The Grosvenor Center publishes a scholarly journal, Research in Geographic Education, that provides an outlet for significant research in a variety of disciplines related to geographic education. In addition, items are published periodically that reflect the mission of the Center. Launched by the Center in 2008, the International Geography Education Series (IGES) aims to promote geography and geographic Education in the United States and around the world. The first volume, Geography Education: Pan American Perspectives, represents the first step of the IGES Project. Future volumes will focus on several important topics in Geography and Geography Education. IGES aims to reach scholars, students, and the community as a whole.
In an effort to improve public awareness and geographic literacy, especially among local policy makers and officials, the Center, with funding from the National Geographic Society Education Foundation, developed a 12-page pamphlet that encapsulates the essence of geography and why it is so vital to teach it in United States public schools titled "Why Geography is Important." Another publication for use by teachers is the Path Toward World Literacy materials, published in 2001, that provide a scope and sequence matrix which utilizes the national standards in geography and specifies the geographic content that students should learn as they progress through the K - 12 curriculum.
Joseph P. Stoltman is Professor of Geography and Science Education at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI and the editor of Research in Geographic Education. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in both the geography and science education programs and directs doctoral student research in Earth Science Education. Projects he has helped develop include Land Use: Human Impacts on the Land (Michigan); Global Change: Science for Understanding Tomorrow’s World; Activities and Reading in the Geography of the United States (ARGUS); Activities and Resources for Geography of the World (ARGWorld); and Civic Ideals and the Giving Society (Michigan Community Foundations and The LEAGUE).
He has served as project evaluator for the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education as well as directing the work of program evaluation teams for the State of Michigan and Western Michigan University. He is on the Research Committee of the Roadmap for Geography Education funded by the National Science Foundation. Other service includes co-coordinator of the Michigan Geographic Alliance, former Vice President for Research and External Relations 2007-8, President in 2009, and Past President in 2010 of the National Council for Geographic Education, a member of the writing team for the 2nd Edition of the National Geography Content Standards, the review committee for the NAEP in Geography for 2010 and 2014, and editor of the forthcoming 21st Century Geography from Sage Publishing (2011).