John T Hayes

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professor
Office: MH-326E
Phone: 978-542-6922
Email: john.hayes@salemstate.edu

Professional Biography

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, l986 (Geography). 
Dissertation: "Climatic Change and Water and Yield Responses of Rice in California".

M.A.,  University of California, Los Angeles, 1980 (Geography - with thesis).

B.A.,   Bowling Green State Univ., Bowling Green, Ohio, 1974. (Geography major, math minor).

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Geography, Salem State College, September, 1998-present.

Assistant Professor with Tenure, Department of Geography, Salem State College, September, 1997- August, 1998.

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Salem State College, September, 1993 - August, 1997.

Faculty Associate, Institute for the Study of Information Science, University at Albany, March, 1990-May, 1993.

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University at Albany, September, l986-August, 1993.

Lecturer, Department of Geography and Planning, University at Albany, September, l984-August, l986.

Professional Interests

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Association of American Geographers (AAG)
National Geographic Society (NGS)
NESTVAL

Society of Sigma Xi - Full Member
Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS)

Responsibilities

Member, Renewable Energy Task Force, City of Salem, Appointed by Mayor Kim Driscoll to a 3-year term, Dec. 2006-Dec. 2009.

Invited Member, Ph.D. Dissertation Committee of Peter Tardie, Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire, Durham, August 2007-May 2010.    [Committee Chair:  Prof. Barry Rock, Dept. of Natural Resources & the Environment, UNH].

Member, Renewable Energy Task Force, City of Salem, Re-appointed by Mayor Kim Driscoll  to a second 3-year term, Dec. 2009-Dec. 2012.  [see www.salem.com/Pages/SalemMA_BComm/energy ]

Member, SSC Open House Committee on Global Warming, chaired by Mr. Scott James, Vice Pres. for Enrollment Management, Fall 2009-Spring 2010.  I wrote a one-page handout for students and parents about global warming and I developed a PowerPoint presentation for use at a SSC Open House in spring 2010.

Elected Vice President, NESTVAL (New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society), Assoc. of American Geographers, 2-year term beginning November 2009; is a President-Elect position-I begin a 2-year term as NESTVAL President  beginning November 2011. [see nestvalonline.org ]

Elected Secretary, NESTVAL, Assoc. American Geographers, 2-year terms:  Fall 2003 - Summer 2005, and  Fall 2005 - Summer 2007.

Co-Chair, Earth Day Planning Committee, Salem State College, Fall 2005-present;    co-chair with Ms. Hope Benne, History Department, to lead the planning committee throughout the year to plan events for a week of on-campus activities to celebrate Earth Day each April.  [see dgl.salemstate.edu/earthday]

Faculty Advisor, Geography Student Club (the Salem Geographical Society), Salem State University, Jan. 2010-present.

Coach--World Geography Bowl Team, Geography Dept., Salem State College, for NESTVAL competitions 1999-            present (held during Annual Meetings of NESTVAL).  Places:  1st-2003; 2nd in 2000 and 2001; 3rd in 2002,  2004, 2005, 2006, and 2009.

Judge, Annual Massachusetts Envirothon Competition.  Current Issues Problems presented by High School teams from throughout Massachusetts: 2005-2008, 2011.

Selected Publications

Co-Editor, 2009-2010. The Northeastern Geographer, a new peer-reviewed journal of the New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society, Assoc. of American Geographers. Volume One, Fall 2009, and Volume Two, Fall 2010, with co-editor, Steven Silvern.

Silvern, S. E. and J. T. Hayes (2009): "Editorial Introduction", The Northeastern Geographer, 1: 1-2.

