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Dean Walton

Associate Professor
Science Librarian
Mail: 5201 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-5201
Office Location: 20 Cascade Hall
Phone: (541)346-2871
Email: dpwalton@uoregon.edu
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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:


Disastrous Inquiries – Researching Natural Disasters
Research and the 3D Object


Library Faculty Personnel Committee Chair 2014-Present

Recent Presentations:

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
Society for Conservation GIS
Oregon Academy of Science


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