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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.

***The AAG is currently updating the Ask a Geographer program, gathering new additional voices for the discipline and expanding the information provided with each contact to invite and encourage page visitors to connect with experts. Interested in volunteering? Volunteers should be current AAG members and we welcome individuals at all career level stages, from early career (you too, grad students!) to retirees. If you'd like to participate, please fill out this online interest form. If you have questions about the program, contact the AAG at careers@aag.org.***

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Africa

William Moseley

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

Personal IntroductionI am a Professor of Geography, and director of the Program for Food, Agriculture & Society, at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN USA. My research interests include food security, hunger, tropical agriculture, development, political ecology and Africa. My fieldwork and employment experiences have led to extended stays in Mali, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Niger, Lesotho and South Africa.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Websitehttps://www.macalester.edu/geography/facultystaff/billmoseley/
Email: moseley@macalester.edu

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Animal Geography

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Applied Geography

Eric Hoffman

City of New Haven; Southern CT University
New Haven, CT
Personal IntroductionI am a GIS professional and adjunct professor who helps communities identify and solve public safety problems.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, Professional Development, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Crime and disaster response systems
Email: Hoffmane8@southernct.edu

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Asian Geography

Rajrani Kaira

California State University, San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA
Personal IntroductionI am an Associate Professor of Geography and teach undergraduate courses in Human Geography, Urban and Economic Geography, Geography of the developing world and world regional geography. I have great interests in the above topic and do research on South Asia focusing on India. I love teaching and it is my passion to include new techniques and approaches to make teaching more lively especially in the new digital world.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests, Love to work with different regions especially Asia and NZL for video documentaries
Particular Areas of Expertise: India (Economic, Urban and Tourism), Use of Technology in Education  (I would be glad to give a talk on India for K-12, conduct workshops on Human Geography and GIS and new teaching techniques in geography.)
Email: rkalra@csusb.edu

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Bible

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Biogeography

Jerry Griffith, Ph.D.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Knauers, PA

Personal IntroductionI have been a professor at Kutztown University and The University of Southern Mississippi. I teach, do research and perform service in biogeography/environmental geography and remote sensing, and I would be happy to help answer your questions and find information related to your interests.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers
Particular Areas of Expertise: Landscape Ecology, Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover Change
Email: jerry.griffith@gmail.com

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Black Geographies

Doug Allen

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Personal IntroductionI'm a PhD Candidate at Florida State University, and I teach courses in cultural geography, human Geography, and world geography. My research interests are broadly focused on race and place, and my current work intersects with education research on HBCUs. I would be happy to answer questions and discuss these topics.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Monuments and landscapes in the American South; urban change in black communities
Email: dla14b@my.fsu.edu

Matthew Cook

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
Personal IntroductionDr. Matt Cook is Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation and Cultural Geography at Eastern Michigan University. His continuing research interests focus on geographies of memory, historical interpretation, and race relations in the southern U.S., with a current research project that is studying how museums around the country respond to expanding geographies of racism and racial violence.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, Professional Development, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Geographies of memory (memorials, commemorations, etc.); race relations in the US, particularly African American historical-geographies; cultural & historical museums; antebellum plantation tourism sites
Website: https://www.emich.edu/geo/faculty/facultypages/mcook.php
Email: mcook40@emich.edu

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Business Geography

Linda Peters

Esri
Redlands, CA
Personal Introduction: Linda Peters is currently Global Business Development Manager at Esri. With a background and training in GIS, cartography, market research and systems development, Linda is experienced in business problem solving applying GIS and spatial analysis. Linda has consulted with companies across many industries helping them achieve greater efficiencies by leveraging GIS. Linda today works with National Statistical offices across the globe, helping them understand how to apply geographic methods and spatial thinking to census and statistical activities. Linda is currently a member of the UN GGIM Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information, as well as UNSD Big Data and National Reporting Platforms working groups.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Careers
Particular Areas of Expertise: Enterprise GIS, Integration of Geospatial and Statistical
Website: www.linkedin.com/in/lindapetersesri
Email: lpeters@esri.com

Murray Rice

University of North Texas
Denton, TX

Personal IntroductionI am an educator and researcher in the field of business geography, specializing in research related to location intelligence, business strategy, and entrepreneurship, and teaching on topics linking geography, businesses, and cities.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers
Particular Areas of Expertise: Business Location, Business GIS
Website: http://www.murrayrice.com
Email: rice@unt.edu
 

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Canadian Studies

Chris Merrett

Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL

Personal IntroductionI am the director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. My research interests focus on rural community and economic development.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests
Websitehttp://www.iira.org/
Email: cd-merrett@wiu.edu

Rémy Tremblay

University of Quebec
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Personal IntroductionI am a full professor of Social/Cultural Geography, Quebec and Canadian Studies, and Tourism. My research interests are seasonal tourism, Canadian-American migration and Canada-Quebec relations.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Media Requests
Website: teluq.ca/rtremblay (in French); linkedin.com/in/rémy-tremblay-6397427b
Email: remy.tremblay@teluq.ca

