Dr. Todd Bacastow

Penn State University
Teaching Professor, Department of Geography

Todd Bacastow is a professor of practice for geospatial intelligence in Penn State’s Dutton e-Education Institute. His primary areas of expertise include implementation and management of large-scale programs, geospatial technology policy, geospatial information technology governance, and critical infrastructure protection. Dr. Bacastow has worked with businesses and federal and state government on geospatial technology policy issues and has served on state and regional planning committees, preparing studies, providing expert testimony, and organizing numerous workshops. He teaches geospatial systems design in Penn State’s master of GIS program; serves on the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s accreditation panel, developing certification guidelines for geospatial intelligence professionals; and leads a team supporting the development of the Pennsylvania Map, a component of the National Map.

Before joining Penn State, Dr. Bacastow served in the U.S. Army in a variety of civil-military, leadership, and technical positions in the United States and Europe. He was previously an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Computer Science and an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the United States Military Academy. His current research involves geospatial digital rights management, geospatial technology governance, and geospatial systems design.