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Andy Carroll
GIS Manager
Information Technology
M.S. Environmental Science, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, B.S. Earth and Environmental Science, Furman University
  andrew-carroll@utc.edu
  (423) 425-5389
  EMCS 337

EXPERIENCE

4/2003 – Present

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), Center for Academic and Innovative Technologies

§  Provide GIS expertise and consultation for academic and research applications of GIS at UT-Chattanooga

§  Maintain GIS teaching facilities and resources across campus

§  Manage a team of 2-6 GIS Technicians/graduate students for a bioinformatics initiative funded by the US Geological Survey (USGS), National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) (http://sain.nbii.org/)

§  Maintain and develop community partnerships for data sharing and project implementation

§  Design and write grant proposals

§  Manage University GIS site license, software development and deployment, web mapping applications and servers, GIS domain controllers, and geospatial data servers

 

2/2002 - 3/2003  

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Superfund

Project Manager/Geologist

§  Provided regulatory oversight of CERCLA process for 1/3 of all CERCLIS listed sites in Southeast TN

§  Performed duties as staff geologist

§  Conducted/coordinated meetings with public and private parties involved in the remedial process

§  Developed, maintained, and provided analysis on interactive GIS database for Chattanooga division office

§  Designed a GIS application for the regulatory assessment of the Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant, Chattanooga, TN

 

8/2001 - 11/2002               

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga      

GIS Technician

§  Designed and utilized a geodatabase for USGS NBII projects: Tennessee River Gorge Trust, North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 

11/2000 - 8/2001               

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Water Pollution Control

Lab Aide/GIS Technician

§  Designed a 10 county GIS for watershed stream assessment, all major and minor industrial permits, and land use assessment

§  Monitored and sampled area streams

§  Served as liaison to the City of Chattanooga for the Citico Creek watershed-monitoring project

 

6/1999 - 9/1999  

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources     

Land, Water, and Conservation Division

Intern

§  Investigated sites for conditions conducive to well development and implementation

§  Surveyed springs and their locations for chemical analysis and distribution for statewide initiative

§  Maintained well database and prepared comprehensive public reports

 

EDUCATION

5/2002   University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Master of Science in Environmental Science

§  Research: Implementation of GIS into Section 305(b) of the Federal Clean Water Act

 

5/2000   Furman University

Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences

§  Research: Structural geologic field mapping of the Poor Mountain formation, Pickens County, South Carolina

 

AFFILIATIONS, LICENSURES, and Certifications

§  01/2009 – Present Board Director of the North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy

§  03/2008 – Present Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional

§  01/2008 – Present General member of GITA

§  09/2007 – Present Steering committee member for the Chattanooga office of the Land Trust for Tennessee

§  04/2007 – Present Steering committee member for Open Space Institute’s Northwest Georgia conservation loan finance program   

§  05/2006 – Present Board member of the Remediation Advisory Board for the Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant, Chattanooga, TN

§  04/2006 – Present Member of the Association of Southeastern Biologist

§  08/2004 – Present Member of the Society for Conservation GIS

§  07/2004 – Present Board member of the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association

§  04/2003 – Present Member of the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Alliance

§  06/2002 – Present Licensed Professional Geologist – TN 00004702

§  06/2001 – Present Member of  the Tennessee Geographic Information Council

 

AWARDS and HONORS

§  Cartographic design award for Walker County, GA ecological resource model design; Tennessee Geographic Information Council, April 2007.

§  2006 – Awarded $149,875 to serve as principal investigator for bioinformatics research by National Biological Information Infrastructure

§  Invited to study at the Global Biodiversity Information Framework-HerpNET International Georeferencing Workshop at Tervuren, Belgium, December, 2006.

