Greg Easson is the director of the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute and associate dean for Research and Graduate Education in the School of Engineering. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering since 1995 and holds that rank of professor.
Easson has taught a wide range of academic courses throughout his tenure at the university, from introductory geology to advanced remote sensing. His area of research includes the application of remotely sensed data for natural resources issues and questions. One of the key disaster-related activities in Easson’s career was being part of a team of volunteers from universities in Mississippi that provided voluntary GIS support in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Easson is currently involved with research into the resilience of the natural communities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the use of remote sensing to improve the early onset of drought throughout the world.