Mapchats Webinar: PolicyMap in the Classroom: UC Berkeley and Thomas Jefferson University

Did you miss the PolicyMap in the Classroom webinar? Want to see the slides our presenters used? We updated our blog post to include the full webinar recording and each presenter’s slides.

We’ve heard you loud and clear: you love mapping, and you’d like a simple way of incorporating it into your syllabus. Let us help you include mapping in your lesson plans as we hear from two prominent professors about various ways of using PolicyMap in the classroom.  Join us on October 19, 2015 from 3-4 pm EDT for the next webinar in our Mapchats series.  Hear from Dr. Carolina Reid of the University of California at Berkeley as she discusses her use of PolicyMap in her Urban Studies course on environmental, economic and social issues.  And join Dr. Russell McIntire of Thomas Jefferson University as he describes his use of PolicyMap for teaching map-making skills to visualize community-based public health data for his Public Health class.

russell-mcintireDr. Russell K. McIntire, Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) at Thomas Jefferson University: Dr. McIntire received his doctorate in Health Behavior and his Master of Public Health at Indiana University School of Public Health- Bloomington. His major research interests include identifying and analyzing the social, behavioral, and geographic risk factors of substance use among adolescents and other vulnerable populations. In addition to his research, Dr. McIntire teaches epidemiology, social and behavioral theory, and geographic information systems (GIS) classes in the JCPH Master of Public Health program.

carolina-reidDr. Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley: Carolina specializes in housing and community development, with a specific focus on access to credit, homeownership and wealth inequality. She has most recently published research on the impact of the foreclosure crisis on low-income and minority communities, the role of the Community Reinvestment Act during the subprime crisis, and the importance of anti-predatory lending laws for consumer protection. Carolina is particularly interested in interdisciplinary research and the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods.