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«EDUCATION PhD, Geography; April 2012 Dissertation Title: “Spaces of Faith: An Affective Geographical Exploration of Houses of Worship” ...»

CURRICULUM VITAE

Caitlin C. Finlayson, Ph.D.

Department of Geography

University of Mary Washington

1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone: (540) 654-1492 • E-mail: cfinlay@umw.edu

EDUCATION

PhD, Geography; April 2012

Dissertation Title: “Spaces of Faith: An Affective Geographical Exploration of Houses of Worship”

Successfully defended dissertation on January 27, 2012

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Advisor: Victor Mesev, 3.97 GPA Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and Religious Studies; Minor: Social Sciences, May 2007 Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC Graduated Summa Cum Laude, 3.94 GPA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Visiting Instructor, Department of Geography, University of Mary Washington, 2013-2014 Adjunct Instructor, Department of Geography, University of Mary Washington, 2012-2013  Taught Human Geography and an 80-student section of World Regional Geography  Developed and taught a new, upper-level special topics course: Sacred Spaces Adjunct Instructor, Department of Geography, Florida State University, 2012-2013  Online instructor for a Human Geography course  Developed all online materials and course content Instructor (Graduate Teaching Assistant), Department of Geography, Florida State University, 2008-2012  Developed objectives, lesson plans, assignments, and activities for all courses  Developed and taught a new, upper-level special topics course: Geography of Religion  Graded all assignments, research projects, and exams Tutorial Assistant, Athletic Department Academic Support, Florida State University, 2010-2011  Assisted students one-on-one in various geography courses, including Map Analysis, Human Geography, and the Geography of the United States and Canada Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Geography, Florida State University, Spring 2008  Graded assignments and assisted instructor as needed

PUBLICATIONS

Finlayson, Caitlin Cihak and Victor Mesev. 2013. “Emotional Encounters in Sacred Spaces: The Case of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” The Professional Geographer. Published online June 20, 2013. Forthcoming in print.

Finlayson, Caitlin Cihak. 2012. “Spaces of Faith: Incorporating Emotion and Spirituality in Geographic Studies,” Environment and Planning A 44: 1763-1778.

Finlayson, Caitlin. 2011. “Water War: The Fight Over Lake Lanier,” Wiley Environmental Science Case Studies.

Finlayson, Caitlin. 2011. “Spinach Production and the Environment.” Wiley Environmental Science Case Studies.

Cihak, Caitlin. 2007.“Religious Hate Crime in America,” National Conference on Undergraduate Research Proceedings, San Francisco, California.

Cihak, Caitlin. 2006. “The Last Words of Jesus,” National Conference on Undergraduate Research Proceedings, Asheville, North Carolina.

PUBLICATIONS IN PROGRESS

Finlayson, Caitlin Cihak. Performativity and the art of Tai Chi: Understanding the body as sacred.

Currently in revision.

COURSES TAUGHT

 World Regional Geography: Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2011, Summer 2010, Summer 2009, Spring 2009, Summer 2008  Environment and Society: Spring 2014  Introduction to Human Geography: Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2009  Human Geography (Online Course): Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013  Sacred Spaces: Spring 2013  Cultural Geography: Summer 2012, Spring 2010  Geography of Religion: Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2010  Environmental Science: Fall 2008

