Justin Holman is CEO of Aftermarket Analytics, where he leads efforts to develop cutting edge sales forecasting and inventory optimization technology for the Automotive Aftermarket. Prior to joining Aftermarket Analytics, Justin managed corporate consulting for the Strategy & Analytics division at MapInfo Corporation, leading major projects for retail clients including The Home Depot, Darden Restaurants, Bridgestone-Firestone, Sainsbury’s and New York & Company. Before that, Justin served as Vice President of Software Development at LogicTools, now part of IBM's supply chain application software group. Justin holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and an Executive Management certificate from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.


  • Georgia 6 years ago

    Hi Justin,
    I really appreciate all the information on your blog, as someone outside of the Geography “world” it’s been really helpful. I am looking to apply for my Masters in Geography and am struggling somewhat to find a good fit of faculty to work with. I have a bachelor’s in international studies and through my course of study acquired an interest in borders, mostly in their physical presence but also their overall presence/disturbance (I studied Israel/Palestine and U.S./Mexico). Many faculty or programs seem to have interests in migration/immigration but not specifically in borders. Maybe I don’t know the right concentration to look in or maybe I don’t know the lingo? So basically I’m reaching out to see if you have any advice on where to look for these topics and faculty.
    I would also like to know if the above email is relevant to prospective masters students as well as PhD.
    Thank you!

    • Justin 6 years ago

      Hi Georgia,
      Glad my blog has helped. What sort of research project do you imagine working on? If your thesis is something like “US-Mexico Border Crossings: Shifting Migration Patterns during PRI Rule (1968-1997)” then human geography and migration is the correct sub-field. Maybe you want to study Maquiladoras? In that case, you probably want an economic geographer. Maybe you want to use high-resolution LIDAR imagery to identify migration routes – then you’re probably looking for a GIS/Remote Sensing person. So, as with many things, it depends. And, yes, you probably have the same task whether you’re applying to Masters or PhD programs. Hope this helps a bit.
      Best wishes,

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