Dr. Gary Jeffress is Professor of Geographic Information Science and Director of the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying Sciences. He is a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in Texas, Maine, and Australia. Dr. Jeffress has been one of the original Co-Principal Investigators of the Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network since 1991, and held the Blucher Chair of Excellence in Surveying from 1990-1991. He has held teaching positions in Australia and the United States, as well as having taught short courses in Haiti.
Dr. Jeffress continues in the collection and analysis of geographic data and information that will result in sound environmental and economically viable land management and development. His research interests incorporate GIS and digital surveying applications in environmental management, land titling, and land administration.