Research & Scholarship

The work of our faculty makes possible the distinctive education in the liberal arts and sciences that our graduates attain. All of the College's achievements and aspirations spring in some way from faculty members' creativity, talent, and dedication in scholarship, teaching, and professional service. Recent faculty research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grants

Ambrosius, J. (Principal). "Course Development Grant." Sponsored by Office of the Provost, $1,000. (May 15, 2014 - August 15, 2014).

Ambrosius, J. (Principal). "Research Council Seed Grant." Sponsored by Research Council, $6,500. (May 15, 2014 - August 15, 2014).

Sponsored Research

Ambrosius, J. (Principal). "Jack Shand Research Award." Sponsored by Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, $5,000. (August 22, 2013 - Present).

Presentations

Invited Lectures or Addresses

Bilocerkowycz, J. M. "Political Democratization of Post-Communist States." European Regional Seminar, Wright-Patterson Air Force, Defense Institute of Security Management, Fairborn, OH. (Multiple dates, 2014).

Hudson, N. F. "Women and Peace Negotiations: Local and Global Perspectives." New Approaches to Gender Roles in Peacemaking, The Van Leer Institute, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. (June 16, 2014).

Martorano Miller, N. A. "Disappearing Quorums, Big Berthas and Critical Mass: Minority Party Obstruction in the States." The Rights of the Political Minority in America, Rothermere American Institute/University of Oxford/Pembroke College, Oxford, United Kingdom. (September 17, 2014).

Pautz, M. "Relying on the Little Giants: The Lilliputians and the Future of Environmental Regulation." Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (October 20, 2014).

Pautz, M. "The Lilliputians of Environmental Regulation: On the Front-lines of Environmental Regulation." Spotlight on Technology, Art, Research, and Scholarship, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, OH. (September 18, 2014).

Talbott, A. "Understanding and Combating Human Trafficking." Human Trafficking Awareness Night, Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH. (November 10, 2014).

Talbott, A. "Human Trafficking: Global to Local." Delta Kappa Gamma International, Delta Kappa Gamma, Beavercreek, OH. (November 1, 2014).

Talbott, A. "Human Trafficking." Faith Awareness and Action: An Interfaith Conference on Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence, Interfaith Coalition on Human Trafficking and domestic Violence, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (October 29, 2014).

Talbott, A. "Understanding Human Trafficking" #27 Million--Human Trafficking Youth Awareness, Kettering Fairmont High School, Trent Arena, Kettering, OH. (October 22, 2014).

Talbott, A. "Human Trafficking 101", Dayton Public Library, Belmont Library, Dayton, OH. (February 22, 2014).

Panels and Other

Birdsong, D. “Framing Foreign Policy: Presidential Rhetoric and Public Reaction”, 72nd Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (April 3, 2014).

Martorano Miller, N. A. "Governors and Executive Politics." American Political Science Association, American Political Science Association, Washington, DC. (August 28, 2014).

Martorano Miller, N. A. "Understanding Party Polarization in the States." State Politics and Policy Conference, Indiana University/Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis/Sage/CQ Press, Bloomington, IN. (May 16, 2014).

Martorano Miller, N. A. "Parties and Interest Groups in the States." Midwestern Political Science Association, Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (April 4, 2014).

Talbott, A., Richter, R. "Changing Attitudes and Awareness about Human Trafficking in Ohio." International Human Trafficking Prostitution and Sex Work Conference, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH. (September 19, 2014).

Watkins, D. "Freedom, Individuality and Identity." 2014 Annual Meeting, Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA. (November 14, 2014).

Papers

Ambrosius, J. "Does Religion Stand in the Way of Serious Space Exploration?" 2014 Annual Meeting, Religious Research Association, Indianapolis, IN. (November 1, 2014).

Ambrosius, J. "Multisite Megachurches: Motivated from Within or Without?" 2014 Annual Meeting, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Indianapolis, IN. (November 1, 2014).

Ambrosius, J. "Teaching and (Un)learning: Reflections on Teaching Public Policy Communication Skills to Political Science Undergraduates." 2014 Annual Meeting, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (April 11, 2014).

