Jonathan Taylor 

Office: H-429D
Phone: (657) 278-4762
E-Mail: jstaylor@fullerton.edu

Jonathan Taylor

Professor and Graduate Advisor

Education

Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2001, Geography.
MS, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1994, Geography.  
BA, Washington University, 1987, Psychology.

Research Interests

Geography of Illegal Drugs, Geography of the Future, Human Dimensions of Climate Change, Political Ecology, Geography of Religion, Energy, Environmental Change.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses
GEOG 100: Global Geography
GEOG 120: Global Environmental Problems
GEOG 342: The Middle East
GEOG 350: Nature and Society
GEOG 353: Geography of Illegal Drugs
GEOG 456: Geography of the Future
GEOG 486: Environmental Remote Sensing
HONR 303T: The Middle East (Honors)
HONR 303T: Drugs, Politics, and Cultural Change (Honors)

Graduate Courses
GEOG 530T: Political Ecology
GEOG 530T: Environmental Change
GEOG 550: Seminar in Human Geography
ENST 595T: Selected Topics in Environmental Studies: Environmental Change

Publications and Presentations

Peer-reviewed Publications:

2013
“Geographers and Drugs: A Survey of the Literature" (with Chris Jasparro and Kevin Mattson), Geographical Review, 2013, 103(3): 415-430.

“Is DMT Everywhere? The Short, Intense Trip of N,N-Dimethyltryptamine” (with Jon Hanna), Transnational Subjects, 2013, forthcoming.

“Nuclear Power in Japan after Fukushima,” book chapter, The 2011 Sanriku Coastal Tsunami Earthquake, ed. P.P Karan and U. Suganuma, forthcoming, University of Kentucky Press, 2013.

"Golden States of Mind: A Geography of California Consciousness" (with Erik Davis), book chapter, The Changing World Religion Map, ed. Stanley D. Brunn, Springer, forthcoming, 2013.

2011
“California Proposition 2: Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act” (with Mark Drayse), book chapter, Atlas of the 2008 Elections, edited by S.D Brunn, Lavin, S. J., & Archer, J. C. 2011, Lanham, Md, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

2010
“Transnational Geopolitical Competition and National Disasters: Lessons From the Indian Ocean Tsunami” (with Chris Jasparro), book chapter, The Indian Ocean Tsunami: The Global Response to a Natural Disaster edited by P.P. Karan and S. Subbiah, 2010, University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, KY

2008
“Climate Change and Regional Vulnerability to Transnational Security Threats in Southeast Asia”, (with Chris Jasparro), Geopolitics, 2008, 13(2): 232-256.

“Anti-Military and Environmental Groups in Okinawa, Japan,” book chapter in P.P. Karan and U. Suganuma (eds), Local Environmental Movements: A Comparative Study of the United States and Japan. University of Kentucky Press.

2006
“Environment and Security Conflicts: The U.S. Military in Okinawa”, Geographical Bulletin, 2006, 48(1): 3-13.

2003
“Forest Resource Trade between Japan and Southeast Asia: The Structure of Dual Decay,” (with Kami Seo),
Ecological Economics, 2003, 45(1): 91-104.

“Editorials and Geopolitical Explanations of 11 September” (with Chris Jasparo), Geopolitics, 8(3), Autumn 2003, 217-252.

2000
"Using the World Wide Web in Undergraduate Geography Courses: Potentials and Pitfalls,” Journal of Geography, January 2000, 99(1):11-22.

1999
"Japan’s Global Environmentalism: Rhetoric and Reality,” Political Geography, May 1999, 18(5): 535-562.

1998
“GIS Uses and Constraints on Diffusion in Eastern Europe and the Former USSR,” Post-Soviet Geography and Economics, (with Stanley Brunn and Carl Dahlman), December 1998, 39(10):566-587.

1997
"The Emerging Geographies of Virtual Worlds," Geographical Review, April 1997, 87(2).

Editor-reviewed Publications:

2012
Taylor, J.S. (2002, April 17). [review of the book To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from Inside the Drug War, by J. Gibler], The Erowid Review, http://www.erowid.org/library/review/review.php?p=354 Opens in new window

Taylor, J.S. (2012,  January 19). [Review of the book The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells us About Beating Addiction, by D. Hanson], The Erowid Review, http://www.erowid.org/library/review/review.php?p=347 Opens in new window

2011
Taylor, J.S. (2011, July 20). [Review of the book High Society: The Central Role of Mind-Altering Drugs in History, Science, and Culture, by M. Jay], The Erowid Review, http://www.erowid.org/library/review/review.php?p=338 Opens in new window

