Geography, Social Science and History EducationFaculty - Assistant Professor of Geography Education/Social Science Education
Lisa Tabor is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Social Science Education at the University of Northern Iowa. She teaches both geography and secondary social studies education classes and she loves it. Lisa mainly does research in geography education, emphasizing geospatial skills and teaching climate change but is always open to a good opportunity outside of her specialty. Her students are the primary focus of what Lisa does and she cares deeply about classroom culture; creativity and reality drives her educational philosophy. When not teaching or reading and writing the literature, she is daydreaming, doing yoga, or playing with her beloved dog.
PhD Curriculum and Instruction – Kansas State University, 2016
MA in Geography – Kansas State University, 2011
BA in Spanish and International Studies – Kansas State University, 2006
Climate Change and Social Justice
Methods of Teaching Secondary Social Studies
Research Methods in Geography
History, Philosophy, and the Nature of Geographic Thought
Geographic Education + GIS Education
Climate Change + Climate Change Education
Social Science Education + STEM Education
Research Methods + Interdisciplinary Studies
2020 Millsaps, Lisa, Larsen, Thomas, Curtis, Mary, and Monakhova, Maria. Geography Education and the Borderlands: Using a Marginalized Discipline to Teach about the Margins. In Walter and Fuerst-Bjelis (Eds.), Globalization, Marginalization and Conflict - Political, Economic and Social Processes, in press. New York: Springer.
2018 Baker, Thomas, Curtis, Mary, and Millsaps, Lisa. GeoTechnologies and the Spatial Citizen. In Shin and Bednarz (Eds.), Spatial Citizenship Education: Citizenship through Geography, pgs. 117-131. New York: Routledge.
2018 Larsen, Thomas, Millsaps, Lisa, Harrington, John, Jr., and Lefferd, Rhonda. Learning Progressions in Geography: What Teachers Need to Know. The Geography Teacher, Vol. 15, No. 2: 55-67.
2018 Eichhorst, Jean and Tabor, Lisa K. Climate Science Language in US Secondary School Student Textbooks, 2002-2012. In Brunn (Ed.), The Changing World Language Map, pgs. 1-18. New York: Springer.
2017 Millsaps, Lisa Tabor and Harrington, John, Jr. A Time-Sensitive Framework for Including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Professional Development Activities for Classroom Teachers. Journal of Geography, Vol. 116, No. 4: 152-164.