Faculty Profile for Dr. Richard A Earl

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Dr. Richard A Earl
Distinguished Professor Emeritus — Dept of Geography & Environmntl Studies
ELA 365
phone: (512) 245-3204

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I spent my first 20 years living in San Pedro, CA, the port city for Los Angeles. After two years in the U.S. Army, I completed my bachelors at UCLA and masters at Cal St. Northridge. I earned by Ph.D. in Physical Geography at Arizona State University. Prior to coming to Texas State University in 1991, I taught at New Mexico State University and Bowling Green State University, OH.

Teaching Interests

Physical Geography, Geomorphology, Water Resources, Environmental Studies

Research Interests

Stream Processes, environmental change, water resources

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Andrievskikh, D., Lopez, C., & Earl, R. A. (2019). Awareness of College Students to Regional Flood Hazards. Papers in Applied Geography. https://doi.org/DOI:    10.1080/23754931.2019.1694966
  • Earl, R. A. (2018). Aden Lava Flow Dona Ana County, NM. In New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 69th Field Conference:  Las Cruces Country III (Vol. 69, pp. 197–202). New Mexico Geological Society.
  • Earl, R. A. (2018). Precipitation to Peak Streamflow Relationships on Headwater Streams in the Texas Hill Country. Geographical Bulletin, 59, 87–102. Retrieved from n/a
  • De Hon, R. A., & Earl, R. A. (2018). Reassesment of Features in the Aden Crater Lava Flows, Dona Ana Co., New Mexico. New Mexico Geology, 40, 17–26.
  • Earl, R. A. (2017, March). Water Budget. In International Encylclopedia of Geography (Vol. XIV, pp. 706–709). Wiley Blackwell.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinquished Teaching Achievement Award, National Council for Geographic Education. October 2003 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor Award, Alpha Chi Honor Society. January 1, 2015 - May 1, 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Advisor, Presidential Honors Chapter, Gamma Theta Upsilon, Internaitonal Geography Honor Society. August 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Richard Wayne Simmons Geography Advocate Award, Dept. of Geography, Texas State University. August 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015

Selected Service Activities

Technical Advisory Board, Hill Country Alliance
Reviewer / Referee
Southwestern Geographer
Board of Directors, Upper San Marcos Watershed Flood Control District
January 1, 2003-Present
Board of Directors, United Campus Ministry, Texas State Univeristy
January 1, 2003-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Papers in Applied Geography