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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.

PGS Board Election

On 31 October, the PGS concluded its election of Board members as follows:

Secretary: Dr. Chad Kauffman

Treasurer: Dr. Brent Zaprowski

Director of Membership: Dr. Darren Parnell

Director of the Awards Committee: Dr. Timothy Dolney

Director of Outreach: Dr. Mario Cardozo

Historian: Dr. J.T. Bandzuh

During the Board meeting on 2 November, the Board reaffirmed the appointment of Dr. Ola Johansson as Editor of the The Pennsylvania Geographer and Dr. Frank Galgano as Executive Secretary.

Additionally, Dr. Dan Harris of Salisbury University assumed the role of President of the PGS and Dr. Jennifer Pomeroy assumed the role of Past President.  On behalf of the membership, special thanks to Dr. Pomeroy for her three years of service as President.

Finally, Dr. Joseph Zume concluded its role of Past President and the Board thanks him for his years of service on the Board!

The new Board began their three-year tenure at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting on 3 November.

Annual Meeting of the PGS:

The PGS concluded its Annual Meeting on Friday, 3 November at Salisbury University.  The meeting was jointly hosted by the PGS and the Mid-Atlantic Division of the AAG.

Meeting Program: 2023 pgs meeting program.pdf

Special thanks to our colleagues at Salisbury University for hosting a successful meeting.

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

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