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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Leadership

Chair

Matt McCourt
University of Maine – Farmington
Farmington, ME
Email: matthew.mccourt@maine.edu

Vice Chair

Firooza Pavri
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME
Email: firooza.pavri@maine.edu

Secretary

Patrick May
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH
Email: pmay@plymouth.edu

Treasurer

Timothy LeDoux
Westfield State University
Westfield, MA
Email: tledoux@westfield.ma.edu

Past Chair

Darren Bardati
Bishop’s University
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Email: darren.bardati@ubishops.ca

Regional Councilor

Steven Silvern
Salem State University
Salem, MA
Email: ssilvern@salemstate.edu