Dr. Robert M. Alexander
202A Hill Memorial
Ada, OH 45810
(419) 772-2093

E-mail: r-alexander@onu.edu


 

EDUCATION: 

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

May 2000 

Ph.D. Major Field: American Government

 

Subfields:  Political Parties and Interest Groups; State and Local Government

 

Minor Fields:  Public Administration; International Relations

 

Dissertation:State Initiatives and Interest Groups:  Insights on the Activities of Interest Groups at the State Level

 

Research Tools:  Quantitative Political Analysis; Research Design; Scope and Methods; Survey Methods

 

 

1997

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Master of Arts

 

Major Field:  American Government

 

Subfield:  Political Parties and Interest Groups

 

Minor Field:  International Relations

 

 

1994

Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio

 

Bachelor of Arts, High Distinction

 

Major:  Political Science

 

Minor:  History


ACADEMIC POSITIONS:
 

2005 -

Associate Professor, Ohio Northern University

2002 -

Assistant Professor, Ohio Northern University

2001 - 2002

Assistant Professor, Frostburg State University

2000 - 2001

Visiting Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University


PUBLICATIONS:

Books:

The Classics of Interest Group Behavior.  Editor. Wadsworth Publishing, 2006. 

 

Rolling the Dice with State Initiatives: Interest Group Involvement in Ballot Campaigns. (Westport,CT: Praeger Press, 2002)


 


PUBLICATIONS:

 

“Lobbying the Electoral College: the Hunt for Faithless Electors” in Electoral College Reform: Challenges and Possibilities, forthcoming, Ashgate Publishing, VT. 

 

“Getting the most from Pi Sigma Alpha Chapters: Lessons Learned in College—the Electoral College.” PS: Political Science and Politics.  Forthcoming.  July, 2009.

 

“Prospecting for War: 9/11 and the Sale of Operation Iraqi Freedom” (with Dan Masters).  Contemporary Security Policy.  Vol. 29, No. 3. December, 2008.

 

“Organized Interests and Campaign Professionals: Insights from the American States.” (with Anthony Nownes). Journal of Political Marketing.  Vol. 7, No. 2. 2008. 

 

“Office Space as Hyperreality—Using Film as a Postmodern Critique of Bureaucracy.”  (with Steven Kochheiser).  Public Voices.  Volume 10. No. 1 2007.

 

“Direct Democracy and Organized Interests – Examining the Existence of a Participation Gap Among Groups.” The American Review of Politics.  Vol. 27, No. 2 Winter, 2006-2007. 

 

“Pinning a Face on the Electoral College: A Survey of the Class of 2000.”  (with Jason Kaseman and David Brown).  PS: Political Science and Politics. (Forthcoming October, 2004)

 

“Time to Amend the Constitution.”  Op-ed.  The Toledo Blade.  November 6th, 2004. 

 

"The Rehnquist Court and the Devolution of the Right to Privacy." (with Scott Johnson) 

West Virginia University Law Review, April 2003.

 

The Unanticipated Consequences of the State Initiative Process.  Bowling Green, OH: Center for Policy Analysis and Public Service, Bowling Green State University, April, 2002. 

 

“What is Making the Grass Grow? Grassroots versus Grasstops Mobilization—A Preliminary Assessment of the Role of Interest Groups in the State Initiative Process.”  Political Chronicle. Vol. 13, No.2 Fall, 2001.

 

"Gambling With Direct Democracy: Organized Interests and Missouri's Experience with the Boats-in-Moats Amendment."  Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies. Vol. 32, No. 1 April, 2001

 

"A Tale of Two Electorates: Generational Replacement and the Decline of Voting in Presidential Elections." (with Dr. William Lyons).  Journal of Politics.  Vol. 62, No. 4 November, 2000.


BOOK REVIEWS:

Review of Christopher Hull.  Grassroots Rules: How the Iowa Caucus Helps Elect American Presidents.  Choice.  Forthcoming.       

 

Review of Jim A. Kuypers.  Bush’s War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age.  Choice.  Forthcoming.       

 

Review of Andrew Paul Williams and John C. Tedesco. Eds. The Internet Election: Perspectives on the Web in Campaign 2004. Choice. February, 2007. 

 

Review of Robert Brent Toplin.  Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11: How One Film Divided a Nation.  Choice.  Forthcoming. 

 

Review of Ted Braeder.  Campaigning for Hearts and Minds: How Emotional Appeals in Political Ads Work.  Choice.  May, 2006. 

Review of Steven Malanga.  The New New Left: How American Politics Works Today.  Forthcoming, Choice.

Review of Suzanne Samuels.  First among friends: interest groups, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the right to privacy.  Choice. July, 2005.

Review of George C. Edwards.  Why the Electoral College is Bad for America.  Choice April, 2005.  

Review of Robert Hackey and David Rochefort eds. The New Politics of State Health Policy.   Journal of Politics Vol. 64 No. 4 November, 2002.



RESEARCH

Works in Progress:

“Public Advocacy and Organized Interests: The Direct Democracy Connection.”  Paper submitted to the Journal of Political Science. 

 

“Beneath the Surface: the Potential for Chaos in the Electoral College.” Paper to be submitted to Perspectives on Politics. 

 

“Investments in America’s Premier College: How Parties Ensure Faithful Electors.” Paper to be submitted to Social Science Quarterly. 

 

“Interest Group Perceptions of Direct Democracy.”  Paper to be submitted to State and Local Government Review.

 

America’s Elite Student Body: Presidential Electors and the Electoral College.” Paper to be submitted to PS: Political Science and Politics. 

 

 “Party Chairs in the American States.”  Data collection in progress.

 



Conference Activity:

 

“Presidential Electors as Free Agents?: Analyzing the 2000 Electoral College.”  Paper presented at the 4th annual Politics and the Constitution conference at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. 

 

Attendee, Midwest Political Science Convention, Chicago, IL.  April, 2008. (brought 5 students).

 

“Framing War: The 9/11-Iraq link and public support for the Iraq War.”  (with Dan Masters).  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association. Las Vegas, NV. March, 2007. 

 

“Presidential Electors and Voting Discretion.”  (with Brittani Knisely, Tiffany Ferry, Steve Kochheiser, Adam Gallagher, Matt Oyster, and Barbara Tate).  Paper presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois.  April, 2006. 

Attendee, “Message and Strategy: Television Advertisements and the 2004 Presidential Election.’ Seminar hosted by the Bliss Institute, University of Akron.  February, 11th, 2005. 

"Organized Interests and Direct Democracy in the States." (with Anthony Nownes).  Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Conference on State Politics and Public Policy, Kent State University, April, 2004

Chair, "Twentieth Century America." Phi Alpha Theta Ohio Regional Meeting, Ohio Northern University, April, 2004

"Interest Groups, Initiatives, and Referenda."  (with Anthony Nownes).  Paper presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois

"Political Socialization—Past and Present; the Formation of Citizens or Subjects?"  Paper presented at the Youth, Popular Culture, and Everyday Life Conference, Bowling Green, Ohio, February 2002

"A Tale of Two Electorates: Generational Replacement and the Decline of Voting in Presidential Elections." (with William Lyons).  Paper presented at the 1999 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois

"State Initiatives and Interest Groups: Insights on the Activities of Interest Groups at the State Level."
Paper presented at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia



Applied Research:

2002- Research Fellow, Institute for Social Research, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio

2006 Consultant, The Lima News.

Helped refine survey instrument seeking to gauge interest in Casino development in Allen County, OH

2001  Consultant, City of Sandusky,
Presentation to community activists regarding differences in local government power structures


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Courses Taught:

Introduction to American Politics
Introduction to Political Science
State and Local Government
Special Interests in American Politics
Interest Groups and Public Policy
Parties,Interest Groups and Voting Behavior
Public Administration
Mass Media and American Politics
Legislative Process
Judicial Process
American Political Thought

Courses Taught as a Graduate Teaching Assistant:

· Introduction to American Politics
· Introduction to Political Science
· Popular Culture and American Politics

Teaching Interests:  Interest Groups, State and Local Government, Political Behavior, Public Administration, Political Thought, Popular Culture and American Politics, and Judicial Process


ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS:

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Departmental Honor Ohio Northern University, 2009

 

Chapter Activity Grant, Pi Sigma Alpha, Ohio Northern University, 2008

Supervision of grant proposal to survey the 2008 Electoral College Members (Received $1,279)

 

Kernan Robson Endowed Professorship, Department of History, Politics and Justice, Ohio Northern University, 2007-08

 

Outstanding Chapter Award, Pi Sigma Alpha, 2007

National award intended to recognize local chapters which are particularly active in their departments and exhibit high levels of energy and creativity in furthering the goals of the honor society. 

