Our diverse leadership leverages unique expertise to build a community of researchers and scholars who strive to push the boundaries of geospatial thinking. In addition to center Director Ross Meentemeyer, three associate directors work to advance the mission of the center:
- Associate Director of Geovisualization, Helena Mitasova
- Associate Director of Professional Education, Eric Money
- Associate Director of Spatial Computing & Technology, Raju Vatsavai
Dr. Meentemeyer and Dr. Vatsavai joined NC State as part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster in Geospatial Analytics. As the hub for the cluster, the center serves as a go-to place for interdisciplinary solutions to complex problems. The center director and associate directors are also supported by two directors emeritus, who continue to expand the center’s legacy both nationally and internationally, and an External Advisory Board that provides valuable input and guidance.Browse the Leadership directory
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Dr. Helena Mitasova
This professor of marine, earth and atmospheric sciences is the center's associate director of geovisualization, a faculty fellow and one of the key minds behind Tangible Landscape.
Dr. Hugh Devine
The professor emeritus and former center director mentors undergraduate Caldwell Fellows at NC State to perform service-learning projects using GIS.
Dr. Eric Money
The associate director of professional education was selected by NC State's Office of International Affairs to scout collaboration potential in Prague, Czech Republic.
Dr. Siamak Khorram
A guide to remote sensing co-authored by the founding center director and professor of forestry and environmental resources continues to be a top seller from Springer International.