Dan Montello


Daniel R. Montello is Professor of Geography and Affiliated Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he has been on the faculty since 1992.  His research is in the areas of spatial, geographic, and environmental perception, cognition, affect, and behavior.  Dan has authored or co-authored over 60 articles and book chapters, mostly on cognitive research in geography, cartography, and geographic information science.  He has also co-authored or edited three books, including 2006’s An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography with Paul C. Sutton, published by SAGE. Dan’s educational background is in environmental, cognitive, and developmental psychology. He earned a B.A. in Psychology at The Johns Hopkins University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology at Arizona State University.  He was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Child Development, the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  At UCSB, Dan has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in human geography, behavioral geography, cognitive science, human navigation, cognitive issues in cartography and GIS, and environmental perception and cognition.  Dan is currently co-editor of the academic journal Spatial Cognition and Computation, published by Taylor & Francis.