2018 Ph.D. Opportunity in WVU

The Geography Program at West Virginia University is currently recruiting graduate students for the 2018-19 academic year, with opportunities for funding though competitive University fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. WVU Geography offers both Masters and Doctoral degrees and a rigorous certificate program in Geographic Information Science.  Our graduate program is composed of 19 core geography faculty (http://www.geography.wvu.edu/people) whose areas of expertise include: human-environment relations, climate change, political geography, migration and refugee studies, spatial science, digital humanities, forest ecosystem modeling, cultural and political ecologies, conservation science, feminist geography, science and technology studies, humanitarianism, land change science, critical cartographies, food justice, and development geography.  Faculty are currently conducting research in Sub-Saharan Africa, South and East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States, including Appalachia.

2018-2019 Funded Research Assistantship Positions

 

Immersive Virtual Reality for Geovisualization and Geography Education

This study will focus on developing theoretical & practical approaches of immersive Virtual Reality for geovisualization and geography education. Integration of GIS and immersive VR will provide innovative ways for geovisualization. Looking for students having interests on this emerging powerful technology. RA responsibility includes assisting research design and VR module development. 2 years of RA support will be guaranteed, with continuing funding upon progress. GIS and/or programming background is desired, but not required.

Webpage: http://insuhong.wixsite.com/blog/

Faculty Information: Dr. Insu Hong, insu.hong@mail.wvu.edu 

Health care disparity and accessibility in West Virginia

This study will focus on analysis of spatial/aspatial disparity of health care in West Virginia. GIS and location science based approaches, such as spatial-temporal accessibility analysis, location analysis, and optimization, will be applied for addressing health care accessibility issues in West Virginia. RA responsibility includes assisting research design, data collection, and analysis. GIS background is desired, but not required.

Webpage: http://insuhong.wixsite.com/blog/

Faculty Information: Dr. Insu Hong, insu.hong@mail.wvu.edu

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