DoB: 10/19/51 - Born: Stirling, Scotland.
1973-1976 University of Bristol.
Awarded Ph.D. in 1976 for dissertation, “Residential mobility in the private housing market”.
1969-1973 University of Aberdeen. Awarded M.A. in Geography in 1973.
2005- Professor of Public Policy, Department of Public Policy, UMBC
2002-2005 Chair and Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).
1990-2002 Professor of Geography, Maxwell School of Public Affairs and Citizenship, Syracuse University.
1978-1990 Lecturer in Geography, University of Reading, UK.
1976-1978 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Bristol, UK.
2005- present HonoraryVisiting Professor, Department of Geography, Loughborough University, UK
2009 Helen and John S. Best Fellowship. American Geographical Society Library, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
2008 Suburban Gothic: The Crises in US Suburbs. The Edward Wilkommen Invited Lecture. American Geographical Society Library/University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. Milwaukee.
2006 Cartographic Encounters in The New World. The Philip Lee Phillips Society Invited Lecture. Library of Congress, Washington DC.