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Howard Balanoff

Dr. Balanoff

 

Presentations

 

The National Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program: A model for Public & Non-profit & Leaders and Managers around the World in Paris, France.

 

Chris Brown

Dr. Brown

 

Journal Articles

Co-authored “Exploring the Demand for PhDs in Public Affairs and Administration” published in the Journal of Public Affairs Education (Winter 2015)

Cecilia Castillo

Dr. Castillo

Presentations

“Family Life in a World Defined by Economic Well Being” at the Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Conference in Steubenville, Ohio

Lynn Crossett

Crossett

 

Book Chapters

"Legal Studies as an Alternative to Law School" in Legal Studies for the Curious: Why Study Legal Studies

Presentations

"How to Prepare for an ABA Site Visit" at the National Conference for the American Association for Paralegal Education in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Awards

Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award for Fall 2015

Julz Decker

Julz Decker

Awards

Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award for Spring 2015

Chi Omega Favorite Professor Award for Fall 2015

Alpha Delta Pi Favorite Professor Award for Fall 2015

Presentations

"Marriage on the Move: An Examination of Same-Sex Marriage Travel Patterns in the Wake of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act" at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL

Paul DeHart

Dr. DeHart

 

Presentations

  • "Reframing the Founding: Covenant and Natural Law rather than Covenant versus Natural Law" at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in San Fransisco, CA
  • "Christian Thought and the American Founders" at the James Wilson Institute in Washington D.C.
  • "The U. S. Constitution and Natural Law: Concord or Conflict?” at Pembroke College of Oxford University’s Constitutional Thought and History Seminar

Bill DeSoto

Dr. DeSoto

Book Chapters

Co-authored "Promoting the Benefits of Legal Studies for University Students" in Innovative Development of Higher Education as National and Global Dimensions Change (Institute of Pedagogy of Ukraine)

Journal Articles

Co-Authored "Do International Studies Students have a Broader Global Awareness than Other College Students?" in the Journal of Political Science Education

Awards

Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award for Spring 2015

 

 

Thomas Doyle

Dr. Doyle

Awards

International Studies Program Professor of the Year

Books

The Ethics of Nuclear Weapons Dissemination: Moral Dilemmas of Aspiration, Avoidance, and Prevention (Routledge)

Book Chapters

Journal Articles

Presentations

"Morally (Ir)responsible Approaches to Nuclear Disarmament" at the Annual Conference of the British International Studies Association in London

Newspaper

“The Iranian nuclear controversy is also about saving face” in the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog.

Michelle Evans

Refereed Reports

"Review of the Trade Secret Case Law from the Fifth Circuit"

Presentations

"Trade Secret Status for Business Customer Lists" at the Annual Conference of the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business in San Antonio

Michael Faber

Faber

Journal Articles

"The Union Paradigm of 1788: Three Anti-Federalists that Changed Their Minds" in American Political Thought

Presentations

"Congressional Realignment: The Critical Election of 1994" at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL

Newspaper

"The U.S. Constitution isn’t just for politicians and lawyers" an op-ed piece in the Austin American Statesman

Jayce Farmer

Dr. Farmer

 

Book Chapters

"Regional Collaboration" in the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy

Journal Articles 

Co-authored "Transportation Impacts of Fracking in the Eagle Ford Shale Development in the Rural South Texas: Perceptions of Local government Officials" in Journal of Rural and Community Development

“County-Nonprofit Service Arrangements: The Roles of Federal and State Fiscal Involvement” in Publius: The Journal of Federalism (January 2015)  

Awards

Centex Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration Public Administration Educator of the Year Award

Billy Fields

Dr. Fields

Book Chapters

Co-authored "Age-Friendly Community Policy Innovation: Complete Streets Implementation in Louisiana, United States" in International Perspectives on Age Friendly Cities (Routelage)

Journal Articles

Co-authored "Transportation Impacts of Fracking in the Eagle Ford Shale Development in the Rural South Texas: Perceptions of Local government Officials" in Journal of Rural and Community Development

