Professor and Chair in the Department of Geography & the Environment at the University of Denver. Associated faculty member in the Urban Studies Program at the University of Denver. Research Associate in the National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness (NCITEC), U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Centers program.
Research and teaching experience in transportation, urban, and economic geography; Rail transit systems and transit-oriented development; Smart growth and urban sustainability; Economic development impacts of transportation infrastructure investment; High-speed rail; Airline industry policy, structure, service, and pricing; Urban, metropolitan, and statewide transportation planning and policy; Intermodal transportation; Airport planning; Environmental impacts of transportation; Transportation, land use, urban and economic growth; Globalization; Sustainable transportation, and other related fields.
Co-editor of one book, Geographies of Air Transport (Ashgate, 2014) and co-author of two books, Denver International Airport: Lessons Learned (McGraw Hill, 1997) and Airline Deregulation and Laissez-Faire Mythology (Greenwood Press, 1992), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. Served as associate editor of the Journal of Transport Geography from 2004-2012, and still serves on its editorial board as well as those of Transport Reviews and World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research. US representative and treasurer of the Commission on Transport and Geography in the International Geographical Union. Member of the Scientific Committee of Cluster Group 1 in the Network on European Communications and Transportation Activity Research (NECTAR). Held visiting fellowships at the University of Bologna (Italy) and Monash University (Australia).
Serves on the Statewide Freight Advisory Council at the Colorado Department of Transportation. Has served on the Denver International Airport (DIA) Community Focus Group, the Transportation Advisory Committee for the City and County of Denver’s Strategic Transportation Plan, and the Transportation Advisory Committee for the Denver Regional Council of Governments [DRCOG].
Received the 2010 Edward L. Ullman Award from the Association of American Geographers for Significant Contributions to Transportation Geography.
Working on the following research projects:
1) (with Eric Boschmann) Metropolitan Profiles: Denver book project
2) (with Andrew E. G. Jonas) Public-Private Partnerships in Support of Rail Transit Infrastructure Development
3) (with Keith Ratner) Freight/Passenger Rail Partnerships in Shared Use Rail Corridors
First-Year Seminar: Metropolitan Denver (Fall 2015)
Urban and Regional Planning (Winter 2016)
Professor and Chair, Department of Geography and the Environment, University of Denver
Education PhD Geography Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio - 1987 MA Geography Kent State University Kent, Ohio - 1984 BA Geography Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois - 1980