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Ask a Geographer

Ask a Geographer is an AAG outreach project that offers the media, government agencies, teachers, and students links to experts in various fields of geography. The experts are drawn from and categorized according to the AAG Specialty Groups and may be contacted directly, using the information provided. They will respond to specific inquiries about geographic topics and issues in their areas of expertise.

The outreach project was developed by Richard Marston (Kansas State University) and is maintained by the AAG. Members interested in participating are welcome to contact AAG at careers@aag.org or 202-234-1450.

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Africa

Dr. Emmanuel K. Mbobi

US Census Bureau
Suitland, MD 
Email: emmanuel.mbobi@census.gov

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Animal Geography

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Applied Geography

Jon Harbor

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Email: jharbor@purdue.edu

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Asian Geography

Suman Gautam (India)

Mayo College Ajmer
Rajasthan, India
Email: sgautam@mayocollege.com
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education.

Simon Springer (Cambodia)

University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Email: springer@uvic.ca
Website: http://people.geog.uvic.ca/Springer
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Requests, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, and Research Methodologies.

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Bible

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Biogeography

Jerry Griffith

University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
Email: griffith@usm.edu

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Business Geography

Fred Miller

Hutchens Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Business GIS
Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business
Murray State University
Murray, KY
Email: FMiller@MurrayState.edu
Website: http://web2.murraystate.edu/fred.miller/personal/
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, and Research Methodologies.

Linda Peters

Commercial Business Development
Esri
Redlands, CA
Email: lpeters@esri.com
Website:
http://www.esri.com
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Careers, International Research and Collaboration, Professional Development, and Research Methodologies.

Murray Rice

University of North Texas
Denton, TX
Email: rice@unt.edu
Website: http://www.murrayrice.com
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Requests, Careers, Professional Development, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

Wes Stroh

Penn State University
State College, PA
Email: wjstroh@psu.edu
Website: http://www.geog.psu.edu/people/stroh-wes
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Inquiries, Careers, Professional Development, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education.

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Canadian Studies

Christopher D. Merrett

Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL
Email: cd-merrett@wiu.edu

Rémy Tremblay

University of Quebec
Montreal, Canada
Email: remy_tremblay@teluq.uqam.ca
Website: http://benhur.teluq.uquebec.ca/SPIP/rtremblay/
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education.

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Cartography

Joseph Kerski

Esri
Broomfield, CO
Email: jkerski@esri.com
Website: josephkerski.com
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/josephkerski
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Requests, Careers, Professional Development, K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

Eugene Turner

California State University Northridge
Northridge, CA
Email: eturner@csun.edu
Website: www.csun.edu/~hfgeg005/eturner
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Requests, Careers, K-12 Education, and Undergraduate Education.

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China

Volunteers are needed for this topic.

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Climate

Robert W. Christopherson

Lincoln, CA
Email: bobobbe@aol.com

Robert Hellstrom

Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA
Email: rhellstrom@bridgew.edu

Mark D. Schwartz

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Email: mds@uwm.edu 
Website: www4.uwm.edu/letsci/geography/faculty/schwartz.cfm
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Careers, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

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Coastal and Marine

Volunteers are needed for this topic.

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Communication Geography

Kathy Sherman-Morris

Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS
Email: kms5@geosci.msstate.edu
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media, Professional Development, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

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Community College

Michael W. Pesses

Geography/GIS
Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, California
Email: mpesses@avc.edu
Website: http://avconline.avc.edu/mpesses/

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Cryosphere

Robert Hellstrom

Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA
Email: rhellstrom@bridgew.edu

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Cultural and Political Ecology

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Cultural Geography

Jason Dittmer

University College London
London, UK
Email: j.dittmer@ucl.ac.uk
Website: http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/about-the-department/people/academics/jason-dittmer
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, and International Collaboration and Research.

Steven M. Schnell

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA
Email: schnell@kutztown.edu
Website: http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schnell/
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Inquiries, Careers, Undergraduate Education, and Research Methodologies. 

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Cyberinfrastructure

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Development Geography

Volunteers are needed for this topic.

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Disability

Deborah Metzel

University of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
Email: debmetzel@yahoo.com
Website: http://faculty.umb.edu/deborah.metzel/index.html

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Economic Geography

Harvey J. Miller

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Email: harvey.miller@geog.utah.edu

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Energy and the Environment

Martin J. (Mike) Pasqualetti

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Email: pasqualetti@asu.edu
Website: http://geoplan.asu.edu/pasqualetti/

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Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography

Kathy Sherman-Morris

Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS
Email: kms5@geosci.msstate.edu
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media, Professional Development, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

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Ethics, Justice, and Human Rights

Volunteers are needed for this topic.

