Full-time Faculty douglas flewelling

Douglas Flewelling, PhD

Associate Professor of Geographic Information Science &
Director, Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems Program

909-748-8389 Campus Ext. 8389 ||  Lewis Hall Room 139

Courses Taught
GIS 612, GIS 691, GIS 611/621, EVST 110, GIS 695, GIS 696


Douglas Flewelling teaches graduate classes in database management systems for GIS, GIS programming, object-oriented design, and systems analysis. Flewelling's research focuses on methods and algorithms for efficient and effective analysis and retrieval of geographic information. Particular interests include GIS support of geologic and hydrologic engineering applications, levels of inconsistency in spatial databases, and integration of multi-source spatial data for environmental applications. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Guatemalan Department of Agriculture.

Prior to his current position he was a member of the Faculty of the Geography Department at the University of New York at Buffalo, and a Research Scientist and Projects Manager with the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis at the University of Maine. Flewelling also spent twelve years in private industry with firms designing and implementing customized GIS software products. He has advised governments and non-governmental organizations, from the local to international, on GIS implementation and management.

Flewelling has authored or coauthored over thirty-five journal and conference papers and reports, in addition to numerous presentations at conferences and symposia. He has mentored five Ph.D. students and over twenty Masters students to completion.