James R. Carter, Ph.D.


University of Georgia, Ph.D.,1973; Concentrations: Climatology, Cartography, Quantitative Methods, and Ecology.     Dissertation: "Dynamics of Moisture Status in the Southeastern United States"

Student in the Organization for Tropical Studies program under National Science Foundation funding Summer 1970, eight weeks of study in Costa Rica in a course entitled "Atmospheric Energy Considerations in a Tropical Environment"

University of Maryland, College Park, M.A., 1966     Thesis: "A Geographical Study of Selected Flooding Characteristics in the Potomac River Basin"

Indiana University, BA, 1958;   Major: Geology


May 2005 - Emeritus Professor of Geography (retired)

July 2002 - Professor of Geography and Graduate Coordinator for the Hydrogeology Program, Geography/Geology Department, Illinois State University

July 1996 - Professor of Geography and Graduate Coordinator for the Hydrogeology Program, Geography/Geology Department, and Director, Laboratory for Integrated Learning and Technology, College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University

July 1993 - Professor, Geography/Geology Department, Illinois State University

July 1990 - July 1993: Director, Academic Computing, Illinois State University and Professor, Geography/Geology Department

Sept. 1985 - July 1990: Associate Director for Research and Academic Computing, University of Tennessee Computing Center and Associate Professor / Professor of Geography and member of the faculty of the Graduate Program in Ecology

Jan. 1972 September 1985: Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor Geography Department and member of the faculty of the Graduate Program in Ecology , University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

1984 - 1985 Consultant, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN. Duties: To advise and help develop a geographic information system for use in the Park.

1980-1981 - Consultant, HDR Environmental Sciences, Knoxville, TN. Duties: To develop techniques for analysis of the environmental impact of siting the MX missile system under the racetrack basing mode.

June 1974 - Sept. 1974: Consultant, Office of Tributary Area Development, T.V.A., Knoxville Duties: To design and implement an address matching-line printer mapping Geographic Information System in COBOL for application in Johnson City, Tennessee

Sept. 1968 - Dec. 1971: Graduate Assistant, Geography Department, University of Georgia

Sept. 1962 - Sept. 1968: Geographer, Branch of Cartography, Topographic Division, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C. Duties: Varied over the period; included research of name selection and use on all maps of the Federal government, compilation and editing of Alaska Place Names and Delaware Place Names, and research on the applications of computer processing to this work

Jan. 1961 - June 1962: Cartographic Assistant, Cartographic Laboratory, Geography Department, University of Maryland (Joseph Wiedel, Director)

Apr. 1959 - Aug. 1960: Engineering Aid, Indiana Flood Control and Water Resources Commission, Indianapolis, Indiana Duties: Plane table mapping of flood plains; establishing second-order vertical control

Visiting Professorships

Universidad de Santiago de Chile, August-September 1981 and August-September 1982 to teach courses on computer mapping. Returned in December 1986 to evaluate the campus computing environment and recommend changes.

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, May-June 1984 to teach a course on computer mapping and a second course on geographic information systems.