Joseph Kerski, Geographer, has a background in government, academia, and industry. He serves as Education Manager for Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) in Colorado, USA. He served for 21 years as Geographer at the US Geological Survey and at the US Census Bureau. He has taught as Adjunct Instructor of GIS in traditional and online settings at Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and at other universities. Joseph holds three degrees in Geography. He seeks and fosters educational partnerships, creates curricular materials focused on spatial thinking and geotechnologies in education, conducts research in the effectiveness and implementation of these technologies in education, and teaches classes and workshops in geotechnologies and in spatial thinking. Joseph believes that spatial thinking and the use of geotechnologies are critical not simply as an educational tool, but that they are critical to our planet’s future.
Keywords: Geography, geography education, science education, education, GIS education, teaching, GPS education, educational research, schools