- Assistant Professor in the Central Washington University Department of Geography (2016-present)
- Part-time Instructor in the Penn State University Department of Geography (2009-present)
- Research Assistant for Dr. Anthony C. Robinson (2013-2016)
- GIS Software Product Engineer at Esri, Inc. (2005-2013)
Peer-reviewed journal publications
- Quinn, S. and Tucker, D. (2017). How geopolitical conflict shapes the mass-produced online map. First Monday, 22(11). [HTML link to article]
Quinn, S., and MacEachren, A. (2017). A geovisual analytics exploration of the OpenStreetMap crowd. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 0(0), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/15230406.2016.1276479 [PDF (Author’s accepted version)]
- Quinn, S. (2017). Using small cities to understand the crowd behind OpenStreetMap, GeoJournal, 82(3), 455-473. [PDF (Author’s accepted version)]
- Quinn, S. (2016). A Geolinguistic Approach for Comprehending Local Influence in OpenStreetMap. Cartographica, 51(2), 67–83. [PDF (Author’s accepted version)]
- Quinn, S., and Yapa, L. (2016). OpenStreetMap and food security: A case study in the city of Philadelphia, The Professional Geographer, 68(2), 271-280.
- Nelson, J., Quinn, S., Swedberg, B., Chu, W., and MacEachren, A. (2015). Geovisual Analytics Approach to Exploring Public Political Discourse in Twitter, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 4(1), 337-366.
- Quinn, S., and Gahegan, M. (2010). A predictive model for frequently viewed tiles in a web map. Transactions in GIS, 14(2), 193–216.
Refereed conference papers / abstracts
- Quinn, S., and Robinson, A. C. (2015) Mapping student engagement in a massive open online course (MOOC). Presented at International Cartographic Conference 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- Quinn, S. (2014). Comparing VGI contributions across political units using geovisual analytics. Presented at GIScience 2014, Vienna, Austria. (Extended abstract)
- Quinn, S. (2014). Open Web Mapping: An educational resource for creating online maps using free and open source software. Presented at FOSS4G 2014 (academic track), Portland, Oregon, USA. [Video of talk]
- Ph.D. in Geography (2016) – Penn State University
- Advisor: Dr. Alan M. MacEachren
- Dissertation title: A geovisual analysis of social influence in OpenStreetMap construction
- Extracurricular work: Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme (2015)
- Master of Geographic Information Systems (2009) – Penn State University
- Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Systems (2005) – Brigham Young University
Honors and awards
- GeoForAll Global Educator of the Year, Individual Category, awarded by OSGeo (2015)
- E. Willard Miller Award, Cartography category, awarded by Penn State Department of Geography (2015)
- Gordon B. Hinckley Presidential Scholarship, four-year full scholarship awarded by Brigham Young University (2000-2005)
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