Ian Muehlenhaus

Ian Muehlenhaus
Director, 2014-2018

Department of Integrated Sciences and Technology
James Madison University 3223 HHS
MSC 4302
701 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801


Ian Muehlenhaus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2010 and his M.Sc. from Penn State in 2002. In addition to having articles published in cartography and GIS journals, he is the author of a book, Web Cartography: Map Design for Interactive and Mobile Devices, by CRC Press. He is Past-Chair of the AAG Cartography Specialty Group and the Coordinator of the CaGIS Annual Map Competition. He is also on the Cartographic Perspectives Editorial Board. His research interests include: the effect of rhetorical style on map geocommunication; map form and aesthetics; persuasive map design; GIS and society; map design for the Web and mobile devices; and using content analysis for longitudinal and holistic map analysis.