Keiron Bailey

Associate Professor, School of Geography & Development

Keiron Bailey has developed a research program called Structured Public Involvement (SPI) that brings together geography, planning, and decision theory. SPI seeks to improve public satisfaction with public design and management by integrating geospatial and geovisual technologies into broad-based multi-stakeholder processes. Under the SPI umbrella he has developed a suite of new methodologies such as the Analytic Minimum Impedance Surface and the Casewise Visual Evaluation Process. He works with coalitions of public and private sector officials to implement SPI in diverse and complex applications such as highway corridor evaluation and electric power line placement. Dr. Bailey also is interested in economic geographies of internationalization, with a special focus on the Pacific Basin and East Asia.


  • PhD, Geography, University of Kentucky, 2002