Politics Department (323) 259-1309
1600 Campus Road
Ph.D.,RutgersUniversity, Political Science, May, 2002
Dissertation: Political Consumerism in American Politics
Comprehensive Field Exams: American Politics, Women and Politics, Public Law
M.A.,RutgersUniversity, Political Science, 1998
B.A., summa cum laude,WashingtonStateUniversity, Business Administration, 1993
Associate Professor,OccidentalCollege, Politics Department
Fall, 2006 – present
Courses: American Politics and Policy; The American Presidency; Gender and Politics; Mass Media and American Politics; Research Methods in Political Science; Advanced Research Methods; Disaster Politics:New Orleansin the Wake of Hurricane Katrina; Campaign Semester; Campaigns and Elections.
Assistant Professor,WhittierCollege, Political Science Department
Fall, 2002 – Spring, 2006
Courses: American Government and Politics; Political Methodology; Women in American Politics; California Politics; Race and Ethnicity in American Politics, Parties, Interest Groups, and the Media; Advanced Research Methods; Washington Winterim; Nixon’s Complex Legacy; Politics Beyond the Classroom.
Instructor,RutgersUniversity, Political Science Department
Summer, 1995 – Spring, 2002 (Part- and Full-Time Instructor)
Courses: Introduction to Political Science Methods; Public Opinion; Public Policy Formation; Introduction to American Government; Courts and Public Policy; American Party Politics; Elections and Participation;New JerseyPolitics.
Visiting Instructor,FairfieldUniversity, Politics Department
Fall, 2000 – Spring, 2001
Courses: Public Policy, Introduction to American Politics, Weapons of the Weak: Political Tools of the Disadvantaged.
Instructor,RutgersUniversity, English Department
Courses: Expository Writing.
Rethinking Madame President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House? (with Lori Han Cox), Lynne Rienner, 2007.
“Disaster Zone: The Politicization of Student Volunteer Workers in Post-Katrina NewOrleans” (with Mackenzie Israel-Trummel). Under review.
“’Friends with Benefits, Without the Friendship Maybe?’: First-YearCollegeStudents Confront Hookup Culture.” (with Lisa Wade) in Sexuality Over the Life Course, forthcoming.
“Sexualizing Sarah Palin: The Social and Political Context of the Sexual Objectification of Female Candidates” (with Lisa Wade). Sex Roles. Forthcoming.
“The Leadership of George Bush: An Insider’s View of the Forty-First President.” Great Plains Research, 21, 1, Spring 2011.
“Solidarity, Not Charity?: Issues of Privilege in Political Community Based Learning.” In Democratic Dilemmas of Teaching Service Learning: Tensions, Trials, and Triumphs, Stylus, 2011.
“Hookup Culture: Setting a New Research Agenda” (with Lisa Wade). Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 7, 4, 2010.
“Self Interest, Symbolic Attitudes, and Support for Public Policy: A Multilevel Analysis.” (with Rick Lau) in Political Psychology, 30, 4, 2009.
“Women and Leadership” in Political Leadership, Eds. Michael A. Genovese and Lori Han Cox, Praeger, 2008.
“YouTube Nation” in Extension of Remarks, Legislative Studies Section, American Political Science Association, Vol. 30, No. 1, January, 2007.
“Presidential Persuasion and Press Coverage of the War in Iraq” in Understanding the Presidency, 4th Ed., James P. Pfiffner and Roger H. Davidson, Eds., Pearson Longman, 2006.
“‘She Brought Only a Skirt’: Print Media Coverage of Elizabeth Dole’s Bid for the Republican Presidential Nomination” (with Sue Carroll and Stephanie Olson). Political Communication, July – September, 2005.
“Gender Gap or Gender Gaps? New Perspectives on Support for Government Action and Politics” (with Mark Schlesinger). The Journal of Politics, February 2001.
“The Effects of Negative Political Advertisements: A Meta-Analytic Assessment” (with Richard Lau, Lee Sigelman, and Paul Babbit). American Political Science Review, December 1999.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS
Book review of The George W. Bush Legacy by Campbell et al. in Presidential Studies Quarterly, forthcoming, Winter, 2008.
Book Review of Campaign Advertising and American Democracy by Franz et al. in the Journal of Politics, forthcoming, Winter, 2008.
“Interest Groups” in the Encyclopedia of Political Communication, Christina Holz-Bacha and Lynda Kaid, Eds., SAGE, Spring, 2008.
“Elizabeth Dole” in the Encyclopedia of Political Communication, Christina Holz-Bacha and Lynda Kaid, Eds., SAGE, Spring, 2008.
Book Review of Hillary Rodham Clinton: Polarizing First Lady by Gil Troy for White House Studies, Winter, 2007.
“Campaigning” in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition,
Macmillan Reference/ Thomas, Fall, 2007.
Book Review of The Presidency and Women: Promise, Performance & Illusion by Janet M. Martin. Presidential Studies Quarterly, Fall, 2007.
Book Review of Candidate Gender and Communication by Dianne Bystrom, Mary Christine Banwart, Lynda Lee Kaid, and Terry Robertson. Political Communication, Vol. 24, Issue 1, 2007.
“The Politicized Pantry: Consumer Activism in the Food Industries.”DenmarkPolitical Consumption of Food Products Conference Volume, Spring, 2005.
“Readership Survey of the Quaker Campus.” TheQuaker CampusProject, April, 2005.
“Latino Voter Mobilization in the GreaterWhittierArea, The Voter Mobilization Project.” November, 2004.
“Community Connections: An Evaluation of theRioHondo Branch of the American Red Cross.” The American Red Cross, May, 2004.
“Walter Lippmann” in The Encyclopedia of Public Opinion, Ed., John Geer, ABC-Clio, 2004.
“Political Pollsters” in The Encyclopedia of Public Opinion, Ed., John Geer, ABC-Clio, 2004.
“Social Scientists and Public Opinion” in The Encyclopedia of Public Opinion, Ed., John Geer, ABC-Clio, 2004.
“Secretaries” in Work in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Policy, and Society, Eds. Carl E. Van Horn and Herbert Schaffner, ABC-Clio, December, 2003.
“The World Trade Organization” in Work in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Policy, and Society, Eds. Carl E. Van Horn and Herbert Schaffner, ABC-Clio, December, 2003.
“An Evaluation of the Owning Up Curricula: Educational Intervention in the Cycle of Violence.” The Empower Program, September, 2001.
“Local Support for the ClintonForestPlan.” Linkages, May, 1993.
“A Cheerleader’s Rape in a SmallTexasTown.” Ms. Blog,May 27, 2011.
“Newsflash: Cheerleader Denied Justice (Again).” Ms. Blog,May 4, 2011.
“When the Missing are Prostitutes, Police Let Trail Go Cold.” Ms. Blog,April 27, 2011.
“Long IslandMurders: Sex Trafficking Ring Involved?” Ms. Blog,April 25, 2011.
“The Real Story on Human Trafficking.” Ms. Blog,April 11, 2011.
“Fighting Hate with Hate: Anti-Asian Rant Inspires Misogyny.” Ms. Blog,March 15, 2011.
“No Jail Time for LawrenceTaylor.” Ms. Blog,January 24, 2011.
“Was the Shooting of Giffords a Hate Crime?” Ms. Blog,January 19, 2011.
“Club 907 Dancers Freed!” Ms. Blog,January 19, 2011.
“No Comment: Tilly’s Teaches Women How to Listen.” Ms. Blog,December 17, 2011.
“In Hostess Club Raid, Did Police Arrest the Victims?” Ms. Blog,December 2, 2011.
“Cheerleader’s Father Speaks Out.” Ms. Blog,October 25, 2011.
“Disney Ride Still Makes Light of Sex Slavery.” Ms. Blog,October 22, 2011.
“Cheerleader Required to Cheer for Man who Assaulted Her.” Ms. Blog,October 15, 2011.
“Where are the Feminists for Bristol Palin?” Ms. Blog,September 21, 2011.
“Blond Joke?,” Ms. Blog,May 12, 2010.
“Prude?” Ms. Blog,March 15, 2010.
“Percy Jackson: Minstrel Show,” Ms. Blog,March 8, 2010.
“Piling on Palin, Hating on Hillary,” The Daily Beast,November 20, 2008.
“Love Your Body Day,” The Huffington Post,October 17, 2008.
“Out of Body Image” (featured cover article), Ms. Magazine, Spring, 2008.
“Be Happy,” Ditz? Magazine,April 1, 2008.
“Juicy” in Ditz? Magazine, December, 2007.
CONFERENCE PAPER AND ROUNDTABLE PRESENTATIONS
Roundtable on “President Obama at the Midpoint.” Presented at the Western Political Science Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 21st – 23rd, 2011.
Roundtable on “President Obama: Year One.” Presented at the Western Political Science Association Conference, San Francisco, California, April 3rd – 5th, 2010.
“From Ferraro to Palin: Sexism in Media Coverage of Female Vice Presidential Candidates.” Presented at the American Political Science Association Conference, Toronto, Canada, September 2nd – 5th, 2009.
“’Momentary Lapse of Reason’: Media Frames of Bush Administration Policy Issues.” Presented at the Evaluating the Presidency of George W. Bush Conference,Hilo,Hawaii, July/August, 2009.
Roundtable on “President Obama: Prospects for Leadership.” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, March 18th – 21st, 2009.
“Disaster Zone: Assessing the Impact on Student Relief Workers.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association Meeting,Vancouver,Canada, April, 2009.
Roundtable on “Madame President in 2008? Assessing Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association,Boston,Massachusetts, August, 2008.
“Re-Imagining Gangsta Rap,” Bi-Annual Meeting of the National Political Hip Hop Conference,Las Vegas,Nevada, July, 2008.
“Chasing Success or Courting Failure: Attributes an American President Must Possess for Success,”MassachusettsSchoolof Law,Andover, April, 2008.
Roundtable on “Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Religion in the 2008 Presidential Campaign,” Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2008.
Roundtable on “The Bush Presidency: What Have We Learned?” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Diego, California, March, 2008.
“The Beast of Beauty Culture: The Political Effects of Self-Objectification,” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2007.
“’Burnin’ and Lootin’: Race and Media Coverage of Hurricane Katrina,” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2007.
Roundtable on “The Bush Legacy,” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2007.
“Andrew Meets Katrina: Race and Media Coverage,” Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association,New Orleans, January, 2007.
“Do You YouTube?”, Annual Meeting of the Northeast Political Science Association,Boston, November, 2006.
“Commander in Chief: Madame President in Popular Culture,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association,Philadelphia, September, 2006.
Roundtable on “Has the Bush Presidency Changed the Presidency?” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association,Albuquerque,New Mexico, March, 2006.
“Consumer Culture and the Gaze” (with Jennifer Holmes), Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March, 2005. Nominated for the best paper on women and politics.
“Rallying Around the Flag: Print Media Coverage of the Bush Administration Before and After September 11th” (with Erinn Carter), Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March, 2005.
“Weapons of Mass Persuasion: Print Media Coverage of the SecondGulfWar” (with Erinn Carter). Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, 2004. Nominated for the best paper on the presidency.
“The Politicized Pantry: Consumer Activism in the Food Industries,” Political Consumption of Food Products Conference, Aalborg, August, 2004. Invited keynote speaker.
“Consumer Activism in American Politics,” Annual Meeting of the MidwestPolitical Science Association, Chicago, September, 2001.
“Consumer Activism as a Political Tool,” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association,Las Vegas, March, 2001.
“Gender Differences in Print Media Coverage of Presidential Candidates: Elizabeth Dole’s Bid for the Republican Nomination” (with Sue Carroll and Stephanie Olson), National Press Club,Washington,D.C., November, 2000.
“She Brought Only a Skirt: Gender Differences in Print Media Coverage of Presidential Candidates” (with Sue Carroll and Stephanie Olson), Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September, 2000.
“The Effectiveness of Negative Political Advertisements” (with Richard Lau, Lee Sigelman, and Paul Babbit), Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September, 1997.
“In a Different Choice?: Explaining Gender Differences in Public Policy Assessment” (with Mark Schlesinger), Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.Washington,D.C., September, 1997.
“Self-interest and Attitudes Toward Health Care Reform” (with Richard Lau). Annual Meeting of theMidwestPolitical Science Association,Chicago, April, 1997.
“The Political Participation of Homemakers in theUnited States,” Annual Meeting of the
Northeast Political Science Association,Boston, 1996.
“Lock and Load: Patrick Buchanan’s Use of Metaphor, ” Annual Political Science Graduate Student Conference,Rutgers University,New Brunswick, November, 1996.
“The Coordinated Campaign: Party Builder or Stumbling Block?” Annual Meeting of the
MidwestPolitical Science Association,Chicago, April, 1996.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Director, New Orleans Women’s Shelter, 2006 – 2009
Direct the operations of the New Orleans Women’s Shelter, including volunteer recruitment, training, and management; development of policies and procedures; and fund-raising. This is a non-paid position.
Advisor, Common Ground Relief, 2005 – Fall, 2006
Advise Common Ground staff on organizational mission and expenditures. Raise money. Lead work crews. This is a non-paid position.
Martial Arts Instructor/Competitor/Master, 1988 – Present
Clark College, Rutgers University, Whittier College, U.S. Tae Kwon Do, Darrell Kirkpatrick’s Tae Kwon Do, Vancouver Hwa Rang Do, 1988 – present
Teach traditional Tae Kwon Do to beginning through advanced students. Prepare students for competition. Motivate students to follow the strict code outside of the dojang.
Producer, The Vagina Monologues,WhittierCollege, Fall, 2003
Raised $10,500 for a local domestic violence shelter through a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. Organized speakers, a dance party, merchandising, public relations, and the actual show performance.
Statistical Consultant, The Empower Program, 2000 – present
Designed and established an evaluation process for this non-profit youth violence prevention program from start to finish. Designed several survey instruments and produced reports for funders and the press.
Research Manager, Consumer Health Sciences, 1998 – 1999
Managed a research team, oversaw every aspect of the survey research process, and managed 5 disease-specific databases. Presented findings to medical professionals, co-authored publications.
Research Assistant, Eagleton Institute of Politics,RutgersUniversity, 1996 – 1998
Analyzed a wide variety of survey and focus group data for public departments and programs. Produced reports that were disseminated to agencies across the state and to the general public.
Researcher, Health Values Study,YaleUniversity, 1995 – 1996
Interviewed congressional staff regarding the health reform debate. Co-authored a publication using data gathered.
Project Director, Citizenship and Service Education Program,RutgersUniversity, 1994 – 1996
Developed community service placement sites for student volunteers. Managed several databases. Oversaw staff training and development, and software instruction.
Campaign Manager, Carroll for Congress, 1994
Managed all aspects of a congressional campaign, including GOTV efforts, public relations, platform development, debate preparation, and candidate scheduling.
Legislative Correspondent, Office of JoleneUnsoeld,U.S. House of Representatives, 1993
Responded to constituent mail and telephone calls. Recommended issue positions to member. Assisted in the development and passage of legislation.
Pit Crew Member, NASCAR, Driver: Pete Musser, 1992
Tire manager, involving choosing the right tires for the track and conditions, testing tires prior to races, making tire replacement decisions under pressure.
Performer, Multiple Venues, 1988 – present
Principle, supporting, and chorus performer in opera and theater productions, including La Boehme, The Merry Widow, Turandot, The Magic Flute, A Little Night Music, Chicago, Skin of our Teeth, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Trial, Phantom of the Opera, and other productions.
SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS
Linda and Tod White Teaching Prize, 2010 ($5,000)
Donald S. Loftsgordon Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2010
White House Fellows, Regional Finalist, 2008
V-to-the10th Award, 2008 ($8,000)
Faculty Development Grant,OccidentalCollege, 2007 ($4,500)
Carnegie Faculty Fellow, Carnegie Foundation, 2007
Pericles Faculty Fellow, Pericles Faculty Development Grant, 2007 ($5,500)
Wye Faculty Fellow, The Aspen Institute, 2005
Fourth Degree Black Belt (Master Rank), World Tae Kwon Do Federation, 2005
Marilyn Veich Award for Outstanding Student Service,WhittierCollege, 2005
Key to the College,WhittierCollege, 2004
Achievement Award, Millennium Tae Kwon Do Championships, 2000
Department of Political Science Graduate Fellowship,RutgersUniversity, 1998
Graduate Research Assistantship, Eagleton Institute of Politics, 1996 – 1998
GraduateSchoolFellowship,MichiganICPSR Summer Session, 1996
Golden Key National Honor Society, 1993
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1993
Book Reviewer, Journal of Politics
Book Reviewer, White House Studies
Book Reviewer, Political Communication
Book Reviewer, Presidential Studies Quarterly
Manuscript Referee, Journal of Politics, Politics and Gender, Political Communication, Political Science Quarterly, American Political Science Review, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, Perspectives on Politics
Politics Book Reviewer, The Associated Press
American Political Science Association (APSA)
American Association of Public Opinion Researchers (AAPOR)
MidwestPolitical Science Association (MPSA)
Western Political Science Association (WPSA)