GIS/GIScience Researchers & Staff at Oregon State


Teaching and Research Faculty | Research Assistants/Associates

Oregon State faculty members and research assistants conduct research in GIS and geographic information science in a number of departments throughout the university. These include the departments of Fisheries and Wildlife, Forest Engineering, Resources & Management, Forest Ecosystems & Society, Biological & Ecological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Crop and Soil Science, and the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS).

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Teaching and Research Faculty

Abbott, Mark, R., Professor, Oceanography, Dean, CEOAS
PhD, University of California, Davis; coupling of mesoscale biological and physical processes, Lagrangian drifters to study optical properties and fluorescence in the upper ocean, analysis of spatial and temporal patterns of phytoplankton as observed from satellites, interaction of eastern boundary currents with basin-scale processes.
Email: mabbott-at-coas.oregonstate.edu
Arras, Tracy, Instructor, Civil Engineering
MS, California State University-Fresno; GIS, remote sensing, image processing.
Email: tracy.arrast-at-engr.oregonstate.edu
Bailey, Mike, Professor, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
PhD, Purdue University; Scientific visualization, solid freeform fabrication, design for manufacturing and assembly, geometric modeling, stereographics/virtual reality, hardcopy, color theory, and user interaction.
Email: mjb-at-eecs.oregonstate.edu
Boggess, William G., Professor and Chair of Agricultural and Resource Economics
PhD, Iowa State University; interactions between agriculture and the environment (water allocation, groundwater contamination, surface water pollution, water and environmental policy); applied decision theory under risk and uncertainty, stochastic/dynamic simulation and optimization techniques.
Email: bill.boggess-at-oregonstate.edu
Bolte, John P., Professor, Biological & Ecological Engineering
PhD, Auburn University; mathematical modeling and simulation of agricultural, aquacultural and environmental systems, GIS-based spatial modeling, artificial intelligence applications in bioresource management.
Email: boltej-at-engr.orst.edu
Bond, Barbara, Professor, Forest Ecosystems & Society
PhD, Oregon State University; remote sensing, forest tree physiology
Email: Barbara.Bond-at-oregonstate.edu
Coakley, James A., Jr., Professor Emeritus, CEOAS
PhD, University of California, Berkeley; atmospheric radiation, remote sensing, clouds and climate.
Email: coakley-at-coas.oregonstate.edu
Cohen, Warren, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service PNRS
PhD, Colorado State University; remote sensing, scaling field-based ecological information to landscape and regional levels, forest structure
Email: Warren.Cohen-at-oregonstate.edu
Coop, Len, Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Botany and Plant Pathology
PhD, Oregon State University; integrated pest management, decision support systems, phenology and systems modeling, GIS, the web, and IPM delivery systems
Email: coopl-at-bcc.orst.edu
Daly, Chris, Professor (Senior Research), EECS, Chief Scientist of Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering
PhD, Oregon State University; climatology, meteorology, author of the PRISM climate parameter expert system.
Email: daly-at-nacse.org
de Silva, Shan, Professor, CEOAS
PhD, The Open University, UK; volcanology, remote sensing, GIS.
Email: desilvas-at-geo.oregonstate.edu
Dietterich, Tom, Professor, Computer Science
PhD, Stanford University; adaptive computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence
Email: tgd-at-cs.orst.edu
Edwards, Mark, Associate Professor, Sociology
PhD, University of Washington; research methods and statistics, stratification, GIS and society.
Email: medwards-at-oregonstate.edu
Fern, Xiaoli, Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
PhD, Purdue University; Machine learning, data mining and knowledge discovery.
Email: xfern-at-eecs.oregonstate.edu
Freilich, Michael H., Professor, CEOAS
PhD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; surface wave modelling, nearshore processes, microwave ocean remote sensing.
Email: mhf-at-coas.oregonstate.edu
Goldfinger, Chris, Professor, CEOAS
PhD, Oregon State University; seafloor imaging, mapping and visualization, marine GIS, subduction earthquakes, accretion and erosion of active margins
Email: gold-at-coas.oregonstate.edu
Graham, Jim, Courtesy Assistant Professor, CEOAS
PhD, Colorado State University; GIS, ecology, cyberinfrastructure, web mapping
Email: jim-at-nrel.colostate.edu
Grant, Gordon, Research Hydrologist U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Research Station and Courtesy Professor, CEOAS
PhD, Johns Hopkins University; fluvial geomorphology of mountain-forest streams.
Email: grantg-at-fsl.orst.edu
Guzy, Michael, Assistant Professor (Senior Research), Biology & Ecological Engineering
PhD, UC-Riverside, GIS for simulation, statistical, and mathematical modeling of biophysical systems and their interactions with social processes
Email: guzym-at-engr.orst.edu
Hammer, Roger, Assistant Professor, Sociology
PhD, University of Wisconsin; ecological demography, rural sociology, migration, GIS.
