Dr. Rajiv Thakur



Department

Geographics Sciences
Role: Faculty
Campus: West Plains

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Geographics Sciences
128 Garfield
West Plains, MO 65775

Details

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geography – Indiana State University (2009)

  • Master of Arts in Geography – University of Akron (2005)

  • Master of Arts in Political Science – University of Delhi (1994)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – University of Delhi (1991)

Teaching

Summer 2016

  • GRY 100 World Regional Geography
  • GRY 142 Introduction to Physical Geography

Office Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday - 8:15 - 9:15 AM, 1:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, Thursday - 9:00 AM-Noon

Professional experience

Professional Organizations

  • Association of American Geographers (Since 2003)
  • American Planning Association (Since 2010)
  • Asian Urban Research Association (Since 2003)
  • Applied Geography Conference (2007, 2009, 2010)
  • Indian Science Congress Association (Since 2011)
  • National Association of Geographers of India (Since 2002)

Professional Experience:

  • 2013 onwards Assistant Professor & Chair, Department of Geosciences, Missouri State University, West Plains, MO 
  • 2011-2013 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 
  • 2009-2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 
  • 2008-2009 Instructor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 
  • 2005-2009 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, Geology and Anthropology, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 
  • 2003-2005 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography and Planning, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 
  • 2002-2003 Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Geography, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Research and professional interests

Publications

Books

  • Dutt, Ashok K., Noble, A.G., Costa, F.J., Thakur, R. and Thakur, S. (eds) 2016. Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development (Urban Development - Volume II), Netherlands: Springer (http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789401797856)
  • Dutt, Ashok K., Noble, A.G., Costa, F.J., Thakur, S., Thakur, R. and Sharma, H.S. (eds) 2016. Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development (Regional Resources - Volume I), Netherlands: Springer (http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789401797702)

Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Gatrell, J., Thakur, R., Reid, N. and Smith, B. 2010. "Clusters and listening: Local economic development in place." Journal of Applied Research in Economic Development 7 (1):14-25.

 

Other interests

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

  • Thakur, R. 2016. "Cluster-Based Economic Development Strategies: Challenges and Opportunities in Peripheral Regions" in Thakur, B., Sharma H.S., Mishra, S., Chattopadhyay, S.K. and Singh, S. (eds.) Regional Development: Theory and Practice, Vol-4, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company (In Press)
  • Misra, R.P. and Thakur, R. 2016. "Vasai-Virar: A Decentralized Metropolis" in Misra, R.P. (ed.) Million Cities of India. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company, (In press)
  • Thakur, R., Dutt, A.K., Noble, A.G., Costa, F.J. and Thakur, S. 2016. "Introduction: Urban Development" in Dutt, Ashok K., Noble, A.G., Costa, F.J., Thakur, R. and Thakur, S. (eds.) Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development (Vol-2, Urban Development), Netherlands: Springer
  • Thakur, S., Dutt, A.K., Noble, A.G., Costa, F.J., Thakur, R. and Sharma, H.S. 2016. "Baleshwar Thakur: Professional Career and Contributions" in Dutt, Ashok K., Noble, A.G., Costa, F.J., Thakur, R. and Thakur, S. (eds.) Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development (Vol-2, Urban Development), Netherlands: Springer
  • Thakur, S., Dutt, A.K., Noble, A.G., Costa, F.J., Thakur, R. 2016. "Introduction: Regional Resources" in Dutt, A.K., Noble, A.G., Costa, F.J., Thakur, S., Thakur, R. and Sharma, H.S. (eds.) Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development (Vol-1, Regional Resources), Netherlands: Springer
  • Thakur, S., Dutt, A.K., Noble, A.G., Costa, F.J., Thakur, R. and Sharma, H.S. 2016. "Baleshwar Thakur: Professional Career and Contributions" in Dutt, Ashok K., Noble, A.G., Costa, F.J., Thakur, R. and Thakur, S. (eds.) Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development (Vol-1, Regional Resources), Netherlands: Springer
  • "Knowledge-Based Urban Economic Development: A Review of Recent Studies" in Dutt, A., Noble, A.G., Costa, F.J., Thakur, R. and Thakur, S. (eds) 2013. Spatial Diversity and Dynamics in Resources and Urban Development (Urban Development - Volume II), Netherlands: Springer
  • Thakur, R. 2010. "Geographies of Research and Development" in Barney Warf (eds) Encyclopedia of Geography, Thousand Oaks: Sage
  • Thakur, R. and Sharma, M. 2009. "GIS and Challenges to Planning and Development Applications in Peripheral Regions" in Gatrell, J. and Jensen, R. (eds) Geotechnologies and the Environment: Planning and Socio-economic Applications, 125-137, Netherlands: Springer [cited twice]
  • Thakur, R. 2007. "Global Warming: Differential Impact and Emerging Dilemmas" in Thakur, B. (et al) (eds.) City, Society and Planning: Festschrift in Honor of Professor Ashok K. Dutt Volume (3) – Planning: 3-15, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company
  • Dutt, A K., Parai, A. and Thakur, R. 2006. "The City Unites with the World in Steinbacher" R. and Benson, V. (3rd Eds.) Introduction to Urban Studies, Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company

Newspaper

  • Thakur, R. 1998. "UNDP Programme Provides Fillip to Jute Industry", in The Pioneer Newspaper, New Delhi, June 15, pp.14

Conference Papers

  • "The Spatial Dynamics of the Gulf Coast Shipbuilding Industry: A County-Level Analysis of Growth Share, 1998-2007". 2010. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences 33:173-182 (with Gatrell, J.)

Consultancy

  • Human Resource Development and Planning Consultant with Government of India (Educational Consultants India Limited) 1998-2002

Public Appearances

  • TV Anchor, Countrywide Classroom Program (University Grants Commission, India) and Doordarshan (India's largest broadcasting organization) 1985-2002
  • Radio Anchor, All India Radio, 1996-2002
  • Urban and Regional Economic Development and Planning
  • Political Economy of Development in Peripheral Regions
  • Geography of Research and Development
  • Human Dimensions of Global Climate Change
  • Natural Resource Management and Planning
  • Higher Education Strategic Management and Planning

Awards and honors

  • University of Tennessee Scholarly and Research Incentive Funds (SARIFS), 2011-2012
  • University of South Alabama - Special Faculty Development Fund 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011
  • Indiana State University, Graduate Student Research Fund, 2007-2008
  • Indiana State University, National Science Foundation - Robert Noyce Program Graduate Assistantship 2006-2008
  • A.K. Chakravarti Award for Best Graduate Student Paper by the Regional Development and Planning and Asian Geography Specialty Group (AAG) 2005
  • University of Akron, Graduate Assistantship, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Akron, Akron 2003-2005
  • National Geographic Society, Geography Intern, 2004