Sohyun Park

Sohyun Park

Sohyun Park

Assistant Professor

Spatial data analytics, economic geography, land use sciences

Sohyun Park is an assistant professor of Computational and Data Sciences at George Mason University, Korea. She earned her doctorate in geography from The Ohio State University. Her research focused on the socio-environmental change in the Korean strawberry industry. Her research lies at the intersection of environmental science, economic geography, and spatial data analytics. She is interested in socio-environmental inequality in the context of the growing interdependency between places (e.g., linked via food trade and residential migration).

Selected Publications

(2022) Park, S., Chapman, R., & Munroe, D. “Examining the Relationship between Migration and Land Cover Change in Rural U.S.: Evidence from Ohio, United States, between 2008 and 2016”. Journal of Land Use Science.

(2021) Dissertation: Nationalized Seed and Globalized Land: Analysis of the Emerging Intensive Horticulture in the Korean Strawberry Industry


Expanded Publication List

(2021) Lee, Y., Park, S., Kim, K., Ha, H. J., Lee, J. “Discovering Millennials’ Migration Clusters in Seoul, South Korea: A Local Spatial Network Autocorrelation Approach”. Findings, November.

(2021) Park, S., & Koo, Y. “Impact of Proximity on Knowledge Network Formation: The Case of the Korean Steel Industry”. Area Development and Policy, 6(2), 181-199.

Courses Taught

CDS 130 Computing for Scientists

CDS 230 Modeling and Simulation I

CDS 301 Scientific Information and Data Visualization

CDS 302 Scientific Data and Databases


Ph.D. in Geography, The Ohio State University, 2021
M.A. in Geography, Seoul National University, 2015
B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, KAIST, 2012

In the Media

Grabmeier, Jeff. "There’s no longer one rural America – could there be five?: Study in Ohio finds diversity of communities outside cities”. in Ohio State News. Published online: January 13th, 2022.

"Changing landscape of rural America and small towns" in WOSU, All Sides with Ann Fisher. Streamed online: January 27th, 2022.