The Geography Department is excited to welcome Martin Swobodzinski to the Department! Martin has a two year appointment as Assistant Professor and he will be teaching GIS courses. Martin's general research interests are in geographic information science and behavioral geography. His current research investigates the factors that guide the decision making of individuals in public participation scenarios. Most importantly, his work examines the role of information and decision-support technology as a means to more meaningful participation, better decision-making outcomes, and greater satisfaction of the stakeholders involved in participatory transportation planning. In addition, he has a long standing interest in disability geographies and spatial cognition with an emphasis on computational aspects related to human orientation and navigation without sight.