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Political Science

Varner Hall, Room 418
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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(248) 370-2352

Political Science

Varner Hall, Room 418
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
(248) 370-2352

David Dulio

A headshot of David Dulio.

Title:
Professor
Office: 417 Varner Hall
Phone: (248) 370-2523
E-mail:
ddulio@oakland.edu

David A. Dulio is Professor of Political Science Department and Director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Oakland University. He teaches courses on campaigns and elections, Congress, political parties, interest groups, and other areas of American politics. Dulio has published eleven books, with two of his most recent being Michigan Government, Politics and Policy and Campaigns from the Ground Up.  He has written dozens articles and book chapters on subjects ranging from the role of professional consultants in U.S. elections to campaign finance.  Dulio is also a former American Political Science Congressional Fellow on Capitol Hill where he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives Republican Conference for former US Rep. J.C. Watts, Jr. (R-OK).

Curriculum Vita

Academic Appointments
Chair, Department of Political Science, Oakland University, 2010 – present
Professor, Department of Political Science, Oakland University, 2012 – present
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Oakland University, 2007 – 2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Oakland University, 2002 – 2007
American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, 2001 – 2002

Education
Ph.D. in Political Science, American University, 2001 Fields of Study: American Politics, Public Administration, Methodology
M.A. in Political Science, American University, 1999
B.A. in Political Science and Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1995

Publications

Books:

Campaigns from the Ground Up: State House Campaigns in a National Perspective (Boulder: Paradigm, forthcoming 2015), with John S. Klemanski and Michael Switalski.

Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Riding the Wave (New York: Routledge, 2011), edited with Randall E. Adkins.

Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense (New York: Routledge, 2010), edited with Randall E. Adkins.

Diversity in Contemporary American Politics and Government (New York: Pearson Longman Publishers, 2009), edited with John S. Klemanski and Erin O’Brien.

The Mechanics of State Legislative Campaigns (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Press, 2006), with John S. Klemanski.

Vital Signs: Perspectives on the Health of American Campaigning (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2005), with Candice J. Nelson.

For Better or Worse? How Political Consultants Are Changing Elections in the United States (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2004).

Shades of Gray: Perspectives on Campaign Ethics (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2002), edited with Candice J. Nelson and Stephen K. Medvic.

Crowded Airwaves: Campaign Advertising in Elections (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000), edited with James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson.

Journal Articles:

“527 Committees, Formal Parties, and Party Adaptation,” The Forum vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 137– 156, with Richard Skinner and Seth Masket. (refereed)

“All Foreign Policy is (Partly) Local: Foreign Policy Issues in the 2000, 2002 and 2004 Congressional Campaigns,” Foreign Policy Analysis, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 267-278 with Peter F. Trumbore.

“New Media and Political Marketing in the United States: 2012 and Beyond,” Journal of Political Marketing, vol. 11, pp. 95-119, with Terri L. Towner.

“527 Committees and the Party Network,” American Politics Research, vol. 40, no. 1 (January 2012), pp. 60 - 84, with Richard Skinner and Seth Masket.

“Lady Luck? Women Political Consultants in U.S. Congressional Elections,” Journal of Political Marketing, vol. 10 (2011), no. 3, pp. 251-274, with Sarah E. Brewer and Costas Panagopoulos.

“An Experiment of Campaign Effects during the YouTube Election,” New Media & Society vol. 13, no. 4 (June 2011), pp. 626-644, with Terri L. Towner.

“The Web 2.0 Election: Does the Online Medium Matter?” Journal of Political Marketing, vol. 10, no 1-2 (January-June 2011), pp. 165-188, with Terri L. Towner.

“Incumbency is No Advantage: Michigan’s 7th Congressional District,” The American Review of Politics, vol. 30 (Summer 2009), pp. 189-212, with John S. Klemanski.

“Fighting ‘Change’ in Congressional Campaigns,” The American Review of Politics, vol. 30 (Summer 2009), pp. 107-114, with Randall E. Adkins.

“Running on Iraq or Running from Iraq? Conditional Issue Ownership in the 2006 Midterm Elections,” Political Research Quarterly, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 230-243, with Peter F. Trumbore.

“The Permanent Campaign in the White House: Evidence from the Clinton Administration,” White House Studies, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 301-317, with Stephen K. Medvic.

“Political Party Adaptation in U.S. Congressional Campaigns: Why Political Parties Use Coordinated Expenditures to Hire Political Consultants,” Party Politics, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 729- 746, with Robin Kolodny.

“The More Things Change the More Things Stay the Same: Campaign Finance Reform in the United States,” Talking Politics, vol. 13, no. 1 (Winter 2001), p. 119-125, with Colton C. Campbell and Robert P. Watson. [Reprinted in Integrity in Politics [Switzerland] (e-journal), Vol. 1, No. 3, 2001: 3-14.]

“America’s Two-Party System: Friend or Foe?” Administrative Law Review, vol. 52, no. 2 (Spring 2000), p. 769-792, with James A. Thurber.

“Untangled Web: Internet Use During the 1998 Election,” PS: Political Science and Politics, vol. 32, no. 1 (March 1999), p. 53-59, with James A. Thurber and Donald L. Goff.

Book Chapters:

“Republican Strategies and Tactics in the 2012 Primary and General Elections,” in James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson (eds.) Campaigns and Elections American Style 4th ed. (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2014), pp. 283-313, with John S. Klemanski.

“The Web 2.0 Election: Does the Online Medium Matter?” Journal of Political Marketing, vol. 10, no. 1-2 (January-June 2011), pp. 165-188, with Terri L. Towner, reprinted in Costas Panagopoulos (ed.), Strategy, Money and Technology in the 2008 Presidential Election (New York: Routledge, 2011), pp. 258-281.

“Schauer vs. Walberg in Michigan’s Seventh Congressional District: Money Helps Create the Wave,” in Randall E. Adkins and David A. Dulio (eds.) Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Riding the Wave (New York: Routledge, in press), with Randall E. Adkins.

“Riding the Wave,” in Randall E. Adkins and David A. Dulio (eds.) Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Riding the Wave (New York: Routledge, in press), with Randall E. Adkins.

“The Wave Recedes, but Which Way Will the Tide Turn?” in Randall E. Adkins and David A. Dulio (eds.) Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Riding the Wave (New York: Routledge, in press), with Randall E. Adkins.

“The Web 2.0 Election: Voter Learning in the 2008 Presidential Campaign,” in Lynda Lee Kaid and John Allen Hendricks (eds.) Techno-Politics in Presidential Campaigning: New Voices, New Technologies, and New Voters (New York: Routledge, 2011), pp. 22-43, with Terri L. Towner.

“Consultants, Political,” in George Thomas Kurian (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Political Science (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2011), pp. 325-326.

“The Impact of Political Consultants,” in Stephen C. Craig and David B. Hills (eds) Electoral Challenge: Theory Meets Practice, 2nd ed. (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2011), pp. 243-270.

“What Do We Expect from Our Elections?” in Beryl A. Radin and Joshua M. Chanin (eds.) What Do We Expect From Our Government? (Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2010), pp. 177-194.

“Sinking in ‘The Perfect Storm’: Knollenberg vs. Peters in Michigan’s Ninth Congressional District,” in Randall E. Adkins and David A. Dulio (eds.) Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense (New York: Routledge, 2010), pp. 25-42, with John S. Klemanski.

“Playing Defense in a Year of Change,” in Randall E. Adkins and David A. Dulio (eds.) Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense (New York: Routledge, 2010), pp. 1-24, with Randall E. Adkins.

“The Goal Line Stand,” in Randall E. Adkins and David A. Dulio (eds.) Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense (New York: Routledge, 2010), pp. 231-246, with Randall E. Adkins.

“Madness in Michigan: A Microcosm of Elections American Style,” in James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson (eds.) Campaigns and Elections American Style, 3rd ed. (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2009), pp. 269-304.

“The Media and Public Opinion,” in Mark Rozell, (ed.) Media Power, Media Politics, 2nd ed. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), pp. 233-254 with Stephen K. Medvic.

“The Permanent Campaign in the United States,” in Dennis W. Johnson (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Political Management (New York: Routledge, 2008), pp. 83-97 with Terri Towner.

