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The EGSG's Directors are the lead organizing committee and elected every two years. The EGSG proudly introduces to you our directors.



about our member

Heike Alberts


Dr. Heike Alberts is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Her research focuses on skilled migrations, specially of international students and academics. Dr. Alberts and her colleague (Helen Hazen) carried out a joint project focused on return migration decisions of international students. They argue that the decision-making process is layered, with general conditions in the home country providing a framework that constrains the degree to which personal factors can be taken into account.

website | Department of Geography & Urban Planning | University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh | 800 Algoma Blvd. | Oshkosh, WI 54901 | email

Madhuri Sharma

Vice Chair

Dr. Madhuri Sharma is Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville. Her research focuses on spatial patterns and processes of racial/ethnic residential intermixing, poverty, inequality, and economic opportunities. Dr. Sharma is interested in urban-social/economic issues and racial/ethnic segregation, housing disparity, informal economy, urban villages/slums and domestic/cross border migration patterns in South Asia, labor segmentation, and mixed-methods approaches in geographic research.

website | Department of Geography | University of Tennessee | 416 Burchfiel Geography Bldg. | Knoxville, TN 37966-0925 | email

Edris Montalvo


Dr. Edris Montalvo is Assistant professor of Geography at Cameron University. Dr. Montalvo Earned his Ph.D. from Texas State University in 2010. His honors include the NCGE Dissertation Award, Nystrom Dissertation Award finalist, and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Dissertation Award. He has published several peer reviewed journal articles. His research interests include Cultural Geography, Education Geography and Ethnic Geography.

website | Department of History and Government | Cameron University | 2800 W Gore Blvd. | Lawton, OK 73505-6377 | email

Thomas Boswell

Newsletter Editor

Dr. Thomas Boswell is Professor of Geography at the University of Miami. His research and teaching interests are world population problems, migration, ethnicity, housing segregation and discrimination, and poverty. His work has been funded by grants from different institutions and he has co-authored and edited various books. (Photo: Miami Magazine Online - University Journal).

website | Department of Geography & Regional Studies | University of Miami | 231 Ferre Building | Coral Gables, FL 33124-2221 | email