Dr. Russell G. Congalton has been named Editor-in-Chief of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS), the journal of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). Dr. Congalton replaces Dr. James Merchant, who has performed outstanding service in that role since 2001. The transition of responsibilities begins January 15th with receipt of new manuscripts for review.
Dr. Congalton is professor of Remote Sensing and GIS, Department of Natural Resources, at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire. Dr. Congalton received a BS in Natural Resource Management from Cook College, Rutgers University, and both an MS and PhD in Remote Sensing and Forest Biometrics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His career includes the position of Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing (1985-1991), Department of Forestry & Resource Management at the University of California, Berkeley; Assistant Professor (1991-1994), Associate Professor (1994-1999) and full Professor (1999-present) of Remote Sensing and GIS in the Department of Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire; and post-doctorate research associate (1984-1985) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Environmental Lab.
“We are very pleased that Dr. Congalton was chosen to join our outstanding PE&RS editorial staff,” said ASPRS Executive Director James Plasker in announcing the appointment. “Congalton follows an excellent role model in Dr. Merchant, and Russ’ experience and professional credentials will enable us to continue to serve the Society readership, as well as the broader geospatial community of PE&RS subscribers, with the highest journalistic standards without interruption.”