Posted on May 14, 2021
This marks the last semester that Dr. Roy Stine will be teaching in the Department. He retires as associate professor of geography after a career in which he was instrumental in shaping the current array of programs as director of several internship programs, director of graduate studies, and key member of the interdisciplinary Archaeology Program. He began at UNCG as an assistant professor when the M.A. in Applied Geography was just getting underway. In the intervening years, he chaired 35 MA committees, and of those students he partially or fully funded 16 through his grants. He also chaired 10 PhD students, partially or wholly funding 7 or those. Roy is particularly proud that close to half of his graduate students were women (in a subfield, historically, where women are underrepresented). He also served as a reader on more than two dozen additional graduate student committees. Dr. Stine published widely at the intersection of archeology and GISc/remote sensing. A highlight of his career was leading several research trips with students to Alaska. He made his mark on the Department and on the many undergraduate and graduate students he mentored and taught. Congratulations to Dr. Stine on his well-earned retirement—his contributions to making the Department what it is today are greatly appreciated!