“Organizational Strength and Campaign Professionalism in State Parties,” in John C. Green and Daniel J. Coffee (eds.,) State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties, 5th ed. (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007), pp. 199-216, with R. Sam Garrett.

“Party Crashers? The Relationship Between Political Consultants and Political Parties,” in Richard S. Katz and William Crotty, (eds.) Handbook on Political Parties (London: Sage Press, 2006), pp. 348-358.

“The Effects of Political Consultants,” in Stephen C. Craig, (ed.) The Electoral Challenge: Theory Meets Practice (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2006), pp. 183-202.

“Untangled the Web: Internet Use During the 1998 Election,” in David A. Rochefort (ed.) Quantitative Methods in Practice: Readings From PS (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2006), pp. 5 132-143. [originally published in PS: Political Science and Politics, vol. 32, no. 1 (March 1999), p. 53-59, with James A. Thurber and Donald L. Goff]

“Strategic and Tactical Decisions in Campaigns,” in Paul S. Herrnson, (ed.) CQ's Guide to Political Campaigns (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press 2005), pp. 231-243.

“Congress Adequately Represents the Interests of Most Americans,” in Robert P. Watson, (ed.) Debating the Issues: American Government and Politics (New York: Longman, 2004), pp. 118- 121.

“Campaigning with the Internet: The View From Below,” in James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson, (eds.) Campaigns and Elections American Style 2e. (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2004), pp. 173-194, with Erin O’Brien.

“Inside the War Room: Political Consultants in Modern Campaigns,” in Robert P. Watson and Colton C. Campbell, (eds.) Campaigns and Elections: Issues, Concepts, and Cases (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2003), p. 17-29.

“The Symbiotic Relationship between Political Parties and Political Consultants: Partners Past, Present and Future,” in John C. Green and Rick Farmer, (eds.) The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties, 4th ed. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), p.215-224, with James A. Thurber.

“The Media and Public Opinion,” in Mark Rozell, (ed.) Media Power, Media Politics (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), p. 207-233, with Stephen K. Medvic.

“Campaigning Along the Information Highway,” in James A. Thurber and Colton C. Campbell, (eds.) Congress, the Internet, and Deliberative Democracy (Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2003), p. 11-30, with Colton C. Campbell.

“Campaign Ethics: Approaching the Issue,” in Candice J. Nelson, Stephen K. Medvic, and David A. Dulio, (eds.) Shades of Gray: Perspectives on Campaign Ethics (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2002), p. 1-17, with Candice J. Nelson and Stephen K. Medvic.

“Political Consultants: Hired Guns or Gatekeepers of Democracy?,” in Candice J. Nelson, Stephen K. Medvic, and David A. Dulio, eds., Shades of Gray: Perspectives on Campaign Ethics (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2002), p. 75-97, with Candice J. Nelson and Stephen K. Medvic.

“Introduction,” in Thurber, Nelson and Dulio eds., Crowded Airwaves: Campaign Advertising in Elections (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000), p. 1-9, with James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson.

“Summary and Conclusions,” in Thurber, Nelson and Dulio, (eds), Crowded Airwaves: Campaign Advertising in Elections (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000), p. 170-179, with James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson.

“Portrait of Campaign Consultants,” in James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson, (eds.) Campaign Warriors: Campaign Consultants in Elections (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000), p. 10-36, with James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson.

Other publications:

“Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” Oakland Journal, no. 16, Winter 2009, pp. 11-22.

“The Democrats are Back in Charge, So What?” Oakland Journal, no. 12, Winter 2007, pp. 21- 38, with Peter F. Trumbore.

“Teaching about the Electoral College,” Social Education, vol. 68, no. 5 (September 2004), pp. 318-320, with the staff from the National Student Parent Mock Election.

“The Increasing Role of Consultants with State Party Organizations,” Campaigns & Elections, vol. 23, no. 9 (September 2002), p. 12-13, with Robin Kolodny, Candice J. Nelson and James A. Thurber.

“Where Do Voters Get Their Political Information?,” Campaigns & Elections, vol. 22, no. 2 (April 2001), p. 9, with Erin O’Brien and James A. Thurber.

