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Jia Lu

Associate Professor
Valdosta State University

Jia Lu


Dr. Lu also holds a Bachelor's degree in architecture and a Master degree in community planning. Her design has contributed to construction of a variety of buildings now standing in China. Dr. Lu is a recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship (2011-2013), as well as being a collaborator in projects funded by the National Science Foundation.

Research Interest

My research interests include population and employment analyses, urban modeling, spatial analyses, GIS applications in planning and transportation, geography of China, city planning and urban development, as well as environmental analyses.


  • Lu, J. & Guldmann, J. (2015). Employment Distribution and Land-use Structure in the Columbus Metropolitan Area. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 141(4), 04014040-1-12.

  • Dock, J., Song, W. & Lu, J. (2015). Evaluation of Dine-In Restaurant Location and Competitiveness: Applications of Gravity Modeling in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Applied Geography, 60, 204–209.

  • Herrington, T. & Lu, J. (2016). Application of Gravity Model for Restaurants in Lowndes County, Georgia. Papers in Applied Geography, 2 (3), 326-341

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