Geography faculty member receives Award for Excellence in Research/Creative Scholarly Activity for 2019-2020
Department of Geology and Geography’ Associate Professor John Van Stan, Ph.D., is one of two scholars selected to receive the Georgia Southern University Award for Excellence in Research/Creative Scholarly Activity for 2019-20.
Van Stan is a physical geographer with expertise in forest hydrology and ecohydrology. Since coming to Georgia Southern in 2012, he has established a highly collaborative research program and is now recognized as an international expert in his field.
Van Stan’s publication record includes 44 peer-reviewed papers in journals. In addition, he received a total of $1.2 million in external funding, including a prestigious National Science Foundation grant.
Van Stan is also noted for having a strong interest in mentoring undergraduate research students, which he includes in both his field and laboratory work and publication efforts.
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