James H. Patterson III

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.


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William Cahalin

William "Bill" Cahalin is the application systems analyst / 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.

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