Senior GIS Specialist Christy Davis has accepted an invitation to teach a class at Northern Kentucky University this fall semester. The subject matter will be geographic information systems, a topic about which she knows a good deal.
“The invitation came about following a discussion I had with Dr. Metz (head of NKU’s history and geography department) during our recent GIS Open House,” said Trisha Brush, GISP, NKAPC’s Deputy Director for GIS Administration. “I recommended Christy because of her educational background and long-standing commitment to the profession.”
Davis earned a master’s degree in GIS from Murray State University and has been employed by Area Planning since 1996.
NKU officials contacted Davis with the opportunity and she accepted the offer quickly. Her class is titled “Geog 318: Geographic Information Systems”.
”We’re going to cover the theory and history of GIS and get into the software component as well,” said Davis. “I hope we can use this to help find future interns who may be interested in the field.”
Davis is honored to be chosen for the position. “It’s nice to have someone approach you with a job you didn’t even apply for,” she said.
Brush feels the same way. “We’re very excited for Christy. I think it speaks highly of the talent we have on our staff,” she concluded.