GMU onAir Chapter

The GMU Democracy onAir chapter is the first and model chapter for Virginia onAir and the lead university chapter for Virginia.

Undergrad student members are affiliated with a number of GMU schools, departments, and programs including: Schar School of Policy and Government, the Department of Communication, and the Film and Video Studies program. A undergrad student club/student organization is also being formed to work in tandem with the GMU onAir Chapter.

GMU grad students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Mason participate as chapter members. Virginia onAir Hub coordinators also started onAir chapters at VCU and Virginia Tech.

Nader Momtaz

My name is Nader Momtaz and I am a George Mason University alum that pursued a BA in Global Affairs as a part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and a Minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. I am currently the Operations Director for Democracy onAir.

I am a member of this hub to increase transparency and better communication between the politicians and the people. I truly believe that the people’s voice is stronger than any one individual and that everyone has a right to learn the facts and participate in our democracy while fulfilling their civic duties.

Tim O’Shea

I am Executive Director for Democracy onAir – the nonprofit social enterprise managed and curated by students that oversees the pilot Virginia onAir Hub and chapters. 

Jim McLean

Jim McLean is VP of Media for onAir Networks. Jim is the lead designer of onAir Network’s Aircasting system that provides hub producers the tools to create mobile and studio video recordings and live streams.  He is also a member of the Virginia onAir Advisory Board consulting on how to adapt onAir media technologies for the Hub.

Jim is an Instructional Technology/Visual Media Specialist for George Mason University. He received a MFA from American University and a BA from George Mason.

Almanac of Virginia Politics

The Virginia Almanac project at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government provides an informative record of legislative sources, key decision-makers, and the legislative process.

Website: virginiaalmanac.gmu.edu

Contact: Matthew Sardone, Managing Editor at msardon2@gmu.edu

The new online edition outlines the basic framework of Virginia politics by providing the raw data for analyzing the record of members of the General Assembly. As a historical tool the Almanac is useful to lobbyists, libraries, civic activists, and researchers. This easily accessible source is an indispensable tool for those who want to know the who, what, when, and how of Virginia politics.

 

Schar School of Policy & Government

The mission of the Schar School of Policy and Government is to advance the public good. We provide our students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to become leaders and managers in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

Website:  schar.gmu.edu/

Email: schar@gmu.edu
Phone
:  703-993-2280
Address:Founders Hall, Fifth Floor
3351 Fairfax Drive, MS 3B1
Arlington, VA 22201

Dean: Mark Rozell

 

Mark Rozell

Dean, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy, George Mason University

Mark J. Rozell is the author of nine books and editor of twenty books on various topics in U.S. government and politics including the presidency, religion and politics, media and politics, and interest groups in elections.

He has testified before Congress on several occasions on executive privilege issues and has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad.

Dean Rozell writes frequent op-ed columns in such publications as the Washington Post, Baltimore SunNew York Daily News, and Politico. He is often asked to comment about his areas of expertise for print and broadcast media.

Steve Pearlstein

Robinson Professor: Public and International Affairs, George Mason University
Pulitzer Prize winner and columnist: Washington Post

Areas of Specialty: Economic principles, political economy, economic policy, morality of modern capitalism.

Steven Pearlstein, a Pulitzer Prize-winning business and economics columnist for the Washington Post, joined the Mason faculty as Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs in the fall of 2011.  At Mason, he has focused on teaching economic principles to non-economic majors and helping to launch the interdisciplinary Politics, Philosophy and Economics concentration for majors in those departments. He also offers seminars on narrative journalism, politics, and wealth and poverty in the Honors College.

Sara Deriso

Junior: Major in Government and International Politics, Schar School of Policy and Government, Minor in Political Communication, George Mason University

President: GMU Student Power

Secretary: Transparent GMU

Mason Cable Network, also known as MCN, is the student operated television network airing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to approximately 6,000 residents on the Fairfax Campus.

MCN has been serving the George Mason Community since the fall of 1997 and has thrived on the network’s signature motto “your face, your voice.”

Here at Mason Cable Network, we have built a training ground for any student who hopes to gain hands-on experience or further their career in television or film.

Starting in 2012, our broadcast switched over to high definition to increase the quality of our content.

Fall 2012 was the first semester that Mason Cable Network has had the ability to produce and distribute live content through the network and online websites through live streaming.  In the  years since, MCN has broadcasted several University events including Mason Madness, and the International Week Dance Competition.  We expanded our live content with a  weekly news show,  and through a partnership with Mason Athletics, broadcast the majority of  the Athletics home games including basketball, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, and volleyball.

As we move forward, we strive to bring the Mason Nation programming that is geared to the community, whether that be news, sports, or entertainment.

No matter the occasion, no matter the program, Mason Cable Network is 24/7 programming for Patriots by Patriots. Come and visit us in the Office of Student Media in the HUB.

Angelique Arintok

Senior: Majoring in Communication, Media Production & Criticism and minor in Political Communication, George Mason University
General ManagerMason Cable Network

As a freshman with Mason Cable Network, I served as the Assistant Production Manager and was promoted to Production Manager just one year later. As the General Manager of Mason Cable Network, I  hope to sustain the network’s growth, and bring new student concepts to the table. She enjoys the creativity and integrity behind multimedia journalism, and is furthermore interested with the discipline’s connection to political communication. Angelique aspires a career as a news reporter/Multi-Media Journalist.

Sergei A. Samoilenko

Instructor, Communication Department, George Mason University
Faculty Advisor, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Sergei Samoilenko's research focus is on public relations, crisis communication, reputation management, new media.

Salina Temesghen

Global Affairs MajorGeorge Mason University
Global Politics Fellow: Spring 2019
YouTube Coordinator: Virginia onAir

My term as an intern isn’t to only take it as part of George Mason’s Global fellowship and for course credit, but to be more educated in politics, government, philanthropy, and international relations.

 

Center for Regional Analysis

The Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) mission is to provide research and technical assistance to local government and businesses, primarily located in the Washington DC Metro region. These efforts focus on economic, demographic, transportation, housing and fiscal issues.

The Center, on the basis of earlier work on technology in the region for the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, undertook the development of a technology database for the National Capital region under contract to the Greater Washington Board of Trade in the summer of 1994. This project for the first time provides an objectively defined estimate of the scale of the technology sector in the Washington DC region. The study demonstrated that technology accounts for a major proportion of the region’s economy and is focused on advanced technology services such as systems integration, information technology, telecommunication and biotechnology.

Terry Clower

Northern Virginia Chair and University Professor
Director, Center for Regional Analysis, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia

Areas of Research include: Economic Development, Economic Policy, Quantitative Methods, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Regional Economic Performance, Economic Forecasting, and Economic and Fiscal Impacts

Schar Undergraduate Student Organization

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SUSO

Schar webpage: 
Virginia Elections post

Tom Davis

Rector: Board of Visitors, George Mason University
Former US Congressman: Virginia US House District 11

Tom Davis is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives who represented Virginia's 11th congressional district in Northern Virginia. Davis was considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by five-term incumbent and fellow Republican John Warner in the 2008 election, but decided against it. He announced on January 30, 2008, that he would not seek reelection to an eighth term

He is currently a director of federal government affairs at Deloitte and the rector (head of the Board of Visitors) of George Mason University and a trustee of its Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

Mason onAirGMU onAir Chapter

The GMU Democracy onAir chapter is the first and model chapter for Virginia onAir and the lead university chapter for Virginia.

Undergrad student members are affiliated with a number of GMU schools, departments, and programs including: Schar School of Policy and Government, the Department of Communication, and the Film and Video Studies program. A undergrad student club/student organization is also being formed to work in tandem with the GMU onAir Chapter.

GMU grad students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Mason participate as chapter members. Virginia onAir Hub coordinators also started onAir chapters at VCU and Virginia Tech.

Summary

The GMU Democracy onAir chapter is the first and model chapter for Virginia onAir and the lead university chapter for Virginia.

Undergrad student members are affiliated with a number of GMU schools, departments, and programs including: Schar School of Policy and Government, the Department of Communication, and the Film and Video Studies program. A undergrad student club/student organization is also being formed to work in tandem with the GMU onAir Chapter.

GMU grad students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Mason participate as chapter members. Virginia onAir Hub coordinators also started onAir chapters at VCU and Virginia Tech.

About

Contact

Email: Democracy OnAir

Locations

Fairfax Campus
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Web

Mason Votes

Videos

David Bulova Town Hall
Virginia onAir
Published on March 3, 2019
By: Virginia onAir

When:    Saturday February 2nd at 9:00 to 11:00 am
Where:   Fairfax City Hall Council Chambers at 10455 Armstrong Street (parking in rear of City Hall offices)
Web:       Recorded by Nic Barta for Virginia onAir edited by Ny-jhee Jones.

Summary of the event – Go to this post.

News Posts

Debate Dives Into the Issues
By: Abigail Adcox
Fourth Estate – November 5, 2018

GMU onAir Chapter

George Mason College Republicans (CRs) and George Mason Democrats (GMU Dems) went head-to-head in a civilized debate on Nov. 1 to discuss prominent issues ahead of the midterm elections.

The event, “First of All We Vote,” was hosted by Student Government, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Mason Votes as a way for students to hear about issues affecting the midterm in a bipartisan manner.

“In this election, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for grabs and a third of the senate is on the ballot,” said Erica Kelly, an intern for GMU Dems, during opening statements.

Activities

Chapter members commit to curating at least one politician’s profile post – an elected official or candidate. Curating these posts include:

  • Communicating with a politician or their staff to insure profile content is accurate, current, and comprehensive
  • Adding news and events
  • Receiving emailed questions from post viewers and recording the politician’s answers in their profiles
  • Moderating post comments and suggestions
  • Assisting politicians with streaming their video updates then archiving them in the posts they are curating
  • Producing video interviews of politicians and voters in the district they are curating

Chapter members also can assist with organizing, streaming, and editing chapter events such as town halls, debates, forums, and candidate days.

Benefits

Beyond helping to reinvigorate a more civil and vibrant democracy in their state, chapter members will:

  • Have the same benefits as people and organizations that purchase premium memberships including a full member profile post and the ability to author or co-author issue related posts
  • Be able to network Virginia elected officials and political organizations
  • Acquire and develop their political communication and media skills
  • Gain experience and credibility to pursue job opportunities including with Democracy onAir and other democracy promoting organizations
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Nader Momtaz 2Nader Momtaz

My name is Nader Momtaz and I am a George Mason University alum that pursued a BA in Global Affairs as a part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and a Minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. I am currently the Operations Director for Democracy onAir.

I am a member of this hub to increase transparency and better communication between the politicians and the people. I truly believe that the people’s voice is stronger than any one individual and that everyone has a right to learn the facts and participate in our democracy while fulfilling their civic duties.

Summary

My name is Nader Momtaz and I am a George Mason University alum that pursued a BA in Global Affairs as a part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and a Minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. I am currently the Operations Director for Democracy onAir.

I am a member of this hub to increase transparency and better communication between the politicians and the people. I truly believe that the people’s voice is stronger than any one individual and that everyone has a right to learn the facts and participate in our democracy while fulfilling their civic duties.

About

Nader is a Spring ’19 graduate from George Mason University. He obtained a bachelors degree in Global Affairs. He is an Egyptian that is currently residing in Fairfax, VA and has resided in both Egypt and Ethiopia in the past. Nader has a passion for political affairs and various social issues, which is why he wanted to affiliate himself with Democracy onAir. Nader has experience in youth development, refugee resettlement and helping Democracy onAir achieve its goals through the Mason Summer Entrepreneurship Accelerator (MSEA) program and his position as Operations Director.

Experience

Education

  • BA in Global Affairs
    George Mason University
    2015 to 2019

    Minor: Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Work Experience

  • Refugee and Immigrant Services Intern
    Lutheran Social Services
    2019 to 2019

    • Assisted Reception and Placement Case Managers in managing client cases and maintaining case files
    • Assisted in welcoming and meeting clients and setting up apartments for newly arriving refugees
    • Assisted clients with applications for Social Security cards and State IDs
    • Accompanied clients to various employment, education and medical appointments
    • Attended orientations on safety, financial literacy and methods of public transportation

  • Refugee Employment Intern
    Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc.
    2018 to 2018

    • Assisted Employment Specialists with employment development and job placement for refugees.
    • Conducted employment plan interviews with refugees
    • Assisted refugee community members with necessary skills for find and keeping a job
    • Searched for job opportunities, applied for jobs and ensured job retention for clients
    • Basic administrative assistance: filed paperwork and kept case notes for each refugee

  • Youth Development Intern
    Kid Power, inc.
    2017 to 2017

    • Engaged in academic, athletic, and social activities with children ages 8-14
    • Supervised volunteers and members of the Student Youth Employment Program.
    • Designed and carried out social and physical wellness activities for children ages 8-14
    • Teaching assistant for in-class activities
    • Assisted program directors with a variety of administrative functions

Contact

Email: nmomtaz5@gmail.com

Web

Websites

LinkedIn

Personal Information

Name: Nader Momtaz
Age: 23
Degree: Global Affairs
Nationality: Egyptian

Awards

  • NHS Leadership Award
    National Honor Society

Organizations

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Tim O'Shea 3Tim O’Shea

I am Executive Director for Democracy onAir – the nonprofit social enterprise managed and curated by students that oversees the pilot Virginia onAir Hub and chapters. 

Summary

I am Executive Director for Democracy onAir – the nonprofit social enterprise managed and curated by students that oversees the pilot Virginia onAir Hub and chapters. 

About

Tim O'Shea 1

Tim O’Shea recently graduated summa cum laude from George Mason University where he studied Government and International Politics, Data Analysis, and Economics. He previously worked as the Database and Intelligence Manager at Rise To Peace, where he developed and launched multiple open-source intelligence databases on international terrorism. He also worked as a Market Research Associate for the Virginia Small Business Development Center, where he helped Virginia businesses and organizations with expanding internationally. He has presented at research conferences at James Madison University and Georgetown University, and his work has been published in the Chicago Journal of Foreign Policy and the Immigrant Research Library.

