Chris Dunn

2017 Arkansas GIS Conference Keynote
2017 Arkansas GIS Conference Keynote

My sort of CV: “Cartographer at Law

Chris Dunn at GeoVelo: I am a licensed Missouri attorney, geospatial business owner, expert witness, and geohistorical researcher. Through GeoVelo, LLC geospatial forensic investigations are conducted, demonstrative exhibits are produced, and geospatial services are provided. This work involves investigating, mapping, and modeling incidents, accidents, and crimes. By applying well-established geospatial techniques to the facts of the case using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 3-D modeling software, and field confirmation procedures we illustrate the truth of the matter with increased clarity. Cases often require integrating the geospatial work product of other independent expert witnesses into a set of unified demonstrative exhibits.


Recent Media:


NEW: Along with Dr. Bill Ambrose, I am excited to be part of the State Historical Society of Missouri’s 2023-2024 Speaker’s Bureau. Our topic is GEOSPATIALLY REDISCOVERING THE TRAIL OF TEARS IN MISSOURI What role did early Missourians play in the Cherokee removal story? Is it a derisive story of racism, indifference, and greed? With funding from the MHC and the ToT Association, a great deal of new information has been uncovered. And a new story has developed. It is a story of care and effort extended by many of the earliest Missouri settlers and farmers to aid the Cherokees on their trek across frontier Missouri. Based on newly discovered documents from almost 200-year-old contemporaneous government records, and the newest GIS techniques this newly discovered information comes to life. Also, please see MoTrailofTears.com.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, University of Missouri, School of Law, Columbia, Missouri. (May 16, 2014)

Master of Arts, Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. (December 10, 1994)

Bachelor of Science, Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. (May 15, 1993)

TESTIMONY IN AN EXPERT’S CAPACITY

Adverse Possession: June A. Erdel Trust v. J.B. Investment Co., 22AU-CC00010 (2023) Prepared demonstrative exhibits used in court on behalf of the defendant. This was a civil adverse possession action. I created multiple maps showing aerial photos of the area in dispute, and testified to their applicability and accuracy.

Civil Negligence: Johnny L King v. Missouri Department of Transportation, 17AU-CC00056 (2017) Prepared demonstrative exhibits used in arbitration on behalf of the defendant. This was a civil wrongful death action. I created a digital 3-dimensional accident scene model and produced multiple maps, graphical exhibits, and testified to their applicability and accuracy.

Felony Manslaughter: State v. Andria Elizabeth Heese, 19BA-CR05786-01 (2019) Prepared demonstrative exhibits used on behalf of the defendant. This case began as a felony criminal action. I created a digital 3-dimensional accident scene model and several graphical exhibits.

Civil Wrongful Death: Prepared demonstrative exhibits used in court and testified before the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Missouri, Cooper County, Missouri, on behalf of the plaintiffs in Raymond Bacon v. Glenn C. Head, 16CO-CC00014 (2019). The case was a civil wrongful death and trespassing action. I created a digital 3-D crime scene model, produced multiple maps and graphical exhibits using the state’s evidence, and testified as to the map’s and the model’s applicability. 

Criminal Appeal: Prepared demonstrative exhibits used in court and testified before the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of Missouri, Cole County, Missouri, on behalf of the appellant in Anthony Williams #517097 v. Jeff Norman, 13AC-CC00376 (2014). The case was a habeas corpus, actual innocence appeal. I created a digital 3-D crime scene model and produced multiple exhibits using the state’s evidence and testified as to the model’s applicability.

Administrative Law: Testified before the First Circuit Court of Kansas, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on behalf of the plaintiff in Board of Leavenworth County Comm’rs v. Whitson, 281 Kan. 678, 132 P.3d 920, 132 P.2d 920 (2006). My testimony related to the land use regulation scheme in effect at the time of an alleged violation.

EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, University of Missouri, School of Law, Columbia, Missouri. (May 2014)

Master of Arts, Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. (December 1994)

Bachelor of Science, Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. (May 1993)

TESTIMONY IN AN EXPERT’S CAPACITY

June A. Erdel Trust v. J.B. Investment Co., 22AU-CC00010 (2023) Adverse Possession: Prepared demonstrative exhibits used in court on behalf of the defendant. This was a civil adverse possession action. I created multiple maps showing aerial photos of the area in dispute and testified to their applicability and accuracy.

State v. Andria Elizabeth Heese, 19BA-CR05786-01 (2019) Felony Manslaughter: Prepared demonstrative exhibits used on behalf of the defendant. This case began as a felony criminal action. I created a digital 3-dimensional accident scene model and several graphical exhibits.

State v. Andria Elizabeth Heese, 19BA-CR05786-01 (2019) Prepared demonstrative exhibits used on behalf of the defendant. This case began as a felony criminal action. I created a digital 3-dimensional accident scene model and several graphical exhibits.                                              

Raymond Bacon v. Glenn C Head, 16CO-CC00014 (2019) Prepared demonstrative exhibits used in court and testified before the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Missouri, Cooper County Missouri, on behalf of the plaintiffs. This was a civil wrongful death and trespassing action. I created a digital 3-dimensional crime scene model and produced multiple map and graphical exhibits using the state’s evidence and testified as to their accuracy and applicability.                                                        

Johnny L King v. Missouri Department of Transportation, 17AU-CC00056 (2017) Prepared demonstrative exhibits used in arbitration on behalf of the defendant. This was a civil wrongful death action. I created a digital 3-dimensional accident scene model and produced multiple maps, graphical exhibits, and testified to their applicability and accuracy.

Anthony Williams #517097 v. Jeff Norman, 13AC-CC00376 (2014) Prepared demonstrative exhibits used in court and testified before the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of Missouri, Cole County Missouri, on behalf of the appellant. This was a habeas corpus, actual innocence appeal. I created a digital 3-dimensional crime scene model and produced multiple exhibits using the state’s evidence and testified as to the model’s applicability.

Board of Leavenworth County Comm’rs v. Whitson, 281 Kan. 678, 132 P.3d 920, 132 P.2d 920 (2006) Testified before the First Circuit Court of Kansas, Leavenworth County, Kansas on behalf of the plaintiffs. Testimony related to the land use regulation scheme in effect at the time of an alleged violation.

PAPERS, PROJECTS, & PRESENTATIONS

Missouri Bar’s 2024 MOSOLO Small Firm Conference, Geofence Warrants, 50 minutes. 1 CLE (June 7, 2024 – Osage Beach, Missouri)

University of Missouri, GEOG 1800: Digital Earth, Geofence Warrants, 50 minutes. (April 12, 2024 – Columbia, Missouri)

Missouri Humanities Council & State Historical Society of Missouri Speaker’s Bureau, Geospatially Rediscovering the Trail of Tears in Missouri, 1.5-hour Presentation (May 20, 2024 – Gallatin, Missouri)

Missouri Humanities Council & State Historical Society of Missouri Speaker’s Bureau, Geospatially Rediscovering the Trail of Tears in Missouri, 1.5-hour Presentation (September 18, 2023 – Holts Summit, Missouri)

Missouri Association of Mappers, 2023 Annual Conference, Legal issues in GIS. A five-hour course. (August 17, 2023 – Camdenton, Missouri)

Missouri Humanities Council & State Historical Society of Missouri Speaker’s Bureau, Geospatially Rediscovering the Trail of Tears in Missouri, 2-hour Presentation (June 9, 2023 – Steelville, Missouri)

Missouri Humanities Council & State Historical Society of Missouri Speaker’s Bureau, Geospatially Rediscovering the Trail of Tears in Missouri, 1.5-hour Presentation (May 5, 2023 – Harrisonville, Missouri)

