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KU Geography and Atmospheric Science Professional Network

This site provides contact information for Alumni and local business professionals to volunteer to provide career advice and insights to students in Geography and Atmospheric Science.

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Name Email Phone        Company Duties Salary Contact for Jobs

John Beets

         Eagle Information Mapping      
Randy Baker     UPS Airlines      
Patrick Biggar     National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency      
Kevin Blake     Kansas State University      
Mark Bogner     KSNW-TV, Wichita KS      
Dennis Bowker     Watershed Stewardship Consultation      
Mark Burger mark.burger@noaa.gov 913-227-0777 National Weather Service Meteorologist 40,000 Mark Burger
Lisa Chismire     DuPont      
Jon Christensen     GE Oil $ Gas, PII Integrity Services      
Craig Davis     Sacramento City College      
James Dietrich     Jeppesen      
Charles Dorssom     USAF      
Matthew Foster     National Weather Service      
Dave Fullerton     City of Overland Park, KS      
Jakob Goldman     MARC (Mid-America Regional Council)      
Xulin Guo     University of Sashatchewan      
Greg Hembree     Town of Vienna, VA      
Brian Hiller     Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell      
Kevin Howald     Harris Coorporation      
David Huber david.b.huber@gmail.com   SSAI I am a scientific programmer/analyst for the SAGEIII instrument on the International Space Station as a contractor to NASA at Langley Research Center.  The instrument measures aerosol extinction and concentrations of various stratospheric gases including ozone, water vapor, nitrogen dioxide and methane.  I develop software to retrieve these species and perform simulated retrievals. $50k-$80k depending on specialty, education, and office location


Corey Johnson     University of North Carolina at Greensboro      
Evan Jones evan.s.jones@gmail.com 505-803-1907 Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

Senior Manager for engineering services in the Rocky Mountain Region.  Lead engineering teams performing a variety of technical service for the US Government including: Spacecraft Operations; Software Development; Optical Algorithm Development and Test and Assessment Engineering.

$70K-$110K depending on degree and experience Evan Jones
Lane Jorgensen     MG Properties      
Joseph Kerski     ESRI      
Robert kirkman     HDR Engineering      
Wendy Kirkpatrick     Stanley Consultants, Inc      
Soren Larsen     University of Missouri      
Lars Larson     Douglas County, Kansas GIS Department      
Charles Lawson     National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency      
Barbara Luecke     Sound Transit      
Jessica (Drees) Lundin     University of Washington      
Casey McLaughlin mclaughlin.casey@epa.gov 913-551-7486 US Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 GIS Lead and National GIS Workgroup Co-chair    
Mark McMahon     Life Flight Eagle      
Steven Menefee     Paradigm      
Michael Moyle     McAfee, Inc.      
Amy Nelson     Devlar Energy Marketing      
Ken Nelson     Kansas Geological Survey      
Alex Olmos     Burns & McDonnell Engineering      
George Pangburn     US Nuclear Regulatory Commission      
Scott Patterson     Ensco, Inc      
Daniel Peters     National Public Radio      
Dan Rose drose@waterone.org       WaterOne of Johnson County, KS GIS Analysis, Project Management, Troubleshooting, App-building/enhancement $50,000     Careers
Daniel Scheid     Premier Data Services      
Steven Schnell     Kutztown University of Pennsylvania      
Robert Shapiro     Verizon      
Brent Shaw     Weathernews, Inc.      
K. Stuart Shea     SAIC      
Frank Shell     Terracon Consulting Engineers and Scientists      
Jesse Smith     Kansas Adjutant Generals Dept.      
Polly Stallings     USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service      
Jeff Stankiewicz     Digital Globe      
David Stearns david.stearns@here.com (913) 232-0191 HERE Technologies     Careers
Jennifer Tylander     FEMA      
Ashley Van Asdale     Trinity Consultants      
Derrick Voisey     NAVTEQ      
Jillene Wahl     WYFF-TV      
Robyn Weeks     The Weather Channel      
Nathan Wendt nathan.wendt@noaa.gov   OU CIMMS/NWS SPC Data Analysis, forecast verification, create operational forecasting tools   http://cimms.ou.edu/index.php/careers/
Daniel Wilkus     Westar Energy      
Jared Williams     Accenture      
Robert Wood     Edwards Air Force Base      
Jon Woodward    

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