Doctoral Students

Bilal Caliskan

Advisor: Bernadette Hanlon   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Non-motorized transportation, new urbanism, complete street, physical planning
 
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)

Liang Chen

Advisor: Maria Manta Conroy   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Urban regeneration, urban sustainability, land-use planning, urban design
 
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

Junmei Cheng

Advisor: Zhenhua Chen   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:   Intelligent Transportation System, Infrastructure Construction and Management, Project Management
 
Previous Degrees: Shanxi University of Finance and Economics, Bachelor of Management in Construction Management (2012); Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Master of Science in Transportation Engineering (2015)

Xinyun Jiang

Advisor: Yasuyuki Motoyama   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Regional Economic Development; Labor Market; Innovation
 
Previous Degrees: Chongqing University, Bachelor of Engineering in Quantity Surveying (2016); Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering (2019)

Rebecca Kemper

Advisor: Bernadette Hanlon   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Complexity Science; Social Dynamics; Urban Neighborhoods; Environmental Psychology
 
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)

Dissertation: Higher Education and Adopting Creative Placemaking: A Qualitative Within-Case Study

Sahar Khaleel

Advisor: Bernadette Hanlon   |   CV

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Seunghoon Kim

Advisor: Philip A. Viton   |   CV

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Gala Korniyenko

Advisor: Jason Reece   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Public Participation; Equity; Disability Rights; Policy Implementation; IT and City Planning
 
Previous Degrees: Cherkasy National University, Master of Ukrainian Language and Literature, Foreign Literature; English Language and Literature; The University of Kansas, Master in Urban Planning (2016)

Kihyun Kwon

Advisor: Gulsah Akar   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Transportation Planning and Policy; Transportation Impact on Land Use, Urban Spatial Structure, and Travel Behavior; Transportation Equity Issues
 
Previous Degrees: Chung-Ang University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bachelor of Economics; Chung-Ang University, Master of Urban Planning

Don Lee

Advisor: Mattijs van Maasakkers   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Planning Process, Organization, and Administration; Urban Design
 
Previous Degrees: Chung-Ang University, Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architectural Studies (Concentration: Site and Urban Design); University of Illinois at Chicago, Master of Urban Planning and Policy (Specialization: Spatial Planning and Design)

Tonni Oberly

Advisor: Jason Reece   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Community Development, Urban Neighborhoods, Health Equity, Maternal and Child Health
 
Previous Degrees: Emory University, BS Biology (2013), BA Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2013), The Ohio State University, Master in Public Health

Jeeson Oh

Advisor: Mattijs van Maasakkers   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Shrinking Cities, Land Use, Urban Design, Public-Private Alliance
 
Previous Degrees: University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture; Columbia University, Master of Architecture

Başar Özbilen

Advisor: Gulsah Akar   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations: Transportation Planning and Policy, Travel Behavior, Transportation Equity, Age-friendly Communities, Sustainable Development, Transportation in the Developing World
 
Previous Degrees: Middle East Technical University, Bachelor of City and Regional Planning (2013); Middle East Technical University, Master of City Planning (2016)

DissertationPlanning for sustainability with a focus on mobility: Three essays on the operational tools of urban planning

Gilsu Pae

Advisor: Gulsah Akar   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Transportation, Land Use, Behavior
 
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)

Seungbin Park

Advisor: Jason Reece   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Community Development, Anchor Institution; Economic Development; Public Policy; Spatial Data Analysis/GIS
 
Previous Degrees: Korea University, Bachelor of Economics (2017), Bachelor of Political Science (2017); Korea University, Master of Public Administration (2019)

Renee Ripley

Advisor: Jason Reece   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations: Planning for Children, Educational Equity, Effects of Economic Development Policy on Children
 
Previous Degrees: University of Massachusetts Amherst, BS Communication Disorders (2000), Quinnipiac University School of Law, Juris Doctor (2003), The Ohio State University, Master of Architecture (2010)

Glennon Sweeney

Advisor: Bernadette Hanlon   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Metropolitan Neighborhood Change, Food Justice, Suburbs, Equity, Jurisdictional Fragmentation
 
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)

W. Alex Wesaw

Advisor: Rachel Garshick Kleit   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Economic Development; Community Development; Intergovernmental Relations
 
Previous Degrees: Ohio University, BS Communication (2012); Ohio University, Master of Public Administration (2014)

Aram Yang

Advisor: Rachel Garshick Kleit   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Affordable Housing, Poverty, Transit
 
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)

Shan Yang

Advisor: Zhenhua Chen   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Disaster Management, Sustainability, GIS
 
Previous Degrees: Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Urban Planning, BE(2016); University of Florida, Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Urban and Regional Planning(2018)

Meng Yu

Advisor: Zhenhua Chen   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Network, Transportation, Regional Integarted planning
 
Previous Degrees: Cornell University, MRUP (2016), Nankai University, MBA (2010), Tianjin Foreign Studies University, BA (2003)

Recent Graduates

Jessica Pagan Wilson

Advisor: Maria Manta Conroy   |   CV

  • Research Interests and Specializations: Environmental Planning, Water Management, Sustainability, Climate Change, Environmental Policy
  • 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)

Yujin Park

Advisor: Jean-Michel Guldmann and Gulsah Akar    |   CV

  • Research Interests and Specializations: Green Space; Sustainable Land-use; Ecological Planning; Spatial Statistics; GIS
  • Previous Degrees: Seoul National University, Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Literature (2012); Seoul National University, Master of City Planning (2014)

Defended

Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez

Dissertation Title: Three Essays on Food Waste Management Planning
Advisor: Bernadette Hanlon   |   CV

Research Interests and Specializations:  Waste Management Planning; Food Waste Management; Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems; Sustainable Materials Management
 
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)