patrick oberle

Patrick Oberle

Degree in progress

Ph.D, Geography
Advisors: Mark Monmonier and Jonnell Robinson
Topic: Land banking in the Post-Industrial United States


MA, Geography; Syracuse University 2014
BA cum laude, Geography; SUNY Geneseo 2009

Research Interests

Urban geography, shrinking cities, participatory GIS, web maps, community geography, North America

Grants and Awards

AAG Graduate Student Affinity Group Professional Development Award, 2015 

AAG Cartography Specialty Group Master’s Thesis Research Grant, 2014

ESRI User Conference Student Assistantship, 2013

James Gorcesky Memorial Cartography Prize (SUNY Geneseo), 2009

Teaching and Research Experience

Teaching Assistant for Bob Wilson, Environment and Society (Geo 103); Fall 2015

Graduate Assistant for Jonnell Robinson, Syracuse Community Geography; Fall 2013-Spring 2015

Session Assistant for Jonnell Robinson, Institute for Qualitative Methods and Research Summer Institute; Summer 2014

Teaching Assistant for Jane Read and Peng Gao, Introduction to GIS (Geo 383/683); Fall 2012 and Spring 2013

Conference Presentations

“Web Mapping Practices and Challenges in Syracuse, NY” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago IL. April 2015

“Housing, Demolition and the Legacy of Urban Renewal in Syracuse, New York” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa FL. April 2014

“A Participatory GIS Approach to Analyzing Urban Housing Demolitions in Syracuse, NY” Fall Conference, Northeast Arc Users Group (NEARC), Nashua NH. October 2013


Geography Dept. Graduate Representative, Spring/Fall 2014

Steering Committee, Age Friendly CNY Initiative – FOCUS Greater Syracuse