Geographic Information Gis Expert 381511 IL

Expertise Description

I have more than 25 years experience in information technology (IT) and geographic information systems (GIS) and associated technology application areas (e.g., asset management, document / records management, permit management / tracking, public safety management and dispatch, and others). I am an expert with the operations and IT systems supporting state and local agencies. I have experience with needs assessment, business process evaluation and improvement, technical design, database management and implementation support. I have technical expertise in IT/GIS design and implementation areas, including database design and administration, application design and implementation support; software and database quality assurance; Web-based services; IT / GIS standards and best practices; and system/network configuration and administration; and system integration. I have detailed knowledge of commercial providers of products and services provided to the GIS and IT community. I have experience with technology management and governance with broad work experience in such areas as business process analysis, IT program funding, organizational structures, inter-organizational agreements, staff development, and legal / policy analysis.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Geographic information system (GIS) and information technology (IT) situation assessment and requirements evaluation; GIS and IT technical design (software, databases, applications); Business processes and organization evaluation and improvement; Recommendations on technical and organizational standards and best practices; Software, applications, and database development quality control and quality assurance; Preparation of IT, GIS, and organizational management strategic plan, business plans, and implementation plans; Support in formal procurement of IT and GIS products and services and vendor selection and contract development; Cost / Benefit evaluation and business case preparation for IT and GIS initiatives; IT and GIS project management, oversight, and implementation support; Workshop and special course instruction on GIS and IT topics and practices; System planning and implementation support for USDA Women, Infant, Children (WIC) Programs.


BachelorsGeography and Mathematics specialization in cartography and remote sensingState University of New York – Albany
MastersGeography and GeologyWestern Illinois University
Certificate ProgramInformation TechnologyUniversity of Louisville Delphi

Licenses Certifications

Certified GIS Professional (GISP) from the GIS Certification Institute
Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute
Certified Mapping Scientist – GIS / LIS
American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) (for XP OS Administration)
Certified Internet Web Design Master (CIW Program)

Awards & Affiliation

Horwood Distinguished Service Award -Special Award for long-term service to URISA and GIS profession
URISA Leadership Award
President's Award for Practical Papers
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Horwood Award for best Conference paper
entitled Facing Reality in GIS Implementation…

Primary Affiliation

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URSA)

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases