Dr. Michael N. DeMers
OTL Certificate (Online Teaching and Learning), New Mexico State University, 2007
Ph.D., Geography, University of Kansas, 1985
M.Phil., Geography, University of Kansas, 1983
M.S., Geography, University of North Dakota, 1980
B.S.Ed, Earth Science, University of North Dakota, 1974
GIS Applications, Crime Mapping, GIS Education and Curricula, GIS Design, Arid Landscape Analysis, Zoogeography (especially ants)
Dr. DeMers is Professor of Geography specializing in Geographic Information Science, Landscape Ecology, and Geographic Education. DeMers is the winner of the 2010 Anderson Medal of Honor in Applied Geography awarded by the Applied Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). He holds positions as Vice President External Relations of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE), GIS Section Editor of Geography Compass, Chair of the Anderson Selection Committee (AAG), Alliance Coordinator of the New Mexico Geographic Alliance, and is a member of the board of the Applied Geography Conferences. He has published nearly fifty articles and four texts on geographic information systems two of which have been translated into Russian, Simple Chinese, and Arabic. His current educational research focuses on geogaming, geodesign, and the use of immersive virtual worlds as ways of both exploring GIScience and creating new tools for both learning and practicing geography. He also does research in land classification with special emphasis on the nature, methods, and accuracy assessment of land classification boundaries.