Dr. Robert Weih, professor of spatial information systems in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, recently became the fourth recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Arkansas GIS Users Forum.

A pioneer in spatial information systems education in Arkansas, Weih was recognized for his “outstanding contributions and long-standing commitment to the Arkansas geospatial community.

Candidates for this award include those whose pioneering spirit and demonstrated dedication have contributed greatly to GIS in Arkansas and whose example serves as an inspiration to others.”

Weih joined the UAM faculty in 1994. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Northern Arizona University, a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.

Pictured above are Weih (center) Jonathan Bailey (left), a senior SIS major from Malvern, and Auddy Doss (right), a senior SIS major from Monticello.