I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and a faculty in the Public Policy Ph.D. program at UNC Charlotte. My research interests are focused on transportation, housing, and firm location. In particular I am interested in the effects of public and private investments on firm and household location behavior and how these micro-level behaviors shape intra-urban sorting patterns.
Some of my recent research projects include explorations into the effects of rail transit investments on neighborhood change and residential mobility among low-income individuals; social and economic consequences associated with the suburbanization of poverty; property value effects from craft breweries; and effects of neighborhood foreclosure rates on mortgage lending denial rates. My research is quantitative with theoretical grounding in economics as well as geography.