Norman Gervais

Norman Gervais

Professor of Practice
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Department of Information Sciences and Technology



PhD, Information Science, University at Albany 

MA, Geography, University at Albany 

Certificate of Graduate Study, Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis, University at Albany

BS, Environmental Science and Biology, SUNY Brockport

Norman Gervais

Dr. Norman Gervais is a Professor of Practice in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity.

His research interests focus on remote sensing of ecology and the environment. He is also interested in teaching topics in applied technologies, data analytics, GIS, and web development to undergraduate and graduate students both in-person and fully online.

He earned his PhD in Information Science with a concentration in Geographic Information Science and an MA in Geography from UAlbany.


CEHC Courses Taught

CINF 100X Information in the 21st Century

CINF 131 Introduction to Data Analytics: Seeking Information in Data with Computation

CINF 197 Beginning Mini Special Topics in Informatics (Web Mapping)

CINF 200 Research Methods for Informatics

CINF 201 Introduction to Web Technologies

CINF 202 Introduction to Data and Databases

CINF 203 Introduction to Networks and Systems

CINF 300 Probability and Statistics for Data Analytics

CINF 465 Senior Capstone in Informatics

CINF 466 Independent Research

CINF 496 Intermediate Special Topics in Informatics (Geoinformatics)

CINF 523 Fundamentals of Information Technology (Web Technologies)

CINF 523 Fundamentals of Information Technology (Unix & Networking)

CINF 523 Fundamentals of Information Technology (Introduction to Programming)

CIST 669 Independent Study in Library and Information Science and Policy

CIST 678 Internship – Information Science


Research Interests

Remote Sensing; Ecological Modelling; GIS Applications; Vegetation Phenology