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Chair, Department of Political Science (2003 - 2010)
Department Personnel Committee (2010-12, 2016-17)
Faculty Adviser, Pi Sigma Alpha [Political Science Honors Society] (2003-05)
American Politics/Public Policy faculty search committee, Chair (2005-06)
Comparative Politics faculty search committee (2015-16)
Assessment Coordinator (2016)
Lecturer Evaluation Committee Chair (2016-17)

College of Arts and Letters
"Chair of Chairs" (2006-07)
Academic Policy and Planning Committee (elected/re-elected) (2007-12)
CAL Personnel Committee (2005-06; 2010-12)
Program on International Security and Conflict Resolution, Board Member (2003-10)
Public Policy Ph.D. Planning Committee, Chair (2005-07)
Women-in-Politics Conference, participating organizer (March 2005).
Fred J. Hansen Summer Institute for World Peace, Organizing/Program Committees (2007-08)

University Promotions and Tenure Review Panel, elected member (2012-14, 2014-16)
Phi Beta Kappa, Executive Committee Member at Large (2012 -- )
University Senate (elected/re-elected representative) (2004 - 2010)
Senate Committee on Committees (2008 - 2010)
Intercollegiate Athletics Authority (Senate representative)  (2005 - 2010)
Chair, Student-Athlete Welfare and Academic Success Committee (2006-08)
SDSU Representative, Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (2006-07)
NCAA Athletics Certification Self-Study Steering Committee, Chair of Academic Standards working group (2005-06)
Fulbright Student Awards, campus interview committee (2004-09)


Tulane University Senate, Senator At-Large (1997-98).
"Tulane 2000" University Five-Year Plan, President's Executive Committee and Chair of
Subcommittee on Intercollegiate Athletics (1995-96)
University Senate Committee on Athletics (1992-98); Chair (1994-98)
NCAA Athletics Certification, Self-Study Committee (1993-95)
University Senate Committee on Libraries (2000-03)
Tulane College Honor Board (1991-93, 1995 -97)
Faculty Adviser, Pi Sigma Alpha [Political Science Honor Society] (1988-93, 1996-97, 1999-01)
(winner of Best Chapter Award, 1999-2000)
Murphy Institute of Political Economy
Newcomb College Fellow


Referee, Fulbright Senior Specialist Program (2015 - )

Referee, Fulbright Commission – Romania (2012 - )

Southwest Political Science Association. Program Committee. Section Chair for Public Policy and Public Administration (2012).

Western Political Science Association. Program Committee. Section Chair for Politics and History (2007; 2008; 2009; 2010).

College Board, U.S. Government and Politics AP Exam National Colloquium (2009).

Chair, Walter Dean Burnham Dissertation Award Committee, American Political Science Association, Section on Politics and History (2009).
Western Political Science Association, Committee on Chairpersons, Co-Chair (2006-07)

Charles Redd Award Committee, Western Political Science Association, for the best paper on the American West (2008).

Editorial Boards:
Studia Politica (Romania);
Annals of the University of Bucharest, Political Science Series
Europolis (Romania)


COMMUNITY SERVICE (recent years)

Scholia Club (Town and Gown Association), Elected 2014.

Fulbright Association of San Diego, Board Member (2006-2012)

Youth and Government, California YMCA Bill Hearing Night (2005; 2006)

American Civil Liberties Union and League of Women Voters, San Diego Chapters, special committee to evaluate voting machine technology in the county (2004)

Orleans Parish School Board, Appointed Member of Audit Advisory Committee (1996-1999).
Certificate of Recognition from the Orleans Parish School Board, 1999.

Adviser, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Phillip Martin, Tribal Chief, evaluating an ongoing research project and book manuscript examining Choctaw economic and political development (1998)

Board of Directors, San Diego Division, U.S. Fencing Association (2012-13).
Chair, Louisiana Division, United States Fencing Association (1997-99)
Elected Representative, United Stated Fencing Association Congress (1998-99)
Commissioner, Louisiana Games, Fencing (1999-2001)
Member, U.S. National Fencing Team, Veterans World Championships: 2009, 2010, 2011.

Media Appearances: National Public Radio; Pacifica News Service; local and regional newspapers; various local radio and television stations, including election night coverage for KPBS.


National Science Foundation
Romanian Research Council (CNCS) – external reviewer
International Research and Exchanges (IREX):  Social Science Curriculum Development.
National Council for Eurasian and East European Research.
Ratiu Foundation for Democracy – Romania (Research Awards, President of the Jury, 2007).


Books Include:
Cambridge University Press, Congressional Quarterly Press, Cornell University Press, Yale University Press, Harper/Collins, Houghton Mifflin, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Oxford University Press, Penn State University Press, Prentice Hall Scott, Foresman/Little, Brown, State University of New York Press, W.W. Norton

Journals Include:
American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Democratization, Journal of Policy History, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Policy, Legislative Studies Review, Policy Sciences, Policy Studies Journal, Policy Studies Review, Political and Military Sociology, Political Research Quarterly, Polity, Problems of Post-Communism, Public Budgeting & Financial Management, Social Science Quarterly. Social Science Research. Southeastern Political Review. State and Local Government Review. Studies in American Political Development

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