BRYAN W. MARSHALL
Curriculum Vitae 12/2006



 

ADDRESS

Miami University 
Department of Political Science
214 Harrison Hall
Oxford, OH  45056-2807
Office Phone:  (513) 529-0161
Fax:  (513) 529-1709
E-Mail:  marshabw@muohio.edu
Webpage:  www.miamiu/~polbmarsh/will.htm
 

EDUCATION

Ph.D.  June 1999             Michigan State University
                                       Department of Political Science

M.A.  June 1992             University of Toledo
                                       Department of Political Science

B.A.  December 1989    University of Toledo
                                      Department of Political Science

TECHNICAL TRAINING

EITM 2003                  Washington University in St. Louis
                                     Empirical Implications of  Theoretical Models
                                    (Formal Theory, Bayesian & Classical Econometrics, Modeling Agents & Institutions)

Methods 1995              The University of Michigan                   
                                    ICPSR (Time Series and MLE)

Political Psychology      The Ohio State University                    
                                    SIPP (Political Behavior and Research Design)

 

TEACHING and RESEARCH INTERESTS

American Politics – Congress, Presidency, U.S. Foreign Policy, Party Leadership, and Elections.                      
Methods – Econometrics, Game Theory & Modeling, and Research Design.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Miami University

 

·         Introductory Quantitative Methods for Political Scientists, POL 606 (Graduate).

·         Intermediate Quantitative Methods, POL 607 (Graduate).

·         U.S. Congress, POL 344 (Undergraduate).

·         American Political System, POL 141 (Undergraduate).

·         Seminar on the Presidency & Congress, POL 650 (Graduate).

·         Politics and National Issues, POL 101 (Undergraduate).

 

Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, St. Louis

  • Advanced Methodological Techniques PS 403, (Graduate Course).
  • Political Analysis PS 200, (Undergraduate).
  • American Seminar on Congress PS 431, (Graduate).
  • Congressional Politics PS 231, (Undergraduate).
  • The American Presidency PS 230, (Undergraduate).
  • U.S. Foreign Policy, PS 2820, (Undergraduate).

Instructor

  • Legislative Process PLS 324, Spring and Summer 1998, Michigan State University.
  • American Government PLS 120, Fall 1992, Spring 1993, and Winter 1994, University of Toledo.

GRANTS and AWARDS

·         $305 Faculty Research PREP Grant, Miami University.  Funding for book publication, Rules for War:  Procedural Choice in the US House of Representatives (awarded 6/05).

 

·         $600 USS Faculty Mentoring Award, Miami University.  Funding for student mentoring project, “A New Era in American Politics?  Change and Continuity in the 2004 Elections” with Pat Curtin (awarded 4/05).

 

·         $1513 Faculty Research Grant, Miami University.  Funded research project “Does Congress Matter?  Examining Presidential Decisions to Use Force, 1950-2003” (awarded 11/04).

 

·         $4000 Research Grant, Arts & Sciences, Miami University.  Funded research project “Winning in Congress:  Examining Strategic Position Taking and Presidential Success” (awarded 10/04).

·         $24,988 University of Missouri Research Board Grant (awarded 4/24/01).

·         $1,000 University of Missouri, St. Louis Small Grant Award (awarded 2/01).

·         $250 Edward Artinian Travel Award from Southern Political Science Association (awarded 11/00).

·         $10,740 University of Missouri, St. Louis Research Award (awarded 2/00).

·         $750 University of Missouri, St. Louis Small Grant Award (awarded 9/99).

·         $250 Research Grant from University of Toledo Graduate Student Association (awarded 2/92).

PUBLISHED WORKS (Article Abstracts)

(Forthcoming 2007) “Strategic Position Taking and Presidential Influence in Congress” with Brandon C. Prins.  Legislative Studies Quarterly

(Forthcoming 2007) “Agendas, Side Issues and Leadership in the U.S. House” with William Hixon.  Journal of Theoretical Politics.

(Forthcoming 2007)“Keepers of the Covenant or Platonic Guardians?  Decision Making on the U.S. Supreme Court” with Richard Pacelle and Brett Curry.  American Politics Research.

