Dr. Kristine Canales
Director of Research
Kristine Canales joined Charlotte Center City Partners in June 2020. As the Director of Research, Kristine leads the in-house research effort to provide the most up-to-date information about Charlotte Center City through a variety of statistical methods.
She holds a PhD in Public Policy, with specialization in economics and geography, from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Kristine also holds master’s degrees in statistics and economics from Texas A&M University. Her peer-reviewed publications tackle social and urban issues using methods ranging from econometrics, spatial analytics, and big data analytics. One of the research projects she worked on is a National Science Foundation project that investigates the link between rail transit investments and rising levels of urban economic segregation.
Prior to joining Charlotte Center City Partners, she taught at the university level at UNC Charlotte and worked with research institutions including the Asian Development Bank and the Asian Institute of Management.