Missouri Humanities Council & State Historical Society of Missouri Speaker’s Bureau, Geospatially Rediscovering the Trail of Tears in Missouri, 1.5-hour Presentation (April 20, 2023 – Missouri State Veterans Home, Mexico, Missouri)

MOGISCON2023 (Missouri GIS Convention 2023), Geospatial Law. Topics: (1) State open records acts & geospatial data acts, (2) Liability & sovereign immunity, (3) Government-held geospatial data & copyrights. A 4-hour course. (April 17, 2023 – Columbia, Missouri)

Missouri Humanities Council & State Historical Society of Missouri Speaker’s Bureau, Geospatially Rediscovering the Trail of Tears in Missouri, 1.5-hour Presentation (March 21, 2023 – Lebanon, Missouri)

Directions Magazine: Podcast: New and Now – Exploring Geofencing Warrants. Hosted by Rachel Layko. Interview subject Chris Dunn at GeoVelo. (March 16, 2023 – Online) https://www.directionsmag.com/article/12176  

Missouri Humanities, Roots & Routes Newsletter Series: An Update on the Trail of Tears in Missouri (March 1, 2023 – Online)

Wisconsin Land Information Association 2023 Annual Conference – Legal Issues in GIS. A three hour GIS workshop.  Featuring an hour on Geofence Warrants. (February 22, 2023- Baraboo, Wisconsin)

Missouri Humanities Council & State Historical Society of Missouri Speaker’s Bureau, Geospatially Rediscovering the Trail of Tears in Missouri, 1.5-hour Presentation (Feb 2, 2023 – Steelville, Missouri)

Missouri Association of Mappers, 2022 Annual Conference, Legal issues in GIS, A one-hour videoconference course. (August 15, 2022 – Branson, Missouri)

Mid-America GIS Consortium (MAGIC): 2022 Bi-Annual Conference. 201: Exploring the Fundamentals of GIS Data Licensing Law for Governmental Units. A four-hour seminar-style course. (Branson, Missouri – April 11, 2022)Mid-America GIS Consortium (MAGIC): 2022 Bi-Annual Conference. 201: Exploring the Fundamentals of GIS Data Licensing Law for Governmental Units. A four-hour seminar-style course. (April 11, 2022 – Branson, Missouri)

Missouri State University: Geography Department, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day Celebration & Presentation. A 35-minute session. (November 17, 2021 – MSU Campus, Springfield, Missouri)

Directions Magazine Podcast: Geospatial Experts as Witnesses. Hosted by Matthew Gerike, Ph.D. Interview subject Chris Dunn. (September 29, 2021 – Online)  https://www.directionsmag.com/article/11071

Center for Geospatial Analysis: Lecture Series, The Intersection of Geospatial Data and Law. (March 26, 2021 – Online) https://events.wm.edu/event/view/cga/121988

PBS Documentary: Expert Video Interview, DIGADOHI: Cherokee, Lands, and the Trail of Tears. Stratigraphic Productions, LLC. Distributed by META nationwide for broadcast on PBS, Fall 2021. Appearance at 32:00:00. https://www.pbs.org/video/digadohi-lands-cherokee-and-the-trail-of-tears-tsdojy

Missouri Bar Association CLE, Defusing Property Boundary Land Mines. A one-hour Continuing Legal Education class (CLE). Co-Instructor Brent Haden, Haden & Colbert. (November 7, 2019 – Webinar) https://mobarcle.mobar.org/speaker/chris-dunn-546089

Missouri Bar Association CLE, Fundamentals of Missouri Property Boundaries and Online Maps. A one-hour Continuing Legal Education class (CLE). Co-Instructor Brent Haden, Haden & Colbert. (October 24, 2019 – Webinar)

Missouri Association of Mappers 2019 Annual Conference, From Deed to Map. A six-hour course. (August 7, 2019 – Springfield, Missouri)

Mid-America GIS Consortium (MAGIC) Manager’s Summit 2019 – Geospatial Law – Open Data, Policy, Licensing, Disclaimers, & More. A 1-hour course. (April 8, 2019 – Kansas City, Missouri)

Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) Annual ConferenceLegal Issues in GIS, A 2-hour GISP-CE course. (February 22, 2019 – Appleton, Wisconsin)

National Trail of Tears Association – Rediscovering the Trail of Tears – An Esri Story Map A 30-minute presentation. (October 27, 2018 – Tuscumbia, Alabama)

American Association for State and Local History – It Turns Out Mapping the Trail of Tears in Missouri is More Difficult Than You Might Imagine, A 30-minute presentation. (September 29, 2018 – Kansas City, Missouri)

Missouri Humanities Magazine, Article: Rediscovering the Trail of Tears in Missouri. Fall/Winter 2018. Missouri Humanities Magazine – Article. (Fall/Winter 2018)

Missouri Mappers, 2018 Annual Conference, Geospatial Law 2017 for the Keepers of the Records. A 4-hour CE course. (August 2, 2017 – Jefferson City, Missouri)

Missouri Realtors® 2018 April Business Conference, Realtors® Land Institute, Why All Maps are Inherently Inaccurate, 3.0 hours Missouri Bar Association approved CLE. (April 24, 2018 – St. Charles, Missouri)

University of Missouri, School of Law, 2017 Veterans Clinic Symposium, Keynote Presentation. Using Geospatial Data to Establish a Nexus Between the Veteran’s Claim and Their Injury. 1.0 hours Missouri Bar Association approved CLE. (November 10, 2017 – Columbia, Missouri)

Arkansas GIS Users Forum, Keynote Address, My Weird Career Path Leading Towards Geospatial Law. A 40 Minute address. (October 4, 2017 – Eureka Springs, Arkansas)

Arkansas GIS Users Forum, Annual Conference, Geospatial Law 2017. Topics: (1) State open records acts & geospatial data acts, (2) Liability & sovereign immunity, (3) Government-held geospatial data & copyrights. A 4-hour CE course (October 3, 2017 – Eureka Springs, Arkansas)

Missouri Mappers, 2017 Annual Conference, Geospatial Law 2017 for the Keepers of the Records. A 4-hour CE course. (August 2, 2017 – Jefferson City, Missouri)

MOGISCON2017 (Missouri GIS Convention 2017), Geospatial Law. Topics: (1) State open records acts & geospatial data acts, (2) Liability & sovereign immunity, (3) Government-held geospatial data & copyrights. A 4-hour course. (February 20, 2017 – Tan-Tar-A, Osage Beach, Missouri)

MOGISCON2017 (Missouri GIS Convention 2017). Why RSMo § 67.1850 is Bad for Your Community, RSMo § 67.1850 is the state statute governing the control, pricing, and release conditions for local government GIS data in Missouri. A 60-minute CE course. (February 21, 2017 – Tan-Tar-A, Osage Beach, Missouri)

Law Day – Kansas State University, University of Missouri School of Law’s Representative. (September 9, 2016 – Manhattan, Kansas)

MAGIC 2016 (Mid-America GIS Consortium), Geospatial Law 2016. An 8-hour CE course. (April 24, 2016 – Overland Park, Kansas)

Missouri Primary Care Association Membership Meeting, MPCA & GIS. A 20-minute teleconference presentation. (July 15, 2015 – Jefferson City, Missouri)

MAGIC (Mid-America GIS Consortium) Mid-States Data Warehouse Committee Sierra Club v. Orange County: The California Supreme Court Declares Publicly Held GIS Data is an Open Record. A 30-minute teleconference presentation. (August 30, 2013 – Webinar)

Kansas Association of Counties Planning & Zoning Officials, The US Constitution and Land Use Law. A1-hour presentation. (April 22, 2015 – Rock Springs Ranch, Kansas)

Missouri Geographic Information Systems Advisory Council (MGISAC). Missouri’s Local Government GIS Data, Who Really Ought to Own It? A 30-minute presentation. (January 10, 2013 – Jefferson City, Missouri)

