Associate Professor of Geography
Office
Robert N. Thompson Building 222B

Biography

Dr. Geraldine Jordan is an associate professor in Geography and Environmental Studies at TWU. She teaches Geography and Environmental Studies courses including environmental science, geographic information systems (GIS) and physical geography.

Research & Scholarship

Education

B.Sc. (Hons.)(Lakehead); M.Sc. (Victoria); Ph.D. (Simon Fraser)

Recent Publications

Jordan, G., K. Arbeau D. McFarland, K. Ireland, A. Richardson, 2020. Elimination communication contributes to a reduction in unexplained crying.  Medical Hypotheses.

Heineman, A. and G. Jordan, 2016.  Assessing walkability: Comparison of street segment indices for the James Kennedy Elementary School catchment, Township of Langley, BC.  Western Geography, 22: 3-17.  Best Graduate Student Paper Award.

McGowan, A., G. Jordan, J. Spinney and D. Jordan, 2016.  Travel mode and school catchment area: A case study in Langley, BC. Western Geography, 22:18-31

Jordan, G., 2014. Elimination communication as colic therapy. Medical Hypotheses. 83:282-285.

Jordan, G.,  2014  EC: Effects on Unexplained Crying.  Heath Geography Lab Report.

Grillet, M., G. Jordan, and M.-J. Fortin, 2010. State transition detection in the spatio-temporal incidence of malaria. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology 1: 251-259.

Jordan, G., M-J. Fortin and K. Lertzman, 2008. Spatial pattern and persistence of historical fire boundaries in southern interior British Columbia   Environmental and Ecological Statistics 15:523–535 [online URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/a6706765532r26...

Jordan, G., M-J. Fortin and K. Lertzman, 2005. Assessing spatial uncertainty associated with forest fire boundary delineation. Landscape Ecology 20: 719-731.

Jordan, G. and M.-J. Fortin, 2002. Scale and topology in the ecological economics sustainability paradigm. International Journal of Ecological Economics 41:361-366.

Recent Presentations

Jordan, G. and N. Pak Lui.  2021. Physical Geography 12: Assessing program place in the new BC curriculum.  Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (Virtual) Conference, Lethbridge, AB.  March 6, 2021.

Jones, V., V. Oeggerli, N. Cook, J. Brouwer, D. Anderson, G. Jordan, D. Jordan, P. Brown, and D. Clements. 2021.  Central Park Climate Change Resilience Project: The applicability of GIS. Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers (Virtual) Conference, Lethbridge, AB.  March 6, 2021.

Cook, N. and G. Jordan. 2019.  Using GIS to analyze the proximity of elementary schools to major road networks in Surrey, BC. ESRI Vancouver, October 22, 2019. 

Jordan. G. 2019.  No trucks: Civic engagement helps to shape transportation planning near two elementary schools in the Township of Langley, BC.  Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, March 9.

Jordan, G. 2019.  Evaluating the scientific reliability and validity of a Health Impact Assessment using GIS methodologies and spatial planning approaches.  Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, March 9. 

Jordan, G., K. Baerg, and M. Strelau. 2018.  GIS Analysis of Forest Area Fragmentation
in the Willoughby Community, Langley, BC.  Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Convention Centre, Quebec City, PQ, August 6-10.

Jordan, G. and J. Spinney. 2018.  Shortcuts to School: Are Trails Associated with Active Commuting?  Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Convention Centre, Quebec City, PQ, August 6-10.

Jordan, G. and J. Spinney. 2018.  Rates of Bicycling as an Active Mode of Commuting for Schoolchildren
in North Langley, BC. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Convention Centre, Quebec City, PQ, August 6-10.

Jordan, G. 2018.  Elimination communication and caregivers’ perception of crying symptom reduction.  World Association of Infant Mental Health Congress, Rome, Italy, May 26-30.

Jordan, G. and J. Spinney 2017. Choice Programming and Active Commutes to James Kennedy Elementary School, Langley, BC.  Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, March 4.

Jordan, G. and J. Spinney 2017.  An Overview of Active Commutes to School in North Langley.  Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, March 4. 

Lin, X., A. Heineman, G. Jordan, and J. Spinney 2017.  Using Geographic Information Systems
to Analyze the Impact of Pedestrian Environmental Quality on Active Commuting to
James Kennedy Elementary School, Langley, BC, Canada. Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, March 4. 

Spinney, J. and G. Jordan 2016.  Environmental and Health Impacts of School Siting.  Great Plains / Rocky Mountain Division of the AAG Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, October 21-22.

Drouillard, T. and G. Jordan, 2015.  User Perception of Trinity Western University’s New Organics Diversion Program.  Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, March 14.  Best Undergraduate Student Oral Presentation Award.

McGowan, A., G. Jordan, J. Spinney and D. Jordan, 2015.  Comparative Analysis on Active Commuting to and from School for Dorothy Peacock Elementary and Gordon Greenwood Elementary, Langley, BC.  Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, March 14.

Expertise

Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Landscape Ecology, Health Geography, Elimination Communication

Courses Taught

GEOG/ENVS 121 Earth and Atmospheric Science

GEOG/ENVS 131 Global Environmental Issues

GEOG/ENVS 282 Geographic Information Systems

GEOG/ENVS 382 Applied GIS

GEOG/ENVS 341 Resource Management