Dyson College of Arts & Sciences
Chemistry and Physical Sciences - PLV
Costello House 101-A
Environmental scientist and chemist with a broad range of teaching topics in both areas. Teaching GIS to a broad, worldwide audience via a MOOC.
PhD , SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University , Syracuse, New York , 1982
MS , SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry , New York , 1979
BS , Marywood College , Scranton, PA , 1966
Minnis, M. (2015, May 11). NEARC Spring 2015. GIS and Thermal Infrared Imagery - How Can We Use It?. Northeast GIS Users Group, UMass Amherst, MA
RESEARCH INTEREST ---
water quality in ponds, carbon absorption by trees, greenroof water detention, GIS teacing via a MOOC
Grants, Contracts and Sponsored Research
(2013, April 1).
Creating a MOOC to Teach Basic GIS.
Verizon , Pace University , $5,700.00 . Funded,This will create a MOOC to teach basic GIS to an unlimited audience for no academic credit.
American Chemical Society
GIS users organization that holds meetings to further collective knowledge of GIS.
Faculty Council Technology Committee
Desc: Determine faculty needs re: techology for teaching and communicate to Faculty Council. Recruit members to committee.
Committee's Key Accomplishments: I just started.
Darien Book Aid Plan, Inc.
Desc: Correspond with Peace Corps volunteers (567 in 2012) who need books for their work. Arrange shipments of books.
Committee's Key Accomplishments: Have done this job for 29 years, averaging corresponding with approximately 500 US PCVs every year in countries where the Peace Corps serves.