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David Holt

Dr. David Holt

Associate Professor

Bio

I graduated with my Ph.D. by researched climate change in central Europe in the 2nd to 4th centuries AD using dendroclimatology, palynology, ice cores, speleothems, etc. This interest helped me develop a tree ring research laboratory at the gulf park campus. I have researched various topics in dendro including dendroclimatology, dendroarchaeology, and flood and fire histories and continue to work in these fields with a great team. Since teaching requires GIS experience, I have helped in various fields of mapping and spatial database management including transportation GIS and theoretical applications; cemetery mapping; ground penetrating RADAR; parcel-based landuse; blighted property surveys; hurricane mitigation and recovery; and historical archaeology. We have mapped several cemeteries using GPR, including forensic surveys. My experience in teaching cultural geography courses and history degrees has led me to write various books and book chapters including topics of Minority Rig

  • PHD - University of Arkansas (2002)
  • MA - University of Arkansas (1999)
  • BS - The University Of Texas At Tyl (1995)

1. Honors Research Forum (University of Southern Mississippi). Introduction to Research Methods for Senior Honors students with a thesis topic as goal of course.
2. Honors Prospectus (University of Southern Mississippi). Research Methods for Senior Honors students with an honors prospectus as goal of course.
3. Geography of Europe (University of Southern Mississippi). History and geography of modern Europe.
4. Natural Resources and Humans (University of Southern Mississippi, Miami University, University of Arkansas). History of the US conservation movement and the components involved in natural resource management with paper requirement.
5. Sustainable Development (University of Southern Mississippi). Globalization and human rights.
6. Campus Carbon Calculator (University of Southern Mississippi). Tracking carbon emissions of the university for the goal of zero carbon emissions as per the Universities Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
7. Introduction to Cartography (University of Southern Mississippi). Cartographic designs. Thematic Mapping. Paper and ESRI ArcGIS formats.
8. Advanced Cartography (University of Southern Mississippi). Cartographic designs. Thematic Mapping. Paper and ESRI ArcGIS formats.
9. Geographic Field Methods (University of Southern Mississippi). Applied field measurements and use of instrumentation.
10. Introduction to GIS (University of Southern Mississippi, Miami University). Introduction to the processes of vector and raster GIS with emphasis on ESRI products.
11. GIS Spatial Analysis (University of Southern Mississippi). Raster and Map Calculations in ESRI ArcGIS formats.
12. GIS Programming (University of Southern Mississippi). Programming PYTHON and internet mapping in ESRI ArcGIS formats.
13. Senior Seminar (University of Southern Mississippi, Miami University). Capstone Course teaching research techniques in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodologies with paper and presentation requirement ending in a finished Senior Thesis.
14. Biogeography (University of Southern Mississippi, Miami University). Distribution and diversity of plant and animal life on the planet.
15. Climatology Graduate level with laboratory (Miami University). Meteorology, Earth-Sun Relation, Climate Patterns, Global Change, Paleoclimatology.
16. Climatology (Miami University). Meteorology, Earth-Sun Relation, Climate Patterns, Global Change, Paleoclimatology.
17. Physical Geography (series) (ONLINE too) with laboratory (University of Southern Mississippi, Miami University, University of Cincinnati). Physical elements of the Atmosphere, Biosphere, Hydrosphere, and Lithosphere with laboratory requirement.
18. World Regional Geography (ONLINE too) (University of Southern Mississippi, Miami University, Northern Kentucky University). Interconnectivity of Regions of the World, views of economics, population, environmental issues, religion, and politics. Usually covering Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
19. American Geography (University of Cincinnati). Physical and spatial analysis of the Americas (North, Middle, and South) including economic, demographic, and religious trends.
20. Economic Geography (University of Cincinnati). Spatial distributions of the world’s economic systems.
21. European Geography (University of Cincinnati). Physical and spatial analysis of the Europe and the Former Soviet Union including economic, demographic, and religious trends.
22. Geography of Developing Nations (University of Cincinnati). Physical and spatial analysis of the Africa, Asia, and Middle East including economic, demographic, and religious trends.
23. Human Geography (University of Arkansas, University of Cincinnati). Humans through the contexts of geography, culture, and constructs.
24. Landscape Ecology (Geomorphology) (University of Arkansas). Processes that shape the earth.
25. Developed Nations (University of Arkansas). Role of developed nations in world perspective.

  • Political Handbook of the World,
  • Religious, Cultural, and Minority Rights, Foundations of Democracy, 2016
  • Geography of the Islamic State, The New Islamic State: Ideology, Religion and Violent Extremism in the 21stCentury , 2016
  • Construction history of the Deason House, Jones County, Mississippi, DENDROCHRONOLOGIA, 2017, 10.1016/j.dendro.2016.11.005
  • Dendrochronology reveals the construction history of an early 19th century farm settlement, southwestern Virginia, USA, JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 2013, 10.1016/j.jas.2012.05.038
  • Political Handbook of the World, 2017
  • Data Driven Freight Performance Analysis: A Case of Logistics Cluster, Proceedings of the 2017 IIE Annual Conference, 2017
  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
  • Mississippi Advancement of Spatial Technologies
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon: International Geography Honors Society

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Contact Me

Gulf Coast Science Building (SB) 3D 105F

Gulf Park

Email
David.H.HoltFREEMississippi

Phone
228.214.3255

Areas of Expertise

Dendrochronology, Political Geography, Transportation, Cartography, Necrogeography, Ground Penetrating Radar