Dr. Neil Conner is an Assistant Professor of Geography at California State University, Fresno. He is originally from Buffalo, NY and he earned his B.A. in Education & History at the University of Arizona, before teaching high school social studies (World Regional Geography, AP Human Geography, and US Government) in Virginia Beach Virginia. Professor Conner earned his M.A. in International Studies at Old Dominion University and his Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Tennessee. His research interest lies at the intersection of Cultural and Political Geography, and include the following topics: sense of belonging (national and religious identities), popular geopolitics (sports), and geographic education (globalization). In addition to teaching an assortment of human geography courses, he is also the coordinator for the social science teacher education (credential) program at Fresno State.