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Dr. Yichun Xie - Director



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YICHUN XIE, Ph.D.

Department of Geography and Geology
(205 Strong Hall)
and
Institute for Geospatial Research and Education
(125 King Hall)
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
(734) 487-7588 (Tel), (734) 487-5394 (Fax)
yxie@emich.edu, http://igre.emich.edu, http://www.emich.edu/geo/

I. EDUCATION:

July 1994: Doctor of Philosophy in Geography
  National Center for Geographical Information and Analysis (NCGIA), State University of New York at Buffalo
Concentrations: GIS, Urban Modeling in GIS Environment, Spatial Statistics

Jan. 1991: Master of Arts in Urban Studies / Urban Planning
The University of Akron
Concentrations: Urban and Regional Development, Urban Geography

July 1978: Diploma in Geography
Anhui Normal University (China)
Concentrations: Physical Geography, Regional Geography

II. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Sept. 2001 - present:   Founding Director, Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE), Eastern Michigan University.

Aug. 2013 – present: Super Professor, Eastern Michigan University.

Aug. 2001 – Aug 13: Full Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University.

Jan. 2005 - April. 08:   Head, Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University.

Sept. 1997 - Aug. 01:   Founding Director, Center for Environmental Information Technology & Application (CEITA),   Eastern Michigan University.

Aug. 1996 - Aug. 01:    Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University.

Aug. 1994 - May 97:     GIS Program Coordinator, Institute for Community and Regional Development (ICARD),

 Eastern Michigan University.

Aug. 1994 - July 96:   Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University.

Aug. 1991 - July 94:    Research Assistant to Dr. Michael Batty, Director of National Center for Geographical Information &   Analysis, State University of New York at Buffalo.

III. MAJOR ACADEMIC AWARDS:

NSF (National Science Foundation) ITEST (Innovative Technology Experience for Students and Teachers) PI (Principal Investigator) Emeritus Award, February 2010, US National Science Foundation – ITEST Learning Center.

2004 Distinguished Scholarship Award, American Association of Geographers Regional Development & Planning Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers Philadelphia Centennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 14-19, 2004.

One-Hundred Researchers: Distinguished Overseas Scholar Award, 2003-2006, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

1999 Distinguished Faculty Scholarly/Creative Activity Award, Eastern Michigan University.

IV. GRANT AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

Principal Investigator, The Collaborative Project: GIS/T Resources and Applications for Career Education – GRACE (2014 – 2018, DRL-1433712, $2,000,000.00), funded by NSF Innovative Technology Experience for Students and Teachers Program.

Project Administrator, Wayne County U.S. History & Geography Project: Building Competence in U.S. History through the Use of Geographic Information Systems, 2013-2014, $200,000, funded by Michigan Department of Education - Title II Program.

Project Director, GIS Mapping System for Activity One B: Statewide Education Network for the 22i Technology Readiness Infrastructure, 2013, $48,000.00, funded by Michigan Department of Education - The 22i Grant, which supports implementation of online testing that will increase computer traffic to and from each k-12 building in the state.

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V. PUBLICATIONS-I (Books and Journal Special Issues):

Bian, F. and Xie, Y., (Eds.), 2016. Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem Third International Conference, GRMSE 2015, Wuhan, China, October 16-18, 2015, Revised Selected Papers, ISBN 978-3-662-49155-3, Springer © 2016.

Xie, Y and Ye, X.Y. (Eds.), 2015. Special Issue "Geo-Informatics in Resource Management & Sustainable Ecosystem" in Journal of Sustainability, (ISSN 2071-1050).

Bian, F. and Xie, Y. (Eds.), 2015. Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem Second International Conference, GRMSE 2014, Ypsilanti, USA, October 3-5, 2014, Proceedings, ISBN 978-3-662-45737-5, Springer © 2015.

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VI. PUBLICATIONS-II (Peer-reviewed Journal Articles)(* indicating the corresponding author if I am not the first author):

Xie, Y., Crary, D., Bai, Y., Cui, X. and Zhang, A. 2016. Modeling grassland ecosystem responses to coupled climate and socioeconomic influences from multi-spatial-and-temporal scales. Journal of Environmental Informatics (in press).