Truman Medical Center, Board of Directors. Geographic Information Systems for Health Care. A 30-minute presentation. (May 31, 2013 – Kansas City, Missouri)

University of Missouri, School of Law, GPS vs. Surveying, Guest Lecturer, Real Estate Transfers Class, Wilson Freyermuth, Professor. A 20-minute presentation. (October 31, 2012 – Columbia, Missouri)

Missouri Rural Health Conference, HealthTran Implements GIS. A 20-minute presentation. (November 19, 2014 – Columbia, Missouri)

University of Missouri, School of Law, Health Law Society, Geospatial Medical Law. A 20-minute presentation. (October 10, 2014 – Columbia, Missouri)

Comprehensive Development Regulations, Revision of the city’s entire development code, Project Manager & Co-Author, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2010 to 2011 – Leavenworth, Kansas)

Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Project Manager, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2011 – Leavenworth, Kansas)

City-Wide Trail Master Plan, Steering Committee Member, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2010 – Leavenworth, Kansas)

Code Enforcement Procedures Manual, Author, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2010 – Leavenworth, Kansas)

Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Citizen Board Member, City of St. Joseph, Missouri. (2010 – St. Joseph, Missouri)

Arterial Appearance Overlay District (AAOD) Regulations, Author, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2010 – Leavenworth, Kansas)

Team Leader & GIS Mapper, Leavenworth County Port Authority, Trails Group, (Part of the Mid-America Regional Council’s (MARC) Metro Green Program) Leavenworth County, Kansas. (2006 to 2011 – Leavenworth, Kansas)

Project Manager, Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Leavenworth County, Kansas. (2007 – Leavenworth, Kansas)

Team Leader, Plum Creek, PL 566 Public Water Reservoir Project, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Horton, Kansas. (2004 to 2005 – Horton, Kansas)

Coordinator, Ingram’s Magazine, Representing the City and County of Leavenworth, Kansas as the City-County Coordinator for 2 editions of Ingram’s Magazine. (2007 and 2009 – Leavenworth, Kansas)

DEMONSTRATIVE EXHIBITS

Chris Dunn at GeoVelo prepares numerous demonstrative geospatial exhibits that have been used in legal negotiations, investigations, property negotiations, administrative procedures, planning and zoning hearings, city council meetings, civil litigation, continuing legal education (CLE) course presentations, criminal litigation, and state court appellate work.

EMPLOYMENT

Business Owner and Attorney, Chris Dunn at GeoVelo, LLC, Columbia, Missouri. (2012 to present). GeoVelo uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to support attorney, health care, nonprofit, and private-sector clients. For example, I provide geospatial business intelligence and market analysis products to health care market participants. The CEOs and CFOs of major hospital systems use these maps as key elements in their strategic business development, specifically in planning, marketing, and facility location siting decisions. Moreover, I use precise 3-D modeling software, in conjunction with GIS techniques, to create accurate crime scene reconstructions.

GIS Manager, Community Asset Builders (CAB), Jefferson City, Missouri. (11-2014 to 08-2016). CAB uses GIS to provide geospatial business intelligence and market analysis products to health care market participants. In my position, I managed all aspects of GIS business intelligence services for clients. Coached CAB team members on the use of geospatial data to improve health care access planning. Developed a GIS for Missouri’s Federally Qualified Health Centers to visually depict patient growth/decline, market penetration, and new development opportunities.

Director, Planning, Zoning, and Community Development Department, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (11-2008 to 05-2011). Reported to the City Manager. Chair of the city’s Development Review Committee. Supervised the city’s 105-unit low-income residential tower, the city’s brownfields redevelopment project (per the US Environmental Protection Agency guidelines), and the following city divisions: Planning, Zoning, Code Enforcement, Historic Preservation, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Planters II, and HUD Section 8 (per the US Department of Housing and Urban Development guidelines). Successfully managed the city’s 2010 Comprehensive Land Use Plan, developed the city’s AAOD regulations, and co-developed the award-winning Downtown and Northeast Leavenworth Redevelopment Plan in partnership with the city’s Economic Development Department. Revised the city’s development regulations by combining seven sets of regulations into one unified development manual. Led an aggressive city effort to rehabilitate or demolish blighted structures. Served as the Census 2010 coordinator. Supervised eleven full-time staff. 