Email: rhammer-at-oregonstate.edu
Hannaway, David, Professor, Crop and Soil Science
PhD, University of Kentucky; forage crops, GIS-based mapping technologies for climate, soils, and species characteristics
Email: david.hannaway-at-oregonstate.edu
Huddleston, J. Herbert, Professor, Soil Science
PhD, Iowa State University; soil morphology, classification and survey, land use.
Email: huddlesj-at-css.orst.edu
Hunter-Zaworski, Kate, Associate Professor, Civil & Construction Engineering, Director, National Center for Accessible Transportation
PhD, Oregon State University; transportation engineering, transportation GIS
Email: hunterz-at-engr.orst.edu
Johnson, Douglas E., Professor, Rangeland Ecology and Management
PhD, Colorado State; spatial behavior and movement of livestock on landscapes, monitoring and quantification of rangeland vegetation, GIS.
Email: douglas.e.johnson-at-oregonstate.edu
Jones, Julia A., Professor, CEOAS
PhD, Johns Hopkins University; spatial analysis in ecology and geosciences, soils, geomorphology, effects of land use on forest hydrology.
Email: geojulia-at-comcast.net
Kennedy, Robert, Assistant Professor, CEOAS, (geographic information science)
Email: rkennedy-at-coas.oregonstate.edu
Kimerling, A. Jon, Professor Emeritus, CEOAS
PhD, University of Wisconsin; cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems.
Email: kimerlia-at-geo.oregonstate.edu
Lancaster, Stephen, Associate Professor, CEOAS
PhD, MIT; fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, GIS
Email: Stephen.Lancaster-at-oregonstate.edu
Marble, Duane, Courtesy Professor, CEOAS
PhD, University of Washington; GIS, quantitative techniques, computer modeling and simulation.
Email: dmarble-at-Oregonfast.net
Minoura, Toshi, Associate Professor Emeritus, Computer Science
PhD, Stanford University; GIS, web GIS, distributed interactive software, distributed structural active-object systems
Email: minoura-at-cs.orst.edu
Nolin, Anne, Professor, CEOAS
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara; remote sensing of snow and ice (hyperspectral, multispectral, multiangular, microwave), digital image processing, cryosphere-climate interactions, snow hydrology
Email: nolina-at-geo.oregonstate.edu
Noller, Jay, Professor, Crop and Soil Science, Associate Department Head
PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder; landscape pedology, soilgeomorphology, GIS
Email: jay.noller-at-oregonstate.edu
Olsen, Mike, Assistant Professor, Civil & Construction Engineering
PhD, University of California, San Diego; geomatics engineering, digital terrain modeling, applications of terrestrial laser scanning and GIS to earthquake, liquefaction, and coastal hazards
Email: michael.olsen-at-oregonstate.edu
Pancake, Cherri, Professor and Intel Faculty Fellow, Computer Science
PhD, Auburn University; usability engineering, parallel processing, user interfaces, distributed databases and computing, Director of Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering.
Email: pancake-at-cs.orst.edu
Reitsma, Rene, Professor, College of Business
PhD, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands; cartography of information space, information systems, information management.
Email: reitsmar-at-bus.oregonstate.edu
Reuter, Ron, Associate Professor, Natural Resources, OSU Cascades Campus
PhD, University of Minnesota; soils and landscape ecology, forest resources, GIS.
Email: ron.reuter-at-oregonstate.edu
Righetti, Timothy, L., Professor, Horticulture
PhD, University of California, Davis; mineral nutrition of plants, plant physiology, image processing, remote sensing, GIS
Email: righettt-at-bcc.orst.edu
Ripple, William J., Professor, Forest Ecosystems & Society
PhD, Oregon State University; remote sensing, GIS.
Email: bill.ripple-at-oregonstate.edu
Schultz, Robert, J., Professor, Civil Engineering
MSCE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; cadastral, geodetic, and photogrammetric surveying.
Email: robert.schultz-at-oregonstate.edu
Sessions, John, University Distinguished Professor, Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
PhD, Oregon State University, geospatial technology education, wood transportation, international forestry
Email: john.sessions-at-oregonstate.edu
Spies, Thomas A., Courtesy Professor, USDA Forest Service
PhD, University of Michigan; landscape ecology, ecology and management of old-growth forests, forest succession.
Email: spiest-at-fsl.orst.edu
Turner, David P., Associate Professor (Senior Research), Forest Ecosystems & Society
PhD, Washington State University; biogenic emissions, global ecology.
Email: turnerd-at-fsl.orst.edu
Wing, Michael, Associate Professor (Senior Research), Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
PhD, Oregon State University; spatial applications and environmental research, stream habitat, visibility analysis, GIS, remote sensing, spatial statistics
Email: Michael.Wing-at-oregonstate.edu
Wright, Dawn J., Courtesy Professor, CEOAS
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara; marine and coastal GIS, ocean informatics, seafloor mapping
Email: Email form
Zhang, Eugene, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
PhD, Georgia Tech, computer graphics, scientific visualization, computational geometry and topology
Email: zhange-at-eecs.oregonstate.edu

