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  • Jason Ur

    Director

    Jason Ur is Director of the Center for Geographic Analysis and Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology.  He studies the origins and development of cities and empires in the Middle East and their landscape impacts, using satellite remote sensing, mobile GIS-based field survey, and geospatial analysis.  He has directed research projects in Syria, Turkey, and Iran.

    jasonur [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Peter K. Bol

    Founding Director

    Peter Bol is the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and the Charles H. Carswell Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations. He led Harvard’s university-wide effort to establish support for geospatial analysis in teaching and research. In 2005 he was named the first director of the Center for Geographic Analysis and served till September of 2014.

  • Wendy Guan

    Executive Director

    Wendy is the Executive Director who manages daily operations of the CGA. She came to Harvard in 2006 as the Director of GIS Research Services for the newly established Center.

    wguan [at] cga [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Merrick Lex Berman

    Web Service Manager & GIS Specialist

    Merrick Lex Berman manages Chinese and Japanese geographic information projects such as CHGIS, the Skinner Archive,  ChinaMap, and JapanMap.

    mberman [at] cga [dot] harvard [dot] edu
    (617) 496-9439
  • Jeff Blossom

    GIS Service Manager

    Jeff joined the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard in 2007 as a Senior GIS Specialist, and became the GIS Service Manager in 2016. He has experience working in the GIS industry as a technician, analyst, developer, manager, and educator.

    Jblossom [at] cga [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Stacy Bogan

    GIS Specialist

    Stacy came to Harvard in 2012 with work experience in consulting, the non-profit sector, and the arts. In the past she could be found guiding researchers through the Atlantic rainforest in Brazil, managing data for the remediation of a superfund site, routing troupes for a touring theatre company, and building a GIS for a watershed association. She earned a M.S.

    sbogan [at] cga [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Fei Carnes

    GIS Specialist

    Fei came to Harvard in 2013. In the past, she worked for a hydrological engineering company in Boston and several environmental organizations as a GIS and technical support specialist. Her special interests involve applying GIS (including web-mapping), Remote Sensing, and statistics techniques into LULC, public health, sustainable development, and risk assessment.

    fmeng [at] cga [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Paolo Corti

    Geospatial Engineering Fellow

    Paolo Corti has joined CGA in 2015 as Geospatial Engineering Fellow in the context of the WorldMap project. He is an environmental engineer who has been working as a geospatial analyst and developer for the EU Joint Research Center, the UN World Food Program, the Italian Government and Esri.

    pcorti [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Devika Kakkar

    Geospatial Developer

    Devika is a former researcher at Fraunhofer IIS in Germany where she developed indoor navigation systems. Prior to that she worked as a research assistant with the London School of Economics and at the German Research Foundation.

    kakkar [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Ben Lewis

    Geospatial Technology Manager

    Ben is manager of Harvard WorldMap, an open source infrastructure to support collaborative research around geospatial information.  Ben is also leading a team to build a global registry of web map services (HHypermap) and another to develop a platform to support interactive exploration of billions of spatio-temporal things (BOP).

    blewis [at] cga [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • Josh Lieberman

    Senior Researcher

    Josh is a senior research scientist at CGA working on hydrographic ontologies and semantic applications for the U.S. National Map as part of the new Spatiotemporal Innovation Center. He also serves as a coordinating architect and initiative manager for the Open Geospatial Consortium and as a lecturer at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Josh has a Ph.D.

    jlieberman [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu
  • David Strohschein

    Preceptor in Geospatial Analysis

    Dave came to Harvard in 2014 as a GIS Fellow. He draws from a multidisciplinary background encompassing engineering, software design, systems analysis, and geo information science. He has applied this experience to such areas as complex systems’ performance, GIScience education, and application of GIS to healthcare and municipal planning.

    dstrohschein [at] cga [dot] harvard [dot] edu