B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, December, 1975
Ph.D., Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington,
2008-present, University of Missouri Curators Teaching Professor, UM -- St. Louis
2001-2008, Professor, UM -- St. Louis
1998-2001, Chair, Political Science Department, UM
- St. Louis
1989-2001, Associate Professor, UM -- St. Louis
1983-1989, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
-- St. Louis
1981-1983, Assistant Professor, University of Texas
-- San Antonio
Areas of Specialization
American Institutions and Politics, Political History,
American Social and Economic Policy, Political Economy, U.S. Constitution, Environmental Politics,
Labor Politics, Policy Analysis, Missouri Politics
“The Progressive Era,” 8000 word
chapter for The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Social Policy, ed. Daniel
Béland, Christopher Howard, and Kimberly Morgan (Oxford University Press,
“The Battleground of American
Federalism,” 8000 word chapter for New Directions in American Politics,
ed. Ray La Raja (Routledge, forthcoming c. 2012)
“Federalism and American Political
Development,” 8000 word chapter for The Oxford Handbook of American
Political Development, ed. Robert Lieberman, Suzanne Mettler, and
Richard Valelly (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
Book manuscript project, "The
Environment and American Political Development"
Articles and Chapters
"Historical Institutionalism, Political
Development, and the Study of American Bureaucracy,” in Robert Durant, ed., The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy (Oxford University Press,
2010), pp. 25-51
"'Inventions of Prudence': The Development of the American
Policy Process," in Daniel Tichenor and Richard Harris, eds., A History of
the U.S. Political System: Ideas, Interests, and Institutions (ABC-CLIO,
2009), pp. 304-318
"A Pivotal Politician and Constitutional Design," in
American Political Science Review100:2(May, 2006), pp.
"Madison's Opponents and Constitutional Design," in
American Political Science Review 99:2 (May, 2005), pp.
"Bellwether Politics in in Missouri," in The Forum,
"American Federalism and the Politics of Regulation," in Evolving Federalisms: The Intergovernmental Balance of Power in America and
Europe (Campbell Public Affairs Institute, the Maxwell School at Syracuse
“Constituting a National
Interest: Madison Against the States' Autonomy,” in Samuel Kernell,
ed., James Madison: The Theory
and Practice of Republican Government
(Stanford University Press, 2003), pp. 184-216.
“The 1976 Election," in Ballard C.
Campbell and William Shade, eds., American Presidential Campaigns and
Elections (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2003), pp. 923-933.
"The American Model of Labor Market Policy;" in John Stephens and Evelyn Huber, eds.,
Models of Capitalism, (Penn
State University Press, 2002), pp. 413-438.
"Voluntarism against the Open Shop: Labor and Business
Strategies in the Battle for American Labor Markets," Studies
in American Political Development 13 (Spring, 1999): 146-185.
"Introduction: Loss of Confidence and Policy Change
in the 1970s," in Robertson, ed., Loss of Confidence, pp.
"Politics and the Past: History, Behavioralism, and
the Return to Institutionalism in American Political Science," in Eric
Monkkonen, ed., Engaging the Past: The Uses of History Across the
Social Sciences (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1994), pp.
"Public Policy and the States," in Stuart Nagel, ed.,
of Policy Studies, Second ed. New York and Basel: Marcel Dekker,
1994, pp. 221-247.
"The Return to History and the New Institutionalism
in Political Science," Social Science History 17:1 (Spring,
1993), pp. 1-36.
"The Politics of Policy Borrowing," in Something
Borrowed, Something Learned, edited by David Finegold, Laurel McFarland,
and William Richardson. Washington: Brookings Institution, 1993. Also in
Studies in Comparative Education, 2:2 (1992), pp. 25-49. Coauthored
with Jerold L. Waltman.
"Political Conflict and Lesson-Drawing," Journal
of Public Policy, 11:1 (1991), pp. 55-78.
"The Hidden Governments," chapter in Daniel Hellinger
and Dennis R. Judd, The Democratic Facade. Pacific Grove,
CA: Brooks/Cole; First ed., 1990, pp. 178-199; Second ed., 1993, pp. 221-248.
"The Covert Presidency," in John C. Shea, ed., Arguments
in American Politics. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole, 1990, pp.
