James P. Reilly received his B.S. in Mining Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Geodetic Science from Ohio State University. His research, under a NASA contract with Ohio State, involved geodetic networks satellites and made him a member of the first generation of today’s Global Positioning System (GPS) technology.
Dr. Reilly’s duties as former Department Head of the former Surveying Engineering Department included: administration of the department, developing and maintaining a comprehensive , contemporary surveying engineering program, and establishing a working rapport with the student constituents. He was frequently called upon to develop and present surveying-related seminars and workshops, mostly for State Surveyor Society continuing-education requirements. Dr. Reilly also writes a column on GPS for P.O.B. magazine. He is a Past-President of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.
Dr. Reilly helped in getting ABET accreditation under the Related Accreditation Commission (RAC, now called the Applied Science Accreditation Commission) in 1995. His work with faculty, students, and outside advisors convinced the program to apply for and receive ABET accreditation under the Engineering Accreditation Commission in 2001.
Licensed Professional Surveyor (NM)