Conference Agenda

Friday, November 16th
5:00 PM Cocktail Hour and Map Gallery Opening
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Come by before dinner to pick up your badge, have a drink and spend some time meeting fellow conference attendees. We’ll have the official opening of the map gallery during the cocktail hour, with the poster authors on hand to discuss their work. Map gallery posters will be on display in the Terrace Room for the duration of the conference.

Current list of accepted maps/posters:

  • Mike Winiski, Andrew Woten (Furman University), ‘Remembering … what? Memory, identity and politics II’
  • Corinna Keeler, Jon Caris (Smith College), ‘Smith College Mystery Map’
  • Ashraf Ghaly (Union College), ‘Using Cartographic Maps to Facilitate Data Appreciation for the Spatially Challenged’
  • Corinna Keeler (Smith College), ‘”Recipes for GIS Success”: Making GIS easier and more accessible though videos and humor ‘ [Interactive]
  • Kim Diver (Wesleyan), ‘GIS-based service learning at Wesleyan University: Contributing to the quality of open space in south central Connecticut’
  • Kristen Lukens (St. Norbert’s College), ‘edTPA and GIS – A Perfect Match’ [Interactive]
  • Guillaume Turcotte (Villanova), ‘Web Based Mapping at Villanova University’ [Interactive]
  • Reed Perkins (Queens College), ‘Across Grade Levels, Across Forests, Across Town: A K-5 and University Geospatial Outreach Project’
  • Salim Sawaya (ESRI), ‘Geo-Enabling Aid and Development – The Possibilities of Online and Mobile GIS ‘ [Interactive]
  • Carolin Ferwerda (Wellesley College), ‘Six Parts of a GIS’
  • Rebekah Hupp ’13/Prof. Kevin Gilmore (Civil Engineering) (Bucknell), ‘Transport of Hydraulic Fracturing Water and Wastes in the Susquehanna River Basin’
  • Christian Treat ’13/Prof. Michelle Oswald (Civil Engineering) (Bucknell), ‘Using GIS to Model Seal Level Rise Inundation’
  • Darin Rockwell ’13/Prof. Carl Kirby (Geology) (Bucknell), ‘Mapping Marcellus Shale Flowback Water Chemistry’
  • Jason Muhlbauer ’13, Zac Hancock ’13, Matt Sirianni ’14, Darin Rockwell ’13, Robby Holler ’13, Mike Grasso ’13 with Profs. Rob Jacob (Geology), Craig Kochel (Geology) and Ben Hayes (Bucknell Environmental Center), (Bucknell), Various Posters on Miller Run Restoration Project
  • Steffany Meredyk ’14, Bethany Dunn ’14/Prof. Katherine Faull (German/Comparative Humanities), ‘A Corridor of Fear: Stories along the Susquehanna River, 1754-1768’
  • Steffany Meredyk ’14/Profs. Katherine Faull (German/Comparative Humanities) and Duane Griffin (Geography) (Bucknell), ‘Not Merely Overrun, But Destroyed: The Sullivan Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, 1779’
  • Prof. Song Chen (East Asian Studies) (Bucknell), ‘Training Undergraduates for Research in the Digital Age: Biographical Databases, GIS, and History’
6:00 PM Dinner with Keynote Address by Jeremy Crampton
Jeremy CramptonUniversity of Kentucky
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

The conference kicks off on Friday night with an opening dinner and keynote address by Jeremy Crampton, Associate Professor of Geography from the University of Kentucky.

Jeremy Crampton is Associate Professor of Geography at University of Kentucky, where he teaches cartography and political geography. He is the author of Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS (2010), The Political Mapping of Cyberspace (2003) and Space, Knowledge and Power: Foucault and Geography (edited with Stuart Elden, 2007) and is the editor of the journal Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization. Prof. Crampton also runs the Open Geography blog.

Prof. Crampton’s keynote address is entitled ‘Through a Scanner Darkly. Adventures in Top Secret America.’

7:30 PM Mixer with a (Spatial) Twist
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Stick around after dinner for drinks and conversation… plus a fun activity with a (spatial) twist that will get everyone geared up for Saturday’s work-group sessions.

