Faculty News

Commencement 2019 featuring students and faculty members wearing their robes.

Commencement 2019


Faculty Updates

Michelle Benson-Saxton

Continued her service to the Department as our Director of Graduate Studies.

“UN Security Council Resolutions and Sexual Violence in Civil Wars, (with Ismene Gizeles), Journal of Conflict Resolution, 64, 1 (2020): 267-198.

“Advancing the Frontier of Peacekeeping Research, “(with Ismene Gizeles), Journal of Conflict Resolution, 63, 7 (2019): 1595-1600.

Guest Editor of a special peer-reviewed sectionwith Ismene Gizelis: “Advancing the Frontier of Peacekeeping Research.” Journal of  Conflict Resolution. Contributors include Kyle Beardsley, David E. Cunningham, Peter White, Lisa Hultman, Karin Johansson, Vincenzo Bove, Andrea Ruggeri, Jacob Kathman and Michelle Benson

James Campbell

"The Trust is Gone: What Ideological Orthodoxy Costs Political Science,” PS: Political Science & Politics, v.52, n.4 (October 2019), pp. 715-19.

Book review: Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America, JohnSides, Michael Tesler, and Lynn Vavreck. Reviewed for Party Politics, v.26 n.5 (September2020).

Vesna Danilovic

Professor Danilovic was on sabbatical leave for the Fall semester of 2020.

“Reputation in Deterrence and Decision-Making” (co-authored with Joe Clareand Colin Tucker), a comprehensive survey (chapter) inNukhet Sandal, ed., Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies (peer-reviewed; New York: Oxford University Press 2020)

Shawn Donahue

Professor Donahue continues to serve as our pre-law advisor. He successfully defended his PhD dissertation at Binghamton University- The State University of New York, in the summer of 2020. He was also elected winner of the annual “Lisa Hertel Teaching Award” in the spring of 2020.  Congratulations on both of these accomplishments!

Munroe Eagles

Continued his service as Chair of the department and as President of the International Council for Canadian Studies.

Rachael Hinkle

Hinkle, Rachael K. Morgan L. W. Hazelton, and  Michael J. Nelson 2019 “Deferring, Deliberating, or Dodging Review: Explaining the Determinants of Counter judge Success in the US Courts of Appeals.” Journal of Law and Courts, forthcoming.

Hinkle, Rachael K., Morgan L. W. Hazelton, and James F. Spriggs II. 2019 “The Influence of Unique Information in Briefs on Supreme Court Decisionmaking.” Justice System Journal, 40 (2) 126-157.

Jake Kathman

Professor Kathman was promoted to the rank of Full Professor in August 2020.

Peacekeeping in the Midst of War, (with Lisa Hultman and Megan Shannon). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2020 -- Winner of the American Political Science Association Conflict Processes Section Best Book Award for books published in 2018 & 2019.

“Understanding Violence Against Civilians by Government and Rebel Forces, Perspectives from Political Science and Health Behavior” (with Sarahmona M. Przybyla). 2020. In Transforming Global Health: Interdisciplinary Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies, edited by Korydon H. Smith and Pavani K. Ram. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Harvey Palmer

Professor Palmer served on the PhD Exellence Initiative committee providing expert modeling used in the assignment of Teaching Assistantships in the College.

Chuck Lamb (Research Professor)

Charles M. Lamb and Jacob R. Neiheisel,  Constitutional Landmarks: Supreme Court Decisions on Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Economic Rights

(New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), pp. vii + 288 (co-authored book).

Charles M. Lamb and Jacob R. Neiheisel, eds., Presidential Leadership and the Trump Presidency: Executive Power and Democratic Government   (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), 183 pp. (co-edited book of original essays).

Charles M. Lamb and Jacob R. Neiheisel, "On Studying the Trump Presidency," in Lamb and Neiheisel, eds.Presidential Leadership and the Trump Presidency: Executive Power and Democratic Government (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), chapter 1, pp. 1-15.

“Presidential Rhetoric and Bureaucratic Enforcement: Evidence from the Clinton Administration,” Political Science Quarterly 134: 277-302 (2019) (with Joshua Boston and Jacob R. Neiheisel).

“Power Plus Persuasion: The Anatomy of Kennedy’s Housing Order,” Congress and the Presidency 46: 109-134 (2019) (with Joshua Boston and Jacob R. Neiheisel).

Elena McLean

Professor McLean spent 2019-2020 as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Social Sciences Division of New York University, Abu Dhabi.

McLean, Elena, and Muhammet Bas. 2020. “Natural Disasters and Cross-Border Implications." Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. Forthcoming

Bas, Muhammet, and Elena McLean. 2020. “Expecting the Unexpected: Disaster Risks and Conflict.” Political Research Quarterly. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1065912920911204.

McLean, Elena, and Taehee Whang. 2019. “Economic Sanctions and Disaster Preparedness.” British Journal of Political Science .doi:  https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007123418000613.

McLean, Elena, and Taehee Whang. 2019. “Do Sanctions Spell Disaster? Economic Sanctions and Technological Accidents.” European Journal of International Relations. doi:10.1177/1354066119887422.

McLean, Elena, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, John Atkinson, and Alexandra Schindel.2019. “Household Dependence on Solid Cooking Fuels in Peru: An Analysis of Environmental and Socioeconomic Conditions.” Global Environmental Change  58 (September).

McLean, Elena, and Tatyana Plaksina. 2019. “The Political Economy of Carbon Capture and Storage Technology Adoption.” Global Environmental Politics 19 (2):127–148.

McLean, Elena, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, John Atkinson, Julia Ravenscroft, Sharon Hewner, and Alexandra Schindel. 2019. “Country-Level Analysis of Household Fuel Transitions." World Development 114:267–280.

Jake Neiheisel

Claassen, Ryan L., Paul A. Djupe, Andrew R. Lewis, andJacob R. Neiheisel. (Forthcoming). “The Group  Theory of Party Identification: Party Composition  Perceptions and Party Attachment.” Political Behavior.

Neiheisel, Jacob R., and Richard Horner. (2019).  “Voter Identification Requirements and Aggregate Turnout in the U.S.: How Campaigns Offset the Costs of Turning Out When Voting is Made More Difficult.” Election Law Journal Vol.  18(3):  227-242.

Lamb, Charles M., Joshua Boston, and Jacob R.  Neiheisel. (2019). “Power Plus Persuasion: Presidential Leadership and the Anatomy of Kennedy’s Housing Order.” Congress & the Presidency Vol. 46(1): 109-134.

Lamb, Charles M., Joshua Boston, and Jacob R. Neiheisel. (2019). “Presidential Rhetoric and Bureaucratic Enforcement: Evidence from the Clinton Administration.” Vol. 134(2): 277-302.

Djupe, Paul A., and Jacob R.Neiheisel. (2019). “Political Mobilization in American Congregations:  A Religious Economies Perspective.” Politics and Religion Vol. 12(1): 123-152.

Neiheisel, Jacob R. (Forthcoming). “With the New Breed (of Republican Congressional Candidates):  The Evolving Use of Political Brand Labels on the  Campaign Trail Since 2006.” In How Right-Wing Media and Messaging (Re)Made American Politics.  Sharon E. Jarvis (ed). New York: Routledge.

Lamb, Charles M., and Neiheisel, Jacob R. (2019).  “On Studying the Trump Presidency.” In Presidential Leadership and the Trump Presidency: Executive Power and Democratic Government.

Charles M. Lamb and Jacob R. Neiheisel (eds). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Neiheisel, Jacob R. (2019). “Epilogue: Donald Trump’s Contribution to Research on PresidentialPower.” In Presidential  Leadership and the Trump Presidency: Executive  Power and Democratic Government. Charles M. Lamb and Jacob R. Neiheisel (eds). New York:  Palgrave Macmillan.

Neiheisel, Jacob R. (Forthcoming). “Political Participation and Religion: An Overview.” In the Oxford Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion. Paul A. Djupe and Mark J. Rozell (eds). New York: Oxford University Press.

Neiheisel, Jacob R. 2019. Review of Frances Rosenbluth and Ian Shapiro’s “Responsible Parties: Saving Democracy from Itself.” Political Science Quarterly. Vol. 134(3): pp. 546-548.

Antoine Yoshinaka

2020 Hamel, Brian T., and Antoine Yoshinaka. “Who Donates to Party Switchers?” American Politics Research 48 (2): 2020: 295-307

Yoshinaka, Antoine, and Seth C. McKee. “Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain: The Logic of Legislative Party Switching in the Contemporary American South.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly 19 (2) 2019: 259-8

Frank Zagare

“The Carrot and Stick Approach to Coercive Diplomacy,” International Journal of Development and Conflict, 1, number 1, (2020), in press.

“Multilateral Arms Races,” in Manas Chatterji [ed.], New Frontiers in Conflict Management and Peace Economics, Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Development. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group, vol. 29, in press.