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James L. Newman

James L. Newman

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James L. Newman

Professor Emeritus, Geography and the Environment Department

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1968


Population and settlement geography, diet and nutrition, human geography of Africa, prehistory


Imperial Footprints: Henry Morton Stanley's African Journeys, Brassey Inc., 2004.

"From Definition, To Geography, To Action, To Reaction: The Case of Protein-Energy Malnutrition" Annals of the Association of American Geographers, v. 85, 1995: 233--245.

The Peopling of Africa: a Geographical Interpretation (Yale University Press, 1995).

Editor Eliminating Hunger in Africa: Technical and Human Perspectives (Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Africa Studies Series, No. 45, 1994) (with Daniel Griffith).

Population: Patterns, Dynamics, and Prospects (Prentice-Hall Inc., 1984) (with Gordon Matzke).

Editor Contemporary Africa: Geography and Change (Prentice-Hall Inc., 1976) (with C. Gregory Knight).

Editor Drought, Famine and Population Movements in Africa (Foreign and Comparative Studies, Syracuse University, Africa Series, No. 17, 1975).

The Ecological Basis for Subsistence Change among the Sandawe of Tanzania (National Academy of Sciences, 1970). 

Previous Teaching Appointments

1982-present, Professor of Geography, Syracuse University
1973-1982, Associate Professor, Syracuse University
1967-1973, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University