Our Expertise

We leverage the expertise of our affiliated scientists here at Shippensburg University to conduct research and complete projects in the community. As the CLUS grows, we continue to add to this knowledge. Visit our resources page to view a selection of research products, explore our current projects, or contact us to discuss opportunities for collaboration.

Applied history and archaeology
  • Historic preservation
  • National registry listing
  • Cemetery restoration
  • Archeological surveys, including geophysical surveying (GPR/EM)
  • Urban, political, and environmental history
Community sustainability
  • Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification
  • Community assessments of the social environment
  • Social and environmental justice
  • Experimental, cognitive, and perceptual psychology of sustainability
  • Food system analysis and mapping
  • Qualitative research design and data analysis
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • General consultation
  • Land use/land cover change modeling
  • Geoprocessing analysis
  • Statistical techniques for spatial sciences
  • Spatial analyses of historical geography
  • Data development
  • Data processing and automation
  • Cartography and graphic design
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GLONASS)
  • Feature mapping and surveying
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
Land use planning, economics, and transportation
  • Planning primers and assessments
  • Smart growth audits
  • Small and medium-sized business information networks
  • Regional economic development and impact analysis
  • Airports and airlines and their networks
  • Trucking and warehousing
Physical and environmental sciences
  • Coastal processes and sea-level rise hazards
  • Restoration of shorelines in coastal areas
  • Geophysical studies
  • Subsurface analyses with GPR/EM for geological and archeological applications
  • Hydroclimatology
  • Streamflow and watershed-wide hydrologic assessments
  • Climate change
  • Urban climatology
  • Landscape ecology
Sustainable business practices
  • Socially sustainable business systems
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Environmental impacts of logistics systems
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)
  • Vertical and oblique aerial photography and analysis

Learn more about our vision, mission, and goals.