McGlothlin-Street Hall, 237
John Morgan is a cultural geographer whose research focuses on landscapes of the U.S. South, food geography, and vernacular regions. He is author of The Log House in East Tennessee , coauthor of The Unknown World of the Mobile Home, and he is working with fellow E & H geographer Edward Davis to complete a book manuscript on Collards and the American South. Most of Morgan’s research is based on field observation and data collected in the field. He has incorporated E & H students into several of his field projects, including the completion of several historic buildings surveys in East Tennessee. Morgan is currently involved in a field project in which he compares and contrasts the historic role and characteristics of relict lime kilns in Appalachia and England.
Courses currently taught include: Weather and Climate; U.S. and Canada; Conservation of Natural Resources; Economic Geography; Land Use Planning; Food, Energy, and Agriculture, and History and Geography of Virginia and Tennessee. Morgan also regularly leads students on summer travel study ventures to the American West and the Gulf Coast.
Research: Collards in the American South; Liming Appalachia
Student Research: Coyote Invasion of Southwest Virginia; Hunting Activities of Southwest Virginia College Students; Historic Buildings of East Tennessee
Upcoming Research: Paving Brick Manufacturing in the U.S. South
B.A., M.A., East Carolina University, Ph.D., University of Tennessee