Cheryl Knott

Cheryl Knott


GIS Project Manager

Cheryl Knott is the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Project Manager for the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute. For over a decade, Cheryl has worked to ensure the accuracy, consistency, and reliability of community indicators that describe the quality of life for Baltimore City residents. She coordinates with staff to produce customized statistical and research reports and evaluations that examine neighborhood-level trends on socio-economic characteristics, crime and safety, public health, housing and community development, educational performance, and sustainability. Cheryl also provides training and educational opportunities to community members and students on indicators, evidence-based practices, and community asset mapping. Her research interests include the relationship between crime and the built environment as well as developing new quantitative measures for studying urban crime risk at the block level. Cheryl received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Geography and Environmental Systems and a certification in Cartography in 2007. She received her Master’s degree in Applied Sociology from UMBC in 2013 where her work focused on research methodology and social inequality. In 2017 Cheryl was awarded the University of Baltimore’s President’s Staff Award for Extraordinary Public Service to the University and Greater Community.

Technical Skills: GIS/mapping