Chris Mandell manages the Space Information Resources Office at the University of Texas at El Paso. The Space Information Resources Office provides analytical, strategic and technical expertise on all issues pertaining to space and its usage. Chris has ten years of experience in Information Technology, Geographic Information Systems, and Project Management as a computer scientist and project management professional. Chris has served as Project Manager for various IT projects, including the creation and implementation of GIS viewers and data modeling projects. Mr. Mandell earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Texas Tech University and is a member of the Project Management Institute Chapter (national and local), the Society for College and University Planning, and the Order of the Engineer.