Paddington Hodza

Paddington Hodza

Senior Research Scientist | WyGISC

Room 308, Agriculture C

Laramie, WY
Phone: (307) 766-3709


  • Ph.D - GIS, Virtual Reality, Geovisualization, Geodatabases - West Virgina University

  • M.Sc - Land and Geographic Information Systems - University of Zimbabwe

Professional Summary

Paddington Hodza is a Senior Research Scientist at WyGISC. He is a native of Zimbabwe where he completed BSc Surveying and MSc Land and Geographic Information Systems at the University of Zimbabwe. Paddington worked for World Wide Fund for Nature and Environment and Remote Sensing Institute before moving to the U.S. in 2002 to pursue a PhD in Geography at West Virginia University.

He joined University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2007 where he directed the GIScience Certificate program for which he led the development. He is a certified GIS Professional, licensed FAA Drone Pilot, recipient of Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship and Leadership Wyoming alumnus. He was elected to the UCGIS Board of Directors for a 3-year term beginning in 2019 and serves on UCGIS Education Committee and University of Wyoming Faculty Senate. His current research interests include UAS, multi-modal GIS education, positivity GIS, immersive geo-visualization and spatial data science.

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