John P. Wilson, founding director of the USC Spatial Sciences Institute, has noted with sadness the passing of USC Emeritus Professor of Geography Curtis Roseman on December 13, 2020 in Rock Island, Illinois. Roseman was 79.
A specialist in population geography and human migration, Roseman joined USC Dornsife in 1985. He served as the chair of its then-existing Department of Geography from 1985 to 1992. His numerous accomplishments and awards included a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Ethnic Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers, the USC Community Service Award and the USC Faculty Volunteer Good Neighbor Award.
Wilson, who subsequently served as chair of the Geography Department--the predecessor entity to the Spatial Sciences Institute--remembers Roseman as a charismatic and thoughtful scholar.
Upon his retirement in 2004, Roseman returned to his hometown of Moline, Illinois.
Read more about Roseman's life and his contributions to USC and the field of geography in this Dornsife tribute.