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Dennis Fehler
118-B South Main Street
McGregor, Texas 76657
dennis.fehler@gmail.com
(254) 723-8318

Dennis Fehler has over 40 years of diversified professional “land and water” related experiences in residential and commercial design, environmental design and planning, large and small scale project management, terrain analysis, field construction, contract documentation, Geographic Information Systems, (GIS), Satellite Image Processing, and multi-resource analysis and management.

Education:

Harvard University (Harvard GSD) – Masters in Landscape Architecture, Graduate School of Design (GSD-MLA II), Class of 1985.

Louisiana State University (LSU Design) – Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, College of Design (END), Class of 1977.

Experience: 

State of Texas – Area Greenhand Farmer, Future Farmers of America, McGregor, TX – [1964].

McGregor High School – Graduate – McGregor, TX – [Class of 1966]

Wilson’s Auto and Radiator, McGregor, TX – Automobile, truck, and farm equipment mechanic, radiator repair specialist – [1965-1968].

Military Service – United States Army Signal Corps – Basic Training – Ft Bliss, El Paso, TX; U.S. Army Communication Electronics School, Fort Monmouth, NJ , Fixed Plant Carrier Repair [MOS 32e20], Zulu Company Honor Guard; 592nd Signal Corp, Berlin, West Germany, Tropospheric Scatter Communications [MOS 26L20], Communication Specialist – Site Supervisor – [1968-1971].

U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, Rolla MO – Landscape Architect, Recreation and Multi-Resource Manager. Projects include – Highway 142 River Access, Turtle Island, and The Ridge Runner Trail, [more] – [1978-1983].

SWA Group – Landscape Architects and Planners, Boston, MA – Landscape Architect, Land and Terrain Analyst, Construction Supervisor, Project Photographer. Projects include the Tanner Fountain – Harvard University Campus, The Disney Corporation of California, Amerifirst Development Corporation of Florida, Bixby Corporation of California, and Howard Hughes Development of Nevada – [1984-1986].

Earth Resources Data Analysis Systems – ERDAS, Atlanta, GA – Computer Image Processing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Methods and Applications Specialist. IP/GIS training for professionals domestically and internationally [for example] Tel Aviv, Israel; Kathmandu, Nepal; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, [more] – [1987-1988].

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA – Assistant Professor of Applied Technology, Regional Planning, and Urban Design, College of Design, School of Landscape Architecture – Senior Undergraduates and Senior Graduates – [1988-1992].

Paul Charles Construction Company, Whitney, TX – Explosives Consultant, Quarry rock drilling, rock removal for residential and commercial building foundations, stock tank and lake shaping, rock crushing, sources for construction materials exploration – [1996-1999].

Fehler Consulting – Community Planning, Geographic Information Systems, Image Processing, and Internet Applications. Consultant to Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. (HoK), Page Southerland Page (PSP), and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI). Continuing Education online course offerings at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, and the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, [more] – [1992-1999].

ESRI Professional Services, Redlands, CA – Consultant, User Interface Designer, [GUI], Clients include – American Geographical Society, Bureau of Land Management, Chugach National Forest – Management Plan, and the National Park Service, [many more] – [1999-2004].

Dennis Fehler Consulting – Environmental Planning and Education, Resource Management, Community Planning, Mineral Exploration, Geographic Information Systems [GIS], Satellite Image Processing, Software Architecture, Software Development, and Internet Applications, [more] – [2004 to date].

Publications and Exhibits:

The Electronic Restaurant Marketplace – US Patent – US20100312672A1.  A system for determining the best price of food-related products comprises an input device for receiving a selection of food-related products from a user and a computer.

Coryell Community Church
Prayer Garden Designer – Gatesville, Texas.

ArcNews – Consumers Energy Implements GIS.
User interface and functionality design for the fifth-largest U.S. supplier of electricity and natural gas. (ESRI, Cover, Summer 2002, Vol.24 No.2).

Professional Surveyor – Using GIS to Determine the Accuracy of the GCDB. Interface Design for the Land Survey Information website. July 2002, Vol.22 Number 7, pp.44-46.

EARTHUSE – An Internet Guide to the Theory and Application of Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Planning, Community Planning Resource. 1993-date.

Glass and Wire Art – Designs in stained glass with aluminum and steel wire.

PFAS – ESRI tutorial HELP for a custom GIS software application, 1999.

OU WebStudy – Online Distance Learning via the Internet. Intersession Continuing Education courses. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. 1996-1998.

Citizen Police Academy and the Internet, speaker, annual meeting, Waco, TX, 1998.

City of Cedar Park Comprehensive Plan, PageSoutherlandPage, Angelou Economic Advisors, WHM Engineers, and Fehler Consulting – GIS Consultants, (et al). Future land use plan for Cedar Park, Texas. 1998. 

