Eric serves as the Director of both the Master of Geospatial Information Science & Technology and Graduate Certificate in GIS programs and is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Geospatial Information Science & Technology, teaching both undergraduate and graduate level courses. His research interests cover a broad range of activities, from geospatial curriculum development and pedagogy to applied geospatial modeling and geostatistics. He has over 10 years of experience in the areas of environmental modeling and decision making under uncertainty, with a focus on human/environment interactions from a public health perspective. He has worked on a variety of interdisciplinary projects related to geospatial analysis of human health risks and emerging contaminants and has served as the primary investigator for several projects related to K-12 GIS education, emerging technologies and spatial-decision support applications. Other research interests include geovisualization of human and ecological health issues, developing spatially explicit decision support tools and visualization strategies and integrating graphical geospatial models into the decision-making process to better communicate management strategies to stakeholders and decision makers. Eric joined the center in May 2014. Previously, he was an environmental scientist at RTI International and prior to that had a postdoctoral research appointment at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
- Spatio-temporal reconstruction of missing forest microclimate measurements (2016)
- Geographic clustering of elevated blood heavy metal levels in pregnant women (2015)