Dr. Samuel Hoff


 

Education

Ph.D. in political science, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1987
Dissertation Title: “Presidential Support in the Veto Process, 1889-1985"
 
M.A. in political science, Stony Brook, 1983
 
M.A. in political science, American University (DC), 1981
 
B.A. in political science, Susquehanna University (PA), 1979
 
Diploma, Williamsport Area High School (PA), 1975
 

Postgraduate Training

 

Summer Workshop on Teaching About Terrorism, University of Oklahoma at Norman, 

June 23-30, 2008
 
Faculty Resource Network Seminar on The Voice From Sinai: The Sacred Scriptures
of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims, New York University, New York, NY, June 11-15, 2007
 
Seminar on Teaching the Holocaust at HBCUs, U.S. Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC, 
January 3-10, 2006
 
Seminar on Tradition and Transformation in Vietnam, Council on International Educational 
Exchange, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, July 3-15, 2004
 
Faculty Resource Network Seminar on The Fight for Equality: Blacks in the Military, 
New York University, New York, NY, June 7-11, 2004
 
Comparative Education Delegation to Cuba, People to People Ambassadors Program, 
October 24-November 1, 2003
 
Seminar on Terrorism: Challenges and Threats to the American Way of Life, Freedoms
Foundation at Valley Forge, PA, July 8-13, 2003
Faculty Development Seminar on Humanitarian Intervention, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, New York, NY, June 12-14, 1997
 
Faculty Seminar on Teaching Strategic Weapons Proliferation Issues, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center, Brunswick, ME, July 8-14, 1995
 
Fifth Annual Summer Institute on National Security Law, University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA, June 4-16, 1995
 
Victim-Offender Mediation Certification, Kent County Community Justice Center, Dover, DE, 
January 19-22, 1995
 
Seminar on U.S. in a One-Superpower World, Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, PA, July 24-29, 1994
 
Military History Fellowship, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, May 30-June 24, 1994
 
Seminar on the Legislative Branch of American Government, Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, PA, July 29-August 3, 1990

Academic Administrative Positions

 

Graduate Director, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Delaware State University, 2005-
Law Studies Director, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Delaware State University, 
  2004—
Chair, NCAA Self-Study Steering Committee, Delaware State University, 2003-2005
Chair, Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy, Delaware State University, 
  2000-2003
ROTC Director, Delaware State University, 1993-1999   

Academic Teaching Positions          

       

Delaware State University, Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy, Dover, DE: George Washington Distinguished Professor, 1999--; Professor, 1996-1999; Associate Professor, 1992-1996; Assistant Professor, 1989-1992;  Courses: American National Government, Presidency, Congress, American Political Thought, American Foreign Policy, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, State and Local Government, Government and Business, Bureaucracy and Public Policy, Comparative Government, Introduction to Political Science, Parties, Campaigns, and Elections, Black Politics in America, American Military History, American Civilization Since 1865, World Civilization Since 1660, Business Law I, Business Law II, Seminar on Music and Politics, Seminar on the 1960s, Seminar on the 1970s, Graduate Seminar on Historic Preservation Law and Policy, Contemporary Political Ideologies, Seminar on United Nations, Seminar on Sex and Politics, Seminar on Political Assassinations, Honors Seminar on Space: The Final Frontier, Honors Seminar on the Vietnam War, Honors Seminar on Perspectives on Leadership, Honors Seminar on Ethics in Contemporary America, Honors Seminar on American Indian History and Heritage, Honors Seminar on Living With the Bomb: America in the Nuclear Age, Global Societies, Graduate Seminar on Introduction to Historic Preservation and Museum Studies, Political Science Seminar on Terrorism, Graduate Seminar on African American History to 1865: Underground Railroad,  Graduate Seminar on Survey and Evaluation of African American History Resources, American History to 1865
 
Wichita State University, Department of Political Science, Wichita, KS; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1988-1989:  American National Government, Presidency, Congress
 
State University of New York—College at Geneseo, Department of Political Science, Geneseo, NY; Assistant Professor, 1987-1988: American Politics, Presidential Politics, Political Parties, Political Behavior, Government and Budgetary Priorities
 
Ohio Wesleyan University, Department of Government and Politics, Delaware, OH; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1986-1987: Politics and Government, American Presidency, Political Parties, Political Behavior, Seminar on Leadership and Democracy
 
Wittenberg University, Department of Political Science, Springfield, OH; Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1987: American National Government
 
New York Institute of Technology, Department of Social Sciences, Old Westbury, NY; Adjunct Instructor, 1986:  Introduction to American Government
 
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Department of Political Science, Stony Brook, NY; Instructor, 1983-1985:  American Presidency, Introduction to American Government

Other Employment

 

Assistant to U.S. Senator Jacob Javits (R-NY), Stony Brook, 1983-1985
Consultant to Elliott Sluhan Productions, Toledo, OH, 1985 
Research Assistant, Subcommittee on Human Resources, U.S. House of Representatives                                        
   Washington, DC, 1980
Canvass Staff, Clean Water Action Project, Washington, DC, 1980
Survey Staff, Smith, Berlin and Associates, Washington, DC, 1980 
Congressional Intern for U.S. Representative Allen E. Ertel (D-17-PA), Washington, DC;                   
    Williamsport, PA, 1978
Warehouse Staff, Hoff Supply Company, Williamsport, PA, 1972-1979
 

Community Leadership Positions

 

Military Academy Selection Committee, U.S. Senator Edward Kaufman (D-DE), 2009--
Vice President General for Military Awards, General Society of the War of 1812, 2009--
Board of Direction, Society of the War of 1812/Pennsylvania Division, 2007--; Secretary, 2008-- 
Board of Directors, Delmarva Discussions, Dover, DE,  2006–; President, 2007--  
Commentator, WHYY-TV12, Dover, DE Bureau, 2007--
Delaware Technical and Community College/Terry Campus Legal Assistant/Paralegal Advisory
  Board, Dover, DE 2006–
Advisory Board, Missouri Valley History Association, 2006– 
Human Relations Commission, Dover, DE, 2004-2010; Chair, 2005– 
Delaware Humanities Forum Visiting Scholar Speakers Bureau, 2002– 
Executive Council, National Network of State Polls, 1998-2002
Board of Directors, United Nations Association of the United States of America/Delaware
   Division, 1996-2000
Community Advisory Board, Wilmington News Journal, New Castle, DE, 1996-1997
Mediator, Kent County Community Justice Center, Dover, DE, 1995-2002
Consultant, Main Street Dover, Dover, DE, 1992-1994
Commentator, WBOC-TV, Dover, DE Bureau, 1991--  
Board of Referees, National Social Science Journal, 1990-1994
Committeeman, Suffolk County, NY Democratic Party, 1984-1986
 

Professional Affiliations

 

Life Member, Delaware Medal of Honor Historical Association
Life Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People/Central Delaware 
   Branch
Member, Friends of the Vietnam Center
Member, American Political Science Association
Member, Academy of Political Science
Member, National Social Science Association
Member, Center for the Study of the Presidency
Member, Society for Military History
Member, Northeastern Political Science Association
Member, Southern Political Science Association
Member, Midwest Political Science Association
Member, Western Political Science Association
Member, Pennsylvania Political Science Association
Member, New York State Political Science Association
Member, National Capitol Area Political Science Association
Member, Missouri Valley History Association
Member, Society of the War of 1812/Pennsylvania Division
 

Honors and Awards

 

George Washington Distinguished Professorship, Delaware State Society of the Cincinnati, 
    1999-2011
Madison Who’s Who, 2008-2009
Professional Development Award, Delaware State University, 1990-2004, 2006-2009
Merit Pay Award, Delaware State University, 1992, 1994-2009
Academic Enrichment Grant, Delaware State University, 2000-2008
Cambridge Who’s Who, 2007-2008
Award for Outstanding Teaching in Political Science, American Political Science Association
    and Pi Sigma Alpha, 2005
Employee of the Year for Faculty Excellence in Teaching, Delaware State University, 2005
Leading Educators of the World, 2005
Marquis Who’s Who in American Education, 2004-2005
Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 2004
Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2003-2004
ExxonMobil Faculty Fellowship, Council on International Educational Exchange, 2002-2004
Student Organization Advisor of the Year, Delaware State University, 2001
Employee of the Year for Faculty Excellence in University and Community Service, 
   Delaware State University, 2000
Best Paper Award, Pennsylvania Political Science Association, 1999
Chi Alpha Sigma National Athlete Honor Society, Delaware State University, 1999
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Delaware State University, 1999
Marquis Who’s Who in America, 1998
Employee of the Year for Faculty Excellence in Teaching, Delaware State University, 1996
Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 1995
Marquis Who’s Who in the East, 1995
International Who’s Who, 1995
Who’s Who Worldwide, 1995
Five Thousand Personalities of the World, 1995
Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, Delaware State University, 1995
Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Delaware State University, 1995
Employee of the Year for Faculty Excellence in Research, Delaware State College, 1992
Abilene Travel Grant, Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, 1988
Research Award, Harry S Truman Library Institute, 1988
Geneseo Foundation Incentive Award, SUNY-Geneseo, 1988
New Faculty Development Award, SUNY-Geneseo, 1987
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, SUNY-Stony Brook, 1981-1986
Setauket-Stony Brook Republican Club Political Science Award, 1985
Alumni Scholarship, SUNY-Stony Brook, 1984
University Service Scholarship Award, American University, 1980
Best Delegation Award, Duquesne University United Nations Security Council Conference,
    Susquehanna University, 1979                        
Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, Susquehanna University, 1978
Pi Gamma Mu National Social Science Honor Society, Susquehanna University, 1978
Andy Knight Memorial Award for Football, Williamsport Area High School, 
      Williamsport, PA, 1975
German Honor Society, Williamsport Area High School, Williamsport, PA, 1973-1975
Letterman, Football, Track and Field, Williamsport Area High School, Williamsport,
       PA, 1974-1975
 

Academic Publications

 

“The New World Order: Globalization in the 1990s,” chapter in Modern World
History: An Interactive Text, edited by Mark Tauger and Angela Feres, Salem Press, 
2010
 
“Jacques Cousteau,” entry in Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions, 
edited by Alvin Benson, Salem Press, 2010, p. 234-236
 
“’Biting the Bullet:’” LBJ and the Veto Power,” National Social Science, 2009, 31:2, 
p. 77-91
 
“Delaware’s Changing Political Landscape,” Delaware Lawyer, Fall 2009, 27:3, p. 32-31  
 
“Iran-Contra Weapons Scandal Taints Reagan’s Administration,” entry in Great Events 
From History: Modern Scandals, edited by Carl Bankston, Salem Press, 2009, p. 676-681
 
“Somalia Conflict,” entry in The Nineties in America, edited by Milton Berman, 
Salem Press, 2009, p. 788-789
 
“Legislation: Major U.S. Legislation,” entry in The Nineties in America, edited
by Milton Berman, Salem Press, 2009, Appendix
 
