Jeremy Porter is a Data Scientist and Geographic Information Systems Analyst at First Street Foundation. His relationship with the foundation is as an Academic Consultant in which he is responsible for the acquisition, management and analysis of data as it pertains to the development and maintenance of the organization’s FloodiQ tool, an online interactive service designed to help homeowners and homebuyers understand the risk to a specific property by sea level rise and related flooding.
He is currently a Professor at the City University of New York's Brooklyn College Graduate Center and Institute for Demographic Research and Lecturer at Columbia University's Environmental Health Sciences program. In addition, Jeremy is Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Spatial Demography, the lead social-science editor of the Journal of Maps, and a lead co-editor of Springer's book series in Spatial Demography.
His academic responsibilities include teaching courses and advising of students in Statistics and Geographic Information Systems at the undergraduate, Master’s, and Doctoral levels. He regularly publishes peer-reviewed research in these areas. Previous to these appointments he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Rice University with a focus on Demography and Applied Statistics.
Jeremy holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography with a Ph.D. minor in Applied Statistics, and a National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis certification in Geospatial Technologies from Mississippi State University. He also holds a Masters of Arts in Urban Geography, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Louisville.