Faculty Profile

Matthew Fry

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Geography and the Environment
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2008.
Major: Geography
MS, University of Texas at Austin, 2002.
Major: Latin American Studies
MA, University of Mississippi, 1999.
Major: Curriculum and Instruction
BS, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1993.
Major: Biology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

GEOG 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2023
GEOG 4170.001, Field Methods and Mapping, Fall 2022 Syllabus
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2022 Syllabus
GEOG 5950.715, Master's Thesis, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

GEOG 4875.001, Earth Science Topics, Summer 3W1 2022 SPOT
GEOG 5950.720, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2022
GEOG 2170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.715, Master's Thesis, Spring 2022
GEOG 4115.001, Our Energy Futures, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5900.717, Special Problems, Spring 2022
GEOG 5170.001, Field Methods, Fall 2021 SPOT
GEOG 4170.001, Field Methods and Mapping, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 3770.001, Latin America : Geography and Globalization, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.715, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021
GEOG 5900.715, Special Problems, Fall 2021
GEOG 2170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 4115.001, Our Energy Futures, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 4900.715, Special Problems, Spring 2021
GEOG 5900.715, Special Problems, Spring 2021
GEOG 3770.001, Latin America : Geography and Globalization, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 3770.100, Latin America : Geography and Globalization, Fall 2020
GEOG 4170.001, Mapping and Field Methods, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5170.001, Mapping and Field Methods, Fall 2020 SPOT
GEOG 2170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GEOG 4115.001, Our Energy Futures, Spring 2020 Syllabus
GEOG 4900.715, Special Problems, Spring 2020
GEOG 2170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 3770.001, Latin America : Geography and Globalization, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 4960.001, Geography Institute, Summer 3W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 2170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 4115.001, Our Energy Futures, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 1710.004, Earth Science, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 1710.005, Earth Science, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 4900.715, Special Problems, Fall 2018
GEOG 2170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 4885.002, Human Geography Topics, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ENGL 3913.001, Topics in World Literature, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 4885.001, Human Geography Topics, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 3770.001, Latin America : Geography and Globalization, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.715, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
GEOG 5900.715, Special Problems, Fall 2016
GEOG 4030.001, British Isles Field School, Summer 5W2 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 2170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5950.715, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
GEOG 4885.001, Regional Science Topics, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
GEOG 5960.002, Geography Institute, Fall 2015 SPOT
GEOG 3780.001, Geography of Mexico, Fall 2015 SPOT
GEOG 5950.715, Master's Thesis, Fall 2015
GEOG 4885.001, Regional Science Topics, Fall 2015 SPOT
GEOG 4900.715, Special Problems, Fall 2015
GEOG 2170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Spring 2015 Syllabus
GEOG 3770.001, Latin America : Geography and Globalization, Spring 2015 Syllabus
GEOG 5950.715, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
GEOG 5900.715, Special Problems, Spring 2015
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2014
GEOG 3780.001, Geography of Mexico, Fall 2014 Syllabus
GEOG 5950.715, Master's Thesis, Fall 2014
GEOG 4900.715, Special Problems, Fall 2014
GEOG 2170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Spring 2014 Syllabus
GEOG 4951.715, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2014
GEOG 4900.715, Special Problems, Spring 2014
GEOG 2170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Fall 2013 Syllabus
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2013
GEOG 4900.715, Special Problems, Fall 2013
GEOG 2170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Spring 2013 Syllabus
GEOG 3770.001, Latin America : Geography and Globalization, Spring 2013 Syllabus
GEOG 2170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Fall 2012 Syllabus
GEOG 5160.001, Foundations of Geographic Thought, Fall 2012
GEOG 4900.715, Special Problems, Fall 2012
GEOG 4980.001, Experimental Course, Summer 3W1 2012
GEOG 4980.001, Experimental Course, Summer 2012
GEOG 5960.001, Geography Institute, Summer 3W1 2012
GEOG 1170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Spring 2012 Syllabus
GEOG 4980.002, Experimental Course, Spring 2012 Syllabus
GEOG 4900.715, Special Problems, Spring 2012
GEOG 5900.715, Special Problems, Spring 2012
GEOG 1170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Fall 2011 Syllabus
GEOG 4900.715, Special Problems, Fall 2011
GEOG 5900.715, Special Problems, Fall 2011
GEOG 1170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Spring 2011 Syllabus
GEOG 4980.001, Experimental Course, Spring 2011 Syllabus
GEOG 5960.003, Geography Institute, Spring 2011
GEOG 1170.001, Culture, Environment and Society, Fall 2010 Syllabus
GEOL 4650.001, Environmental Geology, Fall 2010 Syllabus
GEOL 5650.001, Environmental Geology, Fall 2010