“Civil Liberties,” entry in The Political Lincoln: An Encyclopedia, edited by Paul Finkelman
and Martin Hershock, CQ Press, 2009, p. 135-138
 
Review of Against the Death Penalty: International Initiatives and Implications, edited by
Jon Yorke, Law and Politics Book Review, July 2009, 19:7, p. 560-563
 
“The Legislative Messages of the Madison Administration,” chapter in James Madison:
Philosopher, Founder, and Statesman, edited by John Vile, William Pederson, and Frank 
Williams, Ohio University Press, 2008, p. 250-260
 
Review of Aggressive Nationalism: McCullouch v. Maryland and the Foundation of 
Federal Authority in the Young Republic, by Richard Ellis, Law and Politics Book
Review, November 2008, 18:11, p. 981-984
 
“Major U.S. Legislation,” entry in The Eighties in America, edited by Milton Berman, Salem Press, 2008, Volume III Appendix, p. 1098-1104
 
“U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down the Line-Item Veto,” entry in Great Events from History: the 20th Century, 1971-2000, edited by Robert Gorman, Salem Press, 2008, p.3129-3131
 
Review of Jack Kennedy: The Education of a Statesman, by Barbara Leaming, 
Perspectives on Political Science, Winter 2008, 37:1, p. 56
 
Review of How Many Judges Does it Take to Make a Supreme Court?  And Other Essays
On Law and the Constitution, by John Orth, Law and Politics Book Review, 2008, 18:3, 
p. 192-194
 
“Nixon Doctrine is Unveiled,” entry in Great Events from History: The 20th Century, 
1941-1970, edited by Robert Gorman, Salem Press, 2008, p. 3276-3278
 
Review of Memo to a New President: The Art and Science of Presidential Leadership, by
Michael Genovese, International Social Science Review, 2008, 83: 1-2, p. 92-94
 
Review of Korea Under Siege, 1876-1945: Capital Formation and Economic Transformation,
by Young-Iob Chung, International Social Science Review, 2007, 82: 3-4, p. 190-192
 
“Delaware’s Constitution and its Impact on Education,” Inner City Conservative
Journal, August 2007, p. 1-8.
 
Review of Understanding the Founding: The Crucial Questions, by Alan Gibson, 
Law and Politics Book Review, 2007, 17:8, p. 655-658. 
 
“Fair Deal or No Deal: The Veto Record of President Harry S. Truman,” 
Lincoln Journal of Social and Political Thought, Spring 2007, 5:1, p. 38-66
 
“Sustaining His Stand: The Veto Record of President George Bush,” National Social 
Science Journal, 2007, 27:2, p. 58-67
 
“’One Third of the Legislative Authority:’ The Veto Record of President Herbert
Hoover,” New England Journal of Political Science, Spring 2007, 2:2, p. 64-90
 
Review of Story Weather: The New Hampshire Primary and Presidential Politics, 
By Dante Scala, White House Studies, 2007, 7:1, p. 91-93
 
“Giuseppe Zangara,” entry in Great Lives From History: Notorious Lives, edited
by Carl Bankston, Salem Press, 2007, p. 1128-1129
 
“Henry Clay,” entry in Encyclopedia of the United States Congress, edited by Robert
Dewhirst, Facts on File, 2007, p. 100-101
 
“Hubert Humphrey,” entry in Encyclopedia of the United States Congress, edited by
Robert Dewhirst, Facts on File, 2007, p. 265-266
 
“Membership: African Americans,” entry in Encyclopedia of the United States Congress,
edited by Robert Dewhirst, Facts on File, 2007, p. 355-356
 
“Thomas P. (Tip) O’Neill,” entry in Encyclopedia of the United States Congress, edited
by Robert Dewhirst, Facts on File, 2007, p 388-390
 
“Review of Visions of Victory: The Hopes of Eight World War II Leaders, by Gerhard
Weinberg, National Social Science Journal, 2007, 29:1, p. 161-162
 
“Fair Housing Act,” entry in The Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties, 
edited by Otis Stephens et al., Greenwood Press, 2006, Volume 1, p. 357-359
 
“Racial Gerrymandering,” entry in The Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties, 
edited by Otis Stephens et al., Greenwood Press, 2006, Volume 2, p. 817-818
 
“Rehnquist, William H.,” entry in The Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties, 
edited by Otis Stephens et al., Greenwood Press, 2006, Volume 2, p. 835-836
 
Review of The Logic of Political Survival, by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita et al., International 
Social Science Review, 2006, 81:3-4, p. 175-176
 
Review of The American Foreign Legion: Black Soldiers of the 93rd in World War I, by 
Frank Roberts, Journal of African American History, Summer 2006, 91:3, p. 346-348
 
Review of 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft, and Debs–The Election That Changed the Country, 
by James Chace, Presidential Studies Quarterly, September 2006, 36:3, p. 556-558
 
Review of Electing the President 2004: The Insiders’ View, by Kathleen Hall Jamieson, ed., 
Perspectives on Political Science, Summer 2006, 35:3, p. 168-169
 
Review of The Constitution in Congress: Descent into the Maelstrom, 1829-1861, by 
David Currie, Perspectives on Political Science, Summer 2006, 35:3, p. 165
 
Review of The Presidency in a Separated System, 2nd edition, by Charles O. Jones, 
Perspectives on Political Science, Spring 2006, 35:2, p. 107
 
Review of Free Speech and Democracy in Ancient Athens, by Arlene Saxonhouse, 
Law and Politics Book Review, 2006, 16:6, p. 517-519
 
“Book Review Essay of His Excellency: George Washington,” National Social Science
Journal, 2006, 26:1, p. 39-41
 
“Hawaii 5-0,” entry in The Seventies in America, edited by John Super, Salem Press, 2006, 
Volume II, p. 433-434
 
“Major U.S. Legislation,” entry in The Seventies in America, edited by John Super, Salem Press, 2006, Volume III Appendix, p. 1030-1036
 
Review of The Forging of Freedom of Speech, by Juhani Rudanko, International Social Science
Review, 2005, 80:3-4, p. 181-182
 
“Delaware,” entry in Encyclopedia of the New American Nation, edited by Paul Finkelman, 
Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005
 
Review of Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Volumes 32-33, edited by Austin Sarat
and Patricia Ewick; Volume 34, edited by Andrew Kenyon and Peter Rush, Law and Politics
Book Review, 2005, 15:9, p. 811-813
 
“Money and Votes: Examining Spending in Presidential Primaries,” National Social Science
Journal, 2005, 24:2, p. 72-81
 
Review of The Supreme Court: A Concise History, by Robert Langran, Law and Politics
Book Review, 2005, 15:5, p. 420-424
 
“The 22nd Amendment (Term Limits) Should be Repealed: Pro,” chapter in Debating the
Presidency, edited by Robert Watson and David Freeman, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 
2005, p. 9-13
 
“Sputnik I,” entry in The Fifties in America, edited by John Super, Salem Press, 2005, 
p. 865-867
 
“Ngo Quyen,” entry in Great Lives From History: The Middle Ages, 477-1453, edited by
Shelley Wolbrink, Salem Press, 2005, p. 756-757
 
“Capital Punishment Should be Outlawed: Pro,” chapter in Debating the Issues: America
Government and Politics, edited by Robert Watson, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 
2005, p. 82-85
 
Review of Empowering the White House: Governance Under Nixon, Ford, and Carter, by 
Karen Hult and Charles Walcott, Perspectives on Political Science, Fall 2004, p. 232
 
“Wiener v. U.S.,” entry in Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, by Michael A. Genovese, 
Facts of File, Inc., 2004, p. 495-496
 
“Tenure of Office Act,” entry in Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, by Michael A. 
Genovese, Facts on File, Inc., 2004, p. 435
 
“Twenty-Second Amendment,” entry in Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, by Michael
A. Genovese, Facts on File, Inc., 2004, p. 449-450
 
“Central Intelligence Agency,” entry in Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, by Michael A. Genovese, Facts on File, Inc., 2004, p. 77-78
 
“Independent Counsel,” entry in Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, by Michael A. Genovese, Facts on File, Inc., 2004, p. 251-252
 
“Myers v. U.S.,” entry in Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, by Michael A. Genovese, 
Facts on File, Inc., 2004, p. 325-326
 
Review of Saying What the Law Is: The Constitution in the Supreme Court, by Charles Fried, 
Law and Politics Book Review, 2004, 14:7, p. 517-519
 
“A PIE Model of Presidential Private Bill Vetoes,” National Social Science Journal, 2004, 
22:2, p. 66-87
 
“‘With All Deliberate Speed:” The Evans v. Buchanan Case and Educational Desegregation
in Delaware,” chapter in Before Brown, Beyond Boundaries: Commemorating the 50th
Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, edited by Janet Sims-Wood, Africa World
Press, 2004, p. 57-65
 
Review of Intellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosophers, Jesters, or Technicians?
by Tevi Troy, American Review of Politics, 2004, 25:2, p. 196-199
 
Review of The Constitution and the Nation, 4 volumes, edited by Christopher Waldrep and
Lynne Curry, Law and Politics Book Review, March 2004, 14:3, p. 1-3
 
Review of Negotiation Games: Applying Game Theory to Bargaining and Arbitration, by 
Steven Brams, International Social Science Review, 2003, 78:3-4, p. 139-140
 
“None for One: Examining Influences on Presidential Private Bill Vetoes,” New England Journal of Political Science, Fall 2003, 1:1, p. 1-33
 
“From Agreement to Acrimony: The Decline of Bipartisanship in Presidential-Congressional 
Relations, 1953-1993,” chapter in Modern America Examined: A Reader, by Jerry Baydo,
National Social Science Press, 2003, p. 1-19
 
“Evaluating the Clinton Veto Record, 1993-2001,” National Social Science Journal,” 2003, 
19:2, p. 47-65
 
“‘Make My Day’ and ‘Read My Lips:’ Comparing the Veto Record of Presidents Ronald Reagan
and George Bush,” chapter in Reassessing the Reagan Presidency, edited by Richard Conley, 
University Press of America, 2003, p. 226-257
 
“Civil Rights and the Supreme Court in the Reagan-Bush Years,” with Bradley Skelcher, 
Lincoln Journal of Social and Political Thought, Spring 2003, 1:2, p. 81-92
 
Review of The President and the Law: The Clinton Legacy, by David Grady Adler and Michael
Genovese, eds., Perspectives on Political Science, Summer 2003, 32:3, p. 170
 
Review of Nazi Saboteurs on Trial: A Military Tribunal and American Law, by Louis Fisher, 
Law and Politics Book Review, July 2003, 13:7, p. 1-3
 
Review of The Double-Edged Sword: How Character Makes and Ruins Presidents From 
Washington to Clinton, by Robert Shogun, Politics and Policy, June 2003, 31:2, p. 375-377
 
Review of The Comparative Study of Conscription in the Armed Forces, edited by Lars Mjoset 
and Stephen Van Holde, White House Studies, 2003, 3:1, p. 107-108
 
