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Dean Jr., Darrell R.

A portrait of Darrel Dean


ESB 617

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., Purdue University, 1979 
M.S.F., West Virginia University, 1968 
B.S.F., West Virginia University, 1966

Dr. Darrell R. Dean, Jr. has a graduate degree in surveying and mapping from Purdue University. His teaching career began in 1969 at Glenville State College where he was instrumental in starting the surveying program there. Since 1977, he has taught surveying at West Virginia University. He has served as president of the West Virginia Association of Land Surveyors and as chairman of the West Virginia State Board of Examiners of Land Surveyors, now the WV Board of Professional Surveyors

Research Focus Areas

Civil Infrastructure

Research Interests

Application of GPS and GIS technology to environmental and infrastructure problems 
timber access roads 
legal aspects of property boundary surveying

Teaching Interests

Surveying and Mapping 
Forest Roads Planning and Design

Service and Outreach

Develops and presents surveying workshops through the WV LTAP Center.

Special Interests

Use of technology to do a better job of teaching.

Professional Societies

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) 
Society of American Foresters (SAF)