Advisory Board

Penn State's Online Geospatial Education Advisory Board provides an annual evaluation of the MGIS degree and our geospatial education certificate programs. The Advisory Board also provides strategic advice on how the programs can best respond to the needs of geospatial professionals and society.

External Advisory Board Members

Mamata Akella, Senior Cartographer, CARTO

Christopher Cappelli, Director of Sales, Esri

Robert Cheetham, President, Azavea

Chris Goranson, Engagement Manager, 18F + GSA

Susan Kalweit, NGA

David Nale, President/CEO, eMap International

Linda Ratsep, Vice President, Ratsep Group

Rebecca Somers, President, Somers St. Clair

Paul Schneider, Economic Development Engineer, Georgia Power.

Adena Schutzberg, Founder, ABS Consulting Group, Inc.

Greg Smith, Chief Scientist, NGA (Retired)

Penn State Advisory Board Members

Robert Brooks, Professor, Geography

Frederico Fonseca, Director, Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) and Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

Stephen Matthews, Professor, Sociology

Kelleann Foster, Professor, Landscape Architecture