoly-Simo, Peter, Finchum, Allen, Oda, Kirk, and Pawson, Eric.  “Student Employability and Its Implications for Geography Curricula and Learning Practices”,  Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Volume 35 (3), 2011, pp 365-377.  PR

Porter, Jess and Finchum, G. Allen.  “Redefining the Dustbowl: Applying Geotechnology to Popular Perception”,  Great Plains Research, Volume 19, 2009, pp 201-214.  PR

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

Comer, Jonathan C. and Finchum, G. Allen.  “Modeling the Influence of Highway Bypasses and Population on Business Activities”,  Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conference, Volume 27, 2004, pp 420-429.  PR

Mapemba, Lawrence, Adam, Brian D., and Finchum, G. Allen. “The Low-Tech Costs of High-Tech Alternatives for Poultry Litter: A GIS Approach to Measuring Transportation Costs”.  Working paper #AEJ-262, Oklahoma State University, Department of Agricultural Economics, 2007.

Comer, Jonathan C. and Finchum, G. Allen.  “Socioeconomic Impacts of Highway Bypasses in Oklahoma”.  Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conference, Volume 26, 2003, pp 58-67.  PR

Wikle, Thomas A., and Finchum, G. Allen,  “The Emerging GIS Degree Landscape”, Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems, Volume 27, 2003, pp 107-122.  PR

Tas, Halil I., and Finchum, G. Allen.  “Status of GIS Education at 4-Year College and Universities in the United States”, Research in Geographic Education, Volume 4(2), 2002, pp 64-77.   PR

Finchum, Tanya D., and Finchum, G. Allen, “Celebrating the Library Spirit: A Look Back at the Carnegie Libraries in Oklahoma”, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume LXXIX, Number 4, Winter 2001-02, pp 454-475.  

Comer, Jonathan C. and G. Allen Finchum. "Business Impacts of Highway Bypasses". Papers and Proceedings of the Applied Geography Conference, Volume 24, 2001, pp 235-243.  PR

Finchum, G. Allen, Tas, Halil I., and Wikle, Thomas A., “The Status of Professional Certification in GIS”, Proceedings of the 2001 ESRI International User Conference, San Diego, CA, 9-13 July, 2001.

Comer, Jonathan C., Finchum, G. Allen, and Coleman, Amanda K.,  “A Methodology Using Geographic Information Systems to Evaluate Socioeconomic Data Concerning Impacts of Highway Bypasses in Oklahoma”, Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, Volume 80, 2000, pp 79-89.  PR

Finchum, G. Allen, and Seig, Joseph, “Evaluating Environmental Risks of Petroleum Pipeline Product Spills: The Case of Oklahoma Lakes and Rivers”, Proceedings of the 1999 ESRI International User Conference, San Diego, CA, 26-30 July, 1999.

Rooney, J.F., Finchum, G.A., and White, H.J., "Closing the U.S. Golf Facility Supply Gap: A Geographic Analysis of Metropolitan Change, 1988-1997", in Cochran, A.J., and Farrally, M.R., (eds.), Science and Golf III, Human Kinetics(Champaign, IL), 1998.  PR

Finchum, G. Allen, "Alcoa, Tennessee: 20th Century Industrial Placemaking", Small Town, Volume 28, Number 5, March-April 1998, pp 22-29.  PR

PR: Peer Reviewed


  GRANTS & CONTRACTS RECEIVED

Oklahoma Land Database Inventory Webhosting and Maintenance
Finchum, G. Allen
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 
October 2011 – September 2012. Amount Awarded: $94,000. 

Oklahoma Land Database Inventory Webhosting and Maintenance
Finchum, G. Allen
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 
October 2010 – September 2011. Amount Awarded: $114,103. 

Oklahoma Land Database Inventory Webhosting and Maintenance
Finchum, G. Allen
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 
October 2009 – September 2010. Amount Awarded: $41,201. 

The Renewable Edge
Stadler, Stephen J, and Finchum, G. Allen
Oklahoma Economic Development Generating Excellence, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 
January 2009 – December 2010.Amount Awarded: $285,518. 