Director, Planning and Zoning Department, Leavenworth County, Kansas. (05-2005 to 11-2008). Reported to the Board of County Commissioners. Successfully managed the county’s 2007 Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Partnered with MARC and the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) on the Corridor Management Plan for the highways US 24, US 40, and K-7. Served as secretary to the County Planning Commission. Led more than 20 public outreach sessions. Chaired several economic development and infrastructure efforts. Developed a popular monthly planning and zoning training program for board members called Topics in Planning. Supervised five full-time staff.

Director, Planning Department, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Horton, Kansas. (02-2004 to 05-2005). Reported to the Tribal Chairman. Primarily implemented a $12 million federal project for the Plum Creek Dam and Reservoir. Authored the reservation’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. Developed the Tribe’s GIS. Led more than 50 public sessions.

Community Planner, Mo-Kan Regional Council, St. Joseph, Missouri. (09-2001 to 01-2004). On-call planner for four northwest Missouri and two northeast Kansas counties and their municipalities. Administrator for the CDBG programs and the federal Community Economic Development program.

Branch Office Manager, Austin Miller P.A., Engineering Services, Wichita, Kansas. (11-2000 to 08-2001). Managed the Dodge City, Kansas, office. Duties included marketing the Wichita office’s services as well as land use planning, subdivision plat development, project oversight, cartography, GIS, IT administration, and website design.

Director, Department of Planning, Zoning, and Environmental Health, Ford County, Kansas. (06-1998 to 11-2000). Reported to the Board of County Commissioners. Managed office staff; drafted county planning, zoning, and environmental health policies; and interpreted state statutes. Served as secretary to the Ford County Planning Commission and Zoning Boards. Supervised two staff members.

Executive Director, Central Kansas Local Environmental Planning Group (CKLEPG), Great Bend, Kansas. (05-1995 to 06-1998). Reported to a board of directors. Administered environmental codes in seven central Kansas counties. Tested water and provided technical assistance to citizens on water and wastewater. Investigated complaints and code violations.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kansas State University, Department of Geography, Manhattan, Kansas. (08-1994 to 12-1994). Provided teaching assistance for the department’s only computer cartographic course.

Environmental Engineering Intern, Fort Riley, Kansas. (05-1994 to 08-1994). Participated in a Department of Engineering and Housing 90-day internship. Performed on-site investigations of remediation sites. Served as a database programmer.

Graduate Research Assistant, Kansas State University, Department of Geography, Manhattan, Kansas. (08-1993 to 08-1994). Conducted extensive data mining and research. Constructed 31 maps of the Ogallala Aquifer for a journal publication.

Military Service

Sergeant (E-5), Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD), US Army. (06-1986 to 11-1991). Performed 47 Combat EOD missions to defuse and destroy improvised explosive devices, captured military ordnance, and collected intelligence on new weapons discovered during combat operations in Iraq, Kuwait, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during Operations Desert Shield-Desert Storm. Operated in eight foreign nations. Held both Top Secret (TS-BI) and Critical Nuclear Weapons Design Information (CNWDI) security clearances. Served on several US Secret Service protection details for the President of the United States, Vice President, Secretary of State, and foreign heads of state. Honorable discharge.

