William Ackerman

William Ackerman

William Ackerman

Associate Professor of Geography, The Ohio State University, Lima


4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • economic development
  • land use
  • small town revitalization
  • urban/economic geography in urban and rural areas
  • crime


  • M.S., Geography, 1968. University of Wyoming
  • B.A., International Relations, 1966. University of Wyoming
  • Ph.D., Geography, 1972. The Ohio State University

William V. Ackerman  research is in the area of urban/economic geography and focuses on problems in smaller urban and rural areas. He conducts research on economic development, land use, small town revitalization and crime. He has won the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Lima Campus Outstanding Research Award, and the Violet Meek Award for outstanding community service. Dr. Ackerman also serves as the Director of the Honors Program at OSU Lima.