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Dr. William Harris Associate Professor
Environmental Science & Studies
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Dr. William Harris Jr. has research efforts in geographic information systems in higher education, urban watersheds, ecological park design and the urban environment. He can speak on human and earth environment, coastal ecology, paleontology, geology, and oceanic and atmospheric science.

Areas of Expertise
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Environment, Ecology, Geology


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Geology - Texas A&M University (1987)
  • Master of Science - Geology - Texas A&M University (1982)
  • Bachelor of Science - Geology - Baylor University (1980)


  • Japhet Creek Linear Park Master Plan (2000)
  • GIS (1994)


  • "A Model for Infusing GIS in the K-12 Curriculum"ESRI International Conference: 2008 Education User Conference
  • "Cross-Curricular Course in the Application of GIS"ESRI International Conference: 2004 Education User Conference
  • "GIS as a Theme or “Glue” in a Department"ESRI International Conference: 2002 Education User Conference
  • "GIS in the University: Computer Science, Cartography/Geography or Useful Tool?"ESRI International Conference: 2011 Education User Conference
  • "Teaching Redistricting During a Census Rollout"ESRI International Conference: 2012 Education User Conference
  • "Using GIS as a Bridge"ESRI International Conference: 2005 Education User Conference
  • "Whistling Past Dixie? Redistricting, Ideology, and the 2012 Two Party System in the South"The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics
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