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College of Environment and Design

Ph.D. STUDENT DIRECTORY                      

Lynn AbdouniLynn Abdouni
Master of Landscape Management, Chatham, Pittsburgh, PA
BFA in Graphic Design, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Hometown: Sultan Yaaqoub, Lebanon
Research interests: the Pan-Arab highway, international transportation “complete corridors”, geospatial analysis for regional planning, aesthetic mapping.
Starting year: Fall 2016 (the Graduate of 2022)  




Jungho AhnJungho Ahn
Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Master of Science in Urban Planning, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
BA of Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Hometown: Gangneung, South Korea
Research interests: City Planning, Sustainability, Public Transportation, Geospatial Analysis
Starting year: Fall 2018



Yi 'Thea' CuiYi 'Thea' Cui
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia
MS in Digital Cinema, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
BA in Animation, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Hometown: Shanghai, China
Research interests: Public spaces, Spatial configurations and human behaviors, Shrinking Cities, Geospatial application and analysis
Starting year: Fall 2016




Jingxian LiJingxian 'Lily' Li 
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh 
BA in Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University 
Hometown: Changsha, Hunan, China
Research interests: Landscape Architecture, Cultural Landscape, Historic Gardens, Designed Landscape
Starting year: Fall 2018





Jucheng 'Jase' Lu

Juncheng ‘Jase’ Lu
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia
BA in Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China
Hometown: Chongqing, China
Research interests: Urban Sustainability, Sustainable Planning and Design, Urban Design, Green Infrastructure
Starting year: Fall 2018





Manasi ParkhiManasi Parkhi
Master of Urban Planning and Design, University of Georgia
BA of Architecture, University of Pune, India
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Research interests: Public transportation, transit-oriented development, active living, walkable and transit friendly community design, mixed-use design.
Starting year: Fall 2016   (the Graduate of 2022)




Nasim RezvanpourNasim Rezvanpour
Master of Science in Urban Design, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
Hometown: Ardebil, Iran
Research interests: Urban Design and Policy, City Management, Sustainable Transportation, City Branding/Marketing, City Identity/Image
Starting year: Fall 2018 (the Graduate of 2022)




Micah TaylorMicah Taylor
MS in Geospatial Science, University of Redlands, Redlands CA
BS in Environmental Science, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga TN
Hometown: Chapel Hill, TN
Research interests: Visual Communication, Emerging Technology, Geospatial Science, and Environmental Psychology
Starting year: Fall 2017 (the Graduate of 2022)





Jill ThompsonJill Thompson
MA in Public Administration, Valdosta State University, Valdosta GA
BA in Furnishings and Interiors, University of Georgia
Hometown: Madison, GA
Research interests: Energy and Environmental Design, Sustainability, Campus Planning, Healthy Homes-Green Building Practices, Residential Interior Design
Starting year: Fall 2016




Weiye 'Nicole' WangWeiye 'Nicole' Wang
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia
BA in Landscape Architecture, Nanjing Forestry University, China
Hometown: Jiangsu, China
Research interests: Urban Ecology, Cultural Landscapes

Starting year: Fall 2016





Weiye 'Nicole' WangShweta Vardia
MS in Structural Analysis of  Historic Constructions  Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic and University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal under Erasmus Mundus Program

BArch, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India
Hometown:Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Research interests:Historic Preservation, World Heritage Sites, Conservation

Starting year: Spring 2021



Sarah BeesonSarah Zibanejadrad Beeson
MS in of  Environmental   Management, University of Maryland, University Commons, Adelphi, Maryland;  

MBA, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia;

BA - Journalism, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia   
Hometown: Roswell, Georgia, United States
Research interests: Land use, Low-income communities, zoning, infrastructure
Starting year: Fall 2021




Marsha BomarMarsha Anderson Bomar
MS Transportation Planning and Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, NY;

MSE Civil Engineering, Princeton University, NJ;

BS Math, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, NY  
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Research interests:Transit, transportation planning, public policy
Starting year: Spring 2021



Jiyue ZhaoJiyue Zhao
Master of Landscape Architecture, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China;
B.Eng. in Urban Planning and Design, Tianjin Chengjian University, Tianjin, China
Hometown:Lanzhou, Gansu, China
Research interests: Urban morphology, Green infrastructure, Sustainable Design 
Starting year: Fall 2019



Yulia Shaffer-FadinaYulia Shaffer (Fadina)
M.S. in Sustainability Science, Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, Asheville, North Carolina, USA;
B.A. in Biology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; B. Arch., Azerbaijan State Art Academy, Baku, Azerbaijan;
Hometown: Baku, Azerbaijan
Research interests: Urban ecosystems, Regenerative Design, Socio-ecological systems, environmental planning 
Starting year: Fall 2021




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