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This page highlights some of the 2018 activities of our Political Science, Public Administration and Legal Studies faculty members in the areas of publications, presentations, public lectures, as well as selected recent awards and honors.

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  • Professor Ben Arnold


    Awards

    Favorite Professor, Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

  • Dr. Balanoff


    Presentations

    “Downsizing Development Ethics: Values, Legitimation, and the 3rd Sector in the Era of the Hollow State." International Development Ethics Association, Bordeaux, France. June 26, 2018.

  • Dr. Brittain


    Articles

    Guns on Campus: Implementing Campus Carry.Journal of Higher Education Management 33 (2018): 167-179.

    Presentations

    "Guns on Campus: Implementing Campus Carry in Texas." 2018 American Association of University Administrators Leadership Seminar, Widener University, Chester, PA, June 7, 2018.

  • Dr. Brown

     

    Presentations

    "‘Space Junk’ and the Tragedy of the Commons." Annual Space Settlement Symposium, Department of Philosophy, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, September 27, 2018.

  • Dr. Castillo

     

    Presentations

    “Jonathan Haidt's Proposal for a Rejuvenation of Liberal Democracy." Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC, October 25, 2018.

  • Crossett


    Books

    ABA Model Guidelines for the Utilization of Paralegal Services. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, 2018.

    Guidelines for the Approval of Paralegal Education Programs. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, September 2018.

  • Dr. DeHart


    Articles

    The Loss of Learning and the Vocationalization of Higher Education.The American Mind, (2018).

    The First Amendment Didn’t Separate Church and State; Christianity Did.Public Discourse, (April 25, 2018).

    Presentations

    "The Ontology of Moral Obligation in American Founding Thought." Shawnee Trail Conference, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, Colorado Springs, CO, April 20, 2018.

    "Natural Law and the Constitution: Conflict or Concord?" James Wilson Seminar XIV, James Wilson Institute, The University Club, Washington, DC, May 3, 2018.

    Roundtables

    “Patrick Deneen’s Why Liberalism Failed.” Annual Meeting, Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC, October 27, 2018.

    “Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law.” Annual Meeting, Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC, October 27, 2018.

    “Liberalism and Its Conservative Critics.” Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, August 30, 2018.

  • Dr. DeSoto


    Articles

    Do Police Officers in the USA Protect and Serve All Citizens Equally?Social Sciences 7, 10 (2018): 191-202.

    The Effect of College Students’ Religious Involvement on Their Academic Ethic.Religion and Education 45, 2 (2018): 190-207.

    Presentations

    "Police Reform in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the U.S." British Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Birmingham, United Kingdom, July 3, 2018.

    Awards

    Favorite Professor, Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

  • Dr. Doyle


    Book Chapters

    Hiroshima and the Paradoxes of Japanese Nuclear Perplexity.” In Reimagining Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Nuclear Humanities in the Post-Cold War World, edited by N.A.J. Taylor and R. Jacobs, 139-155. New York, NY: Routledge, 2018.  

    Presentations

    “Resolving the Trust Deficit in the NPT after the Nuclear Ban Treaty.” British International Studies Association Annual Conference, Bath, United Kingdom, June 14, 2018.

    Awards

    College of Liberal Arts’ Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activity.

  • Faber


    Articles

    The American Frontier as State of Nature.World Affairs 181, 1 (2018): 22-41.

    Presentations

    "Machiavelli and the Art of Dictatorship: Lessons from Dystopia." Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 6, 2018.

    "The Moderates of 1788: The Contested Middle in the Ratification Debates." Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 7, 2018.

    "The Last Whimper of Anti-Federalism: The First Ten Amendments to the Constitution." Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January 4, 2018.

  • Dr. Fields


    Presentations

    "Operationalizing Resilience: Adaptation Urbanism in Rotterdam." Water Sensitive Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands, October 11, 2018.

    "United States Gulf Coast Resiliency: A Short Overview." Middelberg, Netherlands, October 15, 2018.

    "Adaptation Urbanism: Rethinking the Role of Streets in Resilient Transportation Planning." Adaptation Urbanism Policy Symposium: Knowledge-Sharing for Improved Policy Response, TSU Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, May 10, 2018.

