Alcorn State University Professor Dr. Yaw Twumasi has completed two
back-to-back review papers for two major international journals: Journal of Arid
Environments and the International Journal of Remote Sensing. He had previously
reviewed papers for the Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Journal of Soil and
Water Conservation, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (TGRS),
International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) abstract review.
In 2005, Dr. Twumasi authored a book on Applied Remote Sensing and Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) published by Edwin Mellen Press in New York . He has
also published, authored, and/or co-authored several publications in a variety
of refereed journals, and international conferences, and symposia proceedings
addressing the use of remote sensing and GIS technology in assessing and
managing Earth's natural resources.
He obtained his bachelor's and master's degree from York University in Toronto ,
Canada and his Ph.D. from Alabama A&M University . He is currently teaching
Remote Sensing and GIS in the Department of Advanced Technologies at Alcorn
State University . Prior to joining Alcorn in the Fall of 2007, he was a
Research Professor of Remote Sensing and GIS at Alabama A&M University .
Dr. Twumasi's research interests, which are always at the epicenter of his
teaching, are anchored in bio-centric discourse, intergenerational fairness,
environmental management, sustainability, climate and global change,
environmental impact assessment, and international development and the
application of remote sensing and GIS technology in natural resources
management. His work also includes image processing, classification and
analysis, GIS database construction as well as the development of policies using
GIS and Remote Sensing technology in order to inform environmental
decision-making on the risks associated with the continuous anthropocentric
degradation of sensitive natural habitats.