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University of Texas, Arlington
2016 election, civic engagement, US president, women in politics, pedagogy
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About Me

The US Presidency, leadership, women in politics, civic engagement, effective and innovative teaching.  These are just some of the broad topics that interest me.  I have written on the administrations of George HW Bush and Ford (exploring decision making with respect to Congress), on women navigating through the political system (as legislative leaders, civic leaders and local activists) and on quality teaching techniques (online and face-to-face).

Recent Publications

“Motherhood and Public Service: an Exploration of School Board Trustees” In Mothers in Politics and Public Life, Demeter
Press, forthcoming 2016. With Beth Anne Shelton.

“United States Supreme Court Decision-Making When the United States is a Party.” In The International Journal of
Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies, 2015. Volume 10, Issue 4. With Joseph Ignagni.

Are Stay-at-Home Mothers Really at Home?: U.S. Mothers’ Volunteer Work in Schools. 2014. In Stay at Home Mothers: An
International Perspective, Elizabeth Reid Boyd and Gayle Letherby, eds.. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press, with Beth Anne

“Flipped Learning: Catapulting Students into the Deep End of Learning,” In The Political Science Educator 17 (2): 8-9.
Summer/Fall 2013.

U.S. Supreme Court Justices and Partisanship: Support for the President and Solicitor General. 2012. In World Academy of
Science, Engineering and Technology Vol. 6 (8): 609-615. With James Meernik and Joseph Ignagni.

Bake Sales for a Better America: The Role of School Volunteers in Civic Life. 2012. In The International Journal of
Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Volume 6, Issue 7, pp.25-38. With Beth Anne Shelton.

Media Coverage

Quoted in, “Hot Trump-Cruz race propels record GOP turnout in Texas,” In The Austin-American Stateman. 3/2/16,

In studio analyst for Super Today coverage, KERA (90.1) Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, March 1, 2016

Quoted in “Mais qui arrêtera Donald Trump?”
trump/story/13608721?track 2/29/16
Quoted in “Early voting in Texas begins Tuesday” Fort Worth Star Telegram 2/13/16.

Interviewed for “Todos de Olho em Trump” Revista Veja 1/20/2016

Featured guest on KERA (90.1) Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, Think, Inside the Voter’s Mind, January 25, 2016.
Interviewed for “Could Donald Trump really be US president?” For the BBC News. 11 December 2015
Interviewed regarding the Texas Constitutional amendment elections, KERA (90.1) Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, November 2-3,

Featured guest on KERA (90.1) Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, Think, Previewing GOP Debate, August 6, 2015.

Interviewed for “Obama vetoes Keystone Pipeline” in The Toronto Star, Wednesday 2/25/15.
Interviewed for “Wendy Davis critics question abortion story, decision” Peggy Fikac, The Houston Chronicle. 9/10/14.

Featured in-studio interview on Fox Sunday (KDFW/Fox4) regarding Michelle Obama, January 26, 2013.

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United States

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