New Editorial Board Members


The European Journal of Geography (EJG) is pleased to announce the addition of four esteemed scholars to its Editorial Board. Please join us in welcoming Seraphim Alvanides, Jerry T. Mitchell, Dimitris Kavroudakis, Petr Knecht, Rebecca Theobland and Bob Kolvoord to the EJG family!

  • Seraphim Alvanides: He is an Associate Professor at Northumbria University, UK, and a social geographer with expertise in quantitative methods and Geographical Information Systems/Science. His research and teaching interests involve the analysis of big spatial data related to urban sprawl, active transport (walking and cycling) and linguistic landscapes. The substantive question driving his research is to what extent the environment (broadly defined) influences individual behaviours and outcomes. He is associate editor for the journal Heliyon and co-editor for the journal Environment & Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science (SAGE).
  • Jerry T. Mitchell: He is Department Chair and a Professor of Geography. He has been the Director of the Center of Excellence for Geographic Education since joining the department in 2004. He has authored more than sixty articles and book chapters, with work appearing in the journals Natural Hazards Review, Environmental Hazards, Cartography and GIS, The Geography Teacher, and the Annals of the American Association of Geographers. This work was made possible by more than $5 million in external grant funding from the National Science Foundation, Verizon Foundation, National Geographic Society, the South Carolina Department of Education, and others. Dr. Mitchell served as Editor of Journal of Geography from 2010 through 2019 and was President of the National Council for Geographic Education in 2020.
  • Dimitris Kavroudakis: He is an Associate Professor of Geographical Analysis in the Geography Department of the University of the Aegean, Greece. He has studied computer info systems in the American College of Greece (DEERE) Geography in The University of the Aegean, and he obtained his MSc in GIS from the University of Leeds, UK. He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Sheffield, UK, and has worked as a post-doc researcher in UCL (CASA), the University of Sheffield and the University of the Aegean. Over the years he has been involved in high quality geographical research leading to a number of scientific publications in the field. His academic interests include location analysis, spatial analysis, network analysis, GIS, open source and economic geography.
  • Petr Knecht: P. Knecht is an Associate Professor at the Department of Geography at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and his research focuses on geographical education. His main research interests are: Geography initial teacher education (ITE), geography curriculum, geography textbooks and professional development of geography teachers. His recent research projects focus on teachers' conceptions of geography among pre-service and in-service teachers.
  • Rebecca Theobland: She is an Assistant Research Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, USA. She has been interested in the intersection of geography and education since living in Memphis in the 1980s and observing the inequality of school resources as determined by their neigh­borhood situation. She served as Coordinator for the Colorado Geographic Alliance from 2008 to 2018. Her current project, GeoCivics, engages students and community members in asking geographic questions to address apportionment and redistricting, with the goal of incorporating geospatial technology into classrooms across disciplines from math to history. She is the Editor-in-chief of The Geography Teacher Journal (T&F).
  • Bob Kolvoord: He is Professor of Geography and Dean of the College of Integrated Science and Engineering at James Madison University, USA. He has extensive academic and professional experience in a variety of geographic topics, including geospatial technologies, use of geospatial technologies in education, spatial thinking and spatial problem solving. He has published several geographical research articles in leading journals worldwide and has been a principal investigator in more than 26 research programmes focusing on geography, education and GIS applications, among others.

We are honoured to have these outstanding scholars on our editorial board. Their expertise will help us maintain the highest standards of quality and ensure that the European Journal of Geography remains at the forefront of cutting-edge research.

We would also like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to the outgoing board members for their valuable contributions.

We welcome our new members and encourage researchers, academics and geographers to submit their work to the European Journal of Geography. Together we will continue to foster a vibrant community for the exchange of geographical knowledge and understanding.

Thank you for your continued support!

EJG Editorial Team!

Prof. Dr. Kostis Koutsopoulos

Dr. Alexandros Bartzokas-Tsiompras

Dr. Panos Manetos