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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