Erica  McMaster, GISP, CGP-G, CTT+

  • GIS Program Director and Associate Director, Center for Environment and Society, Lecturer in Anthropology

Erica McMaster


Erica McMaster


Summer Office Hours

M-F 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, also available by appointment

Mrs. McMaster is the GIS Program Director at Washington College. She has over fifteen years of experience in GIS and ESRI software products. She is a certified GIS Professional (GISP) through the GIS Certification Institute, a certified GEOINT Professional in GIS & Analysis Tools (CGP-G) through the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, and a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+). She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Geography, with a specialization in Geographic Information Systems. Her experience spans academia, as well as both public and private sectors, having previously worked for University of Delaware, the National Park Service, and McCrone, Inc. Civil Engineering. She has worked on projects related to crime and traffic safety analysis, environmental studies, urban planning, and 3D visualization. Most recently, she has served as project director on grant projects for the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP), Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council (VTPC), as well as the Maryland Highway Safety Office (MHSO). At Washington College, she serves as both an Adjunct Lecturer in Anthropology, teaching courses in human geography, GIS, and remote sensing, and as the Director of the GIS Laboratory, a geospatial technologies hub with a mission of providing students with experiential learning opportunities through professional work experience.


B.S. Geography & Geosciences, Concentration in Atmospheric Science & Geographic Information Science, Salisbury University, 2005

M.S. Geography, University of Delaware, 2008


Quantifying bank erosion on the South River from 1937 to 2005, and its importance in assessing Hg contamination, 2009, Applied Geography

Courses Taught

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Intermediate GIS

Remote Sensing

Human Geography

Areas of Interest

GIS Mapping, Analysis & Methods

Crime & Traffic Safety Analysis

Environmental, Cultural, & Historical Applications


Maryland State Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC), Regional Caucus Chair

Delaware Geographic Data Committee (DGDC)

Delmarva GIS Conference Committee, Chair (2018-2020)

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)

Esri Mid-Atlantic User Group, Delaware User Group

Chesapeake URISA

MidShore GIS Committee