Wayne has been a geography faculty member since 1971. Wayne is the Geography Department's Africanist, with particular interests in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has lived in Africa for a total of 8 years, beginning with a stint in the US Peace Corps in the mid 1960s teaching in Tanzania. From 1977 to 1979 he was a senior geography lecturer in the University of Dar es Salaam, where he taught and engaged in research on rural markets and workforce demographics. In 1985-1986 he was a Fullbright Lecturer at the University of Botswana, where he later served as a Visiting Professor from 1990 to 1992. He has also travelled extensively in other African countries.
Wayne is a bit of a traveler. He has visited 49 states in the U.S., all of the provinces in Canada, and more than 100 countries on 5 continents. His overseas experiences inform his teaching and he provides students with a wealth of information and insights. He has taught 22 different geography courses during his tenure at Towson, and he continues to develop and teach new courses which reflect his personal and professional interests. He has become a Feng Shui practitioner and has developed and taught a course "Geography and Feng Shui," and he is currently conducting research on Feng Shui.