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Pat KennellyPatrick J. Kennelly

Patrick J. Kennelly is an associate professor of geography at LIU Post, where he teaches GIS, cartography, environmental science, earth science and geology. He has eight concurrent years of instruction and course/program development as part of the online GIS master's degree at The Pennsylvania State University's World Campus, as well as five years in GIS management with the Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology and David Evans & Associates Inc., an environmental/engineering consulting firm. He is currently working with the US Department of Labor as co-organizer of a team of geospatial leaders tasked with defining a Geospatial Management Competency Model, the top tier of the Geospatial Technology Competency Model.

Dr. Kennelly is the recipient of multiple academic grants, competitive contracts and subcontracts and is a sought-after speaker and presenter at professional conferences. He has been widely published in a variety of renowned journals including the "Annals of the Association of American Geographers,""Journal of Geoscience Education"and "Environmental and Engineering Geoscience,"as well as a host of technical and trade publications, technical reports and published proceedings. He is the editor of "Cartographic Perspectives,"the peer-reviewed journal of the North American Cartographic Information Society, and serves on the editorial board of "The Cartographic Journal"and "The Journal of Maps."

He holds a Ph.D. in geography from Oregon State University, an M.S. in geophysics from the University of Arizona and a B.S. in geology from Allegheny College where he was Phi Beta Kappa.


Christopher LeagueChristopher League

Christopher League is an associate professor of computer science at LIU Brooklyn. His current research interests include programming languages, compilers and environments; linguistic safety and security mechanisms; type theory, semantics, software design and computer science education.

He has taught at Yale University and the University of Maryland and has worked as a software developer and a programmer.

Dr. League has widely published in journals, peer-reviewed conference publications, book chapters, book reviews and technical reports and has presented extensively at professional conferences. He received an award from the University of Maryland for teaching excellence and has been an invited reviewer for a host of symposiums and panels. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, special interest groups on programming languages and computer science education as well as the IEEE Computer Society. 

He earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Yale University, an M.S. in computer science from University of Maryland College Park and a B.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University where he graduated with honors and minored in piano.


Gavi NarraGavi Narra

Gavi Narra is the deputy chief information officer for LIU and an adjunct professor of computer science at LIU Brooklyn, where he teaches courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

His most recent mobile project is Geo Measure, an app for the iPhone/iPad that calculates distances and areas. He played a key role in developing the My LIU student portal and more recently designed the architecture necessary for the distribution of more than 10,000 iPads to LIU students.

He holds an M.S. in computer science from LIU Brooklyn and a bachelor of engineering in computer science from Madras University, India.


KitchiKiichi Takeuchi

Kiichi Takeuchi is the senior web application database developer for LIU and an adjunct professor. He is the chief technology officer of ObjectGraph, a company that focuses on mobile and web application development and has created more than 140 mobile apps, including many that employ geospatial technology.

Published in the renowned journal "Computers and Geosciences as well as Cartographic Perspectives,"his recent projects include iSeismometer, an iPhone application that detects any sensitive motion of the device, and a WiFi signal map of the LIU Post campus in Brookville, N.Y. He played a major role in developing the architecture of the My LIU app that was downloaded onto more than 10,000 iPads distributed to LIU students.

Takeuchi holds a master's degree and a bachelor's degree in computer science from LIU Brooklyn and an A.S. in computer science from SUNY Morrisville. He is scheduled to complete an M.S. in earth and environmental science at LIU Post in May 2012.