Review of The Information Society in Europe: Work and Life in the Age of Globalization, edited
by Ken Ducatel, Juliet Webster, and Werner Herrmann, International Social Science Review, 2003, 78:1&2, p. 49-50
 
Review of Liberty and Authority in Free Expression Law: The United States and Canada, by 
Karla Gower, Law and Politics Book Review, January 2003, 13:1, p. 1-3
 
“Did Nixon Sell Out on Vietnam?” Alpha Chi Recorder, Fall 2002, 45:3, p. 41-45
 
“The Road to Chadha: The Carter Administration and the Legislative Veto,” White House 
Studies, 2002, 2:4, p. 413-423
 
Review of The Press and the Modern Presidency: Myths and Mindsets from Kennedy to 
Election 2000, by Louis Liebovich, Congress and the Presidency, Spring 2002, 29:1, p. 108-110
 
“Clinton Signs Line-Item Veto Bill,” entry in Great Events: 1900-2001, Salem Press, 2002, 
p. 2763-2764
 
“Bill Clinton,” entry in Supplement to Encyclopedia of the Democratic Party, edited by George
Kurian, M.E. Sharpe, 2002, p. 67-69
 
“Delaware,” entry in Supplement to Encyclopedia of the Democratic Party, edited by George
Kurian, M.E. Sharpe, 2002, p. 200-202
 
“Delaware,” entry in Supplement to Encyclopedia of the Republican Party, edited by George
Kurian, M.E. Sharpe, 2002, p. 230-232
 
Review of The Death Penalty: An American History, by Stuart Banner, Law and Politics Book
Review, 12:6, June 2002, p. 265-267
 
Review of Democratic Commitments: Legislatures and International Cooperation, by Lisa Martin, Perspectives on Political Science, 31:1, Winter 2002, p. 51
 
Review of Religious Freedom and Indian Rights: The Case of Oregon v. Smith, by Carolyn Long, Perspectives on Political Science, 31:1, Winter 2002, p. 61-62
 
“The Veto Record of Rutherford B. Hayes,” Political Chronicle, Fall 2001, 13:2, p. 60-71
 
Review of Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph Ellis, White House
Studies, 2001, 1:3, p. 437-439
 
“Presidential Vetoes Amid Party Majorities,” National Social Science Journal, 2001, 17:1,
p. 1-20
 
Review of Fair and Effective Representation? Debating Electoral Reform and Minority Rights,
by Mark Rush and Richard Engstrom, Law and Politics Book Review, October 2001, 11:10, 
p. 483-486
 
Review of Presidential Greatness, by Marc Landy and Sidney M. Milkis, Journal of 
Politics, 2001, 63:2, p. 632-634
 
“George Washington,” entry in Magill’s Guide to Military History, edited by John 
Powell, Salem Press, 2001, p. 1633-1635
 
“Vietnam Conflict,” entry in Magill’s Guide to Military History, edited by John Powell,
Salem Press, 2001, p. 1602-1606
 
Review of Veto Bargaining: Presidents and the Politics of Negative Power, by Charles
Cameron, Congress and the Presidency, Spring 2001, 28:1, p. 101-103
 
Review of Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Discipline, and the Law of War, 
by Mark Osiel, Social Science Journal, 2001, 38:1, p. 165-166
 
Review of Reckless Legislation: How Lawmakers Ignore the Constitution, by 
Michael Bamberger, Perspectives on Political Science, Winter 2001, 30:1, p. 43-44
  
Review of Pursuit of Justices: Presidential Politics and the Selection of Supreme Court
Nominees, by David Yalof, The Review of Politics, Fall 2000, 62:4, p. 838-842
 
“Presidential Precedents Established by the Washington Administration,” Journal of
Contemporary Thought, Summer 2000, 11:1, p. 65-75
 
Review of Henry Clay the Lawyer, by Maurice Baxter, Law and Politics Book Review, August 2000, 10:8, p. 498-500
 
Review of The End of Utopia: Politics and Culture in an Age of Apathy, by Russell Jacoby, Perspectives on Political Science, Spring 2000, 29:2, P. 118-119
 
Review of Mulligan's Law: The Wit and Wisdom of William Hughes Mulligan, by William Hughes Mulligan, Jr., Southeastern Political Review, March 2000, 28:1, P. 183-185
 
Review of The Lost Art of Declaring War, by Brien Hallett, Social Science Journal, March 2000, 37:1, p. 152-154
 
Review of Human Rights: New Dimensions and Challenges, edited by Janusz Symonides, Law and Politics Book Review, January 2000, 10:1, p. 42-44
 
"National Party Committees and Presidential Campaigns: Performance and Promise," chapter in We Get What We Pay For ... Or Do We?: The Impact of Elections on Governing, edited by Paul Scheele,  Praeger, 1999, p. 151-163
 
Review of The Death Penalty: For and Against, by Louis Pojman and Jeffrey Reiman, Law and Politics Book Review, September 1999, 9:9, p. 384-386
 
Review of Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate, by Bob Woodward, Congress and the Presidency, Fall 1999, 26:2, p. 216-218
 
Review of The President's Call: Executive Leadership From FDR to George Bush, by Judith Michaels, Social Science Quarterly, June 1999, 80:2, p. 430-431
 
"The Separation of Powers Doctrine and its Relation to Presidential Removal Power," The Political Chronicle, Spring 1999, p. 13-24
 
Review of All the Presidents, Words: The Bully Pulpit and the Creation of the Virtual Presidency, by Carol Gelderman, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Winter 1999, p. 213-215
 
Review of Star-Spangled Men: America’s Ten Worst Presidents, by Nathan Miller, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Winter 1999, p. 215-216
 
“Reassessing Public Financing of Presidential Campaigns," National Social Science Journal, Fall 1998, p. 23-36
 
"Presidents and Governing," Congress and the Presidency, Autumn 1998, p. 199-202
 
"Toward 2000: The CIA's Role in American Foreign and Security Policy," chapter in Strategic Challenges to U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War, edited by Marco Rimanelli, Saint Leo Press, 1998, p. 73-82
 
Review of The American Presidency Under Siege, by Gary L. Rose, Social Science Journal, Spring 1998, p. 294-295
 
Review of Presidents and Foreign Policy: Countdown to Ten Controversial Decisions, by Edward Drachman and Alan Shank, Perspectives on Political Science, Winter 1998, p. 42-43
 
Review of The Presidential Republic: Executive Representation and Deliberative Democracy, by Gary L. Gregg II, American Political Science Review, December 1997, p. 966
 
"A Positive Negative: Veto Strategy and Success by the Reagan Administration," chapter in Ronald Reagan's America, edited by Eric Schmertz et al., Greenwood Press, 1997, p. 431-449
 
"The Veto Record of FDR," chapter in FDR and the Modern Presidency: Leadership and Legacy, edited by Mark Rozell and William Pederson, Praeger Publishers, 1997, p. 167-183
 
"Delaware,"chapter in State Party Profiles, edited by Andrew Appleton and Daniel Ward, Congressional Quarterly Press, 1997, p. 52-57
 
Review of The Nixon Administration and the Making of U.S. Nuclear Strategy, by Terry Teriff, Perspectives on Political Science, Summer 1997, p. 171
 
Review of The Press and the Bush Presidency, by Mark Rozell, American Review of Politics, Spring/Summer 1997, p. 114-116
 
Review of With Reverence and Contempt: How Americans Think About Their Presidents, by Thomas S. Langston, Social Science Journal, Spring 1997, p. 266-268
 
Review of Living a Political Life, by Madeleine M. Kunin, Southeastern Political Review, March 1997, p. 183-184
 
"Branch Battles: Nixon, Congress, and the Veto Power,"The Political Chronicle, Fall 1996, p. 10-15
 
Review of Federalism: A Dialogue, by David L. Shapiro, Law Books in Review, Fall 1996, p. 103-104
 
Review of Union of Words: A History of Presidential Eloquence, by Wayne Fields, Congress and the Presidency, Fall 1996, p. 181-182
 
Review of The Carter Presidency: A Re-evaluation, by John Dumbrell, Perspectives on Political Science, Spring 1996, p. 99
 
"The Legislative Messages of the Lincoln Administration," chapter in Abraham Lincoln: Contemporary--An American Legacy, edited by Frank J. Williams and William D. Pederson, Savas Woodbury Publishers, 1995, p. 67-85
 
Review of Self-Inflicted Wounds: From LBJ's Guns and Butter to Reagan's Voodoo Economics, by Hobart Rowen, American Review of Politics, Summer 1995, p. 201-203
 
Review of Presidential War Power, by Louis Fisher, Law and Politics, July 1995, p. 197-200
 
Review of Constitutional Change in the United States, by John Vile, The Review of Politics, Summer 1995, p. 544-546
 
Review of The Presidency in a Separated System, by Charles Jones, Congress and the Presidency, Spring 1995, p. 107-109
 
"Veto Strategy and Use by the Carter Administration," chapter in Keeping Faith, edited by Herbert Rosenbloom and Alexej Ugrinsky, Greenwood Press, 1994, p. 299-313
 
Review of Congress and the President: The Policy Connection, by Lance LeLoup and Steven Shull, Social Science Quarterly, September 1994, p. 702-704
 
"The Presidential Pocket Veto: Its Use and Legality," Journal of Policy History, Spring 1994, p. 108-208
 
Review of Presidential Vetoes and Public Policy, by Richard Watson, Congress and the Presidency, Spring 1994, p. 77-79
 
Review of Taming the Prince: The Ambivalence of Modern Executive Power, by Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr., National Social Science Journal, Spring 1994, p. 225-227
 
Review of Constitutional Law in the United States, by Randall W. Bland, in Law Books in Review, Winter 1994, p 16-17
 
Review of Contest for Constitutional Authority: The Abortion and War Power's Debates, by Susan Burgess, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Winter 1994, p. 156-158
 
"Presidential Success in the Veto Process: The Legislative Record of Gerald R. Ford," chapter in Gerald R. Ford and the Politics of Post-Watergate America, edited-by Bernard Firestone and Alexej Ugrinsky, Greenwood Press, 1993, p.293-308
 
"Native Americans Then and Now," Journal of Policy History, Fall 1993, p. 506-511
 
Review of The Mortal Presidency: Illness and Anguish in the White House, by Robert Gilbert, American Review of Politics, Autumn 1993, p. 426-428
 
"The CIA: Perspectives on its Past, Prescriptions for its Future," Current World Leaders, August 1993, p. 713-727
 
Review of "The President Has Been Shot,” by Herbert Abrams, The Review of Politics, Spring 1993, p. 374-376
 
Review of Controversial Issues in Presidential Selection, edited by Gary L. Rose, Southeastern Political Review, Winter 1993, p. 208-210
 
Review of Mismanaging America: The Rise of the Anti-Analytic Presidency, by Walter Williams, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Fall 1992, p. 819-820
 
"Presidential Support and Veto Overrides, 1889-1988,” Midsouth Political Science Journal, Summer 1992, p. 173-189
 
Review of Assessing the President: The Media, Elite Opinion and Public Support, by Richard Brody, Perspectives on Political Science, Fall 1992, p. 221
 
