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Kyle Walker - Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, TX, US

Kyle Walker Kyle Walker

Associate Professor, Geography & Director, Center of Urban Studies | Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX, UNITED STATES

Professor Walker specializes in population geography, cities and suburbs and demographic data visualization

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Biography

Kyle Walker is an associate professor of Geography and Director of the Center for Urban Studies at Texas Christian University. His research interests include U.S. immigration politics, the demography of cities and suburbs and open data science. He teaches courses in human geography, Geographic Information Systems and data analysis.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Demographic Data Visualization

Population Geography

Data Analysis and Visualization

Cities and Suburbs

Accomplishments (5)

First Place, Student Paper Competition, Urban Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (co-winner)

2011

Brown Prize for best graduate student publication, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota (co-winner)

2010

First Place, Student Paper Competition, Political Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers

2010

Second Place, PhD Student Paper Competition, West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers

2009

First Place, Student Paper Competition, Population Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers

2008

Education (3)

University of Minnesota: Ph.D., Geography 2011

University of Minnesota: M.A., Geography 2007

Honours College, University of Oregon: B.A., Geography and French 2005

Affiliations (1)

  • Focus on Geography (Journal) : Editorial Board Member

Media Appearances (3)

Where are Boston’s most educated neighborhoods?

Boston Globe  

2017-08-16

The interactive map, based on Census data and part of a larger project to visualize the country’s shifting demographics, shows that the most-educated neighborhoods in the area are clustered, unsurprisingly, around universities, according to Kyle Walker, director of the Center for Urban Studies at TCU.

“University students are not captured on this map,” Walker said. “But there is kind of a spillover effect.”...

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Mesmerizing maps show where the most educated Americans live

Business Insider  

2017-08-15

Kyle Walker, an assistant professor of geography at Texas Christian University, has created an interactive dot map visualizing US neighborhoods by educational attainment...

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Mapping the Achievement Gap

Citylab  

2017-03-13

This interactive visualization was created by Kyle Walker, a geography professor at Texas Christian University, who made the dot map of immigrants we’ve previously written about. (Both of Walker’s maps are influenced by demographic researcher Dustin Cable's racial dot map.)...

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Research Grants (5)

Grant Submission Incentive Program

Addran College, TCU $5,000

2016

Grant Submission Incentive Program

AddRan College 

2015

Junior Faculty Summer Research Program,

TCU Office of Research $6,000

2014

Research and Creative Activities Fund Grant

TCU Office of Research $3,750

2014

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

BCS-0902685 $11,333

2009

Articles (5)

tigris: An R Package to Access and Work with Geographic Data from the US Census Bureau The R Journal

Walker, Kyle E.

2016

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Locating neighbourhood diversity in the American metropolis Urban Studies

Walker, Kyle E.

2016

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Baby boomer migration and demographic change in U.S. metropolitan areas Migration Studies

Walker, Kyle E.

2016

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Tools for interactive visualization of global demographic concepts in R. Spatial Demography

Walker, Kyle E.

2016

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The spatiality of local immigration policies in the United States Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie

Walker, Kyle E.

2015

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