Jennifer L. Gordy
Program Management Specialist
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Michael S. Scott, PhD
Dr. Scott is a professor of Geography and Geosciences at SU and is director of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC) as well as being interim Dean of the Henson School. He holds a master's and PhD in Geography, specializing in geographic information science, from the University of South Carolina. To date, his research at Salisbury University has focused on the use of GIS technology to support local government applications such as public transit routing, tracking failing septic systems, and analyzing land use patterns.
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Arthur J. Lembo, Jr., PhD
Dr. Lembo is an associate professor of Geography and Geosciences at SU and is co-director of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC). He received his BS in Geography from SUNY College at Oneonta (1987), MS in Geography from SUNY Buffalo (1989) and his PhD in Environmental Resource Engineering from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. His specializations include spatial analysis, spatial database design, and the use of advanced information technologies for geo-processing
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Stuart Hamilton, PhD
MSGISM Graduate Program Director
Stu Hamilton is an Associate Professor of Geography and Geosciences at SU as well as being the GIS Graduate Program Director. His research interests are global environmental change and human-environment interaction. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Geographers (FRGS) as well as a certified GIS Professional (GISP). He holds a BS in Geography and Applied Social Science from Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK, a MA in Geography (GIS) from the SUNY at Buffalo, and a PHD in Geography from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Hoon Cha, PhD
Dr. Cha is an assistant professor of Information and Decision Sciences at SU. He teaches courses in operations and database management and current research interests include IT outsourcing/offshoring, the economic value of IT and knowledge management.
Leonard Arrvi, PhD
Arvi is an Associate Professor of Finance in the Economics and Finance Department in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University. His teaching interests are in Real Estate Finance, Investments, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets & Institutions. His current research interests are in the Behavioral Finance, Capital Budgeting, Investments, Real Estate and Technology in Teaching issues.
Dollins is an adjunct professor in the Department of Geography & Geosciences at Salisbury University. He has 24 years as a consultant developing software and implementing geospatial systems for government, commercial, and non-profit users. His work has focused on modeling the behaviors of infrastructure networks. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (1992). He is currently the Chief Information Officer and GIO at Spatial Networks, Inc.
Sarah Surak, PhD
Dr. Surak is an associate professor and holds a joint appointment in the departments of Political Science and Environmental Studies at Salisbury University and co-Directs the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. She received her BA in political science (2003) and a Masters of Public Administration (2006) from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Ph.D. in Planning, Governance and Globalization from Virginia Tech (2012). Her teaching and research interests include civic engagement, environmental policy and political theory, public administration, and modern political and social theory.
Lauren D. McDermott, GISP, MS
McDermott is the GEOG 519 instructor in the MSGISM program as well as overseeing numerous student internships and CoOps. In her fulltime job she is the Practice Manager of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC). She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Salisbury University in 2001 and a Master of Science degree in GIS Management from Salisbury University in 2012. Lauren earned her GISP Certification in 2014. She has worked as a GIS Analyst for the Mapping Science Group at SU and as a freelance cartographer. She helped launch the ESRGC in 2004 as its first employee. At the ESRGC, she has served in many capacities as a GIS analyst, cartographer, business manager, student intern supervisor, and GIS project manager. Currently as the practice manager for the ESRGC, she is responsible for the day to day operations of the ESRGC, overseeing all GIS projects, employees, and interns, as well as being responsible for project completion and quality control.
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