Review of Wrong Winner: The Coming Debacle in the Electoral College, by David Abbott and James Levine, National Social Science Journal, Winter 1992, p. 127-129
 
Review of Made in America: Improving the Nomination and Election of Presidents, by Alexander Heard, Congress and the Presidency, Fall 1991, p. 191-192
 
Review of The Rise of Candidate-Centered Politics: Presidential Elections of the 1980s, by Martin Wattenberg, The Review of Politics, Fall 1991, p. 716-718
 
"Saying No: Presidential Support and Veto Use, 1889-1989,” American Politics Quarterly, July 1991, p. 310-323
 
"The President’s Removal Power: Eisenhower and the War Claims Commission Controversy," Congress and the Presidency, Spring 1991, p. 37-33 
 
“The Presidency and Foreign Policy in the 1990s,” Southeastern Political Review, Spring 1991, p. 155-165 
 
Review of Politics by Other Means, by Benjamin Ginsberg and Martin Shefter, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Winter 1991, p. 195-197 
 
Review of The Coalitional Presidency, by Lester Seligman and Cary Covington, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Winter 1991, p. 194-195 
 
Review of The Resurgent Liberal, by Robert Reich, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Winter 1991, P. 192-194 
 
Review of The Politics of the U.S. Cabinet,  Jeffrey Cohen, Social Science Quarterly, December 1990, P. 870-871 
 
Review of Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America, by Harry Watson, The Review of Politics, Fall 1990, p. 650-652 
 
Review of The Presidential Veto: Touchstone of the American Presidency, by Robert Spitzer, American Political Science Review, September 1989, p. 1036-1037 
 
Review of The American Presidency, by Clinton Rossiter, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Spring 1989, P. 414-415 
 
Review of The Sound of Leadership, by Roderick Hart, Congress and the Presidency, Fall 1988, p. 193-194 
 
Review of To the Best of My Ability, by Donald Robinson, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Fall 1988, P. 843-844 
 
Review of Polling and the Public, by Herbert Asher, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Fall-1988, p. 857-858
 
 “A Bicentennial Assessment of Hamilton's Energetic Executive," Presidential Studies Quarterly, Fall 1987, p. 725-739 

Other Publications

 

“Lincoln’s Legacy Was Shaped by Davis,” Delaware State News, February 15, 2010
 
“How the President Can Improve During His Second Year,” Dover Post, January 27, 2010
 
“After Year in Office, Obama is Still Learning,” Delaware State News, January 26, 2010
 
“A Few Ideas for Alternative Drone Video Feeds,” Delaware State News, January 2, 2010
 
“Message to Obama: Presidents Never Bow,” Delaware State News, December 5, 2009
 
“The Berlin Wall Fell and Freedom Rose,” Delaware State News, November 9, 2009
 
“Obama’s Award for Vision, Not Reality,” Delaware State News, October 15, 2009
 
“Maintaining the Balance Between 9/11 and 9/17,” Delaware State News, September 11, 2009
 
“Bush Plan for CIA Assassinations Not New,” Delaware State News, September 10, 2009
 
“Future of CIA Looks Bleak,” Wilmington News Journal, September 4, 2009
 
“The National Economy and Health Care Reform,” Dover Post, August 26, 2009
 
“U.S., North Korea Have Momentum to Improve Relations,” Delaware State News, August 14, 2009
 
“Obama Birth Certificate Controversy a Nonstarter,” Delaware State News, July 30, 2009
 
“20 Years After Protests in Tiananmen Square, China Becomes Freer,” Wilmington 
News Journal, June 5, 2009
 
“Marijuana Law Makes Medical Sense,” Delaware State News, June 4, 2009
 
“Historically Black Colleges Are Still Important Today,” Wilmington News Journal, 
May 27, 2009
 
“Paying Homage to the Final Trip Home,” Delaware State News, May 24, 2009
 
“After 100 Days, Obama Has Solid Start,” Delaware State News, April 29, 2009
 
“Same-Sex Marriage Should Be a Civil Right,” Dover Post, April 1, 2009
 
“Sports Betting in Del. A Losing Hand,” Delaware State News, March 27, 2009
 
“Justice Day At Last for Khmer Rouge Killers,” Delaware State News, March 15, 2009
 
“Reassessing Lincoln on Civil Liberties,” Delaware State News, February 12, 2009
 
“Momentum Building for College Football Championship,” Dover Post, January 21, 2009
 
“2 New Leaders, Similar Paths,” Wilmington News Journal , January 20, 2009
 
“To Reduce Piracy at Sea, Help Somalia on Land, Wilmington News Journal, January 15, 2009
 
“Dems Stumbling With Burris Issue,” Delaware State News, January 9, 2009
 
“Panel Continues its Commitment to Dover,” Delaware State News, January 5, 2009
 
“President’s Spouse Doesn’t Merit Salary,” Delaware State News, December 19, 2008
 
“We Must Listen to the Message From Mumbai,” Delaware State News, December 8, 2008
 
“Lessons For Today From the Holocaust,” Wilmington News Journal, November 15, 2008
 
“New Presidents Often Face Foreign Policy Challenges,” Delaware State News, 
November 10, 2008
 
“Armed Teaches Could Help Prevent Attacks”, Delaware State News, September 13, 2008
 
“China’s Moment on World Stage is Here,” Delaware State News, August 7, 2008
 
“Private Contractors Play Key Role in Iraq War,” Delaware State News, August 4, 2008
 
“Vice Presidential Picks Follow Some Trends,” Delaware State News, June 28, 2008
 
“Attack on Charters Goes Overboard,” Wilmington News Journal, June 24, 2008
 
“Many Have Given Tributes to ‘Old Glory,’” Delaware State News, June 14, 2008
 
“Much Has Passed Since Last Triple Crown Horse,” Delaware State News, June 7, 2008
 
“Vietnam War Memorial ‘Overdue,’” Delaware State News, May 26, 2008
 
“Presidential Nomination Season Full of Drama,” Delaware State News, May 9, 2008
 
“Fair Housing Act ‘a Tremendous Success,’” Delaware State News, April 23, 2008
 
“Washington’s Legacy Outshines All Others,” Delaware State News, February 22, 2008
 
“Senators as Presidents: A Mixed Record,” Wilmington News Journal, February 18, 2008
 
“Interesting Facts About Abraham Lincoln,” Delaware State News, February 12, 1008
 
“LBJ Had Active Role in Civil Rights Movement,” Delaware State News, January 27, 2008
 
“Tet and the Unmaking of a President,” Wilmington News Journal, January 27, 2008
 
“Dems Have Respectable Foreign Policy Records,” Delaware State News, January 18, 2008
 
“DHRC Shows Commitment to Serving Community,” Dover Post, January 2, 2008
 
“Look to California for Air Standard,” Delaware State News, December 30, 2007
 
“First President Remembered On His Last Days,” Delaware State News, December 14, 2007
 
“Nation Must Act Soon to Avert Recession,” Delaware State News, November 23, 2007
 
“Marshall Embodied Spirit of Global Peace,” Delaware State News, November 12, 2007
 
“50 Years After Sputnik, Space Beckons Again,” Delaware State News, October 4, 2007
 
“Constitution Has Stood Test of Time,” Delaware State News, September 18, 2007
 
“U.S. Must be Wary of Nuclear Terrorism,” Delaware State News, September 11, 2007
 
“Electoral College Changes Should be Uniform,” Delaware State News, August 31, 2007
 
“Congress Needs to Act on Spending Bills,” Delaware State News, August 7, 2007
 
“New Dover Mayor Will Face Big Challenges,” Delaware State News, July 25, 2007
 
“Vice President Can’t Have It Both Ways,” Delaware State News, July 1, 2007
 
“Title IX Has Moved Women Forward,” Delaware State News, June 24, 2007
 
“Campus Security Officers Must Be Armed and Ready,” Wilmington News Journal, 
May 31, 2007
 
“DSU’s Law Studies Program Benefits Community,” Dover Post, May 30, 2007
 
“Tributes to Those Who Gave All,” Delaware State News, May 27, 2007
 
“State Should Apologize For Role in Slavery,” Delaware State News, May 17, 2007
 
“Strategies for Reducing Violent Crime in Dover,” Dover Post, April 18, 2007
 
“Despot’s Latest Trick Not So Bunny,” Delaware State News, April 8, 2007
 
“Medal of Honor Day Recognizes True Heroes,” Delaware State News, March 24, 2007
 
“Our First President—Never Short on Advice,” Dover Post, February 21, 2007
 
“One-President System Wasn’t Always Certain,” Delaware State News, February 19, 2007
 
“Annan Left a Positive Mark on United Nations,” Delaware State News, January 20, 2007
 
“Congress Has Foreign Policy Tools That it Can Use On its Own,” Wilmington News Journal, 
January 13, 2007
 
“Ford Brought Calm to a Troubled Nation,” Delaware State News, December 28, 2006
 
“DHRC Continues to Fulfill its Mission,” Dover Post, December 27, 2006
 
“Conference Proved Need to Recall Holocaust,” Delaware State News, December 17, 2006
 
“On World AIDS Day, Remember Fight Goes On,” Delaware State News, December 1, 2006
 
“GOP Likely to Face Losses on Election Day,” Delaware State News, November 5, 2006
 
“Constitution Led To ‘A More Perfect Union,’” Delaware State News, September 17, 2006
 
“Much Work Remains in Battle Against Terror,” Delaware State News, September 11, 2006
 
“The Sept. 11 Attacks and the CIA’s Decline,”  Wilmington News Journal, September 11, 2006
 
“Line-Item Veto Must Be Handled With Care,” Delaware State News, September 5, 2006
 
“Science Must Remain Unswayed by Policy Goals,” Delaware State News, August 13, 2006
 
“Voting Act Crucial to Preserve Rights,” Delaware State News, July 22, 2006
 
“Del. Roads Need Immediate Attention,” Delaware State News, July 15, 2006
 
“July 4 Significant on Several Fronts,” Delaware State News, July 4, 2006
 
“Lawmakers Must Establish Good Public Policy,” Delaware State News, June 23, 2006
 
“Time-Honored Advice for the Class of 2006,” Delaware State News, May 22, 2006
 
“U.S., China Trade Deficit Shouldn’t Be Ignored,” Delaware State News, May 17, 2006
 
“Strategies for Preventing Another Columbine Tragedy,” Dover Post, April 26, 2006
 
“Genocide in Sudan Must be Halted Immediately,” Wilmington News Journal, April 25, 2006
 
“Del. Has Inconsistent Record on Environment,” Delaware State News, April 20, 2006
 
“No Regulation of Video Games is Needed,” Dover Post, April 5, 2006
 
“Spanking Should be Off Limits in Schools,” Wilmington News Journal, March 30, 2006
 
“BUILD Would Protect Both Builders, Buyers,” Delaware State News, March 25, 2006
 
“A Multifaceted Approach to Dealing with Energy Costs,” Dover Post, March 15, 2006
 
