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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 continues to update the Ask a Geographer program, gathering new additional voices in the discipline for page visitors to contact. 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.

William Moseley
Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN
Personal Introduction: I 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
Volunteers are needed for this topic.
Eric Hoffman
City of New Haven; Southern CT University
New Haven, CT
Personal Introduction: I 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
Rajrani Kaira
California State University, San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA
Personal Introduction: I 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.)
Volunteers are needed for this topic.
Jerry Griffith, Ph.D.
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Knauers, PA
Personal Introduction: I 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
Doug Allen
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Personal Introduction: I’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
Matthew Cook
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
Personal Introduction: Dr. 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
Stewart Berry
Caliper Corporation Mapping Software
Newton, MA
Personal Introduction: I am fortunate that I have been able to spend my career specializing in geography, geospatial systems, and geo-data. I enjoy sharing the benefits of GIS technology with people and organizations throughout the world. I am always open to discussions, with users and geo-geeks alike, on the best ways to create intuitive and powerful mapping tools that provide tangible value. It is extremely rewarding to be part of the Caliper Corporation team because we offer unique solutions that are driving the future of geospatial in areas that range from business location intelligence and big/open data analytics to Smart City Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
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
Murray Rice
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
Personal Introduction: I 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
Chris Merrett
Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL
Personal Introduction: I am the director of the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University. My research interests focus on rural community and economic development. K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Careers, Media Requests
Available for Inquiries Regarding:
Rémy Tremblay
University of Quebec
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Personal Introduction: I 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
Joseph Kerski
Esri; University of Denver
Broomfield, CO
Personal Introduction: I 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
Volunteers are needed for this topic.
Kelsey Ellis
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Personal Introduction: I’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
Steve LaDochy
California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Personal Introduction: I’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
Risa Palm
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
Personal Introduction: I’m a professor of Urban Studies and Public Health, and a former president of the Association of American Geographers. My research interests are about the effective communication of information about climate change and environmental hazards to skeptical audiences.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Graduate Education, Media Requests
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
Amy Polen
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Personal Introduction: I 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
Kristen Chaney
Southern Connecticut State University
Wallingford, CT
Personal Introduction: I am a Master’s student studying Environmental Education. My research interests are coastal, marine, environmental perceptions, public health and renewable energy.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, National Service – AmeriCorps NCCC
Particular Areas of Expertise: Recycling
Marcello Graziano
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Personal Introduction: I 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
Joshua Mullenite
Wagner College
New York, NY
Personal Introduction: I’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
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Amy Polen
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Personal Introduction: I 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
Michael W. Pesses
Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, California
Personal Introduction: I 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
Doug Allen
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Personal Introduction: I’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
Volunteers are needed for this topic.
William Moseley
Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN
Personal Introduction: I 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
Doug Allen
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Personal Introduction: I’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
Matthew Cook
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
Personal Introduction: Dr. 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
William Moseley
Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN
Personal Introduction: I 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
Steven M. Schnell
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA
Personal Introduction: I’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
Volunteers are needed for this topic.
William Moseley
Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN
Personal Introduction: I 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
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
Monica Stephens
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Buffalo, NY
Personal Introduction: I’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)
Marcello Graziano
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Personal Introduction: I 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
Marcello Graziano
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Personal Introduction: I 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
Martin Pasqualetti
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Personal Introduction: I 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
Kristen Chaney
Southern Connecticut State University
Wallingford, CT
Personal Introduction: I am a Master’s student studying Environmental Education. My research interests are coastal, marine, environmental perceptions, public health and renewable energy.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, National Service – AmeriCorps NCCC
Particular Areas of Expertise: Recycling
Volunteers are needed for this topic.
Volunteers are needed for this topic.
Camelia Kantor
US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
Herndon, VA
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, International Collaboration and Research
Volunteers are needed for this topic.
Daniel Cole
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC
Personal Introduction: I 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
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
Joseph Kerski
Esri; University of Denver
Broomfield, CO
Personal Introduction: I 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
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
Stuart C. Aitken
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
Personal Introduction: Distinguished 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
Karen Falconer Al-Hindi
University of Nebraska
Omaha, NE
Personal Introduction: I’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
Victoria Lawson
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Personal Introduction: I 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
William Moseley
Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN
Personal Introduction: I 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
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
Thomas Herman
California Geographic Alliance; San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
Personal Introduction: I am an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Geography at SDSU with experience teaching human/cultural, urban, and cartography courses. I now lead the California Geographic Alliance and work to advocate for and support geography education in K-12 by developing instructional resources and leading professional development workshops.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Professional Development, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Neighborhood geographies; geographies of children, youth, and families
Joseph Kerski
Esri; University of Denver
Broomfield, CO
Personal Introduction: I 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
Joshua Comenetz
US Census Bureau
Washington, DC
Personal Introduction: I 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
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
Gregory Jones
Linfield College, Center for Wine Education
McMinnville, OR
Personal Introduction: Gregory 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.
Jon Harbor
Purdue University Global
West Lafayette, IN
