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Mark W. Horner


Contact Information

Office: Bellamy 306
Phone: 850/644-8377
Email: mhorner@fsu.edu
Webpages: http://coss.fsu.edu/mhorner/


Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2002


  • Geographic information science, spatial modeling, sustainability, transportation, urban geography

Current Research

  • Modeling urban travel and land use patterns; spatial analysis of commuting, jobs-housing, and energy issues
  • Understanding scale and representation impacts in geographic information science
  • Measuring accessibility to goods, health services, and opportunities
  • Network analysis in GIS; designing strategies of disaster relief provision
  • Space-time modeling and mobile object tracking

Selected Publications

  • Mark W. Horner and Brittany S. Wood. 2014. Capturing individuals’ food environments using flexible space-time accessibility measures. Applied Geography, 51, 99-107.

  • Mark W. Horner and Joni A. Downs. 2014. Integrating people and place: A density-based measure for assessing accessibility to opportunities. Journal of Transportation and Land Use 5(2), 23-40.

  • Michael A. Niedzielski, Mark W. Horner, and Ningchuan Xiao. 2013. Analyzing Scale Independence in Jobs-Housing and Commute Efficiency Metrics. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 58, 129-143.

  • Mark W. Horner and Michael J. Widener. 2011. The Effects of Transportation Network Failure on People’s Accessibility to Hurricane Disaster Relief Goods: A Modeling Approach and Application to a Florida Case Study. Natural Hazards 59(3), 1619-1634.

  • Mark W. Horner, Tingting Zhao, and Timothy S. Chapin. 2011. Towards an Integrated GIScience and Energy Research Agenda. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 101(4), 764-774.

Recent Achievements and Extramural Funding

  • Horner, M.W. (co-PI) "Enhanced Mobility for An Aging Population Using Automated Vehicles." Florida Department of Transportation ($305,838). 2014-2015.

  • Horner, M.W. (lead-PI) "Accessibility for an Aging Population: Measuring and Ensuring Access to Goods, Services, and Vital Needs." U.S. Department of Transportation via FSU’s ASAP University Transportation Center. ($90,184), 2014.

  • Horner, M.W. (co-PI) "Needs Assessment for Multi-Model Emergency Transportation Operations with a Focus on Aging Populations." U.S. Department of Transportation via FSU’s ASAP University Transportation Center ( $88,510), 2014.

  • Horner, M.W. (co-PI) "Safety Investigation of Elder Drivers and Pedestrians at Roundabouts." U.S. Department of Transportation via FSU’s ASAP University Transportation Center. ($68,350) 2014.

  • Horner, M.W. (co-PI) "Center for Safe and Accessible Transportation for an Aging Population." U.S. Department of Transportation, $2.8 million, 2013-2017.

  • Horner, M.W. (PI). "Assessing and Improving Critical Thinking in Transport Geography." Florida State University Quality Enhancement Plan II (QEP) Committee. ($5,000) 2013.

  • Horner, M.W. “Rethinking Representation in Spatial Modeling: Theoretical Developments and a Computational Study of Hurricane Disaster Relief. ” National Science Foundation, co-sponsored by the Geography and Regional Science Program and Decision, Risk, and Management Sciences Program ($64,760). 2006- 2008.

  • Horner, M.W. "Developing Scholar Award." Florida State University Council on Research and Creativity ($10,000). 2009-2010.

  • Horner, M.W. "Collaborative Research: Developing a Statistical Time Geography for Analyzing Animal Movements and Interactions." National Science Foundation, co-sponsored by the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program and the Methodology, Measurement and Statistics program ($94,100). 2011-2013.

Curriculum Vitae


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