John Hasse, Ph.D. AICP
Director of Geospatial Research Lab
Department of Geography, Planning & Sustainability
Glassboro, NJ 08028
John Hasse, Ph.D. AICP is a professor of geography and Director of the Geospatial Research Lab in the Department of Geography, Planning & Sustainability at Rowan University where he teaches various courses in geography, GIS and planning. Holding a masters in urban planning and a masters and Ph.D. in geography from Rutgers University, Hasse's research interest focuses on land use geography and the interface of land use, environmental planning and spatial analysis. Hasse has taught courses in geography, planning and GIS where he integrates the big picture perspectives of geography and Big History with the applied tools of planning for designing a more resilient future land system. Professor Hasse integrates these same interests in his research where he has been conducting an on-going multi-decade analysis of urbanization and open space loss in New Jersey and studies the environmental impacts of future development buildout. Hasse has established the NJ MAP project, an award-winning online interactive atlas of New Jersey's environmental data. The NJ MAP platform host a variety of map themes that depict the state's changing environment, inventory natural resources and community assets and supports dozens of partners in open space protection and farmland preservation through the Conservation Blueprint. Hasse aims to leverage the NJ MAP geospatial tools for visualizing NJ's bioregional land systems in support of addressing climate change and adaptation, the most critical challenge of our generation.