Esri, Inc., Somerville, MAEducation Specialist, July 2016 - present
Support Esri MOOCs and engineer the growth of GIS across university curricula.
ABS Consulting Group, Inc., Somerville, MA
Founder and Principal, 2000 - present
Provide technical and marketing services focused on GIS and related fields to software developers, publications, professional and standards organizations. All work involves clear, effective communications.
Current publication (Dec 2014-present): compile GIS Education Weekly, a curated newsletter covering topics in GIS education.
Recent long-term contract (2005-2014): served as Executive Editor of Directions Magazine; wrote feature length articles and blog posts, developed audio podcasts, participated in webinars on topics related to geospatial technology.
Penn State University
Senior Visiting Lecturer, 2008- March 2011
Developed and taught innovative online coursework in support of post baccalaureate certificate and masters degree programs in the Department of Geography. Regular use of Angel (LMS), Drupal (CMS), and Adobe Connect. Introduced department to use of The Jing Project, VoiceThread and other technologies for learning.
Marketing Manager, 1999-2000
Opened and directed US office for UK-based GIS software company.
Responsibilities within this worldwide GIS software provider included written communications (ghost wrote for the company president), live presentations (developed and hosted “in booth” presentation at COMDEX), and a variety of staff and partner education and training.
Bridgewater State College (Bridgewater, MA) and Middlesex Community College (Bedford, MA)Adjunct Instructor, 1989-1991
Taught interactive, group-focused Environmental Geography and World Regional Geography courses to recent high school graduates and returning adult students.
MS Geography, The Pennsylvania State University
BA Chemistry, The University of Chicago (also fulfilled the requirements for BA in geography)Selected MOOCs from Coursera, EdX
In the News
Geohipster Interview - Geohipster, August 2014
GPS Bites Interview - GPS Bites, 2012
The Geospatial Revolution - content advisor and interviewee, Penn State Public Broadcasting, 2010
VoiceThread Case Study: Geography 897G - Penn State, 2010
Penn State Live - Probing Question: What is the geospatial revolution? - Penn State Live, Sept 2010
Adena Schutzberg | Profiles from the Geospatial Community - GIS Lounge, Jan 2010
Crossing the digital divide to Grandma's house - St. Petersburg Times, Nov 2009
Internet Users Join Search for Steve Fossett - NPR, Sept 2007
Alumna Profile: GIS Consultant Adena Schutzberg - Penn State Dept of Geography, Apr 2003
Geographic Information Systems Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: A conversation with Adena Schutzberg - ILGISA Newsletter (Illinois GIS Association), Winter 2002
Women In GIS: Adena Schutzberg - Directions Magazine, 2001