Geography Professor James B. Campbell was honored with the SAIS/Estes Memorial Teaching Award from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). He received the society’s Fellow Award in 1996 and Outstanding Service Award in 1994.

Campbell’s research in soil and landscape variability, land use, image processing and analysis, and coastal reclamation has been sponsored by numerous academic, governmental, and private organizations, including NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Geological Survey. He teaches remote sensing, quantitative methods, and geomorphology — the study of the physical features of the surface of the earth and their relation to its geological structures.

Campbell serves as co-director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Environmental Applications of Remote Sensing and is active in VirginiaView, a statewide consortium for cultivating state and local applications of satellite remote sensing through education, research, and geospatial applications. He co-authored “Introduction to Remote Sensing,” the leading textbook for undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, which introduces widely used forms of remote-sensing imagery and their applications in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences, and land-use analysis.