Dr. Murdock is an experienced geosciences professional, remote sensing scientist and educator. As USGIF’s Vice President of Professional Development, he oversees all USGIF’s professional development activities (training, education, certification). Dr. Murdock began his career as a U.S. Army Aviation Officer. He then co-founded Highland Geographic, a GIS and remote sensing applications development company. Dr. Murdock went on to serve as Project Manager and Scientist at Eastman Kodak. He also worked as an Account Manager at Esri managing imagery-related geospatial software programs, business development, and client management within the U.S. Intelligence Community> He also had success in R&D roles in two small businesses.
Dr. Murdock is an active participation in the global geospatial community and has served as an adjunct professor. He has written numerous publications on a variety of geospatial issues, commercial airborne and satellite-based active imaging, passive sensors and sound mapping science concepts, including as editor of the “Human Geography Monograph” and “Airborne DIAL (Differential Absorption LiDAR) for broad area hazardous liquid leak detection.” Murdock earned his B.S. in Human Factors from the United States Military Academy and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Resources Engineering from SUNY ESF.