John Bean, PE, GISP

John Bean
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing"
—Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickenson State University


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  • Visiting Professor of Practice, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • MS, Civil/ Structural Engineering, University of Connecticut
  • Graduate Certificate, Surveying Engineering, University of Maine
  • BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire


Mr. Bean has over 40 years of experience in surveying, civil engineering, and GIS, both in teaching and in practice. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and a certified GIS Professional (GISP) and has passed the national FS and PS exams toward professional surveying licensure. His work has taken him to Antarctica, the North Slope of Alaska, and the Mojave Desert, among other places. John is currently involved in geospatial activities supporting coastal erosion research in Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Society of Professional Surveyors’ Foundation and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Association for Geodetic Surveying, and the American Society for Engineering Education.

Research Interests

  • Geodetic Control Engineering
  • Structural Monitoring
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Topographic Surveying
  • Geographic Information Systems