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
Edris Montalvo
Chair, 2018–2020
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
Vice Chair, 2018–2020
Dr. Elizabeth Chacko is Professor of Geography & International Affairs and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at the George Washington University. Dr. Chacko’s research focuses on ethnic identity, the creation of ethnic space and entrepreneurship among immigrants. In 2013 she 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

Wan Yu
Wan Yu
Secretary–Treasurer, 2018–2020
Dr. Wan Yu is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Binghamton University. Her research includes urban ethnic settlements in the United States, contemporary international migration, highly-skilled immigrants, and Asian Americans.

website | Binghamton University – State University of New York| Department of Geography | Old Johnson Hall | Binghamton, NY 13902 | email

Paul McDaniel
Newsletter Editor, 2018–2020
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

Madhuri Sharma
Past Chair, 2018–2020
Dr. Madhuri Sharma is Associate 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