CURRENT CURRICULUM VITAE

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Dr. Mark R. Leipnik, Ph.D.

201 Lake Rd. Huntsville, TX 77320.

Phone: Home (936) 594-9080.

Work (936) 294-3698,

Work Fax (936) 294-3940

Email: geo_mrl@shsu

 

 

 EDUCATION

San Marcos High School, Santa Barbara, CA.

Graduated: June 1981.

Honors: 40 Units advanced placement credit, National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA.

Enrolled September 1981-August 1985.

Bachelor of Arts, August 1985.

Double Major: Environmental Studies and Business Economics (Chemistry Minor).

RICE UNIVERSITY, Houston, Texas.

Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Administration

Graduate student Sept 1985-May 1987.

Master of Administration, May 1987.

Environmental Management and Public Administration

Emphasis. Honors: Merit Scholarships, 1986 and 1987.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA.

Department of Geography.

Admission to Ph.D. program: September 1988.

Advancement to candidacy: March 1993.

Ph.D. in Geography Awarded: March 24, 1995.

Dissertation title: "Development, Application and Evaluation of a Spatial Decision Support System for the Management of Subsurface Contamination." Committee: Departmental members: Richard Church (Professor of Geography), Michael Goodchild (Professor of Geography), Hugo Loaiciga (Chairman, Associate Professor of Geography), outside member: Glyn Pritchard (Professor of Chemistry).

                                                                EXPERIENCE

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY, Huntsville, Texas

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Geology and Director, GIS Lab of the Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies.  June 1996-Present.

Responsible for teaching advanced undergraduate courses in GIS, Applied GIS, Hydrogeology, Cartography, Field Studies, and Natural Resources Conservation. Also, responsible for oversight and general research activities of the GIS Lab of the Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies. Principal investigator and co-principle investigator on over $957,000 of contracts and grants related to GIS and hydrology.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, Regional Environmental Division, Boulder City, NV.

Physical Scientist (GIS Specialist), Program Coordinator & Project Leader. October 1992-May 1996. Project Leader: Responsible for development of a GIS based spatial decision support system for management of subsurface contamination for the U.S. Air Force. Program coordinator for assessment and remediation of seven contamination sites on USBR lands. Responsible for budget preparation and oversight of expenditures and prioritization of projects for $800,000 per year program. Numerous other projects including work on superfund sites for U.S. EPA and with National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs on projects related to environmental issues and development and application of GIS, GPS and aerial photography/remote sensing image processing.

CITY OF BOULDER CITY, NEVADA, Public Works Department. GIS Consultant. April 1995-May 1996. Responsible for development of municipal Arc/Info based GIS covering 120,000 acres within City limits. Responsible for GIS development and implementation.

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING LABORATORY, UCSB.

GIS Project Leader, November 1991-September 1992.         

Prepared successful $130,000 grant application, lead research and development effort for prototype GIS to assess several hundred contamination sites on Vandenberg AFB. Supervised 10-person team of researchers and technicians. Graduate Researcher,

June 1988-January 1991. Conducted research for EPA Environmental Monitoring

Systems Lab on application of GIS and related technologies for groundwater and

vadose zone monitoring and water quality protection.

BALANCE HYDROLOGICS, Berkeley, CA.

Consultant, September 1990-April 1991. Responsible for design of groundwater well network, monitoring of rainfall events and water levels and preparation of hydrologic response model for an EIS relating to development of a large housing tract in a coastal wetland. Worked with botanists, ecologists and biologists on wetlands delineation and impact mitigation.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH.

Consultant. October 1987-March 1988. Worked with contamination site tracking program, prepared a countywide database on soil and groundwater contamination sites in an Arc/Info GIS.

MONSANTO CO., ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY STAFF, Saint Louis, MO.

Researcher. May-September 1986. Conducted research and prepared report with

Recommendations related to the environmental impact of toxic air emissions from

Chemical plants.

