Mesa's GIS Program includes six faculty members, hosting a wide range of backgrounds, including private consulting and local government GIS and leaders from professional organizations.
Among the GIS faculty members are specialists in Global Positioning Systems (GPS), cartography, urban planning and land use, environmental and natural resources, demographics, military, utilities, and coastal resources.
Our GIS faculty makes a concerted effort to get to know each student and help build their strengths and interests in GIS. Whether assisting with projects and homework in the classroom or helping with job searches and internships, our faculty provides students with outstanding professional experience and skills that can be taken into their future studies and careers.
Casey has a Master of Arts in Geography and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences from San Diego State University and has practiced GIS for over 10 years. During his career he has had experience in professional and academic settings where GIS, GPS and remote sensing technology and theory are applied. His professional experience includes GIS application in electric and gas utilities, environmental, and business applications. He currently works at Sempra Energy Utilities in the Transmission & Distribution Asset Management department where he leads teams involved with GIS Project Management, GIS development and management, Document Management, Mobile Field applications, and Data Warehousing. His area of expertise is GIS as well as integration experience with other utility specific applications such as Work Management, Graphical Work Design, Customer Information Systems, Outage Management, and Electric Planning.
Eileen earned her Master's degree in Geography and has been involved with GIS since 1991. Over that time she has worked in all aspects of GIS, from collecting, digitizing, and managing data; to planning and implementing new GIS programs; to designing specialized databases and GIS applications. Eileen's primary focus has been on natural resources and environmental themes. She has worked for various levels of government and as a consultant, throughout the southwestern US and overseas. She currently works as a GIS Specialist in her consulting firm in San Diego.
John Johnson has a Masters degree in urban and regional planning and operates a GIS consulting business.
Kim earned her Master's degree in Environmental Resource Management and Bachelor of Science in Marine Geology. She has over 10 years of experience working with GIS in the areas of environmental management and land use, oceanography and coastal zone management, transportation, criminal justice, and economics and demographics. Kim's focus in GIS is on building and fostering client relationships for San Diego businesses, marketing GIS products, and promoting GIS through outreach programs and workshops. She served as President of the Southern California Chapter of URISA where she coordinated and hosted local and state-wide meetings for over 400 members. Kim worked for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) as Service Bureau Program Manager providing local agencies with data and technical capabilities. Kim currently works as an Adjunct Instructor in the GIS program at San Diego Mesa College and is project coordinator for Mesa's involvement in the Institute of Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS) CalWomenTech Project.