Dr. Albert Rydant
Degrees & Credentials: PhD Geography, University of Victoria, Canada; MA Geography, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; BA Geography, Worcester State College; Emergency Medical Technician EMT-b; FEMA Certificates – Emergency Program Manager & Emergency Management USA.
Professional Interests: Fieldwork pedagogy, resource management, conducting international field courses.
Awards & Accolades: KSC Faculty Distinction in Research and Scholarship Award 2008; KSC Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award 1991; National Council on US-Arab Relations fellow, Cairo, Egypt; Fulbright-Hays fellow, Argentina; Visiting Professor University of Wolverhampton, UK 1992; Visiting Professor University of Salzburg 2009.
Key Professional Work:
“Applying Sequential Fieldwork Skills Across Two International Field Courses.” 2010. Journal of Geography 109 (6): 221-232 (with B. Shiplee, B. Middlekauff, and J.P. Smith).
“Blogging from the Field: Challenges and Successes,” National Council for Geographic Education Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, September 26, 2009 (with JJ Prior and K. Alvarez).
“Comparison of Staff and Student Expectations of Fieldwork: A Case Study of a Bi-national Fieldtrip to the Four Corners, USA,” Association of American Geographers Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, March 25, 2009 (with B. Shiplee, J. Smith, and B. Middlekauff).
Editor, Studies in New England Geography