 

Chapter Activity Grant, Pi Sigma Alpha, Ohio Northern University, 2007

Supervision of grant proposal to attend the Midwest Political Science Association with students (Received $1,433)

 

Outstanding Professor, Excellence in Education, Ohio Magazine, 2006

 

Professor of the Month, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Ohio Northern University

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio Northern University, 2005   

  • One of two professors chosen by students for their excellence in the classroom


Outstanding Chapter Award, Pi Sigma Alpha, 2005   

  • National award intended to recognize local chapters which are particularly active in their departments and exhibit high levels of energy and creativity in furthering the goals of the honor society.


Chapter Activity Grant, Pi Sigma Alpha, Ohio Northern University, 2003-04

  • Supervision of grant proposal to “survey the 2004 Electoral College Members” (Received Full Funding, $1,279)


Chapter Activity Grant, Pi Sigma Alpha, Ohio Northern University, 2003-04

  • Supervision of grant proposal to “survey the 2000 Electoral College Members” (Received Full Funding, $1,222)


Chapter Activity Grant, Pi Sigma Alpha, Ohio Northern University, 2002-03

  • Supervision of grant proposal for "student paper competition" and compilation of student journal (Received Full Award, $350)


Professor of the Year
, Office of Residence Life, Bowling Green State University, 2001

  • One of ten professors chosen campus-wide for their excellence in the classroom


Professor of the Month, Kappa Delta Sorority, Bowling Green State University, 2001
 

Research Grant, Department of Political Science, Bowling Green State University, 2001
 

Interfraternity Council Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2000
 

Selected as a First Year Studies Instructor  by the Undergraduate Council on Academic Excellence, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2000
 

David Mock Award,  The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999

  • Award presented to the outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate


University Programs and Services Fee Graduate Student Travel Fund Award, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999
 

Political Science Graduate Student Travel Grant, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999
 

Comprehensive Examination Honors in Public Administration, 1998
 

Master of Arts Comprehensive Examination Honors in American Politics, 1997
 

Walter Pengrey Rogers Award, Ohio Northern University, 1994

  • Award presented to the most outstanding student majoring in political science

SERVICE TO DISCIPLINE:

Manuscript Reviewer: Journal of Politics, PS: Political Science and Politics, Congressional Quarterly Press, Wadsworth Publishing, Prentice Hall

 

Board Member: Studia Socialia Americae, National Social Studies Honor Society (2005-2006)

 

Faculty Leader, The Washington Center Presidential Convention Seminar (August, 2008)

Directed small-group discussions and served as adviser, facilitator, and supervisor for seminar participants.

 

 


SERVICE TO UNIVERSITY:

 

Liaison, Washington Center Internship Program, Ohio Northern University (2002 - present)

          University coordinator of the Washington Center Program

 

Liaison, Study Abroad Program -- Glasgow Caledonian University (2004 – present)

 

Advisor, Truman Scholarship, Ohio Northern University (2005 – present)

 

Member, National Liaison Advisory Board, The Washington Center (2007 – present)

 

Director, Kasukabe Summer Program, Ohio Northern University (2007 – present)

          Three-week program designed to bring students from Japan and the United States together to enhance language skills and pursue academic coursework. 

 

Member, General Education Rubrics Subcommittee (2009)

 

Member, Arts and Sciences Dean Search Advisory Committee (2008-09)

 

Member, College of Arts and Sciences Signature Program Selection Committee (2008)

 

Secretary, Review Committee on Dismissal of Faculty, (2008-09)

 

Member, General Education Committee, Rubrics and Assessment (2009)

 

Panelist, SIFE Panel on the Economic Crisis, Ohio Northern University (October, 2008)

 

Coordinator, Various Election-related Activities (Fall, 2008)

Student Debate on the Economy and Health Care

Student Debate on Foreign Policy and Education

Viewing of the documentary film Swing State, with a Question and Answer session with the film’s producer

 

Speaker, Polar Bear Nation Alumni Banquet. Washington DC (September, 2008)

 

Keynote Speaker, Greek Scholarship Banquet.  Ohio Northern University (December, 2007). 

 

Member, Committee on Academic Qualifications, College of Arts and Sciences (2005 – present)

 

Instructor, Sakae Institute of Study Abroad (Summer, 2007)

          Taught American Politics course to Japanese graduate students in study abroad program

 

Speaker, “Who Will be the Next U.S. President?” Alumni Weekend, Ohio Northern University (June, 2007)

 

Member, Judicial Board for Student Appeals, Ohio Northern University (2006 - 2007)

 

Instructor, Sakae Institute of Study Abroad (Summer, 2006)

          Taught American Politics course to Japanese students in study abroad program

 

Member, Focus Group for Board of Trustees Task Force Committee on Excellence (2006)

 

Member, Liberal Learning Lunch Discussion, College of Arts and Sciences (2006)

 

Interviewer, Presidential Scholarship Day, Ohio Northern University (2006, 2007)

 

Member, Faculty Welfare Committee, College of Arts and Sciences (2003 – 2005)

 

Member, Faculty Welfare Committee, College of Arts and Sciences (2003 – 2005)

 

Alternate, Judicial Board for Student Appeals (2005 – 2006)

 

Member, Judicial Board for Student Appeals (2003 – 2005)

 

Instructor, Sakae Institute of Study Abroad (Summer, 2005)

          Taught American Politics course to Japanese students in study abroad program

 

Member, Grade Appeals Committee, College of Arts and Sciences (2004 – present)

 

Member, Institutional Review Board, Ohio Northern University (2004 – present)

 

Member, Task Force on Academic Assistance and Retention, college of Arts and Sciences (2004 – 2005)

 

Speaker, “The Electoral College” Alumni Day, Ohio Northern University (June, 2005)

 

Member, Working Group on Grants, College of Arts and Sciences (2004 – 2005)

 

Member, Chair Search Advisory Committee, Department of Psychology and Sociology, Ohio Northern University (2005)

 

Interviewer, Distinguished Achievement Scholarship Day, Ohio Northern University (2005)

 

Alternate, Grade Appeals Committee, College of Arts and Sciences (2003 – 2004)

 

Instructor, Sakae Institute of Study Abroad, (Summer, 2004)

            Taught American Politics course to Japanese students in study abroad program

 

Speaker, “Who Will Win the Election?” Homecoming, Ohio Northern University (October, 2004)

 

Speaker, “The Presidential Campaign” Alumni Day, Ohio Northern University (May, 2004)

 

Attended, 2nd Annual National Career Services Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2003)

 

Interviewer, Presidential Scholar Interview Day, Ohio Northern University (2003)

 

Judge, Ohio Northern University “Survivor” Competition (2003)

 

Judge, Homecoming Float Competition, Ohio Northern University (2002)

 

Panelist, Political Awareness Open Forum, Frostburg State University (2002)

Open Forum discussion geared toward public policy issues affecting the African-American community

 

Advisor, Maryland Student Legislature, Frostburg State University (2001 – 2002)

 

Moderator, Political Science Roundtable, Frostburg State University (2001)

Organized roundtable discussion concerning the domestic implications of “America’s New War”

 

Moderator, Election 2000 Issues Debate, Bowling Green State University (2000)

Moderator of university-wide "issues debate" between College Democrats, College Republicans and campus Green Party

 

University Honors Council, Ohio Northern University (1993 – 1994)

Vice-president

 

Dean's Advisory Board, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio Northern University (1993 – 1994)

One of seven students chosen to serve as liaison between the administration and the student body

 

Dean’s Search Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Ohio Northern University (1993 – 1994)

 


SERVICE TO DEPARTMENT:

 

Advisor, Pi Sigma Alpha, Ohio Northern University (2002 – present)

 

Instructor, Departmental Orientation Seminar (2002 – present)

