• Biographical Description

  • Professor in the Department of Geography & the Environment at the University of Denver.  Associated faculty member in the Transportation Institute and the Urban Studies Program at the University of Denver.  

    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 and land use development; environmental impacts of transportation; transportation, land use, urban and economic growth; globalization; sustainable transportation, and other related fields.

    Co-author of three books, Metropolitan Denver: Growth and Change in the Mile-High City (Penn Press, 2018), Denver International Airport: Lessons Learned (McGraw Hill, 1997) and Airline Deregulation and Laissez-Faire Mythology (Greenwood Press, 1992), and co-editor of one book, Geographies of Air Transport (Ashgate, 2014) 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. 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 State Freight and Passenger Rail Plan Development Group for the Colorado Department of Transportation, 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 American Association of Geographers for Significant Contributions to Transportation Geography. 

    Working on the following research projects:

    1) (with Serena Alexander) Urban goods movement and local climate action plans: Assessing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from urban freight transportation

    2) (with Keith Ratner, Julie Cidell, Michael Minn, and Sylvia Brady) Freight/Passenger Rail Partnerships in Shared Use Rail Corridors

    3) Airport Area Land Use and the Aerotropolis Concept

    4) Effects of transit-oriented development in Denver

  • Courses

  • Current Courses

    First-Year Seminar: Geographies of Metropolitan Denver

    Urban Landscapes

    Urban and Regional Planning

    Sustainability & Transportation


  • Department of Geography & the Environment Faculty, September 2015

  • Curriculum Vita

  • Professor, 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

  • Curriculum Vita Winter 2019

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