Online GIS Certificate Program


Faculty members who teach in Elmhurst’s online GIS Certificate Program possess excellent academic credentials as well as experience in the profession. In small classes, these dedicated educators work closely with students on an individual basis.

Judy Bock
Program Director

Ms. Bock teaches GIS 200 and is a graduate of the Elmhurst College GIS Certificate Program. She previously taught middle school in Grayslake, Illinois for 33 years and has been an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Geography & Geosciences for five years. She has an extensive background in technology and GIS applications and has developed educational materials in cooperation with the National Geographic Society and NASA.


Linda Krause
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems
Ms. Krause holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from IIT and has experience in computer science and programming over a span of 15 years. She teaches ISG 100 and ISG 200 in the Professional Track, as well as in Elmhurst’s online graduate program in computer information systems.

Dean Jensen
Web Application and Information Specialist, Information Services

Dr. Jensen specializes in web design and development, and holds an Ed.D. in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University. Dr. Jensen teaches ISG 100 and ISG 200 in the GIS Certificate Program. Visit Dr. Jensen’s home page here.

Carmella A. Burdi, GISP
Adjunct Faculty

Carmella Burdi, GISP is a Senior GIS Processor for DuPage County, IL.  She has an MS in Geographic Information Systems from Northwest Missouri State University and a BA in Geography and Environmental Planning from Elmhurst College. Along with her 8 years at DuPage County, Carmella is also an adjunct instructor at Elmhurst College, currently teaching GIS 100 in the Elmhurst College Online GIS Certificate Program. Her current areas of interest include web mapping applications and using mapping to aid in Emergency Management Operations.

Karen Robbins
Adjunct Faculty

Ms. Robbins teaches GIS 100 and works for the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois. She has an extensive background in technology and GIS applications. 

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