Consultant Bio

Lili Monk

Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, Maryland / Human Geography

Lili has conducted numerous AP® teacher workshops and summer institutes, including two workshops at the AP® National Conference. She has worked as an AP® Human Geography reader, table leader, question leader and Assistant Chief Reader for thirteen years and served on the AP® Human Geography Test Development Committee from 2006-2013. In 2016, she served as editorial consultant to the AP test preparation guide of Pearson’s The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography textbook. Most recently, Lili has developed lessons to accompany a video based course for students in Minnesota called AgCultures on agricultural developments in Argentina.


In 2011, she received a Distinguished Teacher Award from the Fulbright Foundation to research and teach in Argentina. Her research on the impact of trains on depopulation of small towns led to the publication of an article in The Geography Teacher magazine in 2013, which received the Best Content Article award from the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) in 2014. Lili is the author of several other geography articles including Beijing: A City in Search of its Destiny, also published in the Geography Teacher in 2015, and New Trends in Cities and Suburbs in Advanced Placement Human Geography co-authored with Lisa Benton-Short and published in the Journal of Geography in 2016. Lili received a Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education in 2012. She was named one of 50 national Geography Teacher Fellows by the American Geographical Society in 2016 and 2017. She is a member of the advisory committee of the Maryland Geographic Alliance.


Lili Monk taught both high school and college in Maryland. She currently teaches AP Human Geography at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, MD.. Lili Monk received her B.A. in History and Political Science (Magna Cum Laude) from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has a Masters in International and Public Affairs (MIPA) from Columbia University (1978) and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Johns Hopkins University (2000).


Lili speaks six languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, and Hebrew. Lili is married and has two children. She enjoys hiking, biking, swimming and of course, traveling!