EGSG Officers

The Officers for the EGSG’s Board of Directors are the lead organizing committee elected every two years. The EGSG proudly introduces to you our directors.

Office Officer Bio
Madhuri Sharma
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
Vice Chair
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

Elizabeth Chacko
Elizabeth Chacko
Dr. Elizabeth Chacko is Chair and Associate Professor of Geography & International Affairs at George Washington University. In 2013 Dr. Chacko co-authored (with Marie Price) Migrants’ Inclusion in Cities: Innovative Urban Policies and Practices published in Spanish by the U.N. through UNESCO and UN-Habitat.

website | George Washington University | Department of Geography | 1922 F Street, NW | Washington, DC 20052 | email

Paul McDaniel
Newsletter Editor
Dr. Paul McDaniel is an urban social geographer whose research explores the causes, processes, and implications of immigration to urban regions. Specifically, he focuses on processes of immigrant settlement, integration, and receptivity in cities and metropolitan areas, particularly in the U.S. South, using mixed-methods, qualitative, and community-based participatory research methods. His teaching interests broadly include regional geography, urban geography and urban studies, human geography, and research methods. Previously, Dr. McDaniel was a research fellow with the American Immigration Council in Washington, DC and a project researcher with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, also in DC.

website | Kennesaw State University | Social Sciences Building (SO 402) | Kennesaw, GA 30144 | email