Jay Boshara was educated at Ohio
University and the University of Iowa. As primarily a cultural geographer
(though he’s also interested in meteorology), his main interest is in the
political economy of natural resource development, especially water and petroleum/natural
gas. Before coming to RCC in the Fall of 2016, Jay taught at Eastern Mediterrean University, The University of Akron, The University of Iowa, Coe College, Mount Mercy University, and at CSUSB. Before he undertook graduate
studies, Jay worked in legislative politics in Washington, D.C.
James Hayes (PhD, Indiana University
Bloomington, 2008). Dr. Hayes’ teaching interests and focus are in physical
geography, environmental sustainability, and geospatial technology. His areas
of specialization are 1) how society interacts with and modifies the natural
environment, and 2) how that interaction can be studied using field techniques,
geospatial technology, and quantitative analysis. Dr. Hayes has published
articles on human-environment interaction in the Midwest, Rock Mountains,
California, and the Caribbean.