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Cartography

Joseph Kerski

Esri; University of Denver
Broomfield, CO
Personal IntroductionI am a 30 year geographer focusing on supporting teaching and research using GIS and spatial thinking in all levels of education and in all disciplines, worldwide. I am a strong advocate for the use of GIS and applied geography in education and society. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests, GIS
Particular Areas of Expertise: Geography Education, GIS, Place, Space
Websiteswww.josephkerski.comwww.youtube.com/geographyuberalles
Email: jkerski@esri.com

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China

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Climate

Kelsey Ellis

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Personal IntroductionI'm an assistant professor of geography and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in weather and climate. My research interests are in urban climates and hazard climatology, with a special focus on hurricanes and tornadoes.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Professional Development, Media Requests
Email: ellis@utk.edu

Steve LaDochy

California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Personal IntroductionI'm a professor of geosciences and environment at CSULA. I teach mostly meteorology, climate and climate change, physical geography, urban environmental pollution. My specialty is climate change and urban climates, but would be happy to answer questions in any of my teaching and research areas.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, Professional Development, Media Requests, Current global change issues
Particular Areas of Expertise: Climate Change; Urban Heat Islands
Website: http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/stephen-ladochy
Email: sladoch@calstatela.edu

Lauren Parker

University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
Personal Introduction: I am a postdoctoral fellow with the USDA California Climate Hub and John Muir Institute of the Environment at UC-Davis. I'm an applied climatologist and physical geographer, and my current work focuses on the intersection of climate change, agriculture, and water resources. I work primarily in high-value perennial crop systems (e.g. almonds, wine grapes) in the western U.S.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Gradueat Education, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Website: laurenparkerphd.wordpress.com
Email: leparker@ucdavis.edu

Amy Polen

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Personal IntroductionI am a graduate student working towards my Masters in Oceanography and Coastal Studies at LSU. My research topics focus on extreme weather, emergency management, and the environment-society interactions of disasters, specifically hurricanes and flooding. I am happy to answer any questions within these fields or environmental sciences in general. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, International Collaboration and Research
Particular Areas of Expertise: Social surveying, hurricanes and emergency response
Websitehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/amypolen/
Email: amy.n.polen@gmail.com

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Coastal and Marine

Marcello Graziano

Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Personal IntroductionI am an assistant professor of geography and a member of the Institute for Great Lakes Research. I teach primarily undergraduate courses in Economic Geography, Energy & the Environment and Human Geography, and work with students from the MSGIS program. I am always happy to answer questions about Economic Geography and regional economic modelling, and diffusion of renewable energy innovations. I am also working on Blue Economy/Ocena Economy research, and happy to provide help on that side, too. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research
Particular Areas of Expertise: Careers; Diffusion of innovations; Energy Geography; Regional Science/Studies; Regional Economic Modelling
Website: https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/se/Geography/fac_staff/Pages/Marcello-Graziano.aspx
Email: grazi1m@cmich.edu

Joshua Mullenite

Wagner College
New York, NY
Personal IntroductionI'm a visiting assistant professor in the anthropology department at Wagner College teaching undergraduate courses on cultural geography and human-environment interactions. My interests are broad but center around the historical-geographical conditions that lead to precarity and resilience among coastal populations, especially in the Caribbean.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Coastal flooding, infrastructure (especially water management), coastal resilience

Email: jmullenite@gmail.com

Amy Polen

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Personal IntroductionI am a graduate student working towards my Masters in Oceanography and Coastal Studies at LSU. My research topics focus on extreme weather, emergency management, and the environment-society interactions of disasters, specifically hurricanes and flooding. I am happy to answer any questions within these fields or environmental sciences in general. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, International Collaboration and Research
Particular Areas of Expertise: Social surveying, hurricanes and emergency response
Websitehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/amypolen/
Email: amy.n.polen@gmail.com

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Community College

Michael W. Pesses

Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, California
Personal IntroductionI am a professor of geography within the California Community College system. I teach introductory courses in physical, human, and regional geography and run our GIS certificate program. I am always interested in working to make geographic concepts and methods accessible to the diverse students who are enrolled in community colleges.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Human Geography, GIS Education
Email: mpesses@avc.edu

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Critical Geographies of Education

Doug Allen

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Personal IntroductionI'm a PhD Candidate at Florida State University, and I teach courses in cultural geography, human Geography, and world geography. My research interests are broadly focused on race and place, and my current work intersects with education research on HBCUs. I would be happy to answer questions and discuss these topics.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Monuments and landscapes in the American South; urban change in black communities
Email: dla14b@my.fsu.edu

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Cryosphere

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Cultural and Political Ecology

William Moseley

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

Personal IntroductionI am a Professor of Geography, and director of the Program for Food, Agriculture & Society, at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN USA. My research interests include food security, hunger, tropical agriculture, development, political ecology and Africa. My fieldwork and employment experiences have led to extended stays in Mali, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Niger, Lesotho and South Africa. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Websitehttps://www.macalester.edu/geography/facultystaff/billmoseley/
Email: moseley@macalester.edu

