Dr. Michael Solem is a Professor of Geography at Texas State University. He also serves as Senior Adviser for Geography Education at the American Association of Geographers. Michael is principal investigator on several large-scale, federally funded projects spanning geography at all levels of education, focusing on professional development, internationalization, global education, and teacher preparation. Dr. Solem’s publications include articles in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, The Professional Geographer, Research in Higher Education, Education About Asia, The Geography Teacher, the Journal of Geography in Higher Education, and the edited books Aspiring Academics, Teaching College Geography, and Practicing Geography. He currently serves as Treasurer for the International Geographical Union’s Commission on Geographical Education. Dr. Solem is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Review of International Geographical Education Online, and the Journal of Research and Didactics in Geography. He has 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. Dr. Solem is the 2015 recipient of the AAG Gilbert Grosvenor Honors in Geographic Education. Send email to Dr. Solem boehm3Dr. Richard G. Boehm presently holds the Jesse H. Jones Distinguished Chair in Geographic Education at Texas State University. He is also the Director of the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education. He has received numerous awards for his work including “Distinguished Geography Educator” by the National Geographic Society, the George J. Miller Award for Distinguished Service by the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) and Grosvenor Honors in Geographic Education by the Association of American Geographers. Dr. Boehm is the Executive Editor for the scholarly journal Research in Geographic Education, and has authored several best-selling geography and social studies books for grades K-12. He was a co-author of Guidelines for Geographic Education (1984) and Geography for Life: National Standards in Geography (1994). Dr. Boehm is widely published in journals such as the Journal of Geography, Social Education, International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, and The Social Studies. His recent research and grant activity involves the Learning Cluster Method, a hybrid online professional development system. Send email to Dr. Boehm