Dr. Allen D. Roberts is the Program Director for the B.S. Degree in Geospatial Sciences and Associate Professor of Geospatial Sciences and Geography. He has over 20 years of research and applied experience within the engineering; hydrological; geospatial; and environmental fields that span the academic, non-profit, federal government, and private sectors.
Since 2005, he has instructed numerous courses in geospatial sciences, meteorology, environmental science, and renewable energy. From 2014 to 2018, his research activities involved the interlinkage of engineering with hydrology and how relevant landscape-based geospatial information can be utilized to unearth new correlations between these disciplines.
In October 2018, Dr. Roberts was chosen as an NSF Workshop Fellow for the 1st National Community Geography Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia in January 2019. The workshop focused on bringing together academic researchers and community leaders interested in using geographic/GIS research for community development, social justice, and environmental sustainability within an engineered world.
Dr. Roberts completed his Ph.D. in Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland. He also completed his M.S. in Geography (Hydroclimate Focus) from the University of Delaware in 2000 and his B.S. in Earth and Environmental Sciences from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 1997.