A. Stewart Fotheringham

Arizona State University

Primary Section: 64, Human Environmental Sciences
Secondary Section: 34, Computer and Information Sciences
Membership Type:
Member (elected 2013)


Stewart Fotheringham is Regents' Professor of Computational Spatial Science and Director of the Spatial Analysis Research Center in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University.  Dr. Fotheringham is a quantitative geographer recognized for his work in local statistical modeling, geographic information science and the mathematical modeling of spatial interaction resulting from a spatial choice.  He is particularly known for his work on modeling spatial variations in processes and for developing multiscale geographically weighted regression.  Dr. Fotheringham was born in Saltburn-on-Sea, Yorkshire, England. He graduated with a BSc from Aberdeen University in Scotland, an MA and PhD from McMaster University in Canada and has subsequently worked at Indiana University, the University of Florida, the State University of New York at Buffalo, Newcastle University in England, Maynooth University in Ireland, and St Andrews University in Scotland. He has been director of several national labs promoting geographic information science.

Research Interests

The development of local spatial statistical models which allow the spatially varying nature of processes to be explored as well as the spatial scales over which they are relatively stable. Currently applying such models to the recent 2020 US Presidential election to examine the role of spatial context in influencing voting preferences.

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