GeoVISTA Faculty Associates

Learn about our Director and Associate Director at left. Though we are based in Geography, our faculty affiliates come from multiple colleges on campus:

Clio Andris

Clio Andris

Assistant Professor of GIScience: Geography
Interests:
Human Behavior, Institutions, and Social Systems
Education:
Ph.D., Urban Information Systems, MIT

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Todd BacastowTodd Bacastow

Professor of Practice: Dutton e-Education Institute
Interests:
GIS Development, Organizational Aspects of GIS
Education:
Ph.D. and M.S., Geography, Penn State; B.S., Engineering, U.S. Military Academy

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Justine BlanfordJustine Blanford

Research Associate: Department of Geography
Interests:
GIS, spatial analysis, spatial and temporal ecology of disease, application development, environmental monitoring and management
Education: Ph.D., Imperial College
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Cindy BrewerCynthia Brewer

Professor: Department of Geography
Interests:
Cartography; Map Design; Color Theory; Symbolization; Census Mapping; Epidemiological Mapping
Education: Ph.D. and M.A., Geography, Michigan State; Hons. B.A., Fine Arts, Univ. of Guelph, Canada
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Guoray CaiGuoray Cai

Assistant Professor: Information Sciences & Technology
Interests:
Human-GIS Collaboration; Geographic Information Retrieval; Spatial Databases
Education: Ph.D., Information Science, University of Pittsburgh; M.A., Geography, West Virginia University
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Guido CervoneGuido Cervone

Associate Professor of Geoinformatics: Department of Geography & Institute for Cyberscience
Interests: remote sensing, environmental hazards, geoinformatics, social media
Education: Ph.D., Computational Sciences and Informatics; M.S., Computer Science
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Fred FonsecaFred Fonseca

Associate Professor: Information Sciences & Technology
Interests:
Ontologies, Spatial Cognition, Interoperability, Environmental Systems
Education: Ph.D., Spatial Info. Science & Engr. Univ. of Maine; M.A., Public Admin., Comp. Science, the Gov't School of Joao Pinheiro Found., Brazil
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Deryck HoldsworthDeryck Holdsworth

Professor: Geography
Interests:
Urban and historical geography, cultural geography, GIS
Education: Ph.D., M.A., Univ. of British Columbia, Canada; B.A., Univ. of Newcastle, Tyne, UK
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Fritz KesslerFritz Kessler

Associate Professor: MGIS Program, Dutton e-Education Institute
Interests: geographical visualization, cartography, map projections, datums, coordinate systems
Education: Ph.D., Geography, University of Kansas; M.S., Geography, Penn State; B.S., Geography, Ohio University
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Alex KlippelAlexander Klippel

Assistant Professor: Geography
Interests:
Spatial Cognition, Geographic Event Conceptualization, Wayfinding, Location Based Services, Multimodal Communication, Conceptual Modeling
Education: Ph.D., Informatics, Univ. of Bremen, Germany; Diploma (M.A.), Physical Geography, Trier, Germany
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Henry LinHenry Lin

Assistant Professor: Hydropedology/Soil Hydrology, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
Interests:
Geospatial analysis, data mining & knowledge discovery, GIS & env. modeling, online mapping
Education: Ph.D., Soil Science, Texas A&M University; M.S., Soil Science, The Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Mike McNeeseMike McNeese

Professor: Information Science & Technologies
Interests:
Geo-Collaborative Technology; Human Computer Interaction; Visuo-Spatial Cognition
Education: Ph.D., Cognitive Science, Vanderbilt University; M.A., Experimental Cognitive Psychology, Univ. of Dayton
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Doug MillerDoug Miller

Assistant Professor: Geography
Interests:
Land Surface Processes; Remote Sensing; Decision Support Systems; GIScience
Education: Ph.D., Soil Science, Penn State; M.S., Agronomy, Penn State
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Prasenjit MitraPrasenjit Mitra

Associate Professor: Information Sciences and Technology
Interests:
Database Systems, Semantic Web, Digital Libraries, Information Retrieval, Artificial Intelligence
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University; M.S., Computer Science, The University of Texas at Austin
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Scott PezanowskiScott Pezanowski

Research Analyst: Geography
Interests: Web Mapping, Java programming, Open Source GIS, Cartography, GIScience, Remote Sensing
Education: M.S., Geography, University of South Carolina; B.S., Geography, Penn State
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Anthony RobinsonAnthony Robinson

Assitant Director of the GeoVISTA Center
Interests:
Geovisualization, Cartography, Epidemiology, Interface/Interaction Design
Education: Ph.D., Geography, Penn State: M.S. Geography, Penn State
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Alexander 
            SavelyevAlexander Savelyev

Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Interests: Geovisualization, GIS, cartography
Education: B.A. St. Petersburg State University; M.A. University of Northern Iowa, Ph.D., Geography, Penn State
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Jan Oliver WallgrünJan Oliver Wallgrün

Postdoctoral Research Scholar: Geography
Interests:
GIScience, Spatial and Temporal Modeling and Reasoning, Artificial Intelligence, Spatial Cognition
Education: Ph.D., Informatics, Univ. of Bremen, Germany; Diploma (M.A.), Informatics, Univ. of Hamburg, Germany
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