Crystal Goodison is an Associate Scholar and Associate Director of the GeoPlan Center, a research and teaching center specializing in geospatial systems and technologies. Crystal’s responsibilities include a mix of administrative, research, and teaching duties. On the administrative side, she assists the Center director with staff management, fiscal oversight, and strategic planning. She also manages the online certificate program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Urban and Regional Planners, an off-book certificate which offers asynchronous GIS training in close coordination with the Online Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.
On the research side, Crystal leads geospatial projects which provide mapping data, tools, and technical training to the State, regional, and local governments to assist with sea level rise and coastal resiliency planning efforts. Her work involves understanding the data needs of transportation planners and urban planners and then building mapping tools to facilitate data delivery, analysis, and visualization. She enjoys developing and offering technical training to planning professionals around the state to build local capacity and empowerment.
Crystal teaches DCP1010 Geodesign Colloquium, where she introduces students to the field of geodesign and its capabilities for building a more sustainable future. This course is part of the Geodesign Specialization within the Bachelors of Sustainability and the Built Environment and Crystal serves on the Geodesign advisory committee. Crystal also does content development for multiple classes in the online GIS Certificate.
Crystal has a BA in Geography and MA in Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of Florida.