Michael Reibel

Michael Reibel

Professor of Geography, Geography & Anthropology, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

Curriculum Vitae


Department of Geography and Anthropology

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA 91768

Tel: 909.869.3587 E-mail: mreibel@cpp.edu



 University of Wisconsin-Madison: B.A. (Sociology) 1985; M.S. (Sociology) 1991

University of California, Los Angeles: Ph.D. (Geography) 1997



 Chair, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Cal Poly Pomona. 1 July 2016 – 31 December 2016.  Professor of Geography, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona. 2008 to the present.  (Asst. Professor 1998 to 2003, Associate Prof. 2003 to 2008). Teach geographic information systems (GIS), demography, economic and urban geography. Research and service.

George Smith Partners (Commercial Real Estate Finance Firm, Los Angeles): Senior Analyst. 9/97 to 9/98. Real estate submarket analysis, location analysis, financial analysis.

 UCLA Office of Academic Computing (now Academic Technology Services): Statistical Programming Consultant, 1/96 to 5/97. Primary consultant responsible for assisting users of census data. Assisted faculty, staff and students programming in statistical packages.

 Statistical Analysis Center, Massachusetts Committee on Criminal Justice. Research Associate, 1987 to 1989. Performed research to support state policy development on behalf of law enforcement, the courts and the (state run) county jail systems.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office for Children. Community Organizer, Cape Cod and Islands Region, 1986 to 1987.



Hiebert, S. and Reibel, M.  2017.  Santa Ana Watershed Evapotranspiration Surface Model.  California State University Geospatial Review 14:11-12.

Reibel, M., Olmo, C. Andrada, S. and Koertzen, J.  2016.  Deep Demographics: Understanding Local Variation in Donor Registration Rates.  Progress in Transplantation Vol. 26(2) 191-198.

Conway-Gomez, K. and Reibel, M. 2014. A Predictive Model of Yellow Spotted River Turtle (Podocnemis unifilis) Encounter Rates at Basking Sites in Lowland Eastern Bolivia. Applied Geography 53:332-340.

Epstein D, Reibel M, Unger JB, Cockburn M, Escobedo LA, Kale DC, Chang JC, and Gold JI.  The Effect of Neighborhood and Individual Characteristics on Pediatric Critical Illness.  Journal of Community Health, 2014; 39(4): 753-759. PMID: 24488647.

Reibel, M. and S. Soret. 2013. Spatial Analysis of Potential and Actual Organ Donors. CSUGeospatial Review Vol. 11 pp. 1 and 7. 

Reibel, M. 2011. Classification Approaches in Neighborhood Research: Introduction and Review.  Urban Geography 32:305-16.

Reibel, M. and M. Regelson. 2011. Neighborhood Racial and Ethnic Change: The Time Dimension in Segregation. Urban Geography 32:360-82.

Chernobai, E., M. Reibel and M. Carney. 2011. Nonlinear Spatial and Temporal Effects of Highway Construction on House Prices. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 42:348-70. 

Reibel, M. 2010. Sprawl fighting GIS tools to be developed by Cal Poly Pomona CGISR. CSUGeospatial Review, Spring 2010.

Dawkins C., M. Reibel and D. Wong. 2007. Further innovations in segregation and neighborhood change research. Urban Geography 28:513-515.

Wong, D., M. Reibel and C. Dawkins. 2007. Segregation and neighborhood change: where are we after more than half a century of formal analysis. Urban Geography 28:305:311.

Reibel, M. and M. Regelson. 2007. Quantifying neighborhood racial and ethnic transition clusters in multiethnic cities. Urban Geography 28:361:376.

Reibel, M. 2007. Geographic information systems and spatial data processing in demography: a review. Population Research and Policy Review 26:601–618.

Reibel, M. and A. Agrawal. 2007. Areal interpolation of population counts using pre-classified land cover data. Population Research and Policy Review 26:619–633.

Algert, S., M. Reibel and M. Renvall. 2006. Barriers to participation in the food stamp program among food pantry clients in Los Angeles. American Journal of Public Health 96:8-10.

Reibel, M. and M.E. Bufalino. 2005. A Test of Street Weighted Areal Interpolation UsingGeographic Information Systems. Environment and Planning A 37:127-139.

Reibel, M. 2003. Measures of Geographically Uneven Subpopulation Group Change and LocalGroup Transitions: Examples from Los Angeles. Geographical Analysis 35:257-71.

