Andy specializes in mathematical, spatial, and computational analysis. He has a Ph.D. in Physics and more than thirty years experience in research, teaching, and using and supporting academic technology in higher education. On the side he engages in environmental, historical, and political research, along with the occasional digital humanities project.
Andy regularly teaches short courses for summer research students and interterm students, and supports thesis projects and semester-course projects that have a major technology dependence. He also occasionally co-teaches courses that have a major analytical research component, including at the University of Massachusetts, where he is an adjunct assistant professor in Environmental Conservation. In addition, he has created a number of maps for faculty publications.