Ambrosius, J., Gilderbloom, J., Keating, D., Steele, W., Meares, W. "Forty Years of Rent Control: Reexamining the Impact of Moderate Rent Controls on New Jersey Cities After the Crash." 2014 Annual Meeting, Urban Affairs Association, San Antonio, TX. (March 28, 2014).

Ambrosius, J., Valenzano III, J. “People in hell want Slurpees": The Salvational Potential of Familial, Political, Religious, and Scientific Institutions on AMC’s The Walking Dead." 2014 Annual Meeting, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (April 11, 2014).

Bilocerkowycz, J. M. "Russia-China Relations: Strategic Partners, Allies or Rivals?" Annual Meeting, Social Science and Technology Conference, National Social Science Association, Las Vegas, NV. (April 15, 2014).

Birdsong, D. "Cable News: Audience Autonomy and Political Polarization." American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (August 28, 2014).

Birdsong, D. "Framing Foreign Policy: Presidential Rhetoric and Public Reaction." 72nd Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (April 3, 2014).

Ghere, R. K. "The State of Public-Sector Ethics in Malawi: A Pass-Fail Question?" 2014 Annual Conference of the American Society of Public Administration, American Society of Public Administration, Washington DC. (March 15, 2014).

Gilderbloom, J., Squires, G., Capek, S., Ambrosius, J., Meares, W. "Environmental Degradation, Place, and Premature Death." 2014 Annual Meeting, Urban Affairs Association, San Antonio, TX. (March 28, 2014).

Hudson, N. F. "Implementing 1325: Moving Beyond the Development of NAPs and RAPs to Outcomes and Impacts." International Symposium Challenging the “Women and Peace” Hypothesis, The Van Leer Institute, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. (June 17, 2014).

Hudson, N. F., Huber, L. "Women as National and International Police: Negotiating Spaces of Security at Home and in UN Peace Missions." Annual International Studies Association Conference, Toronto. (March 28, 2014).

Martorano Miller, N. A., Hamm, K. E., Hedlund, R. D. "Constrained Behavior: Understanding the Entrenchment of Legislative Procedure in American State Constitutional Law." American Political Science Association, American Political Science Association, Washington, DC. (August 29, 2014).

Martorano Miller, N. A., Hamm, K. E., Hedlund, R. D. "With One Hand Tied Behind Their Backs: Constitutional Entrenchment in State Legislatures." State Politics and Policy Conference, Indiana University/Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis/Sage/CQ Press, Bloomington, IN. (May 16, 2014).

Martorano Miller, N. A., Hamm, K. E., Hedlund, R. D. "With One Hand Tied Behind Their Backs: Explaining Constitutional and Statutory Entrenchment in State Legislatures." Midwestern Political Science Association, Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (April 5, 2014).

Pautz, M. "The Need for Collaborative Governance Between Environmental Regulators and the Regulated Community." Northeast Conference on Public Administration Annual Conference, Northeast Conference on Public Administration, Portsmouth, NH. (November 8, 2014).

Pautz, M. "The Intelligence Community in Film: The Portrayal of Civil Servants in Argo and Zero Dark Thirty." Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (April 5, 2014).

Pautz, M., Rinfret, S. R., Cook, J. "Understanding State Rulemaking Processes: Developing Fracking Rules in Colorado, New York, and Ohio." Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (April 3, 2014).

Pruce, J. "Constituencies of Compassion: Celebrity Benefit Concerts in Campaigns for Human Dignity." International Symposium on Sustainability and the Celebrity-Business-Development Nexus, Research Network on Celebrity and North-South Relations, Copenhagen, Denmark. (May 8, 2014).

Pruce, J. "The Strategic Logic of Media Advocacy: New Modalities of Information Politics in Human Rights." International Studies Association Annual Meeting, International Studies Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (March 22, 2014).

Steele, W., Ambrosius, J., Gilderbloom, J., Keating, D., Meares, W. "Forty Years of Rent Control: Reexamining the Impact of Moderate Rent Controls on New Jersey Cities After the Crash." 2014 Midwest Public Affairs Conference, Fort Wayne, IN. (April 1, 2014).

Watkins, D. "Insulation from Domination: Slavery, Freedom, and Democracy." 2014 Annual Conference, Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA. (November 13, 2014).

Watkins, D. "Nondomination in the workplace and neorepublican democracy." 2014 Annual Conference, Western Political Science Association, Seattle, WA. (April 17, 2014).

