Scott Wade

Teaching Instructor

ECU Center for Geographic Information Science

Brewster A-236

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

MA, Geography, East Carolina University
BA, Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Areas of Interest: Geographic Information Science; Spatial Analysis; North Carolina Geography; Geographic Market Research; Election Redistricting

Mr. Wade’s work is focused on applying geographic information science and spatial analysis to a broad array of geographic issues. A sampling of recent projects include: 1) Consultant, 2021 Wilson City Council Election Redistricting Project, City of Wilson, N.C., 2) research on the demographics and lifestyle segmentation of ECU Students, conducted for the ECU Provost, Marketing, and Admissions Offices, 3) GIS applications development consultant for a business location research and geo-marketing firm, 4) using GIS and spatial analysis to research the association between the food environment and weight status among eastern North Carolina youth, and 5) using GIS to compare reservoir capacity estimates produced from three different Digital Elevation Model (DEM) products.

Mr. Wade’s work appears in the following peer reviewed journals: Southeastern Geographer, The North Carolina Geographer, and Public Health Nutrition. He holds numerous professional certifications, including GIS Professional (GIS Certification Institute), ESRI Certified Desktop Associate for ArcGIS 10.x (ESRI), Certified Train the Trainer (CTT+), and was an ESRI Authorized or Certified Trainer for nearly a decade. He has organized and taught more than 50 GIS training workshops.


Jilcott, Stephanie B, Scott Wade, Jared T McGuirt, Qiang Wu, Suzanne Lazorick and Justin B Moore. (2011) The association between the food environment and weight status among eastern North Carolina youth. Public Health Nutrition, April Edition.

Wang, Yong, and Scott E. Wade. (2008). “Comparisons of Three Types of DEMs: A Case Study of the Randleman Reservoir, North Carolina.” Southeastern Geographer, 48(1): pp. 110–124.

Wang, Yong, and Wade, Scott. 2001. “Using Digital Spatial Data Sets to Study the Impact of Reservoir Construction on Local Environment and Community.” The North Carolina Geographer, 9: pp. 1-12.

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 1000: People, Places, and Environments
  • GEOG 2400: Spatial Data Analysis
  • GEOG 3055: North Carolina
  • GEOG 3460 / 6400: GIS Applications Programming
  • GEOG 4801, 4802, 4803: Geographic Internship