Michael De Mers

Michael De Mers

Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Present

Special Appointment to the Graduate Faculty

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
Jan 2013 - Present

Section Editor

Geography Compass
1986 - 1993

Assistant Professor of Geography

The Ohio State University
1985 - 1986

Assistant Professor of Geography

University of North Texas
1983 - 1984

Assistant Professor of Geography

Mankato State University

Education

Education
2007 - 2007

OTL Certificate

1983 - 1985

Ph.D.

University of Kansas
Aug 1980 - May 1983

MPh

University of Kansas
1976 - 1980

MS

The University of North Dakota
1969 - 1974

BSEd

The University of North Dakota

Honors and Awards

2011 NMSU Teaching Academy Teaching Innovation Award

2010 James R. Anderson Medal of Honor in Applied Geography

2006 Who's Who in America

2004 Who's Who in Social Science Education

2003 Highest Award for Achievement: Dale Carnegie Training

2003 Certificate of Completion: Dale Carnegie Training

Summary

I teach Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), GIS Institutional Design, Geodatabase Design, and Landscape Ecology.  I am currently putting a lot of energy into learning how to use virtual worlds like Second Life as a venue for teaching GIS concepts and ideas.   My research areas are effective methods of GIS Education and rapid environmental assessment methodologies in arid environments.  I also write textbooks and tradebooks on GIS.  My latest entry is GIS for Dummies.

Books in Print

Article pdf files

Certificates

Skills

Skills

ArcInfo/ArcGIS

Certifications

Certifications

Jan 2011 - Present

Vice Chair for External Relations

National Council for Geographic Education
2008 - Present

Editorial Board Member

Geography Compass
2010 - Present

Associate Editor

International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments
Jan 2011 - Present

Editorial Board Member

International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research
Apr 2011 - Present

Editorial Referee

Review of International Geographic Education Online
Jan 2013 - Present

Section Editor

Geography Compass
2009 - 2013

Vice Chair

Geography Education Specialty Group, AAG

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