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Judd Curran

Judd Curran

Chair, Earth Sciences Dept.


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Curriculum Vitae

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Judd Michael Curran

Instructor of Geography
Grossmont College
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020
Tel: (619)644-7343
judd.curran@gcccd.edu 


Education


Fall 2005, M. A. in Geography, San Diego State University

Spring 1998, B. A. in Physical Geography, San Diego State University

Summer 1996, A. S. in General Science, Grossmont College

Teaching Experience

Date Position Course Institution
Spring 2006 - Present Full-Time Instructor Physical Geography, GIS, World Regional, 
Geography of CA, Eastern Sierra Field Course
Grossmont College
Fall 2004 - Fall 2005 Adjunct Instructor Intro. to Physical Geography Grossmont College
Fall 2005 Adjunct Instructor Physical Geography Laboratory Grossmont College
Fall 2001 Adjunct Instructor Intro. to Physical Geography Southwestern College
Fall 2000 Adjunct Instructor Intro. to Meteorology Southwestern College
Summer 2000 Adjunct Instructor Intro. to Physical Geography San Diego City College
Fall 1998 - Spring 2000 Teaching Assistant Physical Geography Laboratory San Diego State University



Research Positions

October 2002 - January 2006

Hydrologist GS-9, United States Geological Survey, California Water Science Center
-Involved in the collection, processing, and analysis of data related to water quality and quantity,
and design and implementation of new methods of data collection.

Fall 2000 - Spring 2001

Research Assistant, San Diego State University Foundations
-Assisted in data management and entry of precipitation records for the Tijuana River Watershed Project including
the selection and implementation of models for predicting stream flow. Supported the inventory of conifer trees
including quantity, diameter breast height, and age as part of an ongoing project examining fire succession within
conifer forests. Assisted in the development of a San Diego County watershed scale GIS database in CD format.



Professional Growth

February 2007 Completion of the 2007 Teaching Institute offered by The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges in Redwood City, CA.
June 2006

Completion of Workshop: "Early Career Geoscience Faculty: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career". Offered through
a program funded by the NSF called "On the Cutting Edge: Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty" at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

September 2004

Completion of Seminar in Integration of Mobile Computing Technology with Hydrologic Instrumentation. Offered by the U.S.G.S. at the district headquarters in Sacramento, CA.

July 2004

Completion of Seminar in Field Methods for the Collection, Processing, and Analysis of Surface Water and Ground Water Quality Samples. Offered by the U.S.G.S. at the Water Resources Division National Training Center in Denver, CO.

October 2003 Completion of Seminar in Surface Water Field Techniques.  Offered by the U.S.G.S. at the Post Falls field office in Post Falls, ID.
September 2003

Completion of Seminar in Methods for the Operation and Computation of data from Continuous Water Quality Monitoring devices. Offered by the U.S.G.S. at the district headquarters in Sacramento, CA.

July 2003

Completion of Seminar in Surface Water Records Computation. Offered by the U.S.G.S. at the district headquarters in Sacramento, CA.

April 2003

Completion of Seminar in Basic Electronics and Troubleshooting Hydrologic Instrumentation. Offered by the U.S.G.S. Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

May 1999

Completion of Teaching of College Geography, a course designed to develop instructional skills with the intent to enhance student learning of geographic concepts. Offered by Dr. John O'Leary in the Department of Geography at San Diego State University.

Community Service

Spring 2000 Tutor of Physical Geography concepts at Grossmont College in the Learning Resource Center.
Spring 1997

Guest lecturer of basic geographic concepts to 4 local elementary and high schools as a representative of the Department of Geography at San Diego State University.



Coursework in Geography

Beginning through Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Beginning through Advanced Remote Sensing, Quantitative Methods of Geographic Research, Seminar in Techniques of Spatial Analysis, Spatial Data Analysis, Hydroclimatology, Environmental Climatology, Physiography, Coastal and Submarine Physiography, Global Climate Change, Environmental and Natural Resource Conservation, Geography of Natural Vegetation, Map Investigation, Principles of Meteorology, and Principles of Physical Geography.


Computer Skills

Proficient with ArcGIS, ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcIMS, and ArcView geographic information system software

Familiar with Imagine and ENVI remote sensing software

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, FrontPage, and Outlook software

Familiar with UNIX, LINUX, and all Windows operating system platforms

Proficient in web design using JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and Microsoft FrontPage

Familiar with basic programming in Fortran


Professional Affiliations

Association of American Geographers

Groundwater Resources Association of California

California Geographical Society

California Teachers Association Member

San Diego State University Alumni Association


Awards and Promotions

November 2005

Promotion from Hydrologist GS-9, Step-1 to Hydrologist GS-9, Step-2, United States Geological Survey

May 2005 Grossmont College 2005 Excellence in Teaching Award
February 2005 United States Government STAR performance award for excellence in workplace accomplishments
December 2004 1st Place, 30th Annual U.S.G.S. National Photographic Competition.  Category:  Advanced Amateur, Color, Nature
October 2004 Promotion from Hydrologist GS-7 to Hydrologist GS-9, United States Geological Survey
December 2003 1st Place, 29th Annual U.S.G.S. National Photographic Competition.  Category:  Amateur, Color, Nature
September 2003 United States Government STAR performance award for excellence in workplace accomplishments
June 2003 United States Government STAR performance award for excellence in workplace accomplishments



Publications

2008

Curran, Judd M. and Ming-Hsiang Tsou 2008. User-Centered Design Approaches for Web mapping Applications: A Case Study with USGS Hydrological Data in the United States. In International Perspectives on Maps and the Internet. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Michael Peterson, Ed. Ch 20, pp 301-321.
ISBN: 978-3-540-72028-7

2005

Contributor to: Agajanian, J; Caldwell, L; Rockwell, G; and Pope, G. 2005. Water Resource Data, California, Water Year 2004- Southern Great Basin from Mexican Border to Mono Lake Basin, and Pacific Slope Basins from Tijuana River to Santa Maria River. Water Data Report CA-04-01. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.

2004

Contributor to: Pope, G; Agajanian, J; Caldwell, L; and Rockwell, G. 2004. Water Resource Data, California, Water Year 2003- Southern Great Basin from Mexican Border to Mono Lake Basin, and Pacific Slope Basins from Tijuana River to Santa Maria River. Water Data Report CA-03-01. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey.

 
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