Max Baber, PhD

PhD (Geography), University of Georgia

Max BaberMax Baber is a professor of the practice in the Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology (GIT) program. A leader in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) workforce development, Dr. Baber served as director of academic programs at the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), stewarding accreditation of collegiate GEOINT programs. (Northeastern earned this accreditation in 2014.) He contributed to the creation of USGIF’s Universal GEOINT professional certification program, engaging input from the professional geospatial community and supporting production of theGEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge.

Dr. Baber will work with the GIT program director to cultivate customized student cohorts tailored to targeted needs within Northeastern’s community of highly valued corporate partners.

While teaching at the University of Redlands, Dr. Baber led a project in Rwanda that mapped rural accessibility to water, electricity, and other key infrastructure in support of Millennium Villages Project goals. This was in order to fight extreme poverty in the developing world, revealing the spatial dimensions of the local impacts of public health efforts. Max earned his PhD in geography from the University of Georgia. 

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