ADDITIONAL DUTY POSITIONS

Chair, Development Review Committee, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2009 to 2011)

Secretary, CDBG Commission, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2008 to 2011)

Secretary, Historic Preservation Commission, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2008 to 2011)

Secretary, Planning Commission, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2008 to 2011)

Secretary, Zoning Board, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2008 to 2011)

Secretary, Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2008 to 2011)

Secretary, Planning Commission, Leavenworth County, Kansas. (2005 to 2008)

Secretary, Zoning Board, Leavenworth County, Kansas. (2005 to 2008)

Secretary, Board of Zoning Appeals, Leavenworth County, Kansas. (2005 to 2008)

Secretary, Planning Commission, Ford County, Kansas. (1998 to 2000)

Secretary, Zoning Board, Ford County, Kansas. (1998 to 2000)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), American Planning Association, Chicago, Illinois. Certification required passing a proctored examination. (2003 to 2014)

Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), Association of State Floodplain Managers, Madison, Wisconsin. Certification required passing a proctored examination. (2008 to 2011)

Systematic Development of Informed Consent, Institute for Participatory Management and Planning, Jefferson City, Missouri. A 40-hour program sponsored by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Certification required passing an examination. (2003)

Transportation Corridor Access Management, Hutchinson, Kansas. A 16-hour program sponsored by KDOT. (2000)

Water Well Driller, License. Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, Kansas. Certification required passing an examination. (1998)

Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessment, University of Kansas, Center for Environmental Education and Training, Mid-States Regional Lead Training Center. A 16-hour course. (1997)

Lead Inspector Training, University of Kansas, Center for Environmental Education and Training, Mid-States Regional Lead Training Center. A 24-hour course. (1997)

Equal Opportunity Counselor, US Army, Fort Hood, Texas. A 40-hour course. Certification required passing an examination. (1990)

Explosive Ordnance Refresher, US Army, Redstone Army Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama. An 80-hour course. (1990)

Bomb Disposal Technician, Regional Bomb Technicians Seminar, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dallas, Texas. A 40-hour course. (1989)

Army Peculiar Explosive Ordnance Disposal Material (Phase III), Redstone Army Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama. An 80-hour course. (1989)

Army Maintenance Clerk Course, Fort Hood, Texas. An 80-hour program. (1989)

EOD Technician, NAVSCOLEOD (Class 35S-89), Indian Head Naval Ordnance Station, Indian Head, Maryland. (1989)

USAREUR Radiation Protection Officer, US Army, Landstuhl Army Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany. A 40-hour course. (1987)

Top Secret Security Clearance, TS-BI and CNWDI clearances, US Army. (1986 to 1991) As an EOD nuclear weapons specialist, I was subject to the US Department of Defense’s Personnel Reliability Program (PRP), which is a security, medical, and psychological evaluation program designed to permit only the most trustworthy individuals to have access to nuclear weapons (NPRP).

EOD Specialist (55D10), Redstone Army Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama. A nine-week course. (1986)

AFFILIATIONS

American Legion, Post 202, Columbia, Missouri (2022 to Present)

MAGIC, Kansas City, Missouri. (2015 to present)

Missouri Mappers Association, Jackson, Missouri. (2017 to present)

Missouri Bar Association, Attorney in Good Standing, Jefferson City, Missouri. (2014 to present)

University of Missouri School of Law Ambassadors, Columbia, Missouri. (2012 to 2014)

Black Law Student’s Association, University of Missouri Chapter. (2012 to 2014)

Federalist Society, University of Missouri Chapter, Vice President. (2011 to 2014)

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), American Planning Association (APA), Chicago, Illinois. (2003 to 2014)

APA, member of the National and Kansas Chapters and secretary of the Kansas Chapter from 2007 to 2009. (2000 to 2014)

Boy Scouts of America, assistant scoutmaster from 2003 to 2006, scoutmaster from 2006 to 2007, troop committee chair from 2007 to 2008, and merit badge counselor. (2003 to 2010)

Kansas Association of County Planning and Zoning Officials, member, president in 2000, and webmaster from 2000 to 2007. (1998 to 2007)

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, Des Plaines, Illinois. (2019 to 2020)

