Philip Chaney
Department of Geosciences
Associate Professor

Research Areas: Water Resources, Coastal Geography and Hazards

Office: 2046D Haley Center

Address: 2050 Beard Eaves Coliseum
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-3420

Fax: (334) 844-4295


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Ph.D., Geography, Louisiana State University
M.A., Geography, University of Arkansas
B.S., Agriculture, University of Arkansas

Professional Employment
Associate Professor, Auburn University
2005 ---
Assistant Professor, Auburn University
Visiting Assistant Professor, Auburn University

Professional Activities
Professional Surveyor, State of Arkansas #1169 (1989)

Research and Teaching Interests

Sustainable use of water resources, policy, and law. Human-Environment Interaction is central to my research and teaching activities. 

Primary Course: Geography of Water Resources (*Elective option in Sustainability Minor and Watershed Sciences Minor)

Selected Publications

  1. Chaney, P.L., J. Roland, M. Moore, and C.G. Burton. 2020. Water use monitoring for irrigation in the U.S.: A case study in Alabama and lessons learned for achieving sustainability. The Professional Geographer 72(3): 433-447.
  2. Pease, M., P.L. Chaney, and J.H. Hoover. 2019. A review of water resources education in Geography Departments in the United States. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education  168: 93-105.
  3. Chaney, P.L. and L. Doukopoulos. 2018. An active learning exercise for sustainability and the water footprint of food. The Geography Teacher 15(4): 173-184. 
  4. Jescovitch, L.N., P.L. Chaney, and C.E. Boyd. 2016. A preliminary assessment of land-to-water surface area ratios (LWR) for sustainable land use in aquaculture. Papers in Applied Geography 2(2): 178-188.
  5. Chaney, P.L., C.E. Boyd, and E. Polioudakis. 2012. Number, size, and distribution of small impoundments in Alabama. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 67 (2): 111-121.

Last updated: 01/25/2023