‘Bush’s Budget Proposal Part of Larger Problem,” Delaware State News, March 10, 2006
 
“Recalling Washington’s Actions at Valley Forge,” Delaware State News, February 22, 2006
 
“Franklin’s Historic Legacy Endures Today,” Delaware State News, January 17, 2006
 
“Dover Human Relations Commission Had Busy Year,” Delaware State News, January 12, 2006
 
“Bush Errs on Warrantless Domestic Spying,” Delaware State News, December 27, 2005
 
“Torture Not in Line With American Values,” Delaware State News, December 17, 2005
 
“Terrorism Insurance Aid Too Risky,” Wilmington News Journal, December 15, 2005
 
“A Veterans Day Salute to Black U.S. Soldiers,” Delaware State News, November 12, 2005
 
“U.N. Marks 60 Years of Aiding Countries,” Delaware State News, October 24, 2005
 
“Strategies for Social Studies Development,” Delaware State News, October 17, 2005
 
“High Court No Champion of Individual Rights,” Delaware State News, September 19, 2005
 
‘Rehnquist Responsible for Conservative Wave,” Delaware State News, September 6, 2005
 
“NCAA Overstepping Bounds on Team Mascots,” Delaware State News, September 2, 2005
 
“Bombing Anniversary Remembered Today,” Delaware State News, August 6, 2005
 
“Flip-Flops a Good Fit With Bush Administration,” Delaware State News, July 29, 2005
 
“Steps Needed to Protect Nation’s Rail Lines,” Delaware State News, July 17, 2005
 
“Dover Human Relations Commission Helps Community,” Dover Post, July 13, 2005
 
“Legacy of 1776 is Still Relevant Today,” Delaware State News, July 4, 2005
 
“Protect Flag With Honor, Not a Law,” Wilmington News Journal, July 4, 2005
 
“Base Closure is Wrong Strategy,” Wilmington News Journal, May 30, 2005
 
“Memorial Day Brings Us Together,” Delaware State News, May 29, 2005
 
“Smyrna Election Must be Run Again,” Delaware State News, May 18, 2005
 
“Scars of Vietnam War Linger Today,” Delaware State News, April 30, 2005
 
“Leave Border Patrol to Pros,” Wilmington News Journal, April 21, 2005
 
“Senate Should Retain Filibuster Procedure,” Delaware State News, April 20, 2005
 
“Evaluating Competition in Congressional Elections,” Dover Post, April 13, 2005
 
“Protect Judges to Safeguard Integrity,” Delaware State News, March 20, 2005
 
“Retain Citizenship Rule for Presidency,” Wilmington News Journal, February 21, 2005
 
“DSU Sports Have Legacy of Achievements,” with Dennis Jones, Delaware State News, 
February 13, 2005
 
“Second Terms Historically Difficult,” Delaware State News, January 20, 2005
 
“Local Offers All-Cliché Version of Inaugural Address,”  Dover Post, January 12, 2005
 
“Blacks Continue Strides in Congress,” Delaware State News, January 6, 2005
 
“Recent Oil Spill in River Shows Vulnerability of Delaware,” Dover Post, December 15, 2004
 
“Commit to Nuclear Treaty in Practice,” Wilmington News Journal, December 1, 2004
 
“Missile Defense System a Bad Idea,” Delaware State News, December 1, 2004
 
“Electoral College Worth Keeping,” Delaware State News, November 14, 2004
 
“Time to Build Bridge Over Route 13 at Delaware State University,” with Yohuru Williams, 
Dover Post, September 22, 2004
 
“Hamilton Left Mark on Presidency,” Delaware State News, September 20, 2004
 
“We Can Now Sort Out the 9/11 Fallout,” Wilmington News Journal, September 11, 2004
 
“Wartime Elections Have Parallels,” Delaware State News, September 6, 2004
 
“Nixon Resignation Still Reverberates,” Delaware State News, August 16, 2004
 
“Respect NAACP,” with Yohuru R. Williams,  Wilmington News Journal, July 27, 2004
 
“Kent County Should Start Cleaning Up Its Air,” Delaware State News, July 19, 2004
 
“It’s Time to Kill the Death Penalty in Juvenile Cases,” Dover Post, June 30, 2004
 
“Reagan’s Term Reinvigorated America,” Delaware State News,  June 11, 2004
 
“Separate Runoff Not Needed for Dover Elections,” Dover Post, May 19, 2004
 
“The Imperfect Past of Brown v. Board,” Wilmington News Journal, May 17, 2004
 
“Destroying the ‘Separate But Equal’ Myth,” Delaware State News, May 17, 2004
 
“Gay Marriage Needs To Be a Civil Right,” Delaware State News, May 5, 2004
 
“C-SPAN Has Kept Up With Times,” Delaware State News, April 28, 2004
 
“Russia is Making Progress Under Putin,” Delaware State News, March 12, 2004
 
“Delaware Should Scrap Three-Tiered Diploma System,” Dover Post, March 3, 2004 
 
“Founder Recoiled From Slavery,” Wilmington News Journal, February 22, 2004
 
“Washington Indisputably First President,” Delaware State News, February 22, 2004
 
“Delaware’s Primary Could Play Big Role,” Delaware State News, February 1, 2004
 
“Judge’s View About ‘Animal House’ Impact Wrong,” Dover Post, January 28, 2004
 
“Dover’s Recreation Efforts Improving,” Dover Post, January 21, 2004
 
“Detours 10 Years After NAFTA,” Wilmington News Journal, January 18, 2004
 
“Clinton Team Fought Terrorism Effectively,” Delaware State News, January 9, 2004
 
“Full-Time Mayor Structure Will Prevail in Dover,”  Dover Post, December 24, 2003
 
“Wright Brothers Proved Doubters Wrong,” Delaware State News, December 17, 2003
 
“On the Road With Delaware’s Diverse Drivers,” Delaware State News, December 13, 2003
 
“Time to End Economic Embargo Against Cuba,” Dover Post, December 10, 2003
 
“Kennedy Shaped Century,” Wilmington News Journal, November 22, 2003
 
“Ban on Sunday Hunting Should Remain,” Delaware State News, November 17, 2003
 
“Americans Should Remember Lessons of Somalia Debacle,” Dover Post, October 22, 2003
 
“Bush Must Use Veto to Achieve Goals,” Delaware State News, October 19, 2003
 
“Lift Restrictions on Fuel for Model Rockets,” Delaware State News, September 11, 2003
 
“The Words ‘I Have a Dream’ Still Light the Way,” with Yohuru Williams, Wilmington News
Journal, August 24, 2003
 
“Bush’s Military Tribunals are Un-American,” Delaware State News, August 20, 2003
 
“U.S. Must Tread Carefully in Liberia,” Delaware State News, July 27, 2003
 
“Mayor’s Application of the Veto Illegitimate,” Dover Post, July 23, 2003
 
“U.S., Iran Relations Need More Consistency,” Delaware State News, July 10, 2003
 
“FCC Plays into Corporate Media’s Hands,” Wilmington News Journal, June 21, 2003
 
“Bush’s Cuts Burden Economy,” Wilmington News Journal, June 7, 2003
 
“Remember ‘The Forgotten War:’ Korea,” Delaware State News, May 26, 2003
 
“State Must Work to Ensure Fair Housing,” Delaware State News, May 16, 2003
 
“Secessionist Theory of U.S. Government is Wrong,” Delaware State News, March 27, 2003
 
“U.S. Should Continue a Volunteer Military,” Wilmington News Journal, February 25, 2003
 
“War Changed Washington’s Slavery Views,” Delaware State News, February 21, 2003
 
“President’s Day: FDR’s Legacy is Immortal,” Delaware State News, February 18, 2003
 
“Growth on East Route 8 is Predictable, Precarious,” Dover Post, February 12, 2003
 
“Perseverance Yields More Than Fear,” Wilmington News Journal, February 4, 2003
 
“Abortion Decision Standing After 30 Years,” Delaware State News, January 22, 2003
 
“Bush at Half-Way Point,” Wilmington News Journal, January 19, 2003
 
“GOP Needs to Mend Fences on Race,” Delaware State News, January 2, 2003
 
“Term Limits Are Inimical to Democracy,” Dover Post, November 27, 2002
 
“Apply Lessons of Cuban Missile Crisis to Iraq,” Wilmington News Journal, October 21, 2002
 
“2002 Election Should Yield Little Change,” Delaware State News, October 16, 2002
 
“Council Should Act on City Government Report,” Dover Post, September 11, 2002
 
“One View: Global Warming Threat is Real,” Delaware State News, August 29, 2002
 
“China Remains Hostile to Democracy,” Delaware State News, July 25, 2002
 
“Exit From Route 1 in Dover is Awful,” Wilmington News Journal, July 17, 2002
 
“An All-American Tribute to Freedom,” Dover Post, July 3, 2002
 
“Executions of Mentally Retarded Must End,” Delaware State News, June 28, 2002
 
“Watergate Remains Infamous,” Wilmington News Journal, June 19, 2002
 
“Better U.S.-Russian Relations Benefit Both,” Delaware State News, June 4, 2002
 
“Vietnam Resonates,” Wilmington News Journal, May 27, 2002
 
“It’s Time to Limit Cell-Phone Use in Motor Vehicles,” Delaware State News, May 3, 2002
 
“Another President Resorts to Secrecy,” Wilmington News Journal, May 2, 2002
 
“Here’s a 10-Point Plan for Improving Downtown Dover,” Dover Post, May 1, 2002
 
“Fast Facts About First President,” Delaware State News, February 22, 2002
 
“Don’t Oversimplify Bush’s ‘Axis of Evil,’” Delaware State News, February 15, 2002
 
“Change in Debt Ceiling Should Require Referendum,” Dover Post, January 23, 2002
 
“Election Year Woes Haven’t Gone Away,” Wilmington News Journal, January 22, 2002
 
“Dorm Sprinklers Should be Mandatory,” Delaware State News, January 16, 2002
 
“Delstate is Colorblind and Unified,” Delaware State News,  December 11, 2001
 
“State’s Election Districts Hinge on Federal Rules,” Wilmington News Journal, November 24, 2001
 
“Video Surveillance Not the Solution for Park Problems,” Dover Post, November 21, 2001
 
“Political Parties are Still Vital to America,” Delaware State News, November 16, 2001
 
“Ten Years Later, The New World Order Arrives,” Delaware State News, September 25, 2001
 
“Brace for Pursuit of Terrorists,” Wilmington News Journal, September 12, 2001
 
“NAACP Benefits From Mfume at Helm,” Delaware State News, August 13, 2001
 
“Founders Had Courage of Convictions,” Wilmington News Journal, July 4, 2001
 
“Maybe the Greatest Generation Isn’t Really,” Delaware State News, July 3, 2001
 
‘It’s Time to Put Rt. 1 Interchange Issue to Rest,” Dover Post, May 23, 2001
 
“Extreme Football is Simply Not Sporting,” Wilmington News Journal, May 23, 2001
 
“Don’t Limit City Council President’s Term,” Delaware State News, May 16, 2001
 
“Senate Should Ratify Child Rights Treaty,” Delaware State News, April 10, 2001
 
“George Washington Was a Good Sport Too,” Wilmington News Journal, February 22, 2001
 
