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Ph.D. Students (Chair of Dissertation Committee)

  • Timothy L. Hawthorne (Ph.D. 2010). A People-Centered GIS Analysis of Healthcare Accessibility and Quality-of-Care. Currently Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. Awards: (1) Ray Travel Award, Ohio State University, Winter 2008, Winter 2009, Summer 2009, Winter 2010; (2) University/Community Service-Learning Grant for Course Development and Enhancement, the Service-Learning Initiative of the Ohio State University, 2008; (3) Student Travel Award, AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group, 2008; (4) Alumni Grant for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) from the Graduate School of the Ohio State University, 2008; (5) “Outstanding Community Outreach by a Graduate Student” Award, Council of Graduate Students of the Ohio State University 2009; (6) Career Development Grant, Council of Graduate Students of the Ohio State University 2010; (7) AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group Travel Award, 2010; (8) AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group Travel Award, 2008, 2009, 2010; (9) First Prize in the “Applied Geography Class Exercise Competition” from the AAG Applied Geography Specialty Group, 2010; (10) Student Award for Excellence in Community Service, The Ohio State University Service Learning Initiative, 2010; (11) E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Fellowship Award, Department of Geography, The Ohio State University, 2010; (12) The Columbus Foundation Neighborhood Partnership Grant for “Mapping the Past and Future in Near East Columbus: A Focus on Youth and the Arts” with the Mt. Vernon Avenue District Improvement Association: 2010-2011; (13) “Columbus Food Access Network Urban Gardening Project” Grant for Asset-Based Communities with Central Community House from the United Way.

  • Guoxiang Ding (Ph.D. 2009) Deriving Activity Patterns from Individual Travel Diary Data: A Spatiotemporal Data Mining Approach. Currently Director of Research, Hartford Group, Hartford, Connecticut. Awards: (1) First place in Student Poster Competition and Student Travel Award, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Summer Assembly, College Park, Maryland, October 20-33, 2004; (2) Student Travel Award, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) 2005 Summer Assembly, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, June 28-July 1, 2005; (3) AAG GIS Specialty Group Student Paper Competition finalist, 2007; (4) ESRI/ORNL Student Travel Award, GIScience 2008 Conference, Park City, Utah, September 23-26, 2008.

  • Suzanna Klaf (Ph.D. 2009) The Critical Geographies of Educational Reform: Policy, Power, and Pedagogy. Currently Director of the Center of Academic Excellence and Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut. Awards: (1) Urban Geography Graduate Student Fellowship, AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group, 2007; (2) Ray Travel Award, Ohio State University, 2008.

  • Eric Boschmann (Ph.D. 2008) Getting to Work: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Metropolitan Area Working Poor Employment Access. Currently Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Denver. Awards: (1) National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Grant, 2007; (2) Urban Geography Graduate Student Fellowship, AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group, 2006; (3) Presidential Fellowship, Ohio State University, 2008.

  • Sunhee Sang (Ph.D. 2008) Examining Commuting Patterns and Spatial Mismatch by Occupation and Gender: Disaggregate Journey-to-Work Model. Currently Assistant Professor-Adjunct, Department of Geography, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Luksamee Jeawetchasil (Ph.D. 2008) Gender Roles and Household Interactions in Chauffeuring Children to School in the Portland Metropolitan Area.

  • Annemarie Bodaar (Ph.D. 2008) Cities and the ‘Multicultural State’: Immigration, Multi-ethnic Neighborhoods, and the Socio-spatial Negotiation of Policy in the Netherlands. Currently Policy Analyst, City of the Hague, the Netherlands. Award: National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Grant, 2003.

  • Jae Yong Lee (Ph.D. 2008) Socio-Spatial Exclusion Based on Human Activities and Social Networks in Space-Time: A Case Study of Koreans in Columbus, Ohio. Currently Director of the Presidential Council for Future & Vision, and Associate Research Fellow at the Korean Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), Seoul, South Korea.

  • Fang Ren (Ph.D. 2007) Geovisualizing and Modeling Physical and Internet Activities in Space-Time: Toward Integrated Analysis of Activity Patterns in the Information Age. Currently Associate Professor of Geographic Information Science, University of Redlands, Redlands, California. Award: Student Travel Award, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) 2006 Summer Assembly, Vancouver, Washington, June 28-July 1, 2006.

  • Jason VanHorn (Ph.D. 2007) Geovisualizing Terror: The Geography of Terrorism Threat in the United States. Currently Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Geography, and Environmental Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids. Award: Research Grant, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, 2006.

  • Hyun-Mi Kim (Ph.D. 2005) Gender and Individual Space-Time Accessibility: A GIS-based Geocomputational Approach. Currently Associate Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation (KICE), Seoul, South Korea. Award: Student Travel Award, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Summer Assembly, Pacific Grove, California, June 16-20, 2003.

  • Irene Casas (Ph.D. 2002) Towards a Learning ATIS: Intelligence-Assisted Travel Decision Support System Using Neural Networks. Currently Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana.

