I am Stephen Koghan Ndzeidze from Cameroon (Jakiri) in Central Africa. I obtained a Bachelors degree in Geography (June 1999), MaÎtrise (March 2001) and DEA (DiplÔme d'Etude Approfondi, February 2004) from the University of Yaoundé I in Cameroon. Later, I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship (August, 2006) to pursue my studies at the Department of Geosciences at Oregon State University where I obtained a masters degree in geography, and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science.
Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecology and Management, and plan to build on my acquired technical background by becoming adept in the use of geographic information science, remote sensing and cartography techniques application in the research of rangelands and other natural resources of Sub Saharan Africa, and United States of America. As a Graduate Research Assistant to Professor Douglas E. Johnson my major advisor, we emphasize on the mapping and monitoring the effects of managerial actions on landscape ecology using spatial and temporal analysis models.
I have found many reasons to make OSU's Rangeland Ecology and Management my preferred school to pursue a Ph.D. The Department of rangeland management focus, staff, and educational approach coincide with my educational objectives and primary area of research.
I have membership in the Society for Rangeland Management, Member of wetland professionals, Member of Society for Wetland Scientist, Member of ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) OSU Corvallis Chapter, Member of Fulbright Association, Member of Bio-resources Development and Conservation Programme Cameroon, Member of Society for Conservation GIS, and Member of Association of American Geographers.
Fluent in Lamnso (my native language), English, French and other seven African languages, I love sports (football-soccer, Athlete-runner), travelling, reading, African traditional music, write plays and stories.