Craig R. Laing
Associate Professor of Geography
Ph.D., 1997, University of Tennessee
308B Brock Hall
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-8:50, 10:00-10:50, 12:00-12:50 and by appointment
Cultural Geography GEOG 1040
World Geography GEOG 1030
Geography of Southeast US GEOG 3060
Urban Geography GEOG 4150
Dr. Laing teaches a variety of geography courses including cultural geography, world geography, urban geography, economic geography, geography of travel and tourism and regional courses on Asia (particularly China and Japan), North America, and the American South.
His research interests center on the geography of Appalachia and the American South and has involved such topics as the spatial dynamics of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) social programs, spatial development philosophies of the ARC, the growth of the Mormon Church in the South, and the growth of methamphetamine production in Appalachia. His work on the spatial development philosophies of the ARC and the growth of the Mormon Church in the South has been published in the Southeastern Geographer.
Dr. Laing has also contributed to a Japan teaching module that can be found at http://www.utc.edu/Research/AsiaProgram/teaching. This website has been designed to assist future teachers, current teachers, and high school and college students. His contribution to the website describes Japan's cultural landscapes through several essays and over 150 photographs, images and maps. He has traveled extensively in North America and is slowly adding to his list of foriegn places visited. His courses are full of photographs from these trips, as any former student can tell you