Dr. Manson's Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Steven Manson is a professor of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota and past Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. He combines environmental research, social science approaches, and geographic information science to understand complex human-environment systems. He was named Scholar of the College and is Resident Fellow at the U of M’s Institute on the Environment. He is a past NASA New Investigator in Earth-Sun System Science and NASA Earth System Science Fellow, and among other awards received the Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America and University of Minnesota McKnight Land Grant Professorship. Dr. Manson and colleagues have garnered over $40 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Justice to advance big human-environment data. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) for the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) and International Historical Geographic Information System (IHGIS). He is also on the teams for the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS), IPUMS Terra, and the Institute for Geospatial Understanding through an Integrative Discovery Environment. His work has been published in top disciplinary journals (Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Geoforum) and broader venues (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, International Journal of GIS). See for further information on Dr. Manson’s research, teaching, and service.