Author: Karen Schuckman

Karen Schuckman

Karen Schuckman is Senior Lecturer in Geography at Penn State University, teaching remote sensing and geospatial technology in the online programs offered by the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute. Before moving to the academic sector, Karen was the Geospatial Technology Leader at URS Corporation from 2005-2007 and held various management positions within the EarthData group of companies from 1995 - 2005, including President of EarthData International of North Carolina. She also served in the public sector, working for the USGS National Mapping Division in Menlo Park, California from 2002-2005. Karen is a Past-President of American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and was recently elected as an ASPRS Fellow. She has served on numerous national committees, including the NOAA Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES), the National Research Council's Committee on Floodplain Mapping Technologies and the Committee on FEMA Flood Maps, and the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES). She is an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist (CP), a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) licensed in North Carolina, and she also holds a BS degree in Meteorology and a Masters in Geographic Information Systems from Penn State University. Karen was a member of the 1971 and 1972 US National Womens Gymnastics Teams and competed for Penn State from 1974 - 1979, winning individual national championships in All-Around, Floor Exercise and Vaulting, and was the first female in Penn State history to receive a varsity athletic scholarship.
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