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Phone: 419.530.2545
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Geography Colloquium Series 

The Department of Geography & Planning Hosts a Bi-Weekly Colloquium Series. The series features presentations by geography professionals on their research. Colloquium topics include environmental, transportation, cultural, and economic geography.

The Colloquium Series


  • Exposes geography students to research methodology through example
  • Introduces the students to our local geospatial professionals
    Illustrates the diverse career potentials a degree in spatial sciences merits
  • Encourages discussion through a question and answer session on the presentation.

Graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend!

SPRING 2019 Colloquium Schedule 

February 1st
Yanqing XU, University of Toledo

February  15th
Derek Alderman, University of Tennessee

March 15th
Kalyn Rossiter, Ohio Northern University

March 29th
Stephanie Ryberg-Webster, Cleveland State University

Meets at Fridays 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Synder Memorial 3066. 

Spring 2019 Colloquim PDF

Dr. Fahui Wang



Dr. Fahui Wang visited our department on Sep. 23, 2016. His presentation topic is "The Matter of Geography (GIS) in Health Studies".




Xi Li made a presentation on Sep. 9, 2016.

Jeff Jowett



Mr.Jeff Jowett and Mr.Eric Baker visited our department on Mar. 18, 2016.

Eric Baker  

Karie Peralta



Dr.Karie Peralta made a presentation on Feb. 26, 2016.

Kefa Otiso



Dr.Kefa Otiso made a presentation on Feb. 12, 2016.

His presentation topic is "Riding a Tiger: The Dialectics of Global Nairobi".

Elizabeth Mack



Dr.Elizabeth Mack made a presentation on Jan. 29, 2016.

Her research program evaluates the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on the development trajectory of regional economies. 

Irfan Kaygalak



Dr.Irfan Kaygalak made a presentation on Jan. 15, 2016.

His presentation topic is "Geographic Dimensions of Innovative Knowledge Production".

Dr. Dennis Keating



Dr. Dennis Keating visited the department on Nov. 20, 2015.

His presentation topic is "Comparative Social Changes in Three Formerly Declining Cleveland Neighborhoods".

Dr. Alessandra Faggian



Dr. Alessandra Faggian visited the department on Oct. 23, 2015.

Her presentation topic is "Human capital migration and salaries: an examination of US college graduates".

Joshua Akers



Dr. Joshua Ackers visited the department on Oct. 2, 2015.

His presentation topic is "Property in Practice", in which Dr.Ackers examined policies and practices implemented over the past decade that were intended to address vacancy and abandonment and reinvigorate property markets of Detroit... 

Academic Symposium



Academic Symposium “Creating a Social Compact between Greater Toledo and The University of Toledo: From Knowledge to Action”
Dr. Sharon Gaber, Dr. Michael Dear, Dr. Kenneth Reardon and Dr. Neil Reid. Moderator: Dr. Patrick Lawrence

Christine Connell



Mr.Christine Connell visited the department on Sep. 11, 2015.

His presentation topic is "Toledo metropolitan Area Council of Governments-Vision Statement".

Rachel Franklin



Dr.Rachel Franklin visited the department on Apr. 17, 2015.

Her presentation topic is "Finding the True Migration Magnets: Decomposing the Sources of Human Capital Stock Increases in U.S. metropolitan Areas".




Dr.Lisa DeChano-Cook visited the department on Mar. 20, 2015.

Her presentation topic is "Motivations and Learning Physical Geography".

Tim Fisher



Dr.Tim Fisher visited the department on Feb. 20, 2015.

His presentation topic is "Drainage from glacial Lake Agassiz: Did it Cause Rapid Climate Change?".

David Dean



Mr.David Dean shared with us his experience in career and introduced the projects he worked and is working on at Michigan Tech with a topic named "What I did after I graduated" on Feb. 06, 2015. 

John Callewaert



Dr. John Callewaert introduced the Integrated Assessment Center and their programs to us on Jan. 23, 2015.

Patrick L. Etchie



Mr.Patrick Etchie shared with us his experience in study and career and introduced some projects in the Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. with a topic named "Careers in Planning and Consulting Services" on April. 18, 2014. 

Adam Demars



Mr.Adam Demars shared with us his study experience in our department with a topic named "The Road to Tomorrow" on Mar. 21, 2014. 

Jeff Kodysh



Mr.Jeff Kodysh shared with us his working and living experience in Panama with a topic named "Desde Toledo a Panama-My Journey to Peace Crops Service"  through Skype on Jan. 31, 2014. 

Dr. Jerry Thomas



Dr. Jerry Thomas visited the department on Jan. 17, 2014.

His presentation topic is "Reflections on a Liberal Education and Geography Mindset from Toledo.".

Dr.Godwin Djietror



Dr. Godwin Djietror visited the department on Nov. 15, 2013.

His presentation topic is "Impact of Unsafe and Boarded-up Buildings on Neighboring Property Values in Huntington, West Virginia, 2002-2013.".

Dr.James P. Lewandowski



Dr. James Lewandowski visited the department on Oct. 4, 2013.

His presentation topic is "Spatial Patterns of Road Mortality: Assessing Turtle Barrier Conservation Strategies".

Dr.Tom Chapman



Dr. Tom Chapman visited the department on Sept. 20, 2013.

His presentation topic is "Best Practices in teaching: Cartography:Experience".


Dr.Lan Mu



Dr. Lan Mu visited the department on Sept. 6, 2013.

Her presentation topic is "A Mixed-level Regionalization Method for Constructing Geographic Areas in Health Data Dissemination and Analysis".




Dr. McLaughlin visited the department on Mar. 15, 2013.

His presentation topic is "The geographic and institutional factors of the U.S. housing bubble: the role of regulation, amenities, and taxation".

Dr. Ding



Dr. Ding visited the department on Feb. 15, 2013.

His presentation topic is "An Updated of The Residential Mortgage Market in The City of Detroit".

Dr. Munroe



Dr. Munroe visited the department on Feb. 1, 2013.

Her presentation topic is "The Socioecological 'Transitions' of Working Forests in the 21st Century".

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Last Updated: 1/14/19