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IPSR is a Green Office

IPSR Staff

Xanthippe Wedel

Senior Research Data Engineer
607 Blake
(785) 864-9111

Personal website:

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Xan has been with the Institute since June 1999.

B.S., Mathematics, University of Kansas, 2001.


  • Maintain the IPSR Web site.
  • Maintain and extend database of Kansas data.

  • Provide research support to IPSR faculty affiliates and staff.
  • Respond to data requests and inquiries from the public.

  • Stay informed on publically available demographic and socio-economic data including but not limited to U.S. Census Bureau programs and data releases.
  • Provide GIS assistance to IPSR faculty affiliates and staff.

  • Lead the Kansas State Data Center.
  • Responsible for data compilation and visualization, programming, and production of the Kansas Statistical Abstract.

Xan has served various positions on the National State Data Center Steering Committee. Xan has also served on the Academic Data Research Services Alliance (ADRSA) and GIS@KU Steering Committees.

For more information on GIS activities at IPSR, please visit:

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