Prof. Geoffrey Hewings, Emeritus Director of REAL, has been awarded the 2020 Founder’s medal!
The proposal, made by the committee Mark Partridge (President); Lily Kiminami (PRSCO); Andrés Rodrigues-Pose and Philip McCann (ERSA); and Dan McMillen (NARSC), was approved as suggested by the award rules by the previous winners of the same award. The RSAI Council thanks all members of both groups for their professional service and dedication.
This award comes as no surprise, given Geoffrey’s outstanding career in Regional Science.
Prof. Hewings was the founding Director of REAL and served in this position until August 2016. He obtained a B.A. from the University of Birmingham (UK) and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington (Seattle). Prior to coming to Illinois in 1974, he was on the faculty of the University of Kent at Canterbury (UK) and the University of Toronto (Canada).
He is also a recipient of the Fulbright and the Woodrow Wilson awards and, in 2003, he has also been nominated Fellow of the Regional Science Association International. He is also Fellow of the International Input-Output Association (since 2010) and the Western Regional Science Association (also since 2010). Geoffrey has also served as President of the North American Regional Science Council, the Regional Science Association International, the Western Regional Science Association and the International Input-Output Association.
The RSAI congratulates Geoffrey on this outstanding achievement!