Advancing Geography Through Diversity Program (AGTDP)

Advancing Geography Through Diversity Program PillarsThe Advancing Geography Through Diversity Program (AGTDP) is a nationally recognized graduate student recruiting and development program within Michigan State University's Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences. The program’s goal is to recruit and provide financial and other support to outstanding Masters and Ph.D. students from key underrepresented groups including African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanic Americans in order to increase the number and percentage of doctoral degrees awarded to these underrepresented groups.

This comprehensive program has four pillars: Recruiting, Retention, Engagement, and Support. Our student-centered aim is to move beyond recruiting to ensure strong mentoring by faculty and to connect our graduate students with a diverse group of supportive people and resources across campus and the community. Our disciplinary aim is to lead the transformation of geography so that the field reflects the diversity of the nation.

For more information contact Dr. Nathan Moore at

 2020 AGTDP Cohort

  Jessie Pink DeVon Overton

2019 AGTDP Cohort
Jen Fry Veda Hawkins Kionna Henderson Angie Sanchez

2018 AGTDP Cohort
Cordelia Martin-Ikpe Raven Mitchell  Kyeesha Wilcox