College of Liberal Arts

Geography Professor Wins Georgetown University's Professor of the Year Award

Wed, Sep 3, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas—Timothy Beach, an award-winning professor who joined the Department of Geography and the Environment in fall 2014, received the 2014 Faculty of the Year award for teaching excellence by Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

This honor draws from more than 20 programs across the Georgetown University campus and hundreds of faculty. He received the award at a student celebration on April 16 at Georgetown University, where he presented his last lecture to students and colleagues.

Beach, who now holds the Professor and C.B. Smith, Sr. Centennial Chair in U.S.-Mexico Relations #2 title at UT Austin, specializes in international research, teaching and diplomacy. He focuses his research on the wetlands, paleoenvironments, agricultural systems and soil erosion.

The regions Beach studies include Central America, Eastern Mediterranean, Iceland and the Upper Midwestern and Western United States. His geoscience courses were the first to ever be offered in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown.  He has taken hundreds of students to conduct field research in various regions around the world. He also introduced his students to the local landscapes, watersheds and resources of the Washington, D.C. National Capital Region, on- and off –shore of the Chesapeake Bay. 

Visit the Department of Geography’s website to read the full story.

Image by Obdulio Moronta


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