ADDITIONAL CONSULTING WORK: 1989-1998. Acted as a GIS consultant to the Police Executive Research Forum in 1998, as an instructor on GIS to the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas in 1998, as an independent environmental consultant for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control in 1991, and as an environmental consultant and technical author for the Santa Barbara offices of Metcalf & Eddy, Inc. and Kaman Sciences, Inc in 1989-1991.


                                                            PUBLICATIONS

 

BOOKS.

 

1. Leipnik, Mark R. and Donald Albert (Eds.) (2002) Law Enforcement Geographic Information Systems: Implementation Issues and Case Studies (book). Taylor and Francis, London, U.K. (In Press 2002).

 

2. Leipnik, Mark R. and Raj Panmanabahad (1992). Monograph (94 pages) Glossary of GIS Terminology. Technical Publication # 92/13. National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis GIS Publications Series. January 1992. Santa Barbara, CA.

 

CHAPTERS AND MATERIALS IN BOOKS.

 

1. Leipnik, Mark R. and Donald Albert (2002). “How Law Enforcement Agencies Can Make Geographic Information Technologies Work for Them.” Chapter 1 in Law Enforcement Geographic Information Systems (book). Taylor and Francis, London, U.K. (In Press 2002).

 

2. Leipnik, Mark R. and Donald Albert (2002).  “Implementation Issues”. Chapter 2 in Law Enforcement Geographic Information Systems (book). Taylor and Francis, London, U.K. (In Press 2002).

 

3. Leipnik, Mark R., Donald P. A1bert, Dennis Kidwell, and Alberto Mellis (2002). “GIS Use in Waco, Texas Police Department”, in:  Law Enforcement Geographic Information Systems (book). Taylor and Francis, London, U.K. (In Press 2002).

 

4. Leipnik, Mark R., John Bottelli, Ian Von Essen, Ariane Schmidt, Laurie Anderson and Tony Cooper (2002). “Apprehending Multiple Murderers in Spokane, Washington Using GIS and GPS”. Chapter 12 in Law Enforcement Geographic Information Systems (book). Taylor and Francis, London, U.K. (In Press 2002).

 

5. Burns, Tim, Mark R. Leipnik, Kristin Preston and Lt. Tom Evans  (2002). “The Enforcer GIS: Helping Pinellas County, Florida Manage and Share Geo-Spatial Law Enforcement Data”. Chapter 13 in Law Enforcement Geographic Information Systems (book). Taylor and Francis, London, U.K. (In Press 2002).

 

6. Leipnik, Mark R. and Donald Albert (2002).  “Use of GIS Technology in the Delaware State Police’s Real-Time Reporting System”. Chapter 14 in Law Enforcement Geographic Information Systems (book). Taylor and Francis, London, U.K. (In Press 2002).

 

7.  Andrew Costello and Mark R. Leipnik (2002).  “Journeys to Crime: GIS Analysis of Offender and Victim Journeys in Sheffield, England”. Chapter 16 in Law Enforcement Geographic Information Systems (book). Taylor and Francis, London, U.K. (In Press 2002).

 

8. Albert, Donald and Mark R. Leipnik (2002). “Towards a Lexicon of Criminology and Geography”, in Law Enforcement Geographic Information Systems (book). Taylor and Francis, London, U.K. (In Press 2002).

           

9. Leipnik, Mark R. and Sanjay S. Metha (2000). Using GIS to Locate Retail Stores in (Chapter in the book) Retail Management: A Strategic Approach, 8th ed.  Barry Berman and Joel Evans Eds. June 2000. Prentice Hall.

 

10. Leipnik, Mark R. (2000). Introduction toSpatial Analysis, GIS and Remote Sensing in Human Health and Disease ScienceEdited by Donald Albert, B. Levergood & W. Gester. Ann Arbor Press, Published 2000.

 

 

 

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

 

1. Leipnik, Mark R., Sanjay S. Mehta, and Balasundram Maniam (2002), “Geographic Information Systems: Technology for Business-Decision Making,” The International Journal of Technology Management, forthcoming.