Oklahoma Landmark Inventory Location Enhancement Project
G. Allen Finchum and Michael P. Larson
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, OK
October 2008 - September 2009.  Amount: $83,695 

Oklahoma Landmark Inventory Database Webhosting and Maintenance
G. Allen Finchum
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, OK
October 2008 - September 2009.  Amount: $29,456

Digital Atlas of Oklahoma Mammals:
Data Capture and Georeferencing of OSU Collection of Vertebrates
Karen McBee, William L. Fisher, and G. Allen Finchum
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma City, OK
Fall 2007 - Spring 2009.  Amount: $92,092 

Oklahoma Landmark Inventory Database Webhosting and Maintenance
G. Allen Finchum
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, OK
October 2007 - September 2008.  Amount: $53,526

Oklahoma Landmark Inventory Database Webhosting and Maintenance
G. Allen Finchum
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, OK
October 2006 - September 2007.  Amount: $27,268

Oklahoma Landmark Inventory Database Webhosting and Maintenance
G. Allen Finchum and Brad A. Bays
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, OK
October 2005 - September 2006.  Amount: $44,035

Oklahoma Landmark Inventory Database Webhosting and Maintenance
G. Allen Finchum and George O. Carney
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, OK
October 2004 - September 2005.  Amount: $64,808

Oklahoma Landmark Inventory Database Webhosting and Maintenance
George O. Carney and G. Allen Finchum
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, OK
October 2003 - September 2004.  Amount: $41,951

Analyzing Impact of Highway Construction Activities in Oklahoma
Phase II: Business Impacts

Jonathan C. Comer and G. Allen Finchum
Oklahoma Transportation Center, Stillwater, OK
January 2003 - September 2003.  Amount: $39,014

Oklahoma Landmark Invnetory Database Webhosting and Maintenance
George O. Carney and G. Allen Finchum
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, OK
October 2002 - September 2003.  Amount: $43,426

Wind Power Assessment Initiative: Phase II
Steve J. Stadler and G. Allen Finchum
University Center for Energy Research, Stillwater, OK
July 2002 - June 2003.  Amount: $24,354

Analyzing Impact of Highway Construction Activities in Oklahoma
Phase I: Socioeconomic Impacts

Jonathan Comer and G. Allen Finchum
Oklahoma Transportation Center, Stillwater, OK
May 2002 - September 2002.  Amount: $33,044

Development of a Web Based Information Retrieval System for
National Register Sites in Oklahoma

G. Allen Finchum
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, OK
September 2001 - August 2002.  Amount: $48,074

Modeling of Population and its Relationship with Water Resources
Avdhesh Tyagi and G. Allen Finchum
City of Enid, Enid, OK
September 1999 - December 2000.  Amount: $23,874

GIS for Evaluating Socioeconomic Data of Small Communities in Oklahoma
G. Allen Finchum and Jonathan C. Comer
Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma City, OK
January 1999 - December 2000.  Amount: $96,469

OSU Instructional Improvement Grant for World Regional Geography
Brad A. Bays, Jonathan C. Comer, G. Allen Finchum, Reuel Hanks, and Joseph Seig
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
January 1998 - August 1998.  Amount: $9,910

An Investigation of the Application of GPS and GIS for the Creation and
Management of Highway Signage Inventories

G. Allen Finchum and Joseph Seig
Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma City, OK
June 1997 - October 1997.  Amount: $66,260

Development of a Geographic Information System for Rapid Response to
Oil Pollution Hazards Along Rivers
G. Allen Finchum and Thomas A. Wikle
Conoco Pipe Line Company, Incorporated, Ponca City, OK
January 1997 - December 1998.  Amount: $93,31


  PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Association of American Geographers
     - Urban Geography Specialty Group
     - Geographic Information Systems Specialty Group
     - Applied Geography Specialty Group
Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers 
American Planning Association 
Gamma Theta Upsilon
; Inducted: 1978
Phi Delta Kappa; Inducted 1988

OSU University Athletic Council - August 2007 - Present
OSU Arts and Sciences Faculty Council - May 2003 - April 2005
     - Chair, Planning and Policy Committee; May 2005 - April 2005
OSU Academic Appeals Board; August 1998 - July 2002 and August 2003 - July 2005

City of Stillwater, Mayor's Task Force on the 2010 Census; May 2006 - Present
Stillwater Public Schools-Demographer and Redistricting Consultant; May 2001 - Present


  AWARDS

Outstanding Teacher
  
Department of Geography, Oklahoma State University; 
   1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Regents Distinguished Teaching Award
  
Oklahoma State University; 2004

Robert G. Long Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee; 1994-95

Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges
  
East Tennessee State University; 1979-80

Outstanding Student, Department of Geography and Geology
   East Tennessee State University; 1979

Sons of the American Revolution Award
   Army ROTC, East Tennessee State University; 1979