Our Emeritus Board Members
Dr. Murray Rice - Professor | Department of Geography and the Environment | University of North Texas
Dr. Murray Rice is an educator and researcher in the field of location intelligence. He specializes in research related to connections between business strategy, entrepreneurship, and urban change, and in teaching on topics that link geography, businesses, and cities.
Dr. Rice has published 36 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written numerous book chapters and editorials. He has also provided consulting services to business, government, and non-profit organizations focused on the application of geoanalytics to a wide range of problems.
Dr. Rice has also contributed to the discipline of geography more broadly by serving as executive director for the Applied Geography Conference (now AGX), chair of the AAG Business Geography Specialty Group, and chair of the Southwest Division of the AAG. He is currently executive director emeritus of AGX and professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
In memory of our 2022 Executive Director Dr. Harrison Campbell - Professor | Department of Geography and Earth Science | UNC-Charlotte
Dr. Harrison (Harry) Campbell was a Professor and Economic Geographer in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC-Charlotte. Primarily focused on the U.S., his published journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports analyze the patterns and implications of business location, regional job growth, and patterns of interregional income transmission. He has worked with colleagues and clients in settings both urban and rural conducting economic impact assessments, program evaluations, and industry cluster studies to inform local economic development policy. Most recently, his work has addressed economic growth, amenities, income inequality and their relationship to cost of living in U.S. metro areas. A long-time participant in the Applied Geography Conference, Harry became Executive Director of AGX in January, 2022. Harry passed away on October 8, 2022.