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2013-14 Graduate Students


Current Students

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Rebekah Banas

rb720813@ohio.edu

B.S., Central Michigan U., 2012

 

"My current interests include human adaptability and preparedness in regards to climate change. I am also interested in sustainable practices for urban living and rural agriculture."

 

Advisor: Dr. Geoff Buckley

 
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Zachary Bodenner

zb508912@ohio.edu

B.A., Univ. of Wisconsin-River Falls, 2011


"My research interests include ethnicity, ethnic spaces, and immigrant communities, as well as GIS and Cartography. My thesis examines the relationship between ethnic space and identity, specifically looking at the Hmong community in St. Paul Minnesota."


Advisor: Dr. Brad Jokisch

 

 
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Kyle Clem

kc268406@ohio.edu

B.S., Ohio U., 2012

"My research interests focus on El Niño - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) teleconnections to the high latitude South Pacific. In particular, I am interested in how ENSO influences the Amundsen-Bellingshausen Seas Low, and the West Antarctic and Antarctic Peninsula climate, especially when it is coupled with the Southern Annular Mode."


Advisor: Dr. Ryan Fogt

 
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Ashley Doria

ad669113@ohio.edu

B.S., Ohio State U., 2012

 

Advisor: Dr. Edna Wangui

 
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Richard Greene

rg814212@ohio.edu

B.A., Auburn U., 2012


"My interests in Geography fall under the historical, cultural, and human realm of the discipline. In particular, the historical geography of the United States, the construction of cultural landscapes, and the geography of religion. My thesis research is an exercise in mapping religious diversity in the Southeastern United States with the intentions of  developing new ways of mapping religious patterns that takes into account and more clearly depicts local and regional variability."


Advisor: Dr. Timothy Anderson

 
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Jessica Kelley

jk612211@ohio.edu

B.A., U. of Toledo, 2011

"I am interested in furthering my knowledge of environmental geography, particularly when it comes to water conservation.  I hope to incorporate remote sensing into my research on this topic."

Advisor: Dr. James Lein

 
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Sabrina Klein

sk540312@ohio.edu

B.A., Univ. of Akron, 2012 and 2001


"My research interest is using archaeology, remote sensing, & GIS to resolve questions involving spatial relationships of sacred spaces in prehistoric Ohio to natural features."
 

Advisor: Dr. Dorothy Sack

 
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Bridget Kraynik

bk715711@ohio.edu

B.A., College of Wooster, 2011

"My interests are currently broad, but I am thinking of studying how humans affect the environment, and hope to focus on trends in population, natural resource consumption, and climate change. I am also interested in GIS and cartography and hope to use those skills to enhance my research."

Advisor: Dr. Gaurav Sinha

 
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Francisca Lekey

fl134611@ohio.edu

B.A., Univ. of Ghana, 2005


"My research interests are in population, human migration and disparities in regional development. In future, I would like to research into the adverse effect of forced migration within and outside Sub-Sahara Africa."


Advisor: Dr. Yeong Kim

 
Allissa Lewis

al510113@ohio.edu

B.S., Park U., 2013

"My interests broadly fall within urban and land use planning, urban renewal, and sustainability.  I also hope to include GIS and cartography in my studies and research."

Advisor: Dr. Dorothy Sack

 
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Penny Morgan

ps232905@ohio.edu

M.S., Ohio U., 2013; B.S., Ohio U., 2011

 

"My research interests are focused on the geographic aspects of facilitating sustainable economic development in Athens, Hocking and Perry counties, using environmental assessment tools to plan resource management, with an emphasis on green jobs creation and promotion and sustainable disaster recovery responses."

 

Advisor: Dr. Harold Perkins

 
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Maria Panaccione

mp078013@ohio.edu

B.A., West Virginia U., 2013

 

Advisor: Dr. Risa Whitson

 
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Jillian Prusa

jp766212@ohio.edu

B.A., Bowling Green State Univ., 2012


"I am interested in a variety of topics in urban geography, including sustainability and resilience planning, food systems, and surburban retrofitting. My thesis research is about vacant land reuse strategies in Cleveland, Ohio and Baltimore, Maryland."


Advisor: Dr. Geoff Buckley

 
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Kenneth Shonkwiler

ks309606@ohio.edu

B.A., Shawnee State U., 2011

 

"My interests in Geography involve migration, population, ethnicity, and historical geography. My thesis research investigates the internal dynamics of the migration process for the growing Old Order Anabaptist population in

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Advisor: Dr. Timothy Anderson

 
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Zac Wehrmann

zw967712@ohio.edu

B.L.S., Univ. of Mary Washington, 2011

 

"My research interests are in geomorphology, specifically in surfaces processes involving rivers and glaciers. I hope to use LiDAR and dendrochronology to measure past lateral and longitudinal changes in meandering rivers."

 

Advisor: Dr. Dorothy Sack

 
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Alex Wovrosh

aw330707@ohio.edu

B.S., Ohio U., 2012


"Although I have a broad interest within the field of meteorology, I have developed a deeper passion for Antarctic weather.  Specifically, I wish to better understand regional climate change around the western Antarctic Peninsula attributed to a semi - permanent low pressure system within the Amundsen - Bellingshausen Seas region, as well as any underlying relations this semi - permanent feature may have to large - scale forcing mechanisms."


Advisor: Dr. Ryan Fogt

 

Recent Master's Graduates

David Adjuik


M.A., 2012

Thesis: Weak Ties at Play: Social Networks and Ghanaian Entrepreneurs in Columbus, Ohio

Advisor: Dr. Brad Jokisch

 
Kevin Blank


M.A., 2012

Thesis: Downtown Appalachia: Revitalization and Green Governance in Charleston, WV

Advisor: Dr. Harold Perkins

 
Mia DeNardi


M.A., 2012

Thesis: Symbols and Identity in Siena, Italy

Advisor: Dr. Harold Perkins

 
Michelle Kozlowski


M.A., 2012

Thesis: Environmental Justice in Applachia: A Case Study of C8 Contamination in Little Hocking, Ohio

Advisor: Dr. Harold Perkins

 
Alek Krautmann


M.S., 2012

Thesis: Midwest Urban Heat Wave Climatology: What Constitutes the Worst Events?

Advisor: Dr. Ryan Fogt

 
Kyle McGonagle


M.S., 2013 (Non-Thesis)
Advisor: Dorothy Sack

 
Phillip Wilson


M.A., 2012

Thesis: Surface Mining in Van Buren County Iowa: History and Consequences

Advisor: Dr. Geoffrey Buckley

 
Joseph Witek


M.A., 2013
Thesis: Johannesburg: Africa's World City?

Advisor: Yeong Kim