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I'm an Associated Professor at the University of Michigan-Flint. My research is centered on active transportation, urban design, accessibility, and public health, with a particular focus on the use of geospatial technology.   


I received my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) under the direction of Prof. Changshan Wu. My dissertation entitled: "Bicycle Travel Demand Forecasting Using Geographic Information Systems and Agent Based Modeling" incorporated GIS and agent based modeling to measure demand for bicycling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Before receiving my doctorate degree, I recevied a B.S. and M.S. from UWM where I focused on conservation Biology, alternative travel analysis, and GIS. 


While pursuing my educational goals I held several positions in the private, government, and non-profect sectors. The experiences I've gained range from bicycle and pedestrian planning, hazard mitigation planning, to sustainability modeling. These positions and experiences have been invaluable in helping frame my research and teaching agendas. 


I grew up in Cudahy, a medium-sized city located in southeast Wisconsin. The City is known as a hard-working, close-knit city, and for a long time it had as many taverns as residents. Cudahy is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, where beaches, fishing, biking, and swimming are always within reach. These days, Lake Michigan provides an easy passageway for me to get back to Wisconsin.   





Find me

University of Michigan-Flint

Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment

University of Michigan, Michigan Institute of Data Sciences (MIDAS) 

Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health


University of Michigan-Flint

Department of Geography, Planning and Environment 

516 Murchie Science Bldg

Flint, Michigan 48502

t: 810-762-3355

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