Research Associate – Post Bachelors
BA, Geography, University of Tennessee (2011)
AS, Geography, Walters State Community College (2009)
Research Experience and Interests
Mr. Basford joined the Geographic Information and Science Technology Group (GIST) in July 2012. He is currently on the Population Distribution and Dynamics Team and assists with the Population Density Tables project through imagery analysis and data collection and development.
Prior to joining the GIST group, Mr. Basford studied geography at the University of Tennessee, where he gained research experience in cultural and economic geography as part of a project examining the rise of globalization in India through the consumption of chicken. He also spent time working in dendrochronology and utilizing GIS software and cartographical techniques while studying a curriculum focused on human geography.