Professor Emeritus and Former Center Director
Hugh is an Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, and the former Director of the former Center for Earth Observation from 2008-2013. Hugh is a renowned expert in applications of geospatial analytics and geographic information science and technologies to natural resources management and regional planning. Under Hugh’s leadership of the Center, the Graduate GIS Faculty was created, and the Center established the Professional Science Master’s degree in Geospatial Information Science & Technology (MGIST), the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science, and two graduate minors (GIS and Environmental Remote Sensing).
- Hydrologic web-mapping application of Hofmann Forest with GIS approach: Case study (2017)
- An open source web-mapping system for tourism planning and marketing (2014)
- Who's watching your food? A flexible framework for public health monitoring (2012)
- Assessing embedded geospatial student learning outcomes in forestry and natural resources curricula (2011)
- Data integration of pavement markings: A case in transportation asset management (2009)
- Landscape-scale prediction of hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae (Homoptera : Adelgidae), infestation in the southern Appalachian Mountains (2006)