 

 

 2. Leipnik, Mark R., Sanjay S. Mehta, and Balasundram Maniam (2002). “TIGER 2000: Taking Geo-Demographic into the 21st Century,” Review of Business Information Systems, forthcoming.

 

3. Sanjay S. Mehta, Balasundram Maniam, and Mark R. Leipnik (2002), “Electronic Commerce: The Emerging Technology for Tomorrow’s Businesses," Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal, forthcoming.

 

4. Metha, Sanjay, Balasundram Maniam & Mark  R. Leipnik (2001). “Electronic Commerce an Emerging Technology for Tomorrow=s Business”. Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal (September 2001).

 

5. Maniam, Balasundram, Sanjay S. Mehta and Mark R. Leipnik (2001), “Determinants of U.S. Foreign Direct Investment in European Union: Case of Spain, Portugal, and Italy,” Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Vol. 9, No. 5 (Winter), 71-80.

 

6. Maniam, Balasundram, Sanjay S. Mehta, and Mark R. Leipnik (2000), “Online Trading: Problems and Challenges," Academy of Information and Management Sciences Journal, Vol. 3, No.1, 107-115.

 

 

7. Leipnik,  Mark R. and Donald Albert (2000). How Law Enforcement Agencies Can Make Geographic Information Systems Work for Them. Journal of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Vol. LXVII, No. 9. September, 2000.

 

8. Albert, Donald P. and Mark R. Leipnik. (2000). “Exploring the World, United States and North Carolina Using the Internet: Resources for Geographic Education”.  North Carolina Geographer. No. 8. August, 2000.

 

9. Leipnik, Mark R , Sanjay S. Mehta and Balasundram Maniam (1999), “Application of GIS in Small and Medium Enterprises,” Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 11 No. 2, 77-88.

 

10. Mehta, Sanjay S., Balasundram Maniam, and Mark R. Leipnik (1999), “The Journal of Business Strategies: The First Fifteen Years,” Journal of Business Strategies, Vol. 16 No. 1, 89-105.

 

11. Leipnik, Mark R. , Irene Perry, Poonam Shrestha and Rob Evans (1997). AGIS

Based Analysis of Current and Historical Vegetation Composition in East Texas.@  Journal of the Texas Academy of Sciences, Volume 49, Number 3, August 1997.

 

12. Leipnik, Mark R. (1993). “GIS for Groundwater Resources Management.”

Journal of Water Problems. In English with Russian Translation and commentary by Dr. Igor Zekster; Director Hydrogeology  Branch CIS Academy of Sciences. July 1993. Academy of Sciences, Russian Republic. Moscow           

13. Leipnik, Mark R. (1993).  “Implementation of GIS for Water Resources Planning and

Management”. American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. April/May 1993. Washington, D.C.

 

 

ARTICLES IN TRADE AND TECHNICAL JOURNALS

 

1. Leipnik, Mark R., John Bottelli, and Ian Von Essen (2001). “Coordinates of a Killer: (Use of GIS & GPS in Serial Murder Investigations in Spokane, Washington)”. Geospatial Solutions Magazine. November 2001.

 

2. Leipnik, Mark R. (1993).  “Federal Government Fights Subsurface Contamination, with

GIS and Volume Modeling.” GIS World Magazine. April, 1993. Lakewood, CO.

3. Leipnik, Mark R. (1993).   Environmental Restoration with MGE GIS. Microstation Manager Magazine. March 1993. Santa Fe, NM.

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS IN JOURNALS

 

1. Leipnik, Mark, R. (2000).  Review of  Learning to Glow, A Nuclear Reader, Edited by John Bradley.  Journal of Cultural Geography. Vol. 19, No. 7. July 2000.

 

 

2. Leipnik, Mark R. and Donald Albert (2000). Review of Atlas of Cultural Diversity of Wisconsin, By K. Zaniewski and C.J. Rosen. Journal of Cultural Geography. Vol 19, No. 1. January, 2000.