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Ethnic Geography

Alex Bullen

Portland State University
Lafayette, CO
Email: abullen1564@gmail.com
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Inquiries, Careers, Professional Development, K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

Lawrence E. Estaville

Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
Email: lestaville@txstate.edu

Ines Miyares

Hunter College
New York, NY
Email: imiyares@hunter.cuny.edu
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Inquiries, Careers, Professional Development, K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

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European

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Geographic Information Science & Systems

Daniel G. Cole

Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC
Email: coled@si.edu
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Inquiries, Careers, Professional Development, K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, Research Methodologies, GIS, and Indigenous Mapping.

George F. Hepner

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Email: george.hepner@geog.utah.edu

Joseph Kerski

Esri 
Broomfield, CO
Email: jkerski@esri.com
Website: josephkerski.com
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/josephkerski
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Requests, Careers, Professional Development, K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

Harvey J. Miller

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Email: harvey.miller@geog.utah.edu

Eugene Turner

California State University Northridge
Northridge, CA
Email: eturner@csun.edu 
Website: www.csun.edu/~hfgeg005/eturner  
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Requests, Careers, K-12 Education, and Undergraduate Education.

Benjamin Zhan

Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
Email: zhan@txstate.edu

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Geographic Perspectives on Women

Stuart C. Aitken

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
Email: saitken@mail.sdsu.edu

Karen Falconer Al-Hindi

University of Nebraska
Omaha, NE
Email: kfalconeralhindi@mail.unomaha.edu

Maureen Hays-Mitchell

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Email: mhaysmitchell@colgate.edu

Victoria Lawson

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Email: lawson@u.washington.edu
Website: http://faculty.washington.edu/lawson/
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Inquiries, Careers, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

Jenny Zorn

California State University
San Bernardino, CA
Email: jzorn@csusb.edu
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Requests, Careers, Professional Development, K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Eduction, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

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Geography Education

Joseph Kerski

Esri
Broomfield, CO
Email: jkerski@esri.com
Website: josephkerski.com
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/josephkerski
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Requests, Careers, Professional Development, K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

Rémy Tremblay

University of Quebec
Montreal, Canada 
Email: remy_tremblay@teluq.uqam.ca 
Website: http://benhur.teluq.uquebec.ca/SPIP/rtremblay/   
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education.

Jenny Zorn

California State University
San Bernardino, CA
Email: jzorn@csusb.edu
Available for Inquiries Regarding:
Media Requests, Careers, Professional Development, K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Eduction, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

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Geography of Religions and Belief Systems

Joshua Comenetz

US Census Bureau
Washington, DC
Email: Joshua.comenetz@census.gov

Rajesh Sampath

Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
Email: rsampath@brandeis.edu
Website: http://heller.brandeis.edu/facguide/person.html?emplid=4489d4ddaae9027bfc7df24a0229ace518f853b2 Available for Inquiries Regarding:  International Collaboration and Research. 

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Geomorphology

Wakefield Dort Jr.

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Phone: 913-864-4974

Marcus Gillespie

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX
Email: marcusg@shsu.edu

Jon Harbor

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Email: jharbor@purdue.edu

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Graduate Student Affinity Group

Volunteers are needed for this topic.

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Hazards

Cathy Helgeland

University of Wisconsin
Manitowoc, WI
Email: chelgela@uwc.edu

Burrell Montz

East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Email: montzb@ecu.edu
Website: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/geog/Montz.cfm
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Requests, Careers, Professional Development, K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies

Kathy Sherman-Morris

Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS
Email: kms5@geosci.msstate.edu
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media, Professional Development, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies. 

John Tiefenbacher

Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
Email: tief@txstate.edu

Graham A. Tobin

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Email: gtobin@cas.usf.edu 
Website: http://www.acad.usf.edu/Office/Strategic-Planning/ 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Inquiries, Careers, Professional Development, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

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Health and Medical Geography

Benjamin Zhan

Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
Email: zhan@txstate.edu

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Historical Geography

Donald Holtgrieve

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
Email: dgh@uoregon.edu

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History of Geography

Karen Falconer Al-Hindi

University of Nebraska-Omaha
Omaha, NE
Email: kfalconeralhindi@mail.unomaha.edu

Kent Mathewson

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Email: kentm@lsu.edu

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Human Dimensions of Global Change

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Indigenous Peoples

Steven M. Schnell

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA
Email: schnell@kutztown.edu
Website: http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schnell/
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Inquiries, Careers, Undergraduate Education, and Research Methodologies.

