Amanda Hoffman-Hall is a PhD Candidate in Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland College Park. She works as the Undergraduate Advising Coordinator while also instructing GEOG212: Career Planning and GEOG306: Quantitative Methods. Her dissertation research investigates human vulnerability to Malaria, with a particular emphasis on South East Asia. She has served as a research assistant studying land cover and land use change in Northern Eurasia under the combined drivers of climate and socio-economic transformation as well as studied the synthesis of forest growth, response to wildfires, and carbon storage of Russian forests. She has co-authored publications in the journals Remote Sensing and Environmental Research Letters. She has also studied the impact of climate change on the forest pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi in northeastern US forests, for which she was awarded two UMD BSOS Dean's Research Initiative Grants.  

Amanda recieved her Bachelor's of Science degree in Geography from the University of Oklahoma, where she was a coxswain for the Women's D1 Rowing Team. In her spare time she enjoys cheering on the Washington Nationals & Oklahoma Sooners, attending concerts, playing softball, and traveling with her son and husband.

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Degrees

  • BS
    Geography, University of Oklahoma, 2011

Awards

  • Department of Geographical Sciences Excellence in Graduate Research (3rd Place)
  • Department of Geographical Sciences Outstanding Teaching Assistant
  • College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean’s Research Initiative Dissertation Improvement Grant
  • College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean’s Research Initiative Pre-Candidacy Grant
  • University of Maryland Athletics Most Valuable Professor
  • University of Oklahoma Department of Geography Clyde Bollinger Award
  • Association of College Rowing Coaches Scholar Athlete Award

Conferences

  • NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop (College Park, MD)
  • NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Annual Meeting (Rockville, MD)
  • Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (Tampa, FL)
  • BSOS Research Interaction Day for Graduate and Early Career Scientists (College Park, MD)
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GEOG212 Career Planning for Geographical Sciences, GIS, and ENSP Majors Fall 2017 Syllabus
GEOG212 Career Planning for Geographical Sciences, GIS, and ENSP Majors Spring 2017 Syllabus
GEOG212 Career Planning for Geographical Sciences, GIS, and ENSP Majors Summer 2017 Syllabus
GEOG306 Introduction to Quantitative Methods for the Geographic Environmental Sciences Summer 2017 Syllabus
GEOG211 Geography of Environmental Systems Laboratory Fall 2016 Syllabus
GEOG212 Career Planning for Geographical Sciences, GIS, and ENSP Majors Fall 2016 Syllabus
GEOG212 Career Planning for Geographical Sciences, GIS, and ENSP Majors Spring 2016 Syllabus
GEOG212 Career Planning for Geographical Sciences, GIS, and ENSP Majors Fall 2015 Syllabus
GEOG306 Introduction to Quantitative Methods for the Geographic Environmental Sciences Winter 2015 Syllabus
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GEOG384 Internship in Geography I Summer 2017 Syllabus

Research

  • 2015 Dean’s Research Initiative Dissertation Improvement Grant - $2500 – College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland
  • 2014 Dean’s Research Initiative Pre-Candidacy Grant – $1500 – College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland

Research Topics

  • Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • Human Dimensions of Global Change – Coupled Human and Natural Systems
  • Land Cover – Land Use Change
Campus
2016-2017 Geographical Sciences Undergraduate Committee - Graduate Representative
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2015-2016 BSOS Dean's Graduate Student Advisory Council - GEOG Representative
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2014-2015 BSOS Dean's Graduate Student Advisory Council - Chair
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2013-2014 BSOS Research Interaction Day for Graduate and Early Career Scientists - Co-Chair
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2013-2014 BSOS Dean's Graduate Student Advisory Council - GEOG Representative
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2012-2013 Geographical Sciences Awards Committee - Graduate Representative
Amanda Hoffman-Hall
2120 LeFrak Hall
Department of Geographical Sciences
Email
ahall2 [at] umd.edu