Online GIS Certificate Program


Faculty members who teach in Elmhurst’s online GIS Certificate Program possess excellent academic credentials as well as experience in the profession. In small classes, these dedicated educators work closely with students on an individual basis.

Judy Bock
Program Director

Ms. Bock teaches GIS 200 and is a graduate of the Elmhurst College GIS Certificate Program. She previously taught middle school in Grayslake, Illinois for 33 years and has been an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Geography & Geosciences for five years. She has an extensive background in technology and GIS applications and has developed educational materials in cooperation with the National Geographic Society and NASA.

Dean Jensen

Director of Infrastructure and Web Applications, Information Services

Dr. Jensen specializes in web design and development, and holds an Ed.D. in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University. Dr. Jensen teaches ISG 100 and ISG 200 in the GIS Certificate Program.

Carmella A. Burdi, GISP
Adjunct Faculty

Carmella Burdi, GISP is a Senior GIS Analyst in the Global Security Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory. She has an MS in Geographic Information Systems from Northwest Missouri State University and a BA in Geography and Environmental Planning from Elmhurst College. Before taking her current position at Argonne, Carmella spent 8 years at DuPage County supporting the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Sheriff's Office, and the Health Department. Carmella is an adjunct instructor at Elmhurst College, currently teaching GIS 100 and GIS 300 in the Elmhurst College Online GIS Certificate Program. Her current areas of interest include web mapping applications and using mapping to identify at risk areas of critical infrastructure. 

Karen Robbins
Adjunct Faculty

Ms. Robbins teaches GIS 100 and works for the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois. She has an extensive background in technology and GIS applications. 

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