Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

Department of Political Science
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
0415 Peck Hall, Box 1453
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1453
(618) 650-2649
kmoffet@siue.edu

Education

Ph.D. in Political Science, The University of Iowa, May 2006.
M.A. in Political Science, The University of Iowa, May 2001.
B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in Economics, California State University, Fresno, Magna cum Laude, May 2000.

Employment

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of Political Science
Associate Professor, July 2012-Present.
Assistant Professor, August 2006-June 2012.

Research

Book (Peer-Reviewed)

Moffett, Kenneth W. and Laurie L. Rice 2016. Web 2.0 and the Political Mobilization of College Students. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press.

Articles (Peer-Reviewed)

Moffett, Kenneth W. and Laurie L. Rice. "College Students and Online Political Expression during the 2016 Election." Forthcoming in Social Science Computer Review.

Hayden Foster, Carly and Kenneth W. Moffett 2016. "Candidate Qualifications and Gender in U.S. Congressional Elections." National Social Science Journal. 47(2): 38-58.

Moffett, Kenneth W. 2016. “Partisan Vote Buying and Suspensions in the Postreform House.” Party Politics 22(4): 478-489.

Mares, Dennis and Kenneth W. Moffett 2016. “Climate Change and Interpersonal Violence: A ‘Global’ Estimate and Regional Inequities.” Climatic Change 135(2): 297-310.

Moffett, Kenneth W.; Forrest Maltzman; Karen Miranda; and Charles R. Shipan 2016. “Strategic Behavior and Variation in the Supreme Court’s Caseload over Time.” Justice System Journal 37(1): 20-38.

Moffett, Kenneth W.; Laurie L. Rice and Ramana Madupalli 2014. “Young Voters and War: The Iraq War as a Catalyst for Political Participation.” Social Science Quarterly 95(5): 1419-1443.

Ainsworth, Scott H.; Brian M. Harward, Kenneth W. Moffett, and Laurie L. Rice 2014. “Congressional Response to Statements of Administration Policy and Presidential Signing Statements.” Congress and the Presidency 41(3): 312-334.

Rice, Laurie L.; Kenneth W. Moffett and Ramana Madupalli 2013. “Campaign-related Social Networking and the Participation of College Students.” Social Science Computer Review 31(3): 257-279.

Ainsworth, Scott H.; Brian M. Harward and Kenneth W. Moffett 2012. “Congressional Response to Presidential Signing Statements.” American Politics Research 40(6): 1067-1091.

Moffett, Kenneth W. 2012. “Parties and Procedural Choice in the House Rules Committee.” Congress and the Presidency 39(1): 1-27.

Harward, Brian M. and Kenneth W. Moffett 2010. “The Calculus of Cosponsorship in the U.S. Senate.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 35(1): 117-143.

Book Chapter (not Peer-Reviewed)

Moffett, Kenneth W. and Laurie L. Rice. 2015. “Taking Political Science Courses and Civic Activity.” In Technology and Civic Engagement in the Classroom: Engaging the Unengaged, ed. Stephen Caliendo, Suzanne Chod and William Muck. New York City, New York: Palgrave MacMillan. Pages 13-47.

Encylopedia Entries (not Peer-Reviewed)

Moffett, Kenneth W. "Home School Legal Defense Association," "Moral Majority," and "Citizens Against Government Waste." Forthcoming in Political Parties, Interest Groups and Organizations that Shaped America: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection, eds. Scott H. Ainsworth and Brian M. Harward. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press.

Moffett, Kenneth W. 2003. “Reciprocal Relationship.” In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods, vol. 3, ed. Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Alan E. Bryman and Tim Futing-Liao. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. Pages 929-930.

Moffett, Kenneth W. 2003. “Unimodal Distribution.” In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods, vol. 3, ed. Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Alan E. Bryman and Tim Futing-Liao. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications. Pages 1156-1157.

Other (not Peer-Reviewed)

Moffett, Kenneth W. 2016. “Four Predictions about President Trump's Supreme Court.” The Monkey Cage (blog), The Washington Post, November 23, 2016.

Rice, Laurie L. and Kenneth W. Moffett 2016. “Students Aren't Slactivists – Online Engagement Can Lead to Offline Political Action.” The Huffington Post, October 7, 2016.

Moffett, Kenneth W. and Laurie L. Rice 2016. “How Social Media will Influence this Campaign.” The Hill, October 3, 2016.

Moffett, Kenneth W.; Charles R. Shipan and Forrest Maltzman 2016. “The Supreme Court is Taking Far Fewer Cases than Usual. Here’s why.” The Monkey Cage (blog), The Washington Post, June 2, 2016.

Moffett, Kenneth W. and Dennis Mares 2015. “Climate Negotiators, Listen Up: A Warmer World is a More Violent World.” The Monkey Cage (blog), The Washington Post, December 10, 2015.

Moffett, Kenneth W. 2015. “Why is Russia so involved in the Ukraine?” Edwardsville Intelligencer, 4 April 2015.

Moffett, Kenneth W. and Laurie L. Rice 2014. “How Online Social Networking Helps Draw Young Americans Into Political Participation.” Scholars Strategy Network Key Findings. February 2014.

Statistical Software

Feldman, Thomas * and Kenneth W. Moffett 2016. “freqdist: A Package for Generating Frequency Distributions." Available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN).

* Undergraduate student coauthor

Under Review

"Congressional Response to Presidential Unilateralism: Signing Statements and Policy Aggregation" (with Scott H. Ainsworth and Brian M. Harward)

Works in Progress

Constitutional Dictatorship or Imperial Irony: Presidential Power and Control in the Modern Era (book manuscript with Scott H. Ainsworth and Brian M. Harward).

“Hotter Summers or Pleasant Winters? A Test of Two Theories Linking Climate Change to Crime” (with Dennis Mares).

“Snapchat and Civic Engagement among College Students” (with Laurie L. Rice).

“Visits by Presidential Candidates and Civic Engagement Among College Students” (with Laurie L. Rice).

Conference Presentations

"Contesting Policy Implementation: Presidential Signing Statements, Executive Orders, and Congressional Oversight" (with Scott H. Ainsworth and Brian M. Harward). Paper presented at the 2017 European Consortium for Political Research Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway.

“Snapchat and Civic Engagement among College Students” (with Laurie L. Rice). Paper presented at the 2017 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

“Visits by Presidential Candidates and Civic Engagement Among College Students” (with Laurie L. Rice). Paper presented at the 2017 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“Presidential Signing Statements, Executive Orders and Congressional Oversight” (with Scott H. Ainsworth and Brian M. Harward). Paper presented at the 2014 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

“#Get Involved: Twitter Usage and the Political Participation of College Students” (with Laurie L. Rice). Paper presented at the 2014 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“Signing Statements, Congressional Oversight, and the Competition over Issue Agendas” (with Scott H. Ainsworth and Brian M. Harward). Paper presented at the 2014 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“Coordinating Policy Gains: Congressional Reactions to Presidential Unilateralism” (with Scott H. Ainsworth and Brian M. Harward). Paper presented at the 2014 Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

“College Students and Blogging Activity during the 2008 and 2012 Elections” (with Laurie L. Rice). Paper presented at the 2013 American Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“The Influence of Statements of Administration Policy and Presidential Signing Statements on Congressional Oversight” (with Scott H. Ainsworth, Brian M. Harward, and Laurie L. Rice). Paper presented at the 2011 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“Standing Atop the Hill: King of the Hill and Queen of the Hill Sequencing Procedures in Recent Congresses” (With Susan Miller and Marvin Overby). Paper presented at the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“Congressional Oversight and Presidential Signing Statements” (with Scott H. Ainsworth and Brian M. Harward). Paper presented at the 2010 Southern Political Science Association Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

“Gender and Candidate Qualifications for the U.S. Congress” (with Carly Hayden Foster). Paper presented at the 2009 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“College Students and War: The Iraq War as Catalyst for Political Participation” (with Ramana Madupalli and Laurie L. Rice). Paper presented at the 2009 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“Suspended Rules in the Postreform House.” Poster presented at the 2008 American Political Science Association Meeting, Boston, MA.

“The Diminishing Docket: Variation in the Supreme Court’s Caseload.” (With Forrest Maltzman, Karen Miranda, and Charles R. Shipan). Paper presented at the 2008 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“The Calculus of Cosponsoring Major Legislation in the U.S. Senate.” (With Brian M. Harward) Paper presented at the 2007 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“Cosponsoring Major Legislation in the U.S. Senate.” (With Brian M. Harward) Paper presented at the 2007 Southwestern Political Science Association Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

“Partisan Differences and Restrictive Rules in the U.S. House.” Poster presented at the 2006 American Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

“Partisan Differences and Restrictive Rules in the U.S. House.” Paper presented at the 2006 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“Parties and the use of Managers’ Amendments in the Postreform House.” Poster presented at the 2005 American Political Science Association Meeting, Washington DC.