Experience

Education

Work Experience

  • Market Research Associate
    Virginia SBDC
    2019 to 2019

    – Gathers and synthesizes open source market intelligence and research for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seeking to expand to international markets

    – Provides clients with reports including market trends and factors, comparative regulatory profiles, expansion targets, data visualization, government resources, and recommended next steps

    – Develops government relations material for organizations seeking legislative or executive branch support for initiatives and programs

  • Student Assistant, Robinson Professor Office
    George Mason University
    2017 to 2019

    – Provided administrative support for group of elite, multidisciplinary professors and professors emeriti, including managing student meetings, technical support, and course registration

    – Coordinated and arranged for hundreds of donations of books and manuscripts to multiple college campuses and special collections

    – Planned, promoted and ran academic events such as debates and lectures including well-known economists, pollsters, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists

    – Acted as a technical and teaching assistant for professor’s classes on criminal justice and economic policy

    – Maintains and updates website on professor’s achievements and appearances in the media

    – Interfaced with other departments and campus groups in order to support office, promote sponsored events, and host visitors

  • Database & Intelligence Manager
    Rise to Peace
    2017 to 2019

    – Conceptualized, designed, and built the Active Intelligence Database and Undercovered Attacks Database, compiling news reports on terrorist activity into public access databases with instant archives and other organizational features

    – Trained and managed a small team of interns to write articles on terrorism data and research, maintain databases, and increase social media presence with focused content on terrorism and extremism

    – Provided strategic planning, coordination, and on site support for community and academic events to generate support and awareness of the organization as well as serve mission of the organization

  • Joseph Schumpeter Fellow
    Mercatus Center at George Mason University
    2016 to 2019

    – Received and renewed membership five times for selective, paid fellowship for applied economic study at the Mercatus Center

    – Participated in discussions with Mercatus Center Fellows and George Mason Economics faculty on modern economic public policy issues, including economic education, technology policy, disaster relief, and foreign aid and Immigration

  • Immigration and Cross-Border Policy Intern
    Bipartisan Policy Center
    2018 to 2018

    – Assembled, crystallized and sent daily press briefings for members of the Immigration Team

    – Wrote timely articles on U.S. immigration policy issues, including family separation and denaturalization efforts

    – Generated data analysis, modeling, and visualization on contemporary immigration policy challenges, including immigrant detention, court backlogs, and border deterrence

    – Created impact statements on BPC articles for use in development outreach, including reach to key voter populations

    – Contributed to short and long term reports on relevant research literature, recent polling data, and federal grant evaluation

    – Winner of the Robert F. Bennett Award for demonstrating a commitment to public service and a desire to make a difference

  • Research Assistant
    George Mason University – Schar School of Policy and Government
    2018 to 2018

    – Served as part of an international team analyzing the erosion of U.S. soft power in Central Asia as part of the Minerva Research Initiative

    – Analyzed characteristics and trends of Central Asian terrorism, including research on their radicalization, attack profiles, and specific case studies in Turkey, Sweden, Russia, and the United States

  • Immigration Law Clerk
    The HMA Law Firm PLLC
    2017 to 2017

    – Conceptualized, designed, and built multi-layered database on violence and persecution around the world, compiling qualitative and quantitative information from government and NGO reports and news sources.

    – Built tools for legal data analysis, including comparative displays for affirmative and defensive asylum districts and decision matrix on immigration options for use by attorneys, and designed training for future interns on using tools.

    – Completed country conditions and asylum case research for clients from countries including El Salvador, Guatemala, Venezuela, Syria, and Cameroon, and others.

  • Research Intern, Center for Political-Military Analysis
    Hudson Institute
    2017 to 2017

    – Compiled and synthesized news updates on international policy issues on short time frames.

    – Researched international security issues including bilateral defense cooperation, WMD security, and CBRN crisis response.

    – Proofread and edited reports on national security issues and international news.

    – Crystallized government and NGO reports into memos and briefings.

  • Public Forum Debate Coach
    Poly Prep Country Day School
    2015 to 2017

    – Provided guidance and advice on argument creation for high school debate team.

    – Completed extensive research on current events and public policy issues for use in positions and cohesive arguments.

    – Assisted conflict mediation and team cohesion among team members.

    – Coached teams to 1st and 3rd place rankings out of 700+ nationally competitive teams, as well as to record the 2 highest national win counts across a debate season, and one of the first “total sweeps” of a national debate tournament in history.

    – Coached debaters interviewed by Fortune Magazine for comment on the Presidential debates

Contact

Email: Democracy OnAir

Zipcode: 22209

Videos

2018 Midterm Election Coverage
MasonCableNetwork
Published on June 6, 2018
By: MasonCableNetwork

Live coverage of the 2018 Midterm elections featuring exit poll results from Merten Hall and exclusive interviews with Professor Victor, Dean Rozell, Mason Votes, Roosevelt at Mason and more!

Web

Websites

LinkedIn

Twitter

Personal Information

Awards

Organizations

onAir

My current focus as Executive Director on Democracy onAir is on:

  • Development of recruitment, workflow, fundraising, and communication protocols and resources
  • Building an advisory board for the organization
  • Public interfacing and representation of Democracy onAir at relevant conferences
  • Management of other directors

Posts

Hub Posts

Politicians

Members

Aircasts

Papers

Articles

What the Hell does Student Government Do?
Fourth Estate – January 28, 2019

I joined Mason’s Student Government (SG) familiar with the dismal aspects of its reputation. I knew that many students see SG as an ineffective body comprised of playacting, would-be politicians passing empty bills and soaking up student funding. Mason students on social media are either unaware of Student Government’s role in our community or convinced that nothing happens.

I believe that these takes miss the important changes at Mason due to SG’s efforts that have either gone unnoticed or been merely forgotten. Student Government pressure on the school administration was the impetus behind the creation of the Gunston Go-Bus, which brings Mason students to local shopping areas that include Fair Oaks and Fairfax Corner. SG’s annual trip to meet with state legislators, Mason Lobbies, is often cited by state lawmakers as an important component of their positive impression of Mason students.

Students Bring Their Agenda to the Capitol
By: Abigail Adcox
Fourth Estate – February 4, 2019

“In terms of per-student spending, Mason lags behind in how much money we get from the state,” said Tim O’Shea, the executive secretary for government and community relations for Student Government.

In addition, this year over 80 percent of students attending were members of another student organization besides Student Government, according to O’Shea. This was in part an effort to target students who were active on campus outside of Student Government, and who might be able to personally relate how student funding affects them.

“The biggest reason for me, and this comes from conversations with the State Relations office, is that you consistently hear that state legislators and their [staffs] have a very strong opinion of Mason students as civically engaged and very adept students, and part of that is because of things like Mason Lobbies, where they get to see Mason students in action,” O’Shea explained.

Publications

What Makes a Terrorist Attack Notable? Attack Characteristics as Determinants of United States Media Coverage
By: Liam Timmons and Tim O’Shea
Chicago Journal of Foreign Policy  – January 9, 2019

This report analyzed the theoretical basis for determinants of U.S. media coverage of international terrorist attacks, as well as the statistical distribution of attack characteristics across attacks both covered and uncovered by major U.S. media sources.

Immigrants and Public Benefits: What Does the Research Say?
By: Tim O’Shea and Cristobal Ramón
Bipartisan Policy Center – December 5, 2018

Literature review of the usage of public benefits programs by immigrants, including analysis of factors including research methodology, state and federal laws, and both static and dynamic analysis.

Why are families being separated at the border? An Explainer
By: Tim O’Shea and Theresa Cardinal Brown
Bipartisan Policy Center – June 13, 2018

A step-by-step brief of the current conversation on the family separations occurring at the U.S. border. Accumulated 60,000 views in it’s first week, becoming the most read blog in the history of the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Central Asian Export of ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorism: Case Studies, Comparisons, and Lessons
By: Tim O’Shea
Rise To Peace  – May 18, 2018

The report details five case studies of Central Asian migrants committing acts of terrorism against Western countries, before placing each attack in a statistical contextual comparison against similar attacks. The report concludes by noting trends in the case studies and suggesting further research.

Projects

Databases

Undercovered Attacks Database
Rise to Peace

Database that records information on terrorist attacks that place high in terms of casualties, but do not receive coverage in the U.S. media

Active Intelligence Database
Rise to Peace

The Active Intelligence Database is an online spreadsheet and database using the web application Airtable that displays and organizes information on global terrorist activity for viewers to engage more with global extremism. I also built secondary features including a full database methodology, a separate source archives database, an online feedback form, and a set of further resources for people interested in learning more.

Toolkits

Civic Action Toolkit

The Civic Action Toolkit is a guide to how Mason students can stay politically engaged outside of voting. It includes guides on petitions, protesting, political fundraising, and contacting elected officials. It also includes an external resources page.

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Jim McLeanJim McLean

Jim McLean is VP of Media for onAir Networks. Jim is the lead designer of onAir Network’s Aircasting system that provides hub producers the tools to create mobile and studio video recordings and live streams.  He is also a member of the Virginia onAir Advisory Board consulting on how to adapt onAir media technologies for the Hub.

Jim is an Instructional Technology/Visual Media Specialist for George Mason University. He received a MFA from American University and a BA from George Mason.

Summary

Jim McLean is VP of Media for onAir Networks. Jim is the lead designer of onAir Network’s Aircasting system that provides hub producers the tools to create mobile and studio video recordings and live streams.  He is also a member of the Virginia onAir Advisory Board consulting on how to adapt onAir media technologies for the Hub.

Jim is an Instructional Technology/Visual Media Specialist for George Mason University. He received a MFA from American University and a BA from George Mason.

About

Jim McLean headshot

Jim McLean is an experienced Instructional Technology consultant with a demonstrated history working in higher education. Jim is highly skilled in media management and distribution (Kaltura Media), Content Management Systems (Drupal, WordPress, CommonSpot), Learning Management Systems (Blackboard/Sakai/Google Education), IT/Enterprise Service Management (EasyVista, TeamDynamix) e-Learning, Instructional Design, XR/MR/VR/AR applications and development, 360° video production, photogrammetry, 3d design and FDM printing, and live video streaming (LiveStream, Kaltura Live, OBS/YouTube). Prior to his educational endeavors, Jim also had a prolific career in photojournalism with Gannet, UPI, and the USO where his photography appeared on the pages of Der Spiegel, Entertainment Weekly, and the Boston Globe to name a few.

Experience

Education

Work Experience

  • Instructional Technologist (XR & Digital Media)
    George Mason University
    2013 to present

    Specializing in digital media immersive technology solutions for educators: VR/AR applications, 3d design, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and 360° video production solutions.

  • Instructional Technologist (Digital Media)
    Wellesley College
    2010 to 2013

    Specializing in digital media immersive technology solutions for educators: VR/AR applications, 3d design, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and 360° video production solutions.

  • Photographer
    USO World Headquarters
    1991 to 2001

    Professional tour photographer and videographer for the Celebrity Entertainment division, USO World Headquarters.

  • Photojournalist
    Gannet News
    1993 to 1998

    Staff photographer for national and local news stories with an emphasis on government, military and political affairs.

Contact

Email: onAir Networks, George Mason University

Zipcode: 20124

Web

Websites

onAir, LinkedIn

Papers

Articles

Jim McLean is George Mason University’s December Employee of the Month
By: Damian Cristodero
Mason News – December 7, 2018

Jim McLean is involved in so many things at George Mason University he cannot name them all without a few silent moments to ponder.

Let’s see, there is his work, generally, as an instructional technologist with the Online Learning Resources group. He is the administrator for the media platform for the university’s Blackboard system. His workshops and training consultations instruct faculty how to best capture and integrate media into their courses and organizations.

He works with instructional designers in George Mason’s Online Course Development Institute, and with the Assistive Technology Initiative. And he is establish an immersive technology space,  Th3 BuilD, that will concentrate on teaching and using 3-D printing, 360 video, and virtual and augmented reality program

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Schar/GMU Almanac of Virginia PoliticsAlmanac of Virginia Politics

The Virginia Almanac project at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government provides an informative record of legislative sources, key decision-makers, and the legislative process.

Website: virginiaalmanac.gmu.edu

Contact: Matthew Sardone, Managing Editor at msardon2@gmu.edu

The new online edition outlines the basic framework of Virginia politics by providing the raw data for analyzing the record of members of the General Assembly. As a historical tool the Almanac is useful to lobbyists, libraries, civic activists, and researchers. This easily accessible source is an indispensable tool for those who want to know the who, what, when, and how of Virginia politics.

 

Summary

Website: virginiaalmanac.gmu.edu

Contact: Matthew Sardone, Managing Editor at msardon2@gmu.edu

The new online edition outlines the basic framework of Virginia politics by providing the raw data for analyzing the record of members of the General Assembly. As a historical tool the Almanac is useful to lobbyists, libraries, civic activists, and researchers. This easily accessible source is an indispensable tool for those who want to know the who, what, when, and how of Virginia politics.

 

Go to website for information on current VA House of Delegates and Senate.

Can also search archives.

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Schar School of Policy and GovernmentSchar School of Policy & Government

The mission of the Schar School of Policy and Government is to advance the public good. We provide our students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to become leaders and managers in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

Website:  schar.gmu.edu/

Email: schar@gmu.edu
Phone
:  703-993-2280
Address:Founders Hall, Fifth Floor
3351 Fairfax Drive, MS 3B1
Arlington, VA 22201

Dean: Mark Rozell

 

Summary

Website:  schar.gmu.edu/

Email: schar@gmu.edu
Phone
:  703-993-2280
Address:Founders Hall, Fifth Floor
3351 Fairfax Drive, MS 3B1
Arlington, VA 22201

Dean: Mark Rozell

 

About

Social MediaTwitter  Facebook  Instagram  YouTube  LinkedIn

Web: Wikipedia

Undergraduate Student Services:
Robinson Hall A201, MS 3F4
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-1400
Email: gvip@gmu.edu
Fax: 703-993-1399

George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government prepares undergraduate and graduate students to be leaders and managers who solve problems and advance the public good in all sectors and levels of government—in the United States and throughout the world.

Our graduates apply the knowledge and skills gained in our classrooms at some of the most prestigious companies, consulting firms, nonprofits, multinational organizations, and government agencies in Washington, DC, and beyond. Decision-makers and the public use our faculty’s research to both understand and develop policy in a variety of areas.  In addition, we are committed to public service in our professions and in regional, national, and global communities.

