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Office: Areas of Expertise: Geography and Geospatial Technologies

Courses Taught

  • ENVE 2221K - Surveying I
  • GEOG 1102 - World Regional Geography
  • GISC 2011/2011L - Geographic Information Science
  • GISC 4350K - Remote Sensing of the Environment


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Georgia, In Progress
  • M.S., Geography, University of Georgia, 2013
  • B.S., Environmental Spatial Analysis, Gainesville State College, 2011
  • B.A., History, University of North Carolina, 1992

Research/Special Interests

Chris is currently researching the influence of the military and intelligence community on geospatial curriculum development.

His past research has included work on the 3D structure of forest environments using LiDAR remote sensing, the spatial distribution of the home range of native turtle species, and the use of critical GIS in societal applications.


Strother, C., M. Madden, T. Jordan, and A. Presotto (2015). Lidar detection of the ten tallest trees in the Tennessee portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 81 (5), 407-413.

Thatcher, et al. (2016) Revisiting Critical GIS, Environment and Planning A, 48 (5), 815-824.

Gustafson, S., N. Heynen, T. Gragson, J. Rice, M. Shepherd, and C. Strother (2012). Megapolitan Political Ecology and Urban Metabolism in Southern Appalachia. The Professional Geographer, 66 (4), 664-675.

Shepherd, J.M., T. Anderson, L. Bounoua, A. Horst, C. Mitra, and C. Strother, (2013) Urban Climate Archipelagos: A new framework for urban-climate interactions.

Work Experience

  • Lecturer of Geography and GIS, University of North Georgia, Gainesville and Oconee campuses - 2013 - Present
  • Member of American Association of Geographers

Personal Information

Mr. Strother's favorite thing about UNG is his students.

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