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A picture of Kevin Cary   Department of Geography & Geology
1906 College Heights Blvd 31066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066
Office Ph: (270) 745-2981
EMail: kevin.cary@wku.edu
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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

2005, Certified GIS Professional (GISP)
GIS Certification Institute
Park Ridge, Illinois
http://www.gisci.org
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EDUCATION:

2001, Master of Science Degree in Geography
Thesis: A Model of Precipitation Rates in Kentucky, 1965 – 1996
Award: Outstanding Geography Graduate Student Award, 1998 1999
Department of Geography & Geology
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

1995, Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
Undergraduate Minor in Geography
Department of Geology & Geography

Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.
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ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT:

2002 - Present, Faculty Instructor & GIS Director, Department of Geography & Geology and The Center for GIS at WKU, Ogden College of Science & Engineering, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

1999 - 2001, Instructor (Adjunct Faculty), Department of Arts & Sciences, Bowling Green Community College, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

1998 - 1999, Instructor (Graduate Teaching Associate), Department of Geography & Geology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

1997 - 1999, Research Assistant (Graduate Assistantship), College Heights Weather Station, Department of Geography & Geology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

1997 - 1998, Research Assistant (Graduate Assistantship), Kentucky Climate Center, Department of Geography & Geology, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.
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NON-ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT:

2001 - 2002, GIS Coordinator, Planning Department, City of Conway, Conway (Myrtle Beach area), South Carolina.

2001, GIS Intern, Department of GIS/GPS & Mapping, Barren River Area Development District (BRADD), Bowling Green, Kentucky.

2000 - 2001, Subcontractor for Baron Aviation (operates a fleet of C-208s, Cessna Caravans, for FedEx) of Vichy, Missouri, Bowling Green & Warren County Regional Airport, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

2000, Counselor/Mathematics Tutor, Cogynesis Learning Labs, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

1991 - 1998, Soccer Official/Referee, Federation International Football Association (FIFA), Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

1996 - 1997, Approved Level High School Soccer Official/Referee, Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA), West and Southcentral Kentucky.

1992 - 1996, Registered Level High School Soccer Official/Referee, Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA), West Kentucky.

1987, Clerical Position with Security Clearance, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), United States Army, Department of Defense, Heidelberg, West Germany.

1987, Laborer Position with Security Clearance, Hammonds Barracks, United States Army, Department of Defense, Mannheim, West Germany.
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ACADEMIC COURSES TAUGHT OR CURRENTLY TEACHING:

  • Selected Topics in GIS/Experimental Design (SUM03, S04, F04, S05, F06, S06, SUM06, F06, F07, S08, F08).
    • Internet GIS (w/ ArcIMS) or
    • Stand-alone GIS, Macros & DLLs (w/ MapObjects & ArcObjects in VB or Java)
  • GIS Analysis and Modeling (F03, F05, F06, F07, S08, S09, F09).
  • Internet GIS (S07, S08, F08, S09, F09)
  • GIS Application Development (F02, S03, S04).
  • GIS for Engineers (S07, S09)
  • Geographic Information Systems (Sum05, F05, Sum07, F08, S09, Sum09)
  • Introduction to GIS (F02, S03, Sum03, Sum04, F04, S05).
  • Study Abroad in Western Australia and Sydney (Sum06)
  • Introduction to the Physical Environment (S99, F99, S00, Sum00, F00, S01, Sum01).
  • Meteorology (F98).
  • World Regional Geography (F99, S00, F00, S01, F03, S04, F04, S05, S06, F06, F07, S08, F08, F09).
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MASTER'S THESIS ADVISOR:

200X. Epperson, Ann. Internet GIS as a Historic Place-Making Tool for Mammoth Cave National Park.

200X. Simpson, Shawn Marie. An Investigation into the Efficacy of Internet GIS for Logan County, Ky.

