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David Harris

BA 1999

alumni_harrisDuring my time at MSU, I changed my major 4 times from Accounting, Teaching, History, and finally my senior Geography. I took Dr. Alan Arbogast Physical Geography class during the summer 1998 and it changed my life. His class led me down a path to work for multiple municipalities in Michigan from 1999-2007 as a GIS Technician to a GIS Coordinator for the City of Pontiac. During this time I earned a dual M.S. in GIS and Urban Planning from Eastern Michigan. In 2007 I took a position as an Intelligence Officer for the Department of Defense which led me to my current position as a Data Manager for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency as well as pursing a PhD in Earth Systems and Geoinformation Science specializing in Geospatial Intelligence at George Mason University. My current job as provided me the opportunity to travel to Afghanistan to teach GIS, worked in New Orleans to provide GIS support to clean up the oil spill and my current assignment allows me to travel to Hawaii every four months for 2 weeks to provide GIS support to the Army. The geography program at Michigan State has provided me opportunities that have taken my career to places I could not have imagined.  If you need to contact me please feel free to send me an email at  or you can look for me on facebook by searching for the email address I provided.
David W. Harris II