Chris Oxendine

COL Chris Oxendine

Director, Center for Environmental and Geographic Sciences
Associate Professor
Christopher.Oxendine@westpoint.edu

Biography


Colonel Chris Oxendine is the Director of the Center for Environmental and Geographic Sciences (CEGS) and an Associate Professor in the Geospatial Information Science Program. In the GIS Program, Chris teaches EV398 (Introduction to GIS), EV498 (Advanced GIS), and EV478 (Military Geospatial Operations). He also serves as the USMA ArcGIS Administrator.

At the start of his career, Chris was a Military Police Platoon Leader at Fort Benning, Georgia and deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Intrinsic Action. From 2000-2002, he served as a Military Police Company Commander and Commander of a Fire Fighter Detachment at Fort Rucker, Alabama. In 2006, Chris transitioned to Functional Area 40 (Space Operations Officer). From 2008-2010, he deployed twice with the 101st Airborne Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

He holds a Ph.D. in Earth Systems and GeoInformation Science from George Mason University (Outstanding Graduate Service Award), a M.S. in Cartography / GIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a M.A. in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University, and a B.S. in Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy from the United States Military Academy.

Chris is married to the former Jessica Cunza-Marin, originally from Lima, Peru. They have four children, Charles, Yanela, Jhoan, and Leonela. He is a member of the Lumbee Tribe and enjoys running (ultra-marathons) & rowing.

Publications & Presentations


O’Banion, M., Majkowicz, D., Boyce, M., Wright, W.C., Oxendine, C. and Lewis, N.S. Evaluating Immersive Visualization Technology for Use in Geospatial Science Education. Surveying and Land Information Science, 79(1) pp. 15-22, 2020.

Fleming, S., McAlinden, R., O’Banion, M., Oxendine, C., Wright, W., and Irmischer, I. Rapid Terrain Generation for GeoVisualization, Simulation, Mission Rehearsal & Operations. State and Future of GeoINT. pp. 21-24. United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, 2019.

Wright, W., Oxendine, C., Kerr, D., and Brockhaus, J. Incorporating Structure From Motion from Unmanned Aerial Systems in an Undergraduate Photogrammetry Course In: Surveying and Land Information Science, 77(2), 97-104, 2018.

Oxendine, C., and Oxendine, J. Peru In L. Lowry (Ed.), Sage International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism. pp. 943-944. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 2017.

Oxendine, C., and Oxendine, J. Lima, Peru In L. Lowry (Ed.), Sage International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism. pp. 761-762. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 2017.

Schnebele, E., Oxendine, C., Cervone, G., Ferreira, C., Waters, N. Using Non-Authoritative Sources During Emergencies in Urban Areas. In Computational Approaches for Urban Environments. edited by Marco Helbich, Jamal Jokar Arsanjani, and Michael Leitner, 13: 337-361. Geotechnologies and the Environment. Springer International Publishing. 2015.

Oxendine, C., and Fleming, S. Strengthening the ’Geo’ in GeoINT In J. Chircop(Ed.), NGA Pathfinder Vol 13, no 4, pp. 8–9. Springfield, VA: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, 2015.

Oxendine, C., and Waters, N. No-Notice Urban Evacuations: Using Crowdsourced Mobile Data to Minimize Risk, Geography Compass, 8(1); 49-62, 2014.

Oxendine, C., and Waters, N. Emergency Response Systems In M. Garrett (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy. Vol. 5, pp. 482–486. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 2014.

    Presentations (peer reviewed)

Wallen, B., Wright, W.C., and Oxendine, C.E., Investigation of Diurnal Fluctuations of Heat and Water Distributions Around Landmines Impacted by Soil Heterogeneity In: IEEE: International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Kona, Hawaii September 28 – October 2, 2020. (Accepted).

O’Banion, M.S., Oxendine, C.E., McGettigan, S.P., Wright, W.C., Gallaher, S.G., and Smith, J.P. Detection of Seasonal Arctic Terrain Change Using a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) on the Alaskan North Slope In: IEEE: International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Kona, Hawaii September 28 – October 2, 2020. (Accepted).

Wright, W.C., Wilkinson, B.E., Cropper Jr., W.P., and Oxendine, C.E., Classifying Terrestrial Based Forest Photography with Geographic Information Systems to Model Signal Loss In: IEEE: International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Valencia, Spain, July 22–27, 2018.

Jackson, C., Cervone, G., Huang, Q„ Oxendine, C.E., and Waters, N. Cyber-GIS and Cloud Computing to Study Environmental Disasters. In: The International Workshop on Information Search, Integration, and Personalization, Grand Forks, ND, Oct 1–2, 2015.

Oxendine, C.E., Schnebele, E., Cervone, G., and Waters, N. Fusing Non-Authoritative Data to Improve Situational Awareness in Emergencies. In: The 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), pages 762–766. University Park, PA, May 19–21, 2014.