Title: Associate Professor (Retired)
Company: South Carolina State University
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Bonita Yvonne Jones Manson, a Retired Associate Professor at South Carolina State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education.
An educator for nearly three decades, Dr. Manson started her journey by earning a Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University in 1974. She enhanced her professional standing by obtaining a Master of Science from Texas Southern University in 1984 and a PhD from Kansas State University in 1998, and by joining professional organizations like AFCPE, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the American Education Research Association. She then garnered experience in a variety of hands-on roles. One of Dr. Manson’s first positions in the field was program representative for the University of California Cooperative Extension, followed by adjunct instructor at Chaffey College, teaching assistant at Kansas State University, and assistant professor at Austin Peay State University, Middle Tennessee State University, and South Carolina University. She really found a home at South Carolina University, and stayed there the rest of her career. Dr. Manson advanced to interim chairperson of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in 2006 and associate professor in 2007, and retired in 2016. Despite stepping down from academia, she continues to teach online courses.
Outside of the classroom, Dr. Manson shared her knowledge through writing. She authored “Downsizing Issues: The Impact on Employee Morale and Productivity” in 2004, “The Teacher Education Program: Is There a Vision and Can They Accomplish It: Teacher Education Preparation for Diversity” in 2002, and “Downsizing Issues: Let’s Take a Look at Gender Equity in the Classroom Teacher Education Preparation for Diversity” in 2000. She also contributed to numerous book chapters. Additionally, Dr. Manson spent almost a decade as a nutrition specialist in the city of Riverside, California.
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