Faculty Profile for Dr. Alberto Giordano

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Dr. Alberto Giordano
Professor — Dept of Geography & Environmntl Studies
Program Faculty — Dept of Geography & Environmntl Studies
phone: (512) 245-6581

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Giordano, A., & Cole, T. (2018). The Limits of GIS: Towards a GIS of Place. Transactions in GIS, 22(3), 664–676.
  • Jakulis, M., Poška, A., Ryčkov, A., Verbickienė, J., & Giordano, A. (n.d.). Border Control Infrastructure Creation at the Border of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Prussia in the Second Half of the 18th Century. East European History.
  • Anderson, C., & Giordano, A. (n.d.). Emotional Landscapes of Holocaust Evasion Explored through Spatial Interpolation. Full Paper to Be Published in “Transactions in GIS” in 2024.
  • Choi, Y., & Giordano, A. (2023). The Texas Historical Markers Program: Racial and Ethnic Narratives. Geographies, (3), 779–800. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/geographies3040042
  • Choi, Y., & Giordano, A. (n.d.). Patterns of Commemoration: The Texas Historical Markers Program. The Professional Geographer.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2023 Presidential Distinction Award for Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University. March 1, 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2020 Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State University Alumni Association. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2020 Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. November 18, 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Fulbright Specialist Program, Lithuania, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. April 27, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Selected Grants

  • Giordano, Alberto (Principal), Herrmann, Nicholas Paul (Co-Principal), Spradley, Martha K (Supporting). HNDS-I: Migrant Mortality Mapping Portal Project (M3P2), National Science Foundation, Federal, $1001109. (Funded: September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2025). Grant.
  • Giordano, Alberto (Principal), Cole, Tim (Principal). The Experience of Hungarian Jews in Budapest during and immediately after the Holocaust, Toni Schiff Memorial Fund, London, UK, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $70000. (Funded: 2017 - 2022). Grant.
  • Giordano, Alberto (Co-Principal), Knowles, Anne (Principal). Visualizing Spatial Experience in Holocaust Testimony, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Federal, $296455. (Funded: 2016 - 2018). Grant.
  • Giordano, Alberto (Principal), Knowles, Anne (Principal). Collaborative Research: Holocaust Historical GIS, National Science Foundation, Federal, $453066. (Funded: 2008 - 2012). Grant.
  • Giordano, Alberto (Principal). Migrant Border-Related Deaths in Texas: Systematic Visualization of Vague Geographies, Texas State University, $7837.75. (Submitted: October 4, 2023, Funded: 2023 - 2024). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Research Affilate
Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Shoah Foundation, University of Southern California
2016-Present
President
University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS)
June 2018-June 2019
Chair
Department of Geography
September 1, 2013-August 31, 2018
Editorial Review Board Member
Bollettino dell Societa' Geografica Italiana (Bulletin of the Italian Geographical Society)
2021-Present
Member
Forensic Border Coalition
2016-Present