    "Vision Zero/Sustainable Safety for San Marcos." Sustainable Placemakers San Marcos, San Marcos, TX, April 9, 2018.

  • Dr. Gorman


    Book Reviews

    Review of The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition, & Prosecution edited by Ronald J. Rychlak and Jane F. Adolphe (Brooklyn, NY: Angelico Press, June 7, 2017). In The Catholic Social Science Review 23, (2018): 358-361.

    Articles

    Open Border Advocates Downplay Human Trafficking.Crisis Magazine (November 14, 2018).

    On the Prudence of Borders.Crisis Magazine (November 9, 2018).

    Catholic Marriage and Openness to Life.” New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, July 29, 2018.

    Presentations

    "On the Prudence of Borders." Society of Catholic Social Scientists Annual Meeting, Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Belmont Abbey College, Charlotte, NC, October 27, 2018.

    Awards

    Guardian Award, St. John Paul II Catholic High School.

  • Dr. Gorman


    Articles

    Whose Religious Liberty? Which Intellectual Horizon?Catholic Social Science Review 23 (2018): 33-45.

    Journal Symposia

    Editor, “Religious Freedom and the Future of the Catholic Church.Catholic Social Science Review 23 (2018): 3-54.

    Presentations

    "The Future of Religious Liberty in America." American Public Philosophy Institute, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, October 19, 2018.

    Roundtable: Patrick Deneen’s Why Liberalism Failed.” Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Belmont Abby College, Belmont, NC, October 27, 2018.

    Awards

    Favorite Professor, Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

  • Dr. Hanks


    Articles

    “Ask a Critical Theorist: Comments on Fashion.”  Immediate (February 15, 2018).

    “Selfie help.” Immediate (February 15, 2018).

    Presentations

    "Downsizing Development Ethics: Values, Legitimation, and the 3rd Sector in the Era of the Hollow State." International Development Ethics Association, Bordeaux, France, June 25, 2018.

  • R Hernandez


    Presentations

    "Roundtable on Adam Smith and 21st Century." Politics and Economics Lecture Series, Coastal Carolina University, Myrtle Beach, SC, February 26, 2018.

    "iCivics Panel on Civics Literacy." Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, November 12, 2018.

    Awards

    Favorite Professor, Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

    Kinder Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Missouri.

  • Don Inbody

     

    Media

    San Marcos Daily Record. Interview. “Purple Hays: A Look at Changing Voting Patterns.” October 14, 2018.

    Houston Chronicle. Interview. “Democrat Beto O’Rourke Exposed a Blue Spine Across the Middle of Red Texas.” November 16, 2018.

    Stars and Stripes. Interview. “Navy to Scrap Bread-and-Water Confinement.” December 27, 2018.

  • Paul Kens

     

    Presentations

    “The Fourteenth Amendment and the Origins of the Corporate Theory of Liberty.” The Many Fourteenth Amendments, The University of Miami, Miami, FL, March 1, 2018.

  • Arnold Leder

     

    Awards

    Favorite Professor, Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

  • Thomas Longoria

     

    Presentations

    "The 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act." Community Advancement Network Conference, San Marcos, TX, November 8, 2018.

    Awards

    Distinguished Public Administration Educator Award, CenTex American Society for Public Administration.

    Favorite Professor, Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

  • Dr. Ashleen Bagnulo


    Articles

    Answering Silenus: Comprehending the Meaning of Existence through the Quandary of the Unborn.The Journal of Bioethics in Law and Culture 1, no. 1 (Winter 2018).

    Women’s Hidden Influence: Mothers, Race, and the American Republic.Public Discourse, (April 17, 2018).

    Conservatives Should Care about Institutional Racism.Public Discourse, (April 23, 2018).

    Presentations

    "The Significance and Limitations of Consent and the Catholic Tradition." Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, September 1, 2018.

    "Atonement and the Fourteenth Amendment: A New Birth of Freedom?" Shawnee Trail Regional Conference on American Politics and Constitutionalism, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, April 19, 2018.

    "Dying to be Believed: The Public Performance of Sexual Trauma and the Rape of Lucretia." Lone Star Conference, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, March 3, 2018.

