Dr. Scott White

Dr. Scott White
Emeritus Professor of Geosciences


  • Cartography
  • Geographic information systems
  • Geographic visualization
  • Regional geography
  • Remote sensing
  • Surface hydrologic modeling
  • Terrain modeling
  • Weather and climate


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Utah, 2001
  • M.S., Geology, Texas Christian University, 1991
  • B.S., Geology, Tennessee Technological University, 1987


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About Dr. Scott White

Scott White is a professor of Geosciences at Fort Lewis College. He joined the college in 1999. He is the program coordinator of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate. Previously, he taught at Weber State University, Westminster College and the University of Utah, and was a geomatics specialist at the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah. Dr. White’s research focuses on GIS and hydrology and he has received a number of grants to develop multidisciplinary GIS curriculum, study hydrology and mitigation plans for the Aztec Ruins National Monument, and more. Dr. White has presented his work at conferences and summits around the country.

Dr. White is a member of several professional associations, including the Association of American Geographers, the National Council for Geographic Education, the Four Corners Geologic Society and the Colorado Geographic Alliance, for which he is a member of the State Leadership Council.

Publications and Presentations

“Online and Desktop GIS for a Weather /Climate Course,” Esri Education User Conference, 2012

Eastern San Juan Mountains Points of Interest Guide,” The Eastern San Jan Mountains: Their Geology, Ecology, and Human History, 2011

“Using GIS to Map and Track Hurricanes,” Geological Society of American Annual Meeting and Exposition, 2011