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Cultural Geography

Doug Allen

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Personal IntroductionI'm a PhD Candidate at Florida State University, and I teach courses in cultural geography, human Geography, and world geography. My research interests are broadly focused on race and place, and my current work intersects with education research on HBCUs. I would be happy to answer questions and discuss these topics.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Monuments and landscapes in the American South; urban change in black communities
Email: dla14b@my.fsu.edu

Matthew Cook

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
Personal IntroductionDr. Matt Cook is Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation and Cultural Geography at Eastern Michigan University. His continuing research interests focus on geographies of memory, historical interpretation, and race relations in the southern U.S., with a current research project that is studying how museums around the country respond to expanding geographies of racism and racial violence.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, Professional Development, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Geographies of memory (memorials, commemorations, etc.); race relations in the US, particularly African American historical-geographies; cultural & historical museums; antebellum plantation tourism sites
Website: https://www.emich.edu/geo/faculty/facultypages/mcook.php
Email: mcook40@emich.edu

William Moseley

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

Personal IntroductionI am a Professor of Geography, and director of the Program for Food, Agriculture & Society, at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN USA. My research interests include food security, hunger, tropical agriculture, development, political ecology and Africa. My fieldwork and employment experiences have led to extended stays in Mali, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Niger, Lesotho and South Africa. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Websitehttps://www.macalester.edu/geography/facultystaff/billmoseley/
Email: moseley@macalester.edu

Steven M. Schnell

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA
Personal IntroductionI'm a professor of geography at Kutztown University, and teach classes in cultural geography, globalization, geography of Africa, geography of the U.S. and Canada, and the geography of Pennsylvania. I am also editor of the Journal of Cultural Geography.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests
Website: http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schnell/
Email: schnell@kutztown.edu

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Cyberinfrastructure

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Development Geography

William Moseley

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

Personal IntroductionI am a Professor of Geography, and director of the Program for Food, Agriculture & Society, at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN USA. My research interests include food security, hunger, tropical agriculture, development, political ecology and Africa. My fieldwork and employment experiences have led to extended stays in Mali, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Niger, Lesotho and South Africa. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Websitehttps://www.macalester.edu/geography/facultystaff/billmoseley/
Email: moseley@macalester.edu

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Disability

Deborah Metzel

University of Massachusetts - Boston
Boston, MA

Personal Introduction: I was a Senior Lecturer II until my retirement. I am still very active with the Disability Specialty Group, the Mental Health Task Force, and the Enhancing Diversity Committee.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers
Particular Areas of Expertise: Intellectual Disabilities
Email: debmetzel@yahoo.com

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Digital Geographies

Monica Stephens

University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Buffalo, NY
Personal IntroductionI'm an assistant professor of Geography and GIS. My research focuses on online social networks and geographies of incivility and (mis)information. I teach classes in Digital Mapping, and enjoy making maps to communicate social and cultural phenomena.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Social Media Networks, Twitter, Incivility Online (Racism, Sexism, Trolls)
Website: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~mgstephe/
Email: mgstephe@buffalo.edu

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Economic Geography

Marcello Graziano

Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Personal IntroductionI am an assistant professor of geography and a member of the Institute for Great Lakes Research. I teach primarily undergraduate courses in Economic Geography, Energy & the Environment and Human Geography, and work with students from the MSGIS program. I am always happy to answer questions about Economic Geography and regional economic modelling, and diffusion of renewable energy innovations. I am also working on Blue Economy/Ocena Economy research, and happy to provide help on that side, too.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research
Particular Areas of Expertise: Careers; Diffusion of innovations; Energy Geography; Regional Science/Studies; Regional Economic Modelling
Website: https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/se/Geography/fac_staff/Pages/Marcello-Graziano.aspx
Email: grazi1m@cmich.edu

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Energy and the Environment

Marcello Graziano

Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Personal IntroductionI am an assistant professor of geography and a member of the Institute for Great Lakes Research. I teach primarily undergraduate courses in Economic Geography, Energy & the Environment and Human Geography, and work with students from the MSGIS program. I am always happy to answer questions about Economic Geography and regional economic modelling, and diffusion of renewable energy innovations. I am also working on Blue Economy/Ocena Economy research, and happy to provide help on that side, too. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research
Particular Areas of Expertise: Careers; Diffusion of innovations; Energy Geography; Regional Science/Studies; Regional Economic Modelling
Website: https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/se/Geography/fac_staff/Pages/Marcello-Graziano.aspx
Email: grazi1m@cmich.edu

Martin Pasqualetti

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

Personal IntroductionI am a professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. I have concentrated on energy resource development for 40 years, especially renewables such as wind, solar and geothermal, but have also examined coal and nuclear. I am interested in issues related to energy and society, land use conflicts of energy development, creation and evolution of energy landscapes, and public acceptance of renewable energy landscapes. I teach several courses on energy.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Renewable Energy, Public Acceptance of Renewable Energy Landscapes, Energy Landscapes
Website: https://sustainability.asu.edu/person/martin-pasqualetti/
Email: pasqualetti@asu.edu
 

