Political Science faculty are well-known for their cutting-edge research and professional expertise. Much of their work appears in professional journals and edited collections. As important, they pride themselves on teaching excellence.
Dr. Melanie J. Blumberg
1. “Party-on-the-Periphery: The 2008 Presidential Campaign in Mahoning County,” with William C. Binning, John C. Green, and Sarah K. Lewis. 2010. In The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of American Political Parties 6th ed. John C. Green and Daniel Coffee (Eds.). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
2. “The Pennsylvania Twelfth Congressional District: The Story of Three Simultaneous Campaigns,” with B. Kirk Holman. 2007. In Roads to Congress: 2006. Sunil Ahuja and Robert Dewhirst (Eds.). Huntington, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
3. “The 2006 Pennsylvania Senate Race: An Incumbent Out of Touch,” with William C. Binning and John C. Green. 2007. In Roads to Congress: 2006. Sunil Ahuja and Robert Dewhirst (Eds.). Huntington, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
4. “AASCU Survey of Member Schools, September 2005.” 2006. In Electoral Voices: Engaging Students in Elections. An American Democracy Project Best Practices Guide. Washington, DC: American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
5. “The [Un]coordinated Campaign: The Battle for Mahoning County, Ohio,” with William C. Binning and John C. Green. 2006. In The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties 5th ed. John C. Green and Daniel Coffey (Eds.). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
6. “The Democratization of Higher Education in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden: A Cross-National Study of Post-War Reforms.” April 1988. Chicago, IL: Midwest Meeting of the International and Comparative Education Society, October 17- 18, 1986. ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. HE 020 967.
Dr. Craig A. Smith
1. “Debunking Douglas: The Case Against Writing Majority & Minority Opinions,” Journal of Supreme Court History [forthcoming]
2. “Tom Clark Under Fire: The Consequences of Congressional Investigations of Supreme Court Justices.” Chapter in Scandals! Edited by Alison Dagnes and Mark Sachleben, 87-125. Bloomsbury, 2014.
3. “Tom Clark Under Fire: The Consequences of Congressional Investigations of Supreme Court Justices.” Journal of Supreme Court History 38, no. 2 (2013): 139-67.
4. “Strained Relations: Justice Charles Evans Whittaker and His Law Clerks.” Chapter in In Chambers: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices, edited by Todd Peppers and Artemus Ward, 243-60. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012.
5. “Spreading the Wealth: Justice Tom Clark’s Wide-ranging Efforts to Open the Doors of the Law Clerk Ranks.” Journal of Supreme Court History 36, no. 2 (2011): 129-58.
6. “Thwarting the Court: An historical perspective on efforts to undermine the Supreme Court’s school prayer decisions and their effects on religious minorities.” In The Role of Religion in 21st century Public Schools, edited by Steven P. Jones and Eric Sheffield, 127-48. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.
7. Failing Justice: Charles Evans Whittaker on the Supreme Court. Jefferson, N. C.: McFarland and Company, 2005.