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Welcome to the home page of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society


The Pennsylvania Geographer is now an open access journal and (still) free of publication charges. We can do that because we have a dedicated funding stream, the E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Publication Fund. It allows us to offset all costs associated with the publication of the journal, which primarily involves the printing and distribution of the physical

copies. Every copy of the Pennsylvania Geographer is now available for download from our website.

Interested in publishing your work in The Pennsylvania Geographer? Click here to learn more.


The Pennsylvania Geographical Society has over 200 members and institutions from 18 states who:

• Promote the use of geographical skills and information to support the application of geographical techniques in a broad spectrum of public and private employers;

• Encourage research in geography, applied geography and geographic education;

• Represent the discipline of geography to educational institutions and related professional organizations;

• Facilitate the exchange of ideas, methods, and materials among geographers in a college/university
setting, geographers in the public/private setting, and teachers of geography;

• Provide and partake in activities to foster geographical literacy; and

• Promote effective teaching of geography at all levels and in all settings.

Upcoming Events:

Registration for the 2023 Annual Meeting of the PGS is now open.  The meeting is scheduled for Friday, 3 November at Salisbury University 

in Salisbury, Maryland

Call for Papers: pgs call for papers 2023.pdf

Student Research Grants

The PGS Announces the 2023

Student Research Grant Program Awardees

The PGS has initiated a new Student Research Grant Program to support undergraduate and graduate student scholarly activities at higher-education institutions across Pennsylvania and adjoining states.

The winners of  research grant for 2023 are:

Madison Ramper, a graduate student enrolled in the Geo–Environmental Science and Sustainability Master’s Program in the Department of Geography and Earth Science at Shippensburg University. Proposal Title: Assessing the Impacts of Agricultural and Urban Land Uses on Stream Water Quality in the Lower Reaches of the Conodoguinet Creek, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Emma Witanowski and Hailey Carino, joint applicants and undergraduate students in the Department of Geography and the Environment, Villanova University.  Proposal Title: Oakwell Forest: Using 100 Years of History for Ecological Management. 

Sarah Snow, an undergraduate Political Science and Geography student from Kutztown University. Proposal Title: The Effect of Warehouse Development on Traffic Conditions.

Summer Newsletter

PGS newsletter_may 2023.pdf

The Pennsylvania Geographical Society exists to promote effective geographic teaching, research, and literacy.

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