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Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography

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Ethics, Justice, and Human Rights

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Ethnic Geography

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Eurasian

Camelia Kantor

US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
Herndon, VA
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, International Collaboration and Research
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/camelia-kantor/1/658/225
Email: Camelia.Kantor@usgif.org

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European

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Geographic Information Science & Systems

Daniel Cole

Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC

Personal IntroductionI am the GIS coordinator and chief cartographer of the Smithsonian. I work as a consultant on a variety of projects for our scientists and exhibits covering biodiversity, archaeology, culture, paleobiology, mineral sciences, and species' distributions; and I would be happy to help answer your questions and find information related to your interests.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: GIS and Cartography
Websitehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-cole-921a9512/
Email: coled@si.edu 

Alex Bullen

Town of Superior, Colorado
Superior, CO

Personal Introduction: I'm a GIS Technician for the Public Works & Utilities Department of a small municipal organization in Colorado. My primary duties are GIS, cartography, transportation/traffic, and construction permits.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests
Websitewww.superiorcolorado.gov
Email: alexb@superiorcolorado.gov

Joseph Kerski

Esri; University of Denver
Broomfield, CO
Personal IntroductionI am a 30 year geographer focusing on supporting teaching and research using GIS and spatial thinking in all levels of education and in all disciplines, worldwide. I am a strong advocate for the use of GIS and applied geography in education and society.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests, GIS
Particular Areas of Expertise: Geography Education, GIS, Place, Space
Websites: www.josephkerski.comwww.youtube.com/geographyuberalles
Email: jkerski@esri.com

Linda Peters

Esri
Redlands, CA
Personal IntroductionLinda Peters is currently Global Business Development Manager at Esri. With a background and training in GIS, cartography, market research and systems development, Linda is experienced in business problem solving applying GIS and spatial analysis. Linda has consulted with companies across many industries helping them achieve greater efficiencies by leveraging GIS. Linda today works with National Statistical offices across the globe, helping them understand how to apply geographic methods and spatial thinking to census and statistical activities. Linda is currently a member of the UN GGIM Expert Group on the Integration of Statistical and Geospatial Information, as well as UNSD Big Data and National Reporting Platforms working groups.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Careers
Particular Areas of Expertise: Enterprise GIS, Integration of Geospatial and Statistical
Website: www.linkedin.com/in/lindapetersesri
Email: lpeters@esri.com

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Geographic Perspectives on Women

Stuart C. Aitken

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Personal IntroductionDistinguished professor of geography, teaching Cultural and Urban Geography. My research focuses on child rights and youth activism, film, qualitative methods and critical theory.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Children, Families and Communities; Citizenship; Film and Media
Websitehttps://geography.sdsu.edu/
Email: saitken@sdsu.edu

Karen Falconer Al-Hindi

University of Nebraska
Omaha, NE
Personal IntroductionI'm a professor of geography and women's & gender studies. I teach courses in gender and geography, including geography, gender and entrepreneurship. My research interests and expertise are wide-ranging and I would be happy to help answer your questions.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers
Particular Areas of Expertise: Feminist Geography; Geography, Gender and Entrepreneurship; Feminist Methods; Urban Social Geography
Email: kfalconeralhindi@unomaha.edu

Victoria Lawson

University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Personal IntroductionI am a Professor of Geography and I teach courses in critical poverty studies and feminist geography. I also direct the UW Honors Program. I have been a professor for over thirty years and am happy to answer a range of questions about academic life.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers
Particular Areas of Expertise: Poverty and Inequality Studies; Feminist Theory and Care Ethics
Websitehttps://geography.washington.edu/people/victoria-lawson
Email: lawson@uw.edu

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Geographies of Food and Agriculture

William Moseley

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

Personal IntroductionI am a Professor of Geography, and director of the Program for Food, Agriculture & Society, at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN USA. My research interests include food security, hunger, tropical agriculture, development, political ecology and Africa. My fieldwork and employment experiences have led to extended stays in Mali, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Niger, Lesotho and South Africa. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Websitehttps://www.macalester.edu/geography/facultystaff/billmoseley/
Email: moseley@macalester.edu

Lauren Parker

University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
Personal IntroductionI am a postdoctoral fellow with the USDA California Climate Hub and John Muir Institute of the Environment at UC-Davis. I'm an applied climatologist and physical geographer, and my current work focuses on the intersection of climate change, agriculture, and water resources. I work primarily in high-value perennial crop systems (e.g. almonds, wine grapes) in the western U.S.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Gradueat Education, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Website: laurenparkerphd.wordpress.com
Email: leparker@ucdavis.edu

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Geography Education

Joseph Kerski

Esri; University of Denver
Broomfield, CO
Personal IntroductionI am a 30 year geographer focusing on supporting teaching and research using GIS and spatial thinking in all levels of education and in all disciplines, worldwide. I am a strong advocate for the use of GIS and applied geography in education and society. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests, GIS
Particular Areas of Expertise: Geography Education, GIS, Place, Space
Websiteswww.josephkerski.comwww.youtube.com/geographyuberalles
Email: jkerski@esri.com

