Robert Shepard is an Assistant Professor of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences. A population geographer, his research blends quantitative spatial data with critical humanistic inquiry to analyze geographic disparities relating to race, ethnicity, gender, and class. Previously appointed as the GIS Specialist at University of Iowa’s Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio, Robert has strong interests in teaching and promoting geospatial technologies and web GIS in service of interdisciplinary exploration within the digital humanities. In addition to his ongoing work with the digital project, Placing Segregation, he serves as a scholarly advisor to related emerging digital scholarship efforts. He is a Center for Great Plains Studies fellow.