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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 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 National Weather Service Meteorologist 40,000 Mark Burger
Lisa Chismire   DuPont      
Jon Christensen   GE Oil $ Gas, PII Integrity Services      
Doug Cramer doug.cramer@noaa.gov Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Springfield, MO      
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 Saskatchewan      
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 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 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 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 NWS/Storm Prediction Center Mesoscale Assistant/Fire Weather Forecaster. This involves short-term 
forecasts of severe weather as well as creating fire weather outlooks. I also work on several research projects to help improve SPC operational forecasts. My research typically utilizes high-performance
computing resources.
Daniel Wilkus   Westar Energy      
Jared Williams   Accenture      
Robert Wood   Edwards Air Force Base      
Jon Woodward  

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