Anthony Robinson

Anthony Robinson

Assistant Professor of Geography

Graduate Faculty, Social Data Analytics

C-SoDA Faculty Affiliate

318 Walker Building
433 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building


  1. B.S. Applied Geography, East Carolina University (2002)
  2. M.S. Geography, Penn State University (2005)
  3. Ph.D Geography, Penn State University (2008)


Dr. Anthony Robinson is Director of Online Geospatial Education programs and Assistant Director for the Department of Geography's GeoVISTA research center at Penn State. In the former role, Robinson directs Penn State’s Online Geospatial Education efforts, including its Master of GIS and Post-Baccalaureate GIS Certificate programs, which have served over 5500 students since 1999. Dr. Robinson teaches Maps and the Geospatial Revolution on Coursera, a MOOC that has enrolled over 100,000 students from 200 countries to date. 

For the GeoVISTA Center, Anthony's research focuses on the science of interface and interaction design for geographic visualization software tools. He has developed interface design and usability assessment methods for integrating geographic visualization tools with work in epidemiology, crisis management, and homeland security.