D.K. Stanley Lecture Series

March 21, 2017 @ 9:35 a.m.— Florida Gym

Lecture Title:



>> Over the past few decades humans have devised a powerful set of tools for capturing information about the geographic world, that is, the surface and near-surface of the planet in which the vast majority of human activity takes place. The rate of development of these tools continues to accelerate, leading to a host of new and exciting applications. Citizens are now engaged as both producers and consumers of such information. Yet these technologies remain sharply distinct from the ways humans have learned to acquire and reason with personal knowledge of the world around them.


Michael F. Goodchild
Affiliate Professor of Geography, University of Washington

>> Dr. Goodchild is Professor Emeritus of Geography, Research Professor University of California, Santa Barbara and currently resides in Seattle Washington where holds the position as Affiliate Professor of Geography at the University of Washington. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Geography and a B.A. in Physics from Cambridge University.

He has held many positions and received many awards since his first teaching position at the University of Western Ontario, Canada where he started in 1969. In particular, he was Director, Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (1999–2012) and was Director or Co-Director of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis from 1988 to 1996. Further, he held the position as Chair, Mapping Science Committee, National Research Council (1997–1999) and remains as an active member of National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Goodchild’s research over the past five decades has focused on various issues related to the geography of space and place and geospatial science, geographical information systems (GIS), and its application within many different fields. One article, Citizens as Sensors: The world of Volunteered Geography, published in Geosciences in 2007, has been cited more than 2,600 times. Through his publications, research, teaching and critical partnerships, his work has been applied in many areas including environmental assessment and management, disaster relief, design, transportation and transportation planning, health assessment and management, and more generally, across the social sciences.


The D. K. Stanley lecture is presented annually by the College of Health & Human Performance. It was established in 1986 as a memorial to Dennis Keith “Dutch” Stanley in recognition of his many contributions to the professions of physical education, health education and recreation. Stanley had a lifelong interest in intercollegiate athletics and the athlete in the university environment.

Presented by the Frederick Family Endowment


Previous Presenters

2016 — Dr. Delia West, Arnold School of Public Health
2015 — Dr. James A Levine, Mayo Clinic, Arizona State University
2014 — Dr. Linda L. Caldwell, Penn State University
2013 — Dr. Amy J. Bastian, Kennedy Krieger Institute
2012 — Dr. Matthew W. Krueter, Washington University, St. Louis
2011 — Dr. Rodney Fort, University of Michigan
2010 — Dr. Jack Wilmore, University of Arizona
2009 — Dr. Susan Vadaparampil, Moffitt Cancer Center
2008 — Dr. Packianathan Chelladurai, Ohio State University
2007 — Dr. Fay Horak, Oregon Health and Science University
2006 — Dr. Alan Berkowitz, Independent Consultant
2005 — Dr. Russell Pate, Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina
2004 — Dr. James F. Sallis, San Diego State University
2003 — Dr. Abraham Pizam, Rosen School of Hospitality, University of Central Florida
2002 — Paul L. Doering, M.S., Department of Pharmacy, UF
2001 — Dr. Vicki S. Friemuth, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga.
2000 — Dr. Steven L. Wolf, Department of Rehabilitative Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
1999 — Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, University of Chicago
1998 — Dr. John Seffrin, American Cancer Society, Washington, D.C.
1997 — Dr. Steven N. Blair, The Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research, Dallas, Texas
1996 — Dr. Tony A. Mobley, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Indiana University
1995 — Dr. John Lombardi, President, UF
1994 — Dr. J. Henry Montes, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga.
1993 — Dr. Doris R. Corbett, Howard University
1992 — Dr. Melvin Williams, Old Dominion University
1991 — Dr. Joachim Ruhl, German Sport University
1990 — Dr. David C. Young, Professor of Classics, UF
1989 — Mr. James J. “Jimmy” Carnes, United States Olympic Committee
1988 — Dr. John Lucas, Penn State University
1987 — Dr. Barry Portnoy, National Center Institute
1986 — Dr. Michael Pollock, Center for Exercise Science, UF