Diversity and the AAG: Past Progress and The Road Ahead

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Careers and Professional Development
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Studio 2, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Mark Revell, Darryl Cohen
Chairs: Darryl Cohen


The AAG's Diversity Ambassadors are one of several AAG initiatives designed to encourage the growing diversity among the AAG's membership body, and within the discipline of geography. Over the past 10 years, the Diversity Ambassadors have convened during the annual meeting to facilitate discussions on topics related to diversity and overcoming challenges associated with race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other social factors.

This year, the Diversity Ambassadors panel will lead a discussion about the state of diversity in geography, drawing on data from the AAG's Disciplinary Data Dashboard. The discussion will highlight the recent progress made with regard to diversity in geography, as well as some of the challenges that remain. The panel will conclude with a discussion with the audience about the next steps that can be taken to further encourage the growing diversity in our discipline.

Please join us for what is sure to be a very fruitful and lively discussion.


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Darryl Cohen U.S. Census Bureau 20
Panelist Arthur Samel Bowling Green State University 20
Panelist Mandy Munro-Stasiuk Kent State University 20
Panelist Debanuj DasGupta University of Connecticut 20
Discussant Arvind Bhuta U.S. Forest Service 20

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