Adam Payne
Department of Geosciences
Senior Lecturer

Research Areas: Historical Geography, Urban Studies, Tourism

Office: 2150A Haley Center

Address: 2050 Beard Eaves Coliseum
Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: 334-844-7002


Curriculum vitae

Pd.D., Geography, Oklahoma State University
M.A., History, University of Central Oklahoma
B.A., Education (History), University of Central Oklahoma

Professional Employment
Senior Lecturer, Auburn University
Lecturer, Auburn University
Adjunct Professor, Rose State College
Adjunct Professor, Southern New Hampshire University
Adjunct Professor, University of Central Oklahoma

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Adam A. Payne is a geographer interested in the historical geography of North America, urban studies, and tourism. His research interests have been gentrification and commodification, place promotion, and heritage tourism.  Dr. Payne has been teaching as an adjunct at various colleges and universities for nine years. He accepted a lecture position at the University of Auburn in 2017. Through his many years of teaching he has taught a wide-range of courses including Global Geography, Physical Geography, Economic Geography, Introduction to Geography, and Cultural Geography.

Selected Publications

  1. The Making of an American Cultural Icon: Postcard Imagery and Place Promotion along Route 66. Material Culture (forthcoming). (with Douglas A. Hurt)
  2. Historical Geography. In The Encyclopedia of Human Geography, ed. Barney Warf. Springer. (Forthcoming)
  3. 2020. From Old West to Cosmopolitan City: Changing Narrative on Oklahoma City Tourist Guides. Tourism Review International 23 (3-4): 149-164.
  4. 2019. Postcard Imagery and Geographical Imagination along the Lincoln Highway. Material Culture 51 (1): 1-20. (with Douglas A. Hurt)
  5.  2019. New-Build Development and the Gentrification of Oklahoma City’s Deep Deuce Neighborhood. Geographical Review 109 (1): 108-130. (with Alyson L. Greiner)

Last updated: 02/21/2024