I am a geography professor at Old Dominion University. I’m fortunate to follow my passion conducting environmental research and teaching coastal Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, cartography, and spatial analysis to address coastal environmental problems and hazards.

I have been a Director of various GIS/remote sensing laboratories at ODU and ECU, developed educational certificate programs in coastal and GIS applications, directed the ECU Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) Engagement Center, GIScience Center, and Coastal and Marine Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (COAS.)  My research and management experiences include service on the Virginia Geographic Information Network, a director of the Remote Sensing Specialty Group and Chair of the Coastal and Marine Specialty Group (AAG).  Recently I was the Chair of the Board of the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP.) Presently, I am a senior fellow with the Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding Resiliency (CCRFR.)

Besides being a professor, I am also an ODU alum (Bachelor of Science in geography with geology minor), a Tar Heel fan (UNC-Chapel Hill Ph.D. in Geography), and I studied abroad (undergrad exchange student at University of the South Pacific, Fiji Islands, and also a Fulbright Faculty Scholar, University of Turku, Finland.)

My pastimes include surfing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, and swimming. I am also a part-time wind forecaster (iWindsurf.com and others). I hope to see you in the lab, the classroom, or on the water…