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Geospatial Science


  • Kurt Piepenburg

    R. William Miller Distinguished Professor in the Natural Sciences; Chair, Geospatial Science Department; Professor of Geospatial Science

    Professor Kurt Piepenburg teaches courses in geomorphology, meteorology, physical geography, remote sensing, and field methods. He previously served Carthage as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.

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  • Joy Mast

    Professor of Geospatial Science

    Professor Joy Mast teaches courses in physical geography, geology of national parks, biogeography, soil science, forest ecology, field methods, and environmental science. She has led study tours to Belize and the Grand Canyon, and runs the Dendroecology Research Lab at Carthage.

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  • Julio Rivera

    Professor of Management and Marketing, and Geospatial Science

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    Julio Rivera is concerned with helping students understand “Big Data” problems and applying different methodologies to their work.  The area of data analytics he focuses on is “Business Geographics” as he integrates a variety of analytic tools in his teaching including Geographic Information Science (GIS), visualization techniques, statistical packages, and spreadsheet programs.  He brings the Business Geographics approach to his courses in Marketing, Statistics, GIS, and Economic Geography and challenges students to solve problems rather than memorize answers.

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  • Wenjie Sun

    Associate Professor of Geospatial Science, Computer Science, and Asian Studies

    Professor Wenjie Sun conducts research projects using GIS and remote sensing techniques to examine land use and land cover change from the perspective of human-environment interaction. She teaches courses in geographic information science (GIS), satellite image and air photo analysis, and human geography.

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  • Matthew Zorn

    Professor of Geospatial Science

    Professor Matt Zorn’s teaching and research interests focus on climatology, environmental conservation, meteorology, natural environmental hazards, hydrology, fluvial/coastal geomorphology, and quantitative methods. In addition to his teaching experience, he worked as a GIS analyst for a consulting firm, and directed a GIS and remote sensing lab for a minorities upward bound program.

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