Loo, D. and M. Reibel. 2003. Television News and the 1990s Crime Issue: The Emergence of aSocial Problem. Journal of the National Social Science Association vol 20 no. 2, pp.87-94.

Reibel, M. 2000. “Geographic Variation in Mortgage Lending: Evidence from Los Angeles.” Urban Geography. 21:45-60.

Ellis, M., M. Reibel and R. Wright. 1999. “Comparative Metropolitan Area Analysis: Matching the 1980 and 1990 Census Public Use Microdata Samples for Metropolitan Areas”. Urban Geography 20:75-92

Wright, R., M. Ellis and M. Reibel. 1997. "The Linkage Between Immigration and Internal Migration in Large Metropolitan Areas in the United States". Economic Geography 73:234-254. 

Fuguitt, G.V., C.L. Beale and M. Reibel. 1991. "Recent Trends in Metropolitan- Nonmetropolitan Fertility". Rural Sociology 56:475-486.



Reibel, M.  2015.  White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood (Book Review).  Social Forces 93(4)E110-U62.

M. Reibel. California Transplant Donor Network Potential Donor Study: Nevada Supplement.  2014. California Transplant Donor Network, Oakland, California.

 M. Reibel. California Transplant Donor Network Potential Donor Study. 2014. California Transplant Donor Network, Oakland, California.

 McCleary KJ, Hirsch GB, Boulware LE, Reibel M, King G, Myer KA, Saeed K, Soret S, Edwards LB, Rosendale, JD Simonoff LA, Stewart DE and Wagstaff DA. 2013. Deceased Donor Potential Study. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (final version). Prepared for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Transplantation. Contract Number HHSH 234-2005-37011C.

Reibel, M. 2010. Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities: Renegotiating the City. L.M. Hanley, B. A. Ruble, and A. M. Garland, editors. (Book Review). Urban Geography 31:710-711.

 Reibel M, K Chan, R Willson, CP Trinh. 2009. Local Government GIS and Geospatial Capabilities:  Suitability for Integrated Transportation and Land Use Planning (California SB375). Leonard Transportation Center, California State University, San Bernardino.

M. Reibel. 2006. Immigrants at Work. Chapter in C. Airriess and I Miyares, eds. ContemporaryEthnic Geographies. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield.

M. Reibel. 2004. Changing Faces, Changing Places: Mapping Southern Californians by James P.Allen and Eugene Turner. (Book Review). Journal of American Ethnic History 23:131-2

M. Reibel and D. Levitan. 2003. Art, Commerce and the Metropolis: Revitalization in Downtown Pomona, 1992-2002. Distributed in hard copy form and on-line (with additional color photos) at http://www.csupomona.edu/~mreibel/Pomona_Study/Pomona_study_home.htm

Wright, R., M. Ellis and Reibel, M.. 1995. The Links Between Immigration and Internal Migration in the United States: a Comparison of the 1970s and 1980s. Working Paper No. 1, Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences, Dartmouth College.

Wright, R., M. Ellis and Reibel, M. 2001. The Linkage between Immigration and Internal Migration in Large Metropolitan Areas in the United States. In The Economics of Migration, K. Zimmerman and T. Bauer, Eds. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing Inc.



(Various Consulting Clients): Geo-demographic, transportation and site location consulting, GIS software training and litigation support.

California Transplant Donor Network (Northern California regional organ bank). 2014. PI. Market research study on donor population patterns. $19,400.

OneLegacy (Southern California regional organ bank). 2012-2013. PI. Market research study on donor population patterns. $16,600.

South Coast Air Quality Management District. 2011-12. PI. Contract to interpolate estimated local populations from census areas to 4km square air monitoring grid cells. $6,000.

United Network for Organ Sharing. Co-Investigator for Geography and Demographics, Deceased Donor Potential Study. 2011-2013. $40,000.

Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute. 2011. (Co-I). Patient Sociodemographic and Geographic Factors as a Source of Variation in Outcomes in a Los Angeles Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). $40,000.

Leonard Transportation Center, CSU San Bernardino. 2008-2011. (PI) Grants to study GIS best practices for local transportation agencies and to develop GIS tools and trainings for integrated land use and transportation planning. $173,609.

South Coast Air Quality Management District. 2010. (PI) Contract to develop custom sub-regions for the analysis of the differential social impact of air pollution. $50,000.

Plant Atlas GIS Data Model. (Co-PI). $15,000 sub-contract to the Center for Geographical Information Science Research, from the Huntington Botanical Gardens, Pasadena to develop a data model and data collection protocol for key vegetation species monitoring using volunteer data collectors and global positioning systems (GPS).

