M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine

M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine

Instructor of Environmental Studies at Southwestern University

Location
Austin, Texas (Austin, Texas Area)
Industry
Higher Education

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M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine's Overview

Current
Past
  • GIS Analyst at GDM International Services Inc
  • Environmental Research Assistant at Texas Natural Resources Information System
  • Systems Analyst Assistant at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Research Assistant at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Office Assistant at UT Informal Classes
  • Office Assistant at UT Geography
  • Library Assistant at The McCombs School of Business
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M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine's Summary

M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine is a classically trained geographer, civil engineer, and information technologist. Sounny-Slitine focuses his research and course offerings on the integration of physical and social sciences towards advancing sustainability. He is interested in how science can inform policy and applying what is learned in a GIS laboratory to the field.

Specialties

GIScience, Neogeography, Geomorphometry, LiDAR, Remote Sensing, Ecological Modeling, Hydrology, Water Resources, Sustainability Science, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development

M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine's Experience

Instructor of Environmental Studies

Southwestern University

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

October 2011Present (3 years 1 month) Georgetown, Texas

Teach Environmental and Advanced GIS courses, advise students on GIS research, Teach Independent Studies on Advanced GIS topics.

Environmental Studies Program Manager

Southwestern University

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

October 2011Present (3 years 1 month) Georgetown, Texas

Managing the operations of the Environmental Studies Program including budget, grant administration, internships, and study abroad.

GIS Lab Manager

Southwestern University

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

October 2011Present (3 years 1 month) Georgetown, Texas

Oversee the direction of the Geographic Information System (GIS) lab, consult other faculty in developing and implementing GIS content in their courses.

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

April 2009December 2011 (2 years 9 months) Austin, Texas Area

Responsible for developing resources and research for the GISc Center. Manage technical employees and outreach program. Work to develop working relationships with exterior organizations. In addition Administer Networks, Servers, Computer Labs, and Desktop Support for the Department of Geography and The Environment and the GISc Center.

Systems Administrator

University of Texas at Austin

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

October 2008April 2009 (7 months) Austin, Texas Area

Day to day management of Environmental Information Systems Lab/Holz Remote Sensing Lab/Digital Landscape Lab and Instructional facilities, including daily maintenance of equipment & consumables. Supervision of a student worker. Assistance to faculty, staff, and students in using computing systems, software, and equipment in the Geography Building. Standardization and administration of Department Windows and Unix networks. Includes running and oversight of server security, user group maintenance, and backup systems. Software upgrades and installations. Research, acquisition, and maintenance of new equipment and software, including license management and warranty/maintenance contracts. Research and execution of facilities / equipment upgrades and repair. Updates of department web materials.

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

May 2008November 2008 (7 months) Austin, Texas Area

Provided desktop support on 100+ machines in the Department of Government at The University of Texas, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, and the Center for European Studies. A mixed environment of PC and Macs. End-users included Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students.

GIS Analyst

GDM International Services Inc

January 2004March 2008 (4 years 3 months) Middelburg, Virginia

Work on government funded GIS data creation contracts producing GIS data layers. Projects included the photorevision of geographic data layers, Georectification of hard copy historical maps, Digitization of maps into vector format databases, Collection and attribution of geodatabases

Environmental Research Assistant

Texas Natural Resources Information System

June 2001January 2008 (6 years 8 months) Austin, Texas Area

Preformed environmental research and distribution of geographical data for the State of Texas. Worked extensively with ArcGIS package to develop and maintain digital geographical data sets for the State of Texas. Maintained and service computer technology in Research and Distribution Centers of TNRIS. Training and technical support for staff and customers operating computers and ArcGIS package. Developed and Work on GIS projects, historical document preservation, and digital migration of geographic data.

Systems Analyst Assistant

The University of Texas at Austin

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

December 2000January 2008 (7 years 2 months)

Managed computer networks and systems for Geography Department
Worked in a Windows Server environment
Managed users that included Student, Faculty, and Staff
Provided technical support and desktop administration
Provided assistance in instruction of students of GIS

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

May 2001September 2001 (5 months)

Research Assistant to Dr. Shane Davies in quantitative studies of urban landscapes. Work involved library research, digitization, and classroom lecture development.

Office Assistant

UT Informal Classes

September 2000May 2001 (9 months)

Customer Service position included over phone and in person registration and advising of courses offered through UT Informal Classes. Worked also in daily office tasks.

Office Assistant

UT Geography

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

May 1999November 2000 (1 year 7 months)

Worked in main office of the Department. Fielded phone calls and walk in visitors. Assisted Professors and staff in daily work.

Library Assistant

The McCombs School of Business

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

May 1998September 1998 (5 months)

Stocked and maintained the information in the BBA/MBA Career Resource Center Library at the McCombs School of Business.

M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine's Courses

  • MA, Geography and The Enviroment

    The University of Texas at Austin

    • The Physical Geography of the Global Tropics
    • Transportation Planning and Modeling
    • Building Information Modeling
    • Energy and Climate Change
    • Sustainable Design and Development
    • History of Sustainability
    • Watershed Systems and Environmental Management
    • Biodiversity Conservation
    • Geomorphometry
  • BA, Geography

    The University of Texas at Austin

    • The Modern American City
    • The Natural Environment
    • Biogeography
    • GIS and GPS
    • Computer Cartography
    • Field Techniques
  • BSCE, Civil Engineering

    The University of Texas at Austin

    • Civil Engineering Systems
    • Emerging Scholar Seminar
    • Computer Methods in Civil Engineering
    • Transportation Systems
    • Advance Calculus for Applications
    • Project Management and Economics
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Hydraulic Engineering
    • Geotechnical Engineering
    • Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering
    • Environmental Sampling and Analysis
    • Contracts, Liability, and Ethics
    • Advanced CAD
    • Highway Engineering

M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine's Skills & Expertise

  1. GIS
  2. Remote Sensing
  3. GPS
  4. Geomorphology
  5. Spatial Analysis
  6. IT Management
  7. Water Resources
  8. LiDAR
  9. Renewable Energy
  10. Climate Change
  11. Sustainable Development
  12. Hydrology
  13. Geography
  14. Sustainability
  15. Higher Education
  16. Teaching
  17. Policy Analysis
  18. Data Analysis
  19. Cartography
  20. ArcGIS
  21. Spatial Databases
  22. Government
  23. Matlab
  24. Qualitative Research
  25. Windows
  26. Grant Writing
  27. ArcGIS Server
  28. Environmental Awareness
  29. Modeling
  30. Geomatics
  31. Technical Writing
  32. Programming
  33. Water
  34. Analysis
  35. ArcMap
  36. System Administration
  37. Python
  38. Data Management
  39. Surveying
  40. ESRI
  41. Data Collection
  42. Science
  43. Statistics
  44. Research

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M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • French

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Darija

    (Limited working proficiency)

M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine's Certifications

  • Engineer in Training

    • Texas Board of Professional Engineers
    • License 43317
  • Graduate Portfolio Program in Sustainability

    • UT Center of Sustainable Development

M. Anwar Sounny-Slitine's Education

The University of Texas at Austin

MA, Geography and The Enviroment

20092012

The University of Texas at Austin

BSCE, Civil Engineering

20032007

Focused on Environmental Engineering

Course work in Environmental Sampling, Water and Wastewater treatment, and Water Resources Mangament, and CAD systems.

The University of Texas at Austin

BA, Geography

20002004

Geographic Information Systems Track
Graduated with Departmental Honors

Course work in GIS, GPS, Computer Cartography, Computer Programming, Web Design, Map Making and Interpretation, Geographical Data Collection

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