Theresa Watson — Instructor, Geography / GIST

Theresa Watson
Department School of Math, Science, and Engineering
Office 1638
Hours MW 3-4pm, T 5-6pm
Phone 505-566-3275
Email watsont@sanjuancollege.edu

Degrees Received

  • B.S., University of New Mexico, 1996, Anthropology/Archaeology
  • M.S., University of New Mexico, 2002, Geography

Biography

Theresa Watson has extensive experience in Geography and Remote Sensing having worked at the Earth Data Analysis Center (EDAC), and the Center for Rapid Environmental Assessment & Terrain Evaluation (CREATE) at the University of New Mexico, in addition to working as a research scientist at a private environmental analysis consulting firm, HydroBio, Inc. She has also worked on GIS projects for the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) at UNM. Remote sensing research includes a comparative assessment of LiDAR and Digital Photogrammetry for the detection of airfield obstructions, work on a NSF-funded project to model climate change effects on the Upper Rio Grande, and experiments using ground–based Photogrammetry and GIS for archaeological analysis and preservation.

Theresa was the Ground Station Manager for CREATE at UNM, a direct broadcast remote sensing satellite receiving station funded through NASA. She managed the satellite receiving and processing equipment as well as the laboratory used for remote sensing data and analysis. She was involved in environmental research for vegetation monitoring and change analysis, grassland monitoring, and data fusion using near real-time MODIS imagery.

Her teaching experience includes instruction in Geography at the University of New Mexico, Central New Mexico Community College, and GIS Training for special projects.

She is a member of the AAG – Association of American Geographers, GTU - Gamma Theta Upsilon, AGU - American Geophysical Union, and is has served as President of the Rio Grande Chapter of the ASPRS - American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

Courses Taught

  • GEOG-299 Special Topics

Program Faculty

Vernon Willie
Vernon Willie
Interim Dean
williev@sanjuancollege.edu

Merrill Adams, Ph.D.
Merrill Adams, Ph.D.
Professor
adamsm@sanjuancollege.edu

Chris Baade
Chris Baade
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
baadec@sanjuancollege.edu


Jim Barnes
Jim Barnes
Assistant Professor of Physics
barnesj@sanjuancollege.edu

Michele Berkey
Michele Berkey
Associate Professor of Chemistry
berkeym@sanjuancollege.edu

John Burris
John Burris
Professor of Geology
burrisj@sanjuancollege.edu


Tamara Coombs
Tamara Coombs
Instructor of Math.
coombst@sanjuancollege.edu

Gordon DeSpain
Gordon DeSpain
Assistant Professor or Math
despaing@sanjuancollege.edu

Carrie Elledge
Carrie Elledge
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
elledgeca@sanjuancollege.edu


Dr. Veronica Evans
Dr. Veronica Evans
Associate Professor, Biology
evansv@sanjuancollege.edu

Russell Grahn
Russell Grahn
Assistant Professor of Biology
grahnr@sanjuancollege.edu

Amy Harden
Amy Harden
Biology Lab Manager
hardena@sanjuancollege.edu


Dr. Donna Hobbs
Dr. Donna Hobbs
Professor of Biology
hobbs@sanjuancollege.edu

Dr. Don Hyder
Dr. Don Hyder
Professor of Biology
hyderd@sanjuancollege.edu

Mark Johnson, Ph.D., P.E.
Mark Johnson, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor
johnsonma@sanjuancollege.edu


Jody Laughlin
Jody Laughlin
Assistant Professor, Math
laughlinj@sanjuancollege.edu

Jennifer Lewis
Jennifer Lewis
Assistant Professor of Biology
lewisj@sanjuancollege.edu

Kenneth Lillie
Kenneth Lillie
Instructor of Math
lilliek@sanjuancollege.edu


Kevin Lombard
Kevin Lombard
Science Instructor
lombardk@sanjuancollege.edu

David Mayeux
David Mayeux
Planetarium Coordinator
mayeuxd@sanjuancollege.edu

Dr. Eric Miller
Dr. Eric Miller
Professor of Chemistry
millere@sanjuancollege.edu


Lance Myler
Lance Myler
Assistant Professor of Biology
mylerl@sanjuancollege.edu

Dr. Pam Peters
Dr. Pam Peters
Assistant Professor of Math
petersp@sanjuancollege.edu

Vonda Rabuck
Vonda Rabuck
Assistant Professor of Math
rabuckv@sanjuancollege.edu


Lori Schiess
Lori Schiess
Instructor of Biology
schiessl@sanjuancollege.edu

Dr. Callie Vanderbilt
Dr. Callie Vanderbilt
Professor, Biology / Chemistry
vanderbi@sanjuancollege.edu

LuAnn Walton
LuAnn Walton
Assistant Professor of Math
waltonl@sanjuancollege.edu


Gerald Williams
Gerald Williams
Associate Professor of Math
williams@sanjuancollege.edu

Lisa Wurtz
Lisa Wurtz
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
wurtzl@sanjuancollege.edu


For more information, please call Vernon Willie at (505) 566-3306. Or send an email to williev@sanjuancollege.edu.