“Internet Campaigning: Should Candidates Even Bother With It?,” Roll Call, vol. 46, no. 59 (February 26, 2001), p.8, with Erin O’Brien and James A. Thurber.

“Producing Negative Ads: Consultant Survey,” Campaigns & Elections, vol. 21, no. 7 (August 2000), p. 56, with Robin Kolodny, and James A. Thurber.

“Citizens’ Attitudes Toward Campaigns and Campaigners,” Votes & Opinions, vol. 3, no. 2 (June/July 2000), p. 18-19, with Stephen K. Medvic, James A. Thurber, and Candice J. Nelson.

“Consultants on Candidates: Survey Taps Surprising Attitudes” Campaigns & Elections, vol. 21, no. 4 (May 2000), p. 48 and 61, with Robin Kolodny and James A. Thurber.

“Improving Campaign Conduct: Ethics, Consultants, and Elections,” Vox Pop, vol. 18, no. 3 (March 2000), p. 1-3, with Robin Kolodny, James A. Thurber, and Candice J. Nelson.

“Industry Portrait: Political Consultants,” Campaigns & Elections, vol. 20, no. 6 (July 1999), p. 26-28 and 71, with James A. Thurber.

Conference Presentations:

“The History of Campaign Finance Regulation and What it Means Going Forward,” presentation at the University of Denver Strategic Issues Program, Denver CO, November 14, 2012.

“The Impact of Party Rules on the 2012 GOP Primary,” presentation at the conference on “Generations: Rethinking Age and Citizenship,” Center for the Study of Citizenship, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, March 30, 2012.

“Feeding the 527s: Party Committees as a Training Ground for 527 Staff,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, March 30-April 3, 2011, Chicago, IL, with Seth E. Masket and Richard M. Skinner.

“All Foreign Policy is Local (Mostly): Foreign Policy Issues in the 2002 and 2004 Congressional Campaigns,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association, Montreal, QC, Canada, March 16-19, 2011, with Peter F. Trumbore.

“Sinking in ‘The Perfect Storm’: Knollenberg vs. Peters in Michigan’s Ninth Congressional District,” presentation as part of a roundtable discussion on the 2008 congressional elections at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September 3-6.

“The Web 2.0 Election: Does the Online Medium Matter?” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 22-25, 2010, with Terri L. Towner.

“See How They Run: Congressional Candidates’ Use of Foreign Policy Issues in Campaign Advertising,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA, February 17-20, 2010, with Peter F. Trumbore.

“The Web 2.0 Election: Voter Learning in the 2008 Presidential Campaign,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, January, 6-9, 2010, with Terri L. Towner.

“527 Committees and the Political Party Network,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 3-6, 2009, with Richard M. Skinner and Seth E. Masket.

“527 Committees and the Political Party Network,” paper presented at the Harvard Political Networks Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 12, 2009, with Seth E. Masket and Richard M. Skinner.

“527s and the Political Party Network,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2, 2009, with Richard M. Skinner and Seth E. Masket.

“An Experiment of Campaign Effects during the YouTube Election,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2, 2009, with Terri L. Towner and Stephanie Pazdro.

“What Do We Expect from our Elections?,” paper presented at American University’s School of Public Affairs 75th Anniversary Conference, Washington, D.C., March 27, 2009.

“Running on Foreign Policy: Examining the Role of Foreign Policy Issues in the 2000, 2002 and 2004 Congressional Campaigns,” paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, February 15, 2009, with Peter F. Trumbore.

“The Battle for Power: Issues, Politics and Strategy in the 2006 and 2008 Elections,” presentation at the President’s Colloquium, Oakland University, October 27, 2008, with Peter F. Trumbore.

“527s and the Political Party Network,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 28-31, 2008, with Richard M. Skinner and Seth E. Masket.

“Running on Iraq, Running from Iraq: Deliberate Priming in the 2006 Midterm Elections,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 12-14, 2007, with Peter F. Trumbore.

“Vital Signs: Perspectives on the Health of American Campaigning,” part of “Authors at Oakland” where two faculty who wrote books in the past two years were selected to talk about their work. March 29, 2006, Kresge Library, Oakland University, Rochester, MI.

