Jennifer Whytlaw

Assistant Professor
Old Dominion University
7000 Batten Arts & Letters
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
Phone: 757-683-3841

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

Geospatial Information and Analyses, Environmental and Health Equity, Risk Management, Risk Perception and Communication, Environmental Geography, Vulnerable Populations, Mitigation Planning, Natural Hazards

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Biographical Sketch

Jennifer L. Whytlaw is an Assistant Professor of Applied GIS in the Department of Political Science and Geography at Old Dominion University. She is a certified GIS Professional and holds a Ph.D. in Geography with more than 17 years experience working in the geospatial industry. Her work experience has involved working in both private-sector and academic environments. Her current research is focused on utilizing geospatial analyses and visualizations to understand how environmental hazard events influence personal understanding of vulnerabilities within communities. Jennifer has worked on a wide variety of projects related to environmental management, health equity, hazard mitigation and resilience, emergency management, construction management, geospatial intelligence, transportation, and marine spatial planning.


Jennifer received her Doctorate in Geography from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, a Master of Science Degree in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences from George Mason University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy and Political Science from Albright College.

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