Dr. David Retchless joined the Marine and Coastal Environmental Science Department at Texas A&M University at Galveston in 2015, shortly after receiving his Ph.D. in Geography from the Pennsylvania State University. As an Associate Professor, Dr. Retchless teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in GIS and Marine Geography. His research foci include communicating climate change and coastal hazards, geospatial tool design and evaluation, and geospatial analysis of coastal and marine change. His work has been funded through the Texas General Land Office, National Science Foundation, and other state and federal funders and has resulted in dozens of conference presentations and peer reviewed publications. He recently served as Chair of the Cartography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. He is also a proud father of two and an avid lover of the outdoors.