I have taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including over 170 short courses given in over 30 countries around the world, all dealing with Geomatics technologies and various cultural and environmental applications.

I worked at the Institute for Technology Development Space Remote Sensing Center at the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center, where I developed a series of Geomatics short courses and did applications research.

I was then the  Associate Driector of the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA) at Rutgers University for 9 years, and taught in the Natural Resources and Environmental Science, Geography and Anthropology Departments.

I then came home to UNC-Chapel Hill (Where I received all 3 academic degrees), first in the Anthropology department and now in the Curriculum in Archaeology and I am a Research Associate at the Research Laboratories of Archaeology.


I also was on the faculty of the International Space University from 1988 to 2016, and instructed in their international programs around the world each year.


I was a visiting professor at the Université François-Rabelais, in Tours, France for the spring of 2012, and am now affiliated with the CNRS – UMR 6173 CITERES Laboratoire Archéologie et Territoires Université de Tours – CNRS.


I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in 2006 at le Centre Archéologique Européen at Bibracte and the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France, to teach open source GIS for archaeological applications.


I was awarded a second Fulbright Specialist term at the University of the Witwatersrand department of  Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2010, and have been back three times to teach various short courses and programs.


UCTI am now teaching on a continuing bases at the University of Cape Town, Department of Electrical Engineering, SpaceLab program, a multi-disciplinary graduate education and research program. I received a third Fulbright in 2017/2018 to continue this work.


I am a student of the art of effective teaching and conduct a program each year for the International Astronautical Congress, along with my colleague Carol Carnett, to deliver a Cross-Cultural Presentation Workshop, on how to present a paper at an international congress for the Next Generation Plenary Event speakers and Emerging Space Leaders (ESL) grant awardees.