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chad h.freed, phd, associate professor

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Chad H. Freed PhD

Associate Professor

  • PhD Earth and Environmental Science 2006

    University of Pennsylvania (PA)

  • MS Civil Engineering 1993

    Drexel University (PA)

  • MS Engineering Geology 1993

    Drexel University (PA)

  • ENVR 261 Geographic Information Systems

  • ENVR 300 Geology for Engineers

  • ENVR 405 Geological Field Methods

My research interests center around the visualization of geographic space for any purpose. This area of research is called "geovisualization." I specialize in the geovisualization of natural habitats, engineered projects, subsurface geology, surface and ground water hydrology, geophysical data, and urban attributes. For example, I have recently been involved in modeling rainfall runoff streamflow characteristics for a local watershed while assisting a local community analyze the spatial distribution of crime. My research includes geovisualization for local projects, as well as international projects in Costa Rica, the Amazon jungle in Peru, and the Tibetan Plateau of China.

Selected Awards

  • University Technology Faculty Fellow

  • Clinton Global Initiative Researcher

  • Obama Administration's Strong Cities, Strong Communities Researcher

Selected Publications

  • Freed, C.H., Mohan, D., & Tether, A. (2010). Geotechnical engineering investigation report, North Central Reliability Project - 100 mile transmission line, PSEG. URS Corporation, Washington Division, Inc.

  • Freed, C.H., Mohan, D., & Tether, A. (2010). Geotechnical engineering investigation report, Burlington Camden Reliability Project - transmission line, PSEG. URS Corporation, Washington Division, Inc.

  • Freed, C.H., & Barnett, M. (2009). Geographic information system in service learning. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13(3), 31

Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS)