Grubesic is a Professor in the College of Public Service & Community Solutions and and Director of the Center for Spatial Reasoning & Policy Analytics at Arizona State University. His research and teaching interests are in geographic information science, regional development and public policy evaluation. Author of over 120 research publications, his recent work focuses on critical infrastructure vulnerability, broadband Internet deployment in the United States and air transportation systems. Grubesic obtained a B.A. in Political Science from Willamette University, a B.S. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a M.A. in Geography from the University of Akron and a Ph.D. in Geographic Information Science from Ohio State University.