Curriculum Vitae:  JANE L. (SPAHN) BENSON

 

Mid-America Remote Sensing Center, Murray State University

418-A Blackburn Building, Murray, KY  42071-3309

jane.benson@murraystate.edu

Phone: (270) 809-3106, Fax:  (270) 809-4417

 

EDUCATION

 

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana           1977‑1979, no degree

Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky     1979‑1981, B.S. Urban & Regional Planning

Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky        1981‑1984, M.S. Geosciences

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

- Remote sensing and environmental monitoring

- GIS applications

 

EXPERIENCE

 

1980-1984             Murray State University: Research/Graduate Assistant, Mid‑America

  Remote Sensing Center

1984‑1987        Murray State University: Image Analyst, Mid‑America Remote Sensing Center

1989‑1991        Murray State University: Image Analyst, Mid‑America Remote Sensing Center

1989-1991        Murray State University; Faculty Adjunct, Department of Geosciences (GSC110)

 

1992-1993        Murray State University:  Image Analyst/ GIS specialist; Mid-America Remote

                        Sensing Center

1993–present    Murray State University: Center of Excellence for Reservoir Research – Geographic                                     Information Systems

1994 (Spring)    Murray State University; Faculty Adjunct, Department of Geosciences (GSC110)

2006 (Spring)    Murray State University; Faculty Adjunct, Department of Geosciences (GSC507)

2007 (Spring)    Murray State University; Faculty Adjunct, Department of Geosciences (GSC507)

2009 (Spring)   Murray State University; Faculty Adjunct, Department of Geosciences (GSC522)

2009 (July)        Hopkins County School District, GIS/GPS Workshop for Teachers

2009 (Fall)        Murray State University, Faculty Adjunct, Department of Geosciences (GSC202)

2010 (Spring)   Murray State University, Faculty Adjunct, Department of Geosciences (GSC522)

 

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

Search Committee for Professor in Geosciences, 1981

Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Self‑Study of Graduate Programs, 1983

Search Committee for CRR Database Manager, 2003-2004

 

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

 

Spahn, J.L. and B.R. Hurter, "The Development of a Geographical Information System‑‑Calloway

            County, Kentucky," Fall Meeting of the Mid‑South Region of the American Society of

            Photogrammetry, Memphis, TN,  October 1980.

 

Spahn, J.L., "An Interpretation of Surface Collected Materials from Site 15Cw310, Calloway

County, Kentucky," in BULLETIN of the Kentucky Archaeological Association, Inc.,

No. 13, pp. 10‑24, June 1981.

 

Spahn, J.L., "Aerial Photographic Interpretation in a Predictive Archaeological Study," Fall Meeting

of the Mid‑South Region of the American Society of Photogrammetry, Gulf Port, MS,

October 1981.

 

Spahn, J.L., "A Land Cover Classification of a Portion of the Western Kentucky Coal Field Utilizing

Multi‑Temporal Thematic Mapper Simulator Data," TECHNICAL PAPERS of 1983 Fall

Convention of the American Society of Photogrammetry, Salt Lake City, UT,

September 1983.

 

Naugle, B.I., J.D. Mikulcik, J.L. Benson, T.C. Kind, and B. Hines,  "Comparing USLE Derived

            Potential Erosion Estimates, National Resource Inventory Data versus Classified Landsat

 TM Data and Digital Soil Information," SCSA National Meeting, August 1985.

 

Shelby, V.L., J.L. Benson, and T.C. Kind, "The Integration of Remotely Sensed Digital Data into a

            Computerized Petroleum Exploration Model:  The Illinois Basin," TECHNICAL PAPERS

of 1985 Fall Convention of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing,

Indianapolis, IN, September 1985.

 

Benson, J.L., J.M. Jones, V.L. Shelby, and T.C. Kind, "Remotely Sensed Data/Geographic

            Information Systems for Site Evaluation." Abstract in PROCEEDINGS OF THE

SYMPOSIUM ON THE APPLICATION OF GEOPHYSICS TO ENGINEERING

AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS, The Society of Engineering and Mineral

Exploration Geophysicists, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, pp. 113‑116,

March 1991.

 

Werstak, Chuck, P. Maus, J.Benson, W.D. Jones, “Mid-Level Mapping:  Land Between The Lakes

 National Recreation Area.” Report:USDA-Forest Service-RSAC 0067-TIP1. October 2004.

 

Kemp, Mike, A.Kellie, J.Benson, M.Matthews, M.Phillips, “Total Maximum Daily Load             Development: Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant: Background and Hydrology”, Report,             February 2006.

 

 

RESEARCH GRANTS/CONTRACTS

Each of the following was awarded to the Mid‑America Remote Sensing Center, Murray

            State University:

1981  Soil Loss Study, FLORA‑ Vegetational Analysis, Heritage‑Archaeological Study.

1982  Forest Inventory (Private Firm).

1983/1984  USDA/SCS‑National Resource Inventory, KY.

1984  E. Johnson‑Land Cover Classification in Missouri.

1984/1985  USDA/SCS‑National Resource Inventory, KY.

1985  TVA Grouse Restoration Project.

1985/1986  USDA/SCS‑National Resource Inventory, KY.

1986/1987  USDA/SCS‑National Resource Inventory, KY.

1989/1990  US Interamerican Development Bank‑Colombian Visiting Scientist Training Project. 1990/1991  USDOE/MMES‑Emergency Squad Training Manual for Paducah Gaseous

            Diffusion Plant.

1992/1993  TVA-Investigation of Non-Point Source Pollution in the Lower Reaches of the

            Chattanooga Creek, Tennessee Drainage Basin.

 

1993/1994  KY. Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection-Land Cover

            Mapping of the Eastern and Western Coalfields of Kentucky.

1993-present  MSU Center for Reservoir Research-Geographic Information Systems, Management of                     the Kentucky Lake Monitoring Program Database

1994     USDA/SCS-Land Cover Mapping of the Beech Fork and Dix River Drainage Basins.

1994     KY. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources-Habitat Analysis for the Swamp Rabbit in

            Western Kentucky.

1994/1995  USFWS-Mapping of Habitat for the Northern Copper Belly Water Snake. .

2000/2002   KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources- Copperbelly Water Snake Habitat Change

             Assessment: 1997 – 2001.

2001/2004   USDA Forest Service, Land Between The Lakes- GIS Coordinator.

2007/2008   USFWS, GIS Support for the Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge.

2008/2009   Kentucky-Tennessee Clay Company – Exploration Techniques for the Commercial                         Clay Deposits of Western Tennessee.