Massachusetts Geographic Alliance 

About the MGA

The Massachusetts Geographic Alliance (MGA) is a grassroots organization of hundreds of teachers and is dedicated to improving geography education in the Commonwealth. It is one of 50 state geography alliances affiliated with the National Geographic Society.

The MGA sponsors conferences, workshops, summer institutes, geography fairs and Geography Awareness Week activities in the state.

The Alliance disseminates geography teaching material and assists in the Massachusetts part of  National Geographic's Geography Bee.

Many of MGA's activities are conducted through its regional geographic centers affiliated institutions based at Bridgewater State University, Clark University, Framingham State University, and Salem State University. The MGA also coordinates education efforts wit the Massachusetts Global education Consortium and others in promoting geography education.

 Organizational structure

The work of the Alliance is coordinated by Arlene Kowal of Clark University and Vernon Domingo of Bridgewater State University. The work of the coordinators is supported by the Steering Committee.

The members of the 2012/13 Steering Committee are:

Kathleen Babini, Tom Barner, Julie Berrisford, Kate Bresnahan, Barbara Bys, Amy Durgin, John Gunning, Carolyn Harris, Mo Henzel, Sue Keane, Paul Mulloy, Jo Napolitano, Larry Palagi, Robert Poirier, Rosalie Sokol, Mary Ellen Sorenson, Erin Stephens, Rob Vacca, and Dot Verheyen.

Here is a photo of your MGA steering committee at a meeting 6/26/12.