My background is in sociology and geography, so I bring a slightly different perspective to issues of community psychology. My research uses network analysis and agent-based simulation models to investigate urban and community phenomena at multiple scales. At the micro-scale, I am interested in the forces that guide the formation of neighborhood social networks and build strong communities. At the meso-scale, I look at how spatial assets like parks and key organizations like schools shape community life. Finally, at the macro-scale, I study how national and global transportation networks shape economic opportunities for cities and their residents. I frequently speak about this work at international conferences, and it has been featured on National Public Radio and Atlantic Cities.
Publications: A few publications are available on the right hand side; enter your email address and a copy of the paper will be emailed to you immediately. For access to all of my publications, CLICK HERE.
Books: Click on the pictures below to check them out.