UCSB 2008 July 13-July 18, 2008: Santa Barbara, CA
Arthur (Art) Getis is Distinguished Professor of Geography Emeritus at San Diego State University. He holds BS and MS degrees in Geography from The Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Washington. Getis has published widely in a range of geography, regional science, and epidemiology journals and his text (with J. Getis and J.D. Fellmann), Introduction to Geography, now in its 11th edition, is the best-selling text in the introductory field of geography. He has produced over 100 refereed papers and seven books. With the statistician, J.K. Ord, his work on local statistics is well known throughout the world. His research in spatial analysis and infectious diseases has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Getis' program of research develops new spatial analytic devices and applications in a number of fields, chief among them is the transmission of infectious diseases and the spatial variability of health. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Geographical Systems. Dr. Getis has considerable experience with workshops, having been the leader of the five summer CSISS workshops entitled "An Introduction to Spatial Pattern Analysis in a GIS Environment." In addition, he has led workshops at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, San Diego State University, and at the University of Costa Rica. More information about Getis is available at:
John Weeks is Professor of Geography and Director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University. He is also Clinical Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He holds an AB degree in Sociology, an MA in Demography, and a Ph.D. in Demography, all from the University of California Berkeley. Weeks has published widely in a range of social science journals and his text on Population, now in its 9th edition, is the best-selling text in the field of demography. His research on geodemographics has been funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the National Science Foundation and currently the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. This program of research investigates the application of remote sensing, GIS, and spatial statistics to issues of spatial variability in health. He is also a Co-Principal Investigator on a NASA REASoN project titled A Border Security Decision Support System Driven by Remotely Sensed Data Inputs (Douglas Stow, PI), and Co-PI on an National Cancer Institute project, Multi-level Assessment of Indoor Tanning Practices (Joni Mayer, PI). Dr. Weeks has considerable experience with workshops, having been an instructor for five summers in the CSISS workshops on "An Introduction to Spatial Pattern Analysis in a GIS Environment," and for the past two years as a presenter in the GIS and Population Science workshops. Weeks also co-coordinated (with colleague Arthur Getis) a very successful SPACE (Spatial Perspectives on Analysis for Curriculum Enhancement) workshop, funded by NSF through UCGIS, at San Diego State University during the summer of 2004. More information about Weeks is available at:
Jared Aldstadt is an Assistant Professor of Geography at the University at Buffalo. His research focus is spatial analysis applied to human health. He received his PhD. from the Joint Doctoral Program in Geography of San Diego State University / University of California, Santa Barbara, holds an M.A. in Geography from , San Diego State University, and a B.A. in Geography, The State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Aldstadt has received both NSF and NIH funding for his research on dengue fever transmission. He has been an instructor of previous CSISS workshops on spatial pattern analysis in a GIS environment and he developed laboratory materials for a Spatial Perspectives on Analysis for Curriculum Enhancement (SPACE) workshop. In 2004 Jared was a laboratory instructor at The Vespucci Initiative for the Advancement of Geographic Information Science's Summer Institute in Florence, Italy. More information about Aldstadt is available at:
Michael F. Goodchild is Professor of Geography and Director of Center for Spatial Studies (spatial@ucsb) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After 19 years at the University of Western Ontario, including three years as Chair, he moved to Santa Barbara in 1988. Since then, he has served as Director of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA); Associate Director of the Alexandria Digital Library Project; and Director of the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science. He received his BA degree from Cambridge University in Physics and his PhD in Geography from McMaster University. More information about Michael Goodchild is available at: http://www.spatial.ucsb.edu/people/executive.php .
Donald Janelle is a Research Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He serves as Program Director for the Center for Spatial Studies (spatial@ucsb) and for the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science (CSISS). He was on the faculty of the U.S. Air Force Academy for four years and on the faculty of the University of Western Ontario for thirty years, where he chaired the Department of Geography for five years and served as Assistant Vice Provost. Janelle holds BA in Geography from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a PhD in Geography from Michigan State University. He edited The Canadian Geographer, the official refereed journal of the Canadian Association of Geographers, and chaired the Publications Committee for the Association of American Geographers. More information about Donald Janelle is available at: