Ryan Weichelt

Assistant Professor of Geography

Office: 261 Phillips Hall
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Phone: 715.836.4426
Fax: 715.836.6027
Email: weicherd@uwec.edu
Curriculum Vitae

2014 Wisconsin Election Prediction Map
Research Interests
Political Geography, Electoral Geography of the United States, Urban Geography, Quantitative Methods, Economic Geography, Population Geography, and Sports Geography

U.S. and Wisconsin Election Maps and Results

General Wisconsin Election Maps and Results (2012)

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Maps and Results (2011)

Wisconsin Presidential Maps and Results

Wisconsin Governor Election Maps and Results (2002 - 2012)

Local Maps

Education

2008 Ph.D. Geography, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dissertation: Scale Factors in Hispanic Voting Behavior

2002 M.A.G. Geography, Texas State University-San Marcos

2000 B.S. Geography, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Minor: Political Science

Positions

2009-present - Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Anthropology, University of WI-Eau Claire
2008-2009 - Visiting Instructor, Department of History and Geography, University of Central Oklahoma
2008 - Visiting Instructor, Department of Education, Nebraska Wesleyan University
2007 - Visiting Instructor, Department of Social Science, Dana College
2004-2008 - Instructor and Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geography, University of Nebraska
2003 - Adjunct Instructor, Department of Criminal Justice, Texas State University

Courses

Geog 111 - Human Geography
Geog 155 - Economic Geography
Geog 178 - Environmental Geography
Geog 328 - Quantitative Methods in Geography
Geog 367 - U.S. Migration
Geog 368 - Geography of New York City
Geog 446 - Political Geography
Geog 470 - Urban Geography
IDIS 187 - Freshmen Experience

Publications

Weichelt, Ryan.  2014.  “Latinos and the 2012 Election.”  Eds. Fred Shelley, J. Clark Archer, et. al.  Atlas of the 2012 Presidential Election. Roman and Littlefield: Lanham, MD. 

Weichelt, Ryan.  2014.  “The 2012 Wisconsin Gubernatorial Recall Election.” Eds. Fred Shelley, J. Clark Archer, et. al.  Atlas of the 2012 Presidential Election. Roman and Littlefield: Lanham, MD

2014. Weichelt, Ryan and Laura Middlesworth. "Bridging the Gap Between Censuses: Using the Longitudinal Tract Data Base to Analyze Foreclosures in Dane County, Wisconsin." Geography Online. Vol. 13 (1).

2014. Melsness, David and Ryan Weichelt. "“Spatial Crime Displacement in Chicago’s South Side.”  Geographic Bulletin: Vol. 55.

2012. Weichelt, Ryan and Ezra Zeitler. "Multi-Scalar Cartographic Analysis of 2008 and 2010 Election Returns in Wisconsin, USA." Journal of Maps.

2010. Weichelt, Ryan. "Does a Hispanic Political Region of South Texas Exist?  An Electoral Analysis of U.S. Presidential Elections, 1952 to 2008 in the State of Texas." Southwestern Geographer: Vol. 14.

2006. Weichelt, Ryan and Jonathan Herbert. “Sports and Climate: A Case Study of Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packers.”  The Geography-Sports Connection: Using Sports to Teach Geography: 17 – 24.

Recent Grants

2014 - O’Halloran, Peggy, Ryan Weichelt, Nathan Schafer (student), and Jade Goetz (student).   “Participatory Photo-mapping Alcohol Use in the Historic Randall Park Neighborhood: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.  Faculty Student Research Collaboration Grant, UWEC, September 2014 ($2,220).

2014 - Weichelt, Ryan and Emily Christenson (student). “Creation of an Online Redistricting Application for the state of Wisconsin.” Faculty Student Research Collaboration Grant and Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates, UWEC, June 2014 ($4,600).

2014 - Hupy, Christina, Joseph Hupy, Ryan Weichelt, and Cyril Wilson.  Wisconsin Growth Agenda Grant.  Geospatial Education Initiative, July 2014 ($418,869).

2013 - Weichelt, Ryan and Hannah Bristol (student).  “Placement of a Methane Digester near Marshfield, WI.” Faculty Student Research Collaboration Grant, UWEC, September 2013 ($1,300).

2013 - Weichelt, Ryan and Joseph Quintana (student).  “Climatic Effects on Minor League Baseball.” Faculty Student Research Collaboration Grant and Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates, UWEC, June 2013 ($4,600)

2012 - Weichelt, Ryan, Laura Middlesworth, Ben Possi (student), and Emily Anderson (student).  “Collusion of Illusion: A Tri-State Analysis of Gas Prices.”  Faculty Student Research Collaboration Grant, UWEC, September 2012 ($1,300).
 
