Listee Features — Geography

VALENE LUCY SMITH

Looking to gain a better understanding of the world and its people, Valene Lucy Smith has dedicated her life to anthropology, geography, and tourism. She has loved traveling since childhood, and has been to almost every country in the world. These experiences taught her that there is more to her field than people understand and led her to teaching travel geography and tourism. This is also what separates Dr. Smith from her peers; while many other anthropologists are caught up in human behavior, she looks at human behavior as a response to different environments, land areas, and uses. Over the years, she has published her findings in books like “Hosts and Guests Revisited” and “Tourism Alternatives: Potentials and Problems in

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JANICE EDITH JONES MONK

When Janice Edith Jones Monk was younger, her father taught her the value of having wide global interests. She loved learning, so she thought Australia’s education scholarship program would be a perfect fit: the government would pay for her academic endeavors as long as she became a public school teacher. Another requirement was that she had to take four subjects that could be combined with teaching. Psychology was mandatory, and English and history were easy fill-ins. Dr. Jones Monk selected geography as her fourth on a whim. Little did she know, however, that this decision would set the course for the rest of her career. The geography program at the University of Sydney was very active. There were only about

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