Taylor, J.S. (2011, June 7). [Review of the book Cocaine Nation: How the White Trade Took Over the World, by T. Feiling], The Erowid Review, http://www.erowid.org/library/review/review.php?p=335 Opens in new window

Taylor, J.S. (2011, March 2). [Review of the book In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, by G. Mate], The Erowid Review, http://www.erowid.org/library/review/review.php?p=330 Opens in new window

Taylor, J. S. (2011, February 1). [Review of the book Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica, by E. Davis],The Erowid Review, http://www.erowid.org/library/review/review.php?p=328 Opens in new window

Taylor, J.S. (2011, January 31). [Review of the book McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underground, by M. Glenny], The Erowid Review, http://www.erowid.org/library/review/review.php?p=327 Opens in new window

2010
Taylor, J. S. (2010, November 3). [Review of the book Chemical Cowboys: The DEA's Secret Mission to Hunt Down a Notorious Ecstasy Kingpin, by L. Sweetingham], The Erowid Review, http://www.erowid.org/library/review/review.php?p=319 Opens in new window

Taylor, J.S. (2010, September 1). [Review of the book Orange Sunshine, by N. Schou], The Erowid Review, http://www.erowid.org/library/review/review.php?p=316 Opens in new window

Taylor, J.S. (2010, July 31). [Review of the book Methland by N. Reding], The Erowid Review, http://www.erowid.org/library/review/review.php?p=313

2004
“Editorials and Geopolitical Explanations of 11 September” (with Chris Jasparo). In 11 September and its Aftermath: The Geopolitics of Terror, Stanley Brunn ed. Frank Cass & Co. Ltd

2003
“Anti-Military and Environmental Groups in Okinawa, Japan,” conference paper, International Conference on Grassroots Environmental Movements in Japan and the United States, April 2003.

2002
“Grass-roots Movements and Environmental Security and Development in Okinawa”, Regional Development Dialogue, 2002, 23(1): 122-131
Comments on C. Jasparro and E. Shibuya, Regional Development Dialogue, 2002, 23(1): 18-19.

“The Subjectivity of the Near Future: Geographical Imaginings in the Work of J. G. Ballard,” book chapter, ‘Lost in Space': Geographies of Science Fiction edited by Rob Kitchin and James Kneale, May 2002, Athlone Press, London.

2000
“Okinawa on the Eve of the G-8 Summit”, Geographical Review, January 2000, 90(1): 123-130.

1997
Book Review of “The Emptiness of Japanese Affluence,” by Gavan McCormack, Geographical Review, October 1997, 87(3).

 

Presentations

Invited Paper Presentations:
“Nuclear Power in Japan after Fukushima,” The 2011 Japanese Tsunami: Disaster, Response, and Recovery Conference, J.F. Oberlin University, Machida, Japan, October 19, 2012.

“Drug Wars and Psychonauts: The Geography of Illegal Drugs,” Geography Department Colloquium, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, March 17, 2011.

“Anti-Military and Environmental Movements in Okinawa, Japan,” International Conference on Environmental Movements in Japan and the United States, Lexington, KY, April 25-26, 2003.

“Environment and Security Conflicts: The U.S. Military in Okinawa,” Environment and Security in the Asia-Pacific Region, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 19-21, 2002.

Paper Presentations:

The Stimulants of Prohibition: Illegality and New Synthetic Drugs,; All Points of the Compass, CSUF, Fullerton, CA, November 22, 2013.

The Stimulants of Prohibition: Illegality and New Synthetic Drugs,; Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, September 27, 2013.

Nuclear Power in the Wake of Fukushima,; California Geographical Society, San Luis Obispo, CA, April 27, 2013.

Drugs, Deserts, Oceans, Wars: Researching Illegality and Legibility III and IV,; Session Organizer and Panelist, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, April 10, 2013.

The Obama Administration and the Expanding War on Drugs,; Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, April 10, 2013.

The State of the Drug War: 2013,; Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Symposium, CSUF, Fullerton CA, March 13, 2013.

The Geography of Illegal Drugs,; All Points of the Compass Conference, CSUF, Fullerton CA, February 25, 2011.

GLOFS: An Emerging Hazard in the Himalayas,; Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 1, 2009.

The Geography of Medical Cannabis in Southern California,; Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, October 20, 2007

Thinking and Preparing for Life after a Bachelors Degree in Geography.; Part II: Preparing for Graduate School, Special Panel Session, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, Eugene, OR September 8, 2006.

The ‘Ins and Outs’ of Graduate School, Special Panel Session, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, Eugene, OR September 7, 2006.

