Dr. Ken Martis
Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
WVU Role: Professor, Department of Geology and Geography
Big Achievement so Far: Selected as 2007 West Virginia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
What I Started: I don't teach my students geography, but instead teach them to be geographers, getting them to think in terms of locations, space, and distance, and retain new ways of thinking. I believe that with hope, students can change themselves and the world.