 

3. Leipnik, Mark R. (1998).  “Book Review” of “Plutonium and the Rio Grande” by William Pfaff.  EOS, Journal of the American Geophysical Union. December 1998. Washington, D.C.

 

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 

1. Leipnik, Mark R. (2001). “Real-Time Environmental Decision Support System for Land Management on Military Installations”. Proceedings of the Environmental Systems Research Institute International GIS conference and Exposition. Paper in Proceedings. June 24-28, 2001. San Diego

 

2. Mehta, Sanjay S., Mark R. Leipnik, and Frank Daniels (2000), "Electronic Commerce: The Emerging Technology for Tomorrow’s Business," Proceedings of the Academy of Information and Management Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 2, Allied Academics International Meeting, October 11-14, 52-56, Maui HI.

 

3. Mehta, Sanjay S. and Mark R. Leipnik (2000), "Online Trading: Problems and Challenges," Proceedings of the Academy of Information and Management Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 2, Allied Academics International Meeting, October 11-14, 57-61, Maui HI.

 

            4. Sanjay S. Mehta, Balasundram Maniam, and Mark R. Leipnik (2000), “Strategies of Teaching Marketing Research Courses,” The Marketing Management Association 5th Annual Fall educators’ Conference, September 18-19, St. Louis MO.

 

5. Leipnik Mark R. (1999). “Survey of GIS Use by Texas Police Agencies” Proceedings of the Environmental Systems Research Institute International Geographic Information System Conference and Exposition. July 16-20, 1999. San Diego, California.

 

 

6. Leipnik, Mark R., Sanjay S. Mehta, and Balasundram Maniam (1999), “Application of Geographic Information System to Small Businesses,” 1999 World Conference on International Entrepreneurship, Singapore, August 15-18.

 

7. Mehta, Sanjay S., Mark Leipnik, and Balasundram Maniam (1999), “Using Geographic Information Systems in Franchising,” 13th Annual Society of Franchising Conference, Miami Beach FL, March 6-7.

 

8. Leipnik, Mark R. (1999). “Watershed Studies and Flood Alert System for Fort Hood

Texas” Texas Academy of Sciences 102nd Annual Meeting. March 5. 1999. Seguin, Texas..

9. Leipnik, Mark R (1997). “Geographic Information System Based Spatial Analysis for

 Improved  Environmental Management”. Proceedings of the Texas Academy of Sciences Centennial Meeting. March 7-8, 1997. Sam  Houston State University. Huntsville Texas.

 

10. Leipnik, Mark. R. and  Richard Rush. (1996). Environmental Assessment, Restoration Applications of GIS at Defense Department Facilities@.   Proceedings of the Federal Applications Section, Intergraph Users Group Conference, Workshop and Exposition. New Orleans, LA. September 25, 1996.  Published by Intergraph, Huntsville, AL.

11. Leipnik, Mark R., Ireen Perry and Poonam Shrestha (1996). “GIS based Analysis of  Historical and Current Forest Composition in East Texas”.  Big Thicket Science Conference.  October 11, 1996. Beaumont, Texas.

12. Leipnik, Mark R and Douglass Simms (1996). "Assessing the Impact on Water

Resources of Heavy Metals  from the World's Largest Manganese Mine; The

Three Kids Mine and Mill Site, Henderson, NV." Proceedings: 16th  Annual

Nevada Water Resources Management Conference. Feb. 13-14, 1996. Las

Vegas, NV.

13. Leipnik, Mark R. (1993).   “GIS & Geo-Scientific Visualization for Environmental

Restoration”. Proceedings of the 2nd International  Conference/Workshop on the

Integration of GIS and Environmental Modeling. September 1993,

Breckenridge, CO.

14. Leipnik, Mark R. (1991). “GIS for Groundwater Modeling and Protection.” Proceedings

of the 1st International Conference/workshop on the Integration of GIS and

Environmental Modeling. September,1991. Published by the NCGIA, Santa

Barbara, CA.