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Geography of Religions and Belief Systems

Joshua Comenetz

US Census Bureau
Washington, DC

Personal IntroductionI manage diverse geo-demographic projects and research, covering international and domestic topics and data. Happy to advise on information sources and careers.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Careers
Websiteshttps://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/international-programs/about/global-mapping.htmlhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuacomenetz 
Email: Joshua.Comenetz@census.gov

Rajesh Sampath

Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
Personal Introduction: I am the Asssociate Professor of the Philosophy of Justice, Rights, and Social Change.
Available for Inquiries Regarding Research Methodologies, Media Requests
Website: http://heller.brandeis.edu/facguide/person.html?emplid=4489d4ddaae9027bfc7df24a0229ace518f853b2 
Email:
rsampath@brandeis.edu

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Geography of Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Gregory Jones

Linfield College, Center for Wine Education
McMinnville, OR
Personal IntroductionGregory V. Jones is the Director of the Grace & Ken Evenstad Center for Wine Education, holds the Evenstad Chair in Wine Studies, and is a professor and research climatologist in the Department of Environmental Studies at Linfield College. He specializes in the study of climate structure and suitability for viticulture, and how climate variability and change influence grapevine growth, wine production and quality.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Viticulture, Enology, Wine, Phenology, etc.
Websitehttps://www.linfield.edu/wine/greg-jones.html
Email: gjones@linfield.edu

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Geomorphology

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Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Kelsey Ellis

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Personal IntroductionI'm an assistant professor of geography and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in weather and climate. My research interests are in urban climates and hazard climatology, with a special focus on hurricanes and tornadoes.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Professional Development, Media Requests
Email: ellis@utk.edu

Eric Hoffman

City of New Haven; Southern CT University
New Haven, CT
Personal IntroductionI am a GIS professional and adjunct professor who helps communities identify and solve public safety problems.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, Professional Development, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Crime and disaster response systems
Email: Hoffmane8@southernct.edu

Amy Polen

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Personal IntroductionI am a graduate student working towards my Masters in Oceanography and Coastal Studies at LSU. My research topics focus on extreme weather, emergency management, and the environment-society interactions of disasters, specifically hurricanes and flooding. I am happy to answer any questions within these fields or environmental sciences in general.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, International Collaboration and Research
Particular Areas of Expertise: Social surveying, hurricanes and emergency response
Websitehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/amypolen/
Email: amy.n.polen@gmail.com

Graham A. Tobin

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers
Particular Areas of Expertise: Natural Hazards, Disasters
Website: http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/depts/geosci/faculty/gtobin/
Email: gtobin@usf.edu 

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Health and Medical Geography

Munazza Fatima

Islamia University Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan
Personal IntroductionI am an assistant professor of Geography; my field of research is health and medical geography, specifically I am interested in environment health nexus.I would be happy to help you in this domain.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research 
Particular Areas of Expertise: Environmental Health, Spatial Distribution
Websitehttp://www.iub.edu.pk/teacher.php?dept_id=10&teacher_id=298
Email: Munazza.fatima@iub.edu.pk

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Historical Geography

Donald Holtgrieve

University of Oregon
Eugene, OR

Personal Introduction: I am an emeritus professor of Geography from California who now teaches Historical-cultural geography in Oregon. My research and publications focus on North America.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Research Methodologies, General Inquiries
Particular Areas of Expertise: Historical and Cultural Roots of American Landscapes
Websitehttps://geography.uoregon.edu/profile/dgh/
Email: dgh@uoregon.edu

Joshua Mullenite

Wagner College
New York, NY
Personal IntroductionI'm a visiting assistant professor in the anthropology department at Wagner College teaching undergraduate courses on cultural geography and human-environment interactions. My interests are broad but center around the historical-geographical conditions that lead to precarity and resilience among coastal populations, especially in the Caribbean.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Coastal flooding, infrastructure (especially water management), coastal resilience
Email: jmullenite@gmail.com

Andrew Sluyter

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Personal IntroductionI am currently a Professor in the Geography and Anthropology Department at LSU, where I teach and do research on the historical, cultural, and political ecology of Latin America, the Caribbean, and their relationships to Europe, Africa, and the US. I have served as the Executive Director of the Conference of Latin American Geography and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Historical Geography, authored more than a hundred publications, including three research monographs, and was awarded the 2015 J.B. Jackson Book Prize by the AAG for the most recent of those, which was about the history of Hispanics in creating the city of New Orleans.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Graduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Latino immigration to the USA; Afro-Latinos
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrew_Sluyter
Email: asluyter@lsu.edu

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History of Geography

Kent Mathewson

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Personal IntroductionI am Fred B. Kniffen Professor of Geography at Louisiana State University in the Department of Geography and Anthropology. My research interests include history of geography, cultural and historical geography, and Latin America and the U.S. South.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Media Requests
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
Personal IntroductionI'm a professor of geography at Kutztown University, and teach classes in cultural geography, globalization, geography of Africa, geography of the U.S. and Canada, and the geography of Pennsylvania. I am also editor of the Journal of Cultural Geography.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests
Website: http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schnell/
Email: schnell@kutztown.edu