"Planned Incapacity to Succeed? Policymaking Structure
and Policy Failure" Policy Studies Review 8:2 (Winter, 1989),
"The Bias of American Federalism: Political Structure
and the Development of America's Exceptional Welfare State in the Progressive
Era," Journal of Policy History 1:3 (July, 1989), pp. 261-291.
"Policy Entrepreneurs and Policy Divergence: John R.
Commons and William Beveridge," Social Service Review 62:3
(September, 1988), pp. 504-531.
"Governing and Jobs: America's Business-Centered Labor
Market Policy." Polity 20:3 (Spring, 1988), pp. 426-456.
"Urban Revitalization in the United States: Prisoner
of the Federal System." In Michael Parkinson and Dennis R. Judd (eds.),
the Cities: The U.K. Crisis and the U.S. Experience. Manchester,
United Kingdom: Manchester University Press, 1988, pp. 9-26; Boston: Scott,
Foresman/Little, Brown, 1988). Coauthored; Dennis R. Judd, lead author.
"Mrs. Thatcher's Employment Prescription: An Active
Neo-Liberal Labor Market Policy." Journal of Public Policy
6:3 (August, 1987), pp. 275-296.
"Labor Market Surgery, Labor Market Abandonment: The
Thatcher and Reagan Unemployment Remedies." In Jerold L. Waltman and Donley
T. Studlar (eds.), Political Economy: Public Policies in the United
States and Britain. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi,
1987, pp 69-97.
"Program Implementation versus Program Design: Which
Accounts for Policy 'Failure'?" Policy Studies Review3:3-4
(May, 1984), pp. 391-405.
Essay on “Labor’s Role in Politics,”
in American Business, Economic, and Labor History, ed. Melvyn
Dubofsky (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Essays on “Labor’s Role in Politics”
and “The National Labor Relations Board,” for The Oxford Encyclopedia of
American Political and Legal History, ed. Donald T. Critchlow
and Philip R. VanderMeer (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Essays on "The Executive Branch" and "The
Environmental Movement" for Encyclopedia of United States Political
History, Volume 6: 1946-1975 (CQ Press, 2010)
Essays on “Anti-Federalist/Federalist
Ratification Debate” and “The Great Compromise” in the Encyclopedia of the
Supreme Court of the United States, editor in chief David S. Tanenhaus
(Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson / Gale, forthcoming 2008).
Essay on “Cross of Gold” for the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd ed.,
editor in chief William A. Darity (Farmington Hills, MI:
Macmillan Reference, 2007)
Essay on “Government” in the Encyclopedia
of the New American Nation, editor-in-chief Paul Finkelman, 3 vols.
(Farmington, MI: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005)
Essay on “Employment and Training,” in
Poverty in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy,
ed. Gwendolyn Mink and Alice O’Connor, 2 vols. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO,
2004), Volume 1, pp. 282-285.
"Politics and History's Lessons," Polity, 32:3 (Spring, 2000), pp. 437-442.
"The Lessons of History in the Lessons of History,"
Review essay, Polity, 32:1 (Fall, 1999), pp. 145-152.
"The 'Unintended Consequences' of Public Policy Intentionality:
A Conceptual Minefield," Policy History Newsletter 3:1 (Summer,
1997), pp. 5-9. Coauthored with Donald T. Critchlow.
"Jobs and the Environment," in Robert Paehlke, ed.,The
Encyclopedia of Conservation and Environmentalism(New York: Garland
Publishing, 1995), pp. 380-381.
"John R. Commons," "United States Employment Service,"
"Robert F. Wagner," and "The Wagner-Peyser Act." In James S. Olson (ed.) Historical
Dictionary of the New Deal: From Inauguration to Preparation for War.
Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1985, pp. 93-4, 509-10, 519-23.
Fulbright Specialist in American Studies, Colombia, August ,
2010; worked with and presented lectures at La Universidad de los Andes
(Bogotá), La Universidad Nacional de Colombia
(Bogotá), and La Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla).
University of Missouri Curators' Teaching Professorship,
Mary Parker Follett Award for Best Article in
Politics and History, 2005, presented by the Politics and History Section of the
American Political Science Association (for “Madison’s Opponents and
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002
Emerson Electric Company Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002
Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001
Contributor a chapter on "Public Policy and the States"
to Stuart Nagel, ed., Encyclopedia of Policy Studies, Second
ed. (New York and Basel: Marcel Dekker, 1994) which won the Policy Studies
Organization's Aaron Wildvasky Award for the best book in policy studies.