 

 

15. Leipnik, Mark R. (1991).  GIS for Water Resources Management.” Proceedings of the

American Society of Civil Engineers Water Resources Planning and Management Conference, April 1991. New Orleans, LA. Published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. New York.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS TO SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL MEETINGS:

 

1. Leipnik, Mark R. and Mark Delarosa, Jerry Stephens and Tennille Green (2001). “GIS for Maps Crime and Auto Accidents in Huntsville, Texas”. Poster paper. 5th Annual Crime Mapping Research Conference. Dallas Texas December 1-4, 2001.

 

2. Bryan Norvel, Travis Clawson and Mark R. Leipnik (2001). Use of GPS in Delineating Red Cockaded Woodpecker Habitat in Sam Houston National Forest Poster paper: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments. Huntsville, Texas August 30, 2000.

 

3. Rodney Cope and Mark Leipnik (2001). Use of LIDAR Technology. Poster paper: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments. Huntsville, Texas August 30, 2000.

 

4. Amy Wilke and Mark Leipnik (2001). GIS Use in Community Development and Engineering at the City of Conroe, Texas. Eureca: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments. Huntsville, Texas August 28, 2001.

 

5. Leipnik, Mark R., Donald Albert, Andrea Glazebrook, Kerry Monzingo and Estelle Turbiville (2000).  “ARCVIEW as a Tool for Computer Cartography@.  Environmental Systems Research Institute International Geographic Information Systems Conference and Exposition. June 23-27, 2000. San Diego, California.

 

6. Leipnik, Mark R. & Donald Albert, Andrea Glazebrook, Kerry Monzingo and Estelle Turbiville (2000). AGIS based Analysis of Auto Accidents Frequency in Texas, Counties@. Eureca: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments. August 30, 2000. Huntsville, Texas.

 

7. Metha, Sanjay, Balasundram Maniam and Mark Leipnik (2000).     “Strategies for Teaching Marketing Research@ Marketing Management Association Annual Meeting. September 18-19, 2000. Saint Louis, Mo.

 

8. Leipnik, Mark R (2000). “Use of Remotely Sensed Imagery in Teaching World and  Regional Geography@. Texas Council for the Social Studies, 48th Annual Conference. October 6-8, 2000. Grapevine, Texas.

 

9. Leipnik, Mark R. (1999) “Fort Hood Watershed Studies Design” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Land Resource Management Program Conference. April 5, 2000, 1999. Killeen, Texas.

 

10. Leipnik, Mark R. (1999). “Flood History and Stream Flow Measurement in Harmon Creek, Texas” Flood Alert Association, Southwest Region, Annual Meeting, July 9, 1999. Houston, Texas.

11. Leipnik, Mark R. and Jefferey Jorgeson (1999). “Fort Hood Watershed and Stream Stage Monitoring Effort” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Land Management System Conference. March 10-12 1999. Killeen, Texas.

12. Leipnik, Mark R (1998). “Use of Texas GIS Data in Teaching Geographic Concepts”

Texas Alliance for Geographic Education 10th Annual Meeting, Feb.15, 1998.

Bellaire, Texas.

 

13. Leipnik, Mark R. (1998). “Environmental Assessment and Remediation Applications of GIS and Visualization” Geography Department Research Colloquia Series, Texas A& M University December 13, 1998. College Station, Texas.

 

14. Leipnik, Mark R. (1997).  Use of the NCGIA Core Curriculum and Use of Locally      

 Available GIS Coverages in GIS Instruction”. Workshop on Development of a Common GIS Curriculum for Colleges in Texas.  November 14-15, 1997. Houston, Texas.

15. Leipnik, Mark R., and Derek Paulsen (1997). “GIS Based Analysis of Demographic

Factors Related to Occurrence of Homicides over a Ten-Year Period in Houston,

Texas” Exploring the Future of Crime Mapping, A National Symposium on the Use of GIS in Criminal Justice Research and Practice.  October 5-7, 1997. Denver, Colorado.