2009. Brunt, S. Matt. Analysis of Mammoth Cave Pre-Park Communities.

2008. Broome, John. Computer Modeling of Karst Evolution.

2006. Croskrey, Andrea. Hydrogeologic Groundwater Sensitivity and Vulnerability Mapping in South Central Kentucky.

2006. Pricope, Narcisa. Modeling Soil Erosion in the Upper Green River Basin, Ky.

2004. Medlin, Jenna. Quantifying Wetland Habitat Change over Time: Implications of Coastal Resource Policy.
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ABROAD:

February & November 2008, Bogota, Colombia, South America: GIS Assessment for federal grant.

Winter 2006/2007, USAID China associated w/ Hoffman Environmental Institute: Setting up a GIS computer laboratory and giving GIS workshops at Southwest University of China for the environmental health project.

  • Beijing (December 28th to January 4th)
  • Chongqing (January 4th to January 16th)
  • June 2006, Western Australia and Sydney: Study Abroad Instructor

  • Perth, Fremantle, Mount Magnet, Newman, Karijini National Park, Wittenoom,
    Port Hedland, and Geraldton.
  • Sydney and the Blue Mountains
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  • INTERESTS:

    Internet GIS: Utilizing Web-based GIS and Distributed GIS to expedite the decision making process and as a means for displaying and querying spatial information for end users.

    GIS Modeling and Analysis: Determining methods for modeling spatial features in a GIS and analyzing those features in a GIS. Developing methods in GIS to further the understanding of spatial features by visualization for the decision making process.

    Spatial Statistics and Methodology: Modeling environmental and economic variables by using techniques such as correlation analysis, multivariate regression analysis and factor analysis. Determining methods and procedures for collecting spatial data on independent and dependent variables for spatial analysis.
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    TECHNOLOGY:

    GIS & GPS: Arc/INFO 7.X, 8.X & 9.X and Desktop 8.X & 9.X, ArcView 3.X, ArcPad 5, 6, & 7, ArcIMS 4.0.1 & 9.X, ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Extensions: Spatial Analyst / Network Analyst / Geostatistical Analyst / 3D Analyst (ArcScene) / Survey Analyst / Publisher / ArcPress / ArcScan, ArcView 3 Extensions: AutoBound 4 / Spatial Analyst / Network Analyst / ArcPress, Microsoft SQL, ERDAS Imagine Pro, ERDAS Virtual GIS, IDRISI, Surfer, MapInfo, AutoCAD(D), Autodesk Map 6, Aspen, Pathfinder, GIS Data Viewers (ArcExplorer, ArcGIS Explorer, Google Earth, ERDAS ViewFinder, MapInfo Proviewer, Autodesk DWF Viewer, and Geomedia Viewer).

    Programming: ArcObjects, ArcObject UMLs, ESRI Object Browser, MapObjects, AXL, HTML, XML, AML, BASIC, Visual BASIC, VBA, SQL, Pascal, and Java.

    Statistics: S-Plus 5 & 6, S-Plus Spatial Stats, S-Plus for ArcView 3, SPSS, ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst, CurveFit, Derive, TI-85 Calculator and Mathematica 4.

    World Wide Web & Design: ArcIMS, DreamWeaver MX, Fireworks MX, Microsoft's IIS, Apache Web Service, Apache's Tomcat Servlet, Servlet Exec, Adobe Photo Shop / Acrobat / Distiller, Corel Draw, Hypersnap DX, Microsoft Office, WordPerfect, Crystal Reports, and Wordperfect Suite.

    Weather & Climate: UniData IDV Weather RADAR Software, Climatronics Data Logger, and PC208 Data Retrieval.

    Operating Systems & Software Utilities: Windows 2K3 (NT 5.2)/ XP/ 2K/ CE/ NT/ 9X/ 3.X, MSDOS/IBMDOS, VAX/VMS, MacOS, OS2, Unix/Linux, PKZip Utilities, WinZip, GZip, Compress, BadCopy Pro, and Local Area Networking (Novell).

