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John Lauermann

Associate Professor


I am an Associate Professor in the School of Information and Faculty Director of the Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI). My research analyzes how social inequality shapes the landscape of American cities, on topics such as gentrification, housing, and mega-projects. I have published two books and over 20 peer reviewed articles, in journals such as Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Journal of the American Planning Association, and Progress in Human Geography.

At the School of Information, I teach courses in GIS and data visualization. I also serve as curriculum and teaching lead for the MS in Data Analytics & Visualization and coordinator for the Advanced Certificate in Spatial Analysis and Design.

At SAVI, I work to advance GIS scholarship at Pratt. The center supports GIS teaching and learning across the university, and provides GIS support for faculty research projects. Much of our portfolio involves using GIS to analyze urban communities and/or applying design to tell visual stories with data.

Ph.D. Geography, Clark University