Geographic Information Systems News

At a glance, geospatial technology may sound like a niche, but it’s anything but. The job market for those professionals who are trained in this discipline growing rapidly at nearly 35 percent and that growth is predicted to increase even further over the next 10 years. Temple students in the College of Liberal Arts’ Geographic Information Systems program are taught to combine data and maps in a manner that prepares them for critical research roles at tech companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations. As the faculty teaches these skills and students grow and continue to succeed as alumni, you can follow them here. Read their stories below and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.

After completing her PhD in Geography and Urban Studies, Colleen completed a fellowship at the Culinaria Research Centre at the University of Toronto Scarborough and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte.

After completing his PhD in Geography and Urban Studies, Mike served as the Community Resilience and Climate Adaptation Specialist and Extension Agent at Sea Grant and the Associate Director of Resilience Strategy Delivery at 100 Resilient Cities. Mike is now a Lead Researcher in Ethnographic and Qualitative Studies at LiquidHub.

Yuan is the Assistant Policy Director for the City of Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Policy.  She was previously the Director of Finance ad Administration in the Philadelphia Office of the Inspector General. Yuan started Temple at a business student, but switched to Geography and Urban Studies her Junior year. As a GUS major, Yuan was able to study abroad at Temple University Japan for a semester.