Below are my current MS in Geography thesis track students (2017-18 academic year):
- Joshua Bova: Asymmetric Competition Between Large Chains and Local Retailers in Denton, Texas. Joshua entered our UNT MS in Geography program in fall 2016 after an extraordinary undergraduate career at UNT. Joshua's accomplishments include a first-place finish in the 2015 SWAAG student paper competition, and winner of the 2016 outstanding undergraduate student award for UNT Geography. Since beginning our MS program, Joshua has won UNT Geography's Buxton Business Geography award (top performance in my retail geography course) and the AAG Business Geography Specialty Group's student paper competition. He is completing an MS thesis on the development of retail clusters in Denton.
- Connor Reed: The Geography of Department Store Closures. Connor entered our UNT MS in Geography program (Business Geography track) in fall, 2017. He came to UNT from Indiana University where he studied geography and business. Connor's undergraduate studies included an excellent analysis of Macy's store closures that established some interesting possibilities for his current MS thesis on a slightly broader (but related) topic.
- Matt Sorenson: The Evolving Geography of Lifestyle Centers. Matt also entered our UNT MS in Geography program (Business Geography track) in fall, 2017. He came to UNT from the University of North Dakota where he majored in geography and economics. Matt demonstrated his considerable analytical skills at UND by completing a major undergraduate research project on housing affordability in Grand Forks. Matt is now pursuing research on lifestyle center location patterns and development across the United States.
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