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Science Prof Earns Int'l. Honors

Arthur Getis will receive the Founders Medal of the Regional Science Association for his contribution to the field of regional science.

San Diego State University professor of geography Arthur Getis has a long history of success.

From national awards through the Association of American Geographers to fellowship recognition, Getis has made many significant contributions to various academic fields.

Getis was recently selected to receive the honorable Founders Medal of the Regional Science Association for his contributions to the field of regional science.

His research in spatial statistics and studies on point pattern analysis has contributed to the analysis of the transmission of infectious diseases, the spatial clustering of crime and the economic and spatial structure of urban areas.

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Arthur Getis

A conference will be held May in Timisoara, Romania to celebrate Getis’ success.  Getis is the eighth recipient of the prestigious award.

About Getis

Getis received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in geography at Penn State. He came to SDSU in 1990 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign first as a “visiting distinguished professor” and then as a regular faculty member.

Getis officially retired in 2004, but still continues to perform research at SDSU.

Awards and recognition

  • Distinguished Scholarship Honors, Association of American Geographers
  • The Walter Isard Award, North American Regional Science Council
  • Distinguished Career Award, Association of American Geographers Geographic Information Systems Specialty Group
  • Elected Fellow of Regional Science Association International


About the Regional Science Association International

The Regional Science Association International is a scholarly organization founded in 1954 by Walter Isard.  Today, there are about 7,000 members organized in three regional groups containing over 30 country and regional organizations.  All groups conduct yearly academic meetings that cover social, economic, political and behavioral phenomena with a spatial dimension.

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