“Parties and the use of Suspended Rules in the Postreform House.” Poster presented at the 2005 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“Liberal Justices, Conservative Cases? Explaining the Ideological Nature of the Supreme Court’s Agenda.” (With Charles R. Shipan) Paper presented at the 2004 American Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“The Effects of Professionalization and Term Limits on the Partisan Composition of State Legislatures.” Paper presented at the Life with Term Limits conference cosponsored by the Ray C. Bliss Institute for Applied Politics at the University of Akron and the Department of Political Science at Kent State University, April 29 and 30, 2004.

“Information Effects in Collective Preferences: A Methodological Artifact?” (With Eric W. Manning) Paper presented at the 2004 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“Reexamining Procedural Choice in the House Rules Committee.” Paper presented at the 2004 Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

“The Effects of Professionalization and Term Limits on the Partisan Composition of State Legislatures.” Paper presented at the 2004 Western Political Science Association Meeting, Portland, OR.

“Examining Procedural Choice in the House Rules Committee.” Paper presented at the 2004 Southern Political Science Association Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

“An Extension and Reanalysis of Fiorina’s Divided Government Thesis.” Paper presented at the 2003 Northeastern Political Science Association Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Grants and Awards

Research

External

Super Reviewer, The American Journal of Political Science, 2014.

Artinian Travel Grant, Southern Political Science Association, 2010 ($250).

American Political Science Association Small Research Grant, 2007 ($1,600).

American Political Science Association Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2004 ($350).

Nominated for Westview Press Award for Best Paper by a Graduate Student at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, 2004.

Full Travel Funding for Paper Presentation at the Life with Term Limits Conference, Cosponsored by the Ray C. Bliss Institute for Applied Politics at the University of Akron and the Department of Political Science at Kent State University, 2004.

Internal

Faculty Institute for Research, Scholarship and Technology Funding, 2010 ($1,500).

College of Arts and Sciences Development Fund (with Ramana Madupalli and Laurie L. Rice), 2008 ($350).

College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Development Fund, 2008 ($400).

Graduate School Seed Grant, 2006 ($2,000).

Teaching

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Targeted Funding Initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences, 2016 ($7,292).

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fund, 2010 ($800), 2011 ($800), 2012 ($1,000).

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Funding to Develop Freshman Seminar Entitled, “Political Scandals in American Government and Politics,” 2007 ($2,500).

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Excellence in Undergraduate Education Grant, 2007 ($4,700).

Service

Professional

Referee for American Journal of Political Science (2011, 2013, 2015); American Political Science Review (2010, 2011, 2013, 2016); American Politics Research (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017); Communication Research Reports (2017); Congress and the Presidency (2012, 2014); Information, Communication and Society (2016), Journal of Law, Economics and Organization (2012); Journal of Politics (2006, 2008, 2011, 2013); Journal of Theoretical Politics (2011); Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy (2013); Justice System Journal (2017); Legislative Studies Quarterly (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013); Political Behavior (2014, 2016); Political Research Quarterly (2011, 2012, 2017); Polity (2009); The American Review of Politics (2008); The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies (2015, 2016); CQ Press (2017); Oxford University Press (2014); Pearson Education (2011, 2017); Prentice Hall (2006); Rowman and Littlefield Publishers (2013); Thompson Higher Education (2007); W.W. Norton (2017).

Discussant, Midwest Political Science Association Meetings 2005, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2016; Northeastern Political Science Association Meetings, 2004.

Panel Chair, Midwest Political Science Association Meetings 2015, 2016, 2017.

Participant, Panel on Employing Undergraduates as Research Assistants, Annual Meetings of the Southern Political Science Association, 2011.

Current University Service

Assistant Chair, Department of Political Science, March 2017-Present.

Board Member, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program, Fall 2015-Present.

College of Arts and Sciences Congress, Fall 2014-Present.
Member, Leadership Council, Fall 2016-Spring 2017.
Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Fall 2014-Present.
Chair, Social and Natural Sciences Subcommittee, Fall 2015-Spring 2016.
Chair, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Fall 2016-Spring 2017.

Department Executive Committee, Fall 2012-Present.

Member, University Planning and Budget Council, Fall 2015-Present.

Member, Program Review Committee for the Undergraduate Program in Applied Communication Studies, Fall 2017.

Past University Service (Selected)

Advisor, Political Science Association, Fall 2007-Summer 2010.

Assistant Department Chair, Fall 2009-Summer 2010; Fall 2012-Spring 2013.

Chair, Comparative Politics Search Committee, Fall 2010.

Chair, Department Committee on Student Evaluations, Fall 2009.

Chair, Department Merit Review Committee, Spring 2014; Spring 2017.

