PhD Graduates in Political Science

Whitney Ross Manzo (Spring 2014)
"Implications, Benefits and Impacts of Direct Democracy"
Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Professor: Thomas L. Brunell

Adam Yeeles (Spring 2014)
"The Political Ecology of Governance, Inequality and Unrest"
Professor: Jennifer S. Holmes

Robert Clemente Chalwell (Spring 2013)
"The Political Economy of Trade and Development in the Commonwealth Caribbean"
Lecturer, Dallas County Community College
Professor: Brian J.L. Berry

John P. Connolly (Spring 2013)
"Political Sophistication in Contemporary Britain: Dissecting the Mass Public"
Professor: Harold D. Clarke

Michelle M. Payne (Spring 2013)
"Redistricting and Reapportionment: Reforming Texas District Courts"
Professor: Anthony M. Champagne

Rosalinda M. Valenzuela (Fall 2012)
"Latinos in Electoral Politics: Turnout, Representation and Perspectives"
Professor: Gregory S. Thielemann

Curtis A. McDowell (Spring 2012)
"Group Perceptions, Group Conflict and Political Support"
Human Resources at Johnson and Johnson
Professor: Harold Clarke

Kristina Marie White Mitchell (Spring 2012)
"The Participation and Success of Developing Countries in WTO Disputes"
Instructor at Texas Tech
Professor: Clint Peinhardt

David Ryan Smith (Spring 2012)
"Getting Earmarks Right: Examining Both Requests and Awards to Members of the U.S. Congress"
Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, TAMU-CC
Professor: Thomas L. Brunell

Dogan Koc (Summer 2011)
"Testing Strategies of Conflict Resolution: Turkish Case"
Turkey
Professor: Marie I. Chevrier

Diane L. Verrill (Summer 2011)
"United Nations Peacekeeping Missions: The Effect of Peacekeepers on Mission Effectiveness"
Lecturer, Honors College, University of North Texas
Professor: Patrick T. Brandt

Rahma Abdulkadir (Spring 2011)
"Gender, Transitional Justice and Failed Statehood: Can the Somali Traditional Customary Law be the Basis for Viable and Inclusive Mechanism(s) of Transitional Justice for Somalia?"
Assistant Professor, Social and Cultural Studies Program, Social Sciences School, New York University-Abu Dhabi
Professor: Marianne C. Stewart

Masaki Nakamoto (Fall 2010)
"Policy Towards Foreign Direct Investment: Domestic Political and Institutional Determinants Across Middle Income Countries"
Garland Independent School District - Texas
Professor: Robert C. Lowry

Mukul Sharma (Summer 2010)
"Participation and E-Government in Comparative Perspective"
Professor: Marianne C. Stewart

Alexandra Friedman (Spring 2010)
"Can We Change Corruption from the Outside In? An Assessment of Three Anti-Corruption International Treaties"
Washington, DC
Professor: Jennifer S. Holmes

Michael Greenberg (Spring 2010)
"A Game of Millions: Professional Sports Facilities and the Media's Influence on the Agenda Setting Process"
Director, Project Management Organization, RealPage, Inc.
Professor: Patrick Brandt

Richard Laird (Spring 2010)
"Transboundary Watersheds: Political Obstacles to Basin-Wide Cooperation Between States"
Private Tutor - New Jersey
Professor: Clint Peinhardt

Narcisse Tiky (Spring 2010)
"The Causes of Corruption: Explaining the High Levels of Corruption in Developing Countries"
The University of Connecticut
Professor: Marianne C. Stewart

Shawn Williams (Spring 2010)
"Examinations of the Impact of Forward Thinking Institutions on Political Outcomes"
Campbellsville University - Kentucky
Professor: Marianne C. Stewart

Lishan Teddy Desta (Fall 2009)
"Determinants of Military Expenditure: The Case of the Post-Cold War Years"
Frito Lay - Texas
Professor: Clint Peinhardt

Walter Casey,II (Summer 2009)
"Engendering Differences: Exploring and Testing Theories of Representation in Modern Democracies"
Texas A&M University - Texarkana
Professor: Harold Clarke

Gregory Combs (Summer 2009)
"The Power of the Texas Speaker: Maintaining Influence and Governing over a Divided House"
Adjunct Professor, The University of Texas at Dallas
Professor: Gregory Thielemann

Kacem Ayachi (Spring 2009)
"Mass Attitudes and Support for Democracy in the Arab World: An Empirical Study of Algeria, Egypt, Jordan and Morocco"
Collin College - Texas
Professor: Marianne C. Stewart

Anca Turcu (Spring 2009)
"Different Views and Different Rights in a United Europe: Public Opinion, Minority Rights and Autonomy Movements"
The University of Central Florida
Professor: Marianne C. Stewart

Walter Borges (Summer 2008)
"Voter Choice in Referenda: Cues and Attitudes in Direct Democracy"
The University of North Texas - Dallas
Professor: Harold Clarke

Billy Monroe (Spring 2008)
"Judicial Selection in Texas: A Study of Election Outcomes 1988-2004"
Assistant Professor, Political Science, Texas A&M - Prairie View
Professor: Anthony Champagne

Millie Smith (Spring 2007)
"The Effects of Race, Racial Consciousness and Income on Political Trust"
Collin College - Texas
Professor: Scott Robinson