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Fry, M. J., Brannstrom, C. (2018). Experimental regulatory approaches for unconventional oil and gas: the case of urban drilling and local government authority in Texas. Governing Shale Gas: Development, Citizen Participation and Decision Making in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe.. Routledge.
Wolverton, S. J., Nolan, J. M., Fry, M. J. (2016). Political Ecology and Ethnobiology. Introduction to Ethnobiology. 75-82. Springer Nature. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28155-1_12
Fry, M. J. (2009). Tepetzil y la Producción de Block en la Región Montañosa del Centro de Veracruz. In K.F. Clark, G.A. Salas Piza, and R. Cubillas Estrada (eds.), Geología Económica de México, 2ª Edición.
Book Review
Fry, M. J. (2013). Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability by David Owen. Southeastern Geographer, 53(1): 126-128..
Fry, M. J. (2009). An Everyday Geography of the Global South by J. Rigg. Professional Geographer 61(3)..
Journal Article
Fry, M., Murphy, T. (2021). The Geo-imaginaries of Potential in Mexico’s Burgos Basin. Political Geography. 90, 102462.
Ponette-Gonzalez, A. G., Pitre, C., Lee, A., Rindy, J. E., Doherty, D., Fry, M., Johnson, J. A. (2021). Bird feathers are potential biomonitors for airborne elemental carbon. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.
Fry, M., Hilburn, A. (2020). The Distributional Justice of Oil Industry Social Development Projects and Upstream Production Activities. The Extractive Industries and Society.
Hilburn, A., Fry, M. (2019). Empirical environmental justice research in hydrocarbon extraction areas: examining applicability outside the U.S. using a Mexican case study. Applied Geography. 107, 63-71.
Fry, M. J. (2018). Shifting Volumetric Imaginaries of Oil Potential in Mexico’s Chicontepec Basin: Investible Asset, Reserve Replacement, and Oilfield Services Zone. Journal of Latin American Geographers. 17(3), 70-98.
Murphy, T., Brannstrom, C., Fry, M. J. (2017). Ownership and Spatial Distribution of Eagle Ford Mineral Wealth in Live Oak County, Texas. Professional Geographer. 69(4), 616-628.
Ponette, A. G., Ewing, H. A., Fry, M. J., Young, K. R. (2016). Soil and fine root chemistry at a tropical Andean timberline. Catena. 137, 350-359.
Otaola, C., Giardina, M., Fry, M. J., Neme, G., Wolverton, S. (2016). Zooarqueología y Tafonomía en Pastores actuales del Sur de Mendoza. 17, 121-127.
Murphy, T., Brannstrom, C., Fry, M. J., Ewers, M. (2016). Economic-Development Stakeholder Perspectives on Boomtown Dynamics in the Eagle Ford Shale, Texas. Geographical Review. Wiley-Blackwell. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gere.12226
Fry, M. J., Brannstrom, C., Murphy, T. (2015). How Dallas became frack free: hydrocarbon governance under neoliberalism. Environment and Planning A. 47(12), 2591-2608. SAGE Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0308518x15616633
Fry, M. J., Ponette, A. G., Young, K. R. (2015). A Low-Cost GPS-Based Protocol to Create High-Resolution Digital Elevation Models for Remote Mountain Areas. Mountain Research and Development. 35(1), 39-48.
Fry, M. J., Briggle, A. R., Kincaid, J. (2015). Fracking and environmental (in)justice in a Texas city. Ecological Economics. 117, 97-107.
Fry, M. J., Brannstrom, C. Op-Ed: Preemption and Scalar Politics, from Living Wages to Hydraulic Fracturing. Other. Association of American Geographers. http://dx.doi.org/10.14433/2015.0008
Ponette, A. G., Fry, M. J. (2014). Enduring footprint of historical land tenure on modern land cover in eastern Mexico: implications for environmental services programmes. Area. 46(4), 398-409.
Fry, M. J. (2013). Cement, carbon dioxide, and the 'necessity' narrative: A case study of Mexico. Fry, M. Geoforum 49: 127-138..
