I am a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut where I have served as Director of the Center for Population Research, the Urban Studies degree program, and the Connecticut Census Data Center.
I have two primary research interests. The first focuses on the dynamics of migration within the United States and other developed countries, while the second concerns the shifting geographic distribution of the poor within US metropolitan areas.
This work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the UK Economic and Social Research Council, and the Brookings Foundation, and has been published in leading social science journals such as Demography, the Annals of the American Association of Geographers, and the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. I also have a keen interest in the shifting demographics of Connecticut and its importance to public policy issues (see What Exodus? High-Skill Workers Drawn To CT's Quality Of Life).