2012 - Weichelt, Ryan and Meghan Kelly (student). “Divided Government:  A Spatial Analysis of ACU and ADA Indexes for the US House of Representatives and Senate, 1981-2011.”  Faculty Student Research Collaboration Grant and Summer Research Experience for   Undergraduates, UWEC, June 2012 ($4,600).

Recent Faculty/Student Research Collaboration Projects

2014 - Christenson, Emily.  2014. Creation of an Online Redistricting Application for the state of Wisconsin.  Summer Research through OSRP funding. 

2013 - Bristol, Hannah.  2013. “Placement of a Methane Digester near Marshfield, WI.”  Poster presented at the Regional AAG West Lakes Conference, Eau Claire, WI. 
*Poster also presented at UWEC’s 2014 Student Research Day, Eau Claire, WI.

2013 - Quintana, Joseph. 2013.  “Climatic Effects on Minor League Baseball.”  Paper presented at the 22nd Annual McNair Research Conference, November, Lake Geneva, WI.
*Paper also presented at UWEC’s 2014 Student Research Day, Eau Claire, WI.

2013 - Russell, Miriam.  2013. “A Spatial Analysis of Musician Locations in Metropolitan United States.” Poster presented at the 2013 Association of American Geographers National  Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
 *Poster also presented at UWEC’s 2013 Student Research Day, Eau Claire, WI.

2013 - Siegel, Shandi. 2013. “Exploring Wisconsin’s Aging Counties.”  Poster presented at the  2013 Association of American Geographers National Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.
*Poster also presented at UWEC’s 2013 Student Research Day, Eau Claire, WI.

2013 - Peterson, Andrew. 2013.  “More Than Just Yard Decorations: Campaign Signs as a Predictor of Election Results and Voter Turnout for the 2012 Presidential Election in the   City of Eau Claire.” Poster presented at UWEC’s 2013 Student Research Day, Eau Claire, WI.
           
2013 - Possi, Ben and Emily Anderson. 2013. “Collusion of Illusion: A Tri-State Analysis of Gas Prices.”  Poster presented at UWEC’s 2013 Student Research Day, Eau Claire, WI.

2013 - Kelly, Meghan, 2013. “Divided Government:  A Spatial Analysis of ACU and ADA Indexes for the US House of Representatives and Senate, 1981-2011.”  Poster presented at
the 2013 Association of American Geographers National Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. 

2012 - Meghan Kelly. 2012. “Does Geography Matter?  Divided Government: A Spatial Analysis of ACU and ADA Indexes for the House of Representatives, 1981 – 2009.”  Poster  presented at the East/West Lakes Joint Regional AAG Conference (DeKalb, IL)
*Poster also presented at UWEC’s 2013 Student Research Day, Eau Claire, WI.

2012 - Kelly, Meghan and Jon Bowen. 2012. “The Geography of Super Tuesday in Ohio through Twitter.” Poster presented at UWEC’s Student Research Day. 

2012 - Dunning, Benjamin. 2012.  “Wisconsin Electoral History.”  Poster presented at the 2012 UW-Eau Claire Student Research Day.

2012 - Diller, Alyson. 2011. “Spatial Analysis of Lottery Revenue across Neighborhoods of Contrasting Socioeconomic Make-up in Southeastern Wisconsin.” Poster presented at the 2011 Association of American Geographers National Meeting, Seattle, WA. 
*Poster also presented at UWEC’s 2011 Student Research Day, Eau Claire, WI.

Great Web Resources

Electoral Geography  

A plethora of U.S. Presidential, Senate, and Gubernatorial elections: http://www.uselectionatlas.org/
2008 U.S. Election voter turnout data: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/index.html
Wisconsin State election results 2005 to the present: http://elections.state.wi.us/
Minnesota State election results 1998 to the persent: http://www.sos.state.mn.us/
Variety of election related data: http://www.electionstudies.org/

Great source of international election results: http://electionresources.org/

Population Geography

The Holy Grail of U.S. population data: http://www.census.gov/
Shapefiles for all Census designations: http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/bdy_files.html
Excellent source for historical U.S. Census Data and Shapefiles: http://www.nhgis.org/
European Census information: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/statistics/themes
International population information, Population Reference Bureau: http://www.prb.org/
International health data, World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/research/en/

Economic Geography

U.S. Agricultural Data: http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/
U.S. Economic Census: http://www.census.gov/econ/
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: http://www.bea.gov/
International Economic Data: http://www.worldbank.org/
International Data, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: http://www.dallasfed.org/data/interdata.html

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