Located where policy happens—just 3 miles from the Pentagon, 4 miles from The White House, and 6 miles from the U.S. Capitol Building—students are connected to jobs, internships, networking, and experiences that can only be found in the Washington, D.C., area.

It’s policy in action. Learning from professors with real-world experience, students gain the applicable skills and the practical knowledge to lead government agencies and nonprofit organizations, develop public policies and programs, create innovate consulting solutions, or provide expert policy analysis. Schar School alumni apply what they learned in the classroom to pursue fulfilling and meaningful careers. Graduates are doing consequential work at leading employers including the U.S. Department of State, USAID, the World Bank, the United Nations, the National Endowment for Democracy, Deloitte, Booz Allen Hamilton, and many others.

Undergraduate Degrees

The Schar School is home to 700 undergraduate students, offering two majors in Government and International Politics and Public Administration.

If you are interested in a career in public service, then George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government is the place where you can find majors, classes, and internships that will help you launch a successful career and do the kind of work you dream of doing. Mason’s close proximity to Washington, D.C. gives you access to prestigious internships, policy events, and national and international meetings.

Government and International Politics, BA

The BA in government and international politics allows you to take core courses in American political institutions, the political systems of other countries, and international relations. You may choose from among 8 different concentrations.

If you are interested in career paths such as political analysis, public service, law, campaigns, and research, then Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government is the place where you can find majors, classes, and internships that will help you launch a successful career and do the kind of work you dream of doing. Mason’s close proximity to Washington, D.C. gives you access to prestigious internships, policy events, and national and international meetings.

When you major in Government and International Politics, you will learn to critically examine the complexities of national and international issues, as well as political issues, processes, and actors.

You will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge through one of the following concentrations:

The BA in Government and International Politics requires the completion of 43 credits, including five core courses and a senior seminar.

Minors

  • International Security
  • Legal Studies
  • American Government
  • Global Systems
  • International/Comparative Studies
  • Public Policy and Management
  • Urban and Suburban Studies

The Schar School Faculty
Our faculty members are world-class scholars in the fields of political science and international relations. Their expertise is sought after and they have extensive experience providing counsel, advice, and instruction to policymakers in Washington, D.C. and beyond. As a student in their classes, you can gain insight into the most pressing issues and innovative approaches to political research and analysis, and get connections to “boots on the ground” policymakers.

First and foremost, however, the Schar School faculty members are committed to quality teaching. As a result, you will get to know your professors here and form mentoring relationships with them. That will help you do better in class, make wise decisions about internships and careers, and glean wisdom to be successful in life.

Internships
One of the best ways to find a job after graduation is to complete an internship that will offer you real-world experience and the chance to build a professional network. Schar School students intern at a variety of places, including:

  • Capitol Hill
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Middle East Institute
  • National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
  • Law firms
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Lobbying groups

You can earn up to six academic credits of internship toward your degree.

Success after Graduation
A degree in Government and International Politics from George Mason University will give you the credentials to land a great job after graduation. Some of our recent graduates have been hired by companies and organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including:

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Foreign Service Institute
  • U.S. Department of Commerce

As a Government and International Politics graduate, you will also have access to 13,000 fellow Schar School alumni who have the careers you want, who work as leaders for the organizations you want to work for, and with whom you can network and develop relationships.

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Public Administration, BS

Public administration focuses on how public policy is implemented within the society. Course topics include economics, management, public policy, international politics, and American government. You may choose a concentration in administration and management, economic policy analysis, international political economy, nonprofit management, public policy, or US government and institutions.

By majoring in Public Administration, you can prepare for an exciting and fulfilling career in government and nonprofit management. Courses focus on leadership, administration, and public policy in the political setting of public management. You will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge through one of the following concentrations:

  • Administration and management
  • Economic Policy Analysis
  • International Political Economy
  • Nonprofit management
  • Public policy
  • U.S. government institutions

The B.S. in Public Administration requires completion of 52 credits, including eight core credits and a senior seminar.

The Schar School Faculty
Our faculty’s passion for public service and policymaking matches that of our students. They are scholars in the disciplines of policy, government, and international affairs who seek to make a difference and serve. So much so, that they often refer to themselves as “pracademics,” scholars who connect learning with practice, provide council and commonsense for Washington, D.C., policymakers, and prepare their students to be successful leaders. We call that impact-driven scholarship.

First and foremost, however, the Schar School faculty members are committed to quality teaching. As a result, you will get to know your professors here and form mentoring relationships with them. That will help you do better in class, make wise decisions about internships and careers, and glean wisdom to be successful in life.

Internships
One of the best ways to find a job after graduation is to complete an internship that will offer you real-world experience and the chance to build a professional network. Schar School students intern at a variety of places, including:

  • Capitol Hill legislative offices
  • Executive Office of the President of the United States
  • Fairfax County Government
  • Partnership for Public Service
  • The U.S. Senate

You can earn up to six academic credits of internship toward your degree.

Success after Graduation
A degree in Public Administration from George Mason University will give you the credentials to land a great job after graduation. Our public administration graduates are hired by some of the most prestigious companies, nonprofits, and government agencies in Washington, D.C., and beyond, including:

  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • Loudoun County Circuit Court
  • FedBid, Inc.

As a Public Administration graduate, you will also have access to 13,000 fellow Schar School alumni who have the careers you want, who work as leaders for the organizations you want to work for, and with whom you can network and develop relationships.

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Masters Programs

At the Schar School, you will refine and expand your academic knowledge and applied skills. Whether you desire to lead a government or nonprofit organization, design and improve public policies and programs, develop innovative consulting solutions, or provide expert analysis, you will graduate from Mason as a prepared and impactful leader. Be one who advances the public good across all sectors.

The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University is one of the best schools of its kind in the country. We will prepare you to be a leader and manager who can solve problems and advance the public good. At the Schar School, professors with real-world experience combine theory and practice in the classroom. You will gain the applicable skills and the practical knowledge you need to advance your career and lead government agencies and nonprofit organizations, develop public policies and programs, create innovative consulting solutions, or provide expert policy analysis.

The Schar School also has a strong and proud community of 13,000 alumni, many of whom live and work in the Washington, D.C. area. This will help you build your professional network.

Biodefense, MS

This program will provide you with a foundation in microbiology and biotechnology combined with a broader security and organizational context. Graduates of this program are employed in biodefense and biosecurity, positions throughout academia, NGO’s, the security industry, and government.

Understanding biological threats is more important in today’s world than ever before. George Mason University’s Biodefense program bridges the gap between science and policy by providing you with the knowledge and analytic skills to assess the risks posed by natural and man-made biological threats and to develop strategies for reducing these risks to national and international security.

The master’s in Biodefense prepares students to become the next generation of biodefense and biosecurity professionals and scholars. This program will provide you with a foundation in microbiology and biotechnology combined with a broader security and organizational context. Graduates of this program are employed in biodefense and biosecurity, positions throughout academia, NGO’s, the security industry, and government.

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Biodefense, MS (Online Program)

The master’s in Biodefense program can be pursued entirely online. Online biodefense courses are an asynchronous format – instructors make the class instruction available online for students to access at any time from any location.
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International Commerce and Policy, MA

No other school in the Washington, D.C., area offers a program like this one. Broader than an MBA and more focused than a master’s in international affairs, George Mason University’s International Commerce and Policy (ICP) program will immerse you in the nexus of business, economics, international relations, and public policy. You will develop the skills and expertise in global finance, investment, trade, and development to excel and lead in the public and private sectors, multinational organizations, NGO’s, nonprofits, and consulting firms.

ICP is an innovative master’s degree program for current and aspiring private and public sector professionals who seek the knowledge and skills to be effective in an increasingly complex world marketplace. Designed to provide the practical tools needed to compete in the global economy, this interdisciplinary program explores the way business, technology, law, economics, and public policy affect complex cross-border activities. Unlike traditional international affairs programs, ICP focuses on international economic issues such as global trade and investment. It is also distinguished from an MBA program by providing training in the political, technological, cultural, and social aspects of the global economy.

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International Security, MA

George Mason University’s International Security Program (I-SEC) prepares professionals to assess and manage traditional security threats and the emerging security challenges of the 21st century.

Recognizing the need to confront security threats facing the global community, George Mason University’s International Security Program (I-SEC) prepares professionals to assess and manage traditional security threats and the emerging security challenges of the 21st century.

I-SEC provides a firm grounding in public-private and international collaborative responses to unconventional security challenges, ranging from threats like ebola, tsunamis, the use of drones, transnational crime, terrorism, illicit trade, proliferation of emerging technologies and WMD, and corruption, to state fragility, civil war and ethnic and sectarian conflict.  With its global and multidisciplinary approach to questions of human security, the program provides students the opportunity to grapple with a new generation of economic, political, environmental, and science and technology-driven issues.

There will be a strong emphasis on public service and ethics, focusing on how to make wise strategic decisions regarding the use of force and when to respond, when to intervene and not intervene.

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Organization Development and Knowledge Management, MS

Development & Knowledge Management (ODKM) cohort master’s program, you will explore organizational leadership theory and practice, the shift from hierarchical structures to group-based learning, and best practices to promote the creation of adaptive, collaborative work environments. You will graduate with the capacity to manage, evaluate, and affect rapid change in government, corporate, and nonprofit organizations.

The ODKM program is designed to meet the needs of contemporary society and of organizations undergoing rapid changes and shifting from hierarchical structures to more group-based learning environments. While focusing on the human and social aspects of organizing, the program also emphasizes the use of collaborative groupware technologies to support interactive learning, knowledge sharing, and knowledge creation.

This unique cohort program is offered as a part-time executive format with classes offered primarily on Friday evenings and Saturdays on alternating weekends.

Peace Operations, MS

Join other peacebuilding, government, and military professionals who are earning the country’s only master’s degree in Peace Operations. The program focuses on the study of international interventions that aim to restore or maintain peace and stability in areas affected by conflict or natural disaster. You will study post-conflict reconstruction, recovery and development, as well as diplomacy and security.

The aim of the program is to teach students to think critically about the challenges to bring about peace and stability; recognize and appreciate the interests of the diverse actors typically involved in peace operations; understand the negotiating strategies used to sort out competing goals; develop practical strategies for promoting collaboration and teamwork; and craft and share analyses and proposals for solutions through written and oral presentations.

Political Science, MA

As a student in Mason’s political science program, you will learn from the best. Some of our country’s leading political commentators are members of our faculty: Mark Rozell, Jennifer Victor, Jeremy Mayer, Mark Katz, A. Trevor Thrall, and Toni-Michelle Travis. Others, like Peter Mandaville, Robert Deitz, and Michael Hayden, have extensive experience at the highest levels of the federal government. They all publish widely and the media often seek them out for their analysis on national and international affairs. They will help you deepen your understanding of political processes at all levels of government, improve your research skills, and provide you with a foundation in international relations, comparative politics, or American politics. Graduates are prepared to work in nonprofits and consulting firms, teach at home or abroad, serve in government and politics, or continue their studies in doctoral programs.

Public Administration, MPA

Sound leadership and management are vital to organizational and governmental effectiveness. The George Mason University Master of Public Administration (MPA) program puts you on a path toward a senior-level position in an organization that implements and manages public policies. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of how leadership, management, policy, and politics intersect, along with the tools to enhance your communication, budgeting, and analytic skills. As a graduate of one of the largest MPA programs in the country, you will join thousands of Schar School alumni working in various roles in local, state, and national government, nonprofit management, and many other careers

Public Policy, MPP

Effective public policies advance the public good. The George Mason University Master of Public Policy (MPP) program prepares you to move into influential positions in the policy world. You will develop skills in policymaking and analysis necessary to understand and solve critical problems.

Transportation Policy, Operations, and Logistics, MA

Effective transportation policy strengthens communities and global competitiveness. George Mason University’s master’s degree program in Transportation, Operations, and Logistics (TPOL) will train you in the advanced theory, policy, law, research, and practices required to effectively and efficiently supply and operate transportation facilities and services. You will learn to think critically and analytically about the challenges and opportunities in the transportation field, and to communicate your analysis clearly through written and oral presentations. Graduates of the TPOL program hold influential positions at all levels of government, and in the transportation and consulting industries.

PhD Programs

By pursuing your PhD at the Schar School, you can study with scholars in a wide variety of fields and conduct research that can help you become an subject matter expert in your field and a key influencer who shapes public debate.

As a PhD student at the Schar School, you can study with eminent scholars in a wide variety of fields and conduct groundbreaking research to help you become a subject matter expert in your field and a key authority who influences public debate. Whether you desire to teach and do research at a university, lead a government or nonprofit organization, or craft innovative public policies and programs, we will prepare you to be the leader and academic you want to be.

At the Schar School, students and faculty work side by side to explore the intersection of technology, culture, organizational dynamics, international affairs, and public policy, conducting research that influences decisions at the local, national, and multinational levels. You and your faculty advisor will work together to design a personalized curriculum appropriate to your academic and professional background and goals. This allows you to tie your studies directly to your current and future career objectives, while taking advantage of the extensive resources available in the nation’s capital.

Our PhD programs’ flexibility also fosters a culturally and philosophically diverse community of scholars and practitioners, where the marketplace of ideas is embraced and innovation is encouraged.

The PhD programs produce candidates able to tackle the full spectrum of policy challenges, well prepared for senior-level careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, and in academia.

Biodefense, PhD

The doctoral program in biodefense is designed to prepare you to serve as a scholar and a professional in the fields of biodefense and biosecurity.

Mason developed the Biodefense program in response to biological threats: biological warfare, bioterrorism, and infectious diseases. The doctoral program in biodefense is designed to prepare you to serve as a scholar and a professional in the fields of biodefense and biosecurity. Other areas of biodefense including nonproliferation, intelligence and threat assessment, and medical and public health preparedness are integral parts of the program. Because of the breadth of the program, students with backgrounds in science and other areas, such as international affairs, political science, law, public policy, and conflict resolution, are encouraged to apply.

