Ian began working with the National Drought Mitigation Center in winter 2020. He specializes in spatial data, remote sensing, and GIS. Ian has been an employee with the School of Natural Resources and with the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 2005.
- M.A. in geography from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005. Advisor: Dr. Geoffrey Henebry
- B.A. in geography with minor in international affairs from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002