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Brian D. Posler <email@example.com>
|Address:||Dept. of Political Science
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, Illinois 62522
|List Affiliations:||Former Review Editor for H-Teachpol
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Political History / Studies
BRIAN D. POSLER
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
1184 WEST MAIN STREET
DECATUR, IL 62522 (217) 362-6412
Ph.D. Rice University, Political Science, 1997.
Dissertation: "Reaping the Gains of the Organizational Party: Delegation to Party Leaders in the U.S. House", Dr. Rick Wilson, advisor.
M.A. Rice University, Political Science.
B.A. Cornell College. 1992. Dual major in Politics and in American History. With distinction.
AREAS OF TEACHING AND SPECIALIZATION
American Governmental Institutions
The U.S Congress; State and Local Politics; The American Presidency;
Introductory American Government; Political Parties and Interest Groups;
Active Citizenship; Campaigns and Elections;
Research Design; Statistics; Public Policy Analysis;
Assistant Professor, Millikin University 1997-present
The American Political System, Congress and the Presidency, Quantitative Methods of Political Research, Parties and Interest Groups, Campaigns and Elections, Mass Political Behavior, State and Local Politics, Public Policy Analysis, Active Citizenship, Reel Politics
Lecturer, University of Texas at Tyler, 1996-97
American Constitutional Development, Congress and Legislation, The American
Presidency, Western Political Theory, Antiquity to the Renaissance, Texas Government and Politics
Instructor, Houston Community College, Department of Government, 1993, 1994
American Government: National, State and Local
Under Review: "leadership Selection in the Illinois House" with Paul Folger.
"Speaker of the House", "Filibuster", "Cloture", "Ways and Means Committee" Four entries in the edited volume, Dictionary of American History, Scribner's and Sons. Forthcoming.
"Veto Powers in Four Midwestern States," with Kristin Feltes, Illinois Political Science Review Volume 6: 1, Fall 2000.
"Recruiting the New Professor: Graduate Schools and Preparation" with Michelle D. Deardorff and Robert C. McIntire. The Political Science Educator, issue 2, July 2000.
"Pre-leadership Signaling in the U.S. House," with Carl M. Rhodes, Legislative Studies Quarterly, August 1997.
"Texas," with Daniel S. Ward, in State Party Profiles: A 50 State Guide to Development, Organization, and Archival Resources, Appleton and Ward, eds., Congressional Quarterly Press, 1997.
"Comparing the Old and New Congress: How Open is the Debate?" 1995. APSA Legislative Studies Section Newsletter 19: #1.
"New Guides to Congress" 1994. APSA Legislative Studies Section Newsletter 17: #2.
"1994 Congressional Election Outlook: Targeted House Incumbents," 1993, with Robert Hogan, APSA Legislative Studies Section Newsletter 17: #1.
Review of Kolodny, Pursuing Majorities: Congressional Campaign Committees in American Politics, in American Review of Politics, forthcoming.
Review of Binder and Smith, Politics or Principle: Filibustering in the U.S. Senate, in Congress and the Presidency, 1998.
Review of Sinclair, Legislators, Leaders, and Lawmaking: The U.S. House of Representatives in APSA Legislative Studies Section Newsletter 18, #2, 1995.
Review of Harris, Deadlock or Decision: The United States Senate and the Rise of National Politics, in APSA Legislative Studies Section Newsletter 17, #1, 1993
Review of Wilson and Jillson, Congressional Dynamics: Structure, Coordination, and Choice in the First American Congress, 1774-1789 in APSA Legislative Studies Section Newsletter 18, #1, 1994.
Review of Van Der Slik, One for All and All for Illinois, in APSA Legislative Studies Section Newsletter 18, #1, 1994
Served as Manuscript Reviewer for: St. Martin's Press, Westview Press, and Houghton Mifflin.
Chair and Discussant of a panel entitled Use of Political Simulations, at the 2002 Midwest Political Science Association annual meetings, to be held in Chicago, April 2002.
Chair of "Faith-Based Initiatives in Schools" panels at House-Senate Majority Faith-Based Summit, held at the U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C., April 2001.
"The Role of 'Major' in Political Science Assessment: Recruitment, Rigor, and Rolodex" with Michelle D. Deardorff and Robert C. McIntire, presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September, 2000. This paper won the award for best paper in the Undergraduate Education Section of the APSA.
"Dropping the Hammer: When Do Governors Veto?" presented at the 2000 Midwest Political Science annual meetings, Chicago, April 2000.
Chair of a panel entitled "Divided Government" at the 2000 Midwest Political Science annual meetings, held in Chicago, April 2000.
"The Incidence and Effectiveness of Midwestern State Vetoes", with Kristen Feltes, presented at the 1999 Illinois Political Science Association annual meetings, held in Chicago, November 1999.
"Leadership Selection in the Illinois General Assembly", with Paul Folger, paper presented at the 1998 Illinois Political Science Association annual meetings, held in Springfield, November 1998.
Chair and Discussant of a panel, entitled "Illinois Politics and Policy", at the 1998 Illinois Political Science Association annual meetings, held in Springfield, November 1998.
"Party Voting in the Illinois House", paper presented at the 1998 annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, in Boston, Massachusetts, September 2-5, 1998
Chair and Discussant of a panel, entitled the "Representation of Minority Interests in Congress", at the 1998 Midwest Political Science Association Annual meeting held in Chicago in April 1998.
"What makes a Vote Important? The Reputations of Bills in the U.S. House", paper presented at the 1998 Midwest Political Science Association Annual meeting held in Chicago in April 1998.
"Millikin University's Department of Political Science: Recruitment, Rigor, and Rolodex" with Robert C. McIntire and Michelle D. Deardorff. Presented at the 1998 Midwest Political Science Association Annual meeting held in Chicago, April 1998.
"The Ace Up Your Sleeve: Partisan Use of Restrictive Rules in the U.S. House". Presented at the 1997 annual meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association, in Chicago, Illinois, April 10-12.
"Stacking the Deck: Appointment of Conferees by Party Leaders in the U.S. House". Presented at the 1996 annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, in San Francisco, California, August 28-31.
"Take Us To Your Leader: Anchors Vs Middlemen in the U.S. House" with Carl M. Rhodes. Presented at the 1995 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Dallas, Texas, March 22-25.
"Conference Committees: How Bills Get There" with Patrick J. Moriarty. Presented at the 1994 annual meetings of the Southwestern Political Science Association, in San Antonio, Texas, on March 30-April 3, 1994