The PhD in Biodefense will provide you with a background in the science and technology of biodefense and specialized areas of threat assessment, non-proliferation, and medical and public health preparedness. You will acquire the knowledge and skills to bridge the gap between scientists and policy-makers on each of these levels. You will also develop the knowledge of natural and man-made biological threats and the skills to develop and analyze policies and strategies for enhancing biosecurity.

Director: Gregory Koblentz
Email: biodefense@gmu.edu

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Political Science, PhD

The PhD in political science prepares you for teaching, research, and careers in government, consulting, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations.

The PhD in political science prepares you for teaching, research, and careers in government, consulting, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations. The program allows you to combine your studies with experience in the kinds of complex domestic and international political organizations you will be studying.

This model for political science education, patterned after the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellows Program, is designed to foster scholarship and a firsthand understanding of domestic and international institutions such as think tanks, international bodies, nongovernmental organizations, journals of political opinion, and congressional and executive branch offices.

Director: Ming Wan
Email: politics@gmu.edu

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Public Policy, PhD

At every level of government, and throughout the private and nonprofit sectors, there is a need for expert policy analysis and implementation. The PhD in Public Policy will prepare you to be a leader in the policy world.

At every level of government, and throughout the private and nonprofit sectors, there is a need for expert policy analysis and implementation. The PhD in Public Policy will prepare you to be a leader in the policy world. The expertise and academic interests of the Schar School faculty is extensive, so you can choose from a wide variety of research topics. The advantage of the Schar School’s interdisciplinary approach to public policy is that there is no defined list of fields from which you must choose. In fact, you can define your own field of research. You can also conduct your research through one of the program’s concentrations.

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Graduate Certificates

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Mark RozellMark Rozell

Dean, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy, George Mason University

Mark J. Rozell is the author of nine books and editor of twenty books on various topics in U.S. government and politics including the presidency, religion and politics, media and politics, and interest groups in elections.

He has testified before Congress on several occasions on executive privilege issues and has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad.

Dean Rozell writes frequent op-ed columns in such publications as the Washington Post, Baltimore SunNew York Daily News, and Politico. He is often asked to comment about his areas of expertise for print and broadcast media.

Summary

Mark J. Rozell is the author of nine books and editor of twenty books on various topics in U.S. government and politics including the presidency, religion and politics, media and politics, and interest groups in elections.

He has testified before Congress on several occasions on executive privilege issues and has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad.

Dean Rozell writes frequent op-ed columns in such publications as the Washington Post, Baltimore SunNew York Daily News, and Politico. He is often asked to comment about his areas of expertise for print and broadcast media.

Information

WebWebsite  Schar page  Resume   Google Scholar  LinkedIn   Twitter:  @MarkJRozellGMU

Email:   mrozell@gmu.edu
Phone:   703-993-8171
Address: 3351 Fairfax Dr., MS 3B1
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Education

Ph.D., 1987, University of Virginia (Politics)

M.A., 1983, University of Virginia (Public Administration)

B.A., 1982, Eisenhower College of Rochester Institute of Technology (Political Science)

Academic/Faculty Positions

George Mason University, 2004-present (Professor of Public Policy, 2004-2016; Hazel Chair 2016- present; Acting Dean 2013-2016; Dean, 2016-present).

Ordinary Professor of Politics, The Catholic University of America, 1999-2004 (Department Chair, 2002-2004; director of off-campus graduate programs 1999-2002).

Associate Professor of Political Science, The American University, 1995-1998.

Associate Professor of Political Science (1991-1995), Assistant Professor (1986-1990), Mary Washington College.

Latest Books

Catholics and U.S. Politics after the 2016 Elections: Understanding the “Swing” Vote. New York: Palgrave/MacMillan Press, 2017 (edited with Blandine Chelini-Pont and Marie Gayte).

God at the Grass Roots, 2016: The Christian Right in American Elections. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017 (edited with Clyde Wilcox).

Religion and the American Presidency. New York: Palgrave/MacMillan Press, 2017 (revised and updated 3rd edition) (edited with Gleaves Whitney).

The New Politics of the Old South: An Introduction to Southern Politics (revised and updated sixth edition). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017 (edited with Charles S. Bullock III).

The President’s Czars: Undermining Congress and the Constitution. University Press of Kansas, 2012 (with Mitchel A. Sollenberger).

The Oxford Handbook of Southern Politics. Oxford University Press, 2012 (edited with Charles S. Bullock III).

Interest Groups in American Campaigns: The New Face of Electioneering (3rd edition). Oxford University Press, 2012 (with Michael Franz and Clyde Wilcox).

Executive Privilege: Presidential Power, Secrecy and Accountability (3rd edition). University Press of Kansas, 2010.

Articles

In Virginia, there’s no rest for the politically weary

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The Virginia House of Delegates, seen here in 2017, will be fiercely contested in next year’s elections.
BOB BROWN/TIMES-DISPATCH

By Mark J. Rozell Jul 29, 2018
For the Richmond Times-Dispatch

In 2019, all 140 seats in the General Assembly are up for grabs. Lawmakers elected in 2019 will go on to redraw Virginia’s political boundaries for legislative and congressional districts for the following decade.

Next year is one of those Assembly-only election years, and it may be the GOP’s last and best chance to keep or consolidate legislative control in Virginia. Republicans will throw everything they’ve got into trying to regain ground they lost in 2017.

Presuming Democrats wake up and step up to the challenge, 2019 will not be a sleepy off-off election year in Virginia. Don’t get comfortable or complacent.

Women could lead the charge for Virginia Democrats this year

By Mark J. Rozell Jul 29, 2018
For The Virginian-Pilot

IS 2018 SHAPING UP as the new “Year of the Woman” in U.S. politics? And what role will Virginia women play in the competitive congressional midterm elections?

It’s a safe bet that President Donald Trump’s longstanding troubles with women, particularly liberal and Democratic women, will be a major theme in the midterms. Democrats need to flip 24 GOP-held seats to regain control of the House of Representatives, and they are counting on women to lead the charge.

Videos

On the First Hundred Days of the Trump Administration

Published on May 8, 2017 

The Looming Battle Over Executive Privilege

Published on Apr 7, 2008

Mark J. Rozell, professor in George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, has written about the use and misuse of executive privilege and how the branches of government share responsibilities. Rozell has written and edited numerous articles and books, including the forthcoming Catholics and Politics, edited with Kristin Heyer and Michael Genovese (Georgetown, 2008), and Religion and the Presidency, edited with Gleaves Whitney (Palgrave/MacMillan Press, 2007).

The Election of 2004

Collective Memory Project
SMU Center for Presidential History

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Steve Pearlstein

Robinson Professor: Public and International Affairs, George Mason University
Pulitzer Prize winner and columnist: Washington Post

Areas of Specialty: Economic principles, political economy, economic policy, morality of modern capitalism.

Steven Pearlstein, a Pulitzer Prize-winning business and economics columnist for the Washington Post, joined the Mason faculty as Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs in the fall of 2011.  At Mason, he has focused on teaching economic principles to non-economic majors and helping to launch the interdisciplinary Politics, Philosophy and Economics concentration for majors in those departments. He also offers seminars on narrative journalism, politics, and wealth and poverty in the Honors College.

Summary

Areas of Specialty: Economic principles, political economy, economic policy, morality of modern capitalism.

Steven Pearlstein, a Pulitzer Prize-winning business and economics columnist for the Washington Post, joined the Mason faculty as Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs in the fall of 2011.  At Mason, he has focused on teaching economic principles to non-economic majors and helping to launch the interdisciplinary Politics, Philosophy and Economics concentration for majors in those departments. He also offers seminars on narrative journalism, politics, and wealth and poverty in the Honors College.

Information

Webpage: Schar page  Robinson page
Social Media: LinkedIn Twitter 
Web:
Wikipedia  

Email:   spearls2@gmu.edu
Phone:   (703) 993-2165
Address: East Building 207 C, MSN: 1D6
Fairfax, Virginia 22033

About

From Schar page

Professor Pearlstein’s route to university teaching has been an unconventional one.  After several years as a reporter for small newspapers in New Hampshire, he moved to Washington to serve as administrative assistant to members of the House and Senate. He was a TV reporter for public television in Boston, senior editor at Inc. magazine, and founding editor and publisher of The Boston Observer, a monthly political magazine. He returned to Washington in 1988 as deputy business editor and, over the next two decades, also served as the Post’s defense industry reporter, economics writer and Canadian correspondent. He became an opinion columnist in 2003, with a wide-ranging interest in business and economic topics of local, national and international interest.

Professor Pearlstein was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2008 for columns the previous year anticipating and explaining the recent financial crisis and global economic downturn. In 2011 he won the Gerald R. Loeb Award for lifetime achievement in business and financial journalism. His work has also been cited by the Society of Business Editors and Writers. He has appeared frequently as a commentator on national television and radio programs. He continues to write a regular column for the Post’s Sunday Business section, along with book reviews..

Professor Pearlstein grew up in Brookline, Mass. and graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. in 1973 with a B.A. in American Studies.  He is a former moderator of West Newbury, Mass. and a director of the Washington Tennis and Educational Foundation. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Wendy Gray.  He has two grown children, Laura and Eli.

Books

Can American Capitalism Survive

St. Martin’s Press | Sept 9, 2018 |  ISBN: 9781250185983
From St. Martin’s Press Page

If anyone can save capitalism from the capitalists, it’s Steven Pearlstein. This lucid, brilliant book refuses to abandon capitalism to those who believe morality and justice irrelevant to an economic system.” —Ezra Klein, founder and editor-at-large, Vox

Pulitzer Prize-winning economics journalist Steven Pearlstein argues that our thirty year experiment in unfettered markets has undermined core values required to make capitalism and democracy work.

Thirty years ago, “greed is good” and “maximizing shareholder value” became the new mantras woven into the fabric of our business culture, economy, and politics. Although, around the world, free market capitalism has lifted more than a billion people from poverty, in the United States most of the benefits of economic growth have been captured by the richest 10%, along with providing justification for squeezing workers, cheating customers, avoiding taxes, and leaving communities in the lurch. As a result, Americans are losing faith that a free market economy is the best system.

In Can American Capitalism Survive?, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steven Pearlstein chronicles our descent and challenges the theories being taught in business schools and exercised in boardrooms around the country. We’re missing a key tenet of Adam Smith’s wealth of nations: without trust and social capital, democratic capitalism cannot survive. Further, equality of incomes and opportunity need not come at the expense of economic growth.

Pearlstein lays out bold steps we can take as a country: a guaranteed minimum income paired with universal national service, tax incentives for companies to share profits with workers, ending class segregation in public education, and restoring competition to markets. He provides a path forward that will create the shared prosperity that will sustain capitalism over the long term.

Articles

Washington Post Articles

Videos

Morality and Capitalism with Professor Steven Pearlstein 

Legatum Institute | June 25, 2013
As part of the Legatum Institute’s ‘Morality and Capitalism’ series, George Mason University professor, Steven Pearlstein, shared his views on why we may need to re-examine the concept of capitalism and markets. Earlier this year, Professor Pearlstein stirred debate and discussion with a Washington Post commentary piece entitled “Is Capitalism Moral?”. While establishing that socialism and communism have been thoroughly discredited since the Cold War, he indicated that stagnant incomes, growing economic inequality, and the recent financial crisis is beginning to force us all to re-examine the functioning of capitalism and markets.

Vision Series: Steven Pearlstein – “Economics for Everyman”

GMU Television | Oct. 4, 2012
The Washington Post’s Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Steven Pearlstein has been teaching economics to his readers for two decades, explaining the ins and outs of health care reform, analyzing the causes of the latest global financial crisis or anticipating the challenges to the Washington area economy. Now he’s trying his hand at teaching the same economic principles, and providing the same common sense insights, to
 the undergraduates at George Mason University. So how is it going?

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Sara Deriso 1Sara Deriso

Junior: Major in Government and International Politics, Schar School of Policy and Government, Minor in Political Communication, George Mason University

President: GMU Student Power

Secretary: Transparent GMU

Summary

Articles

Activists on Campus
Hailey Bullis |  Fourth Estate | August 27, 2018

Meanwhile, Student Power is an organization that wants to help support other student activist organizations.

“I want Student Power to be a resource for other progressive student [organizations] who need support making a flyer or need support at an event they have,” said Sara Deriso, president of GMU Student Power. “I want Student Power to be a resource for other [organizations] to come to when they need help.”

Beyond that, Student Power plans to attend other organizations’ meetings in an effort to create a more unified force for change. Student Power also focuses heavily on having no tuition price hikes for students and no tuition cost for college.

“I think we as students do not have a voice to the Board of Visitors,” Deriso said. “Our elected student president can sit in on board meetings but they have no speaking privileges. So Student Power wants to facilitate that voice so the people who are in control know what the students are actually thinking and what the students actually need.”

This year, five Student Power members plan to help register students to vote for a fellowship they were granted. The organization went to New Mexico over the summer for voter registration training.

Deriso also had advice for other student activists on campus.

“You may not think your voice is heard, especially to those who hold power, but when we collectivize our power our voices are much stronger and we can make real change by coming together as students to support each other,” Deriso said.

Experience

Summer Intern

Virginia NORML
Richmond, VA

Assisted Virginia NORML Executive Director, Jenn Michelle Pendini, by producing spreadsheets of contacts, drafting a monthly newsletter to supporters, mailing membership cards, and attending the NORML NationalConference to lobby legislators to support bills pertaining to marijuana law reform.

GMU Student Power

Virginia Student Power Network
Aug 2017 – Present
George Mason University, Fairfax VA

Participated in a Candlelight Remembrance for the 1 month anniversary of Charlottesville. Attend monthly meetings. Participated in the 2018 Student Day of Action in partnership with the Virginia Student Power Network (VSPN), New Virginia Majority, and the Virginia Intercollegiate Immigrant Alliance (VIIA). Conducted legislative research and bill tracking while lobbying Delegates and Senators to support legislation to allow all undocumented youth who qualify to receive in-state tuition. Elected GMU Student Power President in May 2018 for the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 term.

Summer Internship

Office of the Attorney General of Virginia
Jun 2016 – Jul 2016
Richmond, Virginia Area

Worked under the Director of Legislative and Constituent Affairs

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Mason Cable Network

Mason Cable Network, also known as MCN, is the student operated television network airing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to approximately 6,000 residents on the Fairfax Campus.

MCN has been serving the George Mason Community since the fall of 1997 and has thrived on the network’s signature motto “your face, your voice.”

Here at Mason Cable Network, we have built a training ground for any student who hopes to gain hands-on experience or further their career in television or film.

Starting in 2012, our broadcast switched over to high definition to increase the quality of our content.

Fall 2012 was the first semester that Mason Cable Network has had the ability to produce and distribute live content through the network and online websites through live streaming.  In the  years since, MCN has broadcasted several University events including Mason Madness, and the International Week Dance Competition.  We expanded our live content with a  weekly news show,  and through a partnership with Mason Athletics, broadcast the majority of  the Athletics home games including basketball, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, and volleyball.

As we move forward, we strive to bring the Mason Nation programming that is geared to the community, whether that be news, sports, or entertainment.

No matter the occasion, no matter the program, Mason Cable Network is 24/7 programming for Patriots by Patriots. Come and visit us in the Office of Student Media in the HUB.

Summary

Here at Mason Cable Network, we have built a training ground for any student who hopes to gain hands-on experience or further their career in television or film.

Starting in 2012, our broadcast switched over to high definition to increase the quality of our content.

Fall 2012 was the first semester that Mason Cable Network has had the ability to produce and distribute live content through the network and online websites through live streaming.  In the  years since, MCN has broadcasted several University events including Mason Madness, and the International Week Dance Competition.  We expanded our live content with a  weekly news show,  and through a partnership with Mason Athletics, broadcast the majority of  the Athletics home games including basketball, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, and volleyball.

As we move forward, we strive to bring the Mason Nation programming that is geared to the community, whether that be news, sports, or entertainment.

No matter the occasion, no matter the program, Mason Cable Network is 24/7 programming for Patriots by Patriots. Come and visit us in the Office of Student Media in the HUB.

Information

Websitemasoncablenetwork.com/

Team

Mason Cable Network has a variety of people working to make sure that the channel runs and has content. We run 24/7 on our campus channel and broadcast our live events and shows online, here on masoncablenetwork.com. The following people make that happen. Feel free to contact us at mcn@gmu.edu.

Fun fact: All executive staff at Mason Cable Network and other GMU Student Media outlets are students who attend the university.


Angelique Arintokfile-4 (1)

General Manager

Major: Communication, Media Production & Criticism

Minor: Political Communication

Year: Senior

Bio: Angelique’s hobbies include working at her local movie theater, photography and travel. At George Mason, Angelique is a part of Mason Cable News, Society of Professional Journalists, GMU Fourth Estate and enjoys working with other outlets at the Office of Student Media. As a freshman with Mason Cable Network, Angelique served as the Assistant Production Manager and was promoted to Production Manager just one year later. Now, she currently serves as the General Manager. Angelique hopes to sustain the network’s growth, and bring new student concepts to the table. She enjoys the creativity and integrity behind multimedia journalism, and is furthermore interested with the discipline’s connection to political communication. Angelique aspires a career as a news reporter/MMJ.

Contact: aarintok@gmu.edu

Sonia Bahou

Production Manager 

Major: Communication, Journalism

Year: Sophomore

Bio: Sonia grew up in Gainesville, Virginia and graduated from Patriot High School in 2017. Her hobbies include video editing, photography, traveling, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. At George Mason, Sonia is Secretary of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, a certified member of Alpha Lambda Delta and is actively involved in the Office of Student Media. Freshman year, Sonia spent most of her time volunteering every Tuesday as a daily update reporter with Mason Cable News. She was also a scriptwriter for the live weekly broadcasts. After a year of involvement in the Office of Student Media, she is currently fulfilling the role as Production Manager of the network. She enjoys working with a team to establish quality media content for her peers. In the future, she aspires to be a news anchor for a TV news station in the DC area.

Contact: sbahou@gmu.edu

CruzHeadshot2Cruz Sanchez

Assistant Production Manager

Major: Communication, Media Production & Criticism

Year: Sophomore

Bio: Cruz grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Bishop Kelley High School in 2017. His interests include media, photography, running, and traveling. He started down the media path when he first discovered short films on YouTube. Shortly after, he joined Bishop Kelley’s television network where he learned the ins and outs of live stream production. While at Kelley, Cruz worked with several other students to film musicals, concerts, and other events. On the side, Cruz would make shorts with his friends that would ultimately lead to the founding of a production company. His future career goal is to produce television shows that showcase and promote the wonders of the world.

Contact: csanche@gmu.edu

Abby Clark

Senior Video Editor

Major: Film and Video Studies

Year: Freshman

Bio: Abby Clark is a 2018 graduate of Saint Gertrude High School in Richmond, Virginia. There, she worked as a stage manager and a student director in the Stuart Avenue Players theater program. She also created short films for classes, events, and theatrical productions. Abby has pursued her interest in film technology and technique through a summer intensive at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and an internship with the Virginia Film Office. She led a team to participate  in the 2018 Richmond 48 Hour Film Project. During her senior year of high school. Abby won a grant to write, direct, and edit a 20 minute short film, “eighteen,” which she submitted to film festivals around Virginia. She is very excited to join the Mason Cable Network crew and to work with a team of creative and hardworking people. In the future, Abby wants to edit and produce feature films.

Contact: aclark46@gmu.edu

Christina Matt

Deputy Video Editor

Major: Communication, Media Production and Criticism

Year: Senior

 Bio: Christina is from Richmond, Virginia. Over the last three years, Christina changed her major four times, and her minor twice. This allowed her to complete coursework in a wide variety of disciplines including business, film, and graphic design. In her spare time, Christina enjoys traveling, photography, playing the piano, and spending time with friends. Last semester Christina studied abroad at the University of Leicester, and it was a life changing experience. While there she had the opportunity to travel to nine different countries, and witness many newsworthy events such as the Royal Wedding. She enjoyed her time in the United Kingdom so much that she would like to move there, eventually. She aspires to work for the BBC.

Contact: cmatt@gmu.edu

Madeline Powell

Mason Cable News Director

Major: Communication, Media Production and Criticism

Minor: Dance Appreciation and Anthropology

Year: Senior

Bio: Madeline joined Mason Cable News during her sophomore year as a daily update and field reporter. Her passion for the network and her will help other students develop their craft is her main motivation. She plans to pursue a career as a news broadcaster and a professional ballet dancer. She is from Centreville, Virginia but represent the countries of Ghana and Jamaica. She loves music and arts. Her talents include dancing, playing the flute, and drawing. She also has a passion for philosophy and mathematics. Her hope is to become an all-round woman while leading others to be their best selves.

Available Positions

(Voluntary Basis)

  • Camera Operator
  • Switcher
  • Production Assistant
  • News Writer
  • Videographer
  • News Anchor
  • News Reporter
  • Sports Broadcaster
  • Production Crew
  • Video Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Public Relations Coordinator
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Angelique Arintok 3Angelique Arintok

Senior: Majoring in Communication, Media Production & Criticism and minor in Political Communication, George Mason University
General ManagerMason Cable Network

As a freshman with Mason Cable Network, I served as the Assistant Production Manager and was promoted to Production Manager just one year later. As the General Manager of Mason Cable Network, I  hope to sustain the network’s growth, and bring new student concepts to the table. She enjoys the creativity and integrity behind multimedia journalism, and is furthermore interested with the discipline’s connection to political communication. Angelique aspires a career as a news reporter/Multi-Media Journalist.

Summary

As a freshman with Mason Cable Network, I served as the Assistant Production Manager and was promoted to Production Manager just one year later. As the General Manager of Mason Cable Network, I  hope to sustain the network’s growth, and bring new student concepts to the table. She enjoys the creativity and integrity behind multimedia journalism, and is furthermore interested with the discipline’s connection to political communication. Angelique aspires a career as a news reporter/Multi-Media Journalist.

Information

Social Media: Twitter  Facebook  Instagram  YouTube  LinkedIn
Web: Fourth Estate

Email: aarintok@gmu.edu

About

Angelique balances two jobs while taking a full load of credits at George Mason University. Her involvement in a Television Production program during high school inclined her to resonate passion for television and for working behind the camera. She then quickly fell in love with multimedia journalism through her 2018 summer internship at WDVM News in Hagerstown, MD.

Currently, Angelique majors in Communication with a concentration in Media Production & Criticism and a minor in Political Communication. She is involved on campus in the Office of Student Media serving as General Manager for Mason Cable Network, a News Reporter for Mason Cable News, the Secretary for the GMU Society of Professional Journalists, a Staff Writer for GMU Fourth Estate, and is also an Assistant Manager at Cobb Theatres in Leesburg, VA on the weekends. Angelique is a dedicated individual who aims for a career in news broadcast industry as a MMJ/TV News Reporter.

Experience

General Manager

Mason Cable Network
Aug 2016 – Present
Fairfax, VA

• On-campus scholarship position when school semesters are in session
• Entered the network as an Assistant Production Manager in August 2016, promoted to Production Manager in August 2017, and is newly serving as the Interim General Manager as of August 2018
• Approves all of content that appears on the following, but is not limited to: cable channel 8.1, YouTube channel, masoncablenetwork.com and social media platforms
• Creates a content strategy that results in increased audience for Mason Cable Network
• Works with each staff member on entry level to ensure success of the operation
• Collaborates with other Student Media groups to boost engagement and audience
• Leads a team of driven students who have strong interest in broadcast television

News Intern

WDVM TV
May 2018 – Aug 2018
Hagerstown, MD

• Builds professional and fully-produced demo reel
• Produces multi-part creative stand-ups (working solo & alongside WDVM MMJ/reporter)
• Writes scripts for use in broadcast and on website
• Improves post-production skills with Adobe Premiere Pro, Audacity, etc.
• Learns and familiarizes with iNews system, as well as “backpack” live mobile units

Reporter

Mason Cable News
Oct 2016 – Present
Fairfax, VA

• Reports on student organization events, local news, and campus life at George MasonUniversity
• Writes, produces, films, and edits packages for the live broadcasts of Mason Cable News
• Provides the Mason students the latest pertaining to news on & off campus
• Received Best News Package at the 2017 Mason Cable Network Gala for assistance inproduction (2017 Giant Store in University Mall Reveal)
• Received Best News Package at the 2018 Mason Cable Network Gala for lead production(Northam’s Victory Speech – Political Coverage)

Staff Writer

Fourth Estate
Sep 2017 – Present
Fairfax, VA

• Staff writer for the lifestyle & culture section of Fourth Estate
• Seeks weekly stories about campus life pertaining to fashion, makeup, food, & other fun topics
• Eager to actively inform Mason students pertinent news about the latest in their community
• Provides media coverage for various campus events & activities
• All content is published on the weekly print edition of Fourth Estate and online at gmufourthestate.com

Intern

Capitol Productions Television
Sep 2015 – May 2016
Leesburg, Virginia

Student producer for a Loudoun Now segment called “Loudoun Unscripted”. Viewthrough Loudoun Now’s newspaper website,http://loudounnow.com/category/video/loudoun-unscripted/

Education

George Mason University

Bachelor of Arts: Communication in Media Production & Criticism | Political Communication Minor
2016 – 2019

Activities and Societies: GMU Office of Student Media, Mason Cable Network, Mason Cable News, GMU Society of Professional Journalists and GMU Fourth Estate

• Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of Washington, D.C. Scholar – 2018
• Special Recognition by Dept. of Communication – Spring 2018
• Group Leader & Student, Intercultural Communication for Organizational Contexts in Paris, France – Winter 2018

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Sergei A. SamoilenkoSergei A. Samoilenko

Instructor, Communication Department, George Mason University
Faculty Advisor, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Sergei Samoilenko's research focus is on public relations, crisis communication, reputation management, new media.

Summary

Sergei Samoilenko’s research focus is on public relations, crisis communication, reputation management, new media.

Summary

Instructor, Communication Department, George Mason University
Faculty Advisor, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Sergei Samoilenko’s research focus is on public relations, crisis communication, reputation management, new media.

Information

Webpagecommunication.gmu.edu/people/ssamoyle

Websites: Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA);  Academia.edu; YouTube;  Twitter;  LinkedIn
CARP – Lab for Character Assassination and Reputation Politics (CARP)

Email: ssamoyle@gmu.edu
Phone: 703.993.8472
Address: Robinson Hall A 339
Fairfax, Va. 22030

About

In addition to instructing, Sergei A. Samoilenko is the faculty advisor for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). He develops and coordinates career-building activities for communication students, including: professional workshops, public outreach projects, job fairs and student mixers in the Washington D.C. area. He also assists the Center for Global Education (CGE) at George Mason with developing CGE summer programs in public relations in Austria and Germany.

Sergei actively contributes to the development of communication education internationally. He is the Immediate Past President of the Eurasian Communication Association of North America (ECANA) established to facilitate former Soviet Union-related communication research, education and its practical social application in Russia and the US, and promote joint projects between scholars from Russia, CIS and Baltic states and their North American counterparts. He is a co-founder and a board member of the Kazakhstan Communication Association. He is also an active member of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management.

Sergei is a co-chair of the University Relations Committee at the Public Relations Society of America-NCC and a judge of the National Bateman Public Relations Case Study Contest (since 2011). His professional service is focused on bridging academic and professional communities in the areas of marketing, public relations and social media. He sees his mission in helping communication practitioners acquire new skills and adapt to global marketplaces and emerging online communities. He developed and held numerous public relations and marketing workshops and webinars in the US, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Prior to his appointment at Mason, Sergei worked as youth counselor, professional interpreter, and a public relations specialist. His former companies and projects included: The Salvation Army, FAB (Caspian Pipeline Consortium), TACIS, International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, The American Association of Russian Language, Culture and Education, and others.

Sergei’s areas of expertise include public relations, public diplomacy, risk and crisis communication, international and intercultural communication, marketing communication and promotion, organizational development and technology, and counseling.

Education

Master’s in Communication (Health, Risk and Crisis) at George Mason University

Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Kuban State University in Russia.