(Forthcoming 2007) “Like Father, Like Son:  The Presidents’ Bush and Governing” with Christopher Kelley.  White House Studies, Vol. 7, no.2.

(2005) “Committee Power and Amendment Rights in the U.S. House” with Charles Finocchiaro.

(American Review of Politics, Fall, Vol. 25, 265-84.

(2005) “Revisiting the Two-Presidencies:  The Strategic Use of Executive Orders” with Richard Pacelle.

(American Politics Research, Vol. 33, no. 1:  81-105).

 

(2003) “Controlling the Agenda with Special Rules:  A House/Senate Comparison of Legislation in the Postreform Congress” (Politics and Policy, Vol. 31, no.4:  672-693).

 

(2003) “Presidential Success in the Realm of Foreign Affairs:  Institutional Reform and the Role of House Committees” (Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 84, no. 3:  685-703).

 

(2002) “The Pendulum of Congressional Power:  Agenda Change, Partisanship and the Demise of the Post-World War II Foreign Policy Consensus” with Brandon Prins.  (Congress and the Presidency, Vol. 29, no. 2:  195-212). 

 

(2002) "Examining Claims of Procedural Choice:  The Use of Floor Waivers in the U.S. House" with William Hixon.  (Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 55, no. 4:  923-38).

 

(2002) "Explaining the Role of Restrictive Rules in the Postreform House"  (Legislative Studies Quarterly, Vol. 27, no.1:  61-85).

 

(2001) "Explaining Partisanship on Special Rules in the Postreform House" with William Hixon.

(Journal of Legislative Studies, Vol. 7, no. 4:  127-140).

 

(2001) "Congressional Support of the President:  A Comparison of Foreign, Defense, and Domestic Policy Decision-Making During and After the Cold War" with Brandon Prins.  (Presidential Studies Quarterly, Vol. 31, no.2:  660-78).

 

(2001) "Partisanship and the Purse:  The Money Committees and Procedures in the Postreform Congress.”  With Brandon C. Prins and David W. Rohde.  (Politics and Policy, Vol. 29, no. 2:  291-315).

(Winter 1999) "Issue Domains, Conflict, and Committee Outliers:  Evidence From the House and Senate Appropriations Committees"  With Brandon C. Prins.  American Review of Politics, Vol. 20:  309-27.

(1999) "Fighting Fire With Water:  Partisan Procedural Strategies and the Senate Appropriations Committee" with Brandon C. Prins and David W. Rohde.  Congress and the Presidency, Vol. 26, no. 2, Fall:  113-132.

Books

(2005) Rules for War:  Procedural Choice in the U.S. House of Representatives. Burlington, VT:  Ashgate Publishing Limited.  ISBN# 0-7546-4572X. 

Book Chapters

(Forthcoming 2007) “A Court of Laws or a Super Legislature:  A Neo-Institutional Model of Supreme Court Decision Making”  With Richard Pacelle.  In Mark C. Miller (Editor), Rethinking U.S. Judicial Politics.  (Roxbury Publishing).

(2005) “Explaining Congressional-Executive Rivalry in International Affairs:  The Changing Role of Parties, Committees, and the Issue Agenda.”  In Divided Power:  The Presidency, Congress and the Formation of American Foreign Policy edited by Donald R. Kelley.  The Fulbright Institute of International Relations, University of Arkansas Press.

(2000) "Majority Party Leadership, Strategic Choice, and Committee Power:  Appropriations in the House, 1995-1998"  with Brandon C. Prins and David W. Rohde.  In William Bianco (Editor), Congress on Display, Congress at WorkUniversity of Michigan Press:  Ann Arbor.

Book Reviews

Groupthink or Deadlock:  When Do Leaders Learn from Their Advisors? by Paul A. Kowert (2002).  (March 2003 Presidential Studies Quarterly, Vol. 33, no.1:  251-53).

 

RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS AND RESEARCH PROJECTS

2006

“International Commitments in an Era of Unilateral Presidential Power:  A Comparison of the Treaties and Executive Agreements Made by the Administrations of George W. Bush and Theodore Roosevelt” with Brandon C. Prins.  Presented at the Shambaugh Conference, Building Synergies:  Institutions and Cooperation in World Politics, University of Iowa (October 2006).

