Wilpen L. Gorr
Professor of Public Policy and Information Systems, Emeritus
Wil Gorr joined the Heinz College faculty in 1985. For ten years, until becoming emeritus, he served as the faculty chair of the Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) program and was chair of the Faculty Oversight Committee for the MSPPM program in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining the Heinz College faculty as
In 2011, Wil won the
Wil's research interests include geographic information systems, predictive models, and management science models applied to public sector problems. His current research includes developing leading indicator forecast models for law enforcement, application of the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) framework to time series analysis and forecasting, and information systems for support of policy and planning in organizations. His publications have appeared in Management Science, Geographical Analysis, The International Journal of Forecasting, Criminology, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, MIS Quarterly, and other leading journals. He has received funding from the National Institute of Justice, Centers for Disease Control, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and other organizations.
Wil taught database, geographic information systems, and project courses. He and his colleague, Kristen Kurland, have