GIS Program Coordinator and Faculty
Brookhaven College

Responsible for designing, creating and administering Brookhaven’s geospatial technology program, J. Scott Sires has worked since 1985 in the geospatial technology industry, including spatial documentation and GIS training and applications. During his career, he has worked with telecommunications, local government, state government and commercial clients to offer training and expertise in a full range of GIS services.

His career experience includes serving as: an independent GIS consultant; director of technical services for Geo-Marine Inc. of Plano, where he developed technical support and managed the GIS staff for seven national offices’ federal military projects; vice president of GIS for PFQ Computing in San Antonio; a senior GIS consultant for Berger and Co. of Dallas; and founding president and consultant of GBS Inc., providing GIS oversight and management-level studies to local Texas governments.

He has also been a senior GIS programmer analyst for the Texas State Comptroller’s Office in Austin and a senior GIS engineering technician for the city of Denton. He earned a CAD technical diploma from Elkins Institute in Dallas; holds an associate degree from Brookhaven College; and attended the University of North Texas, where he took the university’s first GIS course in 1988.