Received Master of Science in geography from University of Tennessee 1997. Thesis title "Solid Waste Management in Montserrat, West Indies."
Received Bachelor of Arts in geography from Humboldt State University 1992. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Teaching methods include lecture, videos, discussion of readings.
I've taught geography at the college level for over 20 years. In addition to classroom teaching, I've also taught individual students. Most of the students I've worked with one-on-one have raised their grades significantly. Several of my students have gone on to graduate school.
Leah D. Manos
2145 E. Whipp Road, Apt. B • Kettering, OH 45440
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Integrate physical and human data to understand and assess regions, cities and individual locations
Write concise, clear reports and correspondence, using excellent grammar
Over 20 years of experience presenting information orally to small and large groups
Interact effectively and respectfully with people of diverse ages and cultural backgrounds
Use critical thinking skills to identify and solve problems
Interpret cartographic images and other spatial data
Instructor, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2010 – 2016
Taught four undergraduate courses per semester, including multiple writing-intensive courses
Represented the Urban Affairs & Geography Department at student recruitment events
Provided guidance to geography honor society (Gamma Theta Upsilon) on operations and activities
Received excellent performance evaluations and student evaluations
Assistant Professor, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, 2002 – 2008
Taught four undergraduate courses per semester
Presented research papers at annual meetings of Association of American Geographers
Coordinated regional Junior High Science Olympiad 2003-2005
Represented the Geology/Geography Department at student recruitment events
Designed and led students on annual all-day field trip to Kansas City to study urban geography
Advised students on courses to take and other academic matters, such as building critical thinking skills
Provided guidance to geography honor society (Gamma Theta Upsilon) on operation and activities
Supervised teaching assistants grading exercises and keeping class records
Evaluated testimony and built consensus about students’ violations of university rules (while serving on Student/Faculty Disciplinary Committee)
Teaching Associate/Teaching Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1993 – 1994, 1996 – 2002
Sole responsibility for undergraduate course in world regional geography
Researched, wrote and delivered lectures to classes of 90 – 140 students
Met with students to discuss their progress and offer advice for achieving higher scores
Wrote tests and assignments
Conducted hands-on physical geography lab
Graduate Assistant, Waste Management Research & Education Institute, Energy & Environment Research Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1995 – 1996
Adapted existing curricula materials for use by the Tennessee Solid Waste Education Project, a new organization dedicated to helping K-12 teachers inform their students about solid waste issues
Developed and distributed teaching materials to teachers
Represented the Project at school and community events, informing audiences about opportunities to teach and learn about solid waste
Supply Technician, U.S. Navy, Naval Construction Battalion Center, Port Hueneme, CA, 1987 – 1990
Maintained computer database of automotive, construction and specialized equipment worldwide
Provided customer service to naval facilities nationwide, analyzing problems (such as inventory control), collecting data, and formulating solutions
Master of Science in Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
“Solid Waste Management in Montserrat, West Indies”
Montserrat is a small island in the eastern Caribbean and this project sought to assess the appropriateness and efficacy of various means of waste disposal, and to survey the extent of illegal dumping
Research methods included writing and administrating survey about individuals’ behavior and perceptions about trash, conducting interviews with government officials and other informed sources, and extensive observations in the field
Conclusion was that Montserrat’s solid waste management methods were appropriate; however, results no longer apply since volcanic eruptions (1995 to present)
Bachelor of Arts in Geography, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Summa Cum Laude
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and some ArcGIS
Outstanding Teaching Associate, Department of Geography, University of Tennessee, 1995, 2001
Webb Bauer Award for Outstanding Geography Undergraduate, Department of Geography, Humboldt State University, 1993
Otis Freeman Award for Best Undergraduate Paper (Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers: Case Study of the Oxnard Plain), Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, 1992
Award for Excellence of Scholarship, Association of American Geographers and National Council
for Geography Education, 1992
Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Gamma Theta Upsilon, and Pi Gamma Mu honor societies
Leah is intelligent, educated and experienced, but her greatest strength as a teacher is her excellent ability to teach in different ways to different students. She understands and embraces different learning styles and adapts her teaching to most effectively help her students. She is dedicated to her profession and is truly thrilled to see a student not just learn but fully comprehend their studies.
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