AAG’s John Rooney Award to Professor Jarkko Saarinen

 

The American Association of Geographers (AAG) has selected Professor Jarkko Saarinen as the 2020 recipient of the John Rooney Award. The John Rooney Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field and discipline of Applied Recreation, Tourism and Sport Geography.

The Award nominated professor Saarinen’s work on sustainability and community-based resource management in tourism, which was regarded particularly inspirational by the Award Committee. Professor Saarinen has received the AAG’s Roy Wolfe award in 2013 based on his outstanding contributions to the field and discipline of Recreation, Tourism and Sport Geography.

Last updated: 20.3.2020