Laurie Schintler

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Associate Professor of Public Policy; Director, Data and Technology Research Initiatives, Center for Regional Analysis

Contact Information
Phone: 703-993-2256
Fax: 703-993-0811
Mason Square, Van Metre Hall, Room 537
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
MSN: 3B1


Laurie A. Schintler is an associate professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, where she also serves as director of data and technology research initiatives in the Center for Regional Analysis.

Her primary areas of expertise and research focus include big data, emerging technologies, transportation, critical infrastructure, and quantitative methods. In these areas, she has numerous peer-reviewed publications, reports, and conference proceedings, coedited volumes, and grants and contracts.

Schintler is area editor for Journal of Networks and Spatial Economics, associate editor for Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science, and a councilor-at-large for the Regional Science Association International (RSAI, 2017-19). She is a founding member of the Regional Science Academy (tRSA) and a holder of a U.S. patent.

She received her PhD in regional and urban planning in 1996 from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

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Areas of Research

  • Gender
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Regional Development
  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Transportation Policy
  • Social Media
  • “Big Data”
  • Information Technology