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Monmonier, Mark (1943–)

  • By: Karen Culcasi
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

A professor since 1969 and a prolific author, Mark Monmonier has made invaluable contributions to geography. Specializing in cartography, his work has been internationally acclaimed and is highly influential both inside and outside geography.

After obtaining degrees from Johns Hopkins University (BA, 1964) and the Pennsylvania State University (MS, 1967; PhD, 1969), Mark taught at both the University of Rhode Island and the State University of New York at Albany. In 1973, he accepted a position in the Department of Geography at Syracuse University, and after 25 years, he was awarded the prestigious title of Distinguished Professor.

Funded through institutions such as the National Science Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim foundation, Monmonier's research has focused on a variety of cartographic topics. Demonstrated through his 200-plus ...

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