Regional Division

New England/St. Lawrence Valley Division

The New England/St. Lawrence Valley Division (NESTVAL) of the American Association of Geographers represents geographers and geography departments in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island in the United States and Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland in Canada. All AAG members who reside in this region are automatically members of this group.

This group was established as the nation’s first regional professional geography organization. Beginning with the New England Geographical Conference at Clark University in 1922, this group supports regional geographers and promotes geography education and research.

The New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society contributes to the advancement of geography by holding a fall annual conference, publishing a peer-review professional journal, The Northeastern Geographer, and recognizing and supporting geography professionals and students through awards and annual activities.

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Learn more about what’s happening within the region, including events, awards, announcements, reports and more.

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Contact NESTVAL leadership

Firooza Pavri
University of Southern Maine

Vice Chair

Nathaniel Trumbull
University of Connecticut


Patrick May
Plymouth State University


Timothy LeDoux
Westfield State University

Past Chair

Matt McCourt
University of Maine – Farmington

Regional Councilor

Steven Silvern
Salem State University

New England/St. Lawrence Valley Regional Division Annual Meeting

October 25-26, 2024

Westfield State University, Westfield, MA