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I. TEACHING AND ADMINSTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Teaching Positions Held

Professor of Political Science, Elizabethtown College, 1996-present

Director, Capital Semester Internship Program, Elizabethtown College,1983-2010

Lecturer in American Studies, Dalian University of Foreign Languages, School of English Studies (Dalian, Liaoning Province, China), Spring Term 2008

Lecturer in Political Studies, Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario), Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle (East Sussex, England), Fall Term, 1999

Associate Professor of Political Science, Elizabethtown College, 1989-96

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Elizabethtown College, 1982-89

Instructor of Political Science, Lenoir-Rhyne College (Hickory, North Carolina), 1980-82

Administrative and Faculty Leadership Positions Held

Dean of Faculty, Elizabethtown College, 2010-16

Chair, Department of Political Science, Elizabethtown College, 2001-06, 2008-10

Interim Provost, Elizabethtown College, 2006-07

President of the Faculty Assembly, Elizabethtown College, 2004-06

Associate Dean of Faculty, Elizabethtown College, 1995-2001

Co-Chair, Elizabethtown College Institutional Self-Study Committee (for re-accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools), 1997-99

Interim Provost and Dean of Faculty, Elizabethtown College, January-July 1997

Major Areas of Academic Interest

American Government – Presidential Studies

American Politics and Popular Culture

Public Administration – Politics of Administration

Public Policy – U.S. Policy toward Native Americans

Teaching and Learning Scholarship in Political Science

Courses Taught Frequently at Elizabethtown College

Senior Seminar in Political Science and Legal Studies (2008-present, each year)

Public Administration (undergraduate and master’s, 2016-17)

Politics in Film and Fiction: Democracy in America (2016-17)

American National Government

The American Presidency

The American Electoral Process

First-Year Seminar: “Political Self-Determination”

American Domestic Policy

II. SCHOLARSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Published Articles and Monographs (*Undergraduate student or alumnus at Elizabethtown College)

“What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: Three Decades of Outcomes Assessment in Higher Education,” PS: Political Science & Politics, 49:1, (January 2016), 88-92.

“The Politics of the Presidential Medal of Freedom: A Fiftieth-Anniversary Analysis, 1963-2013,” New England Journal of Political Science 8:2 (fall 2015), with Kyle Kopko, Christopher Devine, Jillian Casey*, and Julia Ward* (http://www.nepsanet.org/#!current-issue/c1pe0)

“Increasing Student Access to High-Impact Practices: Signature Learning Experiences at Elizabethtown College,” International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education, 5:3 (2015-special issue), 2556-61.

“Best Practices in the American Undergraduate Political Science Curriculum,” in       Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations, eds. John Ishiyama, Will Miller and Eszter Simon (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2015), 3-15.

“Core Curriculum/General Education Track Summary,” with Bobbi Gentry, Jessica Aubin, Joshua Su-Ya Wu, and Aleisha Karjala, in Kimberly A. Mealy, “2012 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference and Track Summaries,” PS: Political Science & Politics, 45:3, (July 2012 – published online 6/12/12), 521-40.

“Internationalizing General Education: The First Year Seminar on Political Self-Determination and   Internet-based Political Research,” Journal of Information Technology and Politics,” 9:2, 150-166 (2012- published online 11/4/11), with Wayne Selcher and Oya Ozkanca.

“An Overview of the Assessment Movement,” in Assessment in Political Science, eds. Michelle Deardorff, Kerstin Hamann, and John Ishiyama (Washington, DC: American Political Science Association, 2009), 39-58.

“Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975,” “Nixon’s Special Message to Congress,” and “National Council on Indian Opportunity,” entries for The Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics (Oryx Press, 1999).

“Paved With Good Intentions: A Brief History of U.S.-Native American Relations,” Brethren Life and Thought, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Summer 1993): 172-84.

“Sequential Writing Assignments in International Relations and American Government Survey Courses,” Political Science Teacher, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Summer 1990): 14-16, with Wayne Selcher.

“Implementation and Policy Reformulation in Indian Affairs, 1975-81: The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975,” The Wicazo Sa Review, Vol. VI. No. 1 (Spring 1990):   45-55.

“From Complacence to Compliance: Toward a Theory of Intragovernmental Regulation,” Administration and Society 21 (Spring 1986): 213-36, with Robert Durant, Roger Brown and Larry Thomas.

“Government Formation and Policy Formulation: Patterns in Belgium and the Netherlands,” Res Publica: The Belgian Journal of Political Science 25 (1983): 44-82, with Robert Peterson, Martine DeRidder and David Hobbs.

