I am a human geographer with a research interest in migration, marginality, urban enclaves, and urban-rural connections. My research mainly looks at the recycling enclaves and the "informal" recycling business developed by rural-to-urban migrants in large Chinese cities. I also apply GIS, spatial data analysis, and statistical analysis in collaborating on various local-level projects such as Bikeshare programs and Box turtle movement analysis. I will be teaching GIS and GISci classes in the department and I am interested in working with students who'd like to apply or develop GIS methods for their projects.
- Ph.D. Geography, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 2016
- M.S. Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 2012
- M.A. Geography, Miami University, Oxford, OH 2009
- B.E. Nanjing University, Nanjing, China 2004
- GEOG/GEOL 210: Introduction to Geotechnology
- GEOG 405/605: GIS 1: Geographic Information Systems and Science
- GEOG 407/607: Advanced GIS Analyses