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Katy Rossiter

Assistant Professor of Geography
History, Politics, and Justice
Hill Memorial 204C
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
419-772-2096
Fax: 
419-772-2593
Professional Experience: 
Ohio Northern University Department of History, Politics, and Justice, Ada, OH
August 2016 -   Assistant Professor of Geography
George Mason University Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science; Fairfax, VA
October 20, 2015 Guest Lecturer; Population Geography
January – May 2016 Adjunct Professor; Human Geography
United States Census Bureau
July 2010 - June 2016  Supervisory Geographer; U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters
October 2008 – June 2010 Supervisory Geographer; Kansas City Regional Census Center
July 2005 – September 2008 Supervisory Geographer; Denver Regional Census Center
Louisiana State University Department of Geography and Anthropology; Baton Rouge, LA

August 2004 - June 2005

Research Assistant

August 2004 - June 2005 Intern; U.S. Geological Survey

Education: 

Ph.D. in Earth Systems and Geoinformation Science; George Mason University; Fairfax, VA; December 2015.
Dissertation Title: Evaluating Multiple Criteria for (Re)districting

M.S. in Geography; Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA; May 2005.
Thesis Title: Long-Term Changes and Variability in Northern Hemisphere Circumpolar Vortex

B.S. in Meteorology; Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, IL; May 2002.

Teaching Interests: 

Population Geography

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Physical Geography

Meteorology

Climatology

Selected Publications: 

Wrona, K.M. and Rohli, R.V. 2007. Seasonality of the northern hemisphere circumpolar vortex. International Journal of Climatology 27: 697-713.

Rohli, R.V., Wrona, K.M., and McHugh, M.J. 2004. January northern hemispheric circumpolar vortex variability and its relationship with hemispheric temperature and regional telecommunications. International Journal of Climatology 25: 1421-1436.

PRESENTATIONS

Rossiter, K.M. and Wong, D.W. 2016. Congressional districts: Keeping Communities Together? 2016 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; San Francisco, California; March 29 – April 2.

Rossiter, K.M. and Wong, D.W. 2015. Congressional districts: How “equal” are they? 2015 Applied Geographers Conference; San Antonio, Texas; November 5.

Rossiter, K.M. 2012. Geographic Products. State Data Center Conference; Suitland, Maryland; October 17.

Waggoner, L, Rossiter, K.M., and Stanislaw, D. 2011. Census Data Boot Camp. West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals Annual Meeting; Shepherdstown, West Virginia; June 14.

Rossiter, K.M. 2006. Gearing up for 2010: Geographic Programs Leading up to the Census. GIS in the Rockies; Denver, Colorado; September 13.

Rossiter, K.M. 2006. Gearing up for 2010: Geographic Programs Leading up to the Census. North Dakota GIS User’s Conference; Bismarck, North Dakota; October 24.

Wrona, K.M. and Rohli, R.V. 2005. Seasonal characteristics of the northern hemisphere circumpolar vortex: 1959- 2001. 
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Denver, Colorado; April 4-9. Second place in student competition.

Rohli, R.V., Wrona, K.M., and McHugh, M.J. 2004. Variability and changes in the area, circularity, and centroid of the January northern hemisphere circumpolar vortex: 1959-2001. Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting; Nacogdoches, Texas; November 10-12.

BLOGS
U.S. Census Bureau Random Samplings Blog: http://blogs.census.gov/?s=rossiter.

Mention in the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/08/01/how-the-census...