Faculty Profile for Dr. Jennifer Ann Devine

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Dr. Jennifer Ann Devine
Associate Professor — Dept of Geography & Environmntl Studies
Program Faculty — Dept of Geography & Environmntl Studies
ELA 139
phone: (512) 245-3937

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I am a critical human geographer and political ecologist who studies human-environmental relations, US - Central American politics, community resource management, grassroots social movements, global drug policy, and tourism and heritage management.

Research Interests

environmental impacts of drug trafficking, community-based resource management, grassroots development, tourism

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Devine, J. A., Wrathall, D., Aguilar, B., Benessaiah, K., Tellman, E., … Ponstingel, D. (2021). Narco-Degradation: Drug Trafficking and Environmental Degradation in Central America’s Protected Areas. World Development. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105474
  • Devine, J. A. (2023). Geospatial technologies in contested conservation landscapes: Imag(in)ing Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve. In Routledge Handbook of Global Land and Resource Grabbing. Routledge.
  • Devine, J. A. (2022). Trajectories of Globalization in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. In Ethnographies of Power: Working radical concepts with Gillian Hart (pp. 99–122). South Africa: Witts Press.
  • Tellman, B., McSweeney, K., Manak, L., Devine, J. A., Sesnie, S., Dávila, A., & Nielsen, E. (2022). Narcotráfico y control de la tierra en Guatemala y Honduras. Journal of Illicit Economies and Development, 3(1), 132–159.
  • Devine, J. A. (Ed.). (2022, July). Conference of Latin American Geographers/Latin American Studies Group (CLAG/LASG) Newsletter Spring 2022, no. 139. Retrieved from https://clagscholar.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/CLAG_LASG_Newsletter_137_Spring_2021.pdf

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Professor Award, Texas State Geography Graduate Forum. 2023 - 2024
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Supplemental Faculty Developmental Leave Award, Texas State University. 2022 - 2023
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi National College Honor Society Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. 2021 - 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Research/Creative Activities, Texas State University. 2020 - 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award in Teaching, College of Liberal Arts, Texas State University. 2019 - 2020

Selected Grants

  • Roundtree, Aimee Kendall (Principal), Goldstone, Dwonna Naomi (Supporting), Herrmann, Nicholas Paul (Supporting), Eger, Elizabeth Kamman (Supporting), Blue, Sarah A (Supporting), Devine, Jennifer Ann (Supporting), Ashford-Hanserd, Shetay Nicole (Supporting), Martinez, Gloria P (Supporting), Mckiernan, John Raymond (Supporting). Engaged Humanities Research Accelerator, ACLS, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $157000. (Funded: June 2022 - June 2023). Grant.
  • Devine, Jennifer Ann, Myles, Colleen Crystal. Research Enhancement Program (REP), Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Texas State University, $12000. (Submitted: October 2023). Grant.
  • Devine, Jennifer A (Co-Principal). Drug Trafficking and Central American Protected Areas: Focusing no Participatory Governance to Conserve Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity, Future Earth, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $149280. (Funded: October 1, 2017 - March 30, 2018). Grant.
  • Devine, Jennifer A (Principal). Smart Wood in the Narco-forest, Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed), $8000. (Submitted: December 1, 2015, Funded: January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). Grant.
  • Devine, Jennifer (Principal). O'Donnell Global Educator Award, Whitman College, Institutional (Higher Ed), $6000. (Submitted: 2013). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Promotion Committee
August 2023-Present
Evaluation Committee
August 2023-Present
August 2022-Present
Board Member
Rotary Club of San Marcos Foundation
September 2021-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
August 2021-Present