Director, Center for Excellence for Geographic Education
Editor, Journal of Geography (2010-2016)
Research Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1998
Department of Geography
Callcott, Room 113
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 777-2986 Fax: (803) 777-4972
Dr. Jerry T. Mitchell is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Geographic Education and a Research Associate Professor of Geography. He is also a faculty research associate with the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute. His primary research areas lie in cultural responses to disaster, hazards education, and the use of geospatial technologies for vulnerability assessments. He has authored more than forty articles and book chapters, with work appearing in the journals Natural Hazards Review, Environmental Hazards, Cartography and GIS, and the Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Dr. Mitchell has been the editor of the Journal of Geography since 2010 and received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education in 2012.
Areas of Interest
Recreation and tourism
Mitchell, J. T. (ed.). 2013. Atlas of South Carolina. Columbia, South Carolina: South Carolina Geographic Alliance.
Mitchell, J. T. 2013. “Biblical Events.” In P. Bobrowsky, ed., Encyclopaedia of Natural Hazards. New York: Springer-Verlag. 45-47.
Mitchell, J. T. and L. Collins. 2013. “The Green Book: Safe Spaces from Place to Place.” The Geography Teacher.
Mitchell, J. T., J. Cantrill, and J. Kearse. 2012. “The “Why” and “Where” of the Tappan Zee Bridge: A Lesson in Site Location, Physical Geography, and Politics.” Social Education. 76(4): 197-201.
Mitchell, J. T., L. Collins, S. Wise, and M. Caughman. 2012. “Connecting with Rice: Carolina Lowcountry and Africa.” The Geography Teacher. 9(1): 6-17.
Mitchell, J. T. 2012. “Environmental Disasters.” In J. Stoltman, ed., 21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. 519-528.
Mitchell, J. T. and W. C. Terry. 2011. “Contesting Pisco: Chile, Peru, and the Politics of Trade.” The Geographical Review. 101(4): 518-535.
Battersby, S. E., J. T. Mitchell, and S. L. Cutter. 2011. “Development of an online hazards atlas to improve disaster awareness.” International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. 20(4): 297-308.
Burton, C., J. T. Mitchell, and S. L. Cutter. 2011. “Evaluating Post-Katrina Recovery in Mississippi using Repeat Photography.” Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy, and Management. 35(3): 488-509.
Geography of South Carolina (GEOG 221)
Geography of Latin America (GEOG 223)
Contemporary Issues in Geography Education (GEOG 561)
Seminar in Geography Education (GEOG 710)
Current Grad Students
Larianne Collins, PhD Candidate
Jim Olsen, Master's Candidate
Caitlin Strachan, Master's Candidate