STUDENTS

I see advising and mentoring students as an extension of my role as an educator and scholar. Every academic year at Cornell, I work with student advisees to direct independent studies, exit projects, and honor theses. I currently chair 3 PhD committees and serve on another. I actively support the work students do to advocate for change, and the work of student-led organizations, as I view student participation in shared governance, in part, as an important form of apprenticeship for being change-agents in the real world.

Doctoral Students | Masters Students | Undergraduate Students

 

DOCTORAL STUDENTS

 

NIDHI SUBRAMANIYAM

PhD (Ongoing)

Nidhi Subramanyam is a doctoral student in CRP at Cornell. Her current research examines the socio-spatial dynamics of rural-urban transitions in small cities in the Global South and investigates configurations of urban governance that will help these city-regions realize sustainable and equitable futures. Nidhi’s professional and research experiences span India, Canada, South Africa, and the United States. She has a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Mumbai in India.

DIETERICH BOUMA

PhD (Ongoing)

Dieterich wishes to produce compelling science that improves lives by furthering equity and justice in land ownership and use in South Asia. After his doctoral program, he wants to share his interest in land use and environmental planning with students through teaching and research.

 

ANDREW RUMBACH

PhD 2011

Andrew Rumbach is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Colorado Denver. Rumbach’s research centers on household and community risk to natural hazards and climate change, in the United States and India. Rumbach received his PhD and Masters in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and a BA in Political Science from Reed College.

SHOSHANA GOLDSTEIN

PhD 2019

Shoshana Goldstein's current research explores planning history and urban governance in northern India, specifically questions surrounding the impacts of economic liberalization, public-private partnerships, and internal migration on urban development and placemaking for new towns.

JOHNATHAN THOMPSON

PhD 2004

Johnathan is an environmental planner and project manager for aquatic restoration strategies and watershed plans, stream channel and floodplain restoration engineering designs, third-party design reviews, and as-built surveys and documentation.

KAJRI MISRA

PhD 2009

Kajri graduated from Cornell after having published research on 'Gender Quotas, the Politics of Presence, and the Feminist Project: What Does the Indian Experience Tell Us?'. She's interested in questions of governance and gender in Indian cities.

SHERYL-ANN SIMPSON

PhD 2014

Simpson, an assistant professor in the Department of Human Ecology, is a specialist in urban studies. Simpson completed her Ph.D. in city and regional planning at Cornell University before joining the UC Davis faculty in 2013. She also has a master’s degree in community development and planning from Clark University.

RESHMI THECKTIL

PhD 2012

Reshmi, during her time at Cornell Co-Authored "Beyond 'Participation': From Risk Management to Processes of Dialogue, Debate, and Negotiation," with John Forester.

 

MASTERS STUDENTS

 

ALEKHYA MUKAVILLI

MRP 2021

Alekhya is currently a Master in Regional Planning Candidate at the school of Architecture, Art and Planning with a special interest in equitable and sustainable water and energy infrastructure. Prior to switching her career, Alekhya worked in Citigroup in New York City as an analyst in the Investment Banking Division. Having grown up in International Schools in Thailand, Vietnam, and India, Alekhya is a global citizen and loves working with people from all types of backgrounds.

ANTHEA FERNANDES

MRP 2021

Born and raised in Mumbai, and trained as an architect, Anthea's aim is to find a balance between development and protection of heritage and cultural identities within our cities. Through her research on cities in the Global South, she is looking to collaborate with organizations that work with communities and cultural sites subjected to rapid transformation.

 

DOMINIC MATHEW

MRP 2018

Worked on Decentralization in Myanmar: The Evolution of the Development Affairs Organization (DAO)

JACOB STOCK

MRP 2018

Conceiving An Emancipatory Technology: Spatial-Data Infrastructure, Participatory Governance, and Indian Urban Development.

JIA LI

MRP 2016

Chinese Urban Green-way Practices 
Planning and Implementation: 
A Case Study of Tianjin Urban Green-way.

TARU

MRP 2015

NGO’s in the Face of Conflict and Structural Violence: The Jharkhand Story

CLAIRE FLURIN

MRP 2015

“Eco-Districts”: Development and Evaluation A European Case Study

MAX TAFFET

MRP 2014

The Evolution of Shared Workspace: Assessing the Urban Place of Coworking Businesses in Theory, Real Estate, & History

JULIANA  FULTON

MRP 2013

Electrification and Its Effects in a Rural African Village

VINEET JOHN

MRP 2013

Bus Rapid Transit

DHANYA ELIAS

MRP 2012

Mapping Demographic Change in a Post Industrial Neighborhood

THANE MAXWELL

MRP 2012

A Revitalization Plan for Atlanta’s Oakland City Neighborhood

SARA HERNANDEZ

MRP 2007

Growing up in New York City: Planning for a University-Initiated Growing up in Cities Project

TANUSHRI KUMAR

MRP 2006

The Political Contestation of Space: The Dynamics of Power and Community Opposition in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

ASHLEY RUSSEL

MRP 2006

Happy Town: Ethnic Entrepreneurs and Tourism Spaces in Yunnan, China

ANISA DRABOO

MRP 2005

Resisting Violence: Struggles of Kashmiri Women to Survive Political Conflict

SIMA THAKKAR

MRP 2004

Water Provision in Santiago de los Caballeros.

SONIA WALLMAN

MRP 2003

Advocacy in Gender Policy and Advocacy in Gender Programming: Prospects for Synergy. A World Food Program Case Study.

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

 

DO HYUN BYUN

Towards Responsibility and Sovereignty: Lessons from the History of the Political Economy of Agriculture and Changing Social relations for Controlled Environment Agriculture (UG Honor's Thesis).

QUINN KELLY

Analyzing Cycling Policy in American Cities: the Two-Wheeled Approach to a Healthy, Equitable, and Sustainable Future (UG Honor's Thesis).

HANNA REICHEL

24 Acres in Louisville, Towards an Edible Urbanism: A Case Study of West Louisville, Kentucky (UG Honor's Thesis).

DEEPA SAHARIA

Precarization of Work under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, A Case Study in the Nilgiris District (ILR with Sarosh Kuruvilla).

 
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