October 2017 GeoMentor Spotlight:
Rich Schultz, Associate Dean, Online Learning, North Park University
What was your favorite class in K-12? American Folklore
How did you first learn about and/or use GIS? Used it in 1997 while teaching a geography class and was hooked from that time on…
Name one thing you love about GIS and/or geography (I know, just one!): Being able to bring together almost completely disconnected topics and realize their relationship to each other from a spatial sense.
Why did you want to volunteer as a GeoMentor? Gives me an opportunity to learn from others and guide them to what I have learned. I love the give-take aspect of it! When I help others, it helps the geo community on the whole.
What kind of GeoMentor volunteer opportunity and experience are you looking for? I have been volunteering for quite some time now and have helped mentees to learn about resources in GIS and spatial thinking. I love being able to connect others!
If someone asked you why they should learn about GIS and/or geography, how would you respond in one sentence? Since the world is a spatial place and we all need to have knowledge of where things are, the aspect of spatial connections is powerful!
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal website: http://geospatialprofessor.strikingly.com
Twitter username @RSchultzGeoTech
Questions? Email email@example.com.