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Dr. Kyle Redican
Spatial Analysis Laboratory Director
Courses Taught Geographic Information Systems/Science Spatial Data Science
Profile

Dr. Kyle Redican is the director of the Spatial Analysis Laboratory in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability. Kyle is a native Virginian, born and raised in Blacksburg. Kyle earned a B.A. in political science with a minor in history from Christopher Newport University. He completed graduate study at Virginia Tech in urban and regional planning with special emphasis on GIS technologies and statistics. His master’s thesis highlighted Gigabit broadband penetration and economic well-being of metropolitan statistical areas. Kyle continued his graduate work in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University. His dissertation was grounded in economic geographic theory and involved exploring the spatial extents and impacts of knowledge spillovers between community water system operators. He was awarded a Ph.D. in May, 2022. Kyle has taught numerous GIS, economic geography, and statistics courses.

Kyle’s expertise is the application of GIS technologies and spatial statistics to address important geography questions involving entrepreneurship, broadband, community water systems, utility regulation, and DEI. He has conducted applied research projects for the city of Lansing, Michigan, numerous professional associations, and state/federal agencies. Kyle enjoys helping students understand the importance of spatial perspectives and the development of related technological and programming skills. He believes strongly in student mentoring and professional workforce readiness and appreciates both the University of Richmond and the Department of Geography, Environment and Sustainability for putting a strong emphasis on student success through strong networking and providing opportunities for students to get real world/real time/applied experiences. 

Kyle is impressed with UR’s exemplary commitment to quality undergraduate education, his amazing department colleagues, and of course Richmond which is closer to family/friends, a much warmer climate, and a fantastic little-big city. Go Spiders!

Education
Ph.D., Michigan State University 2022
Geography
M.S., Virginia Tech 2016
Urban and Regional Planning
B.A., Christopher Newport University 2012
Political Science
Contact Information
313 Carole Weinstein International Center
(804) 484-1518
Areas of Expertise
Geographic Information Systems/Science
Spatial Data Science
Economic Geography
Public Utility Regulation