    "Deceived by the Glory of Caesar." Annual Meeting, Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January 4, 2018.

    "The Second Amendment and American Political Thought." Constitutionalist Foundation Meeting, New Braunfels, TX, April 26, 2018.

    "Augustinian Consent in the Post Me-Too Era." Augustine in Political Theory: Dialogue or Dialectic?, James Madison Program, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, April 16, 2018.

    Awards

    College of Liberal Arts’ Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching.

  • S. Mora


    Presentations

    "Texas Primary Elections 2018: Why are they important?" Houston Community College Center for Civic Engagement, Houston, TX, February 27, 2018.

  • Cythnia Opheim

     

    Articles

    Guns on Campus: Implementing Campus Carry.Journal of Higher Education Management (JHEM) 33, (2018): 167-179.

    Presentations

    "Guns on Campus: Implementing Campus Carry in Texas." 2018 American Association of University Administrators Leadership Seminar, American Association of University Administrators, Widener University, Chester, PA, June 7, 2018.

  • Ionut Popescu


    Articles

    Grand Strategy vs. Emergent Strategy in The Conduct of Foreign Policy.Journal of Strategic Studies 41, no. 3 (2018): 438-460.

    Conservative Internationalism and the Trump Administration.Orbis 62, (2018): 91-104.

    Trump Doesn’t Need A Grand Strategy: Why Planning is Overrated.Foreign Affairs, (May 21, 2018).

    Presentations

    "Resurgent America: An Alternative Grand Strategy to the Offshore Balancing and Deep Engagement Paradigms." Annual Meeting, International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, April 6, 2018.

    "A Method to the Madness? Foreign Policy in the Trump Era." Texas State University Speaker Series, Round Rock, TX, October 3, 2018.

    "Emergent Strategy and Grand Strategy." Clements Center for National Security, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, January 30, 2018.

    "Grand Strategy in A New Administration." AEI Western Executive Council Forum, American Enterprise Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, January 27, 2018.

  • Dr. Rahm


    Books

    US Environmental Policy: Domestic and Global Perspectives. St. Paul, MN: West Academic Publishing, November 2, 2018.

    Articles

    Geoengineering Climate Change Solutions: Public Policy Issues for National and Global Governance.Humanities and Social Science Review 8, 2 (2018): 139-148.

    Presentations

    "Geoengineering Climate Change Solutions." International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Piazza della Calza, Florence, Italy, June 26, 2018.

    Awards

    Honorary Professor of International Studies, Texas State University.

  • Dr. Rangarajan


    Articles

    Sustainability Education in Public Administration and Policy: A Multi-Method Study of NASPAA Accredited Programs.Journal of Public Affairs Education, (March 6, 2018).

    Presentations

    "Serving non-profit oriented students in a political science departmental context." Annual Meeting, National Association for the Study of Public Administration, Atlanta, GA, October 11, 2018.

    "Encouraging Creativity in Applied Research Design." Public Administration Theory Network, Cleveland, OH, June 2, 2018.

  • Dr. Sanchez


    Articles

    Competitive Authoritarianism in Ecuador under Correa.Taiwan Journal of Democracy 14, 2 (2018): 61-84.

    Presentations

    "Election Dynamics in Party Non-Systems: The Importance of Strategic Voting." Annual Meeting, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 7, 2018.

  • Schmidt Passos

     

    Articles

    Carl Schmitt’s Political Theory during the Third Reich.Political Science Reviewer 42, (2018): 197-217.

    The Blood of the Martyrs: Erik Peterson’s Theology of Martyrdom and Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology of Sovereignty.The Review of Politics 80 (2018): 487-510.

    Presentations

    "Carl Schmitt’s Strange Christianity.” Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 31, 2018.

    Awards

    Hayek Fund for Scholars, Institute for Humane Studies.

  • Dr. Shields


    Book Reviews

    Review of Wartime Sexual Violence: From Silence to Condemnation of a Weapon of War by Kerry Crawford (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, September 2017). In Parameters: US Army War College Quarterly 48, no. 1 (June 23, 2018): 119-120.

