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Stewart Bruce Stewart Bruce
Assistant Director, Center for Environment and Society
GIS Program Coordinator

Stewart Bruce is the Assistant Director of the Center for Environment and Society, and serves as the GIS Program Coordinator at Washington College. In addition to teaching he also manages numerous funded projects spanning the gamut from crime mapping to youth technology training in GIS. Previously he worked as Senior Extension Associate at Penn State University in the Cooperative Extension Geospatial Technology Program. Prior to working at Penn State, he established a regional GIS Department at Mifflin County, PA. Stewart has a Masters in Science in Geography from Penn State University. Read more . . .


Erica McMaster Erica McMaster
GIS Project Manager

Erica McMaster is a GIS Project Manager at Washington College. She has over eight years of experience in GIS and ESRI software products, and is a certified GIS Professional through the GIS Certification Institute. Erica earned her Bachelor of Science in Geography from Salisbury University and her Master of Science in Geography from University of Delaware. Erica has worked on projects related to image processing and manipulation, environmental studies, urban planning, and 3D scanning and visualization.


Andrew Wright Andrew Wright
Senior Crime Analyst

Andrew Wright is a Crime Mapping Analyst at Washington College�s Crime Mapping and Analysis Program (CMAP). While a part of CMAP Andrew has worked closely in the field with many law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in Maryland providing individual support, instruction and outreach. In addition to working with law enforcement agencies, Andrew administers the Maryland Offender Management System (MOMS) which allows law enforcement to search multiple offender databases by address or geographical boundaries such as county, city, or police beat.


Samantha Bulkilvish '09 Samantha Bulkilvish '09
GIS Educator/Analyst

Samantha is a full time staff member assisting with the everyday map support for the Local Law Enforcement Agencies and the Maryland State Police. She also works to keep the online workshops for GIS Professionals up to date and running by updating SCORMS and reviewing submitted assignments. Samantha graduated from Washington College in 2009 and majored in Environmental Studies. Her studies at Washington College have aided her with past projects such as mapping the Sassafras River Watershed and helping the Chestertown Greening Initiative with their Street Tree Survey.


Emily Aiken Emily Aiken '10
GIS Analyst

Emily is a full time GIS analyst, graduated in May 2010 from Washington College with a double major in English and Environmental Studies. She works with the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center on gang intelligence mapping, as well as assisting with numerous other GIS projects. Emily is the current GIS webmaster and social media manager, on top of her mapping duties.


Carol Wagner Carol Wagner '03
GIS Administrative Assistant

Carol comes to the GIS program with 33 years of business experience, 7 years in banking and 26 years as a private business owner. She has a B.A, in Business Management from Washington College and is currently working part time with the GIS Program. Part of Carol�s daily routine includes scheduling student interns, updating grant budgets and helping with program organization.


Stephanie Ireland Stephanie Ireland '17
GIS Data Entry Clerk

Stephanie works full time assisting in data entry projects for the Governor�s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center, and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Beginning the fall semester of 2012 she will also begin studying Anthropology part time at Washington College, and expects to graduate in the spring of 2017. Stephanie is also actively drilling in the US Navy Reserve where she has gained a background in Imagery Intelligence, and hopes to use this knowledge to one day become a GIS Analyst within the department.


Jessica Brennan Jessica Brennan '12
GIS Technician

Jessica Brennan is a new graduate of WC who double majored in anthropology and English. She is from Morrisville, PA, and she transferred to WAC from Bucks County Community College her sophomore year. Jessica performs on campus with the Early Music Consort and Girls on the Chester, an a cappella group. She is currently working on the Easton 3D project.


John Ryan Dr. John Ryan
Health Research Associate

John is a retired public health physician with a particular interest in the geospatial distribution of diseases and conditions associated with the environment. He is currently looking at Lyme disease in Kent County.


Chuck J. Benton Chuck J. Benton
Secondary Education Associate

Chuck Benton is the education research associate at Washington College. He also currently teaches at Dover Area High School in Dover, PA. He is teaching Geographic Information System I, II, III and IV along with Drafting I, II, Architectural Drawing and Design Engineering (honor course). He is also currently, the chairman of the Practical Arts Department at Dover, which consists of the following areas: Family Consumer Science, Vocational Agriculture, and Technology Education. He is also Dover�s Coordinator of GIS and GIS interns. Chuck has applied the PA standards to the current GIS I & II courses on the TIU-GetIT curriculum website, and has promoted the TIU-GetIT curriculum at several different conferences and seminars.


Hunter Harris Hunter Harris
Research Associate

Hunter Harris of Aloft Aerial Photography is a research associate and friend of the GIS lab.


Megan Wise Megan Wise '10
K-12 Curriculum Assistant

Megan is a 2nd grade teacher in Kent County. She previously worked as a GIS intern for two years. She graduated from Washington College in 2010 and is currently pursuing her Master�s in Education at Gratz College. She is responsible for creating interactive activities to use in K-12 classrooms when teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education). Megan also has a lot of experience creating Moodle websites and she helps to revise the GIS website.


Karl Henkel Karl Henkel
Independent Contractor

Karl Henkel is a software and games developer based out of Athens, Ohio. He is a graduate of Ohio University, and the founder of Parabox LLC. Karl has worked on a variety of software and games projects, ranging from mobile games and 3d training simulations to survey administering software.


Daniel Ortiz Daniel Ortiz
GIS Junior Research Associate

Daniel is currently a student at St. Mary's School in Annapolis. He was born and raised in Chestertown, MD and is currently working on the Pluckemin Project at the WC GIS Lab, where he is redesigning all of the artillery that was at the Pluckemin Cantonment. He is interested in the advances in technology that may possibly arise from working with the GIS lab and other fields of work.