  • Jiyeong Lee (Ph.D. 2001) A 3-D Data Model for Representing Topological Relationships Between Spatial Entities in Built Environments. Currently Professor of GISciences, Department of Geoinformatics, University of Seoul, South Korea. Awards: (1) First place in Student Paper Competition, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Summer Assembly, Buffalo, New York, June 20-24, 2001; (2) First place, AAG GIS Specialty Group Student Paper Competition, 2001.

  • Joe Weber (Ph.D. 2001) Evaluating the Effects of Context and Scale on Individual Accessibility: A Multilevel Approach. Currently Professor, Department of Geography, University of Alabama. Awards: (1) Best Dissertation Award, AAG Transportation Geography Specialty Group (TGSG), 2002; (2) Second place in Student Poster Competition, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Summer Assembly, Buffalo, New York, June 20-24, 2001.

  • Lirong Kou (Ph.D. ongoing).

  • Kangjae Lee (Ph.D. ongoing). Awards: (1) UIUC Graduate College Travel Award, 2016; (2) Illinois Informatics Institute Travel Award, 2016; (3) Finalist, SAM Student Paper Competition, 2017 AAG Annual Meeting.

  • Yoo Min Park (Ph.D. ongoing). Awards: (1) Peter Gould Student Paper Award, AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, 2014; (2) Third place, Korean Environment Institute International Student Paper Competition, 2015; (3) First Prize, AAG GIS Specialty Group Student Paper Competition, 2016; (3) Block Grant Fellowship, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, UIUC, 2016-2017; (4) Travel Award, AAG Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) Specialty Group, 2017; (5) Sim Student Travel Award, Korean-American Association for Geospatial and Environmental Sciences (KAGES), 2017; (6) Travel Award, AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group, 2017; (7) AAG Dissertation Research Grant, American Association of Geographers, 2017; (8) Messina Stanley Graduate Scholarship, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, UIUC, 2017.

  • Rebecca Shakespeare (Ph.D. ongoing). Awards:(1) Block Grant Fellowship, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, UIUC, 2015-2016; (2) Marion G. Russell Fellowship, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, UIUC, 2016-2017.

  • Jue Wang (Ph.D. ongoing). Award: Finalist, Peter Gould Student Paper Competition, AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, 2017.

  • Li Xu (Ph.D. ongoing).

Masters Students (Chair of Thesis Committee)

  • Jun Li (M.A. 2010; co-advised). Spatial-temporal Modeling of Ambient PM Concentration in Ohio and Franklin County.

  • Jaclyn Sineri (M.A. 2010; co-advised). Assessment of Particulate Matter Exposure in Franklin County, Ohio: A Comparison of Static and Dynamic Approaches.

  • Johnathan Rush (M.A. 2009) A Visualization Strategy for Analyzing High Volumes of Space-Time Activity Data.

  • Wei Chen (M.A. 2009; co-advised). The Design and Implementation of a Web-based GIS for Political Redistricting.

  • Dan Ransberger (M.A. 2009) Improving Disaster Response Mechanisms: Detecting Transport Network Obstructions Using LiDAR Data.

  • Gabriela Maldonado (M.A. 2008) Using Geographically Weighted Regression to Explore the Relationship between Late-Stage Diagnosis of Breast Cancer and Accessibility to Breast Cancer Screening Centers in the Chicago Metropolitan Region.

  • Loren Kenda (M.A. 2006). The Spatial Mismatch and Skills Mismatch Hypotheses: A Study of the Columbus Metropolitan Area.

  • Peter Morgan (M.A. 2006; co-advised). Stadium Funding and the Political Process.

  • Robert Forrest (M.A. 2004). The Sampling Theorem, Resolution and Scale in Geographic Information Science.

  • Madhuri Sharma (M.A. 2004) A Study of Gender and Racial Differences in Trip Chaining Behavior in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Melissa Williams (M.A. 2004) A Flash Flooding Hazard Analysis: Utilizing a GIS to Investigate Physical and Climatic Variables Related to Surface Runoff Production in West Virginia.

  • Farida El-Hennawy (M.A. 2003) September 11th and the Geography of Muslim Identities: A Study of the Muslim Women in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Sunhee Sang (M.A. 2002) The Effect of Travel Time Ratio on Individual Accessibility: A Study Of Gender Differences in Space-Time Constraint.

  • Ben Schmitz (M.A. 2001) The Effects of Geographic Masks on the Results of Spatial Analysis of Confidential Public Health Data.

  • Xiaodong Hong (M.A. 1997) Modeling Physical and Individual Accessibility within GIS: An Analysis of Urban Structure in Franklin County, Ohio.

  • Luksamee Jeawetchasil (M.A. 1997) Geographical Information System (GIS) Application as a Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) for Dinner Restaurant Site Selection and Evaluation.

  • Bradley Shellito (M.A. 1996, OSU) Choosing Destinations in an Urban Environment: A Heuristic Approach. (Ph.D. 2001, Michigan State University)


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