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Nicole Kong

University Title:
Assistant Professor
Physical Sciences, Engineering, Technology
Wilmeth Active Learning Center

Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Assistant Professor
Liaison Areas:
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Courses Taught:
FNR 598: Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis
ANTH 592: GIS for Humanities and Social Science Research
Research Areas:
Geographic Information Systems, Geospatial data discovery, integration, visualization, and management.
Ph.D., Penn State University, 2006
M.S., Peking University, 2001
B.S., Peking University, 1999
Memberships and Service:

American Library Association, 2012-present
Map & Geospatial Information Round Table, 2012-present
Association of College and Research Libraries, 2012-present
Indiana Geographic Information Council, 2012-present
GeoHumanities, 2014-present
OpenGeoportal workgroup, 2013-present


Kong, N., Bynum, N., Johnson, C., Sdunzik, J., Qin, X. (2017). “Spatial Information Literacy for Digital Humanities: The case study of leveraging geospatial information for African American history education.” College & Undergraduate Libraries. Published online. Web link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10691316.2017.1329044
Powell, S., Kong, N. (2017). “Beyond the One-Shot: Intensive Workshops as a Platform for Engaging the Library in Digital Humanities.” College & Undergraduate Libraries. Published online. Web link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10691316.2017.1336955
Kong, N., Fosmire, M., Branch, B.D. (2017). Developing library GIS services for humanities and social science: an action research approach. College & Research Libraries, 78(4): 413-427. Web link: http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/crl.78.4.413
Dossin, C., Kong, N., Joyeux-Prunel, B.(2017) Applying VGI to collaborative research in the humanities: the case of ARTL@ S. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 44(6): 521-538.  Web link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15230406.2016.1216804
Nunez‐Mir, G. C., Iannone, B. V., Pijanowski, B. C., Kong, N., & Fei, S. (2016). Automated content analysis: addressing the big literature challenge in ecology and evolution. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7(11):1262-1272. Web link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/2041-210X.12602/full
Kong, N., Li, Q., Sangwan, N., Matei, S., Kulzick, R., Ariyur, K. (2016). An interdisciplinary approach for water sustainability study. Papers in Applied Geography, 2(2): 189-200. Web link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23754931.2015.1116106
Kong, N. (2015). Exploring the best management practices for geospatial data in academic libraries. Journal of Map and Geography Libraries, 11(2): 207-225. Web link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15420353.2015.1043170
Kong, N., Zhang, T., Stonebraker, I. (2015). Evaluation of web GIS functionality in academic libraries. Applied Geography, 60: 288-293. Web link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.11.017
Kong, N., Zhang, T., Stonebraker, I. (2014). Common metrics for web-based mapping applications in academic libraries. Online Information Review, 38(7): 918-935. Web link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/OIR-06-2014-0140
Liang, L., Clark, J. T., Kong, N., Rieske, L. K., & Fei, S. (2014). Spatial analysis facilitates invasive species risk assessment. Forest Ecology and Management, 315: 22-29.
Fei, S., N. Kong, K.C. Steiner, W.K Moser, E.B. Steiner. (2011). Change in oak abundance in the eastern United States from 1980 to 2008. Forest Ecology and Management, 262(8): 1370-1377.
Kong, N., S. Fei., L. Rieske-Kinney, and J. Obrycki. (2008). Mapping hemlock forests in Harlan County, Kentucky. In proceedings of the 6th Southern Forestry and Natural Resources GIS Conference (2008). 107-117.
Myers, W., N. Kong, and G.P. Patil. (2005). Topological approaches to terrain in ecological landscape mapping. Community ecology, 6(2):191-201.