Center Staff

Nathan McKinney - GIS Coordinator
Phone: 850.474.3207
Office: 13/323
Office Hours: By Appointment during summer semester

As Coordinator of GIS for UWF, Nathan runs the GeoData Center operations and manages the university's GeoSpatial infrastructure including labs, servers, field equipment, and software licenses and is the point of contact for GIS research support. He also leads the Centers' training workshops and occasionally instructs courses on GIS and field methods.

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Dr. Zhiyong Hu

Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Zhiyong Hu
Phone: 850.474.3494
Office: 13/320
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Faculty Site

Dr. Hu is UWF's GIS and Remote Sensing Professor. He teaches most GIS courses on the Pensacola campus and serves as the advisor for the on-campus GIS certificate program. His research focuses on spatial analysis and modeling in urban land use/cover dynamics, environmental studies, and environmental health.


Dr. Derek Morgan

Dr. John Derek Morgan
Phone: 850.474.2224
Office: 13/219
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Dr. Morgan joined UWF in 2015 as the primary faculty for the new online GIS Master's program. His research areas are GIS Web Development, Map Usability, Geographic Visualization, and Human-Environment Interaction.