Publications

Books

  • American Government: Democracy Under Threat. Eighth Edition. Forthcoming from Kendall Hunt Publishers, September 2022.

  • The Unorthodox Presidency of Donald Trump. (co-edited with Paul Rutledge) University Press of Kansas, 2021

● MUCH SOUND AND FURY OR THE NEW JIM CROW? THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY’S RESTRICTIVE NEW VOTING LAWS AND THEIR IMPACT. (Edited with Michael Smith). SUNY Press, 2021.

  • Weakened Link(age)s: The Direct Primary in American Politics. (Co-authored with Joe Romance). Forthcoming SUNY Press, December 2022.

Reform and Reaction: The Arc of Modern Kansas Politics. (With Burdett Loomis, H. Edward Flentje, Michael Smith, and Mark Peterson) Forthcoming, University Press of Kansas.

American Government: Political Culture in an Online World. Seventh Edition. Kendall-Hunt Publishers, January 2018.

American Political Parties Under Pressure: Parties and Strategy in the 2016 Elections. (Edited with Laurie Rice). Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.

Operator Error: Civic Failure and its Threat to Citizen Democracy. Lexington Press, December 2016.

State Voting Laws in America: Historical Statutes and their Modern Implications. With Michael Smith and Kevin Anderson. Palgrave MacMillan. January 2015.

Communicating Politics Online. Palgrave MacMillan, October 2014.

American Government: Political Culture in an Online World. Sixth Edition. Kendall Hunt Publishers. 2013.

● Communicating Politics. Soomo Publishing, 2012.

● American Government: Politics and Political Culture. Fifth Edition. With William Lyons and John M. Scheb II. Kendall Hunt Publishers, 2010.

● Sidebar and Supplemental Material Author. American Government: Politics and Political Culture by William Lyons and John Scheb. November 2004.


Book Chapters

● “Decision Making”; “Party Polarization”, and “Minor Parties.” In Sage/CQ Guide to U.S. Elections. 2016. Sage/CQ Press.

● “Showing How the Magician Does a Trick.” In Political Science for the Curious. Edited by Kishor Vaidya. Curious Academic Publishing, 2015.

● “Democratizing Information: Web 2.0 Tools in Civic Engagement” (With Carolyn Campbell) In Civic Engagement for the 21st Century. Edited by MIchael Rogers and Donald Gooch. Lexington Press, 2015.

● “The Medium is the Messenger: Web 2.0 Tools in the Political Science Classroom.” Chapter in Teaching Politics Beyond the Book. Edited by Robert Glover and Daniel Tagliarini. Continuum, 2012.

● “Soccer Moms, Hockey Moms, and National Security Moms: Reality versus Fiction in the Female Voter.” Chapter in Women and the White House. edited volume by Lilly Goren and Justin Vaughn. University of Kentucky Press. 2012.

● “The Eulogy Effect: The Impact of a Candidate’s Death on Media Coverage During Campaigns.” (With Michael A. Smith, Kevin Anderson, and Ryan Sisson). In Politics and Popular Culture Edited by Leah Murray. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010.

● “Predictors of Success in State Legislative Campaigning.” In Predictive Models in Presidential Campaigns. Edited by Chandrasekhar Putcha. Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.

● “Campaign” In 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook. Edited by John Ishiyama and Mairjke Bruening. Sage Publications, 2010.

● “The 5P Rule.” In Inside Political Campaigns: Chronicles—and Lessons—from the Trenches. Edited By James Bowers and Steven Daniels. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009.

● “Trickle-Down Technology?: The Use of Computing Technology in State Legislative Campaigns” Edited by Costas Panagopoulos. In Politicking Online. Rutgers University Press, 2009.


Articles

● “Breaking the Banks and Filling the Troughs” (with Donald M. Gooch) The Midsouth Political Science Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, pages 19-58

● “Utilization of an Open Feedback Process Model to Develop a University Mission Statement” (2013) With C.B. Crawford. Teaching and Learning. July 7 2014.

● “The Path to Informed Citizenship: Curricular and Co-Curricular Media Literacy Efforts in American State Colleges and Universities.” eJournal of Public Affairs. Vol. 2, Number 2 (August 30 2013). http://ejournal.missouristate.edu/

● “Video Killed the Textbook Star.” Journal of Political Science Education, Vol. 8, No. 2 (April-June 2012) pages 189-200.

● “Debating the Future: A Social Security and Political Leadership Simulation.” With Brent J. Goertzen. Journal of Political Science Education. Vol. 4, No. 3 (July-September 2008), pages 330-340.

● “Social Security: A Pending Crisis. A Politics and Leadership Debate.” With Brent J. Goertzen. Journal of Leadership Education. Winter 2007, pages 226-236.

● “Trickle-Down Technology? The Use of Computing Technology in State Legislative Campaigns. Social Science Computer Review Winter 2007, pages 466-483.

● "In the Robes of the Supreme Court Justices: A Supreme Court Decision-Making Simulation." With Richard J. Hardy and Laurie Sonnier PS: Political Science and Politics. Vol. 38, No. 3 (July 2005), pages 411-415.

● “Closeness Counts in Canada: Voter Participation in the 1993 and 1997 Federal Elections.” With James W. Endersby (University of Missouri) and Steven E. Galatas (Southwest Georgia State University). The Journal of Politics, Vol. 62, No. 2 (May 2002), pages 610-631.


