John Ward is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Geography and Anthropology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. In addition, he serves as Director of GIS for the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies at UW-P. He earned his PhD in Environmental Dynamics from the University of Arkansas. HIs academic interests involve the use of geospatial technologies in the study of cultural and natural resources, as well as cyberspace. He has presented research in Jamaica, South Africa, Finland, Austria, the UK, and the US.