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Northwest Missouri State University


Patty Drews

Patty Drews

Email

Office

1357 Garrett-Strong

Phone

660.562.1273
660.562.1055 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1999

Professor


Education

  • Ph.D. Geography; University of South Carolina, 1999
  • M.S. Geography; The Pennsylvania State University, 1978
  • B.S. Geography; Kansas State University, 1974

Courses Taught

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Advanced GIS
  • Special Topics in GIS
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Population Geography
  • Senior Seminar
  • Principles of GIS (online)
  • Spatial Analysis and Geostatistics (online)
  • GIS Database Design (online)
  • GIS Project Management (online)

Academic Interests

  • Geographic Information Science
  • Rural-to-urban land use conversion
  • Redistricting
  • GIS education

Scholarly Activity

  • Drews, P. L. 2014.  Nursing home capacity and occupancy rates in Missouri.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, April 8-12, 2014.
  • Rytting, J. R., and Drews, P. L.  2013.  Dialect translation in the manuscripts of The Reeve’s Tale.The Medieval Translator, Vol. 15, 2013, pp. 247-262.
  • Hubbard, D. E., and Drews, P. L.  2012.  Geovisualization of bibliographic data using ArcGIS.  Proceedings of the 75thASIS&T Annual Meeting, vol. 49, 2012 (Association for Information Science & Technology).
  • Drews, P. L., and Rytting, J. R.  2012.  A map quest:  Seeking computer models for use with LALME.  Paper presented at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10-13, 2012.
  • Hung, M. C., and Drews, P. L. 2011. Admission and retention in an online M.S. in GIScience program. Paper presented at GIS-Pro 2011, Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 1-4, 2011.
  • Drews, P. L., and Rytting, J. R. 2010. Dialect translation in the manuscripts of The Reeve's Tale. Paper presented at Medieval Translator 2010: The Cardiff Conference on the Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages, Padova, Italy, July 23-27, 2010.
  • Drews, P. L. and Haddock, G. 2009. Survey of student opinions of electronic textbooks. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, March 22-27, 2009.
  • Drews, P. L. 2008. Comparison of attrition in an online and on-campus Master's programs. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, April 15-19, 2008.
  • Drews, P. L. 2006. Evolution of an online GIScience M.S. degree curriculum. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual ESRI Education User Conference, San Diego, CA, August 5-8, 2006.
  • Drews, P. L. 2005. The tools and processes used for Congressional and legislative redistricting in Missouri. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, Vol. 28, 2005, pp. 377-386.
  • Drews, P. L., and Haddock, G. 2005. Curriculum and support for an online GIScience program. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO, April 5-9, 2005.
  • Haddock, G., and Drews, P. L. 2005. Use of course development software for GIS project management. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO, April 5-9, 2005.
  • Drews, P.L. 2004. First-year assessment of an online Master's program in GIScience. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual ESRI Education User Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Haddock, G. and Drews, P. L. 2004. The GIS lab experience in lecture-based and web-based settings. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, PA, March 14-19, 2004.
  • Drews, P.L. 2003. Challenges and lessons learned in teaching an online GIS course. Proceedings of the Third Annual ESRI Education User Conference, San Diego, CA.

Other Professional Experiences

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of American Geographers
  • National Council for Geographic Education
  • Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society

Other

Volunteer Activities

  • Church organist