    Hardware: Desktops, Labtops, iPaq, TI-85, Trimble GPS Pro XRS, Trimble TSC1 Asset Surveyor, Trimble GPS Pocket Pathfinder, Garmin GPS, Magellan GPS, Surveying Total Station, Surveying Level, HP Designjet Printers (Z6100ps, 5000ps, 1050c, & 800), LASER & Inkjet Printers, VIDAR TruInfo Scanner (i.e., Large Format Scanner), DrawingBoard Digitizer, and Computer Overhead Projectors.

    1980s Technology: Apple Macintosh, Apple IIe, Apple IIc, Atari 800XL, Commadore Vic-20, Commadore 64/128, IBM PC i8088, IBM PC/AT, IBM PS1, IBM PS2, IBM Clones, and Bulletin Board Systems (BBS).
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    PUBLICATIONS:

    2008. Water Trails and Blueways with Steve Spencer and Tammy Stenger-Ramsey, Kentucky Recreation & Park Society Vol 58 No 4 Winter 2008/09.

    2007. New Bachelor's Degree in GIS: Western Kentucky University adds degree to its program Redlands, CA: 2007 ESRI GIS Educator.

    2007. Network Analysis: A Walk Around Campus Redlands, CA: 2007 ESRI Education User Conference Proceedings.

    2004. Partnering with Academic Departments to Improve Facilities Management Information Systems with Doug Ault, PE, New Orleans, LA: 2004 Southeastern Regional Association of Physical Plant Administrators (SRAPPA) Proceedings.

    2003. A Project-Based Approach to Incorporating GIS into the Education Curriculum,
    Redlands, CA: 2003 ESRI Education User Conference Proceedings.

    2002. GIS in Horry County South Carolina 1990-Acre Fire with Olaf Jonasson,
    Redlands, CA: 2002 ESRI International User Conference Proceedings.

    2001. Master’s Thesis: A Model of Precipitation Rates in Kentucky, 1965 – 1996,
    Bowling Green, KY: Western Kentucky University.

    1998. Mean Annual Temperature, Bowling Green, KY: Kentucky Climate Center's Index of Fact Sheets Website.
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    GRANTS:

    2008. Two Servers for WKU Center for GIS to implement an Enterprise GIS, Funding by WKU PIE Grant

    2007. Large Format Printer for WKU's Center for GIS, Funding by WKU PIE Grant

    2007. Warren County Blueways Internet Mapping Website, Funding by WKU PIE Grant

    2006. 2nd Phase of Mapping WKU's Telephone Lines, Funding by WKU Infromation Technology Department.

    2005. Center for GIS Server, Funding by WKU Academic Quality.

    2004. 1st Phase of Mapping WKU's Telephone Lines, Funding by WKU Infromation Technology Department.

    2003. Mapping WKU's Parking Lots, Funding by WKU Facilities Management and Parking & Transportation Committee.

    2002. Mapping WKU's Video Cable and Conduits, Funding by WKU Infromation Technology Department.
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    PRESENTATIONS:

    2009. University/College GIS Programs and Centers, KAMP 2009 Kentucky Geospatial Summit. Frankfort, Kentucky, September.

    2009. Warren County Blueways: Building Local Economies by Expanding River Awareness/Stewardship, 2009 Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability Conference. WKU, Bowling Green, Kentucky, April.

    2009. WKU's GIS Program, KAMP January Meeting. WKU, Bowling Green, Kentucky, January.

    2008. Warren County Blueways: Student Engagement with Tangible Results with Dr. Spencer, Engaging the Spirit: Celebrating Student Success. Bowling Green, Kentucky, August.

    2008. Networks and Streams, ESRI's EdUC 2008 Conference. San Diego, California, August.

    2008. Warren County Blueways Internet Mapping Service Project, 15th Annual Kentucky GIS Conference. Lexington, Kentucky, July.

    2007. A presentation on collaberative grants with GIS, Ogden College, Bowling Green, Kentucky, October.

    2007. ArcGIS and WKU's Computer Labs, 2007 Kentucky GIS Conference. Louisville, Kentucky, July/August.

    2007. Network Analysis: A Walk Around Campus, ESRI's EdUC 2007 Conference. San Diego, California, June.

    2006. Network Analysis: A Classroom Project, ESRI's EdUC 2006 Conference. San Diego, California, August.

    2006. A Panel Discussion on GIS in Kentucky Schools, participation as a panelist at the 2006 Kentucky GIS Conference with Dr. Demetrio Zourarakis. Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, July.

