About Me

I am married with four children, Lincoln, Michael, Matthew, and Joshua. This is a very special year to the boys. Lincoln was admitted to the MA program in Marketing at UofS, Michael and Matthew became the first year UofS students, and Joshua has moved to high school at Saskatoon Christian School. To me, this is my 10th year since my Lord Jesus Christ saved me from sin. My husband enjoys his retired life and is busy with many projects at home.


Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in biogeography, remote sensing, and geographic information science, 2000, University of Kansas
Dissertation: Spectral and biophysical characteristics of cool versus warm season grasslands under various management practices in eastern Kansas 
Advisor: Dr. Kevin P. Price

M. Sc in Agronomy, 1986, Beijing Forestry University
Thesis: A computer based management information system for the timber yard of Xilinji Forestry Bureau, Heilongjiang Province
Advisor: Dr. Shi-yi Liao

B. Sc in agronomy, 1984, Beijing Forestry University
Thesis: A study on root system of the artificial mixed stand of Pinus Tabulaeforms and Quercus Varibilis in Xishan region, Beijing
Advisor: Dr. Guo-fang Shen

Special Training Program, 1993-1994, University of British Columbia
Field: Forest management and GIS


Working Experience

July 2010 - Present, Department of Geography and PlanningUniversity of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, CANADA

July 2005 - June 2010, Department of Geography and PlanningUniversity of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, CANADA
Associate Professor

July 2001 - June 2005, Department of GeographyUniversity of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, CANADA
Assistant Professor

2000 - 2001, Kansas Applied Remote Sensing (KARS) programUniversity of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 
Research Associate

1997 - 2000, KARSUniversity of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Graduate Assistant

1996 - 1997, GIS and Environmental Modeling Laboratory (GEMLab), University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Research Assistant

1986 - 1996 Beijing Forestry Management Staff College, Beijing, China
Associate Professor (1995 - 1996), Assistant Professor (1990 - 1995), Lecturer (1986 - 1990) 

The World Bank Resident Mission in China, Beijing, China
Local Consultant

    • Consulted in the World Bank supported Comprehensive Development Project of Hexi Corridor Agriculture Irrigation and Settlement in Gansu Province, China, 1995
    • Lectured and interpreted in the World Bank supported Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R&R) Training Workshop, Nanjing, China, 1995-1996
    • Lecture assisted in the Training Program for World Bank Agricultural Project Cycle, Tianjin, China., 1992

The Asian Development Bank
Local Consultant

    • Fast growing and high yield forest project aided by the Asian Development Bank, 1993-1994.


