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The Polis Center

David J. Bodenhamer (Executive Director)

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Campus Address: 1200 Waterway B
Phone: (317)274-2455
Fax: (317)278-1830
Email: intu100@iupui.edu
Appointments: Professor of History
Executive Director of The Polis Center
Adjunct Professor of Informatics
Academic Interests: Anglo-American legal and constitutional history, history of criminal justice and criminal law, nineteenth-century United States, and urban studies
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Sharon Kandris (Associate Director)

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Campus Address: 1200 Waterway, Suite 100
Phone: (317)278-2944
Email: skandris@iupui.edu
Appointments: Associate Director of the Polis Center
Director, Community Informatics
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Lacey Rae Bannon

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Campus Address: 1200 Waterway, Suite 100
Phone: (317)278-4931
Email: lardunca@iupui.edu
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Gautham Kumar Bavandla

[Photo]: Gautham Kumar Bavandla

Campus Address: Polis Center,1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: (914)479-8292
Email: gautbava@umail.iu.edu
Appointments: Research Programmer/ Research Associate (Regular Faculty)
Academic Interests: Data Mining, Databases, Programming Languages, Advanced Cryptography and Information Security, Intelligent Systems, Web Development, Cloud Computing
Teaching: Gautham is knowledgeable in the following technologies: C#, VB, Java, ASP .NET, HTML 5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Telerik Framework, JSON, SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, XML, Action Script, WordPress Content Management Systems, IIS , and Git. He follows software development best practices and have experience with Object Oriented Design, Agile Methodologies, Web services (Restful and SOAP), Software Engineering, and Test Driven Development.
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Kavya Urs Beerval Ravichandra

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway, Suite 100
Phone: (317)278-4928
Email: kavbeerv@indiana.edu
Appointments: Visiting Faculty-GIS Analyst
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Pamela Blevins Hinkle

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Campus Address: The Polis Center, 1200 Waterway Blvd.
Phone: (317) 278-2644
Fax: (317)278-1830
Email: pbhinkle@iupui.edu
Appointments: Spirit and Place Festival Director (Research Associate)
Academic Interests: Interdisciplinary collaboration, community development, civic engagement, music improvisation, choral music, chant, creativity
Teaching: Annual workshops on Collaboration and Program Design via Spirit & Place. "Music in the Moment," a music improvision class at Indiana Women's Prison. Lead workshops and talks for congregations and community groups on chant, creativity, improvisation, and more.
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John Buechler (Retired)

Appointments: GIS Project Manager
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Dave Coats (Retired)

Appointments: Community Systems Director
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James Taylor Colbert

Email: jtcolbert@iupui.edu
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Karen Frederickson Comer

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Campus Address: 1200 Waterway
Phone: (317) 274-2296
Fax: 317-278-1830
Email: kfrederi@iupui.edu
Appointments: Director, Collaborative Research, The Polis Center
Academic Interests: Public health applications of geographic information systems/science, community information systems
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LaShawnda Crowe Storm

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: (317)274-2463
Email: lascrowe@iupui.edu
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Kelly Davila

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway, Ste100
Phone: (317)274-4510
Email: davilak@iu.edu
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Neil M Devadasan

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 278-2583
Email: ndevadas@iupui.edu
Appointments: Systems Engineering Manager
Academic Interests: Computer Systems Design GRID Computing Computational Science Geographic Information Systems
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Jim Dowling

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway
Phone: (317) 278-2581
Fax: (317) 278-1830
Email: jdowling@iupui.edu
Appointments: Database/Network Administrator
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Allegra East

[Photo]: Allegra East

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: (317)278-4946
Email: aleast@iupui.edu
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Robert G Ferrell

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: (317) 278-4912
Email: roferrel@iupui.edu
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Lou Ann Glidden

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: (317)278-2153
Email: lglidden@iupui.edu
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John Patrick Gona

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: (317)274-2455
Email: jgona@iupui.edu
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Melissa A Gona

Campus Address: POLI
Phone: (317)274-2456
Email: magona@iupui.edu
Appointments: Business Manager
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Gloria Harmsen Hastings

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Phone: (317) 278-0136
Email: gjhastin@iupui.edu
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John Hayes

Phone: (317) 278-4915
Email:
Appointments: GIS/Quality Assurance Analyst
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Janet Mary Hock

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 100
Email: jhock@iupui.edu
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Debra K. Hollon

Campus Address: 1200WaterwayBlvdSuite100
Phone: (317)278-4942
Email: dhollon@iupui.edu
Appointments: GIS Analyst
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Erin K Kelley

