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Southern Oregon University

Associate Professor of Geography 
112 Taylor Hall 
Geography Program 
Southern Oregon University
Ashland, OR 97520
Tel:(541) 552 6786
Fax: (541) 552-6439



  • M.S., General Studies - Social Science (1991):
    Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, Oregon
    Area of Concentration - Geography

  • B.S., cum laude, Geography (1978): Southern Oregon
    State College, Ashland, Oregon



Teaching Interests

Land Use Planning and Regulation, Local Geography, Geographic Methodology,
Physical Geography, Conservation, Field Geography, Geographic Education, 
Geographic Internship Program


Professional Activities - Present 

Member and past Chair, Board of Trustees, Ashland Community Hospital
Member and past Vice Chair, Mt. Ashland Association
Member, American Planning Association - Oregon Chapter 
Member, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 
Member, National Council for Geographic Education


Professional Activities - Past

Sanitarian/Soil Scientist, Jackson County Planning and Development
Planner, Jackson County Planning and Development
Citizen Involvement Coordinator, Regional Transportation Plan, Rogue Valley Council of Governments
Community Organizer/Researcher, "Commit to Quit," a joint project of Oregon Research Institute and the National Cancer Institute
Member, Jackson County Secondary Lands Advisory Committee
Member, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development Urban Growth
Management Task Force, Medford Case Study
Council Member and President, Ashland City Council
Member, Jackson County Economic Development Advisory Committee
Coordinator, Oregon Geographic Alliance Summer Institute



Acklin, Patricia J., Master's Thesis:  Preserving Agricultural Lands - Focus on Jackson County, Oregon, 1991

Acklin, Patricia J., Settlement Patterns, Historical Accident, and Land Use Regulation in JacksonCounty, Oregon;
commissioned by the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, 1995


Awards and Recognition

Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, 1996
Women of Distinction Award, Soroptimist International of Ashland, 1995
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1991
Citizen of the Year, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, 1987
Outstanding Woman in Geography, American Association of University Women, 1978


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