Dr. Carmen P. Brysch
Dr. Carmen P. Brysch graduated with a Ph.D in Geographic Education in May 2014. Her dissertation research focused on the efficacy of the online professional development series, Geography: Teaching with the Stars. As an outgrowth of this research, she is developing the Learning Cluster Model, a hybrid dissemination method for Stars which also expands the concept of developing and enhancing teacher leadership skills. She is currently working on numerous grants and projects for the Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education and the National Center for Research in Geography Education.
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Dr. Osvaldo Muñiz-Solari
Osvaldo Muñiz-Solari holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an M.A. in geography from Michigan State University, East Lansing. He is a professor in the Department of Geography at Texas State. His initial academic preparation was in pedagogy in geography, history, and civic education at University of the North, Antofagasta, Chile. As a geographer, he held academic positions in several universities and developed international consulting work mainly in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile. His specialties in geography education are focused on new technologies for international collaboration, online learning methods, and scientific networking. His research interests in economic geography are related to global economy and international flows in South America. He has been member of the steering committee for the International Geographical Union’s Commission on Geographic Education since 2008.
Curriculum Vitae: Muniz_CV_July14.pdf
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Dr. Michael Solem
Dr. Michael Solem is the educational affairs director for the Association of American Geographers. Dr. Solem currently directs the Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography (EDGE) project and the Center for Global Geography Education (CGGE) initiative, both funded by NSF. He currently serves as the North American coordinator of the International Network for Learning and Teaching Geography in Higher Education (INLT), and is treasurer for the International Geographical Union's Commission on Geographical Education. Dr. Solem twice received the Journal of Geography in Higher Education’s award for promoting excellence in teaching and learning for his research on faculty development and graduate education in geography.