TEACHING INTERESTS

 Undergraduate geography courses including world regional geography, human geography, geographic research methods, environment and societal interactions, and special topics courses.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2014 Finlayson, C. “The Space of Memories: Exploring the Influence of Personal Histories on Experiences of Sacred Space.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL 2013 Finlayson, C. “Bodily Performance and Sacralization: Understanding Tai Chi as Transformative.” SouthEastern Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Roanoke, VA 2011 Finlayson, C. “Spaces of Faith: Incorporating Emotion and Spirituality in Geographic Studies.” SouthEastern Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA 2010 Finlayson, C. “Affective Religious Experiences: Current Trends and New Directions in the Exploration of Spiritual Practices.” SouthEastern Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL 2010 Finlayson, C. “Spaces of Faith: Perspectives on the Geographical Exploration of Houses of Worship.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, DC 2010 Finlayson, C. “Spinach: A Commodity-Chain and Human-Health Analysis of a Lowly Leafy Green.” Environmental Action Research Symposium, Tallahassee, FL 2010 Finlayson, C. “Religious Hate Crimes in America, 1996-2006.” Florida Society of Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL 2009 Finlayson, C. “Traditional Sacred Spaces of Oahu, Hawaii.” Florida Society of Geographers Annual Meeting, St. Augustine, FL 2007 Cihak, C. “Religious Hate Crime in America.” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, San Francisco, CA 2006 Cihak, C. “The Last Words of Jesus.” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Asheville, NC

INVITED PRESENTATIONS





Keynote Address. 2013. National Society of Collegiate Scholars Honor Society Induction Ceremony.

University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA “Spaces of Faith.” 2013. Windows of the World (WOW). Germanna Community College.

Fredericksburg, VA “Sacred Landscapes: The Impact of Geography on Religious Traditions.” 2010. Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee Adult Forum. Tallahassee, FL “Food and Agriculture: Where does our food come from?” 2009. Guest lecture for Human Geography course, Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL

STUDENT RESEARCH

2014 Julia Wood: “Gendered understandings of the lived religious experience: Exploring emotional responses through sacred space.” Working with student as part of a 3-credit hour independent study course, GEOG 491. Project will be presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers.

2014 Nathan Slater: “Readings on Christianity in China.” Working with student as part of a 3credit hour independent study course, GEOG 491.

2013 Julia Wood: “Gendered space and faith: A comparison of the spatial roles of women in the Abrahamic religions within the context of modern American society.” Presented at the 2013 SEDAAG Annual Meeting in Roanoke, Virginia. Paper completed as part of the Spring 2013 Sacred Spaces course.

2013 Matthew Fritz. “Religious Hate Crime in America.” Worked with student as part of his GISC 351 course.

GRANTS SUBMITTED

2013 University of Mary Washington, Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, Departmental Level Grant, Co-applicant with Dr. Dawn Bowen Status: Funded ($3000) 2013 Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers Small Grant Award Status: Funded ($720) 2013 University of Mary Washington, Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, Meaningful Student Learning Micro-Grant Status: Funded ($250) 2013 University of Mary Washington College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Development Supplemental Grant, Spring Semester Status: Funded ($850) 2013 University of Mary Washington College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Development Supplemental Grant, Fall Semester Status: Funded ($700) 2011 Florida State University, Congress of Graduate Students Travel Grant.

Status: Funded ($200) 2011 “Spaces of Faith: An Affective Geographical Exploration of Houses of Worship.” Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant submitted to the National Science Foundation.

Status: Not funded ($6,465) 2010 Florida State University, Congress of Graduate Students Travel Grant.

Status: Funded ($300) 2010 Florida State University, Congress of Graduate Students Travel Grant.

Status: Funded ($100) 2009 Florida State University, Congress of Graduate Students Travel Grant.

Status: Funded ($200) 2009 “A Geographical Survey of the Traditional Sacred Spaces of Oahu, Hawaii.” Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant submitted to the National Science Foundation,

2009. Status: Not funded ($10,900)

ESRI COURSES COMPLETED

Learning ArcGIS Desktop, 24 hours of training, Completed June 2013 Solving Spatial Problems Using ArcGIS 10.1, 3 hours of training, Completed June 2013 Teaching with GIS: Intro. to Using GIS in the Classroom, 3 hours of training, Completed May 2013 Getting Started with GIS, 3 hours of training, Completed December 2012

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

QEP Workshop, University of Mary Washington, May 2014 Writing Workshop with Student Panel, University of Mary Washington Writing Center, March 2014 Evaluating Student Writing Roundtable Discussion, University of Mary Washington Writing Center February 2014 Class Discussion Workshop, University of Mary Washington Speaking Intensive Program, January 2014 University of Mary Washington Diversity Academy Workshop, May 2013 Sharing Power in the Classroom and Student Engagement Workshop, University of Mary Washington Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, April 2013

