Will Payne Appointed Assistant Professor at Rutgers University

03 Jul, 2020

Will Payne Appointed Assistant Professor at Rutgers University

Congratulations to Will Payne (Geography) on being appointed as an Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University!

The school fosters a highly-collaborative academic, scholarly and professional environment, preparing students in planning, policy and health. Will's research and teaching on the relationship between urban inequality and geospatial technologies like digital maps and location-based services will bolster their work in this field.

Earlier this year, Will published a co-authored article with David O'Sullivan in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers called "Exploding the Phone Book: Spatial Data Arbitrage in the 1990s Internet Boom," looking at the hidden labor and public resources responsible for the success of Elon Musk's first startup, online city directory Zip2. He also has a book chapter entitled "Crowdsourcing Before the Smartphone: The Zagat Survey's Quantification of Everyday Life in 1980s New York" coming out later this year in The Performance Complex: Competition and Competitions in Social Life (Oxford University Press).