Geography Profile
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Texas A&M University
O&M 805
MS 3147,
College Station, Texas 77843

Advisor(s)::

  • Dr. Kai Elgethun
  • Dr. Robert Bednarz

NSF GK-12 Fellow:

  • Advancing Geospatial Skills in Science & Social Science (AGSSS)
  • Dr. Sarah W. Bednarz
  • agsss.tamu.edu

Ms. Nikki Williams

Ph.D. Student

M.S. Geography, Texas State University - San Marcos, 2005

B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) Geography - Cartography/GIS/Remote Sensing, Texas State University - San Marcos, 2003

Research Interests

Under Construction

Disseration Research

Choreographies of Student Stress: A Life Path Perspective on the Connections between Time-Locational Sequence, Place, and Stress

Selected Publications

  • Williams, N. and Simms, M. 2006. Three dimensional relief map of Allegheny National Park watershed. p 103. In Seagraves, R., Hughes, S., and Price, J. Operation W.A.T.E.R.sm: Dr. Thistle Goes Underground. Junior Master Gardener Program, Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas A&M University.

Selected Presentations

  • Williams, N. 2008 (April). A Life Path Approach to Daily Stress: initial results & procedural issues. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Bednarz, S., Williams, N., Metoyer, S., Morris, J., Berhane, S., Martinez, A., Bednarz, R., Filippi, A., and Klein, A. 2008 (April). GK-12 Programs in Geography: Transforming Spatial Thinking in K-12 and Graduate Education. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. 2008 (March). Future Educators Impacting Future Scientists. National Science Foundation GK-12 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Williams, N.A., Metoyer, S., Morris, J.N., Martinez, A., Berhane, S., and Kincaid, J. 2007. Advancing Geospatial Technologies in Science and Social Science: A Case Study in Collaborative Education. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California.
  • Martinez, A., Metoyer, S., Williams, N., Morris, J., Berhane, S., Prouhet, T., and Kincaid, J. 2007. Advancing Spatial Thinking in the Classroom (updated research results). Southwest Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Texas A & M University.
  • Williams, N. 2007. The Utility of a Life Path Perspective in Health Geography. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.
  • Simms, M., Kincaid, J., Martinez, A., Prouhet, T., Williams, N., Rushing, R., Ward, M., Whitaker, T., Bednarz, R., Bednarz, S., Filippi, A., and Klein, A. 2007. Profiles in Spatial Literacy: How Young Americans Think Spatially. National Science Foundation GK-12 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • Bednarz, R., Williams, N., Bednarz, S., Klein, A.G., Kincaid, J., Prouhet, T., Simms, M., Filippi, A., and Martinez, A. 2007. The Effect of Spatial Thinking on K-12 Students. ESRI International User Conference, San Diego, California.
  • Bednarz, R., Bednarz, S., Filippi, A., Kincaid, J., Klein, A., Martinez, A., Prouhet, T., Simms, M., and Williams, N. 2007. Advancing Spatial Thinking in the Classroom. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.
  • Martinez, A., Prouhet, T., Simms, M., Kincaid, J., and Williams, N. 2006 (poster). Graduate Student to Scientist: Enhancing graduate Studies through Public School Interaction. Southwest Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, University of Oklahoma - Norman.
  • Williams, N., Prouhet, T., Kincaid, J., Martinez, A., Simms, M., and Evans, R. 2006 (paper). Fostering Spatial Thinking: Utilizing Graduate Students as Scientists in the Classroom. Southwest Association of American Geographers, University of Oklahoma - Norman.
  • Estaville, L.E., Rockeymoore, M., Marion, B., Williams, N. and Montalvo, E. 2004. Recruitment of Minorities into Geography: Challenges at the Dawn of the 21st Century. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Professional Experience

  • 2003-2005 GEO 4427, Advanced GIS II (Co-Instructor with Dr. Yongmei Lu) - Lecture/Lab instruction
  • 2004 Study Abroad (with Dr. Richard Earl & Dr. Carter Keairns) Physical Geography & Geology of the Southwest - Assistant teaching/organizing (4 week field course)
  • 2003 Mickey Leland Environmental Internship, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Austin, Texas - Remediation Division, Superfund Section

Awards

  • 2006-2008 NSF GK-12 Fellowship
  • 2005 MAPSCO Graduate Award for Quality in Geography
  • 2004 Alice Rechlin Perkins Graduate Scholarship in Geographic Education
  • 2003 Mickey Leland Environmental Internship - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
  • 2003 GIS Certificate, Texas State University, San Marcos

Academic Activities

Chaired Sessions:

  • 2008 (April) The Geography of Health Risk Factors, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 2007 Life and Death, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Panel Sessions:

  • 2005  Recruiting and Retaining African-American and Latino Students for Geography Departments: Student Perspectives. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
 
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