Esri Education GIS Conference
July 8-11, 2017 | Marriott Marquis & Marina
Adrienne Goldsberry

Adrienne Goldsberry is currently a faculty member in Penn State University’s Online Geospatial Education Program, serving as an instructor and an advisor for students in the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

Prior to joining Penn State, she was an instructor for Michigan State University’s Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and managed its online Professional Certificate in GIS. She has also worked as an urban planner for jurisdictions in California, Texas, and Michigan. Adrienne holds a BA in Geography from The University of Texas at Austin, and earned her MS in Geography from UC-Santa Barbara.

Annaka Scheeres

Annaka Scheeres received a B.A. in Environmental Studies (Geography concentration) and a B.S. in Biology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI.

After graduating in May 2016, Annaka was a Summer of Maps Fellow at Azavea, a geospatial analysis company in Philadelphia, where she was the project manager, GIS analyst, statistician, and software developer for projects with the American Red Cross and the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Previously she was a research fellow for Calvin’s Geography Department, visualizing ecological and social injustices within the local watershed. She currently works at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, analyzing citywide public health initiatives.

Ian Muehlenhaus

Ian Muehlenhaus is the Director of UW-Madison’s Online Professional Master’s in GIS and Web Map Programming. He teaches map design and web cartography. He is the author of the book “Web Cartography” by CRC Press and has published many articles on map design. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s from Penn State.

Josef Strobl

Josef Strobl is head of the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics—Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg, Austria. He is leading the international UNIGIS network of distance education programs (, educational innovation initiatives in Asia and Latin America, and serves on the boards of international associations and publications in Geoinformatics and GIScience.

Josef Strobl is a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), chairing its Commission for Geographic Information Science. As the founder of the annual AGIT / GI_Forum Geoinformatics symposia he always looks forward to meet friends and colleagues at these and other events.

Seth Peery

Seth Peery is Senior GIS Architect at Virginia Tech. In this role, he manages the university’s on-premises and cloud-based GIS server infrastructure, performs system integration to spatially enable other administrative and research information systems, develops applications that facilitate access to university GIS data, and consults with faculty to incorporate GIS into their research and teaching.

As an advocate for geospatial data interoperability, both within the university and in partnership with external stakeholders, he works to lower barriers to the use of geospatial tools and methodologies in support of the university’s academic mission, and its internal operations.