College of Arts and Sciences Research and Projects Committee, Fall 2009-Spring 2012.

Departmental Search Committees, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012.

Designated Representative, Interdepartmental Consortium on Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Spring 2008-Fall 2014.

Faculty Senate, Spring 2011-Spring 2016.
Member, Faculty Senate Welfare Council, Spring 2011-Present.
Chair, Faculty Senate Welfare Council, Fall 2011-Spring 2013; Spring 2014 as co-Chair.
Member, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Fall 2011-Spring 2013; Spring 2014.
Chair, Faculty Benefits and Facilities Committee, Fall 2014-Spring 2015.

Member, SIUE University Congress, Fall 2015-Spring 2016.

Member, University Grievance Panel, Fall 2016.

Interviews and Media Appearances

Alton Telegraph (2015), Belleville News-Democrat (2010, 2011, 2016), Collinsville Herald (2010), Conversation with Lee Presser (2014), Illinois Business Journal (2016), Madison County Journal (2007), National Journal (2016), Oxy Magazine (2015), Segue (2013, 2014, 2015), St. Louis Beacon (2008), St. Louis Post-Dispatch (2011), The Alestle (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017), The Washington Post (2017), KMOV Television (2011, 2014), KMOX Radio (2006, 2014, 2015), KMWU Radio (2015), KSDK Television (2009, 2011, 2012), KTRS Radio (2008, 2012, 2015, 2016), KTVI Television (2008, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016), WESL Radio (2006) and WSIE Radio (2006).

Courses Taught

Interdisciplinary Studies 301, Math and Politics (with Adam Weyhaupt)
Political Science 112, Introduction to American Government and Politics
Political Science 112FR, Freshman Seminar on Political Scandals in American Politics
Political Science 300, Introduction to Political Analysis
Political Science 341, Congress and Legislation
Political Science 449, Research and Political Science
Political Science 449, Political Scandals in American Government and Politics
Political Science 449, The Politics of Gun Control

Students Supervised

Masters Thesis Committees

Kelsey Tharp, Environmental Science, Summer 2015
Phillip Strack, Environmental Science, Summer 2011
Maria Borejsza-Wysocka, Environmental Science, Summer 2008

Senior Assignments

Brittany Cash, Fall 2017
Virginia Fine, Fall 2017
Mike Hoban, Fall 2017
Clint Lord, Fall 2017
Derek Sommer, Fall 2017
Elizabeth Chapman, Fall 2016
Keenan Adams, Spring 2016
Rebekah Bogacz, Spring 2016
Dalton Irwin, Spring 2016
Matts Wilcoxen, Spring 2016

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Cristy Grames, Fall 2017
Triniece Cummins, Fall 2014
Jorgia Pitzer, Fall 2012
Daniel Mead, Fall 2010-Spring 2011
Megan Jennings, Fall 2010
Sarah Wion, Fall 2009 & Spring 2010
Eric Lupardis, Fall 2009
Chelsea Harris (co-supervisor), Fall 2009
Brandon Rahn (co-supervisor), Fall 2009
Nicholas Johnson (co-supervisor), Spring 2009
Ryan Parker, Spring 2009
Izak Post, Spring 2009
Alyx Mark (co-supervisor), Summer 2008
Meredith Gattone, Fall 2007-Spring 2008
Mark Rosenkoetter, Spring 2007-Spring 2008
Emily Alvarez, Spring 2007

Memberships

American Political Science Association
Legislative Studies Section
Political Methodology Section

Midwest Political Science Association

Southern Political Science Association

References

Charles R. Shipan
J. Ira and Nicki Harris Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Michigan
505 South State Street
7764 Haven Hall
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1045
(734) 615-9140
cshipan@umich.edu

Scott H. Ainsworth
Professor
Department of Political Science
The University of Georgia
304A Baldwin Hall
Athens, Georgia 30602
(706) 542-2960
sainswor@uga.edu

Andrew Theising
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
3234 Peck Hall, Box 1453
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1453
(618) 650-2308
atheisi@siue.edu

Brian M. Harward
Robert G. Seddig Chair in Political Science
Director, Center for Political Participation
Department of Political Science
Allegheny College
520 North Main Street
Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335-3902
(814) 332-3027
bharward@allegheny.edu

Nicholas Guehlstorf
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
3234 Peck Hall, Box 1453
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1453
(618) 650-3852
nguehls@siue.edu

Lynn M. Maurer
Dean and Chief Research Officer
College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
Welcome Center
318 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809-1904
(812) 237-4478
Lynn.Maurer@indstate.edu