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Online Learning, Careers, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Kelsey Ellis
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Personal Introduction: I’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
Eric Hoffman
City of New Haven; Southern CT University
New Haven, CT
Personal Introduction: I 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
Amy Polen
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Personal Introduction: I 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
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
Munazza Fatima
Islamia University Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan
Personal Introduction: I 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
Dydia DeLyser
California State University, Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
Personal Introduction: I am an associate professor of geography specializing in cultural-historical geography, qualitative research methods, and feminist approaches. I teach world regional geography, cultural geography, research design, writing, and qualitative research.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Landscape, California, Social Memory
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
Joshua Mullenite
Wagner College
New York, NY
Personal Introduction: I’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
Andrew Sluyter
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Personal Introduction: I 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
Kent Mathewson
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Personal Introduction: I 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
Volunteers are needed for this topic.
Steven M. Schnell
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown, PA
Personal Introduction: I’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
Volunteers are needed for this topic.
Victoria Lawson
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Personal Introduction: I 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
Andrew Sluyter
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Personal Introduction: I 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
Carolina Sternberg
DePaul University
Chicago, IL
Personal Introduction: I’m an Associate Professor and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Urban Geography/Studies and Latin American Studies.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, International Collaboration and Research, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Gentrification, Domestic Workers Economy
Felipe Valdez
Northern Illinois University, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
Dekalb, IL
Personal Introduction: I 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
Volunteers are needed for this topic.
Volunteers are needed for this topic.
Monica Stephens
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Buffalo, NY
Personal Introduction: I’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)
Natalie Koch
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Personal Introduction: I 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
Camelia Kantor
US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
Herndon, VA
Personal Introduction:
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, International Collaboration and Research
Rebecca Doyle
The University of Western Ontario
London
Personal Introduction: I’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
Rebecca Doyle
The University of Western Ontario
London
Personal Introduction: I’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
Volunteers are needed for this topic.
Stewart Berry
Caliper Corporation Mapping Software
Newton, MA
Personal Introduction: I am fortunate that I have been able to spend my career specializing in geography, geospatial systems, and geo-data. I enjoy sharing the benefits of GIS technology with people and organizations throughout the world. I am always open to discussions, with users and geo-geeks alike, on the best ways to create intuitive and powerful mapping tools that provide tangible value. It is extremely rewarding to be part of the Caliper Corporation team because we offer unique solutions that are driving the future of geospatial in areas that range from business location intelligence and big/open data analytics to Smart City Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Natalie Koch
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Personal Introduction: I 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
Simon Springer
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Personal Introduction: I’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
Joshua Comenetz
US Census Bureau
Washington, DC
Personal Introduction: I 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
Joseph Kerski
Esri; University of Denver
Broomfield, CO
Personal Introduction: I 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
Michael Ratcliffe
US Census Bureau
Suitland, MD
Personal Introduction: I am Assistant Division Chief for Geographic Standards, Criteria, Research, and Quality in the Census Bureau’s Geography Division. My staff and I are responsible for statistical geographic area concepts and criteria and address frame standards and quality, and I am happy to answer questions about census geography and the work of census geographers.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Careers, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development
Particular Areas of Expertise: Census Geography, Urban and Rural Classifications
Peter H. Van Demark
Caliper Corporation
Newton, MA
Personal Introduction: I’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
Dydia DeLyser
California State University, Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
Personal Introduction: I am an associate professor of geography specializing in cultural-historical geography, qualitative research methods, and feminist approaches. I teach world regional geography, cultural geography, research design, writing, and qualitative research.
Available for Inquiries Regarding: Undergraduate Education, Graduate Education, Research Methodologies, Media Requests
Particular Areas of Expertise: Landscape, California, Social Memory
Natalie Koch
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Personal Introduction: I 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
Rémy Tremblay
University of Quebec
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Personal Introduction: I 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
Jennifer Mapes
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Personal Introduction: I 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
April Michelle Little
City of New York
New York, NY
Personal Introduction: Urban 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
Jerry Griffith
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Knauers, PA
Personal Introduction: I 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
Wendy Wolford
UNC Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Chris Merrett
Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL
Personal Introduction: I 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
Stuart C. Aitken
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
Personal Introduction: Distinguished 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
Simon Springer
University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Personal Introduction: I’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
Felipe Valdez
Northern Illinois University, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
Dekalb, IL
Personal Introduction: I 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
Doug Allen
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Personal Introduction: I’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
Matthew Cook
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
Personal Introduction: Dr. 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
Stewart Berry
Caliper Corporation Mapping Software
Newton, MA
Personal Introduction: am fortunate that I have been able to spend my career specializing in geography, geospatial systems, and geo-data. I enjoy sharing the benefits of GIS technology with people and organizations throughout the world. I am always open to discussions, with users and geo-geeks alike, on the best ways to create intuitive and powerful mapping tools that provide tangible value. It is extremely rewarding to be part of the Caliper Corporation team because we offer unique solutions that are driving the future of geospatial in areas that range from business location intelligence and big/open data analytics to Smart City Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
Available for Inquiries Regarding: K-12 Education, Undergraduate Education, Careers, Research Methodologies, International Collaboration and Research, Professional Development, Media Requests
Alex Bullen
Town of Superior, Colorado
Superior, Colorado
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, Careers, Research Methodologies, Media Requests
Richard Quodomine
City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Personal Introduction: I am a Senior Lead GIS Analyst with the Department of Public Property at the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. In that role, I analyze the expenditures on locations of public infrastructure and assets throughout the city. I also work with many other agencies, both internal and external to analyze the impact of public investment in the city. Geospatial information, statistics and data are critical to my job.