The Consequences of Increased Oversight of Federal Funds: The Case of Tennessee    (Knoxville: Bureau of Public Administration, 1981), with Patricia Freeman.

Doctoral Dissertation

“The Politics of American Indian Self-Determination, 1958-75: The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975,” Ph.D. University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1988

Published Book Reviews

Review of Teaching Civic Engagement: From Student to Active Citizen, Journal of Political Science Education, Vol. 9, No. 4 (2013), 501-03 (online version available 11/4/13)

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers (*Undergraduate student or alumnus at Elizabethtown College)

“It Can Happen Here: Lindbergh (as conceived by Philip Roth), Trump, and Right-Wing Social Movements,” presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, November 2016

“Man in the Mirror: An Accounting of Explanations for the Trump Phenomenon,” presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Shippensburg, April 2016

“Teaching Critical Thinking in the Capstone Course for Political Science Students,” presented at the annual American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Portland OR, February 2016

“Signature Learning Experiences at Elizabethtown College: Ensuring Upper-Level High-Impact Practices for All Students,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington DC, January 2016, with Marianne Calenda, Elizabeth Rider and Susan Traverso

“High-Impact Practices in the Political Science Major: Effects on Student Learning,” presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, September 2015, with Kyle Kopko

“Assessment-Driven Core Reform,” presented at the Drexel University Annual Conference on Assessment and Learning, Philadelphia, September 2015, with Brian Newsome and Dmitriy Krichevskiy

“Creating a Culture of Purpose by Deepening Vocational Exploration and Developing Sustainable Programming,” presented at the CIC Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education Conference, St. Louis, March 2015, with Stacey Zimmerman and Joel Janisewski

“Effects of Curriculum Reform in Political Science on Student Learning and Institutional Change at a Small College: Ten Years of Outcomes Assessment Implementation and Results,” presented at the annual American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Washington DC, January 2015

“Signature Learning Experiences at Elizabethtown College: Increasing Student Access to High-Impact Practices,” presented at the World Congress on Education, London, UK, November 2014

“After Wahlke: New Models for Organizing the Undergraduate Political Science Major and the Prospects for Reform,” presented at the annual American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Philadelphia, February 2014, with Brianna Maurer*

“’And the Medal Goes To…’: The Politics of the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Orlando, January 2013, with Kyle Kopko, Christopher Devine, Jillian Casey* and Julia Ward*

“Assessing Student Learning to Improve Programs: Explaining, Understanding and Anticipating Reactions to Change,” presented at the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania Assessment Workshop, Grantville, August 2012, with Rick Basom, Kristi Kneas, and Brian Newsome

“Internationalizing General Education: The First-Year Seminar on Political Self-Determination,” presented at the 7th annual American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Philadelphia, February 2010, with Oya Ozkanca and Wayne Selcher

“Bush, Obama and the March of Political Time,” presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Elizabethtown, March 2009

“One Size Does Not Fit All: Incorporating Peer Review of Teaching in Departmental Assessment Programs,” presented at the 4th annual American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Charlotte, February 2007

“The Presidency of George W. Bush: Modern, Postmodern or Recurrent?” presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, November 2005

“Internationalizing General Education at the Introductory Level: The First-Year Seminar on Political Self-Determination and Web-Based Political Research,” presented at the Inter 2005 Conference, Queen’s University International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK, July 2005, with Wayne Selcher

“Promoting Outcomes Assessment in Political Science Departments: The Role of Strategic Planning,” presented at the 2nd annual American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Washington, DC, February 2005

“Exploring Faculty Development Outcomes,” presented at the annual meeting of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Montreal, Canada, November 2004

“East Wing Is East and West Wing is West, and Sometimes the Twain Shall Meet: The Multiple Roles of the Modern First Lady,” presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science  Association, April 2004, Wilkes-Barre, with Matthew Miller*, Kyle Kopko* and Desiree Sirois*

“Memory, Myth, Murder and Metaphor: Memento as Nationalist Morality Play,” presented at the Ninth Annual International Popular Culture Conference, Dublin, Ireland, August 2003

“The Politics W Makes: George W. Bush and the Dilemma of the ‘Faithful Son’ Presidency,” presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Villanova University, April 2003, with Jessica Defenderfer* and Matthew Miller*

“Devolving Faculty Development: Establishing Departmentally-Based Peer Review of Teaching at a Small College,” presented at the annual meeting of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2002, with Joe Wunderlich

“Working Smarter, Not Harder: A Survey of Faculty Work at a Small College,” presented at the Annual Conference for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning, Harrisburg, March 2002

“Fasten Your Seat Belts: The Development and Impact of a First-Year Academic Program at a Regional Liberal Arts College, 1990-2000,” presented at the annual meeting of the National Academic Advising Association, Ottawa, Ontario, October 2001, with Carole Isaak

“Assessing the Impact of Faculty Development on Pedagogical Change at a Small College,” presented at the annual meeting of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Vancouver, BC, November 2000

“The Land of Cotton Under Siege: Marketing in the Face of a Politically-Charged Boycott,” presented at the annual meeting of the Atlantic Marketing Association, Charleston, South Carolina, October 2000, with Wes McDonald

“The Seducer’s Apprentice: Clinton, Stephanopoulos and President-White House Staff Relations in the Age of Celebrity,” presented at the Seventh International Popular Culture Conference, Cambridge, UK, August 1999

“Native Americans, Power and History: The Context of Linda Hogan’s Mean Spirit,” presented at the annual meeting of the American Culture Association, Orlando, Florida, April 1998

“Tales of Two Willies – Stark and Slick: A Comparison of All the King’s Men and Primary Colors,” presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Elizabethtown, April 1997, with Melanie Reiser*

“Interdisciplinary Clusters: A Model for Developing Teaching Scholar-Mentors,” presented at the annual meeting of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, Salt Lake City, October 1996

“One Nation Under Gump: Forrest Gump and the Public Mood of the Clinton-Gingrich-Dole Years,” presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, August 1996

“Experimenting with WAC as Part of an Integrated Core Curriculum,” presented at the Second Annual Conference on Writing Across the Curriculum, Charleston, South Carolina, February 1995, with Dana Mead

“Innocents at Home: Teaching American Government Through Film and Literature,” presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Providence, November 1994

“Cooperative Learning in Introductory American Government Courses,” presented at the Annual Conference on Advancing Teaching in College Classrooms and Campus Cultures, State College, Pennsylvania, March 1993

“Native Americans Yesterday and Today: An Interdisciplinary Freshman Seminar,” presented at the annual meeting of the American Indian Institute, San Francisco, April 1992

“Ollie’s Last Stand: A Political Interpretation of Son of the Morning Star,” presented at the annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association, Louisville, March 1992

“Amending the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, 1981-88,” presented at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Reno, Nevada, April 1991

“The Nixon Presidency and Policy Development in Indian Affairs,” presented at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Portland, Oregon, April 1990

“Implementation and Policy Reformulation of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975, 1975-81,” presented at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque, April 1989

“Teaching the Constitution: Using the Colliers’ Decision in Philadelphia,” presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Collegeville, April 1988

“A Model of Conditions Affecting the President-Press Relationship,” presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Houston, March 1988

“Reagan, Star Wars and the Escalation of Rhetoric,” presented at the annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association, Montreal, Quebec, March 1987

“Agenda-Setting and Policy Formulation in Indian Affairs: American Indian Self-Determination, 1961-71,” presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Nashville, November 1985

“With Liberty and Justice For All: Rawls, Hayek and the Rule of Law,” presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Huntingdon, March 1985

“From Complacence to Compliance: Toward a Theory of Intragovernmental Regulation,” presented at the Region IV Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Baltimore, October 1984, with Robert Durant, Roger Brown and Larry Thomas

“Rawls, Equal Protection and Rodriguez: An Evaluation of Normative Approaches to American Constitutional Law,” presented at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Elizabethtown, March 1984

“Managing Intragovernmental Regulatory Conflict: Implications for Administrative Policy-   Making,” presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, New York City, April 1983, with Roger Brown and Larry Thomas

“Presidential Intervention and Policy Change in Subsystem Politics: The Dynamics of Federal Policy Toward American Indians,” presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science  Association, Chicago, April 1980

Supervision of Student Research (*Student presented research at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association)

  • Honors in the Discipline Theses – Primary Advisor
    • 2013-14: Jason Halberstadt*
    • 2010-11: Meredith DeMark*
    • 2009-10: Megan Bean
    • 2006-07: Valerie Reed*
    • 2005-06: Jennifer Snyder
    • 2001-02: Eric Stark
    • 1997-98: Melanie Reiser
    • 1996-97: Shana Ganter
  • Elizabethtown College Honors Program Theses – Primary Advisor
    • 2013-14: Christina Wheeler
    • 2008-09: Sarah Yarger*
  • Scholarship and Creative Arts Day Presentations (other than HID and College Honors Program advisees) – Primary or Co-Advisor
    • 2015-16: Primary advisor for Janelle Hawthorne
    • 2014-15: Primary advisor for Steven Paul, co-advisor Miguel Ruiz and Ashley Edwards
    • 2013-14: Co-advisor for Annie Ngo* and Brianna Maurer*
    • 2012-13: Co-advisor for Jillian Casey,* Nicholas Clemens* and Paul Mackey*
    • 2011-12: Co-advisor for Abdullah Ata
    • 2010-11: Co-advisor for Alicia Conway* and Meghan Wilson*
    • 2009-10: Co-advisor for Andrea Matz*
    • 2008-09: Co-advisor for Jennifer Zielinski