Computers in Landscape Design, Keynote speaker, University of Washington, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Department of Landscape Architecture, Seattle, WA, 1994.

Temperature Data From Satellite Imagery and the Distribution of Schistosomiasis in Egypt, John B. Malone, Oscar K. Huh, Dennis P. Fehler, Paul A. Wilson, David E. Wilensky, Robert A. Holmes and Ali I. Elmagdoub, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 50(6), 1994, pp. 714-722, 1994. 

Use of Landsat MSS Imagery and Soil Type in Geographic Information Systems to Assess Site Specific Risk on Red River Basin Farms in Louisiana, John B. Malone, Dennis P. Fehler, Loyacano AF, and Zukowski SH, Annals of New York Academy of Sciences 653: 389-397, 1992.

Community Health Assessment Using a Computerized Geographic Information System, E. Vallette and D. Fehler, co-speakers, Association of Community Health Educators, 1992.

GISMO… Here’s how it works,  The ERDAS Monitor, (Cover, Spring 1991), The International Newsletter of Earth Resources Data Analysis Systems, Atlanta GA, 1991.

Use of Landsat MSS Imagery and Soil Type in Geographic Information Systems to Assess Site Specific Risk of Fasciolas in the Red River Basin, U.S.D.A. Tropical Agriculture, Malone, Fehler Loyacano, (Coinvestigator) Malone, (abstract) American Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Feb 5-8, San Juan, PR., Malone, (abstract) American Association of Veterinary Parasitology, 7/28/91, Seattle, WA, 1991.

The Future of Digital Image Processing, American Society of Landscape Architects National Conference, Educational Session Speaker, Orlando, Florida, 1989.

Geographic Information Systems Computer-Aided Learning Methodology, Earth Resources Data Analysis Systems (ERDAS) International Conference Speaker, Atlanta, Georgia, 1989.

A Different Approach to Design, LABASH – National Student Conference, Guest Speaker, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1989.

Strip Mining the Moon for Oxygen, Thesis Presentation, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Douglas Way, 1985.

Visual Quality Management Mapping, Project Manager, U.S. Forest Service [USDA] Mark Twain National Forest, Rolla, Missouri, 1983.

The Visual Aspects of Road Closure, Speaker, U.S. Forest Service [USDA] Mark Twain National Forest, Rolla, Missouri, 1982.

Park Practice “Design,” Published Work, October 1980 (Cover), October 1981, October 1983 National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., 1980 – 1981.

Park Practice “Grist,” Published Work, July 1981, September 1981, January 1982, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., 1981 – 1982.

Stained Glass Exhibitor, June 1976, November 1980, 1981, 1982 Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Rolla, Missouri, 1976 – 1983.

“3D-Pi” A Film/Video Performance, Thesis, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1977.

“Labyrinth” Presentation, American Society of Landscape Architects, Visibility Competition San Diego, California, 1975.

Awards and Affiliations:

Fuga Island, Texas ASLA Merit award in communications (et al),  The American Society of Landscape Architects, Texas Chapter, 1996.

Committees: 1989-1993.
Louisiana State University
Faculty Committee on Application of Technology, Chairman
Faculty Graduate Committee, Member
Doctoral General Examination Committee, School of Music, Member.

Faculty ASLA Awards Committee, Juror, 1991
Governor’s Interagency Task Force on Flood Prevention and Mitigation, Sand and Gravel Task Force, Reclamation, Recreation, and Landuse Subcommittee, Advisor, 1991.

Scenic Louisiana Billboards along I-49, Legislation affecting the scenic quality of Interstate 49, Collaborator with Senator Foster Cambell, (et al), 1990.

Louisiana State University Research Grant Award, Alexandria, Louisiana Community GIS Database Construction, Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1989.

American Society of Landscape Architects National Awards Competition, et al, SWA Group Landscape Architects and Land Planners Boston, Massachusetts, 1986.

Class President, Harvard Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects, Harvard University Graduate School of Design Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985.

Certificates of Merit (5 Awards), U.S. Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service, Mark Twain National Forest Rolla, Missouri, 1981 – 1983.

Certifications of Appreciation (3 Awards), U.S. Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service, Mark Twain National Forest Rolla, Missouri, 1980 – 1981.

National Society for Park Resources Award, National Recreation and Park Association, Alexandria, Virginia, 1983
American Society of Landscape Architects, Member, 1733 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C., 1982.

Certificate of Excellence in Communications, College of Design, School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1978.

Landscape Contracting License, Louisiana Horticulture Commission, Baton Rouge, LA, 1977.

State of Texas Area Greenhand Farmer, Future Farmers of America Waco, Texas, 1964.

Avocations:

Stained Glass Art, Mixed Media Sculpture, Stereographic Photography.
The Bad Seeds Band – Garage Band music 1966 to date.

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