Daniel Phillips

Employment

  • Consultant, National Demographic Corporation, 2020 – present
  • Office of Instructional Consultation, UC Santa Barbara, CA: Assistant        11/17 – 3/18
  • Department of Geography, UC Santa Barbara, CA: Teaching Associate       2017-2020
  • Department of Geography, UC Santa Barbara, CA: Textbook Assistant      2016-2018
  • Department of Geography, UC Santa Barbara, CA: Teaching Assistant       2015-2020
  • Association of American Geographers – Washington, DC: Research Assistant   7/13 – 7/14
  • Association of American Geographers – Washington, DC: Intern               9/12 – 11/12
  • Department of Public Works, City of San Luis Obispo, CA: GIS Intern      6/10 – 9/10

Education

  • Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara                           9/16 – 12/20

Dissertation: “The Nature and Scale of Cognitive Communities of Interest”

  • M.A., Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara                            10/14 – 9/16

Thesis: “Defining the Community of Interest as a Criterion for Boundary Drawing of Electoral Districts”

  • B.A., Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara                                    9/09 – 3/13

Highest Honors, College Honors, Distinction in the Major, 4.0 GPA, Colville-Dearborn Award as top student in the sciences, Chair’s Award for Excellence in Geography as top student in the major

Publications

  • Daniel W. Phillips and Daniel R. Montello (2017), “Defining the Community of Interest as Thematic and Cognitive Regions,” Political Geography 61, 3145
  • Christopher Allen, Thomas Hervey, Werner Kuhn, Sara Lafia, Daniel W. Phillips, and Behzad Vahedi (2016), “Exploring the Notion of Spatial Lenses,” Jennifer Miller, David O’Sullivan, and Nancy Wiegand (eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference, GIScience 2016 (pp. 259274). Berlin: Springer.
  • Daniel W. Phillips and Daniel R. Montello (2015), “Relating Local to Global Spatial Knowledge: Heuristic Influence of Local Features on Direction Estimates,” Journal of Geography 114 (1), 314
  • David López-Carr and Daniel W. Phillips (2015), “Place Utility,” Reed Ueda, Susan K. Brown, and Frank D. Bean (eds.), Encyclopedia of Migration, New York: Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6179-7_42-1
  • Daniel R. Montello, Alinda Friedman, and Daniel W. Phillips (2014), “Vague Cognitive Regions in Geography and Geographic Information Science,” International Journal of Geographical Information Science 28 (9), 18021820

Districting / Redistricting Projects

  1. Santa Barbara County Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission