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KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT of Geography
...Making a world of difference

 

Recent Graduates

Jon C. Acker, Ph.D.
  • Graduated: Fall 1990
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Graduate School: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
    • Major: Geography
  • Employed: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Coordinator of Student Assessment for the office of Institutional Research
Michael Amey
  • Graduated: Spring 2008
  • Major: Environmental Geography
  • Internship: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Hacklebarney State Park Visitation Study and GIS Work.
  • Employed: Earth Engineering, Inc., Emmaus, PA.
  • Currently Employed: Hanover Engineering Associates, Towanda, PA; GIS Technician.
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Matthew Andrasi
  • Graduated: May 2008
  • Major: Environmental Geography
  • Internship: Student Conservation Association (SCA); Trail Maintenance at Wind Cave National Park.
  • Employed: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Alpharetta, GA; GPS-Data Technician.
Beth Burkovich
  • Graduated:  Fall 2003
  • Major:  Environmental Geography
  • Internship:  Berks County Conservancy; conservation easements, GIS work, creation of a watershed management plan.
  • Employed:  Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board, Leesport, PA; GIS Analyst.
  • Currently Employed: Berks County Planning Commission, Reading, PA; GIS Analyst.
David Campbell
  • Graduated: Fall 1998
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Minor: Public Administration
  • Internship: Lehigh Valley Planning Commission; mapping and GIS work.
  • Employed: Wilbur Smith Associates, Orlando, FL; Aviation Designer III.
Dan Caprio
  • Graduated: Fall 2000
  • Major: Environmental Geography
  • Internship: Montgomery County Planning Commission; GIS database creation, and manual cartography.
  • Employed: Environmental Consulting, Inc., Norristown, PA; Environmental Scientist; groundwater monitoring.
Joe Cichon
  • Graduated: Spring 2000
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internship: Allegheny National Forest; GPS fieldwork, surveying, GIS work in ArcInfo.
  • Employed: Carson Services Inc., Aerogravity Division; GIS analysis of gravitational data for mineral exploration.
  • Current Employment: Environmental Consulting, Inc., 500 East Washington Street Suite 375, Norristown, PA 19401
Mark Clowney
  • Graduated: Spring 1999
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Minor: Public Administration
  • Internship: Adams County Agricultural Land Preservation Program; fieldwork, GIS work.
  • Employed: Adams County Agricultural Land Preservation Program, Adams County, PA; maintenance of Agricultural Security Areas through fieldwork and GIS analysis.
    • Contact: Adams County Agricultural Land Preservation Program, Adams County Courthouse, 111-117 Baltimore Street Room 205, Gettysburg, PA 17325
    • Phone: (717) 337-9827
Sean Cobb
  • Graduated: Spring 2002
  • Major: General Geography
  • Employed: Sungard, Capital Markets & Internal Banking – System Implementation Project Manager – Specialization in Foreign Exchange Options.
  • Currently a member of the Kutztown University Rugby Club coaching staff.
Shannon Crooker
  • Graduated: Spring 2010
  • Major: Environmental Geography 
  • Internship: Kutztown Planning Commission.
  • Employed: SSM Group, Inc., Reading, PA;  Environmental Technician.
Shelley (Degler) Reinbold
  • Graduated: Spring 1998
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internship: BonData, Hummelstown, PA; computer cartography work.
  • Employed: Buckeye Pipe Line Company, 5002 Buckeye Rd. P.O. Box 368, Emmaus, PA 18049; Pipeline GIS Administrator.
Erick Estrada
  • Graduated: Spring 1993
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Minors: International Studies, Spanish
  • Internship: Delaware Regional Planning Commission
  • Employed: Internal Revenue Service; The Vanguard Group.
  • Current Employment: Bentley Systems, Exton, PA; Regional Sales Specialist, International Operations.
U.S. Grant Ervin
  • Graduated:  Fall 1996
  • Major:  General Geography
  • Internship:  None
  • Graduate School:  West Chester University, Geography/Regional Planning
  • Employed:  City of Philadelphia
  • Current Employment:  Public Safety GIS Program Manager.  Responsible for all geospatial technology for the following city departments: Police, Fire, Emergency Management, Prisons, Courts, District Attorney's office and Sheriff's Office.  Also special GIS liaison to both the Office of the Mayor and the Managing Director's Office for the city.
Michael Furda
  • Graduated: Fall 1988
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Earned MPA:  Villanova University, 1996-1998
  • Past Employment:  Plumstead Twp., Bucks County, PA; Director of Land Planning and Preservation
  • Current Employment: U.S. HUD/Newark Field Office, Environmental Protection Specialist
Jamie (Grumbine) George
  • Graduated: Spring 2002
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internship: Lebanon County Conservation District, Lebanon, PA; fieldwork and GIS analysis for farmland preservation.
  • Employed: Lebanon County Planning Department, Lebanon PA; GIS Specialist.
James Gregory
  • Graduated: May 2013
  • Major: Environmental Geography
  • Internship: Research Associate for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; GIS analysis.
  • Graduate School: West Chester Univ. of PA; MA Geography.
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Devon Hain

