Rodney Jackson received an MA in Geography from East Carolina University (ECU) in 1992 and put this training to use as an environmental chemist until 1994, when he made the switch to GIS. Rodney worked for various private and public sector agencies until 1998, when he became program coordinator for the first Associate’s Degree program in GIS for the state of North Carolina. In 2001, he took a lecturer position within the Department of Geography at his alma mater (ECU), and in 2003, became the Assistant Director of the Geographic Information Science Center. In 2006, he arrived at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and began working as the Director of Geospatial Technology Education, which evolved into Director of the Geospatial Technology Center, and subsequently, Division Director for Geomatics & Sustainability. Rodney is currently the Program Chair of Geospatial Technology and a Senior Researcher with the National Geospatial Technology Center.