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Geography-Box 0506
Brookings, SD 57007

Robert Watrel

Associate Professor

Specialty Area:
Human Geography, Political Geography, and Cartography
Education:
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2001 M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1993 B.S., University of North Dakota, 1989
Teaching Responsibilities:
Human Geography, Cartography, Quantitative Research Methods, Great Plains
Committee Activities:
Senator SDSU Faculty Senate, 2008 to 2014 President SDSU Faculty Senate, 2011-2012 Vice Chair, Budget and Strategic Planning Committee 2014 to present
Publications:
Kenneth C. Martis, J. Clark Archer, Robert H. Watrel, Fred M. Shelley, and Gerald Webster. "Reapportionment, Regional Politics and Partisan Gains." Extensions: A Journal of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center. (forthcoming). Gerald R. Webster, Robert H. Watrel, J. Clark Archer, and Stan Brunn. 2015 "Bible Belt Membership Patterns, Correlates and Landscapes," in Stanley D. Brunn (editor), The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and Politics. New York: Springer Press. J. Clark Archer, Robert H. Watrel, Fiona Davidson, Erin H. Fouberg, Kenneth C. Martis, Richard L. Morrill, Fred M. Shelley, and Gerald R. Webster. 2014. Atlas of the 2012 Election. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. George W. White and Robert H. Watrel. 2013. "The Establishment and Reterritorialization of Planing Districts in South Dakota as a Response to Economic Challenges." Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis 2: 107-122. Robert Watrel, Fred Shelley, and J. Cark Archer. 2011. “Geographical Scale and Sectionalism in United States Presidential Elections: The Case of the American South, 1872 – 2008.” Geo-Carpathica 11:83-96. Robert H. Watrel 2011. “The Great Plains and the 2008 Presidential Election.” In The Atlas of the 2008 Election, Eds. Stanley Brunn, Fred Shelley, Gerald Webster, Clark Archer, and Steven Lavin. Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield. Robert H. Watrel 2011. “Micropolitan County Voting.” In The Atlas of the 2008 Election, Eds. Stanley Brunn, Fred Shelley, Gerald Webster, Clark Archer, and Steven Lavin. Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield. Robert H. Watrel and Erin Fouberg (2000). “Presidential Voting Regions of the Northern Great Plains: No Need for an East and West Dakota.” Great Plains Research 10:189-213. Ann Mari May and Robert H. Watrel (2000). “Occupational Segregation of Women on the Great Plains.” Great Plains Research 10:169-188.
Awards & Honors:
Graduate Teacher of the Year, 2011-2012; SDSU Students' Association Award