Saturday, November 17th
7:30 AM Breakfast Buffet
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
8:30 AM Welcome/Presentation of Conference Format & Goals
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
9:00 AM Session 1: Mapping Human Activity – Qualitative Analysis GIS
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Katherine Faull, Bucknell University (German/Comparative Humanities); David DelTesta, Bucknell University (History)

Meghan Cope, University of Vermont (Geography), ‘Mapping Teen Mobilities: New Ethnographies for Digital Lives’

Jon Caris, Smith College (Spatial Analysis Lab) and Andy Anderson, Amherst College (Academic Technology Services), ‘Spatial Techniques for Digital Humanities’

Katherine Faull, Bucknell University (German/Comparative Humanities); David DelTesta, Bucknell University (History), ‘Red River, Black River, the Susquehanna River too: Student-Faculty Collaborations in the Spatial Humanities at Bucknell’

10:30 AM Morning Break
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
10:45 AM Session 2: GIS in Pedagogy
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Jeremy Donald, Trinity University (Library & IT); Mike Winiski, Furman University (Center for Teaching & Learning), Karen Mulcahy, Eastern Carolina University (Geography)

Jeremy Donald, Trinity University (Library & IT); Mike Winiski, Furman University (Center for Teaching & Learning), ‘The Learning Cycle – A Tool for Course and Assignment Design’

Karen Mulcahy, East Carolina University (Geography), ‘Making the Impossible Possible: A GIS Course Serving Diverse Purposes & Students’

Ben Marsh, Duane Griffin, Janine Glathar, Bucknell University (Geography), ‘Student Trajectories Towards GIS Competence’

12:30 PM Lunch with Keynote Addresses by Diana Sinton and Anne Knowles 
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Anne Kelly Knowles is Associate Professor of Geography at Middlebury College. For more than fifteen years, she has been a pioneer in historical GIS. Her two edited books, Past Time, Past Place: GIS for History (ESRI Press 2002) and Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS Are Changing Historical Scholarship (ESRI Press 2008), along with special issues of the journals Social Science History and Historical Geography, have become benchmarks in this interdisciplinary field. As an historical geographer, Knowles has specialized in American immigration and industrialization, the subjects of Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio’s Industrial Frontier (University of Chicago Press 1997) and Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868 (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2012). Her research has been supported by fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Anne is currently Principal Investigator with Alberto Giordano (Texas State at San Marcos) on the Holocaust Historical GIS project, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Prof. Knowles’ keynote address is entitled ‘Geographic Imagination in the Digital Humanities’

Diana Stuart Sinton is the Director of Spatial Curriculum and Research at the University of Redlands (California) where she leads LENS (LEarNing Spatially), a campus-wide initiative to integrate mapping and spatial perspectives into diverse academic disciplines. She teaches Foundations of Spatial Thinking for the School of Education’s Masters in Education degree in Spatial Literacy Curriculum and Instruction. Diana has research interests in spatial thinking, geospatial technologies in learning, and the role of spatial literacy in higher education, a topic that she has written about in publications such as Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping across the Curriculum (ESRI Press, 2006). She previously worked for NITLE, the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education, and has taught geography, GIS, and environmental studies courses at Alfred University and the University of Rhode Island. Diana has a BA in Religion (Middlebury College) and MS and PhD degrees in Geography (Oregon State University).  More of Diana’s ideas can be found at and Twitter’s @dianamaps.

Prof. Sinton’s keynote address is entitled ‘Some Things to Know about GIS in Higher Education These Days’

2:00 PM Afternoon Break
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
2:15 PM Session 3: GIS in Higher Ed Community Outreach/Service Learning
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Ben Marsh, Bucknell University (Geography/Environmental Studies); Reed Perkins, Queens University of Charlotte (Environmental Science)

Beverly Wemple, University of Vermont (Geography), ‘Piloting a GIS course as a Service Learning Offering at the University of Vermont’

Jeff Brunskill, Bloomsburg University (Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences), ‘GIS-Based Street Tree Inventories: A Review of an Ongoing Bloomsburg University Community Service Project’

Tom Mueller, California Univeristy of Pennsylvania (Earth Sciences), ‘Undergraduate Use of PAView for Community Outreach’

4:00 PM Closing Reception & Consultations with Presenters
Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Closing reception and opportunity for one-on-one consultations with keynote speakers, conference presenters and poster authors.

Sunday, November 18th
9:00 AM Breakfast Meeting for GIS Specialists
Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This meeting is intended as a planning session for GIS specialists, instructional technologists and other GIS/IT or academic staff members charged with implementing GIS at their college/university.