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd. Suite 100
Phone: (317)274-2462
Email: ekkelley@iupui.edu
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Kevin John Mickey

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Campus Address: 1200 Waterway Blvd, Suite 1200
Phone: (317) 371-4479
Fax: (317)278-1830
Email: kmickey@iupui.edu
Appointments: 8-1-12 to Present: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate sections of J426/V550 GIS for Criminal Justice and Public Safety course. 12.14.07-Present: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University, School of Public Health Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Responsibilities: Develop and teach courses for practioners as well as academic audiences that address methods for using geospatial technologies to address public health issues associated with disaster management. 2005: Adjunct Instructor, Department of Geography, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Responsibilities: Develop and teach introductory GIS and cartography courses as part of the Masters in Science in Geographic Information Science. 10.1.04-Present: Director, Geospatial Technologies Education – The Polis Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Responsibilities: Direct all programs and projects associated with the Polis Center Professional Education Program. This includes development and management of projects with a wide range of local, state, federal, and international organizations. It also includes teaching and curriculum development responsibilities for multiple technically and conceptually oriented courses. Approximately 40% of this position is also devoted to research and analysis using geospatial technologies for a variety of projects. 10.1.01-10.1.04: Quality Assurance Manager – The Polis Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Responsibilities: Developed and maintained standards of product quality; supported project initiatives through the design, programming, development, testing, and implementation of complex GIS applications, models, and databases; managed intern staff and intern staff development; managed a variety of projects that required deliverables within a short time frame, and supported instruction and material development for GIS and cartography related training seminars, workshops and demonstrations. Also created and managed the Center’s GIS/MIS professional training program that offered more than 60 professional training courses and included multiple state, federal, and local agencies among its clientele. 7.1.90-10.1.01: Staff Cartographer / Training Coordinator – The Polis Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Responsibilities: Primary responsibility was the editing and design of cartographic and geographic information systems products for a variety of clients. Secondary responsibilities include developing training materials and teaching workshops in AutoCAD, Introduction to Atlas GIS, Intermediate Atlas GIS, DataVision and ArcView. Served as coordinator of education activities. Acquired extensive experience in client interaction techniques while setting up and managing various projects. Experience obtained in numerous software packages including Microsoft Windows, Atlas GIS, Idrisi, AutoCAD, Harvard Graphics, CorelDraw, Freelance Graphics, MacDraw, MacPaint, Paradox, Quattro Pro, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project and WordPerfect. Experience also acquired in UNIX, DOS, and Windows NT operating systems. 1996: Instructor - School of Public and Environmental Affairs Graduate Planning Program Responsibilities: Developed curriculum and co-taught one semester of ‘Applications of GIS’, a master’s level course that empowered students with the skills to use geographic information systems applications for a variety of planning applications. 1995 & 2003: Instructor - Indiana University at Indianapolis Department of Geography Responsibilities: Taught five semesters of Physical Geography laboratory courses and one semester of a Computer Cartography lab course. Taught Cartography and Graphics undergraduate/graduate course which were a component of the GIS Master Degree Program 1990: Manager, Office of Cartographic Information Services – Indiana University School of Liberal Arts Responsibilities: Developed a self-supporting unit within the School of Liberal Arts that produced a variety of fee-based products cartographic products for faculty within the university as well as local businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and local government. 1989-90: Staff Cartographer - Indiana University at Indianapolis Department of Geography Responsibilities: Produced manually designed cartographic products for geography faculty.
Academic Interests: Geospatial Technologies Geospatial Technologies Education Natural hazard modeling
Teaching: Direct all programs and projects associated with the Polis Center Professional Education Program. This includes development and management of projects with a wide range of local, state, federal, and international organizations. It also includes teaching and curriculum development responsibilities for multiple technically and conceptually oriented geospatial technology courses. Hold adjunct appointments in the IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs where I teach J520/V550: Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety
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Matthew Ian Nowlin

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway, Suite 100
Phone: (317)274-2427
Email: minowlin@indiana.edu
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Tarek Rashed

Campus Address: 1200 Waterway, Ste 100
Phone: (317)274-2474
Email: tarashed@iupui.edu
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Matthew H Riggs

Campus Address: The Polis Center, 1200 Waterway Blvd., Suite 100
Email: mhriggs@iupui.edu
Appointments: Research Associate
GIS Analyst
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Kim M Sarver

Campus Address: WTRW100
Phone: (317)278-4933
Email: kmsarver@iupui.edu
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Richard Ryan Stevens

Phone: (317) 278-4954
Email: ricsteve@iupui.edu
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