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John W. Frazier

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Graduate Director



  • BA, MA, PhD, Kent State University

Research Interests

  • Ethnic and Racial Geography
  • Applied Urban Geography
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Urban Revitalization
  • Applied Geography/Urban


  • 2018 Provost Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Research. One faculty member selected across all Schools at Binghamton University.
  • 2018 Elected Fellow of the American Geographical Society
  • 2016 Best Arts & Sciences Teacher of Graduate Students. Selected by Students across all schools at Binghamton University.
  • 2016 AAG EGSG Scholar Award for consistent research contributions to ethnic geography
  • 2015 AAG Ronald Abler Distinguished Service Award, highest honors for career service granted by the Association of American Geographers (one of top 5 awards conferred by the AAG).
  • 2011 Promoted to SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, a SUNY-wide rank and highest level of promotion in the State of New York
  • 2010New York State Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service Persistent contributions to the nation, New York State, the discipline of Geography, Binghamton University, and the Department of Geography.
  • 2009 National AAG Enhancing Diversity Award, the Association of American Geographers, for “longstanding efforts” in teaching, research and service that has contributed to racial/ethnic understanding and promotion of diversity programs. 2004Appointed the National Research Council, Washington, D. C.
  • 1996 James Anderson Medal for Applied Geography, Association of American Geographers, highest award for research and leadership in applied geography in North America.