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Armstrong, Marc (1952–)

  • By: Shaowen Wang
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Marc P. Armstrong is a geographer who specializes in geographic information science (GIScience) and has done pioneering work in computational geography.

Armstrong earned degrees in geography from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh (baccalaureate), the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (master's), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (doctorate). He has been a faculty member at the University of Iowa since 1984, rising to the rank of professor in 1998. He has held several academic leadership positions at the university, including continuous service as departmental executive officer of the department of geography since 2000 as well as other appointments, such as administrative fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2006–2009, interim dean for research in the college in 2006, ...

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