Always interested in harnessing emerging technology for research and in the classroom, I work to integrate tools such as mixed reality and UAS systems to create immersive experience for students and faculty across the College of Engineering. I also have FAA Part 107 certification and manages the College of Engineerings UAV equipment, flights, and post-processing for the College's site surveys, modeling and imagery.
Chris is very active nationally in the field of visual resources and imaging. He is currently a member of the board of directors for the Visual Resources Association Foundation and has served as the Vice President of Conference Programming for the Visual Resources Association as well as a number of task forces and committees involving online learning, development and education. He has also presented at numerous conferences on topics ranging from the UAV technology, virtual reality, imaging technologies, GIS, semantic web, and makerspaces. He has served as the staff photographer of the Greek-American Excavations at Kenchreai through Harvard University from 2015-2017 and most recently as the Vanderbilt Excavations at Caesarea, Israel. Chris has a BA in Photography (2004) from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and an MA in Art History from the University of Cincinnati (2007).
Presenter: “The Archaeological Photography Field Packing List”, Visual Resources Association Annual Conference – 2020, Baltimore
Workshop Co-Instructor: “Taking Your Digitization on the Road”, Visual Resources Association Annual Conference – 2020, Baltimore
Presenter: “Data from the Skies: Supporting the Classroom with UAV Site Mapping and Sensing”, OSU GIS Day – 2019, Columbus
Presenter: “Marrying Drones and VR/AR with Pix4D in the Classroom”, Pix4D User Conference – 2019, Denver
Presenter: “How We Harnessed the Potential of UAV Imagery in the Classroom through VR and Other Technologies”, Electronic Visualisation in Arts and Culture Conference– 2019, London
Presenter: “Moving from Drones to AR/VR in the Classroom”, Visual Resources Association Annual Conference – 2019, Los Angeles
Workshop Instructor: “Documenting Cultural Heritage: Strategies and Spaces for Digital Capture”, Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop – 2018, Rochester, NY
Co-Presenter: “Knowlton's Drones: Leveraging high-resolution aerial imagery for "complete street" service learning”, Innovate Forward Conference – 2018, Columbus
Imaging, Data Management, UAS platforms and usage, Part 107, emerging technology