Grad Students

Melissa Haller

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Fields of Study

Economic Geography, Regional Economic Development, Innovation Studies, Statistical and Qualitative Methods


David Rigby


GCEG Travel Award from  Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 2018

Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, UCLA, 2017-2018

National Science Foundation GRFP Honorable Mention, 2016

Graduate Dean's Scholarship, UCLA, 2016-2018

Alumni Memorial Scholar, Colgate University, 2012-2016

Charles A Dana Scholar, Colgate University, 2012-2016

Shannon McCune Prize in Geography, Colgate University, 2016

Marshall-Keynes Award for Excellence in Economics, Colgate University, 2016


BA, Geography and Economics, summa cum laude, Colgate University (2016)


Haller, M., Haines, M., & Yamamoto, D. (2017). The End of the Nuclear Era: Nuclear Decommissioning and its Impacts on US Counties. Growth and Change, 48(4), 640-660.

Haller, M. (2014). The Socioeconomic Effects of Decommissioning on Local Communities: A Media Framing Analysis of the Experience of Wiscasset, Maine. The Middle States Geographer, 47, 48-59.