Alumni Highlights

Find information on Earth and Environmental Sciences alumni below, including job placement information and dissertation topics.

For full dissertations, please visit CUNY's Academic Works for dissertations from 2014-present or the Mina Rees Library for dissertations prior to 2014.  

The Graduate Center's Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness makes data available on alumni through Tableau. For Earth and Environmental Sciences, data shows:

  • In recent years, 4-15 doctoral degrees have been awarded annually. 
  • The current (as of Fall 2020) median time-to-degree is 6.7 years (by graduation year) and 6.0 years (by entering cohort).
  • Graduates (2003-2016) work in following job sectors: education (59%), private industry (14%), government (14%).

Recent Alumni Placements

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • New York City Department of Finance
  • LandIQ
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Barnard College 
  • California State University, East Bay 
  • University of California, Riverside 
  • City University of New York 
  • University of Hawai’i 
  • University of Kentucky
  • London School of Economics 
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Pasadena City College
  • William Paterson College
  • Pratt Institute
  • Rutgers University
  • San Jose State University
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Temple University 
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Toronto, Scarborough 
  • University of California Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University
  • London School of Economics (LSE)
  • Haystack Observatory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • The Open University, UK
  • University of Texas, San Antonio
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Maryland
  • Vera Institute of Justice


Find a listing of dissertations by year below or access full dissertations online at CUNY Academic Works.

September 2022

Dr. Rose Jimenez
"Expulsive Greening: A cross-sectional analysis of green gentrification in the resilience paradigm, Brooklyn 2010-2022"
Advisor – Professor Juliana Maantay, Lehman College

Dr. Robin McGinty
"The Labor of Livingness: Oral Histories of Formerly Incarcerated Black Women”
Advisor – Professor Setha Low, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Dr. Giselle Mejia
"Nutrient Dynamics and Ecosystem Development of Urban Forests"
Advisor – Professor Peter Groffman, Brooklyn College

Dr. Majid Sahin
"The interaction of different primary producer regimes and physical and chemical dynamics of a shallow urban lake”
Advisor – Professor Brett Branco, Brooklyn College

June 2022

Dr. Katherine L. Towey
“Understanding coastal and inland hydrometeorological hazards produced by extratropical and tropical cyclones along the east coast of the United States”
Advisor – Professor James Booth, City College

February 2022

Dr. Olivia Ildefonso
“Unraveling the Geographies of the U.S. Public Education System: An analysis of scale, segregation and hegemony”
Advisor – Professor Marianna Pavlovskaya, Hunter College


September 2021

Dr. Mark Gormley
“The Carbon and nitrogen dynamics of a lagoon salt marsh in Davenport, California”
Advisor – Professor Zhongqi Chen, Brooklyn College

Dr. Zaira Simone
“A Discursive Geography of Repair: Exploring Regional and National Claims for Reparative Justice in the Caribbean”
Advisor – Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore, The Graduate Center CUNY

June 2021

Dr. Erin Friedman
“Constructing the adaption economy in Antigua, West Indies:  A grounded analysis of framing climate resilient development within a post-colonial political economy”
Advisor – Professor William Solecki, Hunter College

Dr. Allison Guess
“Plotting on the plot in Hispaniola:  A 16th century discontinuous black land story and the insistent unsettling crisis of the new world”
Advisor – Professor Monica Varsanyi, Graduate Center, CUNY/John Jay College

Dr. Mert Peksen
“Displacing the border:  Refugees, law, and geography in Turkey”
 Advisor – Professor Monica Varsanyi, Graduate Center, CUNY/John Jay College

February 2021

Dr. Jasmine Bayron
"Frozen in Time: A Numerical Modeling Approach to the Study of Ice Bearing Planetesimals Through Carbonaceous Chondrites"
Advisor – Professor Denton Ebel, American Museum of Natural History

Dr. Kristen Erskine (John)
“A Geospatial Habitat Suitability Model to Determine the Spatial and Temporal Variability of Ulva Blooms in Jamaica Bay, NY”
Advisor – Professor Rebecca Boger, Brooklyn College

Dr. Lauren Hudson
“Producing movement space in New York City's solidarity economy”
Advisor – Professor Marianna Pavlovskaya, Hunter College