“Presidential Term Limits Are Bad for U.S.,” Delaware State News, February 19, 2001
 
“Thorns Among the Roses,” Wilmington News Journal, January 14, 2001
 
“Schutte Park Questions Unanswered,” Delaware State News, January 12, 2001
 
“Democrats Have Supported Our Military,” Delaware State News, December 23, 2000
 
“Strategies Nullify Post-Election Poison,” Delaware State News, November 18, 2000
 
“Delaware’s Presidential Picks Mirror Nation’s,” Wilmington News Journal, November 6, 2000
 
"Presidential Debates Have Been Invaluable," Delaware State News, September 15, 2000 
             
"Beyond the Convention Bore," Wilmington News Journal, July 30, 2000 
 
“U.S. Should Take Offensive on Missile Plan,” Delaware State News, July 13, 2000
 
“NBC’s ‘West Wing’ Should Appeal to Right Wing,” Delaware State News, June 16, 2000
 
"Don't Diss My Decade: The 70s Really Shook Up Country," Wilmington News Journal, June 4, 2000 
 
"Vietnam: The Lessons We're Still Learning," Delaware State News, May 1, 2000 
 
"Dover's New Tax Trashes Earth Day," Dover Post, April 26, 2000 
 
"The Importance of Africa to United States," Delaware State News, March 31, 2000 
 
"Say 'No' to Three-tier Diploma Plan," Delaware State News, March 10, 2000 
 
"Internment of Japanese-Americans Was a Disgrace," Delaware State News, February 13, 2000 
 
"College Graduates Should Know About Government," Delaware State News, January 26, 2000 
 
“Some Strategies for Boosting Military’s Morale,” Delaware State News, January 21, 2000
 
"Spasibo (Thank you), Russia's Boris Yeltsin," Delaware State News, January 6, 2000 
 
"Closing of Dover Newsstand Casts Pall Over Downtown," Delaware State News, December 30, 
1999
 
 "An All-American Presidential Inaugural Address," Delaware State News, December 17, 1999 
 
"George Washington's Advice Still Holds True," Wilmington News Journal, December 14, 2000 
 
“Politics is Still an Honorable Profession,” Delaware State News, December 4, 1999 
 
“Dover City Council Needs a Reality Check," Delaware State News, November 6, 1999 
 
"Dover's Primary Over Before it Started," Delaware State News, October 16, 1999 
 
"The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished," Delaware State News, October 2, 1999 
 
"Pros and Cons of the Garrison Purchase," Delaware State News, September 11, 1999 
 
"Know the Ape, and Know Thyself," Delaware State News, August 30, 1999 
 
"Throw the Book at Smoking Litterbugs," Delaware State News, August 20, 1999 
 
"Stop Playing Games While Farmers Suffer," Delaware State News, August 6, 1999 
 
"Moon Was Meant To Start Us in Brave New Direction," Wilmington News Journal, July 20, 1999 
 
"Dealing With China's Wandering Eyes," Delaware State News, July 15, 1999
 
 "In Defense of Raising the President's Pay,” Delaware State News, June 14, 1999 
 
"Find a Way Around New Hampshire," Wilmington News Journal, June 13, 1999 
 
"House Bill 88 Takes Away Delawareans' Rights," with Pamela Trego, Delaware State News, May 29, 1999 
 
"Society Needs to Let Parents Be Parents," with Pamela Trego, Delaware State News, May 22, 1999 
 
"Prayer Should Start at Home, Not in School," Delaware State News, May 15, 1999 
 
"The United States is Still a Melting Pot," Delaware State News, April 24, 1999
 
"Counsel Law Gets the Job Done" Wilmington News Journal, March 28, 1999 
 
"Proposed Amendment Should Go Further," Delaware State News, March 13, 1999 
 
“Risks and Rewards of Intervention,” Delaware State News, February 23, 1999 
 
"Washington's Ghost Still Hovers over Presidency," Wilmington News Journal, February 22, 1999
 
 "U.S. Must Address Global Economic Crisis," Delaware State News, January 19, 1999 
 
“East Loockerman Street Problem a Symptom of Growth," The Dover Post, January 13, 1999 
 
“Primary Election Dispute Harms All, “ Delaware State News, January 12,1999
 
"Make Assassination an option to Halt Saddam" Wilmington News Journal, January 10, 1999 
 
"Censure is a Lasting Shame," Wilmington News Journal, December 16, 1998 
 
"Compromise Could Help Us Move On," Delaware State News, November 28, 1998 
 
'Benefiting From NASA's Performance," Delaware State News, November 7, 1998 
 
"Miranda Decision Protects Basic Rights," Delaware State News, October 6, 1998 
 
“Courting Failure in the Face of War,” Wilmington News Journal, September 13, 1998
 
“Political Signs are Simplistic Gimmicks,” Delaware State News, August 27, 1998
 
“All-Nighters Are Not for Legislating,” Delaware State News, July 17, 1998
 
“City Government Must Make Serious Change,” Delaware Capitol Review, July 13-19, 1998
 
“U.S. Better Recognize New Nuclear Realities,” Wilmington News Journal, July 8, 1998
 
"Line-Item Veto Should Be Stricken Down," Delaware State News,  June 18, 1998
 
"A Bigger NATO is a Mistake," Wilmington News Journal, April 27, 1998
 
"Women Continue to Battle for Equality in the Job Market," Delaware Capitol Review, April 13-19, 1998
 
"What Will the Mayor of Dover Get Paid to Do?" Delaware State News, March 30, 1998
 
"No More Limitations for the President," Delaware State News, February 3, 1998
 
"It’s Time to Start Retiring the National Debt," Delaware State News, January 15, 1998
 
"Policies Must Consider Parents' Views," Delaware State News, December 19, 1997
 
"AIDS Requires More Than a Medical Cure," Delaware State News December 3, 1997
 
"Strong Leadership is Key to DelDOT Cure," Delaware State News, October 16, 1997
 
"CIA is Central to Our Security," Wilmington News Journal, August 3, 1997
 
"There is No Need for NATO Expansion," Delaware State News, July 3, 1997
 
"Congressional Republicans Have Frozen the Federal Judicial Process," Wilmington News Journal, June 29, 1997
 
"On the Contrary, History is Complex," Wilmington News Journal, June 22, 1997
 
“Memorial Day and a Myriad of Memories," Delaware State News, May 25, 1997
 
"Term Limits for Governors are Undemocratic," Delaware Capitol Review, April 28-May 4, 1997 
             
“Animal Transplant Holds Hope," Wilmington News Journal, April 20, 1997
 
"Checkpoints: Constitutional or Controversial?" Delaware State News, March 21, 1997
 
"Law Should Let Marijuana Aid the Sick," Wilmington News Journal, February 16, 1997
 
"Delaware's Bankruptcy Court is Broke," Delaware State News, February 11, 1997
 
"Trade Deficit Demands Immediate Attention," Delaware Capitol Review, February 3-9, 1997
 
"Humanitarian Aid Requires Ground Rules," Delaware State News, December 16, 1996
 
"Results Show Citizens Reject Extremism," Delaware State News, November 19, 1996
 
"Repeal Term Limits," Wilmington News Journal, November 10, 1996
 
"Ideal Campaign Includes Voters and Candidates," Delaware State News, October 11, 1996
 
"U.S. Actions Reveal Inconsistent View," Delaware State News, September 20, 1996
 
"Free Speech in America Has its Limits," Delaware State News, August 16, 1996
 
"U.S. Must Ratify Chemical Weapons Treaty," Delaware State News, July 27, 1996
 
"That Which is Cherished Must be Pursued," Delaware State News, July 17, 1996
 
"Questionable Actions Cast Pall Over Presidency," Delaware State News, June 21, 1996
 
"If Bill Succeeds, Governor Should Kill It," Delaware State News, May 31, 1996
 
"Ban Land Mines From World's Battlefields," Delaware State News, May 1, 1996
 
"Maintain Affirmative Action in Delaware," Delaware State News, March 27, 1996
 
"Yeltsin Needs and Deserves U.S. Support," Delaware State News, February 17, 1996
 
"Rights Must Not Suffer in Drug War Effort," Delaware State News, January 15, 1996
 
"Assisted Suicide Not an 'Inalienable Right," Delaware State News, December 30, 1995
 
"Assessing America’s Stake in Bosnia," Delaware State News, December 18, 1995
 
"Use Alternative Plan for a Clean-Slate Economy," Delaware State News, December 8, 1995
 
"Strategies Needed to Prevent Exposure," Delaware State News, October 27, 1995
 
"The Pitfalls and Promises of Third Parties," Delaware State News, October 20, 1995
 
"Reducing the Recipe for Nuclear Disaster," Delaware State News, August 9, 1995
 
"Be Grateful for Collective, Compassionate UN Hands," Delaware State News, July 21, 1995
 
"In Defense of Need for Racial Redistricting," Delaware State News, June 6, 1995
 
"Individual Freedoms Must Come First," Delaware State News, May 26, 1995
 
"Evaluating Delaware's Presidential Primary," Delaware State News, March 30, 1995
 
"Misplaced Axe Threatens U.S. Security," Delaware State News, January 14, 1995
 
"Voluntary Effort Would Cure Budget Ills," Delaware State News, December 14, 1994
 
“GATT Will Allow American Labor to Thrive," Delaware State News, October 26, 1994
 
"Fund CIA With Resources to Stand Guard," Delaware State News, September 12, 1994
 
"Shortsighted Approach Won't Work in Haiti," Delaware State News, July 16, 1994
 
"Protect Religious Rights of Indians," Delaware State News, June 7, 1994
 
"Blueprint for Dover Government Changes,” Delaware State News, April 7, 1994
 
"End America’s Second War With Vietnam," Delaware State News, January 31, 1994
 
"United States Must Reassess Somalia Policy," Delaware State News, September 1, 1993
 
"We Need the Independent Counsel Law," Delaware State News, July 27, 1993
 
"Campaign Funding System Lacks Support," Delaware State News, May 15, 1993
 
"The Line-Item Veto: Godsend or Gimmick?” Delaware State News, December 29, 1992
 
"Term Limits Will Upset Balanced System," Delaware State News, October 2, 1992

Manuscript Reviews

 

Review for Cengage Learning, 2008: Voyages in World History, by Hanson and Curtis
 
Review for Beford/St. Martin’s, June 2008: American Government, by Raphael Sonenshein
 
Review for Wadsworth/Thomson Higher Learning, June 2007: The Politics of United
States Foreign Policy, 4th edition, by Jerel Rosati and James Scott
 
Review for Pearson/Longman Publishers, 2007: Party Politics in America, 12th edition, by
Marjorie Randon Hershey
 
Review for Thomson Higher Education, February 2007: American Government: Historical, 
Popular, and Global Perspectives, by David Yalof and Kenneth Dautrich
 
Review for Lynne Rienner Publishers, December 2006: Presidents, Parties, and the Politics of
Opportunity, by Lara Brown
 
Review for W.W. Norton and Company, December 2006: American Government, Brief 2006
Edition, by Theodore Lowi et al. 
 