16. Leipnik, Mark R. and Chris Berry (1997). “Integration of GIS with Hydrologic and Meteorologic Data from an Interactive CD ROM for the Guadalupe River Watershed, Texas”. American Water Resources Association Annual Meeting.  September 15-18, 1997. Denver, Colorado.

17. Leipnik, Mark R (1997). “GIS for Environmental and Earth Sciences Education in

 High  Schools”.  Texas Alliance for Geographic Education, 9th Annual Meeting.

 Feb.15, 1997. Tomball, Texas.

18. Leipnik, Mark R (1996). “Visualization of Subsurface Hydrocarbon Contamination”.  52nd Annual Meeting, Southwest Section American Chemical Society, October 18, 1996. Houston, Texas.

19. Leipnik, Mark R (1994). "GIS for Water Resources Management" 14th Annual Nevada Water Resources Conference. Winner $500 award for best student paper.  March 17, 1994.  Las Vegas, NV.

20. Leipnik, Mark R (1993). "A Spatial Decision Support System for Environmental

 Restoration" 4th Annual Nevada State GIS Conference, Dec.5-8, 1993. Las Vegas,

 NV.

21. Leipnik, Mark R (1993). "Environmental Restoration Spatial Decision Support System".  Second International Conference on the Integration of GIS and Environmental Modeling. Sept. 24-28 1993.  Breckenridge, CO.

 

22.  Leipnik, Mark R (1993). "GIS and Visualization for LUFT Management" Environmental Protection Agency U.S. Defense Department Leaking Underground Fuel Tank Management Conference, June 16-20 1993. Santa Maria, CA.

23. Leipnik, Mark R (1993). "Environmental Management with Spatial Decision Support Systems".  1st Annual Department of the Interior Hazardous Materials Management Conference. June 4-6 1993. Denver, CO.

                       

24. Leipnik, Mark R (1993). "Implementation of GIS for Resources Management in the Grand Canyon and on Adjacent Lands of the Hualapai Indian Reservation" Grand Canyon Environmental Studies Conference. March 17, 1993. Flagstaff, AZ.

25. Leipnik, Mark R (1993). "GIS for Environmental Management" 27th Annual Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences, Annual Meeting. March 4-7, 1993. Las Vegas, NV.

26. Leipnik, Mark R (1993). "Water Resources Management with GIS” Southern Nevada Water Authority Research Seminar Series  January 17, 1993. Las Vegas, NV.

27. Leipnik, Mark R (1992). "GIS for Soil Mapping and Management" Soil Science Society of America, Annual Meeting. October, 12-15, 1992. Santa Barbara, CA.

28. Leipnik, Mark R (1991). "GIS for Groundwater Protection".  GIS and Environmental Modeling Conference. September 16-20, 1991. Boulder, CO.

 

 

 


                                  RESEARCH GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

 

1. Grant of $5000. From Faculty Research Enhancement Fund, SHSU.  To Mark Leipnik for research on geospatial technology use by national census and mapping authorities in 25 countries. 2002.

 

1. Contract for $252,024 from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center. To Gary Smith and Mark Leipnik, CO-P.I.’s for Land Management System and Geo-spatial Data Repository Development and Evaluation at Fort Hood, Texas. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center. Construction Engineering Research Lab, Campaigne Illinois. 2001-2002.

 

2. Contract for $269,320. From U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center. To Mark R. Leipnik and Robert Lane C0-P.I.’s for “Integrated Watershed Modeling and Land Management System Related Activities at Fort Hood, Texas@. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering Research and Development Center. Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory Watershed Experiment Station. Vicksburg, Mississippi. 2000-2001.

 

3. Grant Award of $1,500. To Mark Leipnik from Geographic Information Technologies Association for GIS/GPS use in community oriented policing research. 1999.

