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Amy Lobben

Phone: 541-346-4566
Office: 275 Condon Hall
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 1-2
Research Interests: Geographic Information Science, Human-Environmental Interaction, Spatial Decision Making, Neurogeograhpy, GeoSpatial Cognition and Thinking.


B.A., 1991, Georgia State University; M.A., 1996, Georgia State University; Ph.D., 1999, Michigan State University. (2004)

Spatial Cognition Research Group:

My research group meets regularly throughout the year. Also please see the Lab website:


My area of research and teaching interests are in geographic information science and human environmental interaction. Specifically, I investigate human environmental decision making and behavior. My research approach usually relies on controlled research design, data collection and analysis. I employ qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods in these efforts, which often lead to conceptual and computational modeling of ideas and/or empirically-derived data. Much of my research is grounded in spatial information theory, decision making theory, cognition, and neurogeography.


  • Geography 311 - Maps and Geospatial Concepts
  • Geography 410 - Visualization of Spatial Data
  • Geography 416 - Introductory Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography 608 - Map Perception and Use
  • Geography 633 - Progress in Geographic Information Science