    2005. Mapping WKU's Information and Communication Infrastructure for GIS with Shwu-Jing Jeng, Geoscience graduate student, 2005 Kentucky GIS Conference. Bowling Green, Kentucky, August.

    2004. Partnering with Academic Departments to Improve Facilities Management Information Systems with Doug Ault, PE, Southeastern Regional Association of Physical Plant Administrators (SRAPPA). New Orleans, Louisiana, November.

    2004. A Project-Based Approach to Incorporating GIS into the Education Curriculum, a paper presented to Kentucky’s 2004 GIS Conference. Lexington, Kentucky, September.

    2004. ESRI's University Site License at WKU, Kentucky’s 2004 GIS Conference. Lexington, Kentucky, September.

    2004. A Panel Discussion on ESRI's University Site License, participation as a panelist at ESRI's EdUC 2004 Conference with Lynne O'Connor. San Diego, California, August.

    2003. What is GIS?, A presentation and demonstration on GIS for GIS Day at Western Kentucky University in the GIS Facility. Bowling Green, Kentucky, November.

    2003. A Panel Discussion on GIS Day, participation as a panelist at the Second Annual Middle Tennessee Forum on Geographic Information Systems. Nashville, Tennessee, September.

    2003. A Panel Discussion on GIS Day, participation as a panelist at Kentucky’s 2003 GIS Conference. Louisville, Kentucky, August.

    2003. GIS in Emergency Management: A Case Study of the Long Bay Fire in South Carolina, a paper presented to Kentucky’s 2003 GIS Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, August.

    2003. A Project-Based Approach to Incorporating GIS into the Education Curriculum, a paper presented to the ESRI Education User Conference 2003. San Diego, California, July.

    2002. The GIS Facility at Western Kentucky University, a presentation presented to the Southern Kentucky GIS Users Group. Bowling Green, Kentucky, December.

    2002. A GIS Demonstration for GIS Day, a demonstration presented to guests on GIS Day in the GIS Facility at WKU. Bowling Green, Kentucky, November.

    2002. GIS Program at Western Kentucky University, a presentation presented to the first Annual Middle Tennessee Forum on Geographic Information Systems. Nashville, Tennessee, October.

    2001. Aerial and Ground GPS Methods Used for the North Myrtle Beach Fire, a paper presented to Geolina (North Carolina & South Carolina GIS Users) GIS Conference, co-presenter Olaf Jonasson (Horry County GIS Analyst), Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, December.

    2001. GPS Demonstration using ArcPad 5 and a Trimble Pocket Pathfinder with an iPaq, a demonstration presented to Geolina (North Carolina & South Carolina GIS Users) GIS Conference, co-presenter Olaf Jonasson (Horry County GIS Analyst), Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, December.

    2001. Geographic Information Systems, a presentation presented to the Conway City Council, Conway Department Heads, Conway Citizens, Kiwanis Club, and Planning Commission, Conway, South Carolina, October.

    2000. A Model of Precipitation Rates in Kentucky, 1965 – 1996, master’s thesis presented to the Department of Geography and Geology of Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, April.

    1998. Western Kentucky Precipitation Rates, paper presented to The Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Louisville, Kentucky.

    1998. Western Kentucky Precipitation Rates, paper presented to Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society), Bowling Green, Kentucky.

