As of this month, the American Geographical Society (AGS) is proud to welcome Dr. Michael Steinberg as our newest editor of FOCUS on Geography. Dr. Steinberg has published in the Geographical Review and FOCUS as well as myriad other publications including The Professional Geographer and Conservation and Society. In addition, he has published a number of books on wildlife and wildlife landscapes such as Stalking the Ghost Bird: The Elusive Ivory-Billed Woodpecker in Louisiana.
Dr. Steinberg has taught geography and environmental studies courses at Prescott College, the University of Alabama, the University of Hawaii, and the University of Southern Maine. His research interests include wildlife conservation, cultural and political ecology, and conservation mapping.
When asked about his new role as editor to FOCUS, Dr. Steinberg stated, "I am honored to be the new editor of Focus for several reasons. First, the new digital Focus provides a unique and creative publishing outlet for geographers. Given the rising costs of print publications, fewer and fewer articles feature photographs. While understandable from a financial perspective, photographs are critical forms of communication and education for a field-based discipline such as geography. Without photographs, we are only telling part of the story. And second, one of my first publications as a graduate student was in the print Focus back in 1997. I have also published several articles in the Geographical Review. I have a deep appreciation for the AGS, and the opportunities it has provided to further my career through its publications. As editor, I hope to provide similar opportunities to other scholars."
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