I am an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Saint Louis University.  I am also the Co-Director of the Ph.D. program in Public and Social Policy.  My primary research interests focus on the intersection of Demographic Techniques and Computational Spatial Science to study spatial inequality in American cities.  I also have an interest in using demographic techniques to advance the field of Social-Environmental Synthesis. Finally, I have an interest in the emerging field of Forensic GISc and the application of spatial statistics to crime and social and economic neighborhood disadvantages.