 

Instructor, Various “Weekend Seminars” (2002 – present)

 

Member, Grant Opportunity Response Team, Division of Social Sciences, Ohio          

Northern University (2002 – present)

 

Department Representative, Prospective Visitation Day (October, 2006)

 

Department Representative, Parent’s Weekend Faculty Fair, Ohio Northern University (2005)

 

Department Representative, Prospective Visitation Day (May, 2004)

 

Initiated 1st annual David Saffell essay contest to recognize exceptional scholarship in the discipline of Political Science (2003)

 

Judge, Regional Mock Trial Tournament, Ohio Northern University (2003)

 

Department Representative, Parent’s Weekend Faculty Fair, Ohio Northern University (2002)

 

Judge, Ohio Northern High School Model United Nations Competition, Ohio                

Northern University (2002 – 2004, 2006)

 

Advisor, Pi Sigma Alpha, Frostburg State University (2001 – 2002)

 

Panelist, Bowling Green State University History Society Roundtable (2001)

Roundtable discussion designed to help future teachers develop effective teaching strategies for History and Political Science

 


SERVICE TO COMMUNITY:

 

Analyst, Demodirt.com, Website dedicated to news and analysis on current demographic trends. 

          “Obama Style Optimism: Has our New President Ushered in Some Good Vibes?” (April, 2009)         

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), “The Significance of President’s Day for Ohio.” (February, 2009)

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), “Selling the Stimulus Package.” (February, 2009)

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), “Lincoln’s Birthday in Contemporary Context.” (February, 2009).

 

Analyst, The Lima News.  “Examining the Future of the Republican Party.” (November, 2008).

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), “Analyzing the 2008 Election.” (November, 2008)

 

Analyst, MSNBC (National Broadcasting Network), “The Importance of Ohio in the 2008 Election.” (November, 2008)

 

Analyst, 940-AM, Talk with Ron Williams, “Analysis of the 2008 Election.” (November, 2008)

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), “The Undecideds in the Presidential Election.” (November, 2008)

 

Analyst, Demodirt.com, Website dedicated to news and analysis on current demographic trends. 

          “Out of the mouths of babes: America’s smallest citizens have their own views on the election.”  (October, 2008)

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), “Working Your Way Through Negative Political Campaigning.” (October, 2008)

 

Analyst, Demodirt.com, Website dedicated to news and analysis on current demographic trends.  “People, People who need people: Americans feel Obama understands our problems: Is empathy enough to win?”  (October, 2008)

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), “Why the Bailout Bill Passed.” (October, 2008)

 

Analyst, West Hawaii Today.  “Does Your Vote Count?: Votes pick electors; electors pick president.”  (October, 2008)

 

Analyst, The Lima News.  “Election on minds of young voters; technology feeding interest.”  (October, 2008).

 

Analyst, Hawaii Tribune Herald, Stevens Media.  “Electoral College: Why it’s good, why it needs updating.”  (October, 2008)

 

Analyst, WOHL-TV (Lima, OH), “Post-Convention Wrap Up.” (September, 2008)

 

Analyst, The Lima News.  “Is Your Vote Safe?” (September, 2008).

 

Guest, Noon Edition, WLIO-TV, “Experiencing the Democratic National Convention” (September, 2008)

 

Analyst, The Lima News.  “Local Eyes on Denver.” (August, 2008).

 

Analyst, Demodirt.com, Website dedicated to news and analysis on current demographic trends.   “I Hear Obama is big in Germany.”  (August, 2008).

 

Analyst, The Lima News.  “Area Residents Get Front-Seat Views of Democratic History.” (August, 2008).

 

Analyst, 940-AM, Talk with Ron Williams, “The Run up to the Conventions.” (August, 2008)

 

Interviewed, WLIO-TV, “Japanese and American Students Come together on ONU’s campus” (August, 2008)

 

Interviewed, The Lima News.  “Cultures Collide on Campus.” (July, 2008).

