MA and MS Thesis Titles







  • Jimenez Rivera, Erika P., "Assessment of the Socio-Environmental Impacts of the Urban Expansion using GIS and Remote Sensing in the City of Guayaquil, Ecuador." (2018). CUNY Academic Works.




  • Betancourt Mazur, Livia M., "Women Workin’ It in GIS: A Mixed Methods Study of Underrepresentation and the Gendered Experience among Female GIS Practitioners" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.
  • Cytryn, Margaret Joy, "Transportation and Sanitation Drivers of Land Use/Land Cover Change: Loss of the Jamaica Bay Wetlands" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.
  • Devlin, Jennifer M., Green schools - a new model in environmental education: a case study of Massachusetts public secondary schools
  • Dickerson, Kathryn, "The Innovation Makerspace: Geographies of Digital Fabrication Innovation in Greater New York City" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.
  • Gittleman, Mara, "Estimating Stormwater Runoff for Community Gardens in New York City" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.
  • Graves, Kristin K., "Using Spatiotemporal Methods to Fill Gaps In Energy Usage Interval Data" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.
  • Hatzis, Mimi Eve, "Utilizing Remote Sensing Imagery to Monitor Vegetation Change within World Heritage Sites" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.
  • Keating, William E., "The Doha Round and Globalization: A Failure of World Economic Development?" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.
  • Lee, Yuan Mei Joan, Uncovering the spatial-temporal communities in New York City's bike-share system
  • Lorenzo, Silvia Maria, "Spatial Analysis of the Financial Crisis: Modeling Financial Clusters Across the New York Metropolitan Area" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.
  • Murray, Wallace A. III, "Comparing three methods for estimating ozone depleting substance substitute greenhouse gases: Case study of the New York City Region" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.
  • Smyth, Araby, Mexican hometown associations in New York City: a study of transnational solidarity
  • Zablocki, Pawel Tomasz, "Suitability of Great South Bay, New York to Blooms of Pfiesteria piscicida and P. shumwayae Prior to Superstorm Sandy, October 29, 2012" (2015). CUNY Academic Works.


  • Cotter, Colin, Coastal change and archaeology: a case study of Gufuskalar, Snaefellsnes peninsula, Iceland
  • Jameson, Abby, Comparing aboveground tree biomass calculated from field diameter data and lidar data
  • Rogers, Daniel, Managerial margins: metropolitan regionalism, public corporations, and New York's Port Authority


  • Dooling, Brian W., Fracking the movie screen: the American debate over hydraulic fracturing reflected in the film Promised Land
  • Douglas, Robert, Lasers in the dark: utilizing LiDAR intensity for shadow correction of land cover classifications
  • Friedman, Erin, Sustainability challenged: assessing the impact of sea-level rise on Antigua's coastal economy and infrastructure
  • Leff, Jordan, A geography of cooperatives in the United States
  • Oshan, Taylor, Spatial interaction simulation methods for ancient settlement distributions in Central Italy
  • Pistolesi, Linda I., Mapping wetlands in the Hudson Highlands ecoregion with ALOS PALSAR: an effort to identify potential swamp forest habitat for golden-winged warblers
  • Slootskin, Zhennya, The sesiology of portolan charts


  • Ahmed, Sadiyah, Transforming the landscape: A closer look at Bengali communities in the Bronx
  • Bettinger, Eliza, Participatory Geographic Information Systems on the Geoweb: landscape, collaboration, and usability
  • Brady, Michael B., Watershed peak flow response to land use and extreme precipitation: assessment of the Upper Esopus Creek watershed in New York State, USA
  • Dempsey, Mark J., Estimation of planetary boundary layer heights using wind profiler data
  • Drew, Parry, Small footprint airborne LiDAR and dasymetric mapping: a workflow for more meaningful administrative areal units
  • Hill, Gwendolyn, Deconstructing the urban agriculture movement: utilizing discourse analysis to examine the framing processes of urban farms in New York City
  • Ierulli, Anthony F., A learning algorithm for modeling dynamic geographic phenomenon
  • Jenkins, Kevin, An assessment of the integration intent of New York City's 1969: school decentralization law and its associated district boundary delineation process
  • Martiny, Ana, A critical ecofeminist analysis of issues in commercial beekeeping
  • Rizzuto, Valerie, The provision of safe domestic water supply on the Island of Mauritius
  • Wongchanapai, Paradorn, Urban land cover change in Ratchaburi province, Thailand: 1989-2004


