The academic activities in the DEEGS are devoted to both Teaching and Research. Students in our programs have a wide variety of interests and skill-sets that lead to further graduate study or work in the profession arena. Below are some of the work created by our faculty and students.
Dr. Gordana Vlahovic's primary research interests are in the area of seismotectonics and geohazards. She has worked extensively on the imaging of the intraplate seismic zones in North America by using tomography and potential field methods. Her secondary research interest is in geoscience education. For more information on current research results and publications as well as the list of collaborators please visit NCCU Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology web page: http://www.nccu.edu/academics/institutesandcenters/crest/research/geophysicalModeling/index.cfm
Dr. Timothy Mulrooney is an Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). His Ph.D. dissertation focused on the assessment of GIS metadata for large spatial databases within the open programming source environment using languages such as Perl, PHP and R. He has a vested interest in all forms of GIS, including GIS data standards, GIS education and subject areas in which GIS can be applied at the college and high school level. He sees GIS as a powerful tool to bridge social science research with STEM disciplines and feels that GIS is an effective technical skill that can set job applicants apart from those who do not have these skills. Some of his recent research includes:
Mulrooney, Timothy. 2011. Measuring Patterns of Crime in Durham, North Carolina. Proceedings of the ESRI Users Conference, San Diego, California, July 11 - 15.
Mulrooney, Timothy. 2011. Mapping and Modeling Intercollegiate Wrestling Opportunities in the American Southeast. Proceedings of Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting. Savannah, Georgia, November 20 – 22.
- Mulrooney, Timothy. 2011. An Assessment of Wind Power as an Alternative Energy Source in North Carolina: A GIS Approach. The North Carolina Geographer 18: 35 – 44.
- Holden, Nelson and Mulrooney, Timothy. 2011. Exploring Patterns of DUI Fatalities Across the United States. Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting. Savannah, Georgia, November 20 – 22.
Love, Garrett, Mulrooney, Timothy and Brown, LaDonna. 2012. Using GIS to Address Food Availability in Durham, North Carolina. The North Carolina Geographer 19 (forthcoming).
Mulrooney, Timothy and Green, Erik. 2012. Exploring Patterns And Factors Related To Deer-Vehicle Collisions in Central North Carolina. Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting. Asheville, North Carolina, November 18 – 20.
Sanja Knezevic Antonijevic
Joseph Roberts, B.S. Geography, 2012, Poster Presentation
Erik Green, M.S. Student, 2012, Poster Presentation
Jubril Davies, M.S, 2012, Thesis
Application of Monte Carlo Inversion Techniques to Geophysical Datasets
Sanja Knezevic Antonijevic, M.S. 2012, Thesis
Analysis of November 3, 2010 Kraljevo Earthquake (MW=5.4) and its Aftershock Sequence
Nelson Holden, B.S. Geography, 2011, Poster Presentation
Yonas Birhanemeskel, M.S. Earth Science, 2011, Thesis
Development of a GIS Database for the New Madrid Seismic Zone
Motunrayo Akinpelu, M.S. Earth Science, 2011, Thesis
Frederick Ayivi, M.S. Earth Science, 2011, Thesis
Analysis of Land Change Detection Techniques Applied to High Resolution Satellite Imagery of Raleigh, North Carolina [link to poster version]
Matthew Nanney, M.S. Earth Science, 2011, Thesis
Taihisa Hill, 2008, Thesis
- Using GIS to Delineate Flood Evacuation Routes for Dominica, West Indies
Candice Morrison, 2008, Thesis
- The Analysis of Selected Pyrethroid Pesticides In an Environmental Sample using High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Diode Array Detection (HPLC-DAD) With Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) Verification: A Post-Column Derivatization Approach
James Trice, III, 2007, Thesis
- A Geographic Information Science (GISci) Approach to Evaluating Airboat Use in the Florida Everglades
Tamara Spivey, 2007, Thesis
- Wheelchair Navigation System Using the GIS Cost Distance Pathway Approach
Peter N. Muriuki, 2007, Thesis
- An Analysis of Landslide Susceptibility Factors in The Mountains of NC
Raymond Robinson, 2006, Thesis
- Examining the Principle Differences and Similarities Of Mobility Between Commuter and Residential Students at North Carolina Central University
Kibri E. Hutchinson, 2006, Thesis
- Using GIS to Assess the Vulnerability of Eastern North Carolina Residents to a Major Hurricane
Aziz Carrell, 2006, Thesis
- An assessment of the Deforestation Process in the Munessa-Shashemane Forest of Ethiopia: A GIS and Remote Sensing Approach
Cha’ssem S. Anderson, 2006, Thesis
- Bus and Bus Stop Designs Related to Perceptions Of Crime in the Triangle
Willie Woodard, 2005, Thesis
- The Implementation of Geographic Information Systems in the Public Schools To Evaluate School District End of Grad Test Median Income
Porche L. Spence, 2003, Thesis
- An Evaluation of Fecal Coliform Concentrations Upstream and Downstream From The Irwin Creek and Sugar Creek Waste Water Treatment Plants Located in South Central Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 1998-2001
Reginal D. Daye, 2002, Thesis
- Using Geographic Information Systems to Aid in Cancer Cluster Determinations
Nathanel M. Dumas, 2002, Thesis
- An Analysis of City and County Land Parcel Assessments: A Case Study to Create a Parcel District Map for Durham, North Carolina
Thomas I. Parrish, IV, 2000, Thesis
- Js GIS: An Experiment In Multi-Platformed GIS
Bettina D. Brinkley, 1999, Thesis
- GIS Internship at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cato DeVane, 1999, Thesis
- An Analysis of Nitrogen and Ozone Concentrations in the Charlotte, North Carolina Region
David Kearny, 1998, Thesis
- An Assessment of Durham County’s Water Flushing Progress