Department Staff

Department Staff

Department Staff


Steve Berg

National Guard GIS Program Manager
B.A. in Environmental Studies from Rowan U.
Robinson Hall 301

Steve Berg is the GIS Manager for the National Guard’s Construction and Facilities Mapping Program hosted in Rowan’s GeoLab. He instructs interns on how to manage 45+ military installations in NJ and helps them translate their coursework to a professional GIS office environment. His previous work experiences include Real Property and GIS management for gas, electric and water utilities.

Michael Brein

Web Mapping Specialist
B.A. in Geography from Rowan U.
Robinson Hall 301

Michael Brein is the Web Mapping Specialist for NJ MAP, a grant-funded collaboration between Rowan’s GeoLab, the State of NJ, and various environmental non-profits and foundations in the region. NJ MAP powers several web mapping tools that serve municipal stakeholders involved with environmental, land use and sustainability decision making. Michael is responsible for developing these web tools and maintaining the integrity of their data.

Bryce Carmichael

Geospatial Support Specialist
M.A. in Geography from East Carolina U.
Robinson Hall (Across from 323)

Bryce Carmichael is a proud graduate of Elizabeth City State University, majoring in Computer Science. His interest in geospatial technology and environmental research led him to East Carolina University, where he received a M.A. in Geography. Prior to joining the department, Bryce worked as technology teacher for the Trenton Public Schools, and has served as an adjunct professor for both Rutgers University and Burlington County Community College.

Katrina McCarthy Shand

Research Associate
B.A. in Geography from Rowan U.

Katrina focuses on educational geospatial project management and is interested in tackling environmental issues through GIS. She is currently working on NJ MAP (, a municipally focused interactive map developed for better decision making in the Garden State. She currently lives in central New Jersey and oversees research projects at the Geospatial Research Laboratory.

Laura Ruthig

Administrative Assistant
B.A. in Geography from Rowan U.
Robinson Hall 315I

Laura's interests include classical music, especially opera, World War II history and studying the cosmos.

Harold Thompson

Academic Advisor
M.A., Student Personnel Services, Rowan U., Glassboro, NJ 1998
Robinson Hall 316D

Harold has over 18 years of experience in undergraduate/graduate academic advising, career counseling and co-operative education. He advises Geography & Environment students about academic requirements, tracks students’ academic progress and fosters awareness of University resources to promote academic success.