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Landscape

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Latin America

Victoria Lawson

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Personal IntroductionI am a Professor of Geography and I teach courses in critical poverty studies and feminist geography. I also direct the UW Honors Program. I have been a professor for over thirty years and am happy to answer a range of questions about academic life.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers
Particular Areas of Expertise: Poverty and Inequality Studies; Feminist Theory and Care Ethics
Website: https://geography.washington.edu/people/victoria-lawson
Email: lawson@uw.edu

Andrew Sluyter

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Personal IntroductionI am currently a Professor in the Geography and Anthropology Department at LSU, where I teach and do research on the historical, cultural, and political ecology of Latin America, the Caribbean, and their relationships to Europe, Africa, and the US. I have served as the Executive Director of the Conference of Latin American Geography and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Historical Geography, authored more than a hundred publications, including three research monographs, and was awarded the 2015 J.B. Jackson Book Prize by the AAG for the most recent of those, which was about the history of Hispanics in creating the city of New Orleans.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Graduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Latino immigration to the USA; Afro-Latinos
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andrew_Sluyter
Email: asluyter@lsu.edu

Felipe Valdez

Northern Illinois University, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
Dekalb, IL
Personal IntroductionI am a PhD student in Geography. I teach undergraduate courses in Urban Geography, Spatial Analysis and Economic Geography in Quito, Ecuador. My research interests and experience are on urban geography, urban planning, residential selection, public services and transportation, spatial residential segregation. I will be happy to help answer questions regarding urban development in Latin America.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research
Particular Areas of Expertise: Urban planning in developing countries, location theory, spatial analysis for urban planning
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felipevaldez/
Email: felipemiguelvaldez@gmail.com

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Latinx Geographies

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Legal Geography

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Media and Communication Geography

Monica Stephens

University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Buffalo, NY
Personal IntroductionI'm an assistant professor of Geography and GIS. My research focuses on online social networks and geographies of incivility and (mis)information. I teach classes in Digital Mapping, and enjoy making maps to communicate social and cultural phenomena. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Social Media Networks, Twitter, Incivility Online (Racism, Sexism, Trolls)
Website: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~mgstephe/
Email: mgstephe@buffalo.edu

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Middle East

Natalie Koch

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Personal IntroductionI am an Associate Professor of Geography at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. My research and teaching is in nationalism, geopolitics and political geography, with a regional focus on the Arabian Peninsula and Central Asia. I’m interested in how resource-rich authoritarian states try to promote a positive image of the ruling regime, so I examine how they promote sport, nationalist spectacles, iconic architecture, renewable energy, and other “positive” development initiatives. I’m happy to answer questions on any and all of these topics.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Nationalism, Geopolitics, Authoritarianism, Sport, Spectacles, Gulf & Arabian Peninsula studies
Websitehttp://nataliekoch.com/
Email: nkoch@maxwell.syr.edu

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Military Geography

Camelia Kantor

US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
Herndon, VA
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, International Collaboration and Research
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/camelia-kantor/1/658/225
Email: Camelia.Kantor@usgif.org

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Mountain Geography

Rebecca Doyle

The University of Western Ontario
London
Personal IntroductionI'm a PhD Candidate at the University of Western Ontario using isotopic analysis of indicators such as n-alkanes to uncover environmental change in lakes. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Research Methodologies, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Paleolimnology, isotopic analysis
Website: lakenerd.com
Email: rdoyle25@uwo.ca

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Paleoenvironmental Change

Rebecca Doyle

The University of Western Ontario
London
Personal IntroductionI'm a PhD Candidate at the University of Western Ontario using isotopic analysis of indicators such as n-alkanes to uncover environmental change in lakes. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Research Methodologies, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Paleolimnology, isotopic analysis
Website: lakenerd.com
Email: rdoyle25@uwo.ca

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Polar Geography

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Political Geography

Natalie Koch

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Personal IntroductionI am an Associate Professor of Geography at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. My research and teaching is in nationalism, geopolitics and political geography, with a regional focus on the Arabian Peninsula and Central Asia. I’m interested in how resource-rich authoritarian states try to promote a positive image of the ruling regime, so I examine how they promote sport, nationalist spectacles, iconic architecture, renewable energy, and other “positive” development initiatives. I’m happy to answer questions on any and all of these topics.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Nationalism, Geopolitics, Authoritarianism, Sport, Spectacles, Gulf & Arabian Peninsula studies
Websitehttp://nataliekoch.com/
Email: nkoch@maxwell.syr.edu

Simon Springer

University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Personal IntroductionI'm a Professor specializing in Political and Critical Geography.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Anarchism, Violence, Neoliberalism, Cambodia
Websiteanarchistgeography.com
Email: simon.springer@gmail.com

