Faculty and Staff Directory
Khagendra Thapa Carl F. Shangraw

College of Technology

Office: JOH-411
Phone: (231) 591-2672
E-mail Address: KhagendraThapa@ferris.edu

B.SC. (Honors) CNAA in Land Surveying Sciences, University of East London.
B.SC. in Mathematics, Statistics, and Physics, Tribhuvan University.
M.SC.E. in Surveying Engineering,
University of New Brunswick.
M.S. in Geodetic Science, The Ohio State University.
Ph.D. in Geodetic Science, The Ohio State University.

Awards and Recognitions:
- Ferris State University Distinguished Teacher Award 2008
- Received Ralph Moore Berry Education Award from Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors, February, 2008.
- Received Certificate of Appreciation from the US Dept. of Labor May, 2008
- Appointed Commissioner of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 2008
- Outstanding Service Award by Association of Nepalese in Midwest America in May, 2003
- FSU Distinguished Teacher Award Finalist, 2002
- Education Outreach Award from IMAGIN, 2002
- Ferris State University, Provost Award for Excellence, 1997
- Distinguished Faculty Award from Michigan Association of Governing Boards (MAGB) For Extraordinary Contributions to Michigan Higher Education, Lansing, MI. 1996
- Recognized by both Michigan House and the Senate as a Distinguished Faculty for Contribution to Michigan's Higher Education
- Certificate of Recognition by the Board of Control of Ferris State University, January, 1995 and March, 1996
- Construction Department "Spark Plug Award" given by the Dean of the College of Engineering Technology in 1989

Field Work Experience
Topographic survey, Geodetic Leveling, Monitoring survey,
Provide control for large scale photogrammetry, Triangulation, Hydrographic survey, Geodetic astronomy,
and GPS survey.

Personal homepage




Office : JOH-422
Phone: (231) 591-5365

B.A. Aquinas College
M.S. in Surveying Engineering, Purdue University

Professional Licenses:
Professional Surveyor, Michigan and Wisconsin.




Gabor Barsai


Associate Professor
Office : JOH-409
Phone: (231) 591-3115
E-mail Address:

Ph.D. in Mapping/GIS,
The Ohio State University

Professional Licenses:
Professional Surveyor, Michigan

Professional Experience: Gabor Barsai
has worked in the fields of surveying and
mapping as a GPS (Global Positioning System) and
GIS (Geographic Information System) professional.

His GPS experience includes geodetic control surveys, boundary location and topographic surveys where he has served as instrument operator and in positions of responsible charge, and as application developer to process the data; as a GIS professional,
Mr. Barsai has served as a GIS consultant,
GIS manager, and application developer with international experience in both GPS
and GIS, including teaching and
conference presentations and simultaneous translator for several organizations. Conference presentations include ISPRS, ASPRS, ACSM.

 Sagar Deshpande  


 Assistant Professor
Office : JOH-406
Phone: (231) 591-2035
E-mail Address: SagarDeshpande@ferris.edu

Education: B.E. in Civil Engineering, University of Mumbai M.Tech. in Geoinformatic, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur M.S. in Geodetic Science, The Ohio State University

Professional Licenses/Certifications: Professional Engineer, Maryland. Certified Photogrammetrist (ASPRS) Certified GIS Professional (GISCI) Certified Floodplain Manager, (ASFPM)