Kyle Redican

Kyle  Redican
  • Ph.D.
  • Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
  • Geography Building
  • 673 Auditorium Road, Room 116
  • East Lansing, MI 48824


Urban Geography, Economic Geography, Urban Water Systems, Drinking Water Quality, Environmental Justice


Very broadly I am interested in a variety of concepts ranging from environmental justice to utility poverty.  Current dissertation research broadly focuses on regional variations in drinking water quality within the United States. The primary goal of my research is to look for trends in poor drinking water quality and attempt to define some of the socio-economic indicators related to quality disparities in drinking water. More specifically I am looking further into the geographic variations on public water systems compliance to the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act, pressures on the public water systems, and political factors influencing compliance. I want to further my education on different quantitative techniques to answer my current and future research questions.

Prior to Michigan State University, I received a B.A. in Political Science from Christopher Newport University and an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Previous research had focused primarily on the socio-economic relationships between economic well-being and broadband connection speeds, and community broadband networks.  Previous work experience was as Quality Assurance Intern at Virginia Network Infrastructure and Services testing/ mapping wireless broadband access across campus and researching local community open wireless broadband providers.