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Population

Joshua Comenetz

US Census Bureau
Washington, DC

Personal IntroductionI manage diverse geo-demographic projects and research, covering international and domestic topics and data. Happy to advise on information sources and careers.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Careers
Websiteshttps://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/international-programs/about/global-mapping.htmlhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/joshuacomenetz 
Email: Joshua.Comenetz@census.gov

Joseph Kerski

Esri; University of Denver
Broomfield, CO
Personal IntroductionI am a 30 year geographer focusing on supporting teaching and research using GIS and spatial thinking in all levels of education and in all disciplines, worldwide. I am a strong advocate for the use of GIS and applied geography in education and society. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests, GIS
Particular Areas of Expertise: Geography Education, GIS, Place, Space
Websiteswww.josephkerski.comwww.youtube.com/geographyuberalles
Email: jkerski@esri.com

Peter H. Van Demark

Caliper Corporation
Newton, MA
Personal IntroductionI'm a mostly-retired computer cartographer working for a company that creates geographic analysis and mapping software, especially for transportation planning and traffic simulation.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Careers
Particular Areas of Expertise: Geographic Information Systems
Website: caliper.com
Email: peter@caliper.com

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Qualitative Research

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Recreation, Tourism, and Sport

Natalie Koch

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Personal IntroductionI am an Associate Professor of Geography at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. My research and teaching is in nationalism, geopolitics and political geography, with a regional focus on the Arabian Peninsula and Central Asia. I’m interested in how resource-rich authoritarian states try to promote a positive image of the ruling regime, so I examine how they promote sport, nationalist spectacles, iconic architecture, renewable energy, and other “positive” development initiatives. I’m happy to answer questions on any and all of these topics.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Nationalism, Geopolitics, Authoritarianism, Sport, Spectacles, Gulf & Arabian Peninsula studies
Websitehttp://nataliekoch.com/
Email: nkoch@maxwell.syr.edu

Rémy Tremblay

University of Quebec
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Personal IntroductionI am a full professor of Social/Cultural Geography, Quebec and Canadian Studies, and Tourism. My research interests are seasonal tourism, Canadian-American migration and Canada-Quebec relations.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Media Requests
Website: teluq.ca/rtremblay (in French); linkedin.com/in/rémy-tremblay-6397427b
Email: remy.tremblay@teluq.ca

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Regional Development and Planning

Jennifer Mapes

Kent State University
Kent, OH
Personal IntroductionI am an associate professor of geography, teaching courses on Human Geography, Nature & Society, and Cartography. My research focuses on small towns and sustainability, particularly how small towns can (and do) remain economically viable and supportive of environmental goals in the 21st century. I focus my professional efforts on supporting my local community, including urban geography research and cartographic design work for the city of Kent.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Small towns, Sustainability, Community Planning, Cartography, Community Geography
Websitehttps://www.kent.edu/geography/profile/jennifer-mapes
Email: jmapes@kent.edu

April Michelle Little

City of New York
New York, NY
Personal IntroductionUrban planner schooled in post-disaster New Orleans and currently working in disaster recovery in NYC with project management and grant management experience. Joined AAG while completing my undergraduate degree in geography and life long map and transportation enthusiast.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: American South Geography
Websitehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/a-michelle-little-57603489/
Email: a.michellelittle@gmail.com

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Remote Sensing

Jerry Griffith

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Knauers, PA

Personal IntroductionI have been a professor at Kutztown University and The University of Southern Mississippi. I teach, do research and perform service in biogeography/environmental geography and remote sensing, and I would be happy to help answer your questions and find information related to your interests.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers
Particular Areas of Expertise: Landscape Ecology, Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover Change
Email: jerry.griffith@gmail.com

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Rural Geography

Wendy Wolford

UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Email: wwolford@email.unc.edu 

Chris Merrett

Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University 
Macomb, IL

Personal IntroductionI am the director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. My research interests focus on rural community and economic development.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests
Websitehttp://www.iira.org/
Email: cd-merrett@wiu.edu

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Sexuality and Space

Stuart C. Aitken

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Personal IntroductionDistinguished professor of geography, teaching Cultural and Urban Geography. My research focuses on child rights and youth activism, film, qualitative methods and critical theory.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Children, Families and Communities; Citizenship; Film and Media
Websitehttps://geography.sdsu.edu/
Email: saitken@sdsu.edu

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Socialist and Critical Geography

Simon Springer

University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Personal IntroductionI'm a Professor specializing in Political and Critical Geography.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Anarchism, Violence, Neoliberalism, Cambodia
Websiteanarchistgeography.com
Email: simon.springer@gmail.com

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Spatial Analysis and Modeling

 

Felipe Valdez

Northern Illinois University, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
Dekalb, IL
Personal IntroductionI am a PhD student in Geography. I teach undergraduate courses in Urban Geography, Spatial Analysis and Economic Geography in Quito, Ecuador. My research interests and experience are on urban geography, urban planning, residential selection, public services and transportation, spatial residential segregation. I will be happy to help answer questions regarding urban development in Latin America.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research
Particular Areas of Expertise: Urban planning in developing countries, location theory, spatial analysis for urban planning
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felipevaldez/
Email: felipemiguelvaldez@gmail.com

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Study of the American South

Doug Allen

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Personal IntroductionI'm a PhD Candidate at Florida State University, and I teach courses in cultural geography, human Geography, and world geography. My research interests are broadly focused on race and place, and my current work intersects with education research on HBCUs. I would be happy to answer questions and discuss these topics.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Monuments and landscapes in the American South; urban change in black communities
Email: dla14b@my.fsu.edu

Matthew Cook

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
Personal IntroductionDr. Matt Cook is Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation and Cultural Geography at Eastern Michigan University. His continuing research interests focus on geographies of memory, historical interpretation, and race relations in the southern U.S., with a current research project that is studying how museums around the country respond to expanding geographies of racism and racial violence.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, Professional Development, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Geographies of memory (memorials, commemorations, etc.); race relations in the US, particularly African American historical-geographies; cultural & historical museums; antebellum plantation tourism sites
Website: https://www.emich.edu/geo/faculty/facultypages/mcook.php
Email: mcook40@emich.edu

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Transportation Geography

Alex Bullen

Town of Superior, Colorado
Superior, Colorado

Personal IntroductionI'm a GIS Technician for the Public Works & Utilities Department of a small municipal organization in Colorado. My primary duties are GIS, cartography, transportation/traffic, and construction permits.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, Media Requests
Websitewww.superiorcolorado.gov
Emailalexb@superiorcolorado.gov

Richard Quodomine

City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Personal IntroductionI'm a lead GIS analyst at the city, with 15 years of government service. I'm also an active researcher in Mass transit and Urban geography.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Careers, Professional Development
Particular Areas of Expertise: Public Transit, Urban redevelopment
Email: rdquodomine@gmail.com

Peter H. Van Demark

Caliper Corporation
Newton, MA
Personal IntroductionI'm a mostly-retired computer cartographer working for a company that creates geographic analysis and mapping software, especially for transportation planning and traffic simulation.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Careers
Particular Areas of Expertise: Geographic Information Systems
Websitecaliper.com
Email: peter@caliper.com

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Urban Geography

Jennifer Mapes

Kent State University
Kent, OH
Personal IntroductionI am an associate professor of geography, teaching courses on Human Geography, Nature & Society, and Cartography. My research focuses on small towns and sustainability, particularly how small towns can (and do) remain economically viable and supportive of environmental goals in the 21st century. I focus my professional efforts on supporting my local community, including urban geography research and cartographic design work for the city of Kent. 
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Small towns, Sustainability, Community Planning, Cartography, Community Geography
Websitehttps://www.kent.edu/geography/profile/jennifer-mapes
Email: jmapes@kent.edu

Rajrani Kaira

California State University, San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA
Personal IntroductionI am an Associate Professor of Geography and teach undergraduate courses in Human Geography, Urban and Economic Geography, Geography of the developing world and world regional geography. I have great interests in the above topic and do research on South Asia focusing on India. I love teaching and it is my passion to include new techniques and approaches to make teaching more lively especially in the new digital world.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Careers, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests, Love to work with different regions especially Asia and NZL for video documentaries
Particular Areas of Expertise: India (Economic, Urban and Tourism), Use of Technology in Education  (I would be glad to give a talk on India for K-12, conduct workshops on Human Geography and GIS and new teaching techniques in geography.)
Email: rkalra@csusb.edu

Richard Quodomine

City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Personal IntroductionI'm a lead GIS analyst at the city, with 15 years of government service. I'm also an active researcher in Mass transit and Urban geography.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Careers, Professional Development
Particular Areas of Expertise: Public Transit, Urban redevelopment
Email: rdquodomine@gmail.com

Felipe Valdez

Northern Illinois University, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
Dekalb, IL
Personal IntroductionI am a PhD student in Geography. I teach undergraduate courses in Urban Geography, Spatial Analysis and Economic Geography in Quito, Ecuador. My research interests and experience are on urban geography, urban planning, residential selection, public services and transportation, spatial residential segregation. I will be happy to help answer questions regarding urban development in Latin America.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research
Particular Areas of Expertise: Urban planning in developing countries, location theory, spatial analysis for urban planning
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felipevaldez/
Email: felipemiguelvaldez@gmail.com

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Water Resources

Woonsup Choi

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Personal IntroductionMy research is centered around the intersection of climate change, hydrology and urban growth. I teach courses about physical geography, hydrology, quantitative methods and geographic information systems.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Extreme events
Website: http://people.uwm.edu/choiw/
Email: supchoi@gmail.com

Rebecca Doyle

The University of Western Ontario
London
Personal IntroductionI'm a PhD Candidate at the University of Western Ontario using isotopic analysis of indicators such as n-alkanes to uncover environmental change in lakes.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Research Methodologies, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Paleolimnology, isotopic analysis
Website: lakenerd.com
Email: rdoyle25@uwo.ca

Graham A. Tobin

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers
Particular Areas of Expertise: Natural Hazards, Disasters
Website: http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/depts/geosci/faculty/gtobin/
Email: gtobin@usf.edu 

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