We have seen a change of Chair this year as Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones, University College London stepped down to be replaced by Professor Jessie Poon, University of Buffalo, USA. Jessie has been an RSA Board member for many years with responsibility for our Territorial Networks. As a former Vice-Chair she is well acquainted with what the role will entail and knows how the Association’s governance works. We are excited to work with you Jessie.
Professor Poon commented
It is an honor to be the RSA chair. While we are experiencing a challenging year with the pandemic, I am confident that as stewards of the Association, Sally Hardy, the executive committee, board members, the RSA staff and I will work hard to navigate the RSA community through these uncertain times. The RSA community has been especially supportive throughout the years and I look forward to being part of such a welcoming community.
Jessie P.H. Poon is Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo, New York. She is currently an editor of Environment and Planning A. She was the North American editor of Papers in Regional Science from 2002 to 2006. She has published over 100 papers on multinational firms’ locational strategies, foreign direct investment, trade, and technological upgrading dynamics in Asia.
You can find out more about Jessie on her professional webpage here.