Dr. Kyeongsu Kim
“The legacy of car-share and light-rail transit for mobility and accessibility improvements in economically Marginalized neighborhoods in the New York Metro area"
Advisor – Professor Jonathan R. Peters, College of Staten Island

Dr. Rafael Mutis
“Hybrid Ethnobotanical Practices: Afro and Indigenous place-making in the contemporary Colombian Andean Pacific;
Advisor – Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore, The Graduate Center, CUNY

September 2020

Dr. Adam Davidson
"Data and Information as our New Transport Infrastructure: An Exploration into how the Modern Transport System is Being shaped by Information Technology"
Advisor - Professor Jonathan R. Peters - College of Staten Island

Dr. Andrea Gomez
"Evaluating Satellite-Based Sea Surface Temperatures, In Situ Observations, and Coral Symbiosis in Southwestern Puerto Rico”
Advisor – Professor Kyle McDonald – City College

Dr. Sara Egendorf
“Applying a Systems Approach to the Legacy of Lead (Pb) in Soil”
Advisor – Professor Zhongqi Cheng – Brooklyn College

Dr. Catherine King
“The emergence of ecosystems-based fisheries management from the groundfish crisis in New England:  An actor-network theory analysis”
Advisor – Professor Kenneth A. Gould – Brooklyn College

Dr. Francesca Manning
“A Defense and Expansion of the Theory of Capitalist Ground Rent:  Speculation, Securitization, and Struggles Over Land and Housing”
Advisor – Professor David Harvey – The Graduate Center CUNY

Dr. Aaron Davitt
“Informing on crop water-use, stress, and growth with integrated satellite remote sensing and modeling”
Advisor – Professor Kyle McDonald – City College

Dr. Brian Lamb
“Tidal Wetland Inundation & Vegetation Phenology from Space. A Synthesis of Approaches for Characterizing Ecological Status and Inundation Dynamics in Tidal Wetlands with Remote Sensing Observations”
Advisor – Professor Maria Tzortziou – City College

Dr. Maegan Ashley Miller
“Oceanic Groundings:  Maritime Geographies and Black Internationalism in the Early Twentieth Century”
Advisor – Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore – The Graduate Center CUNY

June 2020

Dr. Katherine Jensen
“A Multi-Satellite Remote Sensing Approach to Characterizing Surface Water Hydrodynamics:  Harmonizing Microwave Datasets to Support Retrospective and Contemporary Earth Science Investigations”
Advisor – Professor Kyle McDonald – City College

Dr. Anne Marie Spencer
“How to Break an Addiction:  A Case for Planetary Post-Capitalist Recovery”
Advisor – Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore – The Graduate Center CUNY

Dr. Samuel B. Stein
“Labor, Land Use, and the Luxury City”
Advisor – Professor Cindi Katz – The Graduate Center CUNY

February 2020

Dr. Andrea Mason
"Provenance of Tin in the Late Bronze Age Balkans: Preparation of cassiterite for Sn isotope analysis and the probalistic and Spatial Analysis of Sn Isotopes"
Advisor - Professor Wayne Powell - Brooklyn College

September 2019

Dr. Hector Agredano
"Rails to Revolution: Railway Workers and the Geographies of the Mexican Revolution"
Advisor - Professor Juliana Maantay - Lehman College

Dr. Eric Kutter
"Windflow Dynamics Over Complex Terrain"
Advisor - Professor Chuixiang Yi - Queens College

Dr. Hildegaard Link
"The Water/Energy Nexus: Climate, Consumption and Ecosystemt Services"
Advisor - Professor Yehuda Klein - Brooklyn College

Dr. Peter Matt
"The Role of Fluids in Ore Remobilization at the Balmat Zinc Deposit, NY"
Advisor - Professor Wayne Powell - Brooklyn College

Anna Paltseva
"Lead and Arsenic Contamination in Urban Soils of New York City"
Advisor - Professor Zongqi Chong - Brooklyn College

Dr. Christine Rahmadi
"Abrupt Climate Transitions"
Advisor - Professor Chuixiang Yi - Queens College

Dr. Elizabeth Sibilia
"Market Making: Crises and the Global Production of Shipbreaking in Chittagong, Bangladesh"
Advisor - Professor Cindi Katz - The Graduate Center

May 2019

Dr. Yi Tang
"The Disribution, Fractionation, and Application of the 210Po/210Pb System: Insights from Three GEOTRACES Transvects"
Advisor - Professor Gillian Stewart - Queens College

Dr. Celeste M. Winston
"'How toLose the Hounds': Tracing the Relevance of Marronage for Contemporary Anti-Police Struggles"
Advisor - Dr. Ruth Gilmore - The Graduate Center, CUNY

February 2019

Dr. John Shaughnessy Norton
"Little Siberia, Start of the North:  Prison, Crisis and Development in  Rural New York, 1968-1994" Advisor - Dr. Ruth Gilmore - The Graduate Center, CUNY

Dr. Lydia Pelot-Hobbs
“The Contested Terrain of the Louisiana Carceral State: Dialects of Southern Penal Extension, 1971-2016" 
Advisor – Dr. Ruth Gilmore – The Graduate Center, CUNY

Dr. Shemon Salem
“Limits of Black Radical Tradition and the Value-form"
Advisor – Dr. Ruth Gilmore – The Graduate Center, CUNY

September 2018

Brian Brigham
“Investigation of Biogeochemical Mechanisms of Greenhouse Gas Production in the Urban River Estuary”
Advisor – Dr. Gregory O'Mullan – Queens College

Rajashree Datta
“Quantifying the Effects of Wind Regimes and Temperature on Surface Melt over the Antarctic Peninsula (1982-2017) through Modeling, Remote Sensing, and In-Situ Data”
Advisor – Dr. Marco Tedesco – Columbia Lamont Observatory

Annesia Lamb
“Ulva sp. Bloom Dynamics in a Hyper-Eutrophic Estuary: Jamaica Bay, New York”
Advisor – Dr. Brett Branco – Brooklyn College

Ying Liu
“Regulation of Dissolved Arsenic Using Zero-Valent Iron with Gypsum and Sulfate Reducing Bacteria: Laboratory Microcosm and Column Studies”
Advisor – Prof. Zhongqi Cheng – Brooklyn College

Harry Maisch
“Taxonomy, Taphonomy, and Bioerosion of Lamniform and carcharhinifrom Shark Teeth from Onslow Bay, North Carolina and An Example Extension from the Gulf Coastal Plain of the U.S.A.”
Advisor – Dr. John Chamberlain – Brooklyn Colle


Deen Sharp
“Corporate Urbanization: Between the Future and Survival in Lebanon”
Advisor – Dr. Marianna Pavlovskaya – Hunter College

Christian Siener
“From Prison to Homeless Shelter: Camp LaGuardia and the Political Economy of an Urban Infrastructure”
Advisor – Dr. Ruth Gilmore – The Graduate Center, CUNY

Suhua Wei
“Impacts of Climate Extremes on Terrestrial Productivity”
Advisor – Dr. Chuixiang Yi – Queens College

May 2018

Jose L. Pillich
“Heat Stress Vulnerability Analyzing the Socio-Environmental Factors Influencing Heat Stress Hospital Visits and Implementation of Green Infrastructure in New York City”
Advisor – Professor Yehuda Klein – Brooklyn College

February 2018

John Anton
“A Canonized Cosmochemical Conundrum”
Advisor – Professor Harold Connolly – Rowan University

Christian Calienes Deza
“The Production of Space: Indigenous Resistance Movements in the Peruvian Amazon”
Advisor – Professor Ines Miyares – Hunter College 

Dhiman Mondal
“Evidence of the 1762 Arakan and Prior Earthquakes in the Northern Sunda Subduction”
Advisor – Professor Cecelia M. McHugh – Queens College

Dr. Mondal's research project involves geodynamic and paleoseismic studies of the northern segment of Indo-Burma subduction zone extending from the Saint Martin Island to Chittagong along the southeast coast of Bangladesh. The objectives of the study are to investigate the interseismic and coseismic deformation pattern along the Indo-Burma fold belt.  

Spiridon K. Papanikolaou
“Seasonal Characterization of New York City Urban Thermal Environment”
Advisor – Professor Sean Ahearn – Hunter College 

September 2017

John N. Bigolski
“The Formation of Fine-Grained Chondrule Rims in Unequilibrated Ordinary Chondrites”
Advisor – Professor Michael Weisberg – Kingsborough Community College

Rachel Goffe
“Capture and Abandon:  Social Reproduction and Informal Land Tenure in Jamaica”
Advisor – Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore – Graduate Center

June 2017

Sixto Emil Portilla
“The Role of Dietary Highly Unsaturated N-3 Fatty Acids in Northern Quahogs, Mercenaria Mercenaria, Through Decreasing Temperature”
Advisor – Professor Brett Banco – Brooklyn College

February 2017

Stephanie Lynn Devries
“Beyond the Obvious: Emerging Contaminants and Biogeochemistry as a Cause and Solution for Nitrogen Pollution”
Advisor – Professor Pengfei Zhang – City College

Rui Ding
“Removal of Organic Micro-Pollutants from Water using Sewage Sludge Based Composite Adsorbents”
Advisor – Professor Pengfei Zhang – City College

Maryam Karimi
“Impact of Urbanization on Temperature Variation in Big Cities: Measuring Health Risk While Targeting Vulnerable Population”
Advisor – Professor Reza Khanbilvardi – City College

Atsushi Tomita
“Land Change History of Oil Palm Plantations in Northern Bengkulu Province, Sumatra Island, Reconstructed from Landsat Satellite Archives”
Advisor – Professor Ines Miyares – Hunter College

September 2016

Cheila Eliana Cullen
“Guidance Index for Shallow Landslide Hazard Analysis”
Advisor – Professor Reza Khanbilvardi – City College

Charuta Jayant Kulkarni
“Lessons from the Past: Unfolding the Dynamics Among Climate, Balkan Landscapes, and Humans Over the Past Millennium”
Advisor – Professor Rebecca Boger – Brooklyn College

Laurel Turbin Mei-Singh
“Geographies of Desecration: Race, Indigeneity, and the Militarization of Hawaii”
Advisor – Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore – Graduate Center

Dr. Mei-Singh's research examines how indigenous cosmologies shape the anticolonial efforts and environmental justice discourses and practices that confront militarization in Wai'anae, a heavily militarized region of Hawai'i.

Keith Keiraro Miyake
“Institutionalizing Environmental Justice: Race, Place and the National Environmental Policy Act”
Advisor – Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore – Graduate Center

Dr. Miyake's dissertation examines race and environment as mutually constitutive systems of knowledge and spatialized governance within the modern state, focusing on the U.S. since the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

Stephanie Diane Wakefield
“Living Infrastructure Being, Time, and Government in New York City”
Advisor – Professor Cindi Katz – Graduate Center

John C. Wolbeck Jr.
“Comprehensive Mass Balance Isotope Schematics for Determining the Provenance of the Moon Forming Impactor”
Advisor – Professor Harold Connolly – Rowan University

June 2016

Gretchen M. Culp
“Increasing Accessibility for Map Readers With Acquired And Inherited Color Vision Deficiencies: A Re-Coloring Algorithm For Maps”
Advisor – Professor Julianna Maantay – Lehman College

February 2016

Lilja Nielsen
“Exploring Sewage Sludge/Fish Waste-Based materials As Absorbents Of Pharmaceuticals From Water Phase”
Advisor – Professor Teresa Bandosz – City College

Magdalena T. Ornstein-Sloan
“Re-Framing Informal Family Caregiving”
Advisor – Professor Kenneth Gould – Brooklyn College

Dr. Ornstein-Sloan's research focuses on the interactions between family caregivers and the larger long-term care and medical systems. Specifically, she critiques the dominant discourse around ‘caregiver burden’ for being reductionist by not including family members’ interactions with service providers and therefore suggests that service provision, while at times useful, also carries with it an additional burden that further complicates the lives of caregivers. 

September 2015

Heather Glickman-Eliezer
“Aerosol and Urban Heat Island Interactions with Warm Cloud-Top shortwave Infrared Reflectance and Visible Albedo”
Advisor – Professor Reza Khanbilvardi – City College

Stephen P. Boatright
“American Dreamer:  First-Time Homeownership and the Affective Geographies of Dwelling”
Advisor – Professor Cindi Katz – Graduate Center

Ousmane Sy Savane
“Effects of Aerosol on Cloud Water Path:  Statistical Method a Potential Source for Divergence in Observation based Correlative Studies”
Advisor – Professor Reza Khanbilvardi; City College

Gerald Rustic
“Eastern Tropical Pacific Climate and El Nino Variability During the Past Millennium”
Advisor – Professor Athanasios Koutavas – College of Staten Island

Dr. Rustic has studied the climate of the common era (0CE-present) using geochemical proxies from foraminifera. His research has focused on the highly dynamic Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, a key center-of-action for the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO). He's analyzed oxygen isotopes in individual foraminifera to reconstruct sea surface variability, and apply statistical tests to determine changes through time.  

May 2015


Patrick Michael Alexander
“Assessing Greenland Ice Sheet Albedo and Mass Blannce Variability Using In-Situ Data, Spaceborne Observation and Regional Model Outputs”
Advisor – Professor Marco Tedesco – City College

Samuel Frank
“Carbon Emission Policy in the United States Patchwork vs. National Policy”
Advisor – Professor John Seley – Graduate Center

Damayanti Gurung
“Microfossils as Proxies for Holocene Climate in Semi-Enclosed Basins:  The Hudson River Estuary, New York, USA and the Marmara Sea, Turkey”
Advisor – Professor Cecilia McHugh – Queens College

Daniel William Hauptvogel
“The State of the Oligocene Icehouse World:  Sedimentology, Provence, and Stable Isotopes of Marine Sediments from the Antarctic Continental Margin”
Advisor – Professor Stephen Pekar – Queens College

Jessica TY Miller
“Super Fun Superfund:  Polluted Protection Along the Gowanus Canal”
Advisor – Professor Kenneth Gould – Brooklyn College

Lesley Patrick
“Health Exposure, Socio-Economic Vulnerability, and Infrastructure at Risk to Current and Projected Coastal Flooding in New York City”
Advisor – Professor Julianna Maatany – Lehman College

Owen Toews
“Resettling the City?  Settler Colonialism, Neoliberalism, and Urban Land in Winnipeg, Canada”
Advisor – Professor Setha Low – Graduate Center

September 2014

Naomi Adiv
“The Amphibious Public: A Historical Geography of Municipal Swimming and Bathing, New York City, 1870-2013”
Advisor – Professor Setha Low – Graduate Center


Gordon Green
“Mapping Forest Canopy Structure with On-Demand Fusion of Remotely Sensed Data”
Advisor – Professor Sean Ahearn – Hunter College


Kimberly Handle
“Paleoecology of Late Cretaceous methane cold-seeps of the Pierre Shale, South Dakota”
Advisor – Professor Neil Landman – AMNH

Ning Ma
“The Interaction between arsenic and Struvite During Coprecipitation and Adsorption Processes”
Advisor – Professor Ashaki Rouff – Queens College


Stephen McFarland
“'With the Class-Conscious Workers Under One Roof':  Union Halls and Labor Temples in American Working-Class Formation, 1880-1970"
Advisor – Professor Ruth Wilson Gilmore – Graduate Center

Fernanda Santos
“Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics from Slow Turnover Soil Organic matter in Temperature Forest:  Pyrogenic Organic Matter and Fine Roots”
Advisor – Professor Jeffrey Bird – Queens College

Jaroslaw Schellner
“TV Audience Fragmentation:  Measurement, Causes and Economic Consequences”
Advisor – Dr. Lisa George – Hunter College

Suzanne Stempel
“Water Conservation as a Best Management Practice for the Mitigation of Combined Sewage Overflows; Case Study:  Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn, NY”
Advisor – Professor Zhongqi Cheng – Brooklyn College


May 2014

Katera Ya’Shea Moore
“In Harm’s Way:  How Philadelphia’s Urban Renewal Practices Steered Marginal People to Marginal Land”
Also – Certificate in Africana Studies
Advisor – Professor Kenneth Gould – Brooklyn College

