Portrait of Brian Hilton
  • Email
    brian.hilton@cgu.edu
  • Degrees
    PhD, Management Information Systems, Claremont Graduate University
    MS, Management Information Systems, Claremont Graduate University
    BA, Economics, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
  • Research Interests
    Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Management Information Systems (MIS), GIS solution development, Data analytics

Brian Hilton is a clinical associate professor in Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Information Systems and Technology (CISAT). His main research focus area is in Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies, and many of his projects over the last decade have involved using these technologies. Throughout all of his research, Hilton is interested in spatial information system development and the use of emerging technologies in information system development.

After receiving his BA in Economics from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Hilton came to CGU, where he received his MA and PhD in management information systems. Throughout his career, Hilton has taught and lectured at many universities, including the University of California, Riverside; California State University, Fullerton; Pitzer College; and Claremont Graduate University. He has also been invited to give presentations at the White House to participate in the Safety Data Jam (2012) and the Safety Datapalooza (2012).

Hilton developed and implemented the GIS Solution Development specialization within the MS in Information Systems & Technology degree in CISAT. This specialization is designed to meet the educational needs of people who want careers developing transformative GIS solutions for organizations. The specialization is technical in its focus and is designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to create these applications. Recently, with Hilton’s help, CISAT initiated the Advanced GIS Lab.

He has published in numerous journals including ISPRS Journal of Geo-Information, Information Visualization, Journal of Maps, Journal of International Technology and Information Management, and Information Journal of Healthcare Technology Management.

Co-authored with Lei Lei. “A Spatially Intelligent Public Participation System for the Environmental Impact Assessment Process.” ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 2, no. 1 (2013): 480–506.

Co-authored with Tom Horan, et al. “SafeRoadMaps: Communication of Location and Density of Traffic Fatalities through Spatial Visualization and Heat Map Analysis.” Information Visualization 10, no. 1 (2011): 82–96.

Co-authored with Richard J. Burkhard. “Microenvironment Analysis of a University Campus: GIS Design Considerations for Process Repeatability.” Journal of Maps 5, no. 1 (2009): 219–31.

Co-authored with Richard J. Burkhard, et al. “Can Information Systems Foster Emotional Intelligence? A Design Theory-Based Approach.” Journal of International Technology and Information Management 18, no. 1 (2009): 99–128.

Ed., Emerging Spatial Information Systems and Applications. Hershey, PA: Idea Publishing Group, Inc., 2007.

Co-authored with Bengisu Tulu, et al. (2005). “Implementing digital signatures for healthcare enterprises: the case of online disability evaluation reports.” International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management 6, no. 4-6 (2005): 470–88.

Geographic Information Systems: Essential Concepts
Introduction to GIS Solution Development
Advanced GIS Solution Development
GIS Practicum
Advanced GIS Practicum
Health Geoinformatics
Data Analytics Tools, Technologies, & Applications Across the Disciplines