Sterling Quinn

Sterling Quinn

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Office hours: By appointment.

Bio: I am an Assistant Professor of Geography at Central Washington University and an instructor in the Dutton e-Education Institute at Penn State University. My interests include OpenStreetMap, free and open source software, GIS automation, web map performance and architectures, critical cartography, and Latin America. The university environment is a wonderful place that allows me to explore all of these interests.

I earned a PhD in Geography from Penn State in 2016, a Master of Geographic Information Systems from Penn State in 2009 and a Bachelor of Science in GIS from Brigham Young University in 2005. From 2005-2013 I worked as a GIS software engineer at Esri on the ArcGIS Server team.

In the Penn State MGIS program I have taught or am scheduled to teach:

I currently live in Ellensburg, WA with my wife and four children.