Presentations

  • "Evaluations of Complete Streets policy Implementation by Metropolitan Planning organizations: From policy Adoption to Implementation" at the Active Living research Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA
  • "Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale, Texas: Fiscal and Transportation Policy Impacts" at the 3rd International Symposium on Energy Challenges & Mechanics in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  • "Teaching the Innovative DOT" as part of the State Smart Transportation Institute National Webinar 

Charles Garofalo

Dr. Garofalo

Journal Articles

Presentations

  • "Identity and Integrity in American Public Administration" at the International Academy of Law and Mental Health Conference
  • "Public Good/Private Gain: The Case for Bottled Water" at the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration in Paris France

Robert Gorman

Dr. Gorman

Honors

Named Honorary Professor of International Studies

Journal Articles

Kenneth Grasso

Dr. Gorman

Awards

Named Administrator of the Year for 2015 by the International Studies Program

Book Chapters

“From Articles of Peace to Kulturkampf: The HHS Mandate and the Problem of Religious Pluralism in America” in The Crisis of Religious Liberty edited by Stephen Krason (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)  

Presentations

“The New Politics of the American Public Orthodoxy” at the 2015 Meeting of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, OH

“The New Pluralism, the Sovereign Self, and the Politics of the American Public Orthodoxy”  at “Diversity, Conformity and Conscience in Contemporary America,” a conference sponsored by The Center for Political and Economic Thought at St. Vincent’s College in Latrobe, PA

“Alexis de Tocqueville: Prophet of Our Times” at “Acton University,” a conference sponsored by the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in Grand Rapids, MI

“Communitarianism: Theory and Practice” at “Acton University,” a conference sponsored by the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in Grand Rapids, MI

“The Principle of Subsidiarity.” at “Limited Government and the Rule of Law,” a conference sponsored The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty and Liberty Fund, Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI

 

Emily Hanks

Book Chapters

“Nonprofit Organizations: Communication” in Encyclopedia of Public administration and Public Policy edited by M. Dubnick and D. Bearfield (Taylor & Francis)

Journal Articles

Presentations

  • "Can Technology Fill the Hollow State?: Using Jacques Ellul to Decode the Civic Technology Movement" for the Association fro Research in Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations in Chicago, IL
  • "Discourses of Volunteerism in American Popular Media" for the Public Administration Theory Network in San Fransisco, CA

Rodolfo Hernandez

R Hernandez

Presentations

  • Professors Rodolfo Hernandez and Bill DeSoto presented “Hellfire Nation and President Lincoln: Helping Students Understand Lincoln’s Religious Rhetoric” at the Conference on Religious Studies, the Liberal Arts, and the Public University at Texas State University  
  • "Never Let Them Go: Education, Love and Rage in Kazo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go" at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA

Ted Hindson

Dr. Hindson

Awards

Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award for Spring 2015

Paul Kens

Dr. Kens

Journal Articles

"Revision of the Progressive Era Continues" in the Tulsa Law Review

Television Appearances

Dr. Paul Kens was interviewed on CSPAN’s Landmark Cases. The episode focused on the Supreme Court’s decision in Lochner v. New York. Dr. Kens is one of the foremost experts on the case and has authored Lochner v. New York: Economic Regulation on Trial. Watch the episode here.

Tom Longoria

Dr. Longoria

Journal Articles

Co-authored "Measuring Public Manager Cultural Competence: the Influence of Public Sector Values" in Journal of Public Management and Social Policy

Sherri Mora

S. Mora

Awards

  • Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award
  • Alpha Delta Pi Favorite Professor Award
  • Chi Omega Favorite Professor Award
  • Delta Zeta Favorite Professor Award

Books

Political Science: Institutions and Public Policy (Kendall Hunt)

Presentations

  • "Faculty Roles and Responsibilities in Student Learning Outcome"s for the Department of Political Science Faculty Meeting at Blinn College in Bryan, TX
  • "Government's Role in Education and How Educators (like You) Can Make a Difference" for the Kappa Delta Pi Webinar, Indianapolis, IN
  • “Civil Rights in Texas”, the Keynote presentation, at the San Jacinto Day celebration at San Jacinto Central in Pasadena
  • "Using Learn Smart in Political Science Education" for the Division of Liberal Arts and Social Science Faculty at South Texas College in McAllen, TX
  • "Using Adaptive Learning to Engage Students in Political Science" for the Department of Political Science Faculty Meeting at San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX

Dianne Rahm

Dr. Rahm

Book Chapters

"US Law and Policy in Environmental  Management" in editors D. Sarkar, R. Datta, A. Mukherlee, and R. Hannigan's An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management (Wiley)

Journal Articles

"Transportation Impacts of Fracking in the Eagle Ford Shale Development in Rural South Texas: Perceptions of Local Government Officials" in Journal of Rural and Community Development

Co-authored “Exploring the Demand for PhDs in Public Affairs and Administration” in the Journal of Public Affairs Education

Presentations

"Fracking the Eagle Ford Shale, Texas: Fiscal and Transportation Policy Impacts" at the 3rd International Symposium on Energy Challenges & Mechanics in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Newspaper

All for the Herald-Zeitung in New Braunfels, TX:

"Paris Climate conference will have key differences from Kyoto Protocol"

"Pesticides and genetically modified organisms transform  agriculture" 

"Food production and consumption is changing the environment"

"New goals set stage to protect planet"

"Net benefit to recycling"

"Time to let the sunshine in with big solar changes in Lone Star State"

"Markets can be better  fit to go green"

"The origin story of our nation's green holiday"

"Do we need a new, green GOP?"

"The idea of sustainability  has roots that run deep into our history"

Nandhini Rangarajan

Dr. Rangarajan

Journal Articles

Pat Shields

Dr. Shields

Awards

The Marcy Crowley Award for Service to the Section for Women and Public Administration presented by the Section for Women and Public Administration at the American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference in Chicago

Journal Articles

Presentations

  • "Peaceweaving: Applying Jane Addams Feminist Pragmatist Ideas of Positive Peace to Multinational Peace Operations" for the Annual Conference of the Inter-University Seminar for Armed Forces & Society in Chicago, IL
  • “The Contested Idea of Peace: A Path for Public Administration through Jane Addams.” at the American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference in Chicago
  • “Tools for Writing Excellent Research Papers” at the American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference (student summit) in Chicago
  • “Getting Published in the Middle of the JCI List.” at the American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference (doctoral student summit) in Chicago
  • “Jane Addams: Democratic Theorist and PeaceWeaver.” at the Women and Gender Collaborative Annual Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos

Hassan Tajalli

Dr. Tajalli

Awards

Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award for Spring 2015

Journal Articles

Co-Authored "Do International Studies Students have a Broader Global Awareness than Other College Students?" in the Journal of Political Science Education

Jeremy Wells

Dr. Wells

Journal Articles

"Imperium et Sacerdotium: Universalism, Fragmentation, and New Medievalism" in Commonwealth Review of Political Science

Walter Wright

Dr. Wright

Awards

Alpha Chi Favorite Professor Award

Presentations

  • “Rule 11 Agreements and Mediated Agreements—Part I: Differences and Enforceability in Civil Cases,” Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Austin Bar Association, Austin, TX.
  • “Rule 11 Agreements and Mediated Agreements—Part II: Differences and Enforceability in Family Cases,” Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and Civil Litigation Section of the Austin Bar Association
  • “Texas-Tamaulipas Cross-Border Mediation Project,” Annual Conference of the Texas Association of Mediators, San Antonio, TX.
  • “Neuroscience Research and its Possible Uses in Negotiation and Mediation,” Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable, Austin, TX.
  • “Cultural Differences and their Effects on Negotiation and Mediation,” Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, Austin, TX.

Hyun Yun

Dr. Yun

Book Chapters

Journal Articles

“Exploring the Demand for PhDs in Public Affairs and Administration” in the Journal of Public Affairs Education

Presentations

Presented “Blue Governors in Red States and Red Governors in Blue States” with Jae Hee Park at the 73rd Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference in Chicago