Thill named RSAI Fellow

Jean-Claude Thill, the Knight Foundation Distinguished Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, was named a 2013 Fellow of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI) at the organization’s 60th annual North American Meetings of the RSAI in Atlanta, Ga. He is the sole U.S. regional scientist to be recognized this year, along with scholars from Japan, Sweden and Italy. Worldwide, RSAI has a cadre of 70 fellows.

RSAI Fellows are distinguished scholars with path-breaking records of research and publications on regional science. To be named RSAI Fellows, scholars must be nominated and have received international scientific recognition. RSAI is an international community of scholars interested in the regional impacts of national or global processes of economic and social change.

Earlier this month, Thill was announced as the leader for Project Mosaic, an initiative to enhance the University’s social and behavioral science research. He is editor-in-chief of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, area editor-in-charge of Geographic Information Science of Networks and Spatial Economics, American editor of the International Journal of Society Systems Science and associate editor of Geographical Analysis.