  • Araujo, Erin, Polluted streams: the political ecology of the resistance to water privatization in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
  • Glass, Eric, Using GIS to model urban neighborhoods as a type of vernacular region
  • Laroussi, Joanna, Development and contextualization of web mapping application "PUTES on the Web" for visualizing students´ transportation eligibility
  • Merchan, Paul, The effects of Spanish language media on community participation and migration of Latinos in New York´s predominantly Latino neighborhoods
  • Schlott, Kate B., Racialized space: a historical examination of conflicting land-use ideologies shaping contemporary Hawaiian politics
  • Sibilia, Elizabeth, Histories collide on the beaches of Chittagong, Bangladesh: a geographically scaled analysis of shipbreaking
  • Siener, Christian, "A rock my pillow and the sidewalk my bed": homeless geographies of New York City
  • Trager, Andrew, Bike-sharing rental location suitability analysis for Manhattan, New York City
  • Wilkerson, James Michael, The exclusion of men who have sex with men from the official statistical regime of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa


  • Cardinal, Christopher, Where should a land conservation organization conserve land? Prioritizing land for conservation in New York State with geographical information science and spatial decision support systems
  • Dziekan, Salvatore, Context sensitive geographic masks; implementations and evaluations of random perturbation for the protection of confidential spatial data in densely populated urban areas
  • Foltynski, Rafal, Regionalization of New York City street blocks by means of similarity measure and spatial compactness
  • Frank, Samuel T., Assessing government transparency and securitization of public space: a case study of New York City's lower Manhattan security initiative
  • Garcia, Jake, Carbon emissions trends among world cities
  • Jansen, Chipp, After the wall: public transit mobility changes in Berlin from 1989 to 2009
  • Minn, Michael, Tramm: Using Transit Feed Information to Visualize Transportation Poverty
  • Ritz, Thor, Facing the Food Crisis From The Belly of The Beast: The Politics of Urban Agriculture Projects in New York City
  • Sullivan, Alexandra, Urban agriculture in New York City: forms and potential spatial patterns
  • Whitacre, Mollie M., Development of a gaming-based simulation to model the impacts of blocked highway/railroad at grade crossings on traffic congestion and emergency response


  • Bialostozky, Evan, Development of A Mode Detection Algorithm For GPS-Based Personal Travel Surveys in New York City
  • Caggiano, Michael, Wildfire hazard vulnerability in Ruidoso, New Mexico
  • Davis, Elyssa, Community participation in improved rural water supply in the Dominican Republic
  • Hackbarth, Patricia, Combining Supervised Classification of Remote Sensing Images with Grayscale Change Detection Techniques to Locate Transition Zones
  • Hernandez, Mauricio, Changes in nutritional and occupational stress over time: the dietary impace on population health during the transition from incipient to intensive agriculture in Northeast China
  • Ibraheem, Abdullah, The Role of Sustainable Water Supply and Transportation for Urban Development: A Case Study of Lahore, Pakistan
  • Kirvin, Kerri L., A sociodemographic analysis of compliance with the New York City landmarks law: an examination of violations reported to the New York landmarks preservation commission
  • Milner, Daniel, The Coalesence of the American Popular Song Idiom: New York, 1820-1860
  • Nu, Jun-Jei Jason, From kockums crane to turning torso: urban entrepreneurialism and the urban sustainability mix in Malmo, Sweden
  • Stanek, Claire, A Geography of Minor League Baseball & Its Impact on Local Communities: The Atlantic League Example
  • Tanner, Sean, Ambiguous Territory: Landscapes of Landownership in Post-Civil War Guatemala


  • Derman, Brandon Barclay, A spatial decision support tool and evaluation of sites for ferry infrastructed development in the New York City Metropolitan region
  • Hartman, Adrienne Ottenberg, Spatial Thinking: A Scaffold For Early Geography Education
  • Ottati, Alexis L., Exploring controls on interior ocean 13C variability and regional productivity using transit time distribution probability functions
  • Quan, Rhoda, Application of geospatial techniques to evaluate access to cancer treatment facilities
  • Squicciarini, Kelly, Impact of land use on water quality in the Peconic Estuary


  • Kunches, Daniel, A Slippery Slope up the Mountain: The Role of Neoliberalism in a Highway Bypass Project Around Sonora, California
  • Alvarez, Joel A., Dominican suburbanization? An examination of Deominican assimilation outside of New York City in the New York Metropolitan Region
  • Donnelly, Nora, Urban Effects of Temperature and Precipitation
  • Santos, Fernanda, Quantifying the Scales of the Land Surface Heterogeneity
  • Starobin, Daniel J., Developing a Groundwater Pollution Potential-Governed Decision Support System for Land Use Planning: Case Study, Central Orange County, New York
  • Tota, Ilir, Assessing RadarSat-1 as a Potential Tool for Environmental Monitory of Long Island Sound
  • Wiley, Daniel, Planning Brooklyn Bridge Park: The Politicial Economy of Place


  • Aboki, Bala, Transportation asset management: the use of GIS in the development of a heavy vehicale (bus) index for the New York City street network
  • Campos, Ramiro, Pilgrims, spectable, and the sacred space of the Inkas: the geography of neoliberalism, monuments and world tourism in Cusco, Peru
  • Ira, Andreea Lilliana, Observational Validation Study of the Extended Mosaic Technique for the Land Surface-Atmosphere Coupling in Global Models
  • Mancell, Ben, Recycling Participation Disparities in New York City Neighborhoods
  • McKenzie, Jacqueline E., Diaspora driven development as a migration management strategy of economic development: a Jamaican case study


  • Donohue, John, Establishing a Geographic Information System for Local Government: Case Study of the Town of Smithtown
  • Keenan, Kevin, The Short-term Locational Effects of the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 on the Financial Industry in the New York Metropolitan Region
  • Treves, R. Valeria, Towards a Law Enforcement Technologies Complex: Situating Compstat in Neo-liberal Penality


  • Armentrout, Cornelius, The Journey to Work Mode Choice Implications of Brooklyn's Local Street Connectivity
  • Chan, Siu Sang, Eutrophication and Hypoxia in Jamaica Bay
  • Hodges, Sara, Open Space in New York City: A GIS-based Analysis of Equity of Distribution and Access
  • Larson, Scott, El mundo bajo: an exploration of male homosexual space in Havana, Cuba
  • Morgan, Michael, Morphological Analysis of the Evolution of Mattituck Inlet, Long Island, New York
  • Potouridis, Ioannis, Observations of wildfire occurrences
  • Schembri, Glenn, Algal Blooms in the Lower Hudson Estuary
  • Seirup, Lynn A., Who gets hurt? Mapping social vulnerability in New York City
  • Sobolowski, Stefan, Exploring the Relationships between North American Snowpack and Modes of Atmospheric Circulation


  • Annegers, Clarice, A Social Geography of Prostitutes in Manhattan from 1950 to 1960
  • Cox, Jennifer, Multi-Temporal Urban Land-Cover Change: Quantifying Urbanization
  • Santoni, Naomi, A Geographic Exploration of Primary Health Care Needs and Services within the State of New Jersey


  • Brody, Sheila, The Impact of Medical Information on the Geography of Kidney Transplant Center Utilization
  • Copeland, Andrea, A Neighborhood Analysis of Public Library Use in New York City
  • Stanley Kess, Samuel, Hurricanes and New York City
  • Prasad, Shivangi, Growth and Distribution of Help Supply Services in the USA: A Geographical Analysis
  • Reimer, Dana G., The Korean American Dream: Korean Women and the Development of the Nail Salon Business in Manhattan
  • Swanson, Richard F., Multi-criteria Decision-making and Land Development Issues in Mesa County, Colorado


  • Flaks, Indrawati, Environmental Adaptation to Andean Sacred Landscapes: Inca Organic Architecture
  • Plumer, Douglas, Thawing the Meatpacking District: Gentrification on Manhattan's Lower West Side


  • Aminjafari, Marzieh, Using a Geographic Information System to Market Continuing Education Programs
  • Graziosi, Giovani H., Understanding the Impacts of Information on the Urban Environment
  • Hanson, Christopher, Geographic Variation in the Utilization Rate of Breast Conservation Therapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer in New York City and Long Island 1984-96
  • Lanoue, Kristin K., Visualizing Uncertainty in Geographic Data Using Animation
  • Reilly, Colin F., Crime in the Vicinity of Police Precinct Houses: A Reduced Incidence Model of Geographic Variation
  • Romano, Maddalena, Modeling malaria: analyzing the interaction between climate, geography, and distribution of vectors in Thailand


  • Altmueller, Alicia Jeanne, Nowhere to Hide: Puerto Rican Women and their Fear of Crime in New York City
  • DeCarlo, Anjanette L., Sustainable Agricultural Development in Hyper-arid Regions: Case Study of the Colca Plantation, Arequipa, Peru
  • Kranick, Julie A., Place, Risk, and HIV: Street-walking Prostitutes as an STD Core Group
  • Lapidus, Joshua, The Ecology of National Liberation: Nature and Environmentalism in Revolutionary Nicaragua
  • McSorley, Kathryn E., A geography of dental health needs in New Jersey: prioritizing at-risk communities using GIS
  • McSpedon, Joesph D., The Chinese in Peru: The Evolution of an Immigrant Community
  • Papanikolaou, Spiridon K., Geo-Referencing of Marine Parameters with SeaWiFS and SeaDAS
  • Pierson, George Douglas, Wetland Wastewater Treatment: The Spray Irrigation Facility at Delhi, N.Y.
  • Tatlock, Sonia N., The Spatial Relationship between Drug Complaints and Housing Abandonment: A Study of Central Harlem, Manhattan, New York


  • Baltaci, Aydin, Cartographic Communication by Point Symbols
  • Curran, Winifred, Creative Destruction: City Policy and Urban Renewal in Fort Green, Brooklyn
  • Evans, Stephen C., Locational Efficiency of New York City's Public Acute-Care Hospitals
  • Henry, Sherrylyn L., Sustainable Development and the Socio-Demographics of Environmental Concern: Study of the Southeast Peninsula of St. Kitts
  • Mountz, Alison, Salvadoreans in New Jersey: Living in Limbo
  • Shumon, Brian, The Effect of Economic Restructuring on Mexican Internal Migration, 1985-1990
  • Sklar, Robert L., 1990 United States Census PUMS Files Project
  • Stein, Mark J., Spatial Familiarity in Vertical and Horizontal Environments: A Comparison of Two College Campuses


  • Ding, Jie, Comparison of DEMs Derived from USGS 7.5 Minute Quadrangles and Digital Photogrammetry
  • Gilman, Brett, A Spatial Clustering of Breast Cancer on Dead-end Water Mains in West Islip, NY
  • Mantus, Jeffrey, A Geographic Model for Phosphorus Trading in the Middle Branch Reservoir Watershed
  • Nedlin, Alexander, Ukraine: Geopolitical Myths and Realities
  • Pratt, Delene E., A Graphical Analysis of Lung Cancer Variation in New York City
  • Zeineddin, Hossein S., Geopolitical Analysis of Dependent Territories and the United Nations Decolonization Process