Selected Publications

His recent publications include book chapters in: The Handbook of International Crisis Communication Research (In M. Loeffelholz, A. Schwarz, & M. Seeger), The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics (In K. Harvey), The Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies (In H.Selden). Sergei has also co-authored the first Russian textbook in government relations: In I. Mintusov (Ed.). Government Relations: Theory and Practice. Saint Petersburg State University Press. A list of recent publications is available at https://gmu.academia.edu/SergeiSamoilenko

GMU PRSSA

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It is our hope that you have the passion for PR just as we do!

If you’re interested in PR and want to get your foot in the door
then GMU PRSSA is for YOU!

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We seek to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals. We advocate rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles and diversity in the profession.

Who We Are

PRSSA is made up of more than 11,000 students and advisers organized into 300 plus chapters in the United States and one in Argentina. We are headquartered in New York City, and led by a National Committee of PRSSA and PRSA members. We have a rich history of support from our parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), which offers professional development, networking opportunities and news.

PRSSA helps you enhance your education, broaden your network and launch your career in public relations.

Mason News Articles

New research center seeks to understand and counter character smears

by Kristin Leonato  June 13, 2017

The Department of Communication launched a new and timely research lab in fall 2016. The Character Assassination and Reputation Politics (CARP) Research Lab is led by an interdisciplinary research team of scholars particularly interested in the deliberate destruction of an individual’s reputation or credibility through character attacks. More importantly, the team is examining how to combat these attacks in an ever-changing media landscape.

Sergei Samoilenko, MA Communication ’07, is a Mason alumnus as well as a faculty member. With his expertise in public relations, crisis communication, and new media, he is well-equipped to lead the CARP Research Lab. Samoilenko’s interest in the study of character assassination began several years ago, inspired by the work of his friend and Mason colleague, Eric Shiraev.

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More than sticks and stones

International conference on character assassination studies the phenomenon from the background of diverse disciplines

by Anne Reynolds | August 2, 2017

More than sticks and stones

George Mason University’s Character Assassination and Reputational Politics (CARP) Research Lab has released a report summarizing key points from its first international conference. The report examines today’s contemporary media environment and how it lends itself to rising incivility in society, as well as the character-centered competition that has played an increasing role in politics.

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Videos

Universal PR Professional of Tomorrow

Published Oct. 10, 2016 | SergDC

Самойленко Сергей А. (США, Фэрфакс) | Samoilenko, Sergei A. (USA, Fairfax)

Published July 8, 2016 | Department SC

Materials of the third International Transdisciplinary Research and Practice Online Conference Connect-Universum-2016, the theme of the Conference: “Digital Nomadism as a Global and Siberian Trend”.
Topic of the Report: “Understanding New Digital Nomads: Generation Z and their Communication Habits”

Sergei A. Samoilenko – full-time communication instructor at the Department of Communication, George Mason University; faculty advisor for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

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Salina Temesghen 1Salina Temesghen

Global Affairs MajorGeorge Mason University
Global Politics Fellow: Spring 2019
YouTube Coordinator: Virginia onAir

My term as an intern isn’t to only take it as part of George Mason’s Global fellowship and for course credit, but to be more educated in politics, government, philanthropy, and international relations.

 

Summary

My term as an intern isn’t to only take it as part of George Mason’s Global fellowship and for course credit, but to be more educated in politics, government, philanthropy, and international relations.

 

About

I have background in global and domestic issues, especially with issues involving  inequality and how to resolve them. This year in May, I’m expecting to graduate and hope to go to law school. My goal is to do legal work that can takes issues that are reflective of society, as well as do work in work in public service.

I have completed course projects on international development with climate change as a factor, the future of international relations with oil depletion, how social movements stem from oppression and the seeking of liberation, interstate conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Nile, and how immigration policy effects the U.S economy.

Education

George Mason University, May 2019 (anticipated graduation)
Bachelor of Arts: Global Affairs
Global Politics Fellow, Spring 2019

Skills

I have skills in organization and communication. I am a team player and good listener. I am also someone who is organized and completes required work on time.

Campus Activities

Global Affairs Club: 2015-present
French Culture Club: 2016-2017
Model United Nation: 2018- present
Roosevelt Club: 2018- present

Volunteer Experience

Hidri Group Member: DC Metropolitan Area, June 2010-2014
Tutoring: Lorton VA Library, 2013-2018

Work Experience

The only experience I have is my time as a buybuy Baby sale associate. While my only experience is retail, I have gain skills in communication, teamwork, and organization. I use communication to make sure customers are satisfied with their experience. I use it to be able to communicate with my other coworkers. Teamwork is another skilled I learned that allows me and my coworkers work together to solve issues or complete the task at hand. Organization skills allowed me to help make sure customers find the items they were looking for, as well as complete major tasks like online orders.

Virginia onAir

YouTube Coordinator 

  • Review 2019 General Assembly Senate & House sessions, committee and subcommittee hearings
  • Identify most relevant   Virginia onAir (VOA) videos;
  • Edits and upload videos to the VOA YouTube Channel and embeds in video posts. 

Posts curating

VA SenateGeorge Barker  VA Senate District 39

VA House: Kathy Tran  VA House District 42

Projects & Papers

Videos

Recommendations

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Center for Regional AnalysisCenter for Regional Analysis

The Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) mission is to provide research and technical assistance to local government and businesses, primarily located in the Washington DC Metro region. These efforts focus on economic, demographic, transportation, housing and fiscal issues.

The Center, on the basis of earlier work on technology in the region for the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, undertook the development of a technology database for the National Capital region under contract to the Greater Washington Board of Trade in the summer of 1994. This project for the first time provides an objectively defined estimate of the scale of the technology sector in the Washington DC region. The study demonstrated that technology accounts for a major proportion of the region’s economy and is focused on advanced technology services such as systems integration, information technology, telecommunication and biotechnology.

Summary

The Center, on the basis of earlier work on technology in the region for the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, undertook the development of a technology database for the National Capital region under contract to the Greater Washington Board of Trade in the summer of 1994. This project for the first time provides an objectively defined estimate of the scale of the technology sector in the Washington DC region. The study demonstrated that technology accounts for a major proportion of the region’s economy and is focused on advanced technology services such as systems integration, information technology, telecommunication and biotechnology.

Information

Website: cra.gmu.edu  Twitter@GMU_CRA

Contacts:
Dr. Terry Clower (703) 993-8419    tclower@gmu.edu
Dr. Stephen Fuller   (703) 993-3186    sfuller2@gmu.edu
Dr. Mark White  (703) 993-2401  mwhite34@gmu.edu

Address:  The Center for Regional Analysis
Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University
3351 Fairfax Drive, MSN 3B1
Arlington, Virginia 22201   

History

The Center for Regional Analysis was formed in 1993 to undertake research on regional economic development policy focusing primarily on technologically intense regions. While some of its work initially focused on regional development policy in Europe and Asia as well as North America, much of its activity is concentrated on its immediate laboratory, the Washington DC region.

One of the Center’s first major initiatives was a conference on the future of the Northern Virginia Economy, held in May of 1994. The conference chronicled the recent development history of the Northern Virginia region including an analysis of its technology sector, which for the first time recognized that technology is the economic base of the region. The conference also unveiled the Center’s econometric input-output model of the regional economy, which was used to forecast different future economic scenarios. The initial work of the Center focused on examining the role of leadership in regional economic development. A theoretical approach was developed and tested in 1993 served as the theoretical rationale for the development of the Northern Virginia Business Roundtable. The Roundtable is a collection of some 100 CEOs from Northern Virginia businesses charged with developing intermediate and long range strategies for the region’s future. The Center has provided staff support for this initiative in areas such as industry targeting capital formation, higher education, elementary and secondary education, transportation and leadership development.

The Center, on the basis of earlier work on technology in the region for the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, undertook the development of a technology database for the National Capital region under contract to the Greater Washington Board of Trade in the summer of 1994. This project, led by Dr. Roger Stough, was completed in the Spring of 1995 and for the first time provides an objectively defined estimate of the scale of the technology sector in the Washington DC region. The study demonstrated that technology accounts for a major proportion of the region’s economy and is focused on advanced technology services such as systems integration, information technology, telecommunication and biotechnology.

Dr. Stephen Fuller joined the Center in August of 1994 from George Washington University. Dr. Fuller is well known for his long standing analysis and knowledge of the National Capital region. In particular, he has developed a near term forecasting system for the Washington DC region using leading and coincident indices. He has also expanded the Center’s research on regional economic, housing and transportation issues.

Dr. Terry Clower is the current CRA Director after joining the Center and the GMU Faculty in August 2014. Prior to joining GMU, he was director for the Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas. Dr. Clower also spent 10 years employed in private industry in logistics and transportation management positions.

Team

Faculty

clower150Terry Clower, Ph.D.
Northern Virginia Chair and University Professor
Director, Center for Regional Analysis, Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia
tclower@gmu.edu

Areas of Research: Economic Development, Economic Policy, Quantitative Methods, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Regional Economic Performance, Economic Forecasting, Economic and Fiscal Impacts

mark_c_white_150Mark C. White, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Center for Regional Analysis, Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia
mwhite34@gmu.edu

Areas of Research: Economic Development, Workforce Development, Strategic Planning, Regional Analysis, Industry Cluster and Value Chain Analysis, Policy Development and Analysis


Spencer A. Shanholtz
Research Associate, Center for Regional Analysis, Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia
sshanhol@gmu.edu

Areas of Research: Housing, Transportation, Population Demographics, Policy Analysis, Economic Development, Statistical and Economic Analysis, Data Visualization.

Affiliates

The Center frequently collaborates on projects with Schar School faculty members and other key partners. These affiliate partners allow the Center to take advantage of additional sources of expertise.

Katrin B. Anacker
Associate Professor of Public Policy

Areas of Research: Race and Ethnicity, Urban Policy, Housing


Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D.
Dr. Sturtevant is the President of Lisa Sturtevant & Associates, LLC.

Areas of Research: Housing, Demographics, Residential Mobility, Policy Evaluation, Regional Economic Development, Quantitative Methods


Ellen Harpel, Ph.D.
Dr. Harpel is the founder and president of Business Development Advisors.

Areas of Research: Economic Development Strategies, Business Attraction & Development, Incentives, Workforce, International Projects, Policy Research, Services Research, Fiscal and Economic Impact


Agnès P. Artemel
Agnès Artemel is president of Artemel & Associates, Inc.

Areas of Research: Market Analysis, Feasibility Studies, Urban Revitalization, Transit-Oriented Development


John McClain
Mr. McClain is a senior professional with over 30 years of experience analyzing the Washington region and has been working with the Center since 2001.

Areas of Research: Regional Economic Development, Economic and Housing Analyses, Metropolitan Transportation Planning and Land Use Studies, Analysis of Real Estate Markets


John Milliken
Senior Fellow in Residence, Schar School of Policy and Government.

Areas of Research: Economic Development, Transportation


Kelley S. Coyner, J.D.
Senior Fellow in Residence, Schar School of Policy and Government.

Areas of Research: Transportation Law and Policy, Smart Cities/Digital Communities, Presidential and Gubernatorial Transitions, Workforce, Employment, Forecasting-population, Housing Policy, Regional Analysis and Economic Development, Evidence-Based Nonprofit and Public Policies and Programs

Research Assistants

Kurt Birson

Graduate Research Assistant, George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government.

Kurt Birson is a 2nd year doctoral student at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. His research interests include International Development, Labor, and Poverty and Inequality in Latin America.

Mr. Birson has an MA in Economics from The New School for Social Research, and a dual BA in International Political Economy and Latino Studies. Prior to entering the PhD program, Mr. Birson worked at the Center for Puerto Rican studies at CUNY Hunter College where he authored several reports and book chapters about the Puerto Rican community residing.

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Lokesh Dani

Graduate Research Assistant, George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government.

Lokesh Dani is a Graduate Research Assistant and a fourth year doctoral student at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. His research interests include Entrepreneurship Policy, Regional Growth, and Economic Development.

Mr. Dani has a M.S. degree from New York University with a concentration in International Business, Economics and Development, and a B.A. from Bucknell University in English. Mr. Dani also has over six years of research experience working in multiple professional environments both in the U.S. and abroad.

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Hyun Ju (Monica) Kim

Graduate Research Assistant, George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government.

Hyun Ju (Monica) Kim is a Graduate Research Assistant and a fifth year doctoral student at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Her research interests include Regional Economic Development focusing on foreign aid effectiveness and its impact on household behaviors and regional economies.

Ms. Kim has a M.S. degree from George Mason University in Public Policy and a B.A. from Korea University in Korean History. Previously Ms. Kim worked as a research intern at US-Korea Institute in the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

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Keunwon (Abraham) Song

Graduate Research Assistant, George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government.

Abraham Song is a graduate research assistant and a third year PhD student in the Schar School of Policy and Government. His research interests are in transition economics, productivity, and firm & industry dynamics.

He received a M.A. in Political Science from the Middle East Technical University in Northern Cyprus and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Previously, he interned at the Korea Trade and Promotion Agency in Moscow, Russia, and worked for an international medical corporation in Seoul, South Korea.

Highlights

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

Research

Reports by Date

Reports by Topic

Reports by Graduate Research Assistants and Research Fellows

Annual Conference

The Center for Regional Analysis organizes an annual Greater Washington Economic Conference. The conference provides community leaders, policymakers, area economists, government officials and interested citizens with an opportunity to think about the current and future state of the regional economy. The last conference, held in January 2016, was sponsored by Cardinal Bank and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government. See website for presentation materials from recent conferences.

Recent Presentations

Loudoun County Regional Real Estate Trends, Dr. White, Dulles Area Association of Realtors, Economic Summit, March 24, 2017

Housing Market Trends in the Washington Area, Dr. Clower, Apex Home Loans’ 8th Annual Spring Housing Briefing, March 23, 2017

Washington Area & Northern Virginia Performance and Outlook, Dr. Clower, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Market and Economic Briefing, March 22, 2017

Assessing Alexandria/Arlington’s Regional Labor Market, Dr. White, Arlington/Alexandria Regional Workforce Council, March 6, 2017

2017 National and Washington Area Regional Economic Outlook, Dr. Clower, 25th Annual Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Economic Conference, February 1, 2017

The Stafford County and Washington Metro Area Economy: Performance and Outlook, Dr. White, Stafford County Economic Forum, November 10, 2016.

Washington Area & Northern Virginia Economic Performance and Outlook, Dr. Clower, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Economic Summit, November 10, 2016.

Economic Outlook for the US and DC Metro Area, Dr. Clower, RSM Clients, Alumni & Friends Event, November 3, 2016.

Washington Area Economy: Performance and Outlook, Dr. Clower, Mid-Atlantic Lenders Conference, Mortgage Bankers Association of Metropolitan Washington, November 2, 2016.

Washington Area Economy: Performance and Outlook, Ms. Coyner, Committee for Dulles, September 22, 2016.

Economic Impacts of Virginia’s Housing Industry, Dr. Clower, Virginia Housing Commission, September 21, 2016.

Washington Area Economic: Performance and Outlook, Dr. Clower, Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, Second Annual Conference on Virginia’s Economic Future, September 14, 2016.

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Regional Data

The Center for Regional Analysis produces more than 60 charts and graphs summarizing trends in the national and regional economies and housing markets.  Data elements include gross domestic product, jobs, unemployment, consumer confidence, oil prices, coincident and leading indices, interest rates, sales of existing and new homes, home prices, and regional economic forecasts, among other items.  There is information for the overall regional economy, as well as select economic and housing data for Northern Virginia, Suburban Maryland and the District.  This set of charts is updated when new data are released.

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Data are updated generally on the following schedule:

  • U.S. employment situation –  1st Friday of the month
  • U.S. housing data – 3rd week of the month
  • Regional employment data – 3rd week of the month
  • Regional unemployment rates – 4th week of the month
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Terry ClowerTerry Clower

Northern Virginia Chair and University Professor
Director, Center for Regional Analysis, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia

Areas of Research include: Economic Development, Economic Policy, Quantitative Methods, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Regional Economic Performance, Economic Forecasting, and Economic and Fiscal Impacts

Summary

Areas of Research include: Economic Development, Economic Policy, Quantitative Methods, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Regional Economic Performance, Economic Forecasting, and Economic and Fiscal Impacts

Information

Web: Schar School page  CV  LinkedIn

Email:  tclower@gmu.edu
Phone:  (703) 993-8419
Address: The Center for Regional Analysis
Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University
3351 Fairfax Drive, MSN 3B1
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Biosketch

Dr. Clower scholarly articles have appeared in Economic Development Quarterly; Urban Studies; Economic Development Review; Regional Studies, Regional Science; the Australasian Journal of Regional Studies; Regional Studies Regional Science, Sustaining Regions; and Applied Research in Economic Development. He recently completed a term as regional (Americas) editor for the journal Regional Science Policy and Practice.

Dr. Clower received a B.S. in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M University in 1982, a M.S. in Applied Economics from the University of North Texas in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Information Sciences from the University of North Texas in 1997 specializing in information policy issues and the use of information resources.

Experience

George Mason University, Arlington, VA
School of Public Policy
Northern Virginia Chair & Professor of Public Policy
Center for Regional Analysis
9/14 – present

University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Center for Economic Development & Research
1/92 – 8/14
(Director 9/09 – 8/14)

Department of Economics/Institute of Applied Economics
Associate Professor
6/07 – 8/14

Assistant Professor
1/99 – 5/07

Visiting Professor
9/96 – 5/98

Adjunct Professor
1/93 – 8/96

Kestrel Records Management, Dallas, TX
Operations Manager
1/90 – 7/91

Herlitz, Inc., Garland, TX
Traffic & Warehouse Manager
12/86 – 1/90

Sweetheart Cup Corporation, Dallas, TX
Transportation Manager
5/85 – 11/86

Great Western Sugar, Dallas, TX
Traffic Supervisor
10/84 – 3/85

Transportation Specialist
7/83 – 9/84

Countdown Couriers, Dallas, TX
Dispatcher
1/83 – 6/83

Offshore Marine Industry, LA/TX
Mate
5/82 – 12/82

Education

Ph.D.
Information Science
University of North Texas, 1997.

M.S.
Applied Economics
University of North Texas, 1992.

B.S.
Marine Transportation
Texas A&M University, 1982.

Fellowships and Awards

Visiting Research Fellow – Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 2011 (summer)

President’s Award: Center for Economic Development and Research, 2007

Visiting Research Fellow – Flinders University, South Australia, 2003 (fall)

Seal for the City of Derry, Northern Ireland: Awarded by the Mayor in appreciation for economic development research deemed important to the city. January 2002

Publications

Peer-Reviewed / Refereed Journal Articles

Beer, A. & Clower, T. (2013). Mobilizing Leadership in Cities and Regions. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 1 (December 16). Open access.

D’Souza, Clower, T., Nimon, K., Oldmixon, E., van Tassell, F. (2011). Developing a Mission/Vision Statement for a Faculty Senate. Planning for Higher Education, 39 (2), 15-24.

Beer, A. & Clower, T. (2009) Responding to structural change: Evidence of adjustment amongst Australia’s regional cities. Urban Studies, 46, 369-389.

Beer, A. & Clower, T. (2006). Australia’s Regions and their Potential for Economic and Population Growth. Farm Policy Journal, 3(3), 13-22.

Beer, A., Haughton, G., Maude, A. & Clower, T. (2005). Neoliberalism and the Institutions for Regional Development in Australia. Geographical Research: Journal of the Institute of Australian Geographers 43(1).

Clower, T. (2004). Economic Development, Texas Style: Are There Lessons for Australian Practitioners? Sustaining Regions, 3(3), 9-16.

Ingman, S., Clower, T. & Wallimann, I (2003). Universities and Community-Building Activities Across the Globe: Responding to Economic and Ethical Crises. Metropolitan Universities, 14(1), 67-75.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2002). The Impact of Dallas (Texas) Area Rapid Transit Light Rail Stations on Taxable Property Valuations. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies 8(3), 389-400.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2000) The Film and Video Industry in Texas, Impacts and Growth Opportunities. Economic Development Quarterly, 14(4), 384-394.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2000) The Southern U.S. Economy 1980-1998: Growth Without Prosperity? Economic Development Review, 16(3), 89-92.

Books

Beer, A. and Clower, T. (in development). Competitive Cities, Working Communities: Planning and Practice for Local Economic Development. (textbook).

Beer, A., Faulkner, D., Paris, C., and Clower, T. (2011). Housing Transitions through the Life Course, Aspirations, Needs and Policy. London: Routledge.

Book Chapters

Weinstein, B. and Clower, T. (2014). The Moving Media Industry as a Catalyst for Technological Change and Economic Development: Texas as a Case Study. In Stough, R. and Karlsson, C. (eds.) Agglomeration, Clusters and Entrepreneurship: Studies in Regional Economic Development.New York: Edward Elgar.

Weinstein, B. and Clower, T. (2012). Using Input-Output and GIS to Assess Economic and Developmental Impacts of Toll Roads in Dallas, Texas: A 40-Year Perspective. In Stimson, R. & Haynes, K. (eds.) Studies in Applied Geography and Spatial Analysis: Addressing Real World Issues. New York: Edward Elgar.

Clower, T. (2011). Economic Development Incentives and the Measurement of Local Endogenous Growth: Is There a Need for Modeling Adjustment? In Stimson, R. (ed.) Endogenous Regional Development. New York: Edward Elgar.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2007). Connecting workers to targeted industries in a distressed economic sub-market: An experiment in public entrepreneurship in Southern Dallas (Texas). In Johnasson, I. (ed.) Uddevalla Symposium 2006: Entrepreneurship and Development – Local Processes and Global Patterns. Trollhattan, Sweden: University West.

Clower, T. (2005). Economic applications in disaster research, mitigation, and planning. In McEntire, D. Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Management: The Convergence and Divergence of Concepts, Issues and Trends in the Research Literature. Washington, DC: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2004). Dallas. in Levenson. D. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Homelessness. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, California.

Clower, T. (2003) Local and Regional Economic Development Agencies in the United States of America, in Beer, A., Haughton, G. and Maude, A. Developing Locally, Lessons from Economic Development Agencies in Four Nations, Policy Press, Bristol.

Invited Articles

Beer, A. & Clower, T. (2006). Adjustment to structural change amongst Australia’s regional cities. in Growing Regions: Reports from an International Conference. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Report # 06/118. Department of Transport and Regional Services (Australia).

Clower, T. (2006) Economic impact analysis for disaster assessment and planning: A review of tools and techniques. Applied Research in Economic Development 3(1), 19-33.

Book Reviews

Clower, T. (2001). [Review of the book: Eco-efficiency: The Business Link to Sustainable Development]. Sustainable Communities Review, 4(1), 50.

Dissertation

Increasing Telecommunications Channel Capacity: Impacts on Firm Profitability – April, 1997

Work in Progress

Housing Demand Forecast: Affordable Housing Coaltion.

Economic Effects of the Arlington Food Assistance Center. AFAC

Economic Impacts of Local Parks Systems. National Recreation and Parks Association

State of Northern Virginia, State of the Commonwealth. ODU

Economic Impacts of I66 Expansion. Mercator Advisors/VDOT.

Contributions of Public Transportation to Economic Growth in Northern Virginia: A 50-Year Perspective. Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.

Economic Examination and Alternative Assessment for ACCESS Services by the Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority. WMATA

Developmental Impacts of Highway Realignment in Amarillo,, Texas. Texas Department of Transportation (with University of North Texas).

Research Publications

Clower, T. (2015). Economic Impacts of Cameron Run Park. NOVA Parks.

Clower, T., Wilson-Chavez, O. and Gray, M. (2014). Economic, Fiscal, and Developmental Impacts of the Fort Worth South Medical District. Fort Worth South, Inc.

Clower, T., Seman, M. (2014). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Coal Mining and Coal-Fired Power Generation in Texas, 2014 Update. Texas Mining and Reclamation Association.

Clower, T., Bomba, M., Wilson-Chavez, O. and Gray, M. (2014). Economic, Fiscal, and Developmental Impacts of the North Texas Tollway System. North Texas Tollway Authority.

Clower, T., Dale, R. and McClure, J. (2014). Strategic Economic Development Plan for the City of Garland, Texas. Garland Economic Development Partnership.

Clower, T. & Bomba, M. (2014) Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Children’s Medical Center.

Clower, T. & Bomba, M. (2014). Economic, Fiscal and Developmental Impacts of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Clower, T., Bomba, M. and Weinstein, B. (2014). Economic, Fiscal and Developmental Impacts of Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Clower, T. & Bomba, M. (2013). Impacts of the Panama Canal Widening on Freight Traffic in Texas. Texas Department of Transportation.

Clower, T. (2013). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the University of North Texas. (internal)

Clower, T., Seman, M. & Wilson-Chavez, O. (2013). Examining the Use of Existing Public Rights of Ways for High Speed Rail and other Infrastructures. (with University of Texas at Arlington and Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at the University of Texas). Texas Department of Transportation.

Bomba, M. & Clower, T. (2013) Linking Regional Planning with Project Planning in Support of NEPA. (with CTR). Texas Department of Transportation.

Clower, T. (2013). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Texas Coal Mining and Coal-Fired Power Generation. Texas Mining and Reclamation Association.

Galloway, H., Clower, T., Dale, R. (2012). Economic Development Strategies for Osceola County: Clusters and Implementation. (with Economic Modeling Specialist, Inc. and The Natelson Dale Group) Osceola County, Florida.

Clower, T. (2012). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Responsible Non-Subscribers (Workers’ Compensation) in Texas. Employment and Economic Policy Council.

Poole, K., Clower, T. (2012). Moving the Growth Needle: An Assessment of Incentive Programs and Policies in El Paso. (with Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness) City of El Paso.

Clower, T. (2012). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

Clower, T., Seman, M. Swartz, S. Gage, L. (2011). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Texas Airport System Plan. Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division.

Clower, T., Bomba, M. Ruggiere, P., Arndt, J., Li, J. (2011). Impacts of Transit-Oriented Development on Transportation Networks, Report 0-6511. (with Texas A&M Transportation Institute and University of Texas at Arlington). Texas Department of Transportation.

Clower, T. & Hendershot, P. (2011). The Healthcare Industry in DFW: Assessing Industry Output and Impacts. Dallas Regional Chamber.

Clower, T. & Seman, M. (2011) The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Uranium Mining in Texas. Texas Mining and Reclamation Association.

Seman, M. & Clower, T. (2010). The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Special Events in the City of Denton. City of Denton, Texas.

Clower, T. & Hendershot, P. (2010). Lavon: Crossroads of Opportunity. Lavon Economic Development Corporation.

Hendershot, P. & Clower, T. (2010). Economic Impacts on the State of Texas Proposed Wind Turbine Facility in Denton, Texas. Denton. Denton Chamber of Commerce.

Clower, T. & Seman, M. (2009). The Economic, Fiscal, and Developmental Impacts of the Denton County Transportation Authority. Denton County Transportation Authority.

Clower, T. (2009). The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Baylor Regional Hospital, Grapevine. Baylor Healthcare System.

Clower, T. and Weinstein, B. (2009). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Dallas Area Rapid Transit Light Rail System Buildout and System Operations. Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2009). A Look at the Economic and Demographic Projections for the City of Denton: An Update. Denton Chamber of Commerce.

Arndt, J., Morgan, C, Overman, J., Clower, T., Weinstein, B., and Seman, M. (2009). Transportation, Social and Economic Impacts of Light and Commuter Rail. Report 0-5652. (with Texas Transportation Institute). Texas Department of Transportation.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2009). The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Minority-and Women- Owned Retail Trade Firms at DFW International Airport. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Clower, T. & Seman, M. (2008). The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the North Texas Fair and Rodeo and Preliminary Feasibility of a Proposed New Fairgrounds Complex. North Texas Fair and Rodeo.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2008). Target Industries for the City of Irving, Texas. Irving Chamber of Commerce.

Clower, T. (2008). Occupational Outlook for Allied Health Services Employment. Tarrant County Community College District.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2008). Current and Potential Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Texas’ Moving Media Industry. Texas Comptroller’s Office.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2007). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Flood Prevention Improvements in the Dallas, Texas Floodway. US Army Corps of Engineers.

