- BS, Economics, University of South Carolina, 1991
- MS, Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia, 1995
- Economic Impact Analysis
- State Economic Development
- Spatial Analysis
- Industry/Workforce Analysis
Part of the ExCEED team, Spell’s research focuses on applied industry and regional economic development studies. Prior research at the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center included tax and infrastructure impact studies. Interests include rural development and data storytelling.