Faculty Profile for Dr. Osvaldo A Muniz Solari

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Dr. Osvaldo A Muniz Solari
Professor — Department of Geography
ELA 366
phone: (512) 245-2170

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I was born in Antofagasta, northern region of Chile where I completed my elementary, middle, high school, and bachelor. The latter at the Universidad del Norte. Married to Cecilia Villagra, a school teacher, with I had two sons; Patricio, a physician, and Fernando, a physical therapist.
I have worked in several universities and my academic life has been developed in Chile, Brazil and the United States.

Teaching Interests

Population Geography, World Regional Geography, Transportation Models, Latin America, Theories and Methods in Geographic Education

Research Interests

Online learning methods, new technologies for global cooperation, international flows, TNCs and FDI, geospatial technologies in geography education

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Muniz Solari, O. A. (2018). A Study of Transnational E-Learning by Collaboration. China Academic Journal, 6, 96–1027. Retrieved from CNKI.net
  • Muniz Solari, O. A. (2018). Preparing Global Citizens in the United States. In Global Education for Global Understanding (pp. 205–2012). Chan, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77216-5
  • (2017). Learning Progressions in Geography Education. (O. Muniz Solari, M. Solem, & R. G. Boehm, Eds.). Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44717-9
  • Muniz Solari, O. A. (2016). International Online Geographical Education with Geospatial Technologies.
  • Muniz Solari, O. A. (2016). International Online Geographical Education with Geospatial Technologies.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honorary Professor of International Studies, Center for International Studies. 2015 - 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: International Part-time Professor of Geography. School of Geographical Sciences, East China Normal University. Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. October 2014 - September 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Travel Award for International Geographical Union – IGU Regional Conference, National Science Foundation/Association of American Geographers. 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Professor of Geography. November 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Scholar. Iota, Theta Chapter. International Honor Society (Gamma Theta Upsilon). 1987

Selected Grants

  • Muniz Solari, Osvaldo A (Co-Principal), Klein, Phil (Co-Principal), Solem, Michael (Principal). Internationalizing Geography Education: A Focus on Japan, AAG-Center for Global Geography Education. International Workshop in Tokyo, Japan, $67620. (Funded: 2012). Grant.
  • Muniz Solari, Osvaldo A (Co-Principal), Klein, Phil (Co-Principal), Solem, Michael (Principal). Expanding U.S.- South Asia Collaborations in Geography Education, AAG-Center for Global Geography Education, $54384. (Funded: 2011). Grant.
  • Muniz Solari, Osvaldo A (Principal), Cacace, Graciela (Co-Principal), Pineda, Maria Cristina (Co-Principal). Red Online de Aprendizaje Geográfico – REDONLINE-IPGH, Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH) – Organization of American States (O.A.S.), $10150. (Funded: 2014 - 2015). Grant.
  • Muniz Solari, Osvaldo A (Co-Principal), Huynh, Niem Tu (Co-Principal), Chow, Edwin (Co-Principal), Jensen, Jennifer (Co-Principal). Geography Educational Materials Development (GEMDF), $16998. (Funded: 2010 - 2011). Grant.
  • Muniz Solari, Osvaldo A (Other), Klein, Phil (Co-Principal), Solem, Michael (Co-Principal). National Science Foundation. Online Center for Global Geography Education (CGGE) Phase 2. Association of American Geographers., $498373. (Funded: 2007 - 2010). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Graduate Curriculum Committee
August 2015-Present
Member
Academic Council. Centro Panamericano de Estudios e Investigaciones Geograficas
2013-Present
Member
Editorial Board. Revista Geografica, PAIGH-OAS
2013-Present
International Evaluator
Research Group. Vicerrectorado de Investigación, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima.
July 2012-Present
Member
Geography Commission. U.S. Section, Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH-OAS)
2011-Present