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Zeigler, Don

Dr. Don Zeigler is a geographer who studies the urban, political, and cultural geography of the Middle East.  He has had research and travel fellowships in Morocco, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. His chapter on ‘Cities of the Middle East and North Africa’ has been included in the book Cities of the World since the 3rd edition appeared in 2003.  He also serves as one of the editors of that book, which is now going into its 7th edition. For 37 years he taught at Old Dominion University in Hampton Roads, Virginia, and he continues to give lectures for the US Air Force on Middle Eastern boundaries. He is also an avid traveler and posts many of his best pictures, including many from the Middle East and Islamic World, on his blog, Geographically Yours. In 1997 he served as President of the National Council for Geographic Education, and in 2015 and 2016, he served as President of SERMEISS.