Cary Anderson

Cary Anderson

Phone: 
814-865-3433
Office Address: 
210 Walker Building
Title: 
Lecturer
Unit: 
Department of Geography
Expertise: 
  • Cartography & Geovisualization
  • Usability/Perception/Emotion in Maps
  • Survey Methods/Questionnaire Design
Faculty Advisor(s): 

Cary Anderson is a lecturer in Penn State’s online Postbaccalaureate GIS Certificate and Master of Geographic Information Systems programs in the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute. She works primarily on course design for GEOG 486: Cartography and Geovisualization, and is also an instructor for GEOG 483: Problem-Solving with GIS. Her other roles include web usability design, user testing, and data entry and organization as part of Penn State's Campus Map team. Her personal research surrounds the influence of emotively-congruent (vs. incongruent) design in data visualization on user comprehension and affect.
Cary holds a M.S. in Geography from Penn State, a B.A. in Geography from the University at Buffalo, and previously worked as a Cartography Technician at Garmin International in Olathe, KS.