Steven Fleming

Steven Fleming

Professor
Institute for Creative Technologies

Professor
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: Spatial Sciences Institute

Steven D. Fleming, Ph.D., is a Professor of the Practice of Spatial Sciences in the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Steve Fleming served as a Colonel in the U.S. Army with command and staff experience in short-range air defense operations at the battalion, brigade and division levels. He also has operational combat experience with Joint and NATO staffs, twice deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He served as the Deputy Head of the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the United States Military Academy (West Point, NY). In this capacity, he performed duties in educational leadership, institutional governance, organizational management, applied research and teaching. Academically, he served as an Academy Professor of Geospatial Information Science and taught numerous courses including physical geography, remote sensing, photogrammetry, surveying, geographic information systems, cartography, military geospatial operations, and advanced topics in geography and the environment. His research and teaching expertise is in: (1) applications of geospatial technologies for national defense (military operations, homeland security, and disaster management); (2) emerging terrestrial, airborne and space-based image collection systems; (3) online, blended education/training using mobile devices; and (4) dynamic mapping of coastal regions. At the USC Spatial Sciences Institute, he serves as the lead faculty for the academic programs in human security and geospatial intelligence, including the minor in human security and geospatial intelligence, the online graduate certificate in Geospatial Intelligence, and the online M.S. in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence.