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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.

  • Dong Liu (Ph.D. ongoing).

  • 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; (4) Block Grant Fellowship, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, UIUC, 2016-2017; (5) Travel Award, AAG Spatial Analysis and Modeling (SAM) Specialty Group, 2017; (6) Sim Student Travel Award, Korean-American Association for Geospatial and Environmental Sciences (KAGES), 2017; (7) Travel Award, AAG Urban Geography Specialty Group, 2017; (8) AAG Dissertation Research Grant, American Association of Geographers, 2017; (9) Messina Stanley Graduate Scholarship, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, UIUC, 2017; (10) KAGES Student Paper Award, Korean-American Association for Geospatial and Environmental Sciences, 2017; (11) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (DDRI) Grant, Geography and Spatial Sciences Program, National Science Foundation, 2017.

  • Rebecca Shakespeare (Ph.D. ongoing). Awards:(1) Block Grant Fellowship, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, UIUC, 2016-2017; (2) Marion G. Russell Fellowship, Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, UIUC, 2017-2018.

  • 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). Awards: (1) Second Place Award, Student Paper Competition, AAG GIS Specialty Group, 2017; (2) First Prize in the John Deere SMART Co-Creation Series Hackathon, 2017 (applied deep learning models and computer vision algorithms to identify downed or fallen crops (corn and wheat) due to wind or other reasons and the direction in which these crops fell).

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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