Paul Zandbergen, Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Paul Zandbergen obtained his Ph.D. in resource management and environmental studies from the University of British Columbia in 1998. Currently, he is an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of New Mexico. His teaching includes courses in introductory GIS, spatial analysis and modeling, spatial statistics and GIS programming. In 2012 he was awarded the Faculty Mentor Award at the University of New Mexico for his supervision of graduate students. His area of expertise can be broadly defined as geographic information science. His research focuses on issues of scale, error, and uncertainty in spatial analysis and the robustness of spatial analytical techniques. His long-term interest is to contribute to the development of robust spatial-analytic techniques in the areas of crime, environmental science, public health, spatial ecology, and water resources. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice and the National Institutes of Health.

He has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters. He is the author of Python Scripting for ArcGIS, published in 2013 with Esri Press. More details can be found on his website.

Prof. Zandbergen’s JHU email is

Paul Zandbergen, PhD