David Lanter

Director, Master of Science – IT Auditing & Cyber Security




Director – Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security (ITACS) Master of Science program

Management Information Systems

Fox School of Business, Temple University
209C Speakman Hall
1810 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6083

Phone: +

Email: David.Lanter@Temple.edu


A pioneering inventor of data provenance/lineage metadata and geospatial data management and quality assurance, Prof. Lanter was vice president at CDM Smith where he routinely led teams of software engineers, computer scientists, data specialists, and subject matter experts in designing, developing and securing high-performance applications, decision support systems, and enterprise data architectures for public and private sector organizations from the international to the municipal level. As research director at Rand McNally, Prof. Lanter led global and domestic data research and development teams; As software design engineer at Microsoft – Prof. Lanter led GeoModeling quality assurance for the firm’s geography products; and as president of Geographic Designs Inc. – he developed commercial off the shelf and custom artificial intelligence metadata processing capabilities for government agencies, utility and private organizations enabling them to visualize and analyze big datasets and manage quality in their enterprise information systems. As a systems analyst at Grumman Data Systems he designed and led prototyping of a reusable software library for cartographic applications for tactical and strategic systems of the U.S. Air Force.  At University of California in Santa Barbara, he taught Geographic Information Systems (GIS), cartographic design and production, and applications programming.



Lanter, D.P., 2021, “Detecting Commonalities in Asset Management Budget Justifications”, in Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the National Association of Business, Economics and Technology

Lanter, D.P. and R. Essinger, 2017, “User Centered Design”, in International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment and Technology, New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Lanter, D.P., Durden, S., Baker, C., and Dunning, C.M., 2017, “Social Vulnerability eXplorer (SV-X)”, in Proceedings of the Coastal Structures & Solutions to Coastal Disasters Joint Conference; Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI); American Society of Civil Engineers.

Tullis, J.A., J.D. Cothren, D.P. Lanter, X. Shi, W.F. Limp, R.F. Linck, S.G. Young and T. Alsumaiti, 2016, “Geoprocessing, Workflows, and Provenance”, in Remote Sensing Handbook: Remotely Sensed Data Characterization, Classification, and Accuracies, edited by P. Thenkabail, Vol. 1., pp. 401-422, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.




Contact Information

209C Speakman Hall | 1810 N. 13th Street Philadelphia PA 19122 | david.lanter@temple.edu

Office Hours

Before and after classes, and by appointment.

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