Other Publications

● “Utilization of an Open Feedback Process Model to Develop a University Mission Statement” (2013) With C.B. Crawford. Academic Leader. July 1, 2013.

● “Times Talk and the First Year Experience” (2008) With Mark E. Colwell, FHSU Undergrad Civic Engagement in the First Year of College. Edited by Martha LaBare. The New York Times and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

● Editorial Board Member, Electoral Voices. (2006) A research and best practices monograph published by the American Democracy Project.

● “The Do-It-Yourself Interest Group” in Quick Hits for Educating Citizens. (2006) Indiana University Press.

● "Internet Campaign," "Campaign Contribution Limits," “General Election Campaign,” “State Party Committee,” “National Party Committee,” “State Party Committee,” “Fundraising,” “Campaign Literature,” and "Campaign Consultant" in The Encyclopedia of Parties and Elections. (2006) Edited by Larry J. Sabato and Howard Ernst. Facts on File..

● “Free and Fair Elections,” “At-large elections,” “Literacy Test,” “Radical Republicans,” and “Reconstruction.” Entries in An Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties. (2006) Edited by Otis Stephens and John Scheb. Greenwood Press.


Journal Article Manuscript Reviews

● State Politics and Policy Quarterly, June 2015

● Review Board Member, eJournal of Public Affairs. September 2013-Present.

● Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. Spring 2012

● American Politics Research. Spring 2011

● Journal of Political Science Education. Summer 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Summer 2014, Fall 2014.

● The Journal of Politics. Summer 2004.

Last Five Years Academic Conference Participation

● “Do Proof-of-Citizenship and Photo ID Laws Suppress Turnout? Early Evidence.” Poster presented to the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting April 14-17 2015.

● “Backlash! Do Restrictive Voting Laws Mobilize Their Opponents.” (With Michael A. Smith and Kevin Anderson). Paper presented to the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting April 14-17 2015.

● “Kansas, The Three Party State: A Test of Evidence.” (With Michael A. Smith). Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting. April 3-6, 2014. Chicago, IL.

● “Look Away from the Battleground: The Impact of Restrictive New Voting Laws on Turnout Change, 2008-2012.” (With Michael A. Smith and Kevin Anderson) Presentation given at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting. April 3-6, 2014. Chicago, IL.

● “Is Virtual Service Learning Feasible?” (With Lorie Cook-Benjamin). American Democracy Project Annual Meeting. June 6-9 2013. Denver, CO.

● “Oops! Voter Suppression Laws in the American States, 2008-2012.” (With Michael A. Smith and Kevin Anderson). Midwest Political Science Association Meeting. April 9-12 2013. Chicago, IL.

● “Developing a University Mission Statement through the Utilization of an Open Feedback Process Model.” (With Christopher Crawford). Presented to the Higher Learning Commission AQIP Colloquium. April 5-7 2013. Chicago, IL.

Was the Vote Suppressed in 2012? A Tentative Look at The Impact of Voter-Suppression Laws in the 2012 Presidential Election.” (With Michael A. Smith and Kevin Anderson). Presentation given at the Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. November 15-17, 2012. Boston, MA.

● “Breaking the Banks and Filling the Troughs” (with Donald M. Gooch) Presentation given at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting. April 12-15 2012. Chicago, IL.

● “The Impact of Restrictive Registration Laws on New Registrants: Early Evidence from the States.” (With Michael A. Smith and Kevin Anderson) Presentation given at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting. April 12-15 2012. Chicago, IL.

● “Implementation of MTSS in Central and Western Kansas: Early Evidence.” (with Beth Walizer, Lorie Cook-Benjamin, Kimberly Stoppel, and Andrea Rackaway, FHSU Undergrad). Given to the Kansas Education Consortuim October 2012.

● “Let’s Talk (Everywhere)” Presentation given at the American Democracy Project Annual Meeting. June 2-4 2011. Renaissance Hotel Orlando, FL.

● “Being the Most Conservative. Ideological Strategies in a Six-Way Primary” Presentation given at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting. March 31-April 3 2011. Palmer House Hilton, Chicago IL.

● “Designing and creating engaging, exciting and effective e-learning.” (with Wang, H., Connelly, L., Finch, A., Walizer, B., Wieland, R., & Tincknell, A) Poster presentation at the 22nd Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, March 7-11 2011, Nashville, Tennessee.

Last Five Years Conference Panel Service

● Discussant. “Political parties and strategy.” Panel convened at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting 2016.

● Chair. “They Like Me for Me: Campaign Message and the Personal Vote.” Panel convened at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting 2013.

● Roundtable Participant, “Teaching Political Science with the Web.” Panel convened at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting 2011.

● Chair and Discussant, “Media Coverage of the Economy.” Panel convened at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting 2011.

● Discussant, “Campaigns going negative and going positive.” Panel convened at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting 2011.

Grant Applications

● Kansas Leadership Center. (With Lorie Cook-Benjamin). Application for $20,000 faculty leadership development grant currently under review.

● FHSU Red Balloon Initiative. (With James G. Ward and Robert Moody). Secured a $9,000 grant to develop a multi-platform class communication mobile application for smartphones and tablets. Fall 2013-Spring 2014.