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Landscape

Volunteers are needed for this topic.

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Latin America

Maureen Hays-Mitchell

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Email: mhaysmitchell@colgate.edu

Artimus Keiffer

Wittenberg University
Springfield, OH
Email: akeiffer@wittenberg.edu

Victoria Lawson

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Email: lawson@u.washington.edu

Marie Price

George Washington University
Washington, D.C.
Email: mprice@gwu.edu

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Middle East

Volunteers are needed for this topic.

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Military Geography

Eugene J. Palka

US Military Academy
Westpoint, NY
Email: gene.palka@usma.edu

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Mountain Geography

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Paleoenvironmental Change

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Political Geography

Scott Carlin

Long Island University
Hampton Bays, NY
Email: scott.carlin@liu.edu 

Jason Dittmer

University College London
London, UK
Email: j.dittmer@ucl.ac.uk
Website: http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/about-the-department/people/academics/jason-dittmer
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, and International Collaborationa and Research.

Carolyn Gallaher

American University
Washington, DC
Email: caroleg@american.edu

Simon Springer

University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Email: springer@uvic.ca
Website: http://people.geog.uvic.ca/Springer
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Requests, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, and Research Methodologies.

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Population

Joshua Comenetz

US Census Bureau
Washington, DC
Email: Joshua.comenetz@census.gov

Joseph Kerski

Esri
Broomfield, CO
Email: jkerski@esri.com
Website: josephkerski.com
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/josephkerski
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Requests, Careers, Professional Development, K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

Peter H. Van Demark

Caliper Corporation
Newton, MA
Email: peter@caliper.com

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Public and Private Affinity Group

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Qualitative Research

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Recreation, Tourism, and Sport

Rémy Tremblay

University of Quebec
Montreal, Canada
Email: remy_tremblay@teluq.uqam.ca 
Website: http://benhur.teluq.uquebec.ca/SPIP/rtremblay/
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education.

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Regional Development and Planning

Volunteers are needed for this topic.

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Remote Sensing

Jerry Griffith

University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS
Email: griffith@usm.edu

George F. Hepner

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Email: george.hepner@geog.utah.edu

Kelley O'Neal

University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Email: kelleyo@umd.edu

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Retired Geographers Affinity Group

Volunteers are needed for this topic.

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Rural Geography

Wendy Wolford

UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Email: wwolford@email.unc.edu 

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Russian, Central Eurasian, and East European

Camelia-Maria Kantor

Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC
Email: ckantor@claflin.edu
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/camelia-kantor/1/658/225
Website: http://www.claflin.edu/faculty-research/faculty-research/camelia-maria-kantor
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, International Collaboration and Research.

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Sexuality and Space

Stuart C. Aitken

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
Email: saitken@mail.sdsu.edu

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Socialist and Critical Geography

Simon Springer

University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Email: springer@uvic.ca
Website: http://people.geog.uvic.ca/Springer
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Requests, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, and Research Methodologies.

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Spatial Analysis and Modeling

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Study of the American South

Rob Brown

Appalachian State University
Boone, NC
Email: brownrn@appstate.edu
Website: http://geo.appstate.edu/faculty-staff/faculty/rob-brown

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Transportation Geography

Harvey J. Miller

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Email: harvey.miller@geog.utah.edu

Peter H. Van Demark

Caliper Corporation
Newton, MA
Email: peter@caliper.com

Benjamin Zhan

Texas State University
San Marcos, TX
Email: zhan@txstate.edu

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Urban Geography

Scott Carlin

Long Island University
Hampton Bays, NY
Email: scott.carlin@liu.edu

Karen Falconer Al-Hindi

University of Nebraska
Omaha, NE
Email: kfalconeralhindi@mail.unomaha.edu

Maureen Hays-Mitchell

Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Email: mhaysmitchell@colgate.edu

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Water Resources

Jon Harbor

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN
Email: jharbor@purdue.edu

Burrell Montz

East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Email: montzb@ecu.edu
Website: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/geog/Montz.cfm
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Requests, Careers, Professional Development, K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

Graham A. Tobin

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Email: gtobin@cas.usf.edu
Website: http://www.acad.usf.edu/Office/Strategic-Planning/
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Media Inquiries, Careers, Professional Development, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, and Research Methodologies.

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Wine

Gregory V. Jones

Southern Oregon University
Ashland, OR
Email: gjones@sou.edu 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Viticulture, Wine Production, Climate and Terroir.

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