David Brian Robertson
Department of Political Science, University
of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4499
Phone, 314-516-5855; Fax, 314-516-7236;
e-mail: DaveRobertson@umsl.edu; Twitter: @daverobertsonMO
Book, Article and Chapter Projects
Founding member, American Politics and History Initiative, May 2000
Political analyst, KSDK-TV, 2000-present; 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, the Boston Globe, Newsday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Kansas City Star, the Columbia Tribune, and other papers.
Selected Public Talks
Talk on “The Political Landscape, 2013” for the Lifelong Learning Institute, Washington University (9/24/13, 11:00-12:00 pm)
Talk on “The Original Compromise: What the Constitution’s Framers were Really Thinking,” U.S. National Archives, Washington, DC, 9/19/13 (12:00-1:30) http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/38975343
Talk on “Federalism” for visitors from the Moscow School of Political Studies, UMSL (5/16/13, 9:15-10:15)
Talk on The Politics of Climate Change, Sierra Club of Eastern Missouri, Litzinger School, Ladue (2/28/13)
Talk on 2012 election results, Creve Coeur Township Democratic Club, Thornhill Library, 11/13/12 (7:30 – 9)
Talk and discussion panelist, “Who Will Win?: Predicting the Election,” School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe (11/1/12)
Panelist, Missouri Bar- Higher Education Channel (HEC) Constitution Day panel on presidential power, Whitehaven (9/16/11)
Talk on “2010 & 2012 Elections – Local and National,” Pachyderm Club, Trattoria Brianca, Frontenac (12/10/10, 12-1:30 pm)
Talk on “The Political Landscape, 2010,” Missouri Science and Technology University, Rolla (10/19/10, 3:30-4:30)
Talk on “The ABCs of American Politics,” in a class on Introduction to Comparative Politics, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia (8/11/10, 2-3:30)
Talk on the 2010 elections, for the West County Republicans, Chesterfield City Hall (3/11/10), 7:30-8:45
Keynote speech, "Environment and Politics: The Impact of the Upcoming Elections," 16th Annual Environmental Conference at the Lake, July 31, 2008, Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, Missouri. Sponsored by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.
Presentation for Teaching American History Grant: "The Impact of War on Democracy," St. Clair County Regional Office of Education, Belleville, IL (February 8, 2008)
Talk on “The United States Constitution: What Were its Authors Thinking?” and guest speaker in political science, philosophy, and history classes at Salisbury State University, Salisbury Maryland (October 4-
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.
Grants, Fellowships and Consulting
Introduction to American Politics Introduction to Labor Studies Public Administration The Politics of Business Regulation Environmental Politics Congressional Politics The American Presidency Introduction to Public Policy Honors Seminar on The Constitution and American Political Development Honors Seminar on Federalism and American Political Development Comparative Public Policy Senior Seminar in Political Science