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Luebbering_Candice_2014mugThe AAG is pleased to announce that Candice Luebbering has joined the AAG staff as a Research Geographer at the association’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Candice has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Virginia Tech, teaching undergraduate courses in cartography, map reading, human geography, and environmental issues, while also mentoring and supervising students participating in the undergraduate research program. In her new role she will contribute to AAG research and policy projects.

Candice holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Truman State University, a master’s in Geography from Virginia Tech, and a PhD in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis from Virginia Tech. Her research interests in human geography, GIS, and cartography were combined in her dissertation work focusing on the cartography of language maps, including language map construction and visualizing language diversity. Through teaching, research, and work opportunities, she has experience in a broad spectrum of topics including human-computer interaction, medical geography, international development, geography education, and uncertainty in GIS.

When not working, Candice enjoys biking and dining her way through DC with her husband, thrifting for vintage geography-related items, and spending time with her geographically-named Boston Terrier Ala-Mo (named after the home states of her and her husband, both geographers, Alabama and Missouri).