Curriculum development grant, (PI). California State University GIS Specialty Center, CSU San Francisco. Spring 2006. $9,196. Develop instructional modules for site selection decision support using Business Analyst extension to ArcGIS software.

California Agricultural Research Initiative: Co-Principal Investigator with Susan Algert (Cal Poly Pomona Food and Nutrition Department) for Geocoding of Pomona Food System as a Tool in Community Organizing to Improve Local Food Sources (funded summer salary in 2004)

John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation $42,017 (PI) to study revitalization in Downtown Pomona. 2001-2002.



Teacher/Scholar Program, 2015-16.  Two courses teaching release.

 Teacher/Scholar Program, 2014-15.  Two courses teaching release.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities Grant. 1999. California State University. Summerresearch fellowship, two months' salary. (Teaching release time).

 Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities Grant. 2000. California State University. Two courses teaching release, Spring Quarter, 2000.



Reibel, M.  2017.  Geography of the U.S. Multiracial Population.  Association of American Geographers annual meeting, Boston MA, April 8. 

Reibel, M, Olmo C, Andrada S and Koertzen J. 2014. California Transplant Donor Network Potential Donor Study. Assoc. of Organ Procurement Organizations Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD June 18, 2014.

Reibel, M. April 10, 2014. Neighborhood Scale Organ Donor Probability Analysis: Geodemographics for Health Care Services Outreach Targeting Association of American Geographers annual meeting, Tampa FL

Reibel, M. January 22, 2014. Demographic and Socio-Economic Effects in Public Health. Invited speaker, Pasadena Research and Methods Group, Kaiser Permanente Southern California Regional Administrative Office, Pasadena, CA.

Reibel, M. October 16, 2013. Deep Demographics: Understanding Local Variation in Rates ofPotential Donor Willingness. The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance, Donation perspectives meeting, St. Louis, Missouri.

Reibel, M. April 10, 2013. The Deceased Donor Potential Study: A Model Using NeighborhoodFactors. Association of American Geographers annual meeting, Los Angeles.

Reibel, M. Dec 13, 2012. Geography, GIS and Contextual Effects in Public Health. Invitedspeaker, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Health Assessment & Epidemiology

Epstein D, Unger JB, Reibel M, Cockburn M, Agustin AL, Chang JC, Kale DC, and Gold JI. Neighborhood and Individual Characteristics Affect Pediatric ICU Outcome. Abstract accepted and poster presented at the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute:Translational Science Day at the Univerisity of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, November 7, 2012.

Reibel, M. October 1, 2012. Complex Neighborhood Effects and Public Health. HealthyCommunities by Design conference, Loma Linda University.

Epstein D, Unger JB, Reibel M, Cockburn M, Agustin AL, Chang JC, Kale DC, and Gold JINeighborhood and Individual Characteristics Affect Pediatric ICU Outcome. 19th Pediatric Critical Care Colloquium, Los Angeles, California, September 6-9, 2012.

Reibel, M. March 6, 2012. Deceased Donor Potential Study Data Subcommittee Report, DDPS National Stakeholder Meeting, Bethesda, MD.

Reibel, M. Feb. 27, 2012. Methodologies for Geographic Disparities in Donor Organ Recovery Rates. Association of American Geographers annual meeting, New York, NY.

Reibel, M. Feb. 28, 2012. Invited panelist for panel session Frontiers in Spatial Demography. Association of American Geographers annual meeting, New York, NY.

Reibel, M and Regelson, M. 2010. Clusters and Context in the Neighborhood Dynamics of Race/Ethnicity. Association of American Geographers annual meeting, Washington, DC. April 15. 

Reibel, M and Chan, K. October 24, 2009. GIS Tools for SB375 Planning. Poster Presentation atthe annual meeting of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Palm Desert, California.

Reibel, M and Regelson, M. June 13, 2009. Clusters and context in the neighborhood dynamics of race/ethnicity. Poster Presentation at Capturing Context: A Conference on Bridging Spatial & Network Analyses, Columbia University, New York.

Reibel, M and Regelson, M. March 24, 2009. A cluster analysis of neighborhood racial and ethnic geographies in the fifty largest U.S. cities. Association of American Geographers annual meeting.

Reibel, M. Feb. 18, 2009. Neighborhood classification and public health outcomes. Invited lecture, School of Community and Global Health, Claremont Graduate University.

