Michele Abee

(she, her, hers)

NTT Assistant Professor, Geography

| abeem@wou.edu

Why I chose WOU

It's commitment to students.

At WOU since



fitness, film, backpacking, climbing, white water rafting, and reading a great book

Fun fact

I love to travel.


Charlotte, North Carolina

Favorite book/movie

Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the All Souls Trilogy

Office Hours

open door11:00am-1:00pm11:00am-1:00pm11:00am-1:00pmopen door
if my door is open, come on in.

Course schedule

Fall 2019
11582 GEOG411 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY TR 1400-1550 CH 101

What you will do and learn in my courses

The joy of Geography and Social Sciences is the ability to connect and engage with one's surrounding environment.  In my courses I enjoy creating experiences that foster a sense of community, that are interactive, and connect to real-world issues.  I want students to walk away from a course having the opportunity to have explored the material and can take enough away from the course where they can use the information to engage their knowledge and become a stronger student and person.


PhD Geography, UNC - Greensboro

MA Applied Geography, UNC - Greensboro

BA History and Geography, UNC - Greensboro

Teaching focus

Human Geography, Human-Environment Interaction, Earth Science

Research areas

Geovisualization, History of Cartography, History of Geography, Human-Environment Interaction

Current research

Currently, I am working on turning my dissertation on the Mercator Projection into a series of journal articles.  Since the eighteenth century, the Mercator Projection has dominanted western European and United States world maps.  My research explores why and how this happened by examining science exploartions, voyages of discovery and geopolitics of western Europe.  

Professional memberships

Association of American Geographers

Southeaster Association of American Geographers

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