Prof. Zonia Baber

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Mary Arizona Baber

Also Known As: "Zonia"
Death: 1955 (93)
Place of Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Lansing Ingham County Michigan
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Amos Baber and Nancy Rebecca Baber
Sister of Helen Baber

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About Prof. Zonia Baber

Zonia Baber, associate professor, and head of the Geography and Geology department, University of Chicago.

Mary Arizona ‘Zonia’ Baber (1862-1955) is recognized as a pioneer in geography education, and an important figure in promoting equal rights of women and minorities. She emphasized the importance of practical fieldwork and laboratory work in geography teaching, and the importance of applying geographic concepts rather than just memorizing names and places, pedagogic approaches that are still praised and encouraged today.

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Age 93
Evergreen Cemetery Lansing Ingham County Michigan