Earth and Ocean Sciences

Dr. Joanne Halls

Professor of Geography
Graduate Program Coordinator

Halls Osprey Hall 1004C
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5944
Tel: 910 962-7614; Fax: 910 962-7077
email:,Personal Webpage

Geographic Information Systems

Ph.D. (Geography) University of South Carolina

Dr. Halls teaches Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, Advanced GIS, Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing, Environmental Modeling and GIS, and Advanced Research Methods in GIS.

Research Interests:
Dr. Joanne Halls is the Director of the Spatial Analysis Lab that is a state-of-the-art teaching and research computing facility focused on Geographic Information Systems, Image Processing, and Spatial Statistics. Some of Dr. Halls' research interests include watershed modeling, coastal land use development and the impacts on non-point source pollution modeling, integration of temporal ecological models with GIS, empirical studies of geographic data models, and quantitative assessments/simulations of spatial data error and impacts on spatial models.