About Us

Regional and local research is performed on a variety of scales and for multiple purposes. The center supports efforts and houses data critical for research in many areas including:

  • Sustainable development
  • Local economic development
  • Regional issues (such as transportation, safety, education, agriculture, tourism, healthy communities)
  • Resource issues
  • Spatial database analysis and design
  • Business sustainability¬†
  • Community sustainability
  • Employment sustainability
  • Government and sustainability
  • Geographic education
  • Information systems analysis, design and implementation
  • Geoscience research and development
  • Cultural sustainability
  • Tourism research
  • Healthy communities

Research will also take many forms:

  • Community-based projects
  • Civic engagement
  • Grants awarded research for faculty and/or graduate students
  • Other funded research (private sources and potential income generator)
  • Unfunded academic research

Who we are:

Lorri Krebs, Ph.D. with consulting and research focus on econometrics, economic development and tourism initiatives. lkrebs@salemstate.edu

Bill Hamilton, Ph.D. with focus on advanced analytics, GIS, modeling and workshop development.  whamilton@salemstate.edu

Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Ph.D. will lead projects in the areas of sustainability and the humanities, and the development of community-based initiatives and civic engagement. educlosorsello@salemstate.edu

Phone: 978.542.2247

Fax: 978.542.6269

email: ceds@salemstate.edu