Daniel N Warshawsky, Ph.D.

Sch of Social Sci's & Int'l Studies
Associate Professor, Geography Director, Master of Public Admin (MPA)
Allyn Hall 375, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Daniel N. Warshawsky is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences and International Studies at Wright State University where he teaches courses in geography and public administration. He is also the Director of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. Daniel is currently the Frederick A. White Distinguished Professor of Professional Service for his service to Wright State University and the broader Dayton community. He was also recently named a Provost's Faculty Fellow for the 2023-2025 academic years.

Daniel earned his B.A. in geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2003), M.S. in geography from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (2006), and Ph.D. in geography from the University of Southern California (2011). Before coming to Wright State, Daniel was an Assistant Professor (Teaching) and Director of Graduate Studies in the Spatial Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California where he taught courses in Geographic Information Science and Technology.

In his research, Daniel analyzes urban food systems with a regional focus in Africa, North America, and Europe. The results of these studies have been published in The Professional Geographer, Urban Geography, Geoforum, Social and Cultural Geography, The Geographical Journal, Geography Compass, Geographical ReviewCities, Sustainability, Agriculture and Human ValuesJournal of Southern African Studies, and African Geographical Review. He is also engaged in local research to investigate how people access and waste food in Dayton.

Most recently, Daniel published a book in 2023 with the University of Iowa Press called Food Waste, Food Insecurity, and the Globalization of Food Banks. Based on fifteen years of in-depth fieldwork on four continents, this book analyzes the development and impacts of food banks across the world. This publication was listed as an Honorable Mention for the 2024 Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group Book Award (GFASG) with the American Association of Geographers (AAG).

In 2020, he was honored with the Helen Ruth Aspaas SAGE Innovator Award for his research, teaching, and service in the field of geography. The award recognizes outstanding and innovative stand-alone geographic educators. He also currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer for the East Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). In addition, Daniel was recently awarded with the 2024 AAG Research Grant for his research on European and African food banks. Daniel is a member of the Urban Geography, Food and Agriculture, and Africa specialty groups of the AAG.

Outside of university life, Daniel spends most of his time with his wife and daughters exploring interesting neighborhoods in the world’s cities, running in parks or trails, and watching good movies. Given that Daniel was born and raised in Cincinnati, he is excited to be back in Southwestern Ohio where he has a strong personal connection.

Curriculum Vitae

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