AGSG Board Election - 2019We are electing three AGSG board positions, to be voted on in advance of the 2019 AAG meeting. Nominees must be AGSG members. Each position is a two-year term. The available positions are:
Southeast Asia Director
East Asia Director
Voting begins on March 21st, and will continue until April 1st. Biographies for the candidates are available below. Those elected will begin their terms after the 2019 Business Meeting at the AAG meeting in Washington, DC.Vote Here: 2019 AGSG Election Ballot
Dr. I-Chun Catherine Chang is Assistant Professor of Geography at Macalester College in Minnesota, U.S. Her research interests include global urbanism, urban sustainability, policy mobilities and East Asia. In recent years, Catherine has looked at how urban sustainability initiatives manifest on the ground and how their connections shape the global circulation of sustainable planning knowledge and practices. Focusing on two newly-built Chinese eco-cities, she studied the spatio-temporal variegations as well as the trans-local policy mobilities between Shanghai, Tianjin, London and Singapore. Catherine's new research will investigate the financing and financialization of sustainable urban initiatives, the inequality implications of green urban projects in Asia, and the role of transnational sustainable urban planners in policy exchanges. Her work has appeared in Environment and Planning A, Regional Studies, and the Journal of Urban Technology, among others. At Macalester, Catherine regularly teaches courses on cities and urbanization, urban environment, and Asia.
Dr. Min Chen is a full professor and the Vice Director of Key Lab of Virtual Geographic Environment (Ministry of Education of PRC), Nanjing Normal University, China. His research interests are geographic modeling and simulation, virtual geographic environment. He is the group leader of the Open Geographic Modeling and Simulation System (OpenGMS, http://geomodeling.njnu.edu.cn/) team. Dr. Chen sits as the editor broad of Environmental Earth Sciences, Socio-Environmental Systems Modeling, Journal of Geology and Geoscience, guest editors of International Journal of Digital Earth, Environmental Earth Sciences, and Annals of GIS.
Dr. M. M. Sheikh is Associate Professor in Geography in Govt. Lohia P.G. College, Churu, INDIA. Dr. Sheikh stared his career with Indo-
German Kfw water and sanitation project in Churu, Rajasthan, India. About 35 papers and 08 books have been published. The main thrust areas are environmental issues, natural resource management, and biodiversity and rain water issues in desert area. Dr. Sheikh
visited to Germany, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, UK, USA and China. He is the member of 21 national and international academic
bodies. 08 students awarded Ph.D. degree under his supervision. He has also completed 09 major and minor research projects.
University of Pittsburgh
Secretary-Treasurer, Asian Geography Specialty Group