Dr. Foote's research focuses on geography education; assessment and evaluation methodologies; instructional technologies; and improving geography in higher education. Among his current projects is the Geography Faculty Development Alliance begun in 2002 with the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation to provide support for early career faculty. Other NSF-funded projects have been in instructional technology, particularly the development of Web-based materials for learning and teaching. His work in cultural and historical geography is rooted in the study landscape symbolism, especially the imprint of violence on landscape. His major works in this area include the co-edited Re-reading Cultural Geography (1994) and Shadowed Ground: America's Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy (1997 and 2003). Dr. Foote has served as president of both major U.S. geography associations, the National Council for Geographic Education (2006) and the Association of American Geographers (2010-2011).
geography in higher education, professional development, multimedia cartography, geographic information science, American and European landscape history