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Research Assistants/Associates, Staff

Adam, Ryan, Software Research Engineer, Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (GIS)
Email: adamryan-at-nacse.org
Ashkenas, Linda, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Fisheries & Wildlife (GIS, stream ecology, environmental history)
Email: Linda.Ashkenas-at-oregonstate.edu
Becker, Laurie, Instructor, CEOAS (GIS, environmental management and conservation)
Email: beckelo-at-science.oregonstate.edu
Bobal, Alison, Science and Public Health Librarian, Valley Library
Email: alison.bobal-at-oregonstate.edu
Bobbitt, Andra, Senior Faculty Research Assistant/GIS Specialist, NOAA Vents Group, OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (GIS)
Email: andra.bobbitt-at-noaa.gov
Doggett, Matt, Senior Meteorologist, Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (GIS)
Email: doggett-at-nacse.org
Follett, Tomas, Faculty Research Assistant/Database Manager, OSU Marine Mammal Institute (GIS)
Email: tomas.follett-at-oregonstate.edu
Golding, Shaun, Faculty Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, (GIS, rural land use planning)
Email: sgolding-at-oregonstate.edu
Gregory, Matt, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society, (GIS, spatial modeling)
Email: matt.gregory-at-oregonstate.edu
Halbleib, Michael, GIS Specialist, Northwest Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (GIS)
Email: halbleib-at-nacse.org
Kagan, Jimmy, Oregon Biodiversity Information Center Director, Institute for Natural Resources - Portland, (biodiversity planning and management)
Email: jimmy.kagan-at-oregonstate.edu
Keon, Dylan, Chief Technologist, Northwest Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering (Web GIS)
Email: keon-at-nacse.org
McCune, Myrica,, Project Manager/GIS Analyst, Oregon Explorer program, Institute for Natural Resources (GIS, data access, metadata, soils data, and mapping tools.)
Email: myrica.mccune-at-oregonstate.edu
Merle, Susan, Senior Faculty Research Assistant/GIS Specialist, NOAA Vents Group, OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (GIS)
Email: susan.merle-at-noaa.gov
Meyers, S. Mark, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, CEOAS (GIS, geographical analysis, wildlife science)
Email: meyerss-at-geo.oregonstate.edu
Olsen, Keith, GIS Specialist, Forest Ecosystems & Society (GIS, programming)
Email: keith.olsen-at-oregonstate.edu
Onstott, Curt, Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Crop and Soil Science (GIS)
Email: Curt.Onstott-at-oregonstate.edu
Rempel, Marc, Technical Program Manager, OSU Valley Library (GIS)
Email: marc.rempel-at-oregonstate.edu
Valentine, Theresa, Spatial Information Manager, Forestry Sciences Lab (GIS)
Email: theresa.valentine-at-oregonstate.edu
Van Vliet, Dan, Mapping Coordinator, Facilities Services
Email: dan.vanVliet-at-oregonstate.edu
Walsh, Kuuipo, Director, GIScience Certificate Program (GIS, web mapping, metadata, marine resource management, marine pollution)
Email: kuuipo.walsh-at-oregonstate.edu
Wirth, Andrea, Science Librarian, Valley Library
Email: andrea.wirth-at-oregonstate.edu
White, Denis, Faculty Research Associate, CEOAS, (GIS, cartography, geographic analysis and synthesis)
Email: white.denis-at-epa.gov

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