  • Graduated:  Fall 2006
  • Major:  Applied Geography and Anthropology
  • Internship:  Northumberland County Historical Society.
  • Employed:  Berks County Planning Commission, Reading, PA; Planning Technician.

John Hackman

  • Graduated:  Fall 1996
  • Major: General Geography
  • Internship: Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board, Leesport, PA; Conservation technician. 

 

Sally Hanzlik
  • Graduated: Spring 1998
  • Major: B.S. Education
  • Minor: Secondary Education, Geography and Psychology
  • Student Teaching: Emmaus High School, East Penn School District; South Mountain Middle School, Allentown School District.
  • Employed: Emmaus High School, East Penn School District.

Ryan Karmonick

  • Graduated: Fall 2009
  • Major: Environmental Geography
  • Minor: History
  • Internship: Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation under DEP in Wilkes-Barre, PA: field work & cartography.
  • Employed: Luzerne County Planning Commission: planning technician work, cartography, traffic analysis.
  • Currently Employed: Western Land Services, 55 West St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657; GIS Specialist.
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Kevin Lamond

  • Graduated: Spring 2001
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internship: Boucher and James, Inc.; Construction site inspector.
  • Employed: Toll Brothers, Inc., Huntingdon Valley, PA; Estimator for the Land Development Department.
Bryan Leese
  • Graduated: Spring 1993
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Graduate School: Texas Christian University, majoring in Liberal Arts.
  • Employed: US Navy; Intelligence Officer, Special Projects Patrol Squadron ONE, NAS Brunswich, ME; Multi-sensor Interpretation/Air Intelligence.

Bryan Lightner

  • Graduated: Spring 2001
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internship: Planning Department, City of Reading, PA; cartography, field work, research.
  • Employed: Upper Merion Township, King of Prussia, PA; Associate Planner, land use planning and GIS.
  • Current Employment: Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Philadelphia, PA; GIS Specialist.

Michael Mault

  • Graduated: Spring 2012
  • Major: General Geography 
  • Current Employment: MedExpress Urgent Care, Morgantown, WV; GIS Technician. 
Keith McCrary
  • Graduated: Summer 2001
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internship: Berks County Planning Commission, Reading PA; Transportation Planner Intern.
  • Graduate School:  West Chester University, Geography/Regional Planning.
  • First Employment:  Buckeye Pipeline; Emmaus, PA; Drafter.
  • Past Employment:  United States Census Bureau, Suitland, MD; GIS Technician within Geography Department.
  • Current Employment:  AAC Inc. - contracted at the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC; GIS Analyst.
Gavin McDade
  • Graduated: Spring 1997
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internship: BonData, Hummelstown, PA; worked on the U.S. Census Block Boundary Suggestion Program (BBSP).
  • Employed: Lancaster County GIS Department, 50 N. Duke St. P.O. Box 83480, Lancaster, PA 17608-3480; GIS analyst.
Hugh McGowan
  • Graduated: Spring 1999
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internship: Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board, Leesport, PA; data research and GIS analysis.
  • Employed: Alfred Benesh and Company, Pottsville, PA; Technologist using GIS for land use planning, CAD, and field surveying.
  • Current Employment: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Center for Program Development and Management, Harrisburg, PA
Gayle (Scheuren) McNeill
  • Graduated: 1992
  • Major: Geography
  • Co-owner: McNeill Land Surveying, LLC
    Abington, PA  19001
    Gilbertsville, PA  19525
    Providing residential and commercial property surveys since 2000.
    Services include but are not limited to Boundary & Topographic Surveys, ALTA / ACSM Land Title Surveys, Flood Elevation Certificates and Building Permit Plan preparation.

