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Welcome to the Stand-Alone Geographers (SAGE) affinity group webpage.  We are an affinity group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) representing those who are the lone geographer at their institution or those who work in small programs/departments.  SAGE was founded in 2004.

The mission of SAGE is to provide a forum for discussion and sharing of resources among SAGEs and to increase their visibility in the discipline of geography and in the AAG.  To work toward this mission, SAGE maintains an email discussion forum, sponsors professional activities, and organizes networking opportunities. 

SAGE has nearly 200 members representing 43 states and 31 countries.  SAGE members work in academia, the private sector, government, and non-profit organizations. 

To access the benefits of the affinity group, join SAGE when you renew your AAG membership.  For more information about SAGE, please feel free to contact our secretary-treasurer or any of the SAGE leadership.

SAGE is led by our Board of Directors (2015-2017 term):

Chair Brian Edward Johnson, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Office of Education Abroad and
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Vice Chair Amy Potter, Ph.D.
Armstrong State University
Department of History

Secretary-Treasurer Jacqueline Housel, Ph.D.
Sinclair Community College
Department of Geography

The Association of American Geographers is a nonprofit scientific and educational society founded in 1904. For more than 100 years the AAG has contributed to the advancement of geography.  Its members share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography, which they cultivate through the AAG's Annual Meeting, scholarly journals (Annals of the Association of American Geographers, The Professional Geographer and AAG Review of Books), and the online AAG Newsletter.  The AAG promotes discussion among its members and with scholars in related fields, in part through the activities of its affinity groups and specialty groups. The meetings and activities of our regional divisions provide the opportunities to network with colleagues.
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