Ph.D. Students

Michael Howe

Frostburg State University (2010 – 2014), Frostburg, MD

Bachelor of Science Awarded 2014


Research Interests:


- Applications of GIS related to predictability and suitability modeling

- Land Use / Land Cover analysis

- Web GIS

- Cartography




Dr. Wenwu Tang

Claudio Owusu

PhD Advisor: Dr. Eric Delmelle

MA Geography, Western Michigan University

BS Geomatic Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana


Research Interests:

Geographic Information Science & Technology

Health & Medical Geography

Spatial Analysis & Modeling

Huifang Zuo


  • May 2016 Ph.D. Research Method in Education at UNC-Charlotte
  • Jan  2016 M.S.   Geography Information Science at UNC-Charlotte
  • July 2009 M.S.   Beijing Normal University Modern Chinese Literature
  • July 2007 B.A.    Shandong University Chinese Literature and Language

Research Agenda:

Ran Tao

B.S. Wuhan University, China

Advisor: Jean-Claude Thill

  • Transportation Geography
  • Spatial Modeling
  • Spatial Econometrics
  • Cybergis

Michael Desjardins

PhD Advisor: Dr. Eric Delmelle

BA Geography, Keene State College (2014)

MA Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2016)

Research Interests:

-Geographic Information Science & Technology

-Health & Medical Geography

-Spatial Optimization


Jing Deng

B.S. China University of Geosciences, Beijing

Advisor: Eric Delmelle

  • GIS technology & application
  • Digital land use planning
  • Agent based modeling
  • Urban complexity and modeling