Jim Hathaway--retired as of May 30, 2014, see proverb below!
Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment
Slippery Rock University

No condition is permanent--Nigerian proverb

Angola and JTH in woods near Slippery Rock Creek

I arrived at SRU in August, 1988 and retired on May 30, 2014. Before my career at SRU I taught for three years at Ondo State University (now Ekiti State University) in Nigeria. The recent courses I taught at SRU and links to them are listed below. 


My interests include economic geography; Africa, especially West and Southern Africa; the US and Canada; and geography education, including pedagogical uses of the Internet. My recent research applied political economic and cultural/historical perspectives to the economic geography of services and to the idea of sustainability in an inherently expansionist economy. I am now investigating the impact of shale gas drilling on agriculture in Pennsylvania. Here are links to a vita and to map and pictures of South Africa. As a geographer, I enjoy learning about natural, cultural, and economic landscapes of near and faraway places by reading about them and walking, bicycling, driving in them, and interacting with their residents. Several of these interests come together each summer during a bicycle trip with my friend Tom MacDonald.


Created January 1997, revised 30 May 2014