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Rod Mc Kenzie

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-0057
Office: SOS B15F



Ph.D. Georgraphy, UCLA, 1/1972
M.A. Geography, UCLA, 1/1963
B.A. History, UCLA, 1/1961

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor McKenzie researches zoological gardens as well as linear landscapes as elements of urban secondary land uses. As an adjunct faculty member in the USC interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program, he studies environmental issues (demographic, agricultural, and resources) as well as historical geography of the United States. Recent course foci have included critical issues in American national park management and California agriculture with special attention to the nature of wholesale produce distribution in the metropolitan area. Natural hazards and disasters, including inquiries into the relationship between disease vectors, wetland drainage and absence of biocide control of vectors continue to be areas of interest.

Honors and Awards

California Geography Society's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Geography, 1992  
USC Innovative Teaching Award, USC Excellence in Teaching, 1975  
National Council for Geographic Education Distinguished Teacher, 1973  

Service to the Profession

Editorships and Editorial Boards

Editor, Society's Bulletin, 1974-1984  
Editor, California Geographer, 1982  
Editor, California Geographer, 1974  
Editor, California Geographer, 1973  
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