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International Network for Learning and Teaching in Geography

INLT Co-chairs

The networks' co-chairs are:

                          James Boxall              Michael Solem     ‌‌ 

Dr James Boxall ( is the Director of the GISciences Centre and Professor of Geography and GIS at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is currently the Co-Chair of the Canadian Roundtable on Geomatics and a Governor of the Nova Scotia Museums. A Fellow for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, he was elected Governor of the RCGS in 2013 (with responsibilities for Canadian Geographic Education). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society as well as a member and past president of numerous geographic and geospatial associations. He has received the Canadian GeoLiteracy Award (RCGS) for his support of geographic education through the creation of the Canadian Council for Geographic Education. He was also a co-organizer for the St. John’s Declaration for “Advancing Geographic Education for Canadians”, and co-chairs the joint CAG-RCGS Committee for moving that effort forward.

Dr Niamh Moore-Cherry ( is a Senior Lecturer in Geography and University Senior Fellow in Teaching and Academic Development at University College Dublin, Ireland. She was awarded her PhD in 2001 from University College Dublin and is an urban geographer with specific interests in urban regeneration processes and practices. Niamh was one of the first recipients of a Fellowship in Teaching and Academic Development in UCD in 2007 and has developed a particular interest in engaging students, and particularly first years, in large group settings. She currently mentors the newest group of UCD teaching fellows and has collaborated with colleagues across disciplines and institutions, nationally and internationally, on pedagogical research projects.

Dr Michael Solem ( is Educational Affairs Director for the Association of American Geographers. Dr. Solem currently directs the Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography (EDGE) project and the Center for Global Geography Education (CGGE) initiative, both funded by NSF. He currently serves as the North American coordinator of the International Network for Learning and Teaching Geography in Higher Education (INLT), is associate director of the Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education at Texas State University–San Marcos, and is Treasurer for the International Geographical Union's Commission on Geographical Education. Dr. Solem 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 Helen Walkington ( is Principal Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University where she teaches Geography and carry out research in Geoarchaeology and pedagogy. She was previously the Discipline Lead for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) at the Higher Education Academy, UK (on secondment). Helen became a lecturer in Geography and Geography Education in 1996 at Reading and completed her PhD there part time. Helen was awarded a national teaching fellowship in 2009 and became a Principal Fellow of the HEA in 2012. She has established numerous undergraduate research conferences and edits an undergraduate research journal for geography called GEOverse.