About Me

Hi, I’m Cary.
I’m a lecturer in the Department of Geography online MGIS program at Penn State. I teach Cartography, Data Visualization, and Problem-Solving with GIS. I recently graduated from the resident M.S. program in Geography – my research surrounded emotive color palettes for data visualization, and the influence of affective congruence (vs. incongruence) on thematic map perception. My thesis is open-access and available here: http://tiny.cc/ca_thesis

Prior to coming to Penn State, I worked as a Cartography Technician at Garmin International in Olathe, KS – editing maps, verifying and fixing user issues, and testing new software.

Academic Interests:
Emotion and Visual Design, Psychology, Survey Design, User Research and Testing, Behavioral Economics, Cartography, Decision Sciences.