Micah Brachman is a Lecturer in the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland.  Dr. Brachman received his B.S. in Geography from the University of Minnesota in 2000, and his M.A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2012) in Geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has extensive professional experience in the commercial, government, and non-profit sectors.  His research and teaching are focused on Geographic Information Science (GIScience), with specialization in the areas of Transportation, Hazards and Emergency Management, and Geospatial Intelligence. Dr. Brachman utilizes a diverse geospatial science skill set, including GIS and remote sensing, geostatistical modeling, spatial optimization, and field research to investigate the complex dynamics of integrated socio-environmental systems. Two areas of recent research interest include emergency evacuations from wildfires in the wildland-urban interface and psychological and physical barriers to using active transportation modes such as walking and bicycling in suburban environments.  Stakeholder engagement is a key component of Dr. Brachman’s research, and he has worked extensively with emergency managers, traffic engineers, urban planners, and local governments and neighborhood associations to help bridge the gap between theory and practice. Dr. Brachman has taught numerous courses covering a broad range of topics in GIS and Remote Sensing, and has developed specialized courses in Geospatial Intelligence, Hazards and Emergency Management, Networks, and Systems Engineering. 

Areas of Interest

  • Transportation
  • Hazards and Emergency Management
  • Geospatial Intelligence

Degrees

  • Degree Type
    PhD
    Degree Details
    Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Degree Type
    MA
    Degree Details
    Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Degree Type
    BS
    Degree Details
    Geography, University of Minnesota
Micah L Brachman
1111A LeFrak Hall
Department of Geographical Sciences
Email
brachman [at] umd.edu