September 2017 Faculty of the Month – Bryan Krouse

Published: October 13, 2017

Bryan Krouse has been named the September 2017 Faculty of the Month. Krouse grew up in Santa Barbara, California, and received a bachelor’s degree in Geography from University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a master’s degree in Medical Geography from California State University, Northridge. Krouse began teaching at College of Western Idaho (CWI) in 2009 as an adjunct faculty. In 2016, he became the sole, full-time geography faculty. In addition to teaching geography courses, Krouse teaches a variety of geospatial technology courses (i.e., Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS) and is in the process of developing a GIS Certificate program at the College. Working with CWI’s Board of Trustees, Krouse used his GIS skills to establish and map the five trustee zones. He frequently works with faculty to assist with their GIS needs. Notable projects include Dusty Perkins’s research analyzing Osprey nest locations and the ecological and human-caused factors that affect osprey breeding success and citizen science project mapping and analyzing locations of Monarch butterflies and milkweed, as well as Nikki Gorrell’s Petroglyph Recording Project at Celebration Park.   

Krouse enjoys being active with his three children – Cole (6), Landen (6), and Emma (7). He likes to spend his free time running, mountain biking, Spartan racing, lifting weights, skiing, and being in the mountains.

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