AWARDS & COMMUNITY SERVICE

Veteran’s Will Project, Volunteer, Sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Veterans Administration Hospital and the Missouri Veterans Commission. https://geovelo.com/vetwills/  (2022 to present)

Pro Bono Publico Award, Missouri Bar Association, https://news.mobar.org/five-lawyers-honored-with-2023-pro-bono-awards/ Five lawyers honored with 2023 Pro Bono Awards (2023)

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV), Volunteer Instructor, Basic Business Law https://research.missouri.edu/entrepreneurship-bootcamp-for-veterans (2019 to present)

Board Member, Boone County Extension Council Board, Boone County, Missouri. (2019 to 2020)

Dean’s “Top-Achiever” Pro Bono Legal Service Award, University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, Missouri. (2014)

Dean’s Pro Bono Award – University of Missouri School of Law 2014

Co-Chair, Class of 2014 Pledge Drive, University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, Missouri. Nominated by the faculty. (2014)

Board Member, Welcome Home, Inc., Columbia, Missouri. (2013)

Pioneer Award, Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association. An urban planning project team award for the City of Leavenworth’s Downtown and Northeast Leavenworth Redevelopment Plan. (2010)

Secretary, Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association. (2007 to 2009)

Volunteer, Quad States Trail Project, St. Joseph, Missouri. (2007 to 2009)

Volunteer, Tour of Missouri, St. Joseph, Missouri. (2007 to 2009)

Planning Commissioner, member of the St. Joseph Planning Commission from 2004 to 2009 and chair from 2008 to 2009, St. Joseph, Missouri. (2004 to 2009)

Service Award, Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association. (2008)

Best Industrial (Documentary) Movie, Plum Creek – Water is Life, Film Producer, American Indian Film Institute Award, San Francisco, California. Produced for the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Horton, Kansas. (2004)

Honorary Deputy Marshal, Dodge City Chamber of Commerce, Dodge City, Kansas. (2002)

Chair, Governing Board, Kansas State University Child Care Center, member and chair from 1993 to 1994. (1992 to 1994)

Combat Veteran, EOD Sergeant (E-5), Operations Desert Shield-Desert Storm, US Army. Awarded the Army Commendation Medal for action in combat EOD operations. (1990 to 1991)

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America. (1981)

PUBLISHED

All works in this section authored by Christopher W. Dunn, unless otherwise noted.

Rediscovering the Trail of Tears in Missouri (article). Missouri Humanities Magazine. (Fall/Winter 2018)

CKLEPG and GIS (article). Kansas GIS Newsletter. This newsletter is a publication of the Geographic Information Systems Initiative of Kansas, Kansas Water Office, Great Bend, Kansas. (Summer 1997)

Review of Bull’s Eye: The Assassination and Life of Supergun Inventor Gerald Bull (book review). Military Review, Volume LXXIII. US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. (May 1993)

Review of CNN: War in the Gulf (book review). Military Review, Volume LXXII. US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. (February 1992)

UNPUBLISHED

All works in this section authored by Christopher W. Dunn, unless otherwise noted.

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 67.1850: Eroding the Transparency of Missouri’s Sunshine Law (a paper fulfilling the writing requirement of the Juris Doctor degree; Advisor Dean Rafael Gely). University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, Missouri. (June 2014)

May 2014 Intensive Software Familiarization Seminar for Local Environmental Protection Programs (self-published course). Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Local Environmental Planning Program (LEPP). (1997)

Geographic Information Systems: Local Environmental Planning Program (LEPP) Applications Seminar (self-published course). Kansas Department of Health and Environment. (1996)

The Applicability of Geographic Information Systems to Speed the Environmental Reclamation of Ordnance Contaminated Sites (research paper for my master’s degree, particularly for a class titled Geographic Information Systems; Professor H. L. Seyler). Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. (1994)

The Cambodian Landmine Problem: Impact on Land Use Practices (research paper for my master’s degree, particularly for a class titled Land Use; Professor H. L. Seyler). Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. (1994)