“Campaign Professionalism and Organizational Strength in the State Parties,” paper presented at “The State of the Parties: 2004 & Beyond,” The Ray C. Bliss Center, University of Akron, Akron, OH, October 5-7, 2005, with R. Sam Garrett.

“The Effects of Political Consultants in American Elections,” paper presented at “Studying Politics: What We Know and What We Don’t Know about Campaigns and Elections,” Political Campaigning Program at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, February 25, 2005.

“Lady Luck? Women Political Consultants in Congressional Campaigns,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, January 6-8, 2005 New Orleans, LA, with Sarah Brewer and Costas Panagopolous.

“The 2004 Presidential Campaign in the United States: Highlights and Lowlights,” presentation at the conference on Political Communication in a Global World: Strategies and Innovations in a Dialogue with the Citizenry, sponsored by the Konrad Adenaur Foundation, Mainz, Germany, October 7-8, 2004.

“Ethics in the 2004 Presidential Campaign,” presentation at the “Campaign Consulting and American Elections” conference, American University, Washington, D.C., June 4, 2004.

“The Permanent Campaign in Congress: Understanding Congressional Communication Tactics,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 3-6, 2003, with Stephen K. Medvic.

“The Impact of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act on Professional Political Consultants,” presentation at the Michigan Conference of Political Scientists, 34th Annual Meeting, October 17-18, 2002, Lansing, MI.

“Staffing the Permanent Campaign: Political Consultants in the White House,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, November 7- 10, 2001, with Stephen K. Medvic.

“The Symbiotic Relationship between Political Parties and Political Consultants: Partners Past, Present and Future,” paper presented at “The State of the Parties: 2000 & Beyond,” The Ray C. Bliss Center, University of Akron, Akron, OH, October 17-19, 2001, with James A. Thurber.

“Where the Money Goes: Party Spending in Congressional Elections,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 19-22, 2001, with Robin Kolodny.

“Political Parties and Political Consultants: Creating Alliances for Electoral Success,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, NV, March 15-17, 2001, with Robin Kolodny.

“Political Consultants and Political Parties: Strange Bedfellows or Uncanny Allies?,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, November 8-11, 2000.

“Campaigning in Des Moines and Los Angeles: What’s the Difference?,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Savannah, GA, November 3-6, 1999, with Kevin Conway.

“‘Just Win Baby!’: Campaign Consultants, Ethical Standards and Practices, and Campaign Reform,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 15-17, 1999.

“Campaign Elites: The Attitudes and Roles of Professional Political Consultants,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Seattle, WA, March 25-27, 1999, with James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson.

“Untangling the Web: Internet Use in the 1998 Election,” paper presented at the conference on Campaigning on the Internet: The Future of American Politics?, Washington, D.C., November 18, 1998, with Donald L. Goff.

“Political Consulting: A Portrait of the Industry,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, September 3-6, 1998, with James A. Thurber and Candice J. Nelson.

Book reviews:

Campaign Advertising and American Democracy, by Michael M. Franz, Paul B. Freedman, Kenneth M. Goldstein, and Travis N. Ridout. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2008, 197 pages, in Party Politics, vol. 15 (March 2009), pp. 247-250.

Why the Electoral College is Bad for America, by George C. Edwards III. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004, 198 pages, in The Historian, Winter 2005 - Vol. 67 Issue 4, pp. 748-749.

Presidential Campaign Quality: Incentives and Reform, by Bruce Buchanan. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004, 138 pages, in White House Studies, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 115-117 (Reprinted in Frank Columbus (ed.), Book Reviews on Presidents and the Presidency. (New York: Nova Publishers, 2008), pp. 237-239.)

The Nightly News Nightmare: Network Television’s Coverage of U.S. Presidential Elections, 1988-2000, by Stephen J. Farnsworth and S. Robert Lichter. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003, 228 pages, in Presidential Studies Quarterly, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 453-454.

