Speaker Series

Robert Roth, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Dr. Rob Roth is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and part of the 2015 New Mappings Collaboratory Speaker Series at the University of Kentucky. He delivered this lecture on April 6th, 2015 in the Niles Gallery, introduced by Matthew W. Wilson, faculty in the UK Department of Geography.


Anthony Robinson, Assistant Professor of Geography, Penn State University

Assistant Professor of Geography and Director of the Online Geospatial Education Program at Penn State, Anthony Robinson joins us to discuss his research in online mapping education. Teaching one of Penn State's first MOOCs, Robinson has drawn over 70,000 students from more than 200 countries to his online course "Maps and the Geospatial Revolution".


Mike Goodchild, Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara

Michael Goodchild is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of California Santa Barbara. His research focuses around geographic information represented in computer systems, and how communities are involved in producing maps. 


Sarah Elwood, Professor of Geography, University of Washington

Sarah Elwood is Professor of Geography at the University of Washington. Her work intersects critical GIS, and urban and political geography, studying the social and political impacts of spatial technologies and the changing practices and politics of local activism, community organizing, and other modes of civic engagement. The New Mappings Collaboratory at the University of Kentucky hosted Professor Elwood while she and faculty at UK collaborate with new spatial media.


Dan Sui, Professor and Chair of Geography, The Ohio State University

Dan Sui is Professor and Chair of Geography at The Ohio State University. His current research focuses on volunteered geographic information and the use of social media as a new data source for geographic research as well as the legal and ethical issues of using geospatial technologies in society. The New Mappings Collaboratory at the University of Kentucky hosted Professor Sui, kicking off an effort to build partnerships around new spatial media education and research.