Alberto McKay passed away in December, 2007. He was a well-known geographer, historian, educator, conservationist, and writer who made lasting contributions to Latin American geography as administrator, teacher, and author of more than 70 chapters, articles, essays, reviews, and books. McKay received his PhD from the University of Strasbourg in 1969. He later became Adviser in Environmental Education of the Ministry of Education, a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Renewable Natural Resources in Panama, and Director of the Institute of the Panama Canal and International Studies at the University of Panama. He was a tireless advocate of the importance of geographic education.
Alberto McKay (Necrology).2008. AAG Newsletter 43(2): 19.