Esri, Inc., Somerville, MA
MOOC Program Manager July 2016 - present

Mange the team behind Esri's award winning MOOC program.

ABS Consulting Group, Inc., Somerville, MA

Founder and Principal, 2000 - 2017

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.

Cadcorp Inc., Cambridge, MA

Marketing Manager, 1999-2000

Opened and directed US office for UK-based GIS software company.

Esri, Danvers, MA
Various Marketing Positions, 1992 -1999

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