Pat Kennelly

Biography

A little about my background. I have a bachelor's degree in geology, a master's degree in geophysics, and a Ph.D. in geography. Additionally, I have twelve years of work experience in industry, state government, and consulting. Five of those years I was a GIS manager or project manager. I am currently a Professor of Geography at Long Island University in New York and a Visiting Professor of Geography at Penn State University.

On the home-front, life is also busy and exciting. My wife Sharon is the executive director of a regional theater in our town of Port Washington. Our three children -Ethan, Jamie, and Ryan - help to ensure that we never get bored. We like to take advantage of all that Long Island has to offer, especially the beautiful beaches and the nearby grandparents!

I look forward to getting to know you during this class. I'd be especially interested to hear about your background and experience with GIS in general, and GIS projects in which you have been involved in particular.

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