Robert Mings

Biography

Bob Mings served on the faculty of Arizona State University from 1970 to 1997. His teaching included world regional geography, Latin America, recreation, and research methods. His geographic research focused on travel and tourism, with an emphasis on southwestern snowbird movements. In 1992, he co-founded the Arizona Geographic Alliance, which works to strengthen geography education in Arizona.

As a Professor Emeritus of geography, Mings continues helping plan and conduct Alliance functions such as GeoFest, Alliance Summer Geography Institutes, and GeoDayTrips. Along with Malcolm Comeaux, Bob is a co-recipient of the coveted Wilbur Murra Award from the Arizona Council for the Social Studies, in recognition of their lifelong service to the field of social studies.

Education

  • Ph.D. 1966 The Ohio State University 1966
  • M.A.T. Indiana University 1958
  • B.S. Indiana University 1957

Research Interests

The variable impact of seasonal travel and tourism upon geography, namely the places to where tourists journeyed

Research Activity

  • Mings,Robert C*. 1996 APPROPRIATION FOR ARIZONA GEOGRAPHIC ALLIANCE. AZ DEPT OF EDUCATION(1/1/1997 - 12/31/1998).
  • Mings,Robert C*. OUTLINE MAP ATLAS FOR ARIZONA CLASSROOMS. US WEST FDN(7/1/1996 - 12/31/1996).
  • Mings,Robert C*. STATE APPROPRIATION FOR AZ GEOGRAPHIC ALLIANCE. AZ DEPT OF EDUCATION(10/1/1994 - 9/30/1996).
  • Mings,Robert C*. PLANNING GRANT: AZ GEOGRAPHICAL ALLIANCE. NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC(9/1/1992 - 12/31/1993).