 

Analyst, WOHL-TV (Lima, OH), “The Democratic Race and the Pennsylvania Primary.” (April, 2008)

 

Analyst, WOHL-TV (Lima, OH), “Public Opinion and the Presidential Race.” (April, 2008)

 

Analyst, Day to Day (National Public Radio), “Youngstown Race Hints at Shift in Ohio Democrats.” (March, 2008)

 

Analyst, My Paper (Singapore) “The State of the Democratic Nomination.” (March, 2008)

 

Analyst, The Lima News (Lima, OH) “Clinton, McCain local wins reflect statewide trends.” (March, 2008)

 

Analyst, My Paper (Singapore) “The Media’s Backlash Against Obama.” (March, 2008)

 

Analyst, Junior Scholastic “The Youth Vote in the 2008 Campaign.” (March, 2008)

          America’s Leading News Source for Middle School

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), “The state of the Ohio primary.” (February, 2008)

 

Analyst, WOHL-TV (Lima, OH), “Analysis of the Democrat’s Debate.” (February, 2008)

 

Analyst, WOHL-TV (Lima, OH), “The Internet and the Importance of Voting.” (February, 2008)

 

Analyst, WOHL-TV (Lima, OH), “The Youth Vote in Ohio.” (February, 2008)

 

Analyst, Daily Pravda (Slovakia) “Analysis of Super Tuesday Results.”  (February, 2008)

 

Analyst, The Lima News (Lima, OH) “Identity Crisis: Candidates, Voters Redefine Themselves in 2008.” (February, 2008)

 

Analyst, WOHL-TV (Lima, OH), “The Importance of Ohio for Hillary Clinton.” (February, 2008)

 

Analyst, The Lima News (Lima, OH).  “Candidates Looking to Lock Up Early Votes.”  (February, 2008)

 

Analyst, New Albany News and Tribune (New Albany, IN) “Parent Politics: Election offers teachable moments for mom and dad.”  (January, 2008)

 

Analyst, The Lima News (Lima, OH).  “Election boards ready but not expecting large turnout for special election.” (December, 2007)

 

Analyst, The Hill (Washington, DC). “With Ohio match-up set, Dems go for another strong challenge in red district” (November, 2007)

 

Analyst, The Lima News. (Lima, OH).  “Can Board Dissenters Hurt School Levies?” (September, 2007)

 

Panelist, The Editors (WGTE-TV, Toledo).  Weekly Talk Show for Public Television.

Panel Discussion Examining the Electoral College.

 

Speaker, Voting Behavior.  MI Ready Program, Lima Senior High School (May, 2007)

          Spoke to 10th and 11th grade students about the essentials of voting behavior in the United States.

 

Invited Speaker, The Electoral College.  Panel Sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council, Lourdes College (March, 2007)

 

Analyst, The Lima News (Lima, OH). “Gillmor first Ohio Rep. to use blog.” (January, 2007)

 

Analyst, WLQP-TV (Lima, OH) Discussion of Negative Advertising in the Midterm Elections (November, 2006)

 

Analyst, The Lima News (Lima, OH), “Oxley leads effort to condemn leaks, media.” (June, 2006)

 

Analyst, The Lima News (Lima, OH), “Congressional candidates face challengers, opportunities.” (May, 2006)

 

Analyst, The Lima News (Lima, OH), “Jordan’s work on a win began months ago.” (May, 2006)

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), “What to Expect in the State of the Union.” (January, 2006)

 

Speaker, Masters Public relations Society of America, “The Gorilla in the voting Booth.”

          Discussion to Public Relations professionals about the usage of campaign consultants in direct democracy campaigns—specially gambling initiatives.

 

Analyst, WOHL-TV (Lima, OH), “Explaining Voter Turnout.”  (November, 2005)

 

Analyst, WOHL-TV (Lima, OH), “Ohio’s Issue 3 and Campaign Finance.” (November, 2005)

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), Discussion of Governor Bob Taft’s legal troubles (August, 2005)

 

Analyst, The Lima News (Lima, OH), “Revelation settles one question, stirs others.” (June, 2005

 

Moderator and Organizer, Electoral College Panel Presentation (October, 2004)

                            

¨      Roundtable discussion composed of 4 presidential electors from the 2000 presidential election

¨      This event was featured by C-SPAN on election night (November 2nd, 2004)

 

Interviewed, The Wapakoneta Daily News, “Professors Wary of Effect of Anti-bias Legislation.” (March, 2005)

