Mark Salling, PhD GISP

Levin Urban College, Cleveland State University

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Levin Urban College, Cleveland State University


Mark Salling is a Senior Fellow in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. Though semi-retired Dr. Salling continues an active career in applied urban geography and demography. He has more than 35 years of experience in data management and analysis and has conducted studies in urban migration, poverty, housing, voting rights and redistricting, and economic development.


Dr. Salling has been active in URISA since 1982, is a past board member, and was the editor of the URISA Conference Proceedings from 1986 to 2004. He was the recipient of URISA's 1988 and 2000 Service Awards. He was also a member of the test question review team of the Geographic Information Systems Professional Certification Institute (GISCI) - He is a past member of the Core Committee of URISA’s GISCorps and served on the Council of the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program (OGRIP) representing higher education.


Dr. Salling has published papers on demography, redistricting and voting rights, GIS methods, public participation GIS, residential mobility, computer applications in planning, poverty, environmental equity, urban economic development, and social, neighborhood, and health indicators. He has taught courses on GIS, urban geography, research methods, and demography.