Invited Presentations at Professional Meetings

“10th Anniversary Roundtable: The Impact of the APSA Teaching and Learning Conference,” invited panelist for plenary session, American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Long Beach, California, February 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mguR0pnRNns (remarks start at 13:40)

“The National Trend toward Assessment: The View from Undergraduate-Only Political Science Departments,” invited presentation at the American Political Science Association Annual Conference for Department Chairs, Baltimore, February 2009

“Assessing Non-Accredited Academic Programs at a Small College: The Case of Political Science at Elizabethtown College,” invited presentation at the annual meeting of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Washington, DC, December 2002

Workshops Conducted at Professional Meetings

“Getting a Job at a Teaching Institution – and Succeeding!” presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington DC, 2008-11, with Glen Halva-Neubauer, Furman University (2008-11); MaryAnne Borelli, Connecticut College (2008-10); Bill Hudson, Providence College (2008-10); Lynda Barrow, Coe College (2008-10); Joseph Jozwiak, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2010-11); David Mitchell, Bucknell University (2008); Vicki Golich, California State-San Marcos (2009); and Bobbi Gentry, Milliken College (2011)

“Meaningful Outcomes: Making the Most of Assessment in Political Science and Related Programs,” presented at the first annual meeting of the Washington (DC) Area Student Learning Assessment Network, American University, October 30, 2009

“Making the Most of Assessment: Creating Outcomes from Departmental Assessment,” presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, August 2006, with Michelle Deardorff, Jackson State University; Kerstin Hamann, University of Central Florida; and Candace Young, Truman State University

“Making the Most of Assessment,” presented at the 3rd annual meeting of the American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Washington DC, February 2006, with Michelle Deardorff, Jackson State University and Kerstin Hamann, University of Central Florida

“Making the Most of Outcomes Assessment: Beginning the Departmental Assessment Process,” presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 2005, with Michelle Deardorff, Jackson State University; John Williams, Principia College; and Candace Young, Truman State University

External Program Consultant Activities

External Reviewer for Bloomsburg University, Department of Political Science, Spring 2016

External Reviewer for Roanoke College, Department of Public Affairs, Fall 2009

External Reviewer for New Jersey City University, Department of Political Science, Spring 2009

External Reviewer for Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College), Department of Political  Science, Spring 1991

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Participation

Participant, NEH Summer Seminar, “Philosophical Foundations of Political Self-Determination,” University of Wisconsin-Madison, Allan Buchanan, Seminar Director, June 6-July 29, 1994

Participant, NEH Summer Seminar, “New Directions in Native American History,” The University of  Arizona, Tucson, Roger Nichols, Seminar Director, June 12-August 5, 1988

Membership and Activity in Professional Organizations

American Political Science Association (sections on presidency research, public administration, public policy, and political science education)

Member, Executive Council, Political Science Education Section, American Political Science Association, 2010-14

Program Chair, Political Science Education Section, annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2010, Washington, DC

Track Moderator of the Core Curriculum/General Education working group, APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, February 2012, Washington DC

Reviewer, Journal of Political Science Education

Reviewer, PS: Political Science and Politics

Reviewer, Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy

Pennsylvania Political Science Association

Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

III. HONORS AND AWARDS

Faculty Scholarship Series Lecture, “Barack Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election in Political Time,” January 29, 2013

Recipient, Sabbatical Leaves awarded from Elizabethtown College, spring 1991, fall 1999, 2007-08

Recipient, Outstanding Service to Students Award, Elizabethtown College Student Senate, 1992-93

Finalist, College Distinguished Professor of the Year, Elizabethtown College, 1989-90, 1990-91

Recipient, Senior Merit, Elizabethtown College 2010-11

Recipient, Exceptional Performance Awards, Elizabethtown College: Service, 1986-91, 1994-2004, 2006-07; Teaching, 1992 & 1993

Recognized as Faculty Mentor to College/Emergent Scholars, Elizabethtown College, 2010-11 (1 student); 2007-08 (1 student); 2004-05 (4 students); 2003-04 (1 student); 2001-02 (1 student); 1998-99 (1 student)

IV.  EDUCATION

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

M.A., Political Science, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

B.A., Government, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

V.  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Completed Harvard Institute for Educational Management, Harvard Graduate School of Education, July 2013

11/2016