Sharon Spradling

Sharon Spradling

Sharon Spradling

Academic Program Advisor (SIS & SMSC)

Conservation, Sustainability, Geographic Information Sciences, Biogeography, Medical Geography, Entomology

Sharon Spradling advises students in the Environmental & Sustainability Studies degree program and also conducts outreach for the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation in Front Royal, Virginia.  She has taught courses in science, geography and sustainability at George Mason University in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and in the College of Science.

Selected Publications

Coleman, Russell E., Burkett, Douglas A., Sherwood, Van, Caci, Jennifer, Spradling, Sharon L., Jennings, Barton T., Rowton, Edgar, Gilmore, Wayne, Blount, Keith, White, Charles E., and Putnam, John L.  (2007) Impact of Phlebotomine Sand Flies on U.S. Military Operations at Tallil Air Base, Iraq:  2. Temporal and Geographic Distribution of Sand Flies.  Journal of Medical Entomology, Vol. 44, no. 1

Coleman, Russell E., Burkett, Douglas A., Putnam, John L, Sherwood, Van, Caci, Jennifer B., Jennings, Barton, T., Hochberg, Lisa P., Spradling, Sharon L., Rowton, Edgar D., Blount, Keith, Ploch, John, Hopkins, Grady, Raymond, Jo-Lynne W., O’Guinn, Monica L., Lee, John S., and Weina, Peter J.  (2006) Impact of Phlebotomine Sand Flies on U.S. Military Operations at Tallil Air Base, Iraq:  1. Background, Military Situation, and Development of a “Leishmaniasis Control Program”.  Journal of Medical Entomology, Vol. 43, no. 4

Expanded Publication List

Coleman, Russell E., Burkett, Douglas A., Sherwood, Van, Caci, Jennifer, Spradling, Sharon L., Jennings, Barton T., Rowton, Edgar, Gilmore, Wayne, Blount, Keith, White, Charles E., and Putnam, John L.  (2007) Impact of Phlebotomine Sand Flies on U.S. Military Operations at Tallil Air Base, Iraq:  2. Temporal and Geographic Distribution of Sand Flies.  Journal of Medical Entomology, Vol. 44, no. 1

Coleman, Russell E., Burkett, Douglas A., Putnam, John L, Sherwood, Van, Caci, Jennifer B., Jennings, Barton, T., Hochberg, Lisa P., Spradling, Sharon L., Rowton, Edgar D., Blount, Keith, Ploch, John, Hopkins, Grady, Raymond, Jo-Lynne W., O’Guinn, Monica L., Lee, John S., and Weina, Peter J.  (2006) Impact of Phlebotomine Sand Flies on U.S. Military Operations at Tallil Air Base, Iraq:  1. Background, Military Situation, and Development of a “Leishmaniasis Control Program”.  Journal of Medical Entomology, Vol. 43, no. 4

Spradling, Sharon (2001) The Practicality of Using West Nile Virus as a Biological Weapon.  Research paper submitted to and published by Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

Spradling, S. L., Olson, J. K., Coulson, R. N., & Lovelady, C. N. (1998). A geographic information system approach to evaluating the effects of the endangered species protection program on mosquito control. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 14(2), 137-147.

Spradling, Sharon L. (1995) Final Governing Standards and Environmental Compliance Overseas.  Proceedings from 1995 DOD Pest Management Workshop, Sustainable Pest Management for the Department of Defense:  Vision for the 21st Century

Bowles, D.E., McHugh, C.P., and Spradling, S.L. (1992) Evaluation of devices for removing attached Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Acari: Ixodidae) Journal of Medical Entomology, Vol. 29, no. 5            

Coulson, R.N., Lovelady, C.N., Flamm, R.O., Spradling, S.L., and Saunders, M.C. (1991) Intelligent Geographic Information Systems for Natural Resource Management.  In: Quantitative Methods in Landscape Ecology (Ed. by M.G. Turner and R.G. Gardner) pp. 153-172, Springer-Verlag, New York

Coulson, R. N., Lovelady, C. N., Flamm, R. O., Spradling, S. L., & Saunders, M. C. (1991). Intelligent geographic information systems for natural resource management. Ecological Studies: Analysis and Synthesis (USA).

Coulson, R. N., Graham, L. A., Lovelady, C. N., O'Doherty, E. C., Flamm, R. O., & Spradling, S. L. (1989). Intelligent geographic information systems and landscape management. AI applications in natural resource management (USA).

Courses Taught

INTS 210: Sustainable World

GGS 303: Geography of Resource Conservation

BIOL 374/GGS 321: Biogeography

GGS 102: Physical Geography

HNRT 228: Science of Human History

HNRT 228: Regional and Global Issues

HNRT 227: Integration of the Sciences

Education

PhD candidate in Earth Systems & Geoinformation Sciences, George Mason University.

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences, George Mason University.

M.S. in Military Operational Art and Science, Air University.

M.S. in Entomology, Texas A&M University.

B.S. in Entomology, Texas A&M University.

Recent Presentations

“West Nile Virus in Minnesota Blood Donations,” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston MA, April 2017

In the Media

Interview. GMU Environmental and Sustainability Studies News. “Sharon Spradling Joins SMSC & SIS Teams As Academic Program Coordinator.” https://ess.gmu.edu/articles/11211 18 October 2018.