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Master of Engineering, 30 April 1998
Applied Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, College of Engineering
Concentration in Natural Resources, Environment, and Ecology Applications.
Graduated with High Distinction.
College of Engineering Scholarship: 1997, 1998.
Bachelor of Science Education
Physics and Mathematics
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Graduated with High Distinction.
Inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma - The National Physics Honor Society,
Class Honors, obtained 3.5/4.0 GPA or higher during career.
Recognized as James B. Angell Scholar for consecutive 4.0 record terms.
Michigan Secondary Education Teaching Certificate.
Montana Secondary Education Teaching Certificate.


Computer Operating Environments: UNIX, Linux, PC (DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98/NT), Macintosh.
GIS / Remote Sensing / Spatial Statistics Software: Arc/Info, ArcView, ArcExplorer, AtlasGIS, IDRISI, ER Mapper, PCI, TNT, UltraMap, GRASS, TransCAD, Desktop Mapping System, Pathfinder, Geographic Calculator, Corcon, S-Plus SpatialStats, SpaceStat.
Other Software: S-Plus, SPSS, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, StarOffice, Convert, MapEdit, Visual Terrain, Visual Animator, NIH Image, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, GNU Image Manipulation Program, XV, Canvas, MatLab, Maple, MovieGear, Netscape, Telnet, FTP, SSH, Emacs, VI, WinZip, Easy-CD Creator, Adaptec Toast, Microstation SE, Norton Utilities, Dr. Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit, Apache HTTP Server.
Programming Languages: Arc Macro Language, Avenue, HTML, JavaScript.
Field/Outdoors: Map and Compass, GPS units, Infrared Thermometer/Radiometer, Leave No Trace Backcountry Camping and Hiking, First Aid, Excellent Driving Record.


GIS/Remote Sensing/Spatial Analysis Specialist September 1998 - present. University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Ann Arbor, MI. Teach graduate students, university faculty, and associated researchers how to incorporate and integrate GIS, remote sensing, and spatial analysis into their research. Assist instruction of graduate-level classes: teaching spatial data analysis, spatial statistics, GIS, and computer related concepts to students in a laboratory setting and on an individual basis. Act as GIS system administrator for cooperative Michigan Department of Natural Resources and University of Michigan Institute for Fisheries Research, providing technical management, assistance, and advisement, including responses to technical information requests by users regarding GIS operations. Work cooperatively with interdisciplinary teams that include university, state, and federal researchers and managers in natural resources and environmental related fields. Help conduct landscape-based analyses of natural resources in the Great Lakes and regional inland lakes and rivers. Research and utilize appropriate methodology and software for spatial statistical and geostatistical analyses of Great Lakes aquatic data. Prepare reports and documentation and present results in a timely manner at regional or national meetings. Co-author technical reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts on results of spatial analysis of Great Lakes aquatic data. Develop Great Lakes region spatial datasets and develop models and tools for research and management of natural resources. Train and supervise intern workers, graduate students, and research collaborators on spatial analysis and GIS related work.

Graduate Research February 1998 - May 1998. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Investigated with two colleagues the relationship between land cover and topography in the San Diego area, testing hypothesis by using Landsat TM and Digital Elevation Model data and ER Mapper remote sensing software to perform slope, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, and map algebra analyses of the Tecolote Canyon region. Developed and implemented with same colleagues a pilot project approach to quantify impervious surfaces using digital aerial orthophotographs and Arc/Info and ArcView GIS software. Assessed accuracy of approach and created GIS coverages of impervious surfaces for easy change detection comparison with multi-temporal data.

Graduate Research September 1997 - May 1998. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Completed with a colleague an investigation of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index for Stinchfield Woods, Dexter Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan, using Landsat TM and AVHRR data. Experience included extensive field checking and georeferencing of the field study area. Constructed a GIS database for the greater Dexter Township area, created appropriate map products, and conducted various network and spatial analyses with Arc/Info and ArcView GIS software.

Research Assistant August 1997 - May 1998. Space Physics Research Lab, Ann Arbor, MI. Assisted principal investigator, project scientists, and chief engineer in joint University of Michigan, Stanford, Navy and Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM) HF Radar project: organizing, archiving, and analyzing data for quality control assurance.

Lidar Design Team Member September 1997 - December 1997. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Communicated and worked effectively as a team member, aiding specifically in the research of the optics for a space-borne lidar system satellite design.

Graduate Research September 1997 - December 1997. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Examined and experimented with the integration of aspects of a spatially dynamic buffer model for riparian zones using various GIS platforms and coverage data from the National Park Service's Alaska Geospatial Clearinghouse.

Intern Teacher January 1997 - May 1997. Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, MI. Undertook full-time teaching convincingly, including planning and teaching of lessons, lecturing and leading discussions, assessing student work, and communicating with administration, faculty and parents. Developed and successfully implemented curriculum for physics class and physics-analysis classes.

Pre-Intern Teacher September 1996 - December 1996. Willow Run High School, Ypsilanti, MI. Contributed constructively to instruction of physics classes which included teaching three consecutive lessons from own six-week curriculum unit created for university practicum. Evaluated different teaching styles and techniques.

Keller Tutor September 1996 - December 1996. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Fulfilled major teaching of college students in a self-paced Electricity and Magnetism Physics course, grading unit tests and answering questions about homework and course material.

Teacher Aid and Tutor January 1996 - May 1996. Community High School, Ann Arbor, MI. Volunteered services in physics classes, assisted with activities, and offered tutoring outside of classroom hours. Evaluated different teaching styles and techniques.

Tutor and Outreach Program Presenter 1994 - 1999. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Tutored undergraduates as an active member of the Society of Physics Students and the Student Astronomical Society. Organized and presented interactive science activities at outreach programs for the public.

Camp Counselor Summer 1995, 1996, 1997. Camp Dexter, Dexter, MI. Planned and led popular sessions like Science Club while efficiently working within a budget. Demonstrated compatibility and leadership ability with the staff and organized activities thoroughly enjoyed by campers according to Director's Performance Appraisal.

Area Director Summer 1994. Camp Teetonkah, Jackson, MI. Established and directed scoutcraft program area which included teaching various merit badge classes like orienteering, camping, and hiking. Coordinated and energetically led dynamic activities that enhanced campers' skills and experience.


Active member of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing,
Attended official ESRI Avenue short course, 1999.
Member of the American Physical Society, a member society of the
American Institute of Physics, and active in APS Forums on Education,
History, and Physics and Society , 1996-1998.
Member of the National Science Teachers Association, 1996-1998.
Member of the Michigan Science Teachers Association, 1996-1998.
Studied German, Ojibwa, and Japanese languages and attained fluency in German.
Active experience as Assistant Scoutmaster of Dexter Boy Scout Troop 477 teaching
outdoor skills and merit badge classes.
Awarded Eagle Scout rank by the Boy Scouts of America.


Available upon request