    Presentations

    "Encouraging Creativity in Applied Research Design." Public Administration Theory Network, Cleveland, OH, June 2, 2018.

    "Pragmatism and Public Administration Research Methodology." Public Administration Theory Network, Cleveland, OH, June 2, 2018.

    "Pragmatism and Public Administration Theory: On Christopher Ansell’s Pragmatist Democracy." Public Administration Theory Network, Cleveland, OH, June 2, 2018.

    "Organizational Ambidexterity: Tackling Contradictions in Military Settings." 2018 Annual Conference, American Society for Public Administration, Denver, CO, March 12, 2018.

    "Peace in the Neighborhood: A Challenge to Policing - Defining Peace." Annual Conference, American Society for Public Administration, Denver, CO, March 9, 2018.

    "Academic Publishing in Military Studies: Insights from an Experienced Editor." Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces Society, Ottawa, Canada, October 19, 2018.

    "Effective Writing: Useful Tools.” Annual Conference & Student Summit, American Society for Public Administration, Denver, CO, March 9, 2018.

    "Pursuing the Right to Peace." Philosophy Dialogue Series, Philosophy Department, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, September 19, 2018.

    Awards

    Honorary Professor of International Studies, The Center for International Studies, Texas State University.

    College of Liberal Arts’ Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activity.

  • Dr. Varacalli


    Articles

    “Thomas Aquinas, the Thomists, and the Consent of the Governed.” History of Political Thought 39, no. 3 (2018): 422-438.

    Presentations

    "Justice Blackmun’s Concept of Federalism." Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 31, 2018.

    "Classical Political Thought in the Washington-Du Bois Debate." Annual Meeting, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 5, 2018.

    "How to Avoid Being a Partisan Hack." Phi Alpha Delta, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, March 22, 2018.

    Awards

    Favorite Professor, Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

    Koch Fellowship, Philadelphia Society.

    Guest Fellowship, Philadelphia Society.

    College of Liberal Arts’ Achievement Award for Excellence in Service.

  • Dr. Wright

     

    Articles

    Ethics Opinion 675 Declares that Attorneys Acting as Mediators May Draft Mediated Settlement Agreements but Leaves the Question Unanswered for Other Mediators.Texas Association of Mediators, (December 2018): 1-5

    “The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention at Maynooth University, Ireland.” The Texas Mediator, (September 2018): 1-4.

    Presentations

    "El Uso de la Mediación para Hacer Cumplir los Derechos Civiles en los Estados Unidos." Congreso Online Multilingüe sobre Métodos Apropiados de Resolución de Conflictos y Derechos Humanos, ODR Lationoamérica, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 7, 2018.

    "La Mediación Durante el Proceso de Derecho Colaborativo." Jornada Preparatoria del XIV Congreso Mundial de Mediación y Cultura de Paz, Dirección Nacional de Mediación y Métodos Participativos de Resolución de Conflictos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 26, 2018.

    "The Basics of Transformative Mediation and a Comparison with Other Mediation Models Used in the United States." European Mediator Cultural Exchange, Austin Dispute Resolution Center, Austin Dispute Resolution Center, Austin, TX, March 30, 2018.

    "Mediación y Neurociencia:  Avances y Retos." Instituto de Estudios Judiciales del Tribunal Superior de Justicia de la Ciudad de México & Centro de Justicia Alternativa del Tribunal Superior de Justicia de la Ciudad de México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico, February 2, 2018.

    "To Draft, or Not to Draft, that is the Question." Annual Institute of the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, University of Texas, Austin, TX, November 10, 2018.

    "Opinion No. 675 of the State Bar of Texas Professional Ethics Committee." Texas Mediation Trainers Roundtable Quarterly Meeting, Austin Dispute Resolution Center, Austin, TX, September 17, 2018.

    "Alternative Dispute Resolution and Dispute Resolution Systems Design." Certified Public Manager Program, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, January 19, 2018.

    Awards

    Favorite Professor, Alfred H. Nolle Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.

    College of Liberal Arts’ Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

  • Dr. Yun


    Presentations

    "Meet Female Professors in Political Science." Supporting Women in Political Science, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, September 5, 2018.


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