People

Faculty


Richard M. Medina

Medina cropRichard M. Medina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Utah and Director of the Geospatial Intelligence Research Lab. His research focuses on terrorism and homeland security, network science, Geographic Information Systems and Science (GIS/GISc), and complex social systems. He teaches courses on GIS, geospatial intelligence and security, spatial databases, and human geography.

George F. Hepner

gHepnerGeorge F. Hepner is a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Utah and director of the USGIF approved certificate program in geospatial intelligence. His major areas of research involve geographical analysis using remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS), hazard response and mitigation, and international environmental assessment. He teaches courses on the geography of terrorism, regional geography, and project management.

Students


Chris Fuhriman

chrisFuhrimanChris is a PhD student originally from Ogden, UT. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical geography at the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1998 and a Master of Arts degree in cultural geography at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 2008. Chris served as a faculty member of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at West Point, where he taught a number of undergraduate geography courses including physical geography, the geography of Asia, and the geography of Latin America. His research interests include terrorism, GIS, security, and perceptions of space and place.


Claire Weber

clareWeberClaire is a Master’s student originally from Leonardtown, MD. Claire graduated with a dual Bachelors’ degree in Geography and Ecology from the University of Maryland with a minor in Global Terrorism Studies. Claire previously worked as a GIS Analyst in the GIS Division of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland. Her research interests include terrorism, GIS, Pakistan, the ecological effects of terrorism, homeland security, and open source intelligence.