Vinton Valentine

Adjunct Faculty- Director of USM GIS
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303 Bailey Hall, 37 College Avenue, Gorham, Maine

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Phone: (207) 228-8455

Vinton Valentine (Ph.D. University of Delaware) has worked as the Director of USM-GIS since spring 2006.

One of Vinton's current research interests is wetland vegetation classification using remotely sensed data.  In his dissertation, he used remote sensing and GIS to investigate the displacement and spatial structure of the scrub-shrub/emergent wetland ecotone along tidal rivers in response to sea-level change and other human impacts. Before joining USM, he was working for The Ecosystem Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts where he analyzed creek network patterns to develop indicators of condition and stability for tidal marshes facing sea-level rise and other stressors. 

New Publications

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Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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