Review for Houghton Mifflin Company, March 2006: Introduction to Comparative Government, 
Brief Edition, by Mark Kesselman et al. 
 
Review for University of Nebraska Press, February 2006: Delaware Politics and Government, 
by William Boyer and Edward Ratledge
 
Review for Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005: The Challenge of Democracy, by Kenneth Janda
et al. (Instructor Guide)
 
Review for CQ Press, 2005: Generation X in Congress: Passing the Torch of Leadership, by
Veronica Womack
 
Review for University of Wisconsin Press, 2004: Liberalism in America: A Short History, by 
William Nester
 
Review for Houghton Mifflin, 2004: The Challenge of Democracy, 5th edition, brief version, 
by Kenneth Janda et al. 
 
Review for Longman Publishers, 2004: American Foreign Policy: History, Politics, and Policy, 
author unknown
 
Review for State University of New York Press, 2004: The Body and the State: Habeas Corpus, 
Future Dangerousness, and the Supreme Court’s Narratives of Violence, by Cary Federman
 
Review for Wadsworth Publishing, 2003: World Civilizations, 3rd edition, by Philip Adler
 
Review for Capstone Press, 2003: Thirteen Colonies: Delaware, by Muriel Dubois
 
Review for Wadsworth, 2002: Comparative Politics in Transition, by John McCormick
 
Review for Journal of Politics, 2002: “Searching for Institutional Stability: The Interplay
of Leadership and Committee Development in the Era of Good Feeling,” author unknown
 
Review for Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000: A Delicate Balance: Understanding American Government, 3rd edition, by Paul Light
 
Review for Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999: The Presidential Companion: Readings on the Political Significance of First Ladies, by Robert Watson and Anthony Eksterowicz
 
Review for Chatham House, 1999:  Introduction to Politics, Government and Nations in the Post Cold War Era, by Martin Slann
 
Review for Chatham House, 1999: Modern Politics and Government, by Guy Peters
 
Review for Presidential Studies Quarterly, 1998: "'The Gradual Encroachment of Ideas:' Jimmy Carter’s Pursuit of Executive Branch Reorganization," author unknown
 
Review for Westview Press, 1998: Image isEverything: Conflicting Expectations and the Dilemma of Presidential Leadership, author unknown
 
Review for State University of New York Press, 1998:Explaining Presidential-Congressional Interaction, by Steven A. Shull and Thomas C. Shaw
 
Review for Presidential Studies Quarterly, 1998: "The 1978 Zaire Airlift: Understanding the President, Congressional Committees and the Use of Force," author unknown
 
Review for Commonwealth, 1997: "A New Democratic Era?  Presidential Elections in Pennsylvania, 1984-1996,”  author unknown
 
Review for West Educational Publishing, 1996: Introduction to Political Science, author unknown
 
Review for West Educational Publishing, 1996: America: The Politics of Diversity, by David G. Lawrence
 
Review for Journal of Politics, 1995: "What Time is It?  The Use of Power in Four Different Types of Presidential Time," author unknown
 
Review for Political Research Quarterly, 1995: "The President in a More Partisan Arena," author unknown
 
Review for Brown and Benchmark Publishers, 1995: Dynamics of Democracy, by Squire et al.
 
Review for Prentice Hall, 1995: Public Administration in Theory and Practice, by Raymond Cox  et al.
 
Review for West Educational Publishing, 1995: American Government, 6th edition, by Susan Welch et al.
 
Review for West Educational Publishing, 1995: Society, Politics, and the State, author unknown
 
Review for F.E. Peacock Publishers, 1994: Promise and Performance of American Democracy, 6th edition, by Richard Watson and Jon Bond
 
Review for West Educational Publishing, 1994: Public Policy, author unknown
 
Review for Wadsworth Publishing, 1994: Civil Liberties and the Changing Supreme Court, by Christopher Smith et al.
 
Review for Women's Caucus of the American Political Science Association 1994: Government in America, 5th edition, by Robert Lineberry et al.
 
Review for West Educational Publishing, 1994: American Dreams/American Realities, author  
Unknown
 
Review for Longman Publishers, 1994: Understanding the Political World, 2nd edition, by James Danziger
 
Review for Longman Publishers, 1994: Between the Branches: White House Relations with
Congress, by Ken Collier
 
Review for Oxford University Press, 1993: The Isolated Institution: The Modern Presidency in the American System, by Richard Fleisher
 
Review for Political Communication, 1993: "Words of Reason," author unknown
 
Review for HarperCollins, 1993: Political Concepts: Diverse Perspectives, author unknown
 
Review for Journal of Policy History, 1993: "Supreme Court in 'Dances with Tribal Sovereignty,’”  author unknown
 
Review for Prentice Hall, 1993:  Statistics, author unknown
 
Review for Prentice Hall, 1993: Government and Politics in the United States: A Nation Divided, by Kant Patel and Mark Rushefsky
 
Review for Prentice Hall, 1993: Analyzing Political Leadership: An Introduction, by Garrison Nelson
 
Review for Prentice Hall, 1993: Dimensions of Political Leadership, author unknown
 
Review for Prentice Hall, 1992: The Political Environment of Public Management, by Peter Kobrak
 
Review for Prentice Hall, 1992: Public Administration in Theory and Practice, author unknown
 
Review for HarperCollins, 1992: American Government, brief edition, by Stephenson et al.
 
Review for HarperCollins, 1992: Parties, Groups, and Consequences, author unknown
 
Review for University Press of Colorado, 1992: The New World Order in Historical Perspective, edited by David Kirkham
 
Review for University Press of Colorado, 1992: Between the Lines, International Short Stories of War, edited by Pauletta Otis and Steve Kaplan
 
Review for Journal of Politics, 1992: "Justifying Presidential Decisions: The Scope of Veto Messages," author unknown
 
Review for Presidential Studies Quarterly, 1992: "A Typology of Presidential Elections," author 
unknown
 
Review for University Press of America, 1992: The Iron Man: The Life and Times of
Congressman Glenn R. Davis, author unknown
 
Review for Southeastern Political Review, 1992: "Alternative Roles for Normative Political Analysis in Policy Arguments and Process," by John Gillroy
 
Review for State University of New York Press, 1991: Power Without Rationality: The Bush Administration and the Gulf War, by Alex Hybel
 
Review for St. Martin's Press, 1991: American government introductory text, author unknown
 
Review for National Social Science Journal, 1991: "Recent Environmental Legislation and Symbolic Politics: Asking the Right Questions," author unknown
 
Review for National Social Science Journal, 1991: "What Do Amway and McDonalds Have in Common: The New Corporate Environmentalism," author unknown
 
Review for HarperCollins, 1991: American Political Thought: Readings From the Origins to the Twenty-First Century, author unknown
 
Review for McGraw-Hill, 1991: Great Ideas of Our Time: Political Ideologies in Comparative Perspective, by James Guy
 
Review for Prentice Hall, 1991: Decisions by the Numbers, by Dipak Gupta
 
Review for Houghton Mifflin, 1991: The Challenge of Democracy, brief edition, by Kenneth Janda et al.
 
Review for West Educational Publishing, 1991: American government text, author unknown
 
Review for HarperCollins, 1990: Effective Presidential Performance: Predicting and Improving Presidential Leadership, author unknown
 
Review for Harper and Row, 1990: American political parties text, author unknown
 
Review for Harper and Row, 1990: Political Parties in America: An Introduction, author 
Unknown
 
Review for St. Martin's Press, 1990: The Democratic Debate: Making Sense of American Politics, author unknown
 
Review for St. Martin's Press, 1990: Presidential and congressional elections text, author unknown
 
Review for Prentice Hall, 1990: The Presidential Character, by James Barber
 
Review for Prentice Hall, 1990: How Presidents Manage the Economy, by Raymond Tatalovich and Robert Aduddell
 
Review for National Social Science Journal, 1990: "Will Reagan be Considered our Worst President?" author unknown
 
Review for National Social Science Journal, 1990: "The Three-Dimensional Subspace of Large Decomposed Social Science Research Matrices: A Molecular Metaphor," author unknown
 
Review for Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1990: Comparative Political Ideologies, by Mostafa Rejai
 
Review for State University of New York Press, 1990: Thinking it Through in Congress: Legislators and the New Policy Agenda of the 1980s, by Steven Schier
 
Review for West Educational Publishing, 1990: American Government, by Susan Welch et al.
 
Review, with Margaret McKay, for Brooks/Cole, 1990: Women's Rights in the USA: Policy Conflicts and Gender Roles, author unknown
 
Review for Harper and Row, 1989: American Politics, Government and Policy: The Interplay of Institutions, Ideas, and Images,  author unknown
 
Review for Oxford University Press, 1989: The Culture of Spending, by James Payne
 
Review for Oxford University Press, 1989: Made in America: The Nomination and Election of American Presidents, by Alexander Heard
 
Review for Oxford University Press, 1989: The Modern Presidency and the Transformation of the American Party System, by Sidney Milkis
 
Review for Oxford University Press, 1989: A Place in the House: Campaigning for Congress in the Feminist Era, by Barbara Burrell
 
Review for National Social Science Journal, 1989: "National Interests and National Security Objectives of the Truman Administration," author unknown
 
Review for Random House, 1988:The Politics of American Government, by Stephen Wayne et al. 
 
Review for Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988: A Presidential Scorecard, by Louis Koenig
 
Review for Dorsey Press, 1988: A More Perfect Union, by Roger Davidson et al.
 