Hayes, J. T. (2002) (Also in 9th edition, 2005 and 10th edition, 2009): Case studies written my JHayes and adapted by D. Chiras in Natural Resource Conservation, by Chiras, D., Reganold, J. and O. Owen. "Intro to GIS & remote sensing", pp. 16-19; "GIS and ecological justice", p. 38; "GIS, remote sensing, and precision farming", p. 157; "Using satellite remote sensing to detect pest damage in Oregon's forests", p. 173; "GIS aids snow monitoring and modeling at the National Weather Service", p. 230; "Mapping noxious weeds with GIS", p. 413; "GIS aids emergency response and survival strategies in Bangladesh", p. 513; Prentice Hall, Inc.

Selected Presentations

RECENT PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

"Carbon Management of Agricultural Soils: Issues of Verification of Soil Carbon Sequestration and Accrued Benefits from the Use of BMP's", Poster, 106th Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Wash., D.C., April 14-17, 2010.

"Management of Soils to Help Mitigate Global Warming: A Recommended Best Management Practices", Poster, 105th Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, March 22-27, 2009.

"Global Warming Climate Change and New England", Public Lecture, Annual Meeting of Salem Sound Coastwatch, Salem, MA, November 6, 2008.

"Climate Change Indicators: A Comparative Review of Indicators Used Internationally", Poster, 104th Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, April 15-19, 2008.

"Natural Resource Management in a Geography Curriculum", Paper, 85th Annual Meeting, New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (NESTVAL)- Association of American Geographers, held at Southern Conn. State University, New Haven, CT, November 2-3, 2007.


"Community Climate Action Plans: A Comparative Study of Selected U.S. Cities and Towns", Poster, 103rd Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, April 17-21, 2007.

"Globalization and the Environment", Presentation and Panel Discussant, "Crossroads Conversation: A Panel Discussion on Globalization", organized by Prof. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Forten Hall, Salem State College, November 30, 2006.

"Community Climate Action Plans: A Review of Climate Change Activism by Municipal Governments in New England", Paper, 84th Annual Meeting, New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (NESTVAL)-Association of American Geographers, held at the University of Vermont, Burlington, October 13-15, 2006.

"Global Warming and New England", Public Lecture, HealthLink and the Sierra Club-- Eastern Mass. Chapter, Essex County, First Baptist Church, Beverly, MA, April 18, 2006.

Personal Interests

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES:

Thompson, Manitoba, Canada (September, 1994).  Invited by principal investigator Dr. David Fitzjarrald (Atmospheric  Sciences Research Center, University at Albany) to participate in the field observation and data analysis phases  of the joint U.S.-Canada research project BOREAS (Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study).  I was on-site [60 km  west of Thompson, Manitoba] for seven days.

Shanxi Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Lishi, Shanxi Province, China (May 30-June 14, 1992).  Invited to participate in international conference (in city of Taiyuan, Shanxi) and scientific field excursion to  study experimental soil and water conservation basins in Loess Plateau area of Sanchuang River Basin - near the  county towns of Lishi and Liuling.  Trip included visits to cities and/or areas of Taiyuan, Lishi, Wutaishan, and  Datong (all of Shanxi Province), and Beijing.  See above professional presentations dated June, 1992.

McGill (University) Subarctic Research Station, Schefferville, Nouveau Quebec, Canada (August 1990).  Invited by principal investigator Dr. David Fitzjarrald (Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, University at  Albany) to design and assist with field mapping project of the NASA-funded Atmospheric Boundary  Layer Experiment (GTE/ABLE-3B) in the lichen woodland (boreal forest) near Schefferville.  I was on-site for eight days.

Xibei University, Xian, Shaanxi Province, PR China, (May-June, 1987).  Participated in faculty exchange  program between SUNY-Albany and Xibei U. --  Taught a graduate course (through translation) in the Geography Department, 5 days per week for 5 1/2 weeks. Title of course:  Crops, Climate, Soils and Food Production:  A Geographic and Biophysical Treatment of  Agriculture.  Also visited collaborating Chinese scientist Professsor H-Y. Ji at  Zhongshan University in Guangzhou for several days, and visited Beijing and environs.