Melanie E. Carden-Jessen


Geography Geology and Planning

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Geography Geology and Planning
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MS, Resource Planning, 1998, Missouri State University
  • BSEd, Earth Science Comprehensive, 1996, Missouri State University


  • GRY 240 Earth Science for Teachers
  • GRY 315 Service Learning
  • SCI 493/494 Supervised Student Teaching

Research and professional interests

  • Earth science education
  • Missouri learning standards and assessment

Awards and honors

  • CNAS Faculty Excellence in Service Award, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Missouri State University, 2020
  • Student Nominated Award for Faculty/Staff Excellence, Missouri State University 2019
  • Governor's Award for Recycling and Recycling Education, Governor Roy Blunt, 2008
  • Springfield News-Leader Environmental Trailblazer, Springfield News-Leader 2004
  • Awarded Outstanding Service Award, Boy Scouts, 2004
  • Instructor of the Year, Missouri Hunter Education Instructor's Association, 2005

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