Georgia State University recently announced the appointment of Kavita Pandit as Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, effective March 1, 2016. Pandit was AAG President in 2006 and currently serves as associate provost for international education at the University of Georgia.

Her previous academic administrative positions include senior vice provost for the State University of New York, as well as associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and head of the department of geography at the University of Georgia.

Pandit’s academic interests are in the areas of population geography, migration and economic development, and she has a strong record of publications and funded research. She has served on the NSF Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences’ Committee of Visitors and senior review panel and on the editorial boards of several top ranked journals. She is the recipient of the Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Award from the AAG and the Sandy Beaver Award for Outstanding Teaching, Sarah Moss Fellow and Lilly Teaching Fellow at the University of Georgia.

Pandit is a native of Mumbai, India with a bachelor of architecture degree from Bombay University, a master of city and regional planning from The Ohio State University, and master’s and doctorate degrees in geography from The Ohio State University.