Where Have all the Students Gone?

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Geography Education Specialty Group, Specialty Group Highlighted Session
Poster #:
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Washington 4, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Jonathan Wessell
Chairs: Jonathan Wessell


This panel session will examine the trending issues that face all of us as geographers today. Fewer Geography offerings in our K-12 schools has left us with less and less interest by students at the college and graduate level. As geographers we know the importance of a subject that is around us every second of every day. Why has the focus gone away from such an important topic? Why do we at the college level have to play catch up just to promote Geography and attempt to attract students to our programs?


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Michael DeMers New Mexico State University 15
Panelist Richard Boehm Texas State University 15
Panelist Erin Fouberg Northern State University 15
Panelist Jonathan Harbor Purdue University 15
Panelist Gary Gress University of Oklahoma 15

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