Russell G. Congalton is Professor of Remote Sensing & GIS and teaches courses in geospatial analysis including Remote Sensing, Digital Image Analysis, and GIS. Russ has authored over 200 papers and won awards 7 times including: ASPRS Davidson Award for Practical Papers (2nd Prize 1994 & 1st Prize 1998), ESRI Award for Best Scientific Paper in GIS (3rd Prize 1996, 2nd Prize 1998 & 2004), 2014 ERDAS Award for Best Scientific Paper in Remote Sensing (3rd Prize 2014 & 1st prize 2016. He authored 15 book chapters, co-editored of the book entitled, Quantifying Spatial Uncertainty in Natural Resources: Theory and Applications for GIS and Remote Sensing, and is co-author of five books including, Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data: Principles and Practices (1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions – CRC Press) and Imagery and GIS: Best Practices for Extracting Information from Imagery, published by ESRI in 2017. Russ served as President of the ASPRS in 2004-2005, as the National Workshop Director (1997 – 2008), and as Editor-in-Chief of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (2008 – 2016). He was elected a Fellow (2007) and an Honorary Member (2016). In 2005, Dr. Congalton was awarded the inaugural University of New Hampshire Graduate Faculty Mentor Award for his dedication to graduate education and his graduate students. He has served as primary mentor for over 60 graduate students. In 2022, Congalton received the AmericaView Lifetime Achievement Award.