Faculty Member Elected President of National Surveying Organization

Dr. Charles D. GhilaniDr. Charles D. Ghilani, Professor of Engineering at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, recently became the inaugural president of the newly formed Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society (SAGES).

North American Surveying and Mapping Educators conferences have been held since the 1930s, but SAGES officially formed in 2010 to answer the need for a formal organization for geomatics educators.  The mission of SAGES is to promote "effective teaching and learning of surveying, mapping, geomatics, and other spatially-related education" and is also a forum for sharing ideas and opportunities to improve the teaching and learning of geomatics.

Dr. Ghilani received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989 and has been involved as an educator for nearly 40 years, with the last 21 years at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.  He has presented workshops related to statistics and least squares to surveyors across the country and has written numerous papers.  He is an ACSM Fellow and has received numerous university and professional awards including the Earle J. Fennel Award from ACSM in 2001.

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