Vicky is the Senior Grant Secretary for the Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education. Vicky is a native Texan from San Antonio and has been married to her husband for 32 years. After living in Dripping Springs for 20 years, they currently reside in Wimberley. She dearly loves her Golden Retriever fur babies, loves to travel, enjoys cooking and eating good food and wine tasting. Her happy place is the beach. She is the proud grandmother of two sweet baby girls. She received her degree from UT in teaching. She taught 5th grade for two years and then spent the next 10 years as a stay at home mom being involved as a room mother, going on various field trips for boy scouts, and helping her son earn his Eagle Scout designation. She has worked for non-profits such as the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and St. Edwards University in the Development Department, and recently at a local bank in Wimberley, as the Executive Assistant to the President. She enjoys working in the Geography department for Dr. Boehm in the Grosvenor Center and looks forward to many years at Texas State University.
Maggie Hutchins is the Program Director for the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education (TAGE). She earned a Master of Applied Geography degree with a concentration in Land Management from Texas State University (2013) and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin (1999).
With TAGE, Maggie designs programming and professional development in support of K-12 geography education in Texas. Previously, Maggie has worked in educational programming & outreach and grant administration for twenty years, including Hemispheres: South Asian Studies at UT Austin, Texas Crime Stoppers Training, and Texas State's College of Education. She is a member of the National Geographic Texas Advisory Committee, an appointed member of the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and is active within the San Marcos land and water conservation community.
Thomas Barclay Larsen
Thomas Larsen is a Lecturer at the Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Geography from Kansas State University. As a geography education researcher, he examines how geographic knowledge can be optimized to increase students’ agency and improve societal well-being. He is also interested in exploring big ideas regarding the human-environment relationship with the Anthropocene. Thomas has ongoing research projects in geography education, learning progressions, place, geographic thought, and human-environment relations.
Joanna Zadrozny is the Senior Research Assistant for the Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education. She has a Ph.D. in Geographic Education (2018) and Master of Applied Geography with a concentration in Geographic Education (2014) from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education (K-6) and Bachelor of Arts - Geography (2012) from Southern Connecticut State University.
Joanna is a member of the National Council for Geographic Education, Association of American Geographers, National Council for the Social Studies, Texas Council for the Social Studies, and National Council for the Social Studies. She is currently the managing editor of the academic journal, Research in Geographic Education.
Her research interests include teaching and learning of geography, geography standards and alignment, and educational policy.