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The Pennsylvania State University
ABD Geography

The Pennsylvania State University
M.S. Geography 2008

Sonoma State University
B.A. Geography 2003

Santa Rosa Junior College
A.A. Ethnic Studies 2000

Positions Held

HWC, Washington DC
Strategic Designer, 2015-present
Senior Associate, 2012-present

I currently serve as lead for Strategic Design at HWC. This role involves conducting research and analyses; designing business processes, services and tools; providing graphical facilitation support; developing and improving communications strategies; creating visual products (reports, fact sheets, proposals, etc.); and building capability for design through delivery of workshops and products highlighting best practices for visual communication. You can learn more about my current and previous consulting work under the Consulting section of this site.

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Graduate Consultant for the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, 2010-2012
Instructor for the Department of Geography, 2008-2010
Assistant Undergraduate Advisor for the Department of Geography, Fall 2009
Teaching Assistant for the Department of Geography, 2008-2009
Research Assistant for the Department of Geography, 2006-2008

Redwood Region Motorcycle Training, Sonoma County, CA
Motorcycle Safety Foundation-Certified RiderCoach, 2003-2006

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Undergraduate Intern for the Department of Geography, 2002-2004

PeopleLink, Petaluma, CA
Field Coordinator, 2003-2006
Marketing Assistant, 2001-2003
Project Coordinator, 2000-2001
Administrative Assistant, 1999-2000

Journal Articles

Ramsay, C., D.D. Aman, and B. Pursel (2014). Blogging Pragmatics and Pedagogy: An adventure in faculty development. Education and Information Technologies 19 (2): 425-440

Aman, D.D. (2013). Mediating Climate Change. Book Review. Gender, Place, and Culture 20 (5): 686-697

Baum, S., D.D. Aman, and A. Israel (2012). Public Scholarship Projects for Students in Introductory Geography Courses. Journal of Geography in Higher Education.
Nontechnical summary and article pre-print available here.

Aman, D.D. and B. Yarnal (2010). Home Sweet Mobile Home? Benefits and challenges of mobile home ownership in rural Pennsylvania. Journal of Applied Geography 30: 84-95