1996 - 2002 Ph.D., University of Florida, Major: Geography
1994 - 1996 MA, University of Florida, Major: Latin American Studies
1990 - 1994 BA, University of Florida, Major: Geography. Valedictorian
· KSU Foundation 2019 Outstanding Teaching Award, Kennesaw State University.
· KSU CHSS 2019 Outstanding Teaching Award, Kennesaw State University.
· National Teaching Award - 2018 Recipient of the Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). This award honors those who have made extraordinary contributions to the teaching and learning of geography at the post-secondary level
· State (BOR) Teaching (SOTL) Award - Recipient of the 2016 Regents’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, University System of Georgia
Educating Beyond the Nest (KSU Investigator): https://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?m=59834&i=658218&p=26
KSU Sustainability: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NINDUeOJwyk&t=13s
Exemplary Online Faculty: https://mediaspace.kennesaw.edu/media/Exemplary+Online+FacultyA+Vanessa+Slinger-Friedman/1_n1xnfj2r