Matthew C. Whitehead

Matthew C. Whitehead, Research Assoicate - Post Masters

Phone: (865) 574-2792
Fax: (865) 241-6261


Population Distribution and Dynamics
Spatial Modeling
Biodiversity and Conservation


MGIST (PSM), Geospatial Information Science and Technology (Business Management track), North Carolina State      University, 2011
BA, Environmental Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009

Professional Experience

2011 - present, Research Associate - Post Masters, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
2009 - 2011, Research Associate - Post Bachelors, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
2009 – 2009, Higher Education Research Experience (HERE) Fellowship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
      Oak Ridge, TN
2007 – 2007, GIS Intern, Town of Highlands, Highlands, NC
2007 – 2007, Research Intern, Highlands Biological Station, Highlands, NC

Awards, Honors, and Certifications

  • Deans List – UNC-CH

Professional Interests

Geographic Information Science, remote sensing, environmental systems modeling, mountain biodiversity and conservation, physical geography, sustainable/”Green” business, business management, database design and management, computer programming, web mapping applications/services

Selected Publications

Whitehead, M.C. (2007).  Perennial stream identification and mapping in the Big Creek watershed. Institute for the Environment Highlands Field Site Research Reports, 132-138.


“Combining Parcel Level Geocoding with LiDAR Data to Produce an On-Entity Spatial Database”, American Association of Geographers 2013 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA

“New York City Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment”, American Association of Geographers 2012 Annual Meeting, New York, NY

“Dynamic Population Modeling Using ‘Smart Buildings’”, American Association of Geographers 2011 Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

“Seasonal Population Distribution Modeling of National Parks”, American Association of Geographers 2010 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

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