Matthew H. Ruther

Assistant Professor of Urban and Public Affairs


Professor Ruther received his PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012.  His research focuses on population estimation and forecasting, neighborhood growth and change, and spatial methods and analysis.  His work has been published in Demographic Research, Applied Geography, and Urban Studies.  As the Director of the Kentucky State Data Center, Matt hopes to establish research collaborations with other departments at the University, and to expand the profile of the Center both within the region and within the state.