GIS Center

GIS Staff

Chad Sperry.

Chad Sperry, Director

Office: Currens Hall 505
Phone: (309) 298-2562

Chad Sperry serves as the Director of the WIU GIS Center. Chad received his BS in Agriculture from WIU and his MS in Forestry from Purdue University. Chad has experience in the private sector, having served as the GIS Department head for Klingner and Assoc. in Quincy, IL and the government sector, serving as a Geographer for the US Army Corps of Engineers in Rock Island.


Renée Büker, GIS Manager

Office: Currens Hall 503A
Phone: (309) 298-5032

Renée Büker serves as GIS Manager at the WIU GIS Center.  As Manager, she works with clients on a variety of projects, helps coordinate student work in the Center, and administers ArcGIS Online and Enterprise.  Her particular areas of interest include data quality control, data organization, and map design.  Renée holds an MA in Geography from Western Illinois University, an MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BA in German from Bowling Green State University.


Megan Landes, GIS Specialist

Office: Currens Hall 503B
Phone: (309) 298-5034

Megan Landes serves as a GIS Specialist at the WIU GIS Center. She received her BS in Zoology, MS in Biology, Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Environmental GIS, and MA in Geography/GIS from WIU. Megan has served as adjunct faculty in both biology and geography for Carl Sandburg College since 2013. At the GIS Center, Megan specializes in working with different Public Works departments maintaining and updating utility data and with the Illinois State Police on Next Generation 911 projects.