Review for State University of New York Press, 1988: The President as Prisoner: A Structural Critique of the American Presidency, by William Grover
 
Review for Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1988: Political Inquiry: Introduction to Political Research Techniques,  author unknown
 
Review for Scott, Foresman/Little, Brown, 1988: American government introductory text, author unknown
 
Review for Dorsey Press, 1986: The Strategic Presidency, by James Pfiffner
 
Review for Journal of Politics, 1985: "Two Parties, Two Policy Areas, and the Two Presidencies Hypothesis: Executive Success and Bipartisanship in the House of Representatives," unknown
 

Conference Participation

 

Chair, Judicial Structure and Processes Panel, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern
Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 19-21
 
Discussant, American Government I Panel, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania 
Political Science Association, Elizabethtown, March 27-28
 
Chair, Military Leadership Panel, 2009 Annual Meeting of the Missouri Valley History
Conference, Omaha, NE, March 5-7
 
Chair, Congressional and Presidential Policymaking Panel, 2008 Annual Meeting of the
Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA, November 13-15
 
Chair, Legislative Decision Making Throughout American History Panel; Discussant, War and the Presidency Panel, 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 28-31
 
Chair, The Vietnam War Panel; Chair and Discussant, Scotland in the 16th Century: Politics and Reformation Panel, 2008 Annual Meeting of the Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE, March 6-8
 
Chair and Discussant, Analyzing the Presidency Panel, 2007 Annual Meeting of the 
Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 15-17
 
Chair, Leaps and Limits in Presidential Leadership of American Foreign Policy Panel, 
2007 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL,
August 30-September 2
 
Chair, The American Presidency Panel, 2007Annual Meeting of the New York State Political Science Association, Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie, April 20-21
 
Discussant, Executive Influence Panel, 2007 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science
Association, Chicago, IL, April 12-15
 
Commentator, American History on the Eve of the Civil War Panel, 2007 Annual Meeting
of the Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE, March 1-3
 
Chair, Legislative Relations Panel, 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science
Association, Philadelphia, PA, August 31-September 3
 
Chair, Presidential-Congressional Relations II Panel, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Midwest
Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 20-23
 
Discussant, U.S. Foreign Policy Panel, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Political 
Science Association, Harrisburg, March 31-April 1
 
Chair, International Politics During the Early Cold War Panel; Discussant, Struggles on the Path to Civil Rights and Desegregation Panel, 2006 Annual Meeting of the Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE, March 2-4
 
Chair, The President as Leader and Manager Panel, 2005 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern
Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 17-19
 
Chair and Discussant, Issues in American Politics Panel, 2005 Annual Meeting of the New 
York State Political Science Association, Lewiston, April 15-16
 
Chair and Discussant, Presidents and Bureaucratic Responsiveness Panel, 2005 Annual 
Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 7-10
 
Chair and Discussant, New Perspectives on U.S. Congressional History Panel, 2004 
Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, IL, November 18-21
 
Discussant, Presidential Policymaking Panel, 2004 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern 
Political Science Association, Boston, MA, November 11-13
 
Chair, Unilateral Powers of the Presidency Panel; Discussant, President and Congress: The Challenge of Leadership Panel, 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, September 2-5
 
Discussant, Issues in American Politics Panel, 2004 Annual Meeting of the New York State
Political Science Association, Binghamton, April 23-24
 
Chair and Discussant, The President and Foreign Policy Panel, 2004 Annual Meeting of the 
Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 15-18
 
Chair and Discussant, American Government and Public Policy Panel, 2004 Annual 
Meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Wilkes-Barre, April 2-3
 
Chair, Interest Group Activities to Shape Policy and Elections Panel; Chair and Discussant, 
Congress, the President, and National Security Panel, 2004 Annual Meeting of the 
Southwestern Political Science Association, Corpus Christi, TX, March 18-20
 
Chair, From the Grassroots to the Capitol: Women’s Experiences in Formal Politics in the 
Post-Suffrage Era Panel; Chair, Southern Justice in the United States Panel, 2003 Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Baltimore, MD, November 13-16
 
Chair, Issues and Character in Elections Panel, 2003 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern 
Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 6-8
 
Chair, Pushing the Boundaries of Executive Power Throughout History Panel, 2003
Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, 
August 28-31
 
Chair and Commentator, Individuals in a Big War Panel, World War II After 60 Years
Conference, Loudonville, NY, June 5-6, 2003
 
Chair, Sex, Death, and World War I Panel, 2003 Annual Meeting of the Society for Military
History, Knoxville, TN, May 1-4
 
Chair and Discussant, Perspectives on Policy Panel, 2003 Annual Meeting of the New York
State Political Science Association, Staten Island, April 11-12
 
Discussant, Vetoes and Votes: Congressional Responses to Presidential Vetoes Panel, 2003
Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 3-6
 
Discussant, Presidents and Policy Panel, 2002 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political 
Science Association, Providence, RI, November 7-9
 
Discussant, Congressional-Presidential Relations Panel, 2002 Annual Meeting of the American
Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 29-September 1
 
Chair and Discussant, Floor Behavior in the Antebellum House and Senate Panel, 2002
Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 25-28
 
Chair and Discussant, Congress Panel, 2002 Annual Meeting of the New York State Political 
Science Association, Lewiston, April 19-20
 
Discussant, American Government Panel, 2002 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Political 
Science Association, Harrisburg, April 5-6
 
Chair, Two Looks at the Clinton Administration Panel, 2001 Annual Meeting of the Southern
Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, November 7-10
 
Chair, Chief Executives and Their Appointees Panel, 2001 Annual Meeting of the American
Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA, August 29-September 2
 
Chair, The Legislative Presidency Panel, 2001 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political
Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 19-22
 
Discussant, Constitutional Law and Politics Panel, 2001 Annual Meeting of the 
Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Harrisburg, April 6-7
 
Chair, Judicial Decision Making Panel; Discussant, Presidential and Vice Presidential Behavior
Panel, 2000 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Albany, NY, 
November 9-11
 
Chair, Roundtable on 2000 Election Panel, 2000 Annual Meeting of the Social Science History
Association, Pittsburgh, PA, October 26-29
 
Chair, Presidential-Congressional Relations Panel, 2000 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 31-September 3
 
Chair, Presidents, Congress, and Foreign Policy Panel, 2000 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 27-30
 
Chair and Discussant, Techniques of Presidential Influence with Congress Panel, 1999 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, September 2-5
 
Chair and Discussant, American Presidency Panel, 1999 Annual Meeting of the New York State Political Science Association, Jamaica, NY, May 7-8
 
Discussant, Presidential Power and the Judicial System Panel, 1999 Annual Meeting of the New England Political Science Association, Providence, April 30-May 1
 
Chair and Discussant, Executive Leadership and Law Panel, 1998 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA, November 12-14
 
Discussant, The President as Legislative Leader Panel, 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, September 3-6
 
Chair and Discussant, Research on the Presidency Panel, 1998 Annual Meeting of the New York State Political Science Association, Albany, NY, May 8-9
 
Discussant, Presidential Relations with Congress Panel, 1998 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 23-25
 
Chair, Presidential Selection and Behavior Panel; Discussant, Presidents and Lawmaking Panel,
1998 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, Corpus Christi, TX, 
March 18-21
 
Distinguished Discussant, Education Policies in the New Millennium and the Role of Political Parties in the New Millennium Panels, 29th Annual Student Symposium, Center for the Study of the Presidency, Washington, DC, March 13-15, 1998
 
Chair, Presidential Psychology, Personality, and Ratings Panel; Discussant, The Process of 
Defense and Foreign Policy Panel, 1997 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political 
Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 13-15
 
Chair, The Impact of Divided Government Panel, 1997 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Norfolk, VA, November 5-8
 
Chair, The Transformation of Campaigns and Elections Network: Politics Panel, 1997 Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Washington, DC. October 16-19
 
Chair and Discussant, Historical Perspectives on Congress and the Presidency Panel, 1997 Annual Meeting of the New York State Political Science Association, New York, NY, April 18-19
 
Chair and Discussant, President and Congress: Success, Influence, and Torpedoes  Panel, 1997 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 10-12
 
Chair and Discussant, American Government Institutions Panel, 1997 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Elizabethtown, April 4-5
 
Distinguished Discussant, Divided Government and the Second Clinton Term and National Security Transition in a Changed World Panels, 28th Annual Student Symposium, Center for the Study of the Presidency, Washington, DC, March 14-16, 1997
 
Chair, External Influences on the Internal Workings of Congress Panel; Discussant, The Civil
Rights Presidency Panel, 1996 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association,
San Francisco, CA, August 28-September 1
 
Discussant, American Government Institutions: Executive-Congressional Relations Panel,
1996 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Easton, April 12-13
 
Distinguished Discussant, United States Foreign and Security Policies in the Post-Cold War Era and The Court: Relations with Congress and the Presidency Panels, 27th Annual Student Symposium, Center for the Study of the Presidency, Washington, DC, March 15-17, 1996
 
Chair, The Post-War City and National Politics Panel,  1995 Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, IL, November 16-19
 
Discussant, Congress, The President, and Divided Government and Presidents on Capitol Hill Panels, 1995 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, August 31-September 3
 
Discussant, American Government Institutions: The President, Congress, and Other "Newt" Issues in Legislative Behavior Panel, 1995 Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, Gettysburg, April 7-8
 
Discussant, Congress and Models of Rational Choice Panel, 1995 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, Dallas, TX, March 22-25
 
Distinguished Discussant, Presidential Leadership Panel, 26th Annual Student Symposium, Center for the Study of the Presidency, Washington, DC, March 24-26, 1995
 
Discussant, Issues in Presidential Elections Panel, 1994 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Providence, RI, November 10-12
 
Chair, The Political and Policy Consequences of Divided Government Panel; Discussant, 
Studying the Presidency: Methods and Assumptions Panel, 1994 Annual Meeting of the 
American Political Science Association, New York, NY, September 1-4
 
Distinguished Discussant, Presidential Leadership and Civil Rights Panels, 25th Annual Student
Symposium, Center for the Study of the Presidency, Washington, DC, March 18-20, 1994
 
Discussant, The Clinton Presidency Panel, 1994 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Albuquerque, NM, March 10-12
 
Chair and Commentator, Attitudinal Change During And After the Gulf War Panel, 1993 Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Baltimore, MD, November 4-7
 
Chair, The Modern American Presidency Panel, 1993 Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Political Science Association, Oshkosh, September 30-October 2
 
Discussant, Elections and Governance: The Presidential Connection Panel, 1993 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 2-5
 
Distinguished Discussant, Executive and Legislative Relations: Can We End the Gridlock? Panel, 24th Annual Student Symposium, Center for the Study of the Presidency, Washington, DC, March 19-21, 1993
 
Discussant, War, Politics and Southeast Asia Panel, Remembering Tet 1968 Conference, Salisbury, MD, November 18-21, 1992
 
Chair, The Presidency Panel 1992 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Providence, RI, November 12-14
 
Chair, Environmental Policies Panel, 1992 Annual Meeting of  the New York State Political Science Association, Buffalo, NY, April 24-24
 
Distinguished Discussant, Term Limits Panel, Twenty-Third Annual Student Symposium Center for the Study of the Presidency, Washington, DC, March 20-22, 1992
 
Discussant, Presidential Politics Panels 1992 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Austin, TX, March 18-21
 
Chair, Evaluation of Presidential Performance Panel, 1991 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 14-16
 
Distinguished Discussant, Constitutional Issues in an Electronic Age Panel, Twenty-Second Annual Student Symposium, Center for the Study of the Presidency, Washington, DC, March 22-24, 1991
 
Distinguished Discussant, Civil Rights, and Budget Panels, Twenty-First Annual Leadership Conference, Center for the Study of the Study of the Presidency, Austin, TX, October 26-28, 1990
 
Chair and Discussant, Minority Access to Politics Panel, 1990 Annual Meeting of the New York State Political Science Association, Albany, NY, April 20-21
 
Distinguished Discussant, Congress and the Presidency Panel, Twenty-First Annual Student Symposium, Center for the Study of the Presidency, Washington, DC, March 18-20, 1990
 
Distinguished Discussant, Creation of the Presidency Panel, Twentieth Annual Student Symposium, Center for the Study of the Presidency Washington, DC March 17-19, 1989