February 2014

Jennifer Brisbane
“Historical Relationships Between Land Elevation and Socioeconomic Status in New York City:  A Mixed Methods GIS Approach”
Advisor – Professor Juliana Maantay – Herbert H. Lehman College

Moira Conway
“Gravity Modeling of Casinos in The United States:  A Case Study of Philadelphia”
Advisor – Professor John Seley – Graduate Center

Jennifer Renee Cox
“Suburban Heat Islands:  The Influence of Residential Minimum Lot Size Zoning on Surface Heat Islands in Somerset County, New Jersey”
Advisor – Professor William Solecki – Hunter College

Edward Rice
“Long-Term Warming and the Size and Phenology of Long Island Sound Plankton”
Advisor – Professor Gillian Stewart – Queens College

David Spataro
“We Work, We Eat Together:  Anti-Authoritarian Mutual Aid Politics in New York City, 2004-2013”
Advisor – Professor Cindi Katz – Graduate Center

Xiyan Xu
“Numerical Study of Canopy Flows in Complex Terrain”
Advisor – Professor Chuixiang Yi – Queens College

September 2013

Hanii Takahashi
“Study of Tropical Deep-Convective Processes and Water Vapor Variations Using NASA A-Train Data and Geostationary Satellite Observations”
Advisor – Professor Zhengzhao (Johnny) Luo – City College

May 2013

Ryan Ehrhart
“Scaling Food Security:  A Political Ecology of agricultural Policies and Practices in Bukindnon, Philippines”
Advisor – Professor Cindi Katz – Graduate Center

David Friedman
“ Policy Change Sustainability, and Environmental Justice:  Applications of the Long Island Markal, Model”
Advisor – Professor Yehuda L. Klein – Brooklyn College

Enrique Lanz Oca
“The El WHA Dam Removal Project and the Dematerialization of Nature”
Advisor – Professor Cindi Katz – Graduate Center

Rahul Sahajpal
“Developing Geochemical Proxies for a High Resolution Hydroclimate Record in Mono Lake Basin”
Advisor – Professor N. Gary Hemming – Queens College

February 2013

Anne Babette Audant
“Public Market to La Marqueta:  Shaping Spaces and Subjects of Food Distribution in New York City, 1930-2012”
Advisor – Professor Setha Low – Graduate Center

George Jose Musa
“Does Geography Matter?  Neighborhood Effects on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder of NYC Public School Children After 9/11”
Advisor – Professor William Solecki – Hunter College

September 2012

Bradley Gardener
And Then the Neighborhood Changed:  Jewish Intra-Urban Migration and Racial Identity in the Bronx, NY”
Advisor – Professor Marianna Pavlovskaya - Hunter

Christian Anderson
“West Side Stories:  Everyday Life and the Social Space of West Forty-Sixth Street”
Advisor – Professor Cindi Katz – Graduate Center

Amanda Huron
“The Work of the Urban Commons:  Limited-Equity Cooperatives in Washington, D.C."
Advisor – Professor Marianna Pavlovskaya – Hunter College

Elana Klein
“Late Pleistocene to Holocene Evolution, Sedimentation Processes, and Anthropogenic Impact of a Coastal System:  Raritan and Sandy Hook Bays, New Jersey"
Advisor – Professor Cecilia McHugh – Queens College

Caitlyn Nichols
“Temporal and Spatial Variability of Metal Distributions in Staten Island Marsh-Creek Systems:  Does Connectivity to the Arthur Kill Impact Anthropogenic enrichment, Sediment Quality and Toxicity Potential in NY/NJ HE Marsh Habitats?"
Advisor – Professor William Wallace – College of Staten Island

Nicholas Steiner
“Techniques for the Remote Sensing and Ground Measurement of Snow and Ice”
Advisor – Professor Marco Tedesco – City College


May 2012

Michael Porter
“The Environmental Justice Implications of New York States and New York City’s Brownfield Policies”
Advisor – Professor William Solecki – Hunter College

Benjamin Sallemi
“A Life Time Mortality Risk Analysis and Cost Benefit analysis Associated with Asbestos Exposure from the Collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11:  Does the Cost of US_EPA’s Residential Dust Clean Up In Lower Manhattan Exceed It’s Benefits?”
Advisor – Professor Robert Nolan – Graduate Center

