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UToledo PhD SISS Dec 2014
From left: Lawrence, Wang, Lindquist, Ames, Eloff, Czajkowski

The Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toledo is pleased to announce that at the university fall 2014 commencement on December 20th, the first graduates of the PhD program in Spatially Integrated Social Science received their doctorate degrees: April Ames (advisor Dr Kevin Czajkowski), Eric Wang (advisor Dr Peter Lindquist) and Jeff Eloff (advisor Dr Oleg Smirnov, economics).  The SISS Phd program at U Toledo started in 2009 and is an unique multidisciplinary program involving faculty from four departments within the College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science and Public Administration, Sociology and Anthropology, and Geography and Planning) with the Department of Geography and Planning serving as the advising and administrative department for the program, Dr. Peter Lindquist as the program director and advisor. There are currently 14 students in the SISS Phd program from a variety of academic backgrounds within the social sciences and currently engaged in dissertation research in areas including transportation, public heath, economics, GIScience, and environment).