The 2016 CSBS Mentor Award goes to Tom Cova!
Congratulations to Professor Thomas Cova in receiving the 2016 Mentor Award in CSBS! Tom Cova is a Professor of Geography and Director of GIS Certificate Program and Director of the Center for Natural & Technological Hazards at the University of Utah. His research and teaching interests are environmental hazards, coupled natural-human systems, transportation, sustainability, and geographic information science. His primary focus is wildfire evacuation analysis and planning, but he has published on a variety of topics in many leading hazards, transportation and GIScience journals He served as Chair of the GIS Specialty Group and Hazards, Disasters & Risks Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG). In 2008, he was Program Chair for the International Conference of Geographic Information Science (GIScience '08) held in Park City, Utah. He teaches courses on environmental hazards, human-environmental systems, sustainability, and geographic information systems (GIS).