Chair, Department of Geography, Gustavus
My research explores the intersection of human societies and the natural
environment. I am particularly interested in understanding what makes
communities socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Recent projects have examined smart growth urban developments, the reuse
of derelict industrial land, and rural gentrification. I use a combination
of GIS, spatial analysis, and fieldwork in my research and draw upon training
in environmental engineering, ethics, and geography.
Ph.D. Geography, Minnesota, 2000
M.C.S. Theological Ethics, Regent-Vancouver, B.C., 1995
M.S.C.E., Environmental Engineering, Washington, 1989
B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, Minnesota, 1986