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Dean Walton

Associate Professor
Science Librarian to Science & Technology Outreach Librarian
Mail: 5201 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-5201
Office Location: 20 Cascade Hall
Phone: (541)346-2871
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Joined the University in 2005


2005: M.L.S., Information & Library Science, Southern Connecticut State University
1990: Ph.D., Pharmacology, Georgetown University
1983: B.S., Biology, American University

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Areas of Interest:

Crisis Informatics
Natural History
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Biology, Geology, & Environmental Studies Subject Specialist
Science & Technology Education

Teaching/Service/Selected Publications:


Pacific Northwest, Present to Primeval: A History of Scientific Exploration

Disastrous Inquiries – Researching Natural Disasters

Research & the 3D Object


University Safety Advisory Committee - Chair, 2015-Present

Recent Presentations:

Walton, D.P. (2015, May 27) GIS incorporation of Structure-from-Motion (SfM) models utilizing disaster response related imagery. Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) annual meeting, Kristiansand, Norway.

Walton, D.P. (2014, July 12). Trials and tribulations of drones (UAVs) for ecological monitoring. Society for Conservation GIS, Monterey, CA

Walton, D.P. (2014, July 10). Disaster Informatics [Lecture and Exercise] 2nd Annual Western Science Library Boot Camp, Seattle, WA.

Walton, D. P. and M. Fosmire. (2013, September). Developing an assessment strategy. A workshop presented at the Purdue University Data Information Literacy Symposium West Lafayette, IN.

Walton, D. P. and S. Miller. (2013, July). Oregon freshwater mussel distribution: A focus on data management. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Conservation GIS, Monterey, CA.

Walton, D. P. and J. Paules. (2013, February). Science education outreach at the University of Oregon: A preliminary analysis. Presented at the annual meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Willamette University, OR.

Professional Organizations:

American Libraries Association

Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

National Science Teachers Association

Northwest Science Association

Oregon Academy of Science

Society for Conservation GIS

Western Association of Map Libraries

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Eugene, OR
T: (541) 346-3053
F: (541) 346-3485
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