Professor of Practice for Geospatial Intelligence Penn State University
Dr. Todd S. Bacastow is a Professor of Practice for Geospatial
Intelligence in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. His primary
focus is teaching analysts serving with the U.S. Intelligence Community and
business community. He maintains an active research program aimed at improving
the training and education of the geospatial analyst. Todd is the author of the
Massive Open Online Couse (MOOC) titled The Geospatial Revolution and
Geospatial Intelligence, which was delivered to over 25,000 students in 190
countries. He has served as an expert witness in several patent infringement
cases. Before joining Penn State in 1994, Dr. Bacastow retired from the United
States Army as a major after serving in a variety of infantry, engineer, and
geospatial intelligence assignments and positions. His first Army
assignment was with the U.S. Army Berlin during the peak of the Cold War and
included on occasion guarding Hitler’s Deputy Führer, Rudolf Hess. He was previously
an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Computer Science and
an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental
Engineering at the US Military Academy. He holds a BS in Engineering from the
United States Military Academy (1974), and a MS (1983) and PhD in Geography
(1992) from Penn State University.
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