PhD Placement

Curious about where our PhD students found career success? Look no further!


  • Marissa Bell
    Dissertation: Energy Justice, Nuclear Landscapes and Consent:  An Examination of Canadian Nuclear Waste Siting
    Advisor: Hamilton
    Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Communication and Cornell Cooperative Extension Program, Cornell University
  • Dennis Choi
    Dissertation: Transformation of ethnic economies and neighborhood change:  The case of the Koreans in Bom Retiro
    Advisor: Cooke
    Current position: Instructor, University at Buffalo and Singapore Institute of Management Partnership Program
  • Jessica Gilbert
    Dissertation: Food Justice Transitions in Buffalo, NY:  The role of values-based approaches in social movements
    Advisor: Hamilton
    Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, PRODiG Program, Department of Geography, SUNY Geneseo
  • Candace Kuechler
    Dissertation: An Analysis of the Intermediary Role of Female and Minority-Focused Entrepreneurial Support Organizations (FFESO's & MFESO's)
    Advisor: Bagchi-Sen
    Current position: Senior Financial Analyst - Technology for Delaware North
  • Misa Yasumiishi
    Dissertation: The Effects of Topography and Soil Properties on Radiocesium Concentrations in Forest Soils in Fukushima, Japan 
    Advisor: Bittner
  • Dameng Yin
    Dissertation: High-Spatial-Resolution Estimation of Mangrove Growth and Carbon Stock Change Using Multi-Temporal UAV LiDAR Data
    Advisor: Wang
    Current position:  Assistant Professor, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Shiran Zhong
    Dissertation: How does communicable disease spread in space? A three-perspective approach in analyzing dynamics in a location-centric framework
    Advisor: Bian
    Current position:  Post-Doctoral Scholar, Western University, Ontario, Canada


  • Xiangyu Jiang
    Dissertation: Modeling Daily Ambient Air Pollution using a Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) System
    Advisor: Yoo
    Current position: Modeler, Air Protection Branch, Georgia Environmental Protection Division
  • Yue Luo
    Dissertation: Cardiovascular disease among Asian immigrants in California
    Advisor: Rogerson
  • Torsten Schunder
    Dissertation: Household-Level Adoption of Modern Sources of Energy for Electrification and Cooking in South Asia
    Advisor: Bagchi-Sen
    Current position:  Data Scientist, Independent
  • Xiang Ye
    Dissertation: The Impacts of the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (MAUP) on Linear Regression
    Advisor: Rogerson
    Current position:  Postdoctoral Researcher, Shenzhen University, China
  • Qiuyi Zhang
    Dissertation: Modeling a Multi-Level Intervention to Improve Oral Health for Chinese Americans
    Advisor: Metcalf
    Current position:  Lecturer, Fujian University of Technology in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, China