UAA Department of Geomatics Hires New Faculty, Expands Fourfold
The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Geomatics (www.engr.uaa.alaska.edu/programs/geomatics/index.cfm) recently hired three new faculty members, growing its number of professors from one to four. The new faculty will join the UAA family in fall 2009.
John Ephraim Bean will accept a faculty geomatics position in fall 2009. He comes to Alaska from Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smith, New York where he works as a surveying program coordinator and coordinator of the GIS certificate program. Bean is actively involved in national and state geospatial organizations and brings approximately 20 years of teaching experience to UAA, 10 of which were spent at Central Connecticut State University. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of C onnecticut, and a Doctorate (ABD) in Engineering Studies from Clarkson University.
The UAA Department of Geomatics offers the only geomatics program in Alaska, and encompasses Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Surveying, Mapping, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, Geodesy and Map Projections, and Hydrography. Approximately 60 degree"seeking students are currently enrolled in the Geomatics program. The Department anticipates substantial enrollment growth with its new, extensive high school workshop that as initiated this spring.