Fry, M. J. (2013). Urban gas drilling and distance ordinances in the Texas Barnett Shale. Fry, M. Energy Policy 62: 79-89..
Fry, M. J. (2012). Fracking vs Faucets: Balancing Energy Needs and Water Sustainability at Urban Frontiers.
Fry, M. J., Hoeinghaus, D. J., Ponette, A. G., Thompson, R., La Point, T. W. (2012). Fracking vs. faucets: balancing energy needs and water sustainability at urban frontiers. Environmental Science & Technology. 46, 7444-7445.
Fry, M. J. (2011). From Crops to Concrete: Deagriculturalization, Urbanization, and Construction Material Mining in Central Mexico..
Fry, M. J. (2011). Manufacturing a City in the Tropics: The Building Material Industry in Xalapa, Mexico..
Fry, M. J. (2010). Pig pandemic: Industrial hog farming in eastern Mexico.
Fry, M. J. (2008). Mexico 's Concrete Block Landscape: A Modern Legacy in the Vernacular.
Newsletter
Aucoin, M., Fry, M. J. Growing local food movements: Farmer’s markets as nodes for products and community. 56(2), . Geographical Bulletin.
Research Report
Fry, M., Murphy, T., Hilburn, A., Garcia Chiang, A. (2020). What Happened to Mexico’s Burgos Shale? Developments, Strategies, and Policy Options.
Special Issue Introduction by Guest Editor
Fry, M. J., Delgado, E. (2018). Petro-Geographies and Hydrocarbon Realities in Latin America: Introduction to Special Issue. Journal of Latin American Geographers. 17(3), 7-11.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Fry, M., Fischer, L. A., "Typologies of Integration: An Analysis of Municipal Land Use and Water Management Practices in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex," Sponsored by BABBITT CENTER FOR LAND AND WATER POLICY, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, National, $9025 Funded. (June 2021May 2022).
Ponette-Gonzalez, A. G. (Principal), Fry, M. (Co-Principal), Ferring, D. (Co-Principal), Doherty, D. (Co-Principal), "Hazy views over U.S. public lands," Sponsored by University of North Texas, Local, $4340 Funded. (20202021).
Fry, M., Fischer, L., "Exploring Environmental Governance in Urban Ecosystems: Municipal Landscaping Regulations in DFW," Sponsored by ADVANCED eNVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (AERI) summer seed funding, University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $7500 Funded. (January 2021August 2020).
Fry, M. (Principal), Murphy, T. (Co-Principal), Armando, G. (Co-Principal), Andrew, H., "Policy Implications of Trans-National Shale Development in Texas and Mexico," Sponsored by Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center, Southern Methodist University, Other, $19997 Funded. (January 2019December 31, 2019).
Fry, M. J., "Global Engagement Grant," University of North Texas, $882 Funded. (August 2017June 2018).
Fry, M. J. (Principal), Ponette, A. G. (Principal), Johnson, J., Doherty, D., "MENTORING TEAM GRANT, Air Space, Rights, and Materiality Working Group," Sponsored by University of North Texas Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $3400 Funded. (October 2017April 2018).
Fry, M. J. (Principal), Cervantes, G. (Principal), "MENTORING TEAM GRANT, Property Working Group," Sponsored by University of North Texas Office of Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $3500 Funded. (August 2015April 2016).
Fry, M. J. (Principal), "Mapping Energy Communities," Sponsored by University of North Texas Office of Research and Development and Department of Geography, University of North Texas, $2000 Funded. (June 2015August 2015).
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Challenge and
Engagement Index
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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