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 123
GIS 612, GIS 691, GIS 611/621, EVST 110
Douglas Flewelling teaches graduate classes in database management systems for GIS,
GIS programming, object-oriented design, project management, 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.