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Personal Information

First Name
Assistant Director for Research and Education
Email Address
Phone Number
(405) 325-4871
Campus Location
2PP Suite 180

•M.A. Geography, 2009, University of Oklahoma
•B.A. Geography, 2004, University of Oklahoma

Research Interests

•Integrating qualitative, non-spatial data in geographic information systems
•Bridging the socio-cultural and spatial subfields of geography

Grants & Awards

•2009 University of Oklahoma Organizational Staff Council Distinguished Service Award
•2008 Richard L. Nostrand Award for Excellence in Cultural Geography
•2007 Design and Implementation of a Public Participatory Geospatial Web Portal for Reporting and Updating Lake Record Fish. Principle Investigator: Rashed, Co-Investigator: Brown. May 1, 2007-April 30, 2008. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation - $144,318
•2007 Ralph E. and Margaret Olson Graduate Scholarship
•2004 Oklahoma NASA Space Grant Consortium funding for GeoGirl program
•2004 Clyde Bollinger Award
•2003 Ralph E. and Margaret Olson Undergraduate Scholarship
•1998 Executive Women International Scholarship

Conference Presentations & Papers

•Cheuk, M.L., M. Brown, and M. Yuan. 2005. Developing a 3-D model of downtown Oklahoma City using LiDAR data. 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.
•Fagin, T.D. and M. Brown. 2003. From a Treeless Prairie to an Urban Forest:the transformation of the biogeography of Norman, Oklahoma, 1820 -Present. Inaugural Meeting of the International Biogeography Society. Mesquite, NV.


•Purcell, D., Brown, M.S., and Gokmen, M. 2009. Achmed the Dead Terrorist and Humor in Popular Geopolitics. GeoJournal. DOI 10.1007/s10708-009-9258-9
•Fagin, T.D. and M. Brown. 2004. Historical Accounts of the Transformation of a Prairie Town. Oklahoma Native Plant Record, Vol. 3 (1) 51- 67

Personal Interests

Hiking, biking, reading, sleeping, cooking