  • Baiamonte, Anthony, An Equity Model for Locating Environmentally Hazardous Facilities in Densely Populated Urban Areas
  • Browne, Dave J., A Geographic Information System for Effective Selection of Economic Develpment Zones in New York State
  • Das, Joyetta, Terrain Mapping Using Inclined Contours: An Empirical Study of Visualization Effectiveness
  • Gowen, Kenneth J., The Role of the Real Estate Agent in the Development of the Hispanic Immigrant Enclaves in New York City
  • Kramer, Jakob., Integration of a GIS with a Local Scale Self-Modifying Cellular Automaton Urban Growth Model in Southeastern Orange County, New York
  • Moehle, Ronald., Jamaica Bay Port Proposals, 1898-1950: An Application of Borchert's Theory of Metropolitan Evolution
  • Paine, Jennifer Anne, A Culturally Determined Migration Process: Japanese Immigration to New York City
  • Petersen, Phyllis A., A comparison of wages and occupation mix for New York City and its commuting region


  • Alexander, Bruce P., An Adaptation of the Center-Periphery Model in a Geopolitical Analysis of the Western Roman Empire during the Pax Romana
  • Angiolelli, Theresa A.G., Modeling the Impact of Seasonal Mass-Tourism on Year-Round Residents´ Sense of Place
  • Debebe, Yohannes, Application of GIS in Selecting Cities for Development in Ethiopia
  • Flanagan, Colette, A Test of Cloropleth Figure Ground Assumptions for Animated Cartography
  • Litke, Ann L., On the Causes and Measurement of Terrain Interpolation Error
  • Timander, Linda, Breast Cancer Incidence in West Islip, New York: A Search for Spatial Clusters


  • Huddy, Andrew J., The Significance of Departure Station Characteristics on Commuter Selection: Case Study of the Long Island Railroad
  • Lugo, Jaime, Implementation of Triangulated Quadtree Sequencing for a Global Relief Data Structure
  • Noran, Charles A., Sensitivity Analysis of Parameter Settings for Several Unsupervised Classifiers
  • Plotch, Benjie, Estimating Phosphorus Export in Three Croton System Stream Basins of the New York City Water Supply Using a Geographic Information System
  • Turner, Gregory D., Factors Influencing Wetlands Conservation Among Residents and Developers in Two New Jersey Counties
  • Weisner, Cheryl G., Pediatric Asthma and Outdoor Air Pollution in Brooklyn and Queens: A Geographical Analysis


  • Klebicki, Krzysztof, Land Use as a Determinant of Nitrate Contamination of Shallow Ground Water in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island, New York


  • Cheng, Ze Ming, The Process of Political Redistricting: An Analysis of the Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) in New York City
  • Thongs, Dominique Jacques, Representation and Analysis of Contour Curvature at Different Scales


  • Hansen, William J., A Comparison of Spatial Interpolation Methods
  • Tempalski, Barbara, The Spatial Distribution of Dracunculiasis in Northern Zou Province, Benin


  • Novins, Scott H., A Critical Analysis of Epidemic Disease in Baja California
  • Plews, Reese W., Implementation and Testing of the Sweep Algorithm for Building Triangulated Irregular Networks


  • Albers, Bryan, Radiometric Measurements for Gap Probability Modeling in Coniferous Trees
  • Fisher, Austin, Altered States: A Map Projection Software Package
  • Huang, Zuedong, Some Basic Algorithms for Geographic Information Systems
  • Koeppel, Ian J., Institutional Factors in the Development of a Geographic Information System
  • Mullin, Barbara M., Technical and Stylistic Changes in Type on National Geographic Maps, 1888-1988


  • Elsis, Ronald E., The Perception of Three-Dimensional Representations


  • Grossman, Roy H., Clay mineralogy of selected stratigraphic sections in the lower mid-Devonian Hamilton group
  • Tanner, James J., Carbonate flunctuations in deep sea cores from the arabian sea and their paleo-climatic significance


  • Cavallero, George, Diatom zonation in miocene sediments from Maryland


  • Feldman, Howard R., Morphologic variation in a Paleocene Terebratulid Brachiopod (Oleneothyris harlani) from Hornerstown formation of New Jersey
  • Reed, Robert J., Photogeologic interpretation and photogrammetric survey of the Whitestone anticline, Upper Whitestone River area, Northern Ogilvie Mountains, Northern Yukon Territory, Canada