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Shawn Hutchinson

Associate professor of geography
Director, Geographic Information Systems Spatial Analysis Laboratory

Shawn Hutchinson

The integration of geographic information systems and satellite remote sensing with environmental models is just one of Shawn Hutchinson's research interests.

Hutchinson, associate professor of geography and director of Kansas State University's Geographic Information Systems Spatial Analysis Laboratory, studies issues related to military training land sustainability, grassland vegetation trends, agricultural biosecurity, geographic visualization and interactive Web-servable mapping and analysis.

Hutchinson's areas of teaching include application and integration of geospatial technologies, geographic information systems, computer mapping and visualization, geocomputation and distributed geographic information services. He has extensive international research and teaching experience, including work in China, Paraguay, Senegal and France.

Hutchinson received his bachelor's degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University in 1990. He earned his master's degree in 1997 and doctorate in 2000 from Kansas State University. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals more than 30 times and has been the principal or co-investigator on extramurally funded research grants in excess of $8 million. Before his appointment in the department of geography, Hutchinson was visiting professor in the department of biological and agricultural engineering at Kansas State University. He also served as a U.S. Army Engineer officer from 1990-1995.

Hutchinson can be reached at 785-532-3414, 785-565-4134 or shutch@k-state.edu.

For more information about Kansas State University's Geographic Information Systems Spatial Analysis Laboratory, including the services, resources and projects offered, visit http://www.k-state.edu/gissal.