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Campbell elected fellow of ASPRS

By Sally Harris

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 34 - June 27, 1996

James B. Campbell, professor and head of the geography department at Virginia Tech, has been elected a fellow of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing for his "exceptional service in advancing the science and use of the mapping sciences and related disciplines."

Campbell, who teaches remote sensing, physical geography, and quantitative methods, is listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the South and Southwest. His research, devoted to several topics in the fields of geographic information systems, remote sensing, image analysis, and analysis of soil variability, has been funded by such organizations as NASA and the National Science Foundation.

At Virginia Tech, Campbell has developed links to students and faculty members in other programs across the university and has chaired numerous graduate research committees in geography as well as served on graduate committees in other departments in five colleges of the university. He has initiated new courses and developed numerous laboratory materials, field excursions, and computer exercises. His text, Introduction to Remote Sensing (now in its second edition), is widely used for university courses in several disciplines in the United States and Canada.

He is also the author of the book Mapping the Land: Aerial Imagery for Land Use Mapping and co-author of Soil Landscape Analysis. He is author or co-author of more than 25 articles published in professional journals.

Campbell is a member of several professional societies and has held offices at both local and national levels of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. He has served as an associate editor of the society's journal, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing. In 1994, he received the society's Outstanding Service Award.