About

I am the Bob and Mary Reusche Chair in Geographic Information Science, Professor of Geography and Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis at The Ohio State University. I am also a Courtesy Professor of City and Regional Planning, an affiliate of the Translational Data Analytics Institute and a member of the advisory board of the Sustainability Institute at Ohio State University, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. My PhD in Geography is from The Ohio State University.

My research interests include geospatial data analytics, transportation science and urban science, in particular, sustainable mobility, resilient communities, and the relationships between human mobility, environmental justice and wellness. I am the author or co-author of over 200 scientific publications.

I co-chair the Geographical and Geospatial Sciences Committee of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine where I am also a member of the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. I also serve on the Regional Data Advisory Committee of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission in Columbus, Ohio. In 2022, I was elected President of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science.

My honors and awards include the Edward L. Ullman Award from the Association of American Geographers (AAG), the Research Award from the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, and the Community Engaged Scholar Award from The Ohio State University. I am also an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association of Geographers.