Most recently, I served on a committee working with several urban geographers on COVID-19 response. I am on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of URISA, and previously served on board position at the NYS GIS Association, the Urban Geography Study Group and Transportation Study Group of AAG.

Available for Inquiries Regarding: Careers, Professional Development, Urban Public Policy
Particular Areas of Expertise: Public Transit, Infrastructure & Urban redevelopment, Urban Policy
Peter H. Van Demark
Caliper Corporation
Newton, MA
Personal Introduction: I’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
Jennifer Mapes
Kent State University
Kent, OH
Personal Introduction: I 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
Rajrani Kaira
California State University, San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA
Personal Introduction: I 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.)
Richard Quodomine
City of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Personal Introduction: I am a Senior Lead GIS Analyst with the Department of Public Property at the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. In that role, I analyze the expenditures on locations of public infrastructure and assets throughout the city. I also work with many other agencies, both internal and external to analyze the impact of public investment in the city. Geospatial information, statistics and data are critical to my job.

Most recently, I served on a committee working with several urban geographers on COVID-19 response. I am on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of URISA, and previously served on board position at the NYS GIS Association, the Urban Geography Study Group and Transportation Study Group of AAG.

Available for Inquiries Regarding: Careers, Professional Development, Urban Public Policy
Particular Areas of Expertise: Public Transit, Infrastructure & Urban redevelopment, Urban Policy
Felipe Valdez
Northern Illinois University, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador
Dekalb, IL
Personal Introduction: I 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
Woonsup Choi
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
Personal Introduction: My 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
Rebecca Doyle
The University of Western Ontario
London
Personal Introduction: I’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
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