Department of Geography and Planning

Kevin Czajkowski 

Dr. Kevin Czajkowski


Director, SISS Ph.D Program
Director, GIS Certificate Program
Director of SATELLITES Program (Students and Teachers Exploring Local Landscapes to Interpret the Earth From Space)

Office SM 3034
Phone 419.530.4274

Personal Page (Dr. C's Blog)

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1995 – Atmospheric Sciences
B.S.  State University of New York at Oneonta, summa cum laude, 1989 – Meteorology


Dr. C's research interests are diverse and all revolve around geospatial technologies.

Dr. C uses GIS and remote sensing technologies to assess sources of non-point source pollution in the Maumee River Watershed and Lake Erie through the Maumee River GIS and the Lake Erie Center. We develop land cover classifications using remote sensing linking that to wetlands in the watershed (Lake Erie Center Sensor Project).

Dr. C uses remote sensing and GIS to investigate the potential health hazards due to the application of biosolids to agricultural fields. 

Dr. C investigates the impact of land cover on surface temperature and the energy budget. He engages K-12 teachers and students through the SATELLITES Program which utilizes surface temperature observations through GLOBE. He also engages in the education programs: ESSEA and LEADERS



  • GEPL 4540/5540 - Weather and Climate
  • GEPL 4650/5650 - Physical Geography
  • GEPL 4490/5490 - Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • GEPL 4500/5500 - Digital Image Analysis
  • GEPL 4910/5910 - GIS Applications in the Lake Erie Region
  • GEPL 5910 - Remote Sensing Seminar for Teachers
  • GEPL 6910 - Global Change and Remote Sensing Teacher Seminar
  • GEPL 6200 - Earth System Science for Teachers
  • SISS  7020 - Geographic Information Science in SISS

See course descriptions

Last Updated: 11/18/22