Dr. Jeremy Diem Appointed New Interim State Coordinator and Director of Research of Georgia Geographic Alliance
The Georgia Geographic Alliance (GGA) at Georgia State University is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeremy Diem, Associate Professor of Geography in the Department of Geosciences, has been named the GGA’s Interim State Coordinator and Director of Research effective August 1, 2015 replacing departing State Coordinator and Director of Research, Dr. Timothy L. Hawthorne (leaving for a new position in Florida). The Georgia Geographic Alliance is pleased to have Jeremy’s vision and leadership at the core of this important statewide organization. Dr. Christy Visaggi will continue to serve as the Co-Coordinator and Director of Education/Outreach for The Georgia Geographic Alliance. Jeremy is an Associate Professor of Geography in the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University. He considers himself a geographer-climatologist, and his research areas over the past two decades have been air pollution in the southwestern and southeastern United States, precipitation variability in the southeastern United States, the North American monsoon, urban effects on climate, and rainfall in the Albertine Rift region of Africa. You can access his GSU site at http://sites.gsu.edu/jdiem/. As part of his Africa research, he is a member of People, Environment, and Climate in the Albertine Rift (PECAR) research team. Jeremy also is the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Geosciences and works hard to ensure that students have good experiences and are well-trained while receiving their degrees. He has a passion for climate-change literacy (aka climate literacy), and is the developer of the Climate Literacy Labs, which are used by over 1,200 students per year at Georgia State University. Jeremy is deeply committed to using his experience as a climate researcher to enhance instruction at all levels. You can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.