Thursday, February 18, 2010

2010 ASPRS Fellow Award Winners

George F. Hepner, Marguerite Madden, J. Chris McGlone, and Clifford J. Mugnier have been named the 2010 ASPRS Fellow Award winners. The ASPRS designation of Fellow is conferred on active Society members who have performed excep­tional service in advancing the science and use of the mapping sciences (photogrammetry, remote sensing, surveying, geographic information systems, and related disciplines). The designation of Fellow is awarded for pro­fessional excellence and for service to the Society. Candidates are nominated by other active members, recommended to the Fellows Committee, and elected by the ASPRS Board of Directors. Up to 0.3 percent of the Society’s active members may be elected as Fellows in any one year. The nominees must have made outstanding contributions in a recognized Society specialization whether in practice, research, development, administration, or education in the mapping sciences. Members of the Fellows Committee and the Executive Committee are ineligible for nomination. This year’s awards will be given in April at the ASPRS 2010 Annual Conference in San Diego, California.

George Hepner is currently a professor at the Department of Geography, University of Utah. Hepner earned his B.Ed and MS from the University or Toledo in 1972 and 1975 respectively and his PhD from The University of Arizona in 1979. His research focused on rural to urban land use conversion.

Marguerite Madden is Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Mapping at The University of Georgia. She received her BA and MA degrees in biology from the State University of New York in 1979 and 1984 respectively, and her PhD in Ecology from The University of Georgia in 1990. She also participated in the SUNY Study Abroad Program at the University of Copenhagen in 1979. Her research interests are landscape ecology and use of remote sensing and GIS for vegetation studies and natural resource management.

J. Chris McGlone is currently a photogrammetrist at SAIC, Inc., working on urban modeling from lidar and other sensors. He received his BS in Civil Engineering in 1974 from the University of Kentucky and his MS and PhD in Photogrammetry from Purdue in 1977 and 1980, respectively. His dissertation topic, supervised by Dr. Edward M. Mikhail, was “Photogrammetric Analysis of Aircraft Multispectral Scanner Data.”

Clifford J. Mugnier graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana in 1967. He attended the U.S.A.F. Aeronautical Chart & Information Center Professional Cartographer course in St. Louis where he first joined the American Society of Photogrammetry in 1967. He is currently General Manager of the Photogrammetry Division of Owen & White, Inc. Consulting Engineers.


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