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Faculty and Staff

Celebrating Faculty and Staff Achievements 2022–2023

Spring blooms around the Memorial Belltower on an April afternoon. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

This past academic year was once again packed with impressive work by our faculty and staff at the Center for Geospatial Analytics. Below is a sampling of the achievements of the Center’s faculty fellows, director and associate directors, research associates and scholars, staff and postdoctoral scholars since last July. Congratulations to all for your accomplishments!

Awards and Honors

Popular Press and Speaking Engagements

  • Research by Research Scholar Chris Jones, Science Communicator Megan Skrip, Postdoctoral Scholar Ben Seliger, Software Engineers Vaclav Petras and Anna Petrasova, and Director Ross Meentemeyer was covered by USA Today. Jones was further quoted in spotted lanternfly coverage by WRAL, NBC Lx, MSN, KRON, Patch and Food & Wine
  • Research co-authored by Postdoctoral Scholar Jing-Huei Huang, Faculty Fellow Laura Tateosian and Associate Director of Social and Behavioral Science Applications Aaron Hipp was covered by
  • Research by Faculty Fellow Anders Huseth was covered by the Soybean Research & Information Network,, WUNC and AccuWeather.
  • Research by Faculty Fellow Bethany Cutts was covered by
  • Research Scholar Georgina Sanchez was quoted or interviewed for her flood risk expertise by CNN, Newsy’s “The Why,” Insurance Journal, CableFree TV, South Florida Sun Sentinel and The Maine Monitor.
  • Research by Faculty Fellow Mirela Tulbure was covered by NASA Landsat Science.
  • Research by Faculty Fellow Laura Tateosian, Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Ariel Saffer, former Research Scholar Chelsey Walden-Schreiner and Research Technologist Makiko Shukunobe was covered by and
  • Research by Faculty Fellow Katie Martin was covered by and AZoCleantech.
  • Research by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Xiaojie Gao and Faculty Fellow Josh Gray was covered by Tech Explorist, CTV News, PiPa News and Nature World News.
  • Associate Director Aaron Hipp was an invited speaker for the Taylor Geospatial Institute’s TGI Seminar series at Saint Louis University.
  • Faculty Fellow Jennifer Richmond-Bryant was interviewed by Fox 5 (Washington, D.C.).
  • Associate Director Eric Money was interviewed for A Very Spatial podcast at the NC GIS Conference.
  • Research by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Kate Jones and Faculty Fellow Jelena Vukomanovic was covered by