    1997. A Model of Mean Annual Temperature in Kentucky, paper presented to Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society), Bowling Green, Kentucky.
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    PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES/MEETINGS:

    2009. KAMP 2009 Kentucky Geospatial Summit. Frankfort, Kentucky, September.
    2009. ESRI International User Conference 2009. San Diego, California, July.
    2009. ESRI Education User Conference 2009. San Diego, California, July.
    2009. Campus Community Partnerships for Stainability. WKU, Bowling Green, Kentucky, April.
    2009. Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP). WKU, Bowling Green, Kentucky, January.
    2008. ESRI International User Conference 2008. San Diego, California, August.
    2008. ESRI Education User Conference 2008. San Diego, California, August.
    2008
    . 15th Annual Kentucky GIS Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, July.
    2007
    . 2007 Kentucky GIS Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, July/August.
    2007
    . ESRI International User Conference 2007. San Diego, California, June.
    2007. ESRI Education User Conference 2007. San Diego, California, June.
    2006. ESRI International User Conference 2006. San Diego, California, August.
    2006. ESRI Education User Conference 2006. San Diego, California, August.
    2006. 2006 Kentucky GIS Conference, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, July.
    2006. 2006 Annual Tennessee Geographic Information Council (TNGIC), Franklin, Tennessee, March.
    2005. 2005 Kentucky GIS Conference, Bowling green, Kentucky, August.
    2005. Kentucky Climate Center's 1st Climate Services Symposium, Bowling Green, Kentucky, May.
    2004. Southeastern Regional Association of Physical Plant Administrators (SRAPPA). New Orleans, Louisiana, November.
    2004. 2004 Kentucky GIS Conference. Lexington, Kentucky, September.
    2004. ESRI International User Conference 2004. San Diego, California, August.
    2004. ESRI Education User Conference 2004. San Diego, California, August.
    2004. American Water Resource Association, "GIS and Water Resources III". Nashville, Tennessee, May.
    2003. Middle Tennessee Forum on Geographic Information Systems. Nashville, Tennessee, September.
    2003. 2003 Kentucky GIS Conference. Louisville, Kentucky, August.
    2003. ESRI International User Conference 2003. San Diego, California, July.
    2003. ESRI Education User Conference 2003. San Diego, California, July.
    2003. International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology & Ecosystems, Bowling Green, Kentucky, June.
    2002. Middle Tennessee Forum on Geographic Information Systems. Nashville, Tennessee, October.
    2001. Geolina GIS Conference. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, December.
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    ORGANIZATIONS:

    Professional Affiliate:

    • Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP), November 2003 - Present.
    • Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS), September 2003 - Present.
    • Middle Tennessee GIS Users Group, October 2002 - Present.
    • Southern Kentucky GIS Users Group (SKY GIS), September 2002 – Present.
      • President, January 2004 - Present
      • Vice President, January 2003 – December 2003.
    • The Association of American Geographers (AAG), October 2001 - Present.
      • Climate
      • Quantitative Methods
      • GIS
    • Horry/Georgetown GIS User Group affiliated with South Carolina Arc Users Group (SCARC), September 2001 – September 2002.
    • Federation International Football Association (FIFA), January 1991 – January 1998.
    • Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA), August 1992 - August 1997.
    • Southern Kentucky High School Soccer Referees, August 1995 – August 1997.
    • Western Kentucky High School Soccer Referees, August 1992 – August 1997.

    Student Affiliate:

    • The Association of American Geographers (AAG), August 1999 – August 2001.
    • The Kentucky Academy of Sciences (KAS), November 1998 – November 1999.
    • Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society), October 1997 – October 1999.
    • The Mathematical Association of America (MAA), April 1994 – April 1995.
    • The Society of Physics Students (SPS), October 1992 – October 1993.


    PERSONAL:

    1972 - 1974. Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (Birth Place)
    1974 - 1977. Honolulu, Hawaii
    1977 - 1981. Fort Knox, Kentucky
    1981 - 1983. Seoul, South Korea
    1983 (Summer). Petersburg, Virginia
    1983 - 1985. Fort Hood, Texas
    1985 - 1986. Zweibrucken, West Germany
    1986 - 1988. Heidelberg, West Germany
    1988 - 1989. London, Kentucky
    1989 - 1995. Hopkinsville, Kentucky
    1995 - 2001. Bowling Green, Kentucky
    2001 - 2002. Conway (Myrtle Beach), South Carolina
    2002 - Present. Bowling Green, Kentucky

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