    I do all the office tasks from proposals, accounts, drafting, property research and client relations.
Renee M. Miller
  • Graduated: Fall 1997
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internship: BonData, Hummelstown, PA.
  • Employed: Florida Atlantic University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL: GIS Analyst/Instructor; Broward County Department of Planning & Environmental Protection, Transportation Planning Division (and staff to Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization: Associate Planner), Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Current Employment:  Montgomery County Planning Department, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Silver Spring, MD
  • Recipient of 2010 KU Alumni Association Early Career Excellence Award

Amy M. Norton

  • Graduated: Spring 1997
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internship: Lycoming County Planning and Community Development GIS Department
  • Employed:  Lycoming County Planning and Community Development GIS Department 
  • Current Employment:  Lycoming County Planning and Community Development GIS Department, Land Records Database Coordinator/Assistant Cartographer
  • E-mail: anorton@lyco.org

Mark Phillips

  • Graduated: Spring 2000
  • Majors: Music and Applied Geography
  • Internship: Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bucks County Conservation District; soil classification, soil surveys for erosion control, stream study, and GIS.
  • Employed:  Bradstreet Consultants, Manchester, ME; Photogrammetric Technician
    • NOAA Research Vessel Rude; Assistant Survey Technician using Side-scan and Multi-beam sonar for hydrographic studies.
  • Current Employment: NOAA Research Vessel Rainier, Seattle, WA; Survey Technician.

Chris Pollard

  • Graduated: Spring 1999
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internship: Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus, PA  (http://www.wildlandspa.org/)
    • Provided GIS and mapping for an Environment Resource Inventory report for Whitehall Township, PA.
    • Created and produced large wall map for Ironton Rail Trail kiosks.
  • Current Employment:  Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Philadelphia, PA; GIS Specialist
    • Develop and maintain interactive web mapping and GIS applications
    • Provide GIS and mapping support for regional, transportation and environmental planning projects
    • Provide direction, insight and development for GIS and web mapping applications and technology
    • Email:  cpollard@dvrpc.org
    • Phone: (215)238-2815
    • Web Site: www.dvrpc.org/mapping
Tate Pyle
  • Graduated: Fall 2011
  • Major: B.S. Environmental Science-Geography
  • Internship: Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Nehalem, Oregon: Naturalist.
  • Contact:
Will Raley Hope P. Rothermel
  • Graduated: Spring 2009
  • Major: Geography/Environmental Track
  • Internship: Lancaster County GIS Department
  • Graduate School:  West Chester University, M.A. Geography, May 2011
  • Current Employment:  Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services (AE2S), Grand Forks, ND, GIS Specialist.
Joseph A. Russo
  • Graduated: Spring 2008
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internships: Berks County Planning Commission, Reading, PA; Transportation Planner Intern.  Morris County Department of Planning, Development & Technology: Division of Transportation, Morristown, NJ; Transportation Planner Intern.
  • Employed: Delaware County Planning Department: Community Assistance, Media, PA; Planner I
Leo R. Scott Jr.
  • Graduated: Spring 2004
  • Major: Environmental Geography
  • Internship: Lehigh County Authority, quality assessment and quality control of attribute data for sewer and potable water infrastructure, karst geology risk assessment analysis, and field data collection using Arc Pad Software.
  • Graduate School: West Chester University, Geography/Regional Planning.
  • Employed: LTL Consultants, Ltd. GIS Analyst and zoning/code enforcement officer.
Tim Snow
  • Graduated: December 2013
  • Major: Geography
  • Internship:
  • Graduate School: West Chester Univ. of PA; MA Geography.
  • Contact:
Amanda (Yeager) Timochenko

Miranda Wagner


Neil Weissman
  • Graduated: Fall 1987
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internship: Environmental Protection Agency, New York City.
  • Employed: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Philadelphia, PA; Research Analyst/Transportation Planner.  Delaware River Port Authority, Camden, NJ; Planning Analyst/Authority Liaison to Planning Community.
  • Current Employment: AAA Mid-Atlantic, 2040 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19103; Director of Planning and Analysis.
Matthew West
  • Graduated: Fall 1998
  • Major: Applied Geography
  • Internship: Clinton County GIS Department, Lock Haven, PA; 911 Emergency System design using GIS.
  • Employed: Regional Census Center, Philadelphia, PA; Geographic Specialist working on the LUCA (Local Update of Census Addresses) Program.
  • Current Employment:  Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Philadelphia, PA; GIS Analyst.
    • Contact: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, The Bourse Building, 111 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2582
    • E-mail:  mwest@dvrpc.org
    • Phone:  (215) 238-2818
    • Website:  http://www.dvrpc.org
  • Recipient of 2011 KU Alumni Association Early Career Excellence Award
Peter A. Young