Phone: (619) 644-7343
Instructor of Geography
8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020
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
|Spring 2006 - Present||Full-Time Instructor||Physical Geography, GIS, World Regional,
Geography of CA, Eastern Sierra Field Course
|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|
|October 2002 - January 2006||
Hydrologist GS-9, United States Geological Survey, California Water Science Center
|Fall 2000 - Spring 2001||
Research Assistant, San Diego State University Foundations
|February 2007||Completion of the 2007 Teaching Institute offered by The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges in Redwood City, CA.|
Completion of Workshop: "Early Career Geoscience Faculty: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career". Offered through
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.
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.|
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.
Completion of Seminar in Surface Water Records Computation. Offered by the U.S.G.S. at the district headquarters in Sacramento, CA.
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.
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.
|Spring 2000||Tutor of Physical Geography concepts at Grossmont College in the Learning Resource Center.|
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.
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
Familiar with basic programming in Fortran
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
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|
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.
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.
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.
"The unity of all the sciences is found in geography. The significance of geography is that it presents the earth as the enduring home of the occupations of man. The world without its relationship to human activity is less than a world. Human industry and achievement, apart from their roots in the earth, are not even a sentiment, hardly a name"
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