Professional Experience: Professor of Geography and Adjunct Professor of International Affairs and of Anthropology, University of Georgia. Teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on geopolitics, the global economy, and the urban environment.
Civic and Community Service: Member, Safe Routes to School (SR2S) task force (2005-2007); President, Athens-Clarke County Federation of Neighborhoods and Community Associations (2004-2007); President, Green Acres / Crestwood Community Association (2003-07)
Government Experience: ACC Commission (2007-present); Mayor Pro Tempore (2011 and 2012); Chair, Government Operations Committee; Chair, Lexington Road Study Committee; Chair, Rails to Trails Committee; Past Chair, Workforce Housing Development Committee; Member: Land Bank Authority; Industrial Development Authority; Past Member: Legislative Review Committee; Economic Development Foundation; Economic Development Task Force Report evaluation committee. ACCG “Certified County Commissioner” (March 2017). Appointed November 2017 to the State of Georgia's "Complete Count Committee" to ensure an accurate population count in the 2020 Census.
Education: Ph.D., Economic and Urban Geography, Rutgers University (1992); M.A., Geography, West Virginia University (1988); B.Soc.Sci. (Hons), Geography, University of Bristol (England) (1986)