I am an associate professor in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science at Oregon State University and Director of the Geospatial Intelligence and Planning Initiative. I also maintain a position as Research Professor in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. My areas of interest include Geographic Information Science (GIScience), urban health, economic analysis, public policy evaluation and spatial analytical methods.

Within these areas I have several substantive foci, including:
* Urban Health Disparities
* Critical Infrastructure
* Geospatial Intelligence
* Big Data and Geocomputation
* Technology Policy
* Crime Analysis and
* Regional Development