Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment, follows John Byron Plato's path from farmer in his mid-30s to inventor of several inventions including the “Clock System,” which assigned addresses to rural residences without house numbers.
At the start of the spring 2022 semester, the Maxwell School’s Geography and the Environment Department welcomed two new faculty members, one of whom was hired as part of the University’s research clusters initiative.
The most commonly used maps are those on smartphones and they don’t always accurately represent the world as it is, says Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment.
Geographical Magazine, the National Geographic of the U.K., named "How to Lie with Maps" by Mark Monmonier, distinguished professor of geography and the environment, as one of the eight essential books for geographers.
"It’s probably indicative of the special respect for maps, that he [President Trump] thought that his alteration of this map would take precedence over the facts that were already printed on it," says Distinguished Professor of Geography Mark Monmonier. "We need to be ever more vigilant of the way in which maps might be altered, disrespected, or suppressed."