Paul V Bolstad
I'm a full professor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I've worked here since 1995, with prior stints at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Assistant Professor), the University of Wisconsin, Colombia (Research Forester, Pizano,S.A.), North Carolina State University, the University of Massachusetts, and U.C. Berkeley, with time out for sabbaticals in Durban, South Africa, and Madrid, Spain. My teaching focuses on spatial data collection and analysis, primarily in a large introductory course in GIS, an integrated spatial analysis practicum, and an applied GPS course. I also teach the occasional course in ecosystems ecology. My research has focused on carbon and water cycling from leaf to regional scales, mostly in forest ecosystems, and mostly in the Lake States and Southern Appalachian Mountains. I've published over 70 journal papers, several book chapters, and a textbook, "GIS Fundamentals." The book is currently in its third edition, and has been adopted by over 300 colleges and universities.