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OHERN Staff


Jerry W. Wicks, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Sociology, BGSU

Board Member, All Aboard Ohio

Director, OHERN Institute


Roger Shope

State Campaign Coordinator


Kelly Wicks

Owner and Founder, Grounds For Thought

Government and Business Relations Liaison



Advisory Board


OHERN advisory board members voluntarily serve as key consultants and valuable resource personnel to the institute’s director. The advisory board is a group of individuals appointed by the director to provide advice on a wide range of issues relevant to the institute. These issues include the areas of rail passenger planning and development, university and public relations, financing, railroad technology and Federal railroad policy.


William O. Gill

Passenger Rail Historian

TMACOG Passenger Rail Committee

All Aboard Ohio and Ohio Association of Railroad Passengers


Kenneth Prendergast

Executive Director

All Aboard Ohio

www.allaboardohio.org

12029 Clifton Blvd., Suite 505

Cleveland, OH 44107-2189


Ronald C. Sheck, Ph.D.

President, All Aboard Ohio

Urban Rail Program Manager

Washington State Dept. of Transportation, Retired



Research Associates


Numerous academic, business and legal associates will be assisting the OHERN staff to study and implement the many tasks required in an undertaking of this size.  These individuals, agencies and research centers will be identified and their contribution described during periods of their participation.


 

Salim Elwazani, PhD (Arch), RA (Ohio), AIA

Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair in Architecture, Finland 2012-2013

Department of Architecture—School of Arts, Design, and Architecture

Aalto University, Finland

 and

Professor, Department of Architecture & Environmental Design

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403—USA



Xinyue Ye, Ph.D.

Economic geographer and geographic information scientist

Department of Geography

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403—USA


[Dr. Ye’s research addresses questions in economic inequality and its dynamics across multi scales and various dimensions (statistical, spatial, and temporal) through the design and implementation of new visualization and analytical methods. His work focuses mainly on the geographical and temporal characteristics of socioeconomic activities in a comparative environment, and the development of open source toolbox to facilitate the dialogue between scholars and policy-makers.]


Joyner, Kara, Ph.D.

Associate Director

Center for Family and Demographic Research

Department of Sociology

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403—USA


[As Associate Director of the Center for Family and Demographic Data, Dr. Joyner will be directing a team of advanced graduate students trained in assembling, processing and interpreting large census files for the various levels of geography required to analyze rail corridors.  This initial study will serve as a pilot project and involve an examination of the social, demographic, economic and work flow characteristics of the population residing within a one, two and five mile radius of the rail corridor defined as the line originating at the Convention Center in downtown Columbus and extending northward to Hilliard, Marysville, Findlay, Bowling Green, Toledo and terminating at Sylvania, Ohio.]


Sarah E. Burgoyne

Research Assistant, Center for Family and Demographic Research

Department of Sociology

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403—USA


Michael Castro

Research Assistant, Center for Family and Demographic Research

Department of Sociology

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403—USA

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