Michael e. Meagher



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MICHAEL E. MEAGHER

Department of History and Political Science

120 Humanities-Social Sciences Building

500 W. 14th Street

Rolla, MO 65409-1260

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1993) (Political Science)

Fields: American Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory

Dissertation: “Community and Power in the Political Thought John F. Kennedy.”

M.A., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (1989) (Political Science)

Thesis: “Walter Ulbricht on German Reunification.”

B. A., McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois (1987) (International Relations and Public Administration)

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

Associate Professor of Political Science, Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri, Rolla) (1999-present)

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri, Rolla (1993-1999)

Adjunct Professor of Political Science, McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois (1989-1992)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1988-1989)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (1987-1988)



PUBLICATIONS

BOOK:

John F. Kennedy: A Biography (with Larry D. Gragg). (Greenwood Press, 2011)

BOOK CHAPTER: (Peer-reviewed):

“The State of Illinois.” The Uniting States: The Story of Statehood for the Fifty States. (Greenwood Press, 2004): 357-382.



JOURNAL ARTICLES (Peer-reviewed):

“The U.S. Presidential Campaign, 2016: A Historic Realignment?” Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (2016): 19-40.

“Fear and Malaise: The Impact of Words in Presidential Leadership.” White House Studies (2006): 46-61. Reprinted in White House Studies Compendium (Anthony J. Eksterowicz and Glenn P. Hastedt, editors). (2008).

“John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan: The Challenge of Freedom.” Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (2006): 1-24.

“The American Experiment and the Crisis of Community.” Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (2001): 15-30.

“In An Atmosphere of National Peril: The Development of John F. Kennedy’s Worldview.” Presidential Studies Quarterly. Abstracted in International Political Science Abstracts (International Political Science Association) (1997): 469-479.

“Daniel J. Boorstin and Russell Kirk.” Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (1995): 135-150.

“The Multiple Personalities of Daniel J. Boorstin: A Third Image Analysis.” American Review of Politics (1994): 461-480.



OTHER WORKS SUBJECT TO PEER REVIEW:

“John Adams.” Encyclopedia of New England History. (Burt Feintuch and David Watters, editors) (Yale University Press, 2005)

“Franklin Pierce.” Encyclopedia of New England History (Burt Feintuch and David Watters, editors) (Yale University Press, 2005)

TEXTBOOK:

American Government: Presidential and Global Impacts (Cognella, 2015)

BOOK REVIEWS:

Review of Earle Labor. Jack London: An American Life. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (2015)

Review of Carl T. Bogus. Buckley: William F. Buckley and the Rise of American Conservatism. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (2013)

Review of Shaun A. Casey. The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy v. Nixon, 1960. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (2010)

Review of Robert P. George. The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion and Morality in Crisis. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (2004)

Review of Jeff Shesol Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy and the Feud that Shaped a Decade. Presidential Studies Quarterly (2000)

Review of Bob Pepperman. America’s Bachelor Uncle: Henry David Thoreau and the American Polity. Utopian Studies (1998)

Review of Timothy Walch. At the President’s Side. Presidential Studies Quarterly (1998)

Review of Ben Ami-Scharstein. Amoral Politics: The Persistent Truth of Machiavelli. Comparative Civilizations Review (1996)

Review of Patrick Allit. Catholic Intellectuals and Conservatism in American Politics. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (1996)

Review of David Wilson, editor. Peter Porcupine in America [by William Cobbett]. Journal of the Early Republic (1994)

PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES:

Moderator, “What Should We Know About the American Presidency?” Illinois Political Science Association (2016) (Chicago, Illinois)

“The Balkan Wars of 1912-1913 and the Berlin Crisis of 1958-1961: An Analysis of Decision-Making.” Illinois Political Science Association (2016) (Chicago, Illinois)

“Lyndon B. Johnson’s Communication Style, 1963-64.” Illinois Political Science Association (2014) (Charleston, Illinois)

“Public Opinion and John F. Kennedy.” Illinois Political Science Association (2004) (Schaumburg, Illinois)

“The Development of John F. Kennedy’s Worldview.” Illinois Political Science Association (1996) (Bloomington-Normal, Illinois)

Chair. “American Politics and Public Policy.” Illinois Political Science Association (1995) (Rockford, Illinois)

“The Role of the Political Class in History: To Inspire with ‘Grace and Humility.” Southwestern Political Science Association (1995) (Dallas, Texas)

“American Exceptionalism in the Thought of Gordon S. Wood.” Arkansas Political Science Association (1995) (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Discussant. “Theoretical Foundations of the American Founding.” Southern Political Science Association (1994) (Atlanta, Georgia)

“Russell Kirk’s Legislating Class: To Inspire with ‘Humility and Grace’” Missouri Political Science Association (1994) (Lake Ozark, Missouri)

“Bill Clinton and the Democratic Party: A Comparison Using the Concept of Presidential Leadership.” Arkansas Political Science (1994) (Batesville, Arkansas)

“The Use of Classical Examples in the Thought of Rousseau.” Utopian Studies Association (1993) (Saint Louis, Missouri)

“Bill Clinton and the Democratic party: Neo-Liberalism versus Paleo-Liberalism.” Illinois Political Science Association (1993) (Bloomington, Illinois)

“Daniel J. Boorstin and Southern Political Thought.” American Culture Association in the South (1993) (Nashville, Tennessee)

“Civic Virtue in the Political Thought of Daniel J. Boorstin.” Wisconsin Political Science Association (1993) (Osh Kosh, Wisconsin)

“Essence and Existence in the Political Thought of Daniel J. Boorstin.” Arkansas Political Science Association (1993) (Conway, Arkansas)

“The Influence of the New Frontier and Contemporary Democratic Party Politics.” Illinois Political Science Association (1992) (Peoria, Illinois)



TEACHING AWARDS:

College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Awards, 2004-2009 (College of Arts and Sciences abolished, 2009)

Campus Outstanding Teaching Award, 2004-2005

Campus Outstanding Teaching Award, 2003-2004

Campus Outstanding Teaching Award, 1997-98

AWARDS AND HONORS:

Service Award, Twenty Years as Advisor 1994-2014, Associated Students of the University of Missouri, 2014

Founding Advisor Award, Delta Lambda Phi, 2009

Dissertation Research Fellowship, 1992-1993

Ph.D. Comprehensive Examinations, “Passed with Distinction.” (1991) [First graduate student to be given this honor [1950-1992]

Harbert Memorial Graduate Fellowship, 1989

Honors-in-Major. McKendree College, 1987

CURRICULUM DESIGN:

Developed the Missouri S&T Pre-Law minor.

Developed the Missouri S&T Science, Technology and Politics minor (with Dr. Harry J. Eisenman).

COURSES TAUGHT AT MISSOURI S&T

American Government

Contemporary Political Thought

Principles of Public Policy

The American Presidency

American Political Parties

American Foreign Policy 1945-present

SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION:

Fellow, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (IIR)(2000-2003; 2015-present)

Editorial Board, Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (2015-present)

Editor, Judicial politics section, Enduring Questions (Greenwood Press, 2012)

Manuscript Reviewer, Southwestern Political Science Journal (2004)

Secretary, Missouri Political Science Association, 1998

Second Councilor, Missouri Political Science Association, 1997

First Councilor, Missouri Political Science Association, 1996



SERVICE:

Missouri S&T Global Studies Minor Committee (2016-present)

Missouri S&T Congressional Internship Coordinator (Washington, D.C.)(2014-present)

Missouri S&T Graduate Faculty Council (2014-present)

Missouri S&T and UMR. Constitution Day Coordinator (2004-present)

Missouri S&T and UMR, Pre-Law Advisor (1997-present)

Missouri S&T and UMR. Internship Director for the Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM) (Jefferson City, MO)(1993-present)

Missouri S&T. Budgetary Affairs Committee (2013-2014)

Missouri S&T. Faculty Senate (formerly Academic Council) (2003-2014)

Missouri S&T. Professional Degrees Committee (2012)

Missouri S&T and UMR. Department. Newsletter Editor (1996-2010)

UMR. Department. Harry S. Truman Scholarship Competition (1995-2007)

UMR. College of Arts and Sciences Promotion and Review Committee (2003-2005)

UMR. Campus. Academic Council (1994-1999)

UMR. Planning Committee (1993-1999)

UMR. Student Academic Affairs Committee (1994-1998)

UMR. Committee to Review 5-year Administrator Review Process (1995-1996)

UMR. Calendar Committee (1993-1996)



SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY:

Faculty Advisor, Associated Students of the University of Missouri (ASUM). 1993-2013

Faculty Advisor, College Democrats. 1993-1995

Faculty Advisor, Delta Lambda Phi. 2004-2009

Faculty Advisor, DaVinci Society. 2000-2005

Faculty Advisor, John Marshall Society.

Co-Instructor, Missouri State Government, Jefferson City, Missouri (2000)

MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES:

“LBGT Rights and the Constitution.” DaVinci Society Activities for Constitution Day (2013)

“The History of LGBT Rights on the UMR\Missouri S&T Campus.” DaVinci Society (2013)

“Constitution Day.” Interview. Rolla Daily News. September 18, 2014.

“The 2004 Presidential Election.” Wake-UP Rolla. KZNN (2004)

“The 2004 Presidential Election.” Guest (with Larry Gragg). KUMR (2004)



Moderator, Student Debate at the Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall (1996)

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