Xie, Y. and Ma, T., 2015. A method for delineating a hierarchically networked structure of urban landscape. Urban Geography 36(6): 947- 963 (Impact Factor 1.355).

Chen, D., Cheng, J.H., Chu, P.F., Mi, J. Hu S.J., Xie, Y., Tuvshintogtokh, I., & Bai, Y.F., 2015. Effect of diversity on biomass across grasslands on the Mongolian Plateau: contrasting effects between plants and soil nematodes, Journal of Biogeography, doi:10.1111/jbi.12683 (Impact Factor 4.59).

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VII. PUBLICATIONS-III (Book Chapter, Peer-reviewed Proceedings Paper):

Chen, J., R. John, D.G. Brown, C. Shao, G.R.H. Allington, Q. Zhuang, J. Xiao, Y. Xie, G. Sun, P. Fan, J. Qi. (2015) LCLUC Synthesis: Ecosystem-society interactions on a changing Mongolian Plateau. 2015 NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop, Washington, D.C.

Xie, Y. and Hoff. A. 2015. Geographical Information Science and Technology Based STEM Education in e-Learning. In C. Watson (Edt.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL 2015), pp. 323- 330. College of the Bahamas, Nassau, 25-26 June 2015. ISBN: 978-1-910810-26-2.

Anderson, D. & Xie, Y., 2015. Using inquiry-based Geographic Information System Modules for Addressing NGSS Standards: The GRACE Program. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (pp. 92-104). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). ISBN 978-1-939797-16-2.

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VIII. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT:

1. New Graduate and Undergraduate Programs

I, as the principal professor, have developed the following new programs at Eastern Michigan University. I conducted the market needs analyses, wrote the proposals, developed most of the syllabi, and obtained the approvals from various committees at the department, the college, and the university levels.  These new programs include,

  • GIS Concentration in Doctoral Degree of Technology
  • MS Degree Program of Geographic Information System
  • Graduate Certificate Program for GIS Professionals
  • Graduate Certificate Program for GIS Educators (Online)
  • GIS Undergraduate Minor Program

2. Ph.D. Supervising Committees

I have served in Ph.D. supervising committees in several institutions, including,

  • College of Education, and College of Technology, Eastern Michigan University
  • Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

3. Supervision of Ph.D. Dissertation, Master Thesis, and Post-doctor Fellows

Ph.D.: Cheryl Hanewicz, Utah Valley State College; John Bayerl, Michigan Dearborn School District; Zhanli Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences; David Bennion, USGS Great Lakes Science Center; Arwa Al-Madan, Allison Hoff, Siyu Fan, Zachary Jones, Queen Umeana, Eastern Michigan University.

M.S.: Anthony Bedogne, Washtenaw County Department of Information Technology; Rugui Chen, Consulting Engineering Associates, Detroit;  Zuojiang Fan, L-3 Communication (Titan Group), San Francisco; David Harris, Washtenaw County Department of Information Technology; Xiaojin Tan, Stanford University; Li Wu, George Mason University; Le Xu, Toledo University; Xining Yang, Ohio State University; Xinyue Ye, Balling Green University, California; Ling Zhang, Davis Demographics & Planning, Inc., Riverside, CA.

Post-doctor Scholar Sponsor: Aimin Fan, University of Windsor, Canada; Min Ji, Shandong Science & Technology University, China; Xianhua Liu, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ting Ma, Zhangbao Ma, Eastern Michigan University; Zhanli Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Lei Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Qiang Zhou, MWH Global, California;Shuang Li, Huaqing Mao, Xiaoliang Meng, Zongyao Sha, Huaming Wang, Zongliang Yang, Wuhan University of China; Anbin Zhang, Hebei University of Science & Technology of China; Chao Liu, Anhui University of Science and Technology of China.

IX. OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:

  • Co-Editor, Journal of Plant Ecology, since 2007.
  • Co-Editor, Annals of GIS, 2008 - 2013.
  • Panelist, NSF Office of International Science & Engineering - Partnerships for International Research Experience for Students (IRES) Program – Geo-Science Panel – Full Proposal Review, November 9-10, 2015.

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X. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS:

  • Distinguished Overseas Research Professor, September 2002 to present, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
  • Senior Guest Research Professor, September 2004 to present, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
  • Distinguished Guest Professor, May 2006 to present, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

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