Maureen Smith

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Geography Instructor
Social Sciences
Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences
BGS 350
Saddleback College

Maureen K. Smith joined Saddleback College in August, 2005 as an adjunct faculty member. Summer 2007, she left Saddleback for a full time geography position at San Bernardino Valley College. In August 2008, Professor Smith returned to Saddleback College joining the staff as a full time geography instructor. Her duties include teaching a variety of geography courses including: Physical Geography Lecture and Laboratory, Cultural Geography, World Regional Geography, and Geography Field Study courses. Prior to joining Saddleback College's full time staff, Professor Smith was an instructor at Cerritos College, Orange Coast College, Golden West College, Glendale College, El Camino College, and Santa Ana College.

Professor Smith is currently Co-Department Chair of the Geography and G.I.S. department.

M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2005.
B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2001.
A.A., Santa Barbara City College, 1999


Professional Organizations

Board Member, California Geographical Society (CGS)
Member, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG)


Research Interests

Urban Geography
Sports Geography
Cultural/Environmental Geography


Published Works

"Factors in the Adoption of Geographic Information Systems in Sports Marketing" Masters Thesis December 2005
"Analysis of Absolute Change in Carpool and Vanpool Numbers in Northeastern Illinois From 1990 to 2000" A Working Paper for the Chicago Area Transportation Study