Derek J. Martin

Derek J. Martin

Assistant Professor at Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina (Hickory/Lenoir, North Carolina Area)
Higher Education

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Derek J. Martin's Summary

Specialties: Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Geomorphology, Water Resources, Topographic Survey, Cartography, Quantitative Methods

Derek J. Martin's Education

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Ph.D., Geography


Activities and Societies: Graduate Association of Research Geographers (President 2012-2013, Vice President 2011-2012, Treasurer 2010-2011), Gamma Theta Upsilon Geography Honor Society

Missouri State University

M.S., Geospatial Science


Lake Superior State University

B.S., Biology/Ecology


Derek J. Martin's Experience

Assistant Professor

Appalachian State University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

June 2014Present (4 months) Boone, NC

I currently teach three courses in the Department of Geography and Planning at App State University: GHY 1010 - Introduction to Physical Geography, GHY 1012 - Global Change of the Biosphere, and GHY/PLN 3800 - Introduction to Quantitative Methods.

Graduate Teaching Associate

University of Tennessee

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2010July 2014 (4 years)

Responsible for teaching two 4-credit Introduction to Physical Geography courses. The first in the series focuses on the energy-atmosphere system, water, weather, and climate. The second in the series focuses on the earth-atmosphere interface - geology, tectonics, weathering, river systems, soils, and geomorphology. Course enrollment ranges from 70 to 140.

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2007July 2010 (3 years 7 months)

Served as the technical lead on the application of GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS, and topographic survey technology to multiple fluvial geomorphic investigations. Past projects include the Southwest Missouri Water Quality Improvement Project - Data Gap Analysis, the Big River Mining Contaminants study, the Finley Creek Historical Channel Change study, and the Upper White River Basin Geomorphic Assessment Project. Information and publications related to these projects can be found here:

GIS Project Technician

Upper Mississippi River Basin Association

October 2005January 2007 (1 year 4 months)

Production of spill response atlases for the Upper Mississippi River basin
Creation and management of large geodatabases and large-scale feature editing
Composition of SOP's for key portions of the atlas production process
Cartographic design for end-user digital map products

Graduate Research Assistant

Missouri State University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2003October 2005 (2 years 3 months)

Assisted in development of physical habitat assessment protocols for NPS
Performed geomorphic field assessments for stream restoration projects
Coordinated the Missouri State University geomorphology field laboratory
Extensive application of GIS/GPS/RS to supplement geomorphology research

GIS/Field Technician

Bureau of Land Management - Environmental Careers Organization

May 2003August 2003 (4 months)

Performed ecological field inventory for wildfire risk assessment
Extensive use of GIS and GPS to create wildfire perimeter maps and field maps
Performed spatial analyses and created plant community maps for environ. assessment
Safety coordinator for field crew

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Environmental Services industry

May 2003August 2003 (4 months)

Classified natural plant communities to facilitate development of the Southeastern Massachusetts Natural Resources Atlas
Used GIS, GPS, aerial photography, and Landsat to delineate natural communities

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Derek J. Martin's Skills & Expertise

  1. Geomorphology
  2. GIS
  3. Cartography
  4. Environmental Policy
  5. Microsoft Office
  6. Environmental Science
  7. Remote Sensing
  8. Analysis
  9. Water
  10. Ecology
  11. ENVI
  12. Topographic Surveys
  13. GPS
  14. Spatial Databases
  15. Spatial Analysis
  16. Soil
  17. Editing
  18. Geology
  19. Water Quality
  20. Research
  21. ArcGIS
  22. Field Work
  23. Environmental Impact Assessment
  24. Statistics

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