Geography professor elected president of American Association of Geographers
David Kaplan, PhD, professor in the Department of Geography in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected president of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), the premier academic and professional geography organization in the United States for 2019-20.
“It is a huge honor for me to lead the flagship organization for geography,” says Kaplan. “Not only is the AAG the largest geography organization in the United States, it is also the most important geography organization in the world, with many members from other countries.”
Kaplan, who joined Kent State in 1995, says his goal as president is to expand the community of geography, to make AAG more relevant to educators at small colleges, community colleges, historically black colleges and K-12 education.