§  Awarded a letter of commendation in September of 2002 from the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation for GIS research and development at a Department of Defense ammunition plant

§  Honored with the 2001-2002 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Environmental Sciences

§  Listed on the National "Who's Who" of American Colleges and Universities

§  Unique Design award at the 2002 Tennessee Geographic Information Council meeting for a 3D visualization map layout of a selected East Tennessee Superfund site

 

PRESENTATIONS and PUBLICATIONS

§  Miller R. J., Carroll A.D., Wilson T.P., Shaw J., 2009, Spatiotemporal Analysis of Three Common Wetland Invasive Plant Species Using Herbarium Specimens and Geographic Information Systems: Castanea, vol. 74 iss. 2, pp. 133-145.

§  Presented “Development of a GIS-based Conservation Planning Toolkit for State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) Priorities at the Roan Mountain Massif, North Carolina and Tennessee” at the 2009 Tennessee Geographic Information Council Conference in Chattanooga, TN.

§  Presented “ Conservation Planning Tools” at the Hamilton County GIS user group meeting, Chattanooga, TN November, 2008

§  Presented “Protecting Natural Resources with Land Use Decision Support Tools” at New Partners for Smart Growth conference, Washington, DC, February 7, 2008.

§  Presented “ User-Friendly Mapping for Multiple Resource Management”  at 2007 Southeast Water Roundtable, August 2, 2007, Braselton, GA.

§  Presented “Southeast Partnership for Land and Water Protection” at 2007 ESRI International Users Conference, June 20th, 2007.

§  Shaw, J., Miller, R., and Carroll, A., 2007. Presentation of “The development of real-time, GIS-based interface for geographically displaying information inherent in herbarium data” at 2007 Association of Southeastern Biologist meeting, Columbia, SC.

§  Shaw, J., Miller, R., Carroll, A., 2007. Presentation of “The development and GIS application of a dynamic online herbarium dataset” at 2007 Association of Southeastern Biologist meeting, Columbia, SC.

§  Presented “Southeast Partnership for Land and Water Protection” at Tennessee Geographic Information Council Conference, April 2007.

§  Presented “Conservation Planning Tools: A New Partnership for the Southeast” at the 17th Annual SAMAB Conference

§  Presented on the use of New GIS Tools for the Southeast Watershed Forum at the 2006 National Land Trust Alliance Rally, Nashville, TN.

§  Presented on the use of GIS in the green infrastructure planning process at the 2005 Southeast Land Trust Alliance rally in Chattanooga, TN

§  Presented on the use of ArcPAD customizations for the development of a Rabies Inventory Toolkit for Southeast Tennessee at the USGS NBII conference at Big Sky, Montana in July, 2004

§  Presented “GIS Enhanced Historical Installation Assessment of the Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant, Chattanooga, Tennessee” at the 2003 ESRI International Users Conference at San Diego, California in July, 2003

§  Crenshaw, B. A., Garihan, J. M., Ranson, W. A., and Carroll, A. D., 2000, Geology of part of the Table Rock 7.5-minute quadrangle and outlying pavement exposures, western Inner Piedmont, Pickens and Greenville Counties, South Carolina: Geol. Soc. America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 32, n. 2, p. A-13.

§  Keller, R.D, Litchford, R.G., Brinson, J.C., Carroll, A.D., Houck, J.M., Mauney, H.F. and M.T. McDonald. 2003.  Hog Wild: Using GIS to Examine 26 years of Wild Boar Control Efforts (1976-2001) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  ArcUser, vol. 6, n. 1, pp. 12-13.

 

SKILLS & INTEREST

§  Environmental field work

§  Negotiation and partnership development          

§  Computer network management, server administration (MS Server 2003), SQL Server 2008, webpage design, hardware management, software administration, and  basic Visual Studio 2008 (VB &C#) and JAVA programming  

§  GIS Software and Remote Sensing software: ArcGIS 9.3.1, ArcInfo Desktop, Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, ArcPad, ArcPad Studio, ArcIMS, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Server,  Arcview 3.x, DIVA GIS, Trimble Pathfinder, Trimble Terrasync, and ERDAS Imagine

§  Database Management: MS SQL, MS Access

§  Self motivated with a strong sense of leadership

§  Quick and eager learner

§  Enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing, playing piano, and flat pickin my guitar

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