4. Contract for  $416,108. From U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksberg Mississippi. To Mark Leipnik and Cecil Hallum Co-PI’s. For:“ Hydrologic Investigations; Including Stream Stage and Soil Moisture Monitoring and GIS Development and Development of Data Linkages with Watershed  Management Models and  Land Management Systems at Fort Hood, Texas”. Effective 1998-2001.

 

5. Contract for $3,600 with Walker County, Texas Government for updating and maintenance of the Walker County Road Network and 911 Address Matching GIS. 1998.

 

6. Grant of  $5,000. To Mark Leipnik from Faculty Research Enhancement Fund for the Study of Status of GIS Use and Application in Texas Police Agencies. 1998.

7. Contract for $25,000. To Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies, GIS Lab From Texas Army National Guard for geographic information systems based mapping of five training areas in Texas. October 1997.

8. Grant of $5, 000 To Mark Leipnik from Faculty Research Enhancement Fund, SHSU for the Study of Application of GIS to Criminal Justice. 1997.

9. Equipment Donation of  $110,000. Arranged for donation of computer equipment and GIS and environmental modeling software from the Intergraph Corporation of Huntsville, Alabama to the at Environmental GIS Lab at the University of California Santa Barbara, 1991.

 

 

10. Cooperative Agreement for $130,000. From U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation.  To the Environmental GIS Lab at the University of California Santa Barbara for development of a GIS based spatial decision support system for environmental remediation at Vandenberg AFB, California. Awarded  to support dissertation research project. 1992.

Also wrote a significant portion of a successful $492,000 grant application on behalf of five East Texas School Districts to secure funding for technology, including Internet access, GIS and GPS for facilitating environmental education from the Texas Infrastructure Fund in 1998.


SERVICE RELATED ACTIVITIES.

Director, Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies GIS Lab, 1996-2002.

 

General Studies Adviser, College of Arts and Sciences, Sam Houston State University (SHSU), 1997-2002.

 

Member, University Admissions Committee SHSU, 2001-2002.

 

Member,  Centennial Scholarship Committee, 2000-2001.

 

Outside Member, PhD Committee of Derek Paulsen, College of Criminal Justice SHSU, 1998.

 

 Outside Member, Masters Degree thesis committee of Ben Lui, Computer Science SHSU, 2000.

 

Member masters degree orals committees for Mathematics, Technology and Computer Science Departments, SHSU. 1997-1999.

 

Departmental Coordinator for web site design, computer and meteorological monitoring technology, Department of Geography and Geology, SHSU. 1996-2000.

 

Guest Lecturer for assembled graduate students in the College of Criminal Justice (SHSU),  Marketing 428 Class SHSU,  Management 388 SHSU, Agriculture 462, SHSU, University of Nevada Las Vegas graduate water resources management program and Southern Nevada Community College environmental assessment and GIS classes. 1998-2002.

 

Invited Speaker for: City of Huntsville Police MIS and Community Development Departments, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas,  Department of Management & Marketing SHSU, Jersey Village High School, Harrison County Board of Commissioners and Sheriff,  Huntsville Intermediate School, Montgomery County Sheriffs Department, East Texas Intergraph Users Group, Southern Nevada Environmental Protection Committee, Nellis Air Force Base officers and staff, Ventura County California; Department heads and staff, Santa Barbara County,  California; Department heads and staff, RM Parsons, Inc, and IT Inc.1991-2000.

 

Reviewer on seven occasions for International Journal of Geographic Information Systems, Journal of Environmental Modeling, Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management and ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, and on three occasions for two publishing houses. 1993-2001.

Chair, Geography Section, Texas Academy of Sciences, 1998.

 

Editor 1993-1995 Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Water and Waste Water Special Interest Group Journal. 1993-1995. Published quarterly by URISA. Washington, D.C.

 

 Member City of Huntsville, Texas Transportation Planning Committee, 2001-2002.

 

 

 

 

 

HONORS & AWARDS:

As Assistant Professor at Sam Houston State University:

 

 Special Recognition Award for Outstand Contribution to the College of Arts and Sciences, Sam Houston State University.  2001.

