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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:

2022 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society

4 November 2022

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society will be held at the Holiday Inn Johnstown-Downtown in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The meeting is being sponsored The University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.


Registration for the meeting will begin on 1 September 2022.  All registrants receive lunch as part of the registration fee. Participants who register by 21 October 2022 will receive a $10 discount on the registration fees.


Paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes; abstracts of a maximum of 200 words should be submitted with registration. Posters and maps will be on display all day on Friday. Please visit the PGS website for poster size restrictions, and posters must be mounted in such a way that they may be displayed on an easel (i.e. cardboard). Abstract submissions for papers and posters will not be accepted after October 21st! No exceptions! You will be required to submit your abstract information on-line through the PGS web site.


Suggestions for workshops, organized paper sessions and thematic discussion panels are also welcomed. Please contact the meeting co-chairs, Frank Galgano (francis.galgano@villanova.edu) or Ola Johansson (johans@pitt.edu) if you are interested in running a workshop or special session.

PGS News and Annoucements

  • 11/09/2021 11:51 AM | Francis A Galgano (Administrator)

    Dr. Daniel Harris of Salisbury University is the newly-elected President Elect of the PGS.

    Dr. Jennifer Pomeroy (York College of Pennsylvania) has now assumed the position of President and our former President, Dr. Joseph Zume (Shippensburg University) has assumed the role and responsibilities of the Past President.

    Dr. Thomas Wickham (California University of Pennsylvania), has concluded his six-year service to the PGS after completing his final year as Past President.  The membership thanks Tom for his service to the Society.

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

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