JOURNAL AND BOOK REVIEWS

Reviewer, Geoforum, Fall 2013 Accuracy reviewer, Introduction to Geography by Dahlman and Renwick, 6th edition, Pearson Reviewer, Human Geography by Bjelland, Montello, Fellmann, Getis, and Getis, 12th edition, McGraw Hill Reviewer, World Regions in Global Context by Marston, Knox, Liverman, Del Casino, and Robbins, 4th edition, Pearson Reviewer, Contemporary Human Geography by Rubenstein, 2nd edition, Pearson Reviewer, Introduction to Contemporary Geography by Rubenstein, Renwick, and Dahlman, Pearson Reviewer, The Cultural Landscape by Rubenstein, 10th edition, Pearson Reviewer, Contemporary World Regional Geography by Bradshaw et al., 3rd edition, McGraw Hill Reviewer, Environmental Science Primer, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Reviewer, World Regions in Global Context by Marston, Knox, Liverman, Del Casino and Robbins, 3rd edition, Pearson

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Hosted a student/faculty roundtable discussion reviewing the activities of the Student Learning Committee (formed with a grant from the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation), April 2016 Served as a faculty judge for the 2013 Writing Intensive Writing Contest, February 2014.

Hosted a workshop with the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation: “Active Learning:

Gamestorming in the Classroom,” University of Mary Washington, February 12, 2014.

Assisted with organization and planning of Geography Awareness Week Trivia Table, University of Mary Washington Geography Club, 2012 and 2013 University of Mary Washington Open House, Academic Spotlight facilitator, October 2013 University of Mary Washington Open House, Academic Spotlight faculty panelist, September 2013 Volunteered with the Geography Department as part of the University of Mary Washington’s Family Weekend, September 2013 Organized a Geography Department information session for prospective majors, September 2013 Hosted a workshop with the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation: “Engaging Students in Large or Small Class Sizes,” University of Mary Washington, September 19, 2013.

Guest speaker and departmental representative to the AP Human Geography Course at James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia, 2013-2014 Guest Judge, Swift Creek Middle School History Fair, 2011 Session Organizer, “Affective Geographical Explorations of Faith,” 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers

AWARDS AND HONORS

“Box of Awesome” Award Winner, Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, University of Mary Washington, 2013 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award Winner, Florida State University, 2010 Florida State University, Career Portfolio Competition, 1st Place Graduate Student, 2010 Florida Society of Geographers Travel Award, 2009 Edward S. Fersner Scholarship, Winthrop University, 2006-2007 Class of 1937 Scholarship, Winthrop University, 2006-2007 President’s List, Winthrop University, 2004-2007 Trustee’s Scholarship, Winthrop University, 2003-2007

LEADERSHIP

Admissions Liaison, Geography Department, University of Mary Washington, 2013-2014 Honors Service Learning Project Faculty Mentor, University of Mary Washington, Fall 2013 Geography and Environmental Science Student Association, Florida State University, President, 2008-2010

AFFILIATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

Association of American Geographers, 2008-Present SouthEastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, 2010-Present Florida Society of Geographers, 2009-2012 College Reading and Learning Association Certified Tutor, 2010 Florida State University, Program for Instructional Excellence Certification, 2008 American Planning Association, 2007-2008 REFERENCES Dr. Victor Mesev Advisor and Chair, Department of Geography Room 323, Bellamy Building Florida State University Phone: (850) 645-2498 • E-mail: vmesev@fsu.edu Dr. J. Anthony Stallins Associate Professor, Department of Geography 1457 Patterson Office Tower University of Kentucky Phone: (859) 257-2138 • E-mail: ja.stallins@uky.edu Dr. Philip E. Steinberg Professor of Political Geography Reviews Editor, Political Geography Durham University



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