Dawn Morrison is a researcher working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) in Champaign, Illinois. Her research focuses on analyzing and modeling how human populations interact with the built environment. She earned both a M.A. and Ph.D. in Human Geography from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. in History and Geography from the University of Chicago, The College.