  

As a Physical Scientist/GIS Specialist U.S. Department of the Interior:

 

Star Award ($1000) from U.S. Department of Interior for outstanding service resulting in savings to Federal Government of $11 million on closure of the Henderson Landfill, Henderson, Nevada. December 1997.

Adjunct Faculty Member, Geosciences Department. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Committee member for three Masters Degree students 1996-1997.

 USBR Regional Representative to Southern Nevada Environmental Protection

 Council. May 1993-May 1996.

 Board Member; U.S. Air Force, Nellis AFB. Environmental Restoration Program

 Advisory Board. February 1994-May 1996.

 US Bureau of Reclamation Employee of the Month, December 1992.

 DOI Special Act Award, May 1993.

 

DOI Performance Awards: October 1995, August  1994, and July 1993.

 Letter of Commendation from Assistant Secretary of the Interior for

 Environmental Affairs. July 1993.


As a graduate student at the U.C. Santa Barbara:

 Lecturer for National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis. 1990.

 Member of UCSB Physical Planning Committee.1989-1990.

 Technical advisor to joint UCSB/Army Corps of Engineers leaking Underground

 Fuel  Tank (LUFT) remediation effort. 1989.

 

Member of Casmalia Resources Technical Advisory Board (an independent panel sponsored by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control). Responsible for review of technical adequacy of proposed modernization and expansion plan for a Class I hazardous waste landfill located in northern Santa Barbara County.1990.

As an undergraduate student at U.C. Santa Barbara:

 President of UCSB International Students Hall, a mixed international and domestic

 student dormitory 1982-1983.

A+ grade on Environmental Studies Program Senior Thesis related  to Federal

regulation of carcinogenic substances. 1985.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

 

!         Geospatial Information Technology Association.

 

!         Texas Academy of Sciences.

!         Texas Water Resources Conservation Association.

!         Intergraph Users Group (East Texas Group).

!         ARC/INFO Users Group (Texas).

!         Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

!         Texas Alliance for Geographic Education.

 

!         Texas Council for the Social Sciences.


TRAINING:

!         Unexploded Ordinance Safety Training, U.S. Army Range Control Office, (4 hours. Ft. Hood,

            Texas, April 2001).     

 

!             Academic Advisement Retreat and Workshop. (1 day. Waterwood, Texas. 1997).

!         Urban Watch Environmental Monitoring training (1 day. Huntsville, Texas. 1997).

!         Contracting Officer Training, (1 week, Sacramento, California. 1996).

!         ESRI Arc/Info GIS training (1 Week, Redlands, CA, 1995).

!         Phase 1 ASTM Hazardous Waste Site Assessment Training  (3 days. Boulder City, NV, 1994).

!         Technical writing (1 week. Boulder City, NV, 1994).

 !        Intermediate UNIX training (1 week, Boulder City, NV  1993).

!         UNIX workstation System Administrator training. (1 week. Boulder City, NV, 1993).

!         ORACLE RDBMS training (1 week, Albuquerque, NM, 1993).

!         Intergraph Microstation CAD training (1 week, Irvine CA 1992).

!         Intergraph MGE GIS training (1 week, Irvine CA 1992).

!         Sun workstation UNIX training (1 week, UCSB 1991).

!         Annual 8 hour Hazardous Materials Training (1991-1995) at UCLA and Boulder City, NV).

!         40 hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker Training (UCLA, 1990).


 

                                                                        OTHER INFORMATION:

!         Born: February 14, 1962, Gainesville, Florida.Youngest son of Professor and Mrs. Roy Leipnik.

!         Married to Joanne Ray,  (M.S. Geography, UCSB on October 10, 1992). She is currently GIS

            Manager for Montgomery County, Texas.

!         Daughter Michelle, born March 24, 1995.

 

!     Outside interests include backpacking, fishing, boating, landscape photography, collecting:

             shells, fossils, minerals, coins, stamps and various categories of antiques.