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UCGIS Symposium 2021: Advancing GIScience-informed Policy Solutions

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Diana Sinton

UCGIS Executive Director

Jennifer Bernstein

Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California

Jeremy Mennis

Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University

Thomas McKeon

Temple University

Shannon Ricci

North Carolina State University

Jeff Stern

University of Pennsylvania

Stephanie Rogers

Auburn University

Junghwan Kim

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Adam Gallaher

University of Connecticut

Lance Brady

National UAS Project Office

Ye Tian

University of Georgia

Amy Hillier

School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania

Eric Sheppard

Department of Geography, UCLA

Jane Read

Department of Geography & the Environment, Syracuse University

Kate Vavra-Musser

Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California

Bo Peng

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Alberto Giordano

Texas State University

Paul Delamater

UNC Chapel Hill

Kenneth Ekpetere

University of Kansas

Xiaojiang Li

Temple University

Jinwoo Park

Texas A&M University

Camelia Kantor

US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

Jin-Kyu Jung

University of Washington

Myung Sik Cho

Michigan State University

Yue Lin

The Ohio State University

Sarbeswar Praharaj

Arizona State University

Katherine Cann

American Geographical Society

Shengjie Lai

University of Southampton, UK

Angela Yao

University of Georgia

Elisabeth Root

The Ohio State University

Wei Luo

National University of Singapore

Cindy Zhang

University of Geography

Gabriel Appiah

Georgia Institute of Technology

Marie Price

George Washington University

Paddington Hodza

Wyoming GIS Center, University of Wyoming

Adam Mathews

Western Michigan University

Shelley Grant

University of Washington

Yongmei Lu

Texas State University

Forrest Bowlick

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Charles Brady III

GIS Certification Institute

Tombo Jones

Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, Virginia Tech

Shrobona Karkun Sen

Temple University

Christian Anderson

University of Washington

Sara McLafferty

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Stacy Warren

Eastern Washington University

Rina Ghose

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Ashleigh Price

The University of Alabama

Dean Griffith

Jones Day

Emily Cone

University of Washington

Michael Emch

UNC Chapel Hill

Addie Schlussel

University of Washington

Mehak Sachdeva

Arizona State University

Molly Miranker

Texas State University

Dana Olsen

University of Washington

Russell Kirby

University of South Florida

Mohsen Ahmadkhani

University of Minnesota

Morgan Rogers

University of California, Los Angeles

Jim Thatcher

University of Washington

Debs Ghosh (she/her)

University of Connecticut

John Wilson

Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California

Shaowen Wang

University of Illinois

Brendan Hurley

George Washington University

Natallia Sianko

Clemson University

Ruiyun Li

University of Oslo, Norway

Joseph Kerski

Esri and University of Denver

william huxhold

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Marianna Pavlovskaya

Hunter College

Jeff Essic

North Carolina State University

Laxmi Ramasubramanian

San Jose State University

Lea Shanley, Ph.D.

International Computer Science Institute

An-Min Wu

University of Southern California

Dana Tomlin

Yale University

Patricia Carbajales-Dale

Clemson University

Miriam Olivares, GISP

Yale University

Joseph Oppong

University of North Texas

Stacy Supak

NC State University

Georgios charisoulis

University of Colorado

Karen Kemp

University of Southern California

enki yoo

University at Buffalo

Andrzej Rutkowski

University of Southern California

Stephen HIrtle

University of Pittsburgh

Jenna Epstein

University of Pennsylvania

Aaron Addison


Beth King

Penn State University

Jennifer N Swift

University of Southern California

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