Advanced Demographic Analysis
Specializing in local population change, migration within the United States, city and school district population projections, the analysis of US Census data, and applied demographics.
I provide regional, municipal, and school district population projections using advanced demographic models and data science techniques to move beyond standard projections.
Projections can depict future populations under different scenarios, such as climate change and new residential development projects.
I am here to provide the support you need to understand:
- How and why your population is changing;
- What will your population be like in the future; and
- What can be done to alter that future?
Geographic Data Analysis
I have decades of experience customizing US and international census data, panel data, and linked administrative records to resolve complex questions using advanced demographic, geospatial, econometric, and causal methods.
Migration is the primary driver of local population change, but it is also a complex process. With 25 years at the forefront of migration research, I help you answer key questions about migration:
- What are local migration patterns?
- What is driving migration into and out of your community?
- How will migration impact your community?
- How can policy affect migration?
I am a Demographic Consultant and Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Connecticut. My expertise focuses on migration within the United States and other developed countries, such as the long-term decline in US migration rates, understanding how families make migration decisions, the role of public policy on inter-state migration, and the employment outcomes of migration. I also work on the shifting geographic distribution of high-poverty neighborhoods within American metropolitan areas.
I am a Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of the Research Excellence Award in Population Geography by the American Association of Geographers. I held visiting positions at Queen’s University in the UK, the University of St Andrews, and the University of Amsterdam. I directed the University of Connecticut’s Urban Studies program, the Center for Population Research, and Connecticut’s US Census Data Center.
Before arriving at UConn in 1994, I spent two years at the Polis Center in Indianapolis as an applied demographer. At Polis, I played a vital role in developing SAVI, now the nation’s largest and most comprehensive community information system.
I completed my Ph.D. in Geography at Indiana University in 1993 with a minor in Economics and specializations in Demography, Econometrics, Spatial Analysis, Migration, and Urban Studies. My MA (Indiana University, Geography, 1988) and BA (The Ohio State University, Geography, 1986) degrees focused on Russian and Soviet Studies.