Faculty Profile for Dr. Denise Blanchard-Boehm

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Dr. Denise Blanchard-Boehm
Professor — Department of Geography
ELA 357
phone: (512) 245-3090

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Denise Blanchard is a Professor of Geography at Texas State University and specializes in: hazards research and application; risk communication/public education; environmental, natural resources, and energy management and education; communication geography; emergency management; coastal zone management; economic geography; international trade; and geographical history.
Dr. Blanchard received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder, M.S. degree in Economics from Florida State University, and B.S. in Finance and Economics from Auburn University.
Dr. Blanchard’s recent publications focus on aspects of environmental management, risk communication, environmental and hazard perception, K-12 geographic and environmental education, energy resources and geographical history. Dr. Blanchard’s most recent research and teaching interests include geographical histories of the American environment, natural resources use and management, energy resources, all aspects of natural hazards and disasters, beach restoration and nourishment, coastal and riverine management, and environmental education.
Dr. Blanchard has graduated eight Ph.D. students from Texas State University, served on 28 Ph.D. committees, graduated four Masters of Science degrees (M.S.) students, served on 12 M.S. committees, graduated 43 Masters of Applied Geography students (MAGeo), and served on 29 MAGeo committees. In addition, she has advised and/or served as a Masters committee member for 17 students outside the Geography department at Texas State.
Dr. Blanchard recently served as Chair of the Subcommittee for Education and Outreach for the San Marcos River Watershed Initiative. She is a former Director of the James and Marilyn Lovell Center for Environmental Geography and Hazards Research and is currently a Distinguished Scholar at the center. Dr. Blanchard was named Honorary Professor of International Studies by the International Studies Department at Texas State University. She has received four Favorite Professor awards from the Alpha Chi National Honor Society at Texas State. Dr. Blanchard has received a national Distinguished Teaching Achievement Award from the National Council for Geographic Education [NCGE] as well as the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Liberal Arts at Texas State University.

Teaching Interests

Hazards Research and Application; Risk Communication/Public Education; Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Resource Management and Use; Communication Geography; Emergency Management; Coastal Zone Management; Economic Geography; International Trade; and Geographical History.

Research Interests

Hazards Research and Application; Risk Communication/Public Education; Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Management and Use; Communication Geography; Emergency Management; Coastal Zone Management; Economic Geography; International Trade; and Geographical History.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Patton, M. T., & Blanchard-Boehm, D. (2016). Teachers’ Attitudes, Beliefs and Perceptions towards Disseminated Information and Guidance from Leaders in Geographic Education: An Examination of the Trickle-down Effect. Research in Geographic Education, 18(1).
  • Blanchard-Boehm, D. (2015). “The 1987 Edmonton, Alberta Canada Tornado: Perception, Experience, and Response.” In G.R. Tobin and B.E. Montz, Eds., Evolving Approaches to Understanding Natural Hazards. (pp. 360-372). (pp. 360–372). New Castle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Blanchard-Boehm, R. D., & Cook, M. J. (2015). The 1987 Edmonton, Alberta Canada Tornado: Perception, Experience, and Response. In Evolving Approaches to Understanding Natural Hazards. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Press. Retrieved from http://www.cambridgescholars.com/evolving-approaches-to-understanding-natural-hazards
  • Blanchard, D. (2015). Examining the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at 20: Foundations, Appraisal, and Future. Papers in Applied Geography, 1(1), 20–27. Retrieved from DOI:10.1080/23754931.2015.1009290
  • Blanchard-Boehm, D. (2015). Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences. https://doi.org/RPAG-2015-0107.R1

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honorary Professor of International Studies, Center for International Studies, Texas State -San Marcos. 2012 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Alfred H. Nolle Chapter, Texas State University-San Marcos. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Alfred H. Nollle Chapter, Texas State University-San Marcos. 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Liberal Arts. 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Alfred H. Nollle Chapter, Texas State University-San Marcos. 2010

Selected Grants

  • Blanchard-Boehm, Denise. GIS Net, $25000000. (Funded: 2012). Grant.
  • Blanchard-Boehm, Denise. Hazards in Texas, Texas State University. (Funded: 2007). Grant.
  • Blanchard-Boehm, Denise. When the Electronic Media Fails: Assessing the Adequacy of Alternative Formal and Informal Networks of Communication During a Major Flood Hazard Occurrence, Quick Response Grant, Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, $2000. (Funded: 2005). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

AAG Career Mentor
For workshops and sessions at annual meetings of the American Association of Geographers
2015-Present
Chair
Education and Outreach Subcommittee for the San Marcos River Watershed Protection Plan
September 1, 2014-Present
Chair
Jobs and Careers in Geography Committee
September 1, 2013-Present
Member
Awards Committee, Association of American Geographers
2012-Present
Associate Editor
Research in Geographic Education
2012-Present