Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-11-04


Samford Geography Department professor and chair Eric Fournier has received the 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award of the SouthEastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG).

SEDAAG is a regional subdivision of the Association of American Geographers, representing over 550 members in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Established in 1947, SEDAAG exists to advance investigations in geography and to encourage the application of geographic findings in education, government, and business.

SEDAAG was the first professional organization Fournier joined, in 1990. "I have been an active participant in the organization ever since, and I consider the members of SEDAAG to be my truest group of peers among professional geographers, Fournier said.  "Having [the award] come from a group that has been so important in my academic life makes it extra special".



About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.