Welcome

I am currently an Associate Professor of Regional + City Planning at the University of Oklahoma Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture where I teach courses on food systems planning, geographic information systems, planning for cannabis, and urban design theory.

My research focuses on environmental and social influences of neighborhood well being as well as land use policies that aim to improve community health. I use spatial modeling and analysis of the built environment to better understand how communities come to support land use policies that improve the quality of life and well being of local residents. I am particularly interested in access to food and exposure to harmful messaging via outdoor advertising.

I recently started a new project with colleagues at San Diego State University School of Public Affairs and Fowler College of Business investigating food insecurity, including: Integrating transit data and travel time into food security analysis: A case study of San Diego, California and Mapping EBT Store Closures During the COVID-19 Pandemic in a Low-Income, Food-Insecure Community in San Diego.

My research appears in Applied Geography, the American Journal of Public Health, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, the Interdisciplinary Journal of Wayfinding and Signage, the Journal of the American Planning Association, the Journal of Planning History, and Preventing Chronic Disease, among others.

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