Watkins, D. "Borderlands: A Missing Concept on the Conceptual Map of Political Theories of Immigration." place, (dis)place, and citizenship, Center for the Study of Citizenship, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. (March 21, 2014).

Watkins, D., Lemieux, S. E. "The role of Veto Points in Democratic Theory: Federalism and Judicial Review compared." 2014 Annual Meeting, New York Political Science Association, New York, NY. (April 25, 2014).

Watkins, D., Talbott, A. "The Problem of State Intervention in Post-Abolition Slavery." Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE. (October 10, 2014).

Posters

Watkins, D. "Implementing Freedom as Nondomination: the Role of Republican State Actors." 2014 Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association, Washington, DC. (September 1, 2014).

Workshops

Talbott, A. "Early Childhood Prevention of Human Trafficking." National Educators Meet Up, National Educators to Stop Trafficking, Teleconference. (December 9, 2014).

Published Intellectual Contributions

Books

Ingram, J. L. (2014), Criminal Evidence, 12th Edition (12th, pp. 1,000 pages). 225 Wyman Street, Waltham, Massachusetts, 02451: Elsevier-Anderson Publishing.

Rinfret, S. R., Pautz, M. (2014), US Environmental Policy in Action: Practice & Implementation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

Pautz, M. (2014). Environmental Regulation. In Steel, B. S. (Ed.), Science and Politics: An A to Z Guide to Issues and Controversies (pp. 180-185). Washington DC: CQ Press.

Pautz, M., Rinfret, S. R. (2014). The Regulatory Interactions of Front-line Environmental Regulators. In Wentz, J., L. P. (Eds.), Next Generation Environmental Compliance (pp. 55-78). Washington, DC: Environmental Law Institute.

Pruce, J. (2014). In Andreopoulos, G., Arat, Z. F. Kabasakal (Eds.), Constituencies of Compassion: The Politics of Human Rights and Consumerism (pp. 301-331). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Reviews

Ambrosius, J. (2014), Review of the book God Talk: Experimenting with the Religious Causes of Public Opinion, by Paul A. Djupe and Brian R. Calfano (4th ed., vol. 76). New York, NY: The Journal of Politics.

Pruce, J. (2015)., Review of The Breakthrough: Human Rights in the 1970s, edited by Jan Eckel and Samuel Moyn, and Human Rights and Transnational Solidarity in Cold War Latin America, edited by Jessica Stites Mor (1st ed.,, vol. 12). Bloomington, IN: Perspectives on Politics.

Journal Articles

Ambrosius, J., Gilderbloom, J. (2014). Who’s Greener? Comparing Urban and Suburban Residents’ Environmental Behaviour and Concern. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.

Hudson, N. F., Goetz, A. M. (2014). Too Much That Can’t Be Said. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 16(2).

Pautz, M. (2015). "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty": Film, Government, and Audiences. PS: Political Science & Politics, 48(1), 120-128.

Pautz, M. (2014). Civil Servants on the Silver Screen: The Depiction of Government in American and Australian Cinema. International Journal of Public Administration, 37(3), 141-154.

Rinfret, S. R., Cook, J. J., Pautz, M. (2014). Developing Fracking Rules in Colorado, New York, and Ohio: Understanding State Rulemaking Processes. Review of Policy Research, 31(2), 88-104.

Newspaper

Bilocerkowycz, J. M. (2014). Op Ed., What is the Future of NATO. Dayton, OH: Dayton Daily News.

Bilocerkowycz, J. M. (2014). Op Ed., Putin's moves in Ukraine show he's no great strategist. Dayton, OH: Dayton Daily News.

Bilocerkowycz, J. M. (2014). Op Ed., What Putin really wants with Ukraine. Dayton, OH: Dayton Daily News.

Other

Ambrosius, J. (2014). Blog Post., What Does it Mean to be ‘Pro-Science’? (and Why it Matters for Space Exploration). Grand Rapids, MI: The BioLogos Forum: Science and Faith in Dialogue. biologos.org/blog/what-does-it-mean-to-be-pro-science-and-why-it-matters-for-space-exploratio

Ingram, J. L. (2014). Instructional Software, PowerPoint Slides for Criminal Evidence, 12th. Waltham, MS.

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