Geography and Geoinformation Science
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 6C3
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
Matt Rice is an Associate Professor at George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia, where he directs the Master of Science Program in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences. He teaches geographic information systems and cartography and has earned university-wide recognition as a GMU Teacher of Distinction. Dr. Rice maintains an active, funded research program in multimodal cartography, geo-crowdsourcing, and accessibility, and has published several technical research reports for funding agencies on geo-crowdsourcing. In 2005, Dr. Rice completed a Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he served as a research assistant and postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis. Prior to UC Santa Barbara, Dr. Rice worked at The Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico as a GIS and Cartographic Specialist. His publications have appeared in CaGIS, Transactions in GIS, the Professional Geographer, Computers and Geosciences, and Geoinformatica. Editorial positions include a former Associate Editorship at Cartographica and Guest Editorship for CaGIS. Dr. Rice has served as AAG Cartography Specialty Group Vice-Chair, Chair, Past Chair, and Newsletter Editor, and on the AAG Finance Committee. He also has served as an organizer of numerous conferences, workshops, and research meetings, and is the Local Arrangements Chair for the 28th International Cartographic Conference, to be hosted in Washington, D.C. in July 2017.