The Asian Underground and Asian Massive: Recent Currents in Global Popular Music,; All Points of the Compass Conference, CSUF, Fullerton CA, April 15, 2005.

Using an Integral Approach in Teaching Geographic Thought,; Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, San Luis Obispo, September 10, 2004.

Doing Fieldwork, Making Music: Musical Adventures in Geography,; All Points of the Compass Conference, CSUF, Fullerton CA, April 20, 2002

Understanding Okinawa’s Imperiled Environment,; Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, March 20, 2002.

Political Ecology and U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa, Japan,; Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA, September 12-15, 2001

Teaching Human Geography with World Music,; All Points of the Compass Conference, CSUF, Fullerton CA, April 20, 2001.

Scholarly Networking in the Human Dimensions of Global Change Research Community; (with Stanley Brunn and Shannon O’Lear), 1999 Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, Kanagawa, Japan, June 24-26 1999.

The Diffusion of GIS Technologies in Newly Emerging Democracies,; (with S. Brunn and C. Dahlman), presented at The 21st Annual Applied Geography Conference, Louisville, KY, October 1998.

"GIS Applications in the New Democracies of East Europe and Former Soviet Union," (with S. Brunn and C. Dahlman), presented at Geographic Information Systems and Political Redistricting: Social Groups, Representational Values, and Electoral Boundaries, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, Buffalo, NY, October 1997.

"Japan and the Global Environment: Rhetoric and Reality," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Fort Worth, TX, April 1997.

"Geopolitics, Core-Periphery Relations, and the Okinawa Base Issue," refereed conference paper for the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Athens, GA, Nov. 1996.

"The Emerging Geographies of Virtual Worlds," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Charlotte, NC, April 1996.

"Remote Sensing and Surveillance Theory," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, March 1995.

"Social Issues in Remote Sensing," (with Chris Jasparro), presented at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Mid-South Regional Meeting, Lake Barclay, October 1994.

Service

CSUF Geography
Geography Graduate Advisor, Spring 2004 – present
Chair, Geography Department Personnel Committee, 2007-2009
Chair, Geography Faculty Search Committee, Position in Remote Sensing, 2007-2008
Chair, Geography Curriculum Committee 2007-2008
Geography Library Acquisitions Coordinator 2007-2008
Geography Departmental Technology Committee, 2002- present
Geography Capstone Committee, 2002-present

CSUF University Service
At-large member, Executive Committee of the CSUF Academic Senate, 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2009-2010
Associate Director, Center for Remote Sensing, 2006-present
Graduate Education Committee, 2009-present
Information Technology Committee, 2009-present
CSUF Academic Senate, Fall 2005-present
Sustainability Committee, 2007-2008
Honors Board Curriculum Committee, 2007-2008
Academic Standards Committee, 2006-2007
Honors Board, 2004-2007
Application reviewer, Honors Program, CSUF, Spring 2003
Environmental Studies Council, 2002-present

Service Outside the University
Reviewer, Geographical Review, 2014
Reviewer, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 2009
Reviewer, Aether 2009
Reviewer, Applied Geography 2008
Reviewer, Social Sciences Quarterly 2007
Reviewer, Geopolitics 2006, 2002
Reviewer, Book Proposal, Longman, October 2005
Reviewer/Panelist, Anthropology Division, National Security Education Program Graduate Fellowships, Academy for Educational Development, March 2005
Reviewer, Chapters of textbook in Human Geography, Freeman, 2004
Interview for Emagazine.com, January/February 2005
Interviewed on National Public Radio’s Pacific Time, September 16, 2004
Interviewed in the Christian Science Monitor, 2004
Reviewer, Asian Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers, student paper competition, 2003
Interviewed for Annenberg/CPB’s Video series: The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century
Reviewer, Blackwell Publishing, 2002
Reviewer, McGraw Hill Publishers, 2002, 2001
Reviewer, Arnold Publishers, 2001
Reviewer, Journal of Geography, 1998
Consultant, CNN Special Assignments, for TV news story on social and environmental issues in Okinawa Japan, October 1996

Student University Service
Personnel Committee, Dept. of Geography, University of Kentucky, 1997‑1998
Undergraduate Committee, Dept. of Geography, University of Kentucky, 1996‑1997
Ad hoc Committee on Methods, Dept. of Geography, University of Kentucky, 1995 ‑ 1996
Colloquium Committee, Dept. of Geography, University of Kentucky, 1994‑1995
Co-founded, GEOGCOMM Geography of Communications and Information List, 1996
Email list manager: GEOPOL Political Geography List, GEOGED Geographic Education List, GEOGCOMM Geography of Communications and Information List. 1996-1998

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