Building Strong Programs webinar collage with Kathleen Baker, Alec Brownlow, Mark Guizlo and Nancy Hoalst-Pullen

Building Strong Programs: Insights from Winners of AAG’s Program Excellence Award

Since 2016, the AAG has made awards to associates, bachelor’s, and master’s programs that have enhanced the prominence and reputation of Geography as a discipline and demonstrated the characteristics of a strong and engaged academic unit. How have these programs identified goals for making changes, and what can we learn from their success?

March 22, 2022, 3:00pm Eastern Time (US and Canada) – March 22, 2022, 4:15pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Photo of Kathleen Baker Kathleen M. Baker, Western Michigan University

Kathleen M. Baker is Acting Chair and Professor at the Department of Geography, Environment, and Tourism at Western Michigan University, winners of the 2019 AAG Award for Master’s Program Excellence. Her research combines geographic methods for spatial and temporal analysis with field-based research in the physical sciences such as geology, soil science, meteorology and climatology, and plant pathology.

Photo of Alec BrownlowAlec Brownlow, DePaul University

Alec Brownlow is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at DePaul University, winners of the 2016 inaugural AAG Award for Bachelor’s Program Excellence. His research explores a variety of political and social geographies of fear, safety, and security in the urban landscape.

Photo of Mark GuizloMark Guizlo, Lakeland Community College

Mark Guizlo is Professor at the Department of Geography and Geospatial Technology at Lakeland Community College, winners of the 2020 AAG Award for Associates Program Excellence. His research interests include geospatial sciences, geographic education, and rural and agricultural land use.

Photo of Nancy Hoalst-PullenNancy Hoalst Pullen, Kennesaw State University

Nancy Hoalst Pullen is Professor of Geography and Geospatial Sciences at the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Kennesaw State University, winners of the 2021 AAG Award for Bachelor’s Program Excellence. Dr. Hoalst-Pullen is a co-author of the National Geographic Atlas of Beer.