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Dr. John Maclachlan

John Maclachlan
School of Geography and Earth Sciences, General Science Building – 230
905-525-9140 ext. 24195
Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm

Dr. John Maclachlan completed his PhD at McMaster (School of Geography and Earth Sciences) in 2011. He is currently Director, Spring Intersession; Assistant Professor in the Arts & Science Program; and Industry Professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences. A recipient of the 2014 President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, he has taught numerous classes at McMaster and at Brock University, the majority being categorized as physical geography; inquiry courses within the Faculties of Science and Social Sciences; and those specifically involving Geographic Information Systems. In Arts & Science, Dr. Maclachlan teaches ARTSSCI 3BC3 / Technology and Society III and ARTSSCI 3EH3 / Exploring Hamilton Inquiry. He also annually leads the Kentucky Caving Fieldtrip.

Dr. Maclachlan’s current research is split between the pedagogical study of advancing the use of technologies into classroom teaching and learning and further exploration of the spatial distribution of quaternary landforms and sediments of glacial origin in southern Ontario. Selected publications: J. Maclachlan and C.H. Eyles (2011), “Subglacial deforming bed conditions recorded by late Quaternary sediments exposed in Vineland Quarry, Ontario, Canada,” Sedimentary Geology, v.238, pp. 277-187; E. J. Fournier, S. Hardwick, M. Healy, J. Maclachlan, N. Moore, J. Seeman (2011), “Mapping the journey towards self-authorship in geography,” The Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v. 35, pp. 351-364; J. Maclachlan, M. Jerrett, T. Abernathy, M. Bunch and M. Sears (2007), ” Mapping Health on the Internet: A new tool for environmental justice and health researchers,” Health and Place, v.13, pp. 72–86.