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  Ezra Zeitler

Associate Professor of Geography
Affiliated Faculty, American Indian Studies

Office: 251 Phillips Hall
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Email: zeitleej@uwec.edu
Phone: 715.836.5186
Fax: 715.836.6027

 


Ka Lae, Hawai`i

Research Interests
Cultural and historical geography of North America (including race & ethnicity, Indigenous geographies, sports geography, and the commemoration of place), geographic education, and geospatial techniques (specifically, geovisualization and GIS applications in cultural geography).

Education
Ph.D., 2008, Geography, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dissertation: Geographies of Indigenous-based Team Name and Mascot Use in American Secondary Schools (Available for free download via the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Digital Commons)

M.A., 2003, Geography, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Thesis: Vitality of Ethnic Culture in Rural America: A Comparative Study of Dannebrog and Wilber, Nebraska, 1871-2003

B.S., 2000, Geography, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Minors: Geographic Information Systems, Land Use Planning
Thesis: The Cultural Landscape of Wisconsin's Walloon Belgian Enclave

Teaching Experience
Geography 111: Human Geography
Geography 200: Geographic Techniques
Geography/American Indian Studies 322/522: Native Geographies
Geography 325: Geography of the United States & Canada
Geography 365: Tourism Geographies
Geography 368: Field Seminar: The Northwoods
Geography 368: Field Seminar: Mississippi Delta
Geography 368: Field Seminar: Hawai`i
Geography 379/579: Geography of Wisconsin
Geography 491: Special Topics: Race & Ethnicity
Interdisciplinary Studies 355: Central European Travel Seminar


Publications
2013. Zeitler, Ezra. Double-Play: Using Minor League Baseball to Apply Themes and Standards in Human Geography Courses. Journal of Geography 112(1): 29-40.

MiLB-Five Themes Exercises: Location, Human-Environment, Movement, Regions, Place

2012. Weichelt, Ryan and Ezra Zeitler. Multi-scalar Cartographic Analysis of 2008 and 2010 Election Returns in Wisconsin, U.S.A. Journal of Maps 8(3): 312-319.

2010. Zeitler, Ezra. Making Places, Molding Memories: Political and Race-based Origins of Monuments, Memories, and Identities. Historical Geography 37: 21-25.

2009. Zeitler, Ezra. Creating America's "Czech Capital": Ethnic Identity and Heritage Tourism in Wilber, Nebraska. Journal of Heritage Tourism 4(1): 73-85.

Recent Cartographic Publications
2013. Andrew Graybill. The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West. New York: Liveright. Three maps.

2012. Tom Lynch, Cheryll Glotflelty, and Karly Armbruster (eds.). The Bioregional Imagination: Literature, Ecology, and Place. Athens: University of Georgia Press. Twenty-four maps.


2011. Rachel St. John. Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Three maps.

2011. Margaret Jacobs. White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Two maps.

Edited Publications
2010. Zeitler, Ezra. Making Places, Molding Memories. A special issue of Historical Geography.

Grants
2009. University of Wisconsin System Institute on Race & Ethnicity Curriculum Development Grant.

Honors
2011. First Place, Cartographic Analysis and Viewer's Choice Award. "Human Development Index Scores & Right-to-Work Status in the United States." National Council for Geographic Education Map Gallery Contest. Click here to see a list of Map Gallery Winners.

Faculty/Student Research Collaboration Projects
2014. Joseph Quintana. Impacts of Corporate Water Parks on Residents' Sense of Place in Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton, Wisconsin. Research presented at the 2014 Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, Florida.

2013. Kory N.G. Dercks, Minor League Baseball Stadiums and Urban Redevelopment in Mid-Sized American Cities. Research presented at the 2013 UWEC Celebration of Research and Creative Activities.

2013. Joseph Quintana, Kory N.G. Dercks, and Zachary Womeldorf, Wisconsin Professional Sports Fandoms: A Spatial Survey. Research presented at the 2013 UWEC Celebration of Research and Creative Activities.

2013. Der Lee (with Kelly Wonder), Relationships between Hmong and Neighboring Ethnic Groups in Yunnan Province, China. Research presented at the 2013 ASIANetwork Conference and the UWEC Celebration of Research and Creative Activities.

2013. Crystal Luag Ntxhi Vang (with Kelly Wonder),The Modernization of Paj Ntaub in China. Research presented at the 2013 ASIANetwork Conference and the 2013 UWEC Celebration of Research and Creative Activities.

2013. Cindy Mai Yang (with Kelly Wonder), Funeral Practices of the Chinese Hmong. Research presented at the 2013 ASIANetwork Conference and the 2013 UWEC Celebration of Research and Creative Activities.

2013. See Yang (with Kelly Wonder), The Effects of Education on Gender Roles in Hmong Daily Life in China. Research presented at the 2013 ASIANetwork Conference and the 2013 UWEC Celebration of Research and Creative Activities.

2013. Chee Yang (with Kelly Wonder), War and Peace of the Hmong and Chinese. Research presented at the 2013 ASIANetwork Conference and the 2013 UWEC Celebration of Research and Creative Activities.

2013. Becky Vang (with Kelly Wonder), The Migration and Mobility of the Hmong-Miao in China. Research presented at the 2013 ASIANetwork Conference and the 2013 UWEC Celebration of Research and Creative Activities.

2013. Nou Vue (with Kelly Wonder), Oral Tradition in the Hmong Communities of Yunnan Province, China. Research presented at the 2013 ASIANetwork Conference and the 2013 UWEC Celebration of Research and Creative Activities.

2013. Choua Xiong (with Kelly Wonder), Analysis of a Hmong Mythical Figure: Chi You (Txiv Yawg). Research presented at the 2013 ASIANetwork Conference and the 2013 UWEC Celebration of Research and Creative Activities.

2011. Alyson Diller, Spatial Patterns of Lottery Sales in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Research presented at the 2011 Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, Washington.

2010. Amy Sue Brickheimer, Clinging to Ethnic Identity: The 'Polka-Identity' of Polish-Americans in Central Wisconsin. Research presented at the Fifth Biennial Conference on Race, Ethnicity, and Place in Binghamton, New York. Winner of the American Geographical Society Student Poster Competition.

2009-2010. Darin Mertig, Geographic Bias in the National Football League Draft, 1970-2009. Research presented at the 2010 Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C.

2009. Evan Byers, Geography of Minnesota High School Hockey. Research presented at the 2009 Meeting of the West Lakes Region of the Association of American Geographers, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.