Geospatial Sciences and Technology
Office: E534 Math and Science Center 5th floor
Michael has been engaged professionally with mapping and remote sensing since 1991, previously working for both the United States Navy and as a private consultant. He completed his master's degree in geography at Georgia State University (GSU) with a focus on urban geography and later established and managed the Geospatial Laboratory at GSU. Joining Emory in 2007, Michael teaches courses in urban geography, geomorphology, cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing.
Michael is also involved with Emory’s Center for Digital Scholarship where he manages map and data libraries, GIS infrastructure, and consults on research projects that have a geospatial technology/spatial data component. His primary research focus involves cartography, geospatial technologies, and urban geography, and his key projects include Atlanta Explorer, Georgia Coastal Atlas and the American Expedition at Samothrace, Greece. He is the co-author of Sacred Places: A Guide to the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta, Georgia and his maps have been published in many print and digital journals and books.