Chan, K. and Reibel, M. Feb. 6, 2009. Regional planning and geospatial data issues relating to California’s new climate change prevention laws. First Annual Leonard Transportation Center Transportation Research Conference, Cal State University San Bernardino.

Reibel, M., Chernobai, E. and Carney, M. April 17, 2008. House Price Change and Highway Construction: Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity. American Real Estate Society annual meeting (presented by E. Chernobai). Awarded $1000 prize for best modeling paper.

Reibel, M. and Regelson, M. April 17, 2008. Neighborhood Racial and Ethnic Geographies: Combining Composition and Transition Using Prediction Strength Clustering. Association of American Geographers annual meeting.

Reibel, M. and Agrawal, A. 2007. Areal interpolation of population counts using pre-classified land cover data. Association of American Geographers annual meeting. 

Reibel, M. August 21, 2006. San Bernardino. Addressed Board of Directors, Arrowhead Credit Union, regarding recent volatility in home prices in San Bernardino County.

Reibel, M. July 5, 2006. The Continuing Evolution of Whiteness in California. 4th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia.

Korey, J. and Reibel, M. May 10, 2006. Co-plenary speaker, EMPIRE symposium, Cal Poly Pomona. Discussed community profiles of urban San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County communities from cluster analysis of community characteristics.

Reibel, M. and A. Agrawal. 2006. Areal Interpolation of Population Counts Using Pre-Classified Land Cover Data. Population Association of America annual meeting, Los Angeles, March 31.

Reibel, M. and A. Agrawal. 2005. Land Use Weighted Areal Interpolation. GIS Planet 2005 International Conference, Estoril, Portugal.

Algert, S., M. Reibel, A. Agrawal and T. Mambo. 2005. The Geography of Food Insecurity in Pomona, CA. Association of American Geographers Annual meeting. (Poster session).

Reibel, M. 2004. Estimating Population Trends for Census Tracts: Street Weighted Areal Interpolation Using GIS. Population Association of America annual meeting, Boston, MA, April 2.

Reibel, M. 2004. Street Weighted Areal Interpolation for Incompatible Zone Counts. Association of American Geographers annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA March 19, 2004

Reibel, M. and M.E. Bufalino. 2003. Local Housing Unit Counts and Changing Enumeration Districts: Street Weighted Areal Interpolation Using Geographic Information Systems. International Conference on Methodologies in Housing Research, Stockholm, Sweden, September 22, 2003.

Reibel, M. 2002. Measures of Geographically Uneven Subgroup Population Change and Succession In Multiethnic Context. Poster Session presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, Atlanta, GA, May 10, 2002



Co-editor of California State University Geospatial Review.

Editorial Board, Progress in Transplantation, 2016-present.

Editorial Board, Urban Geography, 2009 to the present. Guest-edited special issue on classification approaches in neighborhood research, 2011. Co-guest editor of two special issues on new directions in segregation and neighborhood change research, 2007. Frequent reviewer and occasional book reviewer.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Faculty GIS Coordinator and Chair of the Cal Poly Pomona Faculty GIS Council, 2011 to 2016. Supervised modifications to the cross-college GIS minor.  Manage interdisciplinary GIS certificate program through College of the Extended University.  Promote cross-disciplinary development of GIS-related external research funding proposals. Cal Poly Pomona representative to the California State University GIS Center Faculty Board: manage software license subscriptions, fellowships and conference grants.

Chair, Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Department of Geography and Anthropology. 

University Research Council, Cal Poly Pomona, 2006-2008 and 2016-2018. Chair, 2007-2008.

Curriculum Committee, College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. 1999 to 2005 and 2017-present.

University Curriculum Committee, 2005 to 2006.

Cal Poly Pomona Representative to the California State University (system wide) Social Science Research and Instructional Council (SSRIC), 1999-2015. Statewide Chair, 05-06

Cal Poly Pomona Official Representative to the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Ann Arbor, MI.

Referee for journals Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Applied Geography, British Journal of Applied Science and Technology, City and Community, Clinics in Oncology, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Demographic Research, Demography, Environment and Planning A, Geographical Analysis, International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, International Journal of Population Research, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Journal of Urban Affairs, Journal of Urbanism, Population and Environment, Population Research and Policy Review, Professional Geographer, Progress in Transplantation, Regional Studies, Spatial Demography, Urban Geography, and Urban Studies.

Referee for textbooks Human Geography by Hobbs and Salter and Introducing Geographic Information Systems with ArcGIS: A Workbook Approach to Learning GIS by Michael Kennedy.

Referee for National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Economic & Social Research Council (research funding agency, UK).