Nicholls State University

Geomatics is listed as one of the Top 3 emerging industries by the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Education.
Nicholls geomatics students are in high demand, often receiving multiple job offers before graduation.
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Dr. Terry Dantin

Title: Professor Emeritus
Department: Retired, Spring 2011


Dr. Terry Dantin, who retired in spring 2011, spent his entire 42-year career at Nicholls. He developed and implemented the civil engineering technology curriculum, served as a charter member of the 1973 Faculty Senate and received the presidential citation from the Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors in 2003 for his leadership in creating the geomatics program.

In addition to teaching, Dantin contributed heavily to research. He was the principle investigator of a $370,000 grant for the NSU Energy Audit Program, funded by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources from 2000 to 2002, and he co-authored several equipment grants and donations to the geomatics program totaling around $450,000.

More than 4,000 students at Nicholls have benefitted from Dantin’s teaching and research methods.