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Michael Lotspeich-Yadao

Michael is a Research Specialist in the School of Social Work and earned his Ph.D. in Applied Sociology at Baylor University. As a rural sociologist and demographer, he is interested in how the spatial and temporal modeling of ecological conditions can explain contemporary social problems. Michael currently uses geospatial datasets to provide analytical bandwidth to Illinois agencies that reflect the diversity of our state's communities.