Policy Studies Organization's Jeffrey L. Pressman Award
for the best article published in Policy Studies Review,
Policy Studies Organization's Jeffrey L. Pressman Award
for the best article published in Policy Studies Review,
Katherine C. Greenough Award for best doctoral dissertation
submitted to the Political Science Department, Indiana University, 1981.
Outstanding Teaching Award for Associate Instructors,
Department of Political Science, Indiana University, 1980-1981.
Selected Professional Service and Editorial Positions
Founding Member, Scholars Strategy Network
Chair, Publications Committee, American Political Science
Associate Editor, Journal of Policy History,
Editor, CLIO, Newsletter of the Politics
and History Section of the American Political Science Association, 1994-
International Panel of Editorial Advisors and Consultants for
the International Encyclopedia of Political Science, CQ Press, to be
published in 2008
Editorial Consultant on Environmental Policy, Encyclopedia of
Issues in U.S. Public Policy, Gale/Thomson (project suspended)
Founding member, American
Politics and History Initiative, May 2000
Political analyst, KSDK-TV,
Political commentary in over 450 appearances on
international, national and St. Louis
media, including BBC television and radio, Radio-Franc, PBS News Hour, C-Span, MSNBC, and local affiliates of NBC, CBS, and PBS
television and radio.
Quoted in The New York
Times, the Economist, the Guardian, the London Times,
Le Figaro, Le Monde, The New Republic, CQ Weekly Report, Time.com, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, theBoston
Globe, Newsday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Kansas City Star,
the Columbia Tribune, and
Consulting and Expert Witness service
Expert Witness on immigration and labor,
U.S. v. Luis Raul Garcia-Rodriquez, U.S. Federal District Court for the
Southern District of Illinois, 2003.
Employment Policy consultant, evaluation of St.
Louis County Department of Human Resources POWER program, 1990-1991.
Hagley Museum and Library, Research Grant-in-Aid, for
"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Business Representation in American Policy
Making," Summer, 1998.
UM-Research Board Grant, 1997-1998
Participant in UM-St. Louis Public Policy Research Centers
proposal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Environmental
Justice Community/University Partnership Grants Program.
Participated in Citizenship Education Clearinghouse
environmental education projects
Employment Policy Specialist, evaluation of St. Louis
County Department of Human Resources POWER program, 1990-1991.
Diane Brandt, “Policy Determinants
and Medicaid Managed Care,” defended November 2011.
Joseph Campbell, "Have Metropolitan Planning Organizations
Improved Regional Policy Making? The Cases of Kansas City and St. Louis,"
defended March, 2010.
Qiang Yan, "Political
Institutions and Regional Inequality in China: 1949 to 2005," Defended December,
Kobonbaev, “Why is Corruption Less Pervasive in the Baltic States than in
Central Asia?: Institutional Explanation with Particular Focus on Estonia and
Kyrgyzstan” defended May, 2008 (currently at the World Bank)
Shellagh Thomas, “Compliance with National Air
Pollution Control Policy in Metropolitan St. Louis,” defended November 2007.
Co-chair with Dennis R. Judd.
James C. Collard, "Tribal
– Municipal Cooperation in Oklahoma," defended November, 2006 (currently City
Manager, Stillwater, OK)
“Providing Access to Affordable Credit to the Poor: Evaluating the Effectiveness
of Credit Counseling for Building Assets,” defended April, 2006 (currently Assistant
Professor, Social Work, St. Louis University).
Susan G. Mason, "Metropolitan
Cooperation under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998," defended March, 2004
(currently Associate Professor, Boise State University)
Paul Clark, "Issue Definition and Issue
Fragmentation: The Policy Process and Gay Rights,” defended May, 2003. Co-chair
with Dennis R. Judd.
Lisa Panczer, "Women's Representation in the 103rd Congress," defended November, 2001.
Margaret DeWeese-Boyd, "Civil Society and Popular Governance:
Democracy in Hungary and the Czech Republic," defended December, 1998.
(Currently at Gordon College, Wenham, MA).
Glenn Hachey, "Explaining State Level RCRA Enforcement,"
defended August, 1996. (Currently an independent policy consultant).