Kevin M. Curtin

Kevin M. Curtin

Director - Laboratory for Location Science

Ph.D. University of California - Santa Barbara


Office: 209E Farrah Hall

Curriculum Vitae

Expertise | Publications | Research | Academic and Professional Activities | Awards


  • Geographic Information Science
  • Facilities Location Science
  • Transportation, Logistics, and Network GIS
  • Urban and Environmental Resource Allocation
  • Data modeling and database design
  • Area Specializations: Colombia, Kenya, Kurdistan, Sardinia



Current and recent sponsored projects are outlined on the Laboratory for Location Science Research Projects page

Sample previous sponsored projects:

Academic and Professional Activities

Courses taught:
  • Location Science
  • Geographic Information Analysis
  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Capstone Course in Geoinformatics
  • Geographic Information Science Theories, Models, and Issues
  • Geographic Information Science Network Modeling
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Human Geography
  • World Regional Geography


  • Winner 2011 George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award for Teaching with Technology
  • Nomination 2010 George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award for Teaching with Technology
  • ESRI International User Conference, Third Place "Best Web Application Award" with Fang Qiu, Ron Briggs, Jianghong Li, Jill McElroy, Qi Li, and Daniel Turner (2006)
  • University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Summer Intergraph Young Scholar Award, 2005
  • Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship, 2002
  • Outstanding Teacher in Geography, Department of Geography, UCSB, 2000-2001
  • AM/FM International Scholarship, 1996
  • Western Coal Transportation Association - Outstanding Student in Transportation, 1996
  • University of California - Santa Barbara, Regents Special Fellowship, 1995-1999
  • Douglas B. Carter Award for excellence in Geography, 1994
  • Illinois Geographic Society - Outstanding Senior in Geography Award, 1994
  • University of Illinois Scholarship Association Award, 1994