PAIGH United States National Section Member Biographies
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Mr. Badger began his career with the Defense Mapping Agency in 1988 as a Hydrographic Analyst. He held a variety of production jobs working triangulation and source feasibility. In 1995, Mr. Badger became an instructor at the Defense Mapping School at Ft. Belvoir Virginia and led numerous Mobile Training Teams. Mr. Badger served as the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) Geospatial Liaison to Korea from 1997-1999, followed by work in the Office of International Affairs and Policy as the Korea and South Asia desk officer. He then served in the Disclosure and Release Office, focusing on imagery and geospatial policies. Mr. Badger deployed to Iraq in 2005, Qatar in 2006 and Afghanistan in 2007 as an NGA staff Officer. He then became the team lead for co-production in the Americas and managed NGA's efforts with countries throughout Latin America. Mr. Badger now serves as the Chief of the International Activities team in NGA Source, overseeing all international co-production activities. Gregg Badger received his Bachelors degree in Geography from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a Masters in International Trade from George Mason, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from National War College.
Paul Cooper is an experienced leader in Hydrography, Geodesy, and Nautical Cartography with an exceptional record of applying new and existing technologies to production methodologies in international affairs. While as a career federal employee as Director of the Hydrographic Cooperation Program of the US Naval Oceanographic Office, he administered bilateral hydrographic surveying and charting agreements between the United States and 30 foreign nations. Cooper is experienced as a senior US representative, working issues within and across a broad spectrum of US government and International organizations, foreign hydrographic offices, and private contractors. He administered Bilateral Surveying and Charting agreements between the US and 30 foreign countries. He advised cooperating nations on survey plans, operations, and charting requirements. Cooper also represented the US on International Hydrographic Organization S44 Hydrographic Standards and Capacity Building Committees. He has been part of the US delegation for 5 International Hydrographic Conferences. Cooper serves as Chairman of the PAIGH Institutional Strengthening and Technical Cooperation Committee. He speaks, reads and writes Spanish, French and German. Paul Cooper is currently Vice President of CARIS USA, a world leader in Marine Geomatics.
Mr. Payne was Executive Secretary of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (1993-2006); now emeritus, he is a rehired part-time employee at the U.S. Geological Survey. He was also Manager of the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), the nation's official automated geographic names repository (1979-2006). He has a Masters Degree in Geography and a Bachelors Degree in Geography and History with additional post graduate training in linguistics, cartography, and history. He has served as adjunct faculty at four major universities, and is also the principle instructor and director of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History's toponymic program (1993-present). He was editor of The National Gazetteer of the United States (conventional and digital) from 1982 to 2006, and has authored four user's manuals for the use and compilation of geographic names as well as two books and two chapters in larger publications. He has written more than 70 book reviews (including children's books). Mr. Payne also served as permanent delegate from the United States to the United Nations' Group of Experts on Geographical Names (1987-2006, delegation head from 1993-2006). Mr. Payne has a mountain, 10,000 feet plus in Antarctica named for him, and is a member of the Cosmos Club, as well as a Fellow of the Explorers Club.
Dr. Carmelle J. Terborgh, received a Ph.D. in geography, specializing in geographic information systems (GISs), from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1999. Additionally, she received a M.A. in Geography from the State University of New York in 1994 and a B.S in Forestry from the University of Maine in 1992. She has nearly 20 years of experience working with GIS in the areas of spatial analysis and GIS design, management, and implementation. Dr. Terborgh joined Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), in 1996, as a GIS consultant/project manager, trainer, and international liaison. During 2004-2005, she served as the Senior GeoInformation Consultant to the Information Solutions Group – Corporate Information (ISGCI) team at The World Bank Group in Washington, DC. Currently, she is the team lead of ESRI Global Affairs and is a Federal Account Manager at the ESRI-Washington, DC office. She is currently supporting projects related to sustainable urban management, agriculture and food security, climate change, linking statistical information with geospatial information, and improving the lives of the poor – waste-pickers and slum-dwellers.
Betty Elaine Smith
Betty Elaine Smith is a professor of geography in the Department of Geology and Geography at Eastern Illinois University. She holds a Ph.D. in geography from University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, an M.A. in Geography and Environmental Planning from California State University Chico and a B.A. in Geography from University of California Davis. She teaches large sections of Cultural Geography where she enjoys the enthusiasm of lively and diverse students. She also teaches Senior Seminar Spaceship Earth: The State of the Planet in which environmental issues are discussed and debated. She enjoys teaching Urban Geography, Land Use Planning, Geography and Culture of Middle America and Geography and Culture of South America. Since coming to Eastern Illinois University in 1995 she has authored over 20 scholarly articles and presented papers at many national and international conferences. She enjoys including students in her research in Ecuador and most recently in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. She has led nine summer study abroad trips to the Amazon rainforest and Galapagos Islands of Ecuador
David S. Salisbury
David S. Salisbury is an assistant professor of geography, environmental studies, and international studies in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Richmond. He holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Texas, an M.A. in Latin American studies and tropical conservation and development from the University of Florida, and a B.A. in Spanish literature from Middlebury College. Dr. Salisbury’s focus on reconciling conservation and development began when he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. Since 1997 his research has focused on the Amazon borderlands shared by Brazil and Peru. His publications have been translated into Portuguese and Spanish and focus on transboundary topics such as military settlement projects, drug trafficking, indigenous homelands, and natural resource management. A member of the U.S. National Section’s Geography Commission since 2009, Dr. Salisbury is currently the principal member of the commission’s research committee. Dr. Salisbury is the recipient of a 2010 Fulbright fellowship in Peru, the University of Richmond’s 2009-10 International Education Award, and a 2012 PAIGH grant he used to successfully lead a transboundary mapping and capacity building workshop with Brazilian and Peruvian colleagues.