David W. Howes, Ph.D.
1986, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Remote Sensing, Air Photo Interpretation, Conservation of Natural resources, Geography of Europe
Dr. Howes teaches courses in Introduction to World Geography, Conservation of Natural Resources and Introductory and Advanced Remote Sensing, which utilizes satellite images and aerial photographs to map and study the earth. Over the years he has traveled extensively in North America, Europe, Latin America and Africa, where he had a Fulbright Fellowship in Sudan. His most recent trips have been to Spain and the Rocky Mountain states.
For the last 20 years, Dr. Howes has been highly involved in efforts in the Clarion area to preserve abandoned railroads through the creation of multipurpose recreational trails. He serves on the board of directors of the Allegheny Valley Trails Association and has been the principal grant writer for that organization, raising more than five million dollars for trail construction and development. So far 40 miles of a 45 mile rails-to-trails system have been developed in Clarion and neighboring Venango counties.