James H. Patterson III is the Geographical Information System (GIS) Analyst for the Department of Information Technology for Clayton County in Georgia. In this role, he manages all technical aspects of Geographical Information Systems for emergency services in the county as well as developing web-based interactive maps and applications for the public that are implemented county-wide. He serves as the liaison with departments and other agencies to define needs, new application, and integrate GIS. James received his B.S. in Forestry Science with a minor in Business Administration from Alabama A & M University, where he began working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 8 years moving around the South to be promoted to several positions. He attained a degree from the University of Idaho in Fire Ecology, Management and Technology while serving as a Fire Ecologist in FL. He moved to Auburn in 2014 as an Environmental Scientist at the USDA Research and Development Lab before leaving to attend Graduate School at Auburn University in 2016. He has 2 son’s and currently resides in Atlanta, GA with his family.
James H. Patterson III
William "Bill" Cahalin is the multimedia webmaster for Auburn's College of Ag Comm-Marketing & Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. An alumnus of Belmont University in Nashville, his work spans the music industry, publishing, aerospace, and enjoys lavish cocktail garnishes.
Parasite examined for its link to poor diet, obesity
With the obesity rate sitting at 36 percent and climbing, researchers are investigating factors contributing to the notoriously poor diet quality in the United States. One possibility might be a common parasite that causes impulsive decisions and changes risk...
Research examines results of competing policies on healthy food choices
An Auburn University research project attempts to determine which approach best improves access to healthy food choices for food assistance recipients in the United States — more government benefits or more grocery stores. The study — authored by Joel Cuffey,...
“Agrivoltaic” research combines solar energy, food production
Auburn University researchers in the College of Agriculture’s Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department are participating in a new USDA project to optimize design for “agrivoltaic” systems — fields with both crops and solar panels — that will maintain crop...