Courses Taught
Introduction to American Politics
Congress and the Legislative Process
Elections and Voting Behavior
Political Campaigns (Campaign Management)
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Politics in 30 Seconds (also offered for the Honors College)

Service

Oakland University (selected activities):

Member, Presidential Search Committee, 2013-2014.
Member, Faculty Reappointment and Promotion Committee (FRPC), Fall 2013 – present.
Pre-law adviser, 2013 – present.
Co-organizer, “Ukraine in Crisis,” March 11, 2014.
Team leader, All University Fund Drive, Fall 2013.
Speaker, CETL New Faculty Orientation, August 26, 2013.
Chair, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Search Committee, 2012-2013.
Organizer, “Hidden Money in Judicial Selection: A Threat to Impartial Justice?” March 2013.
Organizer, “The Fiscal Cliff: Taxing, Spending, Debt and Deficits,” February 2013.
Speaker, Economic Students Association election panel, October 2012.
Member, Athletic Department Hall of Honor Selection Committee, Fall 2012 and 2013.
Team captain, All University Fund Drive, Fall 2012.
Co-organizer, “Campaign Roundup 2012,” November 2012.
Speaker, Oakland University Winter College, February 2012 and 2013.
Co-organizer, Meadow Brook Lecture in International Affairs, March 15, 2012; March 7, 2013; March 20, 2014.
Member, Republican Presidential Debate Committee, Fall 2011.
Member, University Senate Athletics Committee, Fall 2011 – present.
Co-organizer, “Campaign Roundup 2010,” November, 2010.
Co-organizer, Michigan Constitutional Convention Panel Discussion, October 27, 2010.
Faculty advisor, New Student Orientations, Summer 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013.
Member, Military Transfer Credit Policy ad hoc committee, 2010.
Co-organizer, “Campaign Roundup 2008,” November, 2008.
Organizer, Election 2008 panel discussion series, September and October 2008
Keynote Address, New Student Convocation, September 2, 2008.
Panelist, Oakland University’s “Jump Start” program, September 2, 2008.
Speaker, Parent Orientation session, June 18, 2008.
Member, University Committee on Undergraduate Instruction, January 2008 - April 2010.
Elected representative, University Senate, September 2007 - April 2009; Fall 2010; September 2012 – April 2015.
Co-organizer, “Campaign Roundup 2006,” November, 2006.
Member, University Closed Circuit Television Surveillance Review Panel, Fall 2006 - present.
Co-organizer, “Campaign Roundup 2004,” November, 2004.
Chair, University Student Congress Elections Validations Committee, 2004 - 2005.
Organizer, “Campaign Ethics: The Great Political Oxymoron?,” November, 2002.
Member, Constitution Day Planning Committee, 2009.
Organizer, Congress to Campus Program, March 14-15, 2005.
Member, College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies Committee, 2004 - 2005.

Professional service (selected activities):

President, Michigan Political Science Association, 2014 – 2015.
Member, Political Organizations and Parties Executive Committee, September 2011 – 2013.
Manuscript reviewer for: Georgetown University Press, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, CQ Press, Brookings Institution Press, Westview Press, Prentice Hall, American Journal of Political Science, Party Politics, Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, Public Administration Review, Sociological Forum, American Politics Research, Journal of Political Marketing, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, New Media & Society, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, Journal of Political and Military Sociology, Social Science Computer Review, Congress and the Presidency.

Panel chair or discussant at numerous professional conferences.

Community service (selected activities):

Analyst and commentator for news outlets including: Fox News Channel; WJBK Fox 2; WDIV Ch 4; WXYZ Ch. 7; WKBD Ch. 50; WWJ News Radio; WJR; WDET; Community Media Network; ARD German Radio; Associated Press; McClatchy News; MLive; Politico; Wall Street Journal; Roll Call; Time; Washington Times, Congressional Quarterly, Las Vegas Sun; Pittsburg 12 Post-Gazette; Wilmington (NC) Star News; Detroit News; Detroit Free Press; The Oakland Press; Baltimore Sun; Rochester Eccentric; Capital News Service; The Village Voice (NY); and The Albuquerque Journal.

Speaker to numerous community groups including: Bloomfield Community Cable TV, Rochester Older Persons’ Commission, West Bloomfield Second Sunday Group, Women of Bloomfield, Creative Cultural Weavers, Birmingham Temple, Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, Grosse Pointe War Memorial, Birmingham Community House, Rochester Torch Club, Birmingham Senior Men’s Club, Beth Ahm Synagogue, and Clarkston American Legion.