 

Analyst, The Oregonian (Portland, OR), “Root Reforms Need Action for 2008 election.” (November, 2004)

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), Discussion of Electoral College (October, 2004)

 

Analyst, Polish Republican (Poland), Discussion of Presidential Election (November, 2004)

 

Guest, Minnesota Public Radio, “Voting on the electoral College.” (October, 2004)

 

Analyst, Asahi Shimbun (Japan’s Leading national Newspaper) “Electoral College and the Unit Rule.” (October, 2004)

 

Analyst, The Findlay Courier, “Electors Actually Decide Presidential Race.” (October, 2004)

 

Analyst, The Lima News, “Candidates Come out Swining in Second Debate.” (October, 2004)

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), Discussion of Electoral College (October, 2004)

 

Analyst, The Lima News. “Getting the Most Out of the Debates.” (September, 2004)

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), Examination of Rule changes in Presidential Debates (September, 2004)

 

Analyst, The Lima News.  “The Battle for Ohio.” (September, 2004)

 

Analyst, The Lima News. “St. Rita’s Support Solid: Democrats Creeping in the Polls.” (September, 2004)

 

Interviewed, The Toledo Blade.  “Electoral College Gets Student Scrutiny” (September, 2004)

         

Interviewed, Stars and Stripes “Last Election Proved Voters Still Vital to Electoral College.” (August, 2004)

 

Analyst, WOHL-TV (Lima, OH), “The Democratic National Convention.” (July, 2004)

 

Interviewed, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Political Attitudes in Northwest Ohio.” (July, 2004)

 

Analyst, WLIO-TV (Lima, OH), Presidential News Conference (April, 2004)

 

Analyst, The Lima News, “Internet Usage in Political Campaigns.” (February, 2004)

 

Analyst, Post Election Coverage, WLIO-TV (November, 2003)

 

Analyst, WGTE FM 91 -- NPR affiliate (2002)

          Analysis of citizen attitudes toward gambling in Ohio

 

Analyst, BG News and Sandusky Register (2001)

Interviewed about various topics relating to American Politics

 

Guest Lecturer, in the Knox County School system to discuss the 1996 Presidential Election

              (1996)



HONORARY SOCIETIES:

 

Phi Beta Delta -  international scholars honor society

Phi Kappa Phi - national scholastic honorary

Pi Sigma Alpha- national political science honorary

Mortar Board - scholarship/leadership/service honorary

  • Activities Chair

Phi Eta Sigma - national freshman honorary

Phi Alpha Theta - history honorary

  • President

Alpha Phi Sigma - criminal justice honorary

  • Vice-president

Omicron Delta Kappa - national leadership honorary

Pi Kappa Delta - national forensics honorary

Phi Beta Delta -      international scholars honor society

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges


RELATED TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1999 - 2000 

Instructor, Knoxville Business College

 

 

1997 - 2000

Graduate Teaching Associate, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

  • Responsible for full classroom duties in introductory political science courses; textbook selection; syllabus construction; lecture development; evaluation of examinations and papers; active in student advising and writing letters of recommendation for students

 

 

1997 - 1998

Mentor Program -- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

  • Worked closely with mentor professor to gain valuable knowledge and enhance teaching skills; developed and taught several lectures

 

 

1996 - 1997

Graduate Teaching Assistant -- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

  • Aided in the formulation of tests; graded examinations; developed and integrated lectures into class discussion

 

 

1995 - 1997 

Graduate Assistant -- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

  • Assisted professors in research and classroom activities

 

 

1993 - 1994 

Course Assistant -- Ohio Northern University

 

  • Assisted professor with departmental freshman orientation course

 

 

1992 - 1994 

Tutor -- Ohio Northern University

 

  • Provided enhanced instruction to students enrolled in History of Western Civilization courses


 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

 

American Political Science Association

Midwest Political Science Association

Southern Political Science Association


REFERENCES:

 

Dr. Ellen Wilson e-wilson@onu.edu

Dr. Anthony Nownes anownes@utk.edu

Dr. William Lyons wlyons@utk.edu

Dr. Marc Simon msimon@bgnet.bgsu.edu

 


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