February 2012

Philippe Amstislavski
“Access to Urban Food Outlets as a Predictor of Diabetes”
Advisor – Professor Juliana Maantay – Lehman College

Alexandra Tsekeri
“Development and Assessment of a Neural Network Approach for Retrieving Aerosol Properties from Multispectral, Multiangle Polarization Measurements”
Advisor – Professor Barry Gross – City College (Engineering)

May 2011

Lee Hachadoorian
"Tiebout Sorting and Jurisdictional Homogeneity: Empirical Validity and Ethical Implications"
Advisor- Professor Jochen Albrecht- Hunter College

Jingyu Wang
"Phosphorus Transport in the Bronx River: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis"
Advisor- Professor Hari Pant - Lehman College

February 2011

Debjani Ghatak
"Cryospheric Teleconnections: The Response of Northern Hemisphere Snow to the Atmospheric and Arctic Sea Ice Variations"
Advisor- Professor Allan Frei- Hunter College

Cristina Notaro
"The Interfaith Center: The Construction and Consequence of Interfaith Space"
Advisor- Professor Marianna Pavlovskaya- Hunter College

September 2010

Shihyan Lee
"Characterizing: Vegetation Structure and Biomass Using Lidar Remote Sensing"
Advisor- Professor Wenge Ni-Meister- Hunter College

Andrew Maroko
"Chronic: Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter and Heart Failure in New York City: A Methodological Exploration of Environmental Justice and Health"
Advisor- Professor Julianna Maantay- Lehman College

June 2010

Yumiko Iwasaki

"Systematics on Viaphacops Maxim ova, 1972 from Bolivia and Paleobiogeography of the Subfamily Phacopinae Hawle & Corda, 1847 for the Lower and Middle Devonian, with a Particular Emphasis on the Genus Paciphacops Maximova, 1972" 
Advisor- Professor Niles Eldredge- AMNH

Scott Larson
"Building Like Moses with Jacobs in Mind: Redevelopment Politics in the Bloomberg Administration"
Advisor- Professor Neil Smith- Graduate Center

Robert Bradford Stewart
''Toward a Spatial Understanding ofLatin American Immigrant worker Population Fatalities"
Advisor- Professor Ines Miyares - Hunter College

Qiang Yang
"Arsenic in Fractured Bedrock Aquifers in Greater Augusta, Marine USA"
Advisor- Professor Yang Zheng - Queens College

September 2009

Ylli Kellici
"An Analysis of the Performance of Public Elementary Schools in New York City During 2001-2005 from a Geographical Perspective"
Advisor- Professor Sean Ahearn- Hunter College

Hun Bok Jung
"Fate, Reaction and Transport of Groundwater Arsenic During Discharge to Waquoit Bay, USA and Meghna River, Bangladesh"
Advisor- Professor Yan Zheng- Queens College


February 2009

Angelos Lampousis
"Electrical Resistivity Imaging Study of Near-Surface Infiltration"
Advisor- Professor Patricia Kenyon - City College

Philip C. Laporta
"The Stratigraphy and Structure of the Cambrian and Ordovician Chert Bearing Carbonates of the Wallkill River Valley: The Stratigraphic Nature of the Chert and teir Archaeological Potential"
Advisor - Professor Hannes Brueckner - Queens College

Gordon Gruys Hinshalwood
"Biodegradation of Fuel, Oxygenates in Northeastern United States Aquifers with an Analysis of Underground Storage Tank Leaks"
Advisor- Professor David Locke - Queens College

September 2008


Noureddin Amaach
·"The Sedimentology, Mineralogy and Metal Contamination of Sediments in the Apex of the New York Bight, NY, USA: An Integrated Laboratory and Field Study of Trace Metal Behavior in an Urban Estuary."
Advisor- Professor Stephen Aja- Brooklyn College

Robert H.S. Applebaum
"Paleoclimate Signal from the Late Eocene New Jersey Continental Slope: A Multi-Proxy Approach"
Advisor- Professor Cecilia McHugh- Queens College

Jun Tu
"Assessing the Impact of Long-Term Land Use Changes on Water Quality in Eastern Massachusetts"
Advisor- Professor Zong-Guo Xia - Lehman College