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Faculty Spotlight: John Ebert

January 18, 2021

BIzTech News

We are so proud of the passionate professors we have instructing the enrolled students in our master’s programs in technology. John Ebert, Ed.D., has been a member of the Saint Mary’s faculty for 19 years, and is program director for the M.S. in Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics program. We are so excited to share more about him!

What courses do you teach?

  • Geospatial and Analytics Technologies
  • Data Acquisition
  • Research Methods
  • Grant Writing
  • Geo-AI (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Marketing and Trend Analysis

Please share a little about your professional experience.
I have more than five years of experience in local government prior to starting my career at Saint Mary’s.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein

What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy beekeeping, motorcycling, land management, the great outdoors, trout fishing, city entertainment, etc. I pretty much enjoy a lot more than I can list here.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Seeing and working with students learning new technologies for the first time in class (for many) and then five years later, seeing them in leadership roles and innovating change in the field is very rewarding.

What is your favorite classroom assignment and why?
I love working through data-oriented problems or scenarios with students especially when a range of answers can be possible. This helps us to evaluate pros and cons of establishing various creative workflow processes.

What is your contact information?
You can email Professor Ebert at jebert@smumn.edu or find him on LinkedIn.