 

“Strategic or Sincere:  Explaining How the Supreme Court Deals with Economic Issues” with Richard Pacelle and Brett W. Curry.  Presented at the American Political Science Association Meeting, 9/06.

 

“Assessing Presidential Power:  Veto Politics and Presidential Signing Statements as Coordinated Strategies” with Christopher S. Kelley.  Presented at the American Political Science Association Meeting, 9/06.

 

“Explaining Supreme Court Decision Making” with Richard Pacelle and Brett W. Curry.  Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, 4/06.

 

“The Last Mover Advantage:  Presidential Power and the Role of Signing Statements” with Christopher S. Kelley.  Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, 4/06.

 

“Modeling Supreme Court Decision Making in Statutory Cases:  Constraints or Discretion?” with Richard Pacelle.  Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Meeting, 1/06.

 

2005

"Winning in Congress:  Presidential Position Taking and Congressional-Executive Relations"  Presented at the American Political Science Association Meetings, 8/05.

 

“Does Congress Matter?  Examining Presidential Decisions to Use Force, 1950-2003” with Brandon C. Prins.  Presented at Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, 4/05.

 

“Keepers of the Covenant or Platonic Guardians?  Decision Making on the U.S. Supreme Court” with Richard Pacelle and Christine Ludovise.  Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Meetings, 1/05.

 

2004

“Assessing the Strategic Effects of Presidential Vetoes and Veto Threats on Congressional Decision-Making” with Jamie Carson.  Presented at the American Political Science Association Meetings 9/04.

 

“Why Do it on the Floor when we can Do it in the Rules Committee:  The Role of House Floor Waivers in Affecting Committee Turf” with Charles Finnochario.  Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meetings, 4/04.

 

“Agendas, Side Issues and Leadership in the U.S. Senate” with William Hixon.  Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Meetings, 1/04.  

 

2003   

“Staring Down the Barrel of the Veto Pen:  Veto Threats and Presidential Influence in Congress.”  Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meetings, 4/03.

“Explaining Congressional-Executive Rivalry in International Affairs:  The Changing Role of Parties, Committees, and the Issue Agenda.”  Invited paper presented for the conference on Divided Power:  The Presidency, Congress and the Formation of American Foreign Policy at the Fulbright Institute of International Relations, University of Arkansas, 5/03.     

 

“Checking Power with Power:  A Strategic Choice Analysis of Presidential Vetoes and Congressional Overrides” with Jamie L. Carson.  Presented at the American Political Science Association Meetings, 8/03.

 

2002

“Parties and Roll Call Voting in the House” with William Hixon.  Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Meetings, 11/02. 

 

“Examining Presidential Influence in Congress:  Testing a Theory of Anticipated Reactions in the Realm of Foreign and Domestic Policy” with Brandon C. Prins.  Presented at the American Political Science Association Meetings, 8/02.

 

“Explaining Presidential Influence in Congress:  A Unified Model of Position Taking and Legislative Success, 1953-98” with Brandon C. Prins and Steven A. Shull.  Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meetings, 4/02.

 

“Partisan Influences on Roll-Call Voting in the U.S. House” with William Hixon.  Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meetings, 4/02.

 

2001
"Controlling the Amendment Agenda:  Partisan Politics and the Use of Floor Waivers" with William Hixon.  Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meetings.

"Agenda Change, Conflict, and the Role of Congressional Committees in Foreign Policy."  Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meetings.

"The Strategic Use of Executive Orders" with Richard Pacelle.  Presented at the American Political Science Association Meetings.

"Strategic or Sincere?:  The Supreme Court in Constitutional Decisions" with Richard Pacelle.  Presented at the American Political Science Association Meetings.

"Controlling Turf:  Referral and Amendment Rights in the House" with Charles Finnochario.  Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Meetings.

"Modeling Supreme Court Decision Making" with Richard Pacelle.  Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Meetings.

2000
"Agenda Change and Congressional-Executive Relations:  Foreign and Defense Policy Realignment in the Post-reform Era" with Brandon C. Prins.  Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meetings.