Cordula A. Robinson, PhD
Teaching Professor and Faculty Lead
PhD (Physics and Astronomy), University College, London, England
Cordula A. Robinson is a teaching professor and faculty lead in the Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology (GIT) program. She is the academic director of three online geospatial programs: the Master of GIT, the Certificate in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and the Certificate in Remote Sensing. Her research interests include remote sensing for environmental applications and GIS. Principal applications include using remote sensing and GIS techniques for understanding groundwater distributions in arid and semi-arid lands and for Geospatial Intelligence with respect to national security, international relief work, and disaster management. Dr. Robinson’s recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Geological Society , the Journal of African Earth Sciences , the Hydrogeology Journal , the Journal of Water Resource and Protection , and the International Journal of Remote Sensing . She is a Fellow of the Royal Geological Society of London.
Previously, Dr. Robinson served as an associate research professor at Boston University. She worked in Berlin at the German Aerospace Center to help prepare for the Mars 1996 mission, and in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. There, she analyzed Magellan radar data to investigate the surface electrical properties of Venus with respect to geochemical and weathering processes. While completing her doctorate, she used Viking data to study the crustal dichotomy of Mars.