This award honors Professor David Boyce, a prominent figure in Regional Science who promoted the Regional Science Association for a number of years and was instrumental in its long term success. The award acknowledges the service contributions that members have made to Regional Science organizations.
Randy has been a tireless supporter and promoter of regional science in his current role as Director of the Regional Research Institute at West Virginia University, and recent service as 2006 Chair of the North American Regional Science Council. In addition to serving as a council member for RSAI, North American Regional Science Council, the Southern and Western Regional Science Associations, Randy has served the Regional Science Association International by establishing and maintaining its primary Internet web site and acted as editor of the Association’s Newsletter. His most recent promotion relates to the Regional Science Research Forum, an online forum for those interested in regional science topics and information, and Randy has continued the efforts started by Scott Loveridge on the Web Book of Regional Science. Randy has served on numerous editorial boards of journals including: Geographical Analysis, Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences, Papers in Regional Science, International Regional Science Review, Australasian Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Regional Science, and others. He has served on numerous National Science Foundation panels devoted to urban and regional issues, and has been involved in organizing national and international conferences devoted to input-output methodology and practice.
We would like to thank Randall Jackson for his untiring support with the David Boyce Award for distinguished service to regional science.