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Current Students

Below is a list of students in the PhD program for the 2017-18 academic year. For student contact information, search the Ohio State student directory

 


Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez

Hometown:  Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Previous Degrees:
  University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, BS Environmental Science (1992); The Ohio State University, MS Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (1997); The Ohio State University, Master in City and Regional Planning (1998)
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Waste Management Planning; Food Waste Management; Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems; Sustainable Materials Management
CV (+) | Advisor:  Hanlon


Bilal Caliskan

Hometown:  Sivas, Turkey
Previous Degrees:
 
Istanbul Technical University, City and Regional Planning Bachelor of Science (2012), The University of Texas at Arlington, City and Regional Planning Master of Science (2017)
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Non-motorized transportation, new urbanism, complete street, physical planning
Advisor: 
 
Akar


Liang Chen

Hometown:  Hebei, China
Previous Degrees:
 
Tongji University, Bachelor of Engineering in Urban Planning; Master of Engineering in Urban Planning and Design; Bauhaus University Weimar, M.S. in Advanced Urbanism
Research Interests/Specializations: 
 
urban regeneration, urban sustainability, land-use planning, urban design
Advisor: 
 
Conroy


Tereza Freire

Advisor:  Conroy


Hui Jeong Ha

Hometown:  Seoul, South Korea
Previous Degrees:  Yonsei University, BS Urban Planning and Engineering (2012), Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology (2012); The University of Texas at Austin, Master in Community and Regional Planning (2014)
Research Interests/Specializations:  Transit Equity; Housing for Ethnic Minorities; Alternative Transit; Community Development for Ethnic Minorities

Advisor:  Hanlon


Seungbeom Kang

Hometown:  Seoul, South Korea
Previous Degrees:  Yonsei University, BS Urban Planning and Engineering (2011); Yonsei University, Master in Urban Planning and Engineering (2013)
Research Interests/Specializations:  Affordable Housing; Residential Mobility; Housing Instability
CV (+) | Advisor:  Kleit


Rebecca Kemper

Hometown:  Columbus, Ohio, USA
Previous Degrees: 
The Ohio State University, BA Psychology (2008); The Ohio State University, BS Architecture (2007); The Ohio State University, Master in City and Regional Planning (2014)
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Complexity Science; Social Dynamics; Urban Neighborhoods; Environmental Psychology
Advisor: 
Hanlon


SeungHoon Kim

Advisor:  Viton


Galyna Korniyenko

Hometown:  Cherkasy, Ukraine
Previous Degrees: 
 Cherkasy State University, Bachelor of Ukrainian Language and Literature, Foreign Literature (1999); Cherkasy State University, Bachelor of English Language and Literature (2002); The University of Kansas, Master in Urban Planning (2016)
Research Interests/Specializations:
  Sustainable Land Use Planning; Equity; Disability Rights; Complete Street Policy; IT and City Planning
Advisor: 
 
van Maasakkers


Hao-Ting Lien

Hometown:  Taiwan
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Urban Design; Environment and Behavior
Advisor:
  Nasar


Youngbin Lym

Hometown:  Daejeon, South Korea
Previous Degrees: 
Sogang University, BA Mathematics and BA Business Administration (2007); The University of Tokyo, Master in Urban Engineering (2009)
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Economic Development, Infrastructure, Program Evaluation, Spatial Econometrics, Optimization
Advisor:
  Viton


Daisuke Nagase

Hometown:  Tsukuba, Japan
Previous Degrees:
 
Shinshu University, Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (2002); University of Tsukuba, Master in Environmental Design (2005); University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master in City and Regional Planning (2013)
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Housing Finance; Housing and Community Development; Housing for the Elderly
Advisor: 
Kleit


Jeeson Oh

Hometown: Seoul, Republic of Korea
Previous Degrees: 
 University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture; Columbia University, Master of Architecture
Research Interests/Specializations:  Shrinking Cities, Land Use, Urban Design, Public-Private Alliance
Advisor:  van Maasakkers


Basar Ozbilen

Hometown:  Ankara, Turkey
Previous Degrees: 
 Middle East Technical University, Bachelor in City and Regional Planning (2013); Middle East Technical University, Master of City Planning (2016)
Research Interests/Specializations:  Transport Planning, Transport Policy, Transport System Integration, Urban Transportation in Developing Countries, Multimodal Transportation, Air Transportation
CV (+) | Advisor:  Akar


Gilsu Pae

Hometown: Seoul, Republic of Korea
Previous Degrees: 
 The Hongik University, Bachelor of Science in City Planning (2004); Seoul National University, Master in Landscape Architecture (2006); Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Master in City and Regional Studies (2015)
Research Interests/Specializations:  Transportation, Land Use, Behavior
Advisor:  Akar


Kiduk Park

Hometown:  Gwacheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Previous Degrees: 
Hyup-Sung University, Bachelor of Public Administration (2009); Cleveland State University, MS Urban Studies (2012); Chung-Ang University, MS (2013)
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Affordable Housing; Residential Satisfaction; Social Capital; Social Mix; GIS
CV (+) | Advisor:  Kleit


Yujin Park

Hometown:  Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Previous Degrees: 
Seoul National University, Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Literature (2012); Seoul National University, Master of City Planning (2014)
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Green Space; Sustainable Land-use; Ecological Planning; Spatial Statistics; GIS
Advisor:  Guldmann


Glennon Sweeney

Hometown:  Columbus, Ohio, USA
Previous Degrees: 
 The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Geography (2011); The Ohio State University, Master in City and Regional Planning (2015)
Research Interests/Specializations: 
 Metropolitan Neighborhood Change, Food Justice, Suburbs, Equity, Jurisdictional Fragmentation
Advisor:  Hanlon


Arnold Valdez

Advisor:  


Kailai Wang

Hometown:  Shangyu, Zhejiang, China
Previous Degrees: 
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China; Bachelor of Engineering in Urban Planning (2014); Arizona State University; Master of Urban and Environmental Planning (2015)
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Non-motorized transport, Geostatistics, Physical Planning
Advisor:  Akar


W. Alex Wesaw

Hometown:  Bremen, Ohio, USA
Previous Degrees: 
Ohio University, BS Communication (2012); Ohio University, Master of Public Administration (2014)
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Economic Development; Community Development; Intergovernmental Relations
Advisor:  Kleit


Jessica Pagan Wilson

Hometown:  Miami, Florida, USA
Previous Degrees: 
Drexel University; Bachelor of Science in History and Politics (2009); Brown University; Master of Arts in Environmental Studies (2011); Florida Atlantic University; Master of Urban and Regional Planning (2015)
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Environmental Planning, Water Management, Sustainability, Climate Change, Environmental Policy
Advisor:  Conroy


Aram Yang

Hometown:  Daejeon, South Korea
Previous Degrees:
 
Chungnam National University, Bachelor of Arts in Local Autonomy Administration (2013); Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Master in City and Regional Planning (2015)
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Affordable Housing, Poverty, Transit
Advisor: 
Kleit


Xin Zhang

Hometown:  China
Previous Degrees:
 
Nanjing University; Bachelor of Engineering in Urban Planning and Design (2011)
Research Interests/Specializations: 
Environmental Behavior Studies; Spatial Statistics and Modeling; Urban Design
Advisor: 
Nasar