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Heather Hicks is an instructor for the JHU GIS programs and has been an instructor in the programs since its inception, also acting as a consultant in the establishment of the program. She has developed and taught a range of the GIS curriculum, and currently teaches AS.430.601 Geographic Information Systems and AS.430.800 Capstone for Geographic Information Systems.

She is also part-time faculty in the University College and Geography Departments of the University of Denver, serving as Lead Faculty. She has been teaching online and on-campus courses in GIS since 2004. Her other courses include GIS in Environmental Applications, GIS in Natural Hazards, GIS in Natural Resources, Conservation GIS, Natural Hazards of Hawaii, and GIS Project Management. Much of Heather’s work focuses on improving geospatial analysis for decision support for corporate applications and using GIS to provide process enhancements. Heather has worked extensively with a variety of agencies in state and federal government and in the private sector to deliver geospatial solutions to international user communities.

Heather has a B.S. and a B.A from the University of Delaware and an M.S. from the University of Denver, is completing a Ph.D. at Colorado State University, and is a certified GISP with over 25 years of experience in the GIS and Environmental fields.

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