  • Classes in 2016-2017
    • GEOG120.3 Introduction to Global Environmental Systems (T2)
    • GEOG323.3 Remote Sensing (T1)
    • GEOG423.3/823.3 Advanced Remote Sensing (T2)(mentor/instructor)
  • Undergraduate courses taught:
    • SPECIAL TOPIC / ADVANCED GIS (GEOG 498.3) (Team taught)
  • Graduate courses taught:
  • Past PDF:
  • Current graduate students:
    • Kristin Martin, MSc, University of Saskatchewan, 2015-
    • Xiaolei Yu, PhD, University of Saskatchewan, 2012-
    • Tengfei Cui, PhD, University of Saskatchewan, (co-supervised), 2012-
    • Xiaojing Lu, PhD, University of Saskatchewan, (co-supervised), 2012-
    • Ning Qiao, MSc, University of Saskatchewan, (co-supervised), 2011-
    • Matthew (Meng) Li, PhD, University of Saskatchewan, 2010-
  • Past graduate students:
    • Zhaoqin Li, PhD, University of Saskatchewan, 2010-2017; Currently PDF at UofS
    • Dandan Xu, PhD, University of Saskatchewan, 2011-2016; Currently assistant professor at Nanjing Forestry University
    • Sisi Zhang, MA, University of Saskatchewan, 2013-2016
    • Thuan Ngoc Chu, PhD, University of Saskatchewan, 2012- 2015
    • Li Shen, PhD, University of Saskatchewan, 2010- 2014. Currently assistant professor at Wuhan University
    • Carmen Finnigan, MSc, University of Saskatchewan, 2010-2013
    • Xiaohui Yang, PhD, University of Saskatchewan, 2007-2012. Currently PDF at AAFC in Lethbridge
    • Kai Wang, PhD, University of Saskatchewan, 2008-2011 (co-supervised) Currently assistant professor at Northwest A & F University
    • Sarah Lowe, MSc, University of Saskatchewan, 2009-2011
    • Zhaoqin Li, MSc, University of Saskatchewan, 2007-2010
    • Adam Minke, MSc., University of Saskatchewan, 2007-2009 (co-supervised)
    • Adam Collingwood, MSc., University of Saskatchewan, 2006-2008 (co-supervised)
    • Yuhong He, Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan, 2004-2008
    • Selena Black, MSc, University of Saskatchewan, 2004-2006
    • Chunhua Zhang, Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan , 2002-2006
    • Weidong Zhou, MSc, University of Saskatchewan, 2005-2007
  • Past undergraduate students:
    • Jared M. Kyllo, BA, University of Saskatchewan, 2009
    • Heidi Hasfjord, BSc, University of Saskatchewan, 2009
    • Adam Collingwood, BSc, University of Saskatchewan, 2006
    • Carla Gibson, BSc, University of Saskatchewan, 2006
    • Sindy Nicholson, BSc, University of Saskatchewan, 2006
    • Tara Dupuis, BSc, University of Saskatchewan, 2004
  • Current visiting scholars:
    • Professor Hongli Hu, April - August, 2017, Zhejiang Gongshang university
    • Dr. Hao Hu, April - June, 2017, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Science
    • Professor Xia Fang, Jan. 2017 - Dec. 2017, Xinjiang College of Engineering
  • Past visiting scholars:
    • Dr. Dong Zhao, August 2016-Feb. 2017, Chinese Academy of Science
    • Professor Qiuji Chen. Feb. 2016 - Feb. 2017, Xi'an Science and Technology Univeristy
    • Professor Qingxia Guo. Oct. 2015 - Sept. 2016, Shanxi Agriculture University
    • Mr. Lei Chen, Sept. 2014 - March. 2016, Jilin University
    • Mr. Bingrong Zhou, Oct. 2013 - Sept. 2014, Meteorology Institute of Qinghai Province
    • Mr. Wanfu Zhou, Oct. 2013 - May. 2014, Meteorology Institute of Qinghai Province
    • Dr. Haimei Wang, Feb. 2013 - Aug. 2013, Meteorology Institute of Inner Mongolia
    • Dr. Weixin Xu, Nov. 2012 - Nov. 2013, Meteorology Institute of Qinghai Province
    • Mr. Xiaodong Li, Nov. 2012 - Nov. 2013, Meteorology Institute of Qinghai Province
    • Mr. Zhengyang Yao, May - July 2011, Northwest A&F University
    • Dr. Xuezong Jiang, 2009-2010, East China Normal University
    • Mr. Sandeep Gupta, 2009-2010, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
    • Dr. Shibo Fang, May, 2006, Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Sciences
    • Dr. Huiping Xu, January - June, 2005. Professor and Deputy Head, School of Ocean and Earth Science, Tongji University
    • Dr. Youfei Zheng, September 2003 - September 2004. Professor, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology, China
    • Pierrot Richard, January - May, 2003, MSc, University of Sherbrooke
  • Teaching Awards:
    • Teaching Excellence Award, Division of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Science, 2011-2012.
    • Teaching Excellence Award Nomination, University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union, 2008-2009 (Barred from receiving this award twice in a 5-year period)
    • Teaching Excellence Award, University of Saskatchewan Students' Union, 2006