Clower, T. & Dart, C. (2007). Recommended expense allocation models: Lake Cities Fire Department. Lake Cities Fire Department.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2007). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Children’s Medical Center.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2007). Sanger Survey of Business Satisfaction: An Overview. Sanger (Texas) Chamber of Commerce.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2007). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Dallas Area Rapid Transit Operations and Capital Expenditures. Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2006). Case Studies on the Developmental Impacts of Toll Roads: The North Dallas Tollway & the President George Bush Tollway. (with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute). Texas Department of Transportation.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2006). Targeting Business Opportunities in Southern Dallas. Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2006). Economic Impacts of Nanotube Materials Development and Production. Lockheed Martin.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2006). Economic, Fiscal and Developmental Impacts of the North Texas Tollway Authority: A 40-year Perspective. North Texas Tollway Authority.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2006). Sales Tax Revenue Forecasts for the City of Arlington, Texas: An Update. City of Arlington.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2005). The Estimated Value of New Investment Adjacent to DART LRT Stations: 1999-2005. Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2005). The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Minority-and Women- Owned Retail Trade Firms at DFW International Airport. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2005). The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Byron Nelson Golf Championship. Salesmanship Club of Dallas.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2005). The Economic, Fiscal, and Development Impacts of the Redevelopment and Expansion of the Dallas Performing Arts District. Dallas Performing Arts Foundation.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2005). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Corps of Engineers’ Trinity River Vision Project in Tarrant County. US Army Corps of Engineers.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2005). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Texas Women’s University. Texas Women’s University.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2005). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Proposed Development in the LaGrave Field and Bluff View Areas of the Trinity River Vision Project. Fort Worth Cats Baseball Club.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2005). Preliminary Feasibility Analysis of a Multipurpose Event Center in Wise County (TX). City of Decatur.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2004). Tax Revenue Projections for Dallas Rapid Transit Authority. Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2004). Economic Development Strategies for the City of Oak Point (TX). City of Oak Point.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2004). Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Relocation of the Dallas Army Airforce Exchange Service. Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2004). Labor Market Assessment for Southern Dallas with Emphasis on Key Target Industries. Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2004). DFW International Airport’s Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises Program: Economic and Fiscal Impacts. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Clower, T., Weinstein, B. & Graves, J. (2004). The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine (TX). Baylor Healthcare System.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2004). Demographic Trends and Educational Attainment in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area: Shifting Composition and Growth. North Texas Future Fund.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2004). Employment Development Opportunities for Selected New Mexico Counties. New Mexico Rural Development Response Council.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2004). Improving Services to Dallas’ Homeless: A Key to Downtown Revitalization. Dallas Central Citizens Association.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2004). Economic Impacts of the Proposed Water Pipeline Construction and Sale of Treated Water from Sherman to the Communities of Anna, Howe, Melissa and Van Alstyne. Greater Texoma Utility Authority.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2003). Economic, Fiscal, and Development Impacts of the Proposed Downtown Parks in the City of Dallas. (with Carter Burgess). City of Dallas.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2003). Target Industries for the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce: An Update. Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2003). Economic and Development Impacts of the Proposed Alternative Routes for a Fort Worth Northern Loop. City of Fort Worth, Texas.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2003). Sales Tax Revenue Forecasts for the City of Arlington, Texas. City of Arlington.

Clower, T & Weinstein, B. (2002). Assessment of the DART LRT on Taxable Property Valuations and Transit Oriented Development. Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2002). The Economic Impacts and Fiscal Costs and Benefits of the Proposed McKinney Soccer Stadium. City of McKinney.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2001). An Assessment of Income Levels in San Antonio and Selected Cities with Implications for Municipal Finances. Coastal Securities.

Weinstein, B., Glass, J. & Clower, T. (2001). Planning Strategically for Regional Development in the Permian Basin. (with UNT Survey Research Center). Permian Basin Regional Development Council.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2000). The Cost of Homelessness in Dallas: An Economic and Fiscal Perspective. Dallas Central Citizens Association.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (2000). Economic Impacts of the Proposed Motorspeedway Complex in Immokalee, Florida. Florida Gulf Coast University.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2000). The Need for an Indigent Healthcare Clinic in Irving, Texas. City of Irving.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2000). Growth Trends in the Metroport Cities: Implications for Traffic Congestion, the ‘Funnel,’ and DFW Airport. Metroport Cities Partnership.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (2000). Technology, Workforce, and the DFW Business Climate: A Review and Critique of Recent Assessments. North Texas Commission.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (1999). The Initial Economic Impacts of the DART Light Rail Transit System. Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (1999). The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Dallas Zoo. Dallas Zoological Society.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (1998). The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Proposed Robson Master-Planned Retirement Community in Denton, Texas. Robson Development.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (1998). An Assessment of the Film/Video Industry in Irving, Texas and the Irving Film Commission. City of Irving.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (1998). The Dallas/Fort Worth Healthcare Industry: Economic Impacts and Growth Potential. Health Industry Council.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (1998). Local Hotel Occupancy Tax Revenue Allocations and Convention and Visitors Bureaus Funding and Spending: A Comparative Analysis. City of Irving.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (1998). The Hotel Industry, Texas Stadium, and Hotel Occupancy Taxes: A Report to the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. City of Irving.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (1998). Searching for Ancient Egypt: Visitor Survey and Economic Impact Analysis. Dallas Museum of Art.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (1998). The Impacts of the Union Pacific Service Disruptions on the Texas Economy. Texas Railroad Commission.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (1997). An Economic Profile and Business Development Opportunities for the Beaumont-Port Arthur MSA. Beaumont-Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce.

Weinstein, B. & Clower, T. (1997). The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Selected Industries in Tarrant County. Vandergriff Companies.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1997). A Labor Force Survey and Assessment of Future Occupational Demand by High Technology Industries in the Metroplex. Alliance for Higher Education.

Weinstein, B., Clower, T. & Gross, H. (1997). Economic Impact Assessment of the Proposed Austin-San Antonio Corridor Project. Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1997). Landfills and Economic Development: The Case of the DFW Recycling and Disposal Facility. Waste Management, Inc.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1997). Retail Competition, Stranded Costs and the Regulatory Compact in Texas: Implications for Utilities and Consumers. Electric Consumers Alliance.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1997). Economic and Public Policy Implications of “Schmidt.” Vinson & Elkins, LLC.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1996). Texas Motor Speedway: An Assessment of Local Economic Impacts for Selected Communities. Texas Motor Speedway.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1996). The Communications/Information Industry in Dallas/Fort Worth. North Texas Commission.

Weinstein, B., Glass, J., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1996). Private Industry Council’s Telecommunications Industry Survey (with the UNT Survey Research Lab). Private Industry Council.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1996). Explosive Growth in the Highway 114 Corridor. 114 Corridor Council.

Clower, T. Weinstein, B., & Gross, H. (1996). The UP/SP Merger: An Assessment of the Impacts on the State of Texas. Texas Railroad Commission.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1996). Texas Motor Speedway: An Assessment of Regional Economic Impacts. Texas Motor Speedway.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1996). Decatur Civic Center: A Report to the Decatur Civic Center Study Committee. Decatur Chamber of Commerce.

Weinstein, B., Glass, J., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1995). A Study of Drug-Free Workplace Policies of Employers Covered Under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act (with UNT Survey Research Lab). Texas Department of Insurance.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1995). The Texas Coastal Management Program: An Assessment. Texas General Land Office.

Clower, T., Weinstein, B., & Gross, H. (1994). Texas in the Information Age: Social and Economic Impacts of Broadband Telecommunications Infrastructure in Texas. Southwestern Bell.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1994). Potential Impacts of a Motor Speedway. Texas Speedway Group.

Weinstein, B., Clower, T. & Gross, H. (1994). Tuberculosis in Texas: A Cost Assessment. Texas Lung Association.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1994). Recommended Performance Measures for the Business Development Division of the Texas Department of Commerce. Texas Department of Commerce.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1994). The Economic Impact of the Health Industry on Dallas/Fort Worth: An Update. Health Industry Council.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1993). Short- and Long-Term Economic Problems and Prospects for the El Paso Region. City of El Paso, TX.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1993). An Economic Overview and Outlook for the City of Denton. City of Denton, TX.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1993). Economic Development Opportunities for Memphis: Job Potential in the Service Industries. Memphis (TN) Chamber of Commerce.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1993). Analysis of the Impact of a Sales Tax Increase for Property Tax Relief in the City of Denton. City of Denton, TX.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1993). The Economic Impacts of the Dallas Zoo: An Update. Dallas Zoo.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1993). Social and Economic Benefits of an Advanced Telecommunications Infrastructure in Texas. Texas Telephone Association.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1993). Business Development Opportunities and Strategies for Richland Hills, Texas. City of Richland Hills.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1992). North Dallas Chamber of Commerce: Strategic Management Plan and Economic Outlook. North Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

Weinstein, B., Gross, H. & Clower, T. (1992). The Direct and Indirect Economic Impacts on Arlington and the Metroplex of a General Motors Plant Closing. Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

Clower, T. & Weinstein, B. (1991). Preliminary Feasibility Study on the Construction of a Conference Center in Lewisville, Texas. City of Lewisville.

Funded Research

Total Externally Funded Research: $3,224,116 ($2,237,606 since 2009)

Other Grants and Contracts

European Union (2013). $2,000 estimate. Travel grant to present at 2013 Open Days Meetings. (October 2013).

Texas Department of Transportation Aviation Division (2013). $4,000. Preparation and Delivery of an Economic Development Course.

Australian Research Council Research Network in Spatially Integrated Social Sciences (2008). $1,400. Travel grant to attend International Workshop on Regional Endogenous Development: Measurement, Models and Empirical Investigation (February 14-16, 2008, Brisbane, Queensland).

University of North Texas Hispanic and Global Iniatives Grant (2006-2007). $24,850 ($31,090 including matching funds) Principal Investigator/Symposium Organizer, 21st Century Housing Issues: An International Symposium (April 30, 2007).

Flinders University (South Australia) Small Grant Scheme (2004). Co-principal Investigator, Growth and Change Amongst Australia’s Regional Cities, 1996-2001. ($11,000 total grant).

University of North Texas Faculty Grant (2003). $3,975 Principal Investigator, Survey of Economic Development Organizations on Native American Lands.

Department of Human Services (South Australia) (2003). $2,500AUD Co-principal Investigator, Housing Options for Low Income South Australians. ($25,000 total grant)

Social Economy Agency of Northern Ireland (2002). Approx. $4,500 Travel grant for myself and one Texas-based economic development practitioner to attend meetings in Derry, NI.

Australian Federal Government Strategic Partnerships in Industry Research and Training (SPIRIT) (2001). $6,500 Co-principal investigator, Local and Regional Economic Development Agencies in the United States of America. (total grant > $100,000 AUD)

Telecom Corridor Technology Council (2001). $15,000 Center for Economic Development project: Assessing the Competitive Position of the North Texas Telecom Corridor. [internal report, not published]

Professional Activities

Editorial Activities

Editorial Board Member: Regional Science Policy and Practice. Regional Science Association International. Blackwell Publishing, 2013-present.

Editor (Americas): Regional Science Policy and Practice. Regional Science Association International. Blackwell Publishing, 2009-2013.

Editorial Board Member: Applied Research in Economic Development. Council for Community and Economic Research, 2008-2011

Professional instruction 

Instructor: C2ER (formerly ACCRA) annual training seminars – 1999 to present [research methods, regional science theory, economic and fiscal impact modeling]

Certified instructor – economic development: National Association of Workforce Boards – 2003 to 2008 [economic development]

Guest Faculty: University of Southern Mississippi, Executive Masters program in Economic Development – June 2004, Fall 2005 [research methods]

Faculty: European Advanced Studies Institute in Regional Science – June 2003 [research methods]

Recent Service to Discipline

2013-2014
Project Review Panel Member: The economic impacts of roadway disinvestments. National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board.

2013
Project Review Panel Member: Analyzing the Economic Impacts of Transportation Projects. Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.

University Research Cluster Membership

2011-present
Complex Logistics Systems Cluster

2011-present
Hazards and Disaster Research to Respond to Global Crises

University Committees

2011-2012
Cluster search committees (Logistics, Hazards)

2009
Graduate School Dean search committee

2004
Murphy Enterprise Center Sunset Review Committee

2003
University committee on Texas Homeland Security Consortium

2003
Center for Environmental Economic Studies Sunset Review

Faculty Senate

2010 – present
Elections committee – chair (2010-2012)

2009 – 2010
Ad-hoc Committee on Senate Vision and Mission Statements

2008 – 2009
Chair

2007 – 2010
Member.

2007 – 2009
Faculty Senate Committee on Faculty Salaries (chair 2007-2008)

2007 – 2009
Faculty Senate Committee on Faculty Workload

2004 – 2009
School of Community Service Graduate Scholarship Committee

2004
Faculty Senate Committee on Faculty Salaries

College Committees

2014 – present
School of Policy, Government & International Affairs Research Committee

2013
Sociology Faculty Search Committee

2009-2010
CPACS P&T Policy Review Committee (chair)

2010
Faculty Search Committee, UNT-Dallas, ADR

2001 – 2008
CPACS Distributed Education Committee (chair)

2004 – 2005
CPACS Space Committee

1999
CPACS Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Committee

1998
Assoc. Dean Search Committee, CPACS

1997 – 1998
Recreational Sports Advisory Board

Department Committees/Service

2011 – 2014
Personnel Affairs Committee, Department of Economics

1997 – present
Graduate advisor, master’s program in applied economics

1997 – 2010
AECO Library Committee

Membership in professional organizations

Transportation Research Board
Council for Community and Economic Research
Regional Science Association International
Regional Studies Association
Western Regional Science Association
Dallas Area Business Economists
Texas Council for Economic Development
Australia-New Zealand Regional Science Association International
Sigma Xi Research Fraternity
Professional Activities continued:

Offices and Committee Assignments in Professional/Community Organizations

2012 – present
Transportation Research Board Committee on Transportation and Economic Development

2011 – present
Board of Directors, Western Regional Science Association

2013 – 2014
Affiliate Member, Texas Department of Transportation Freight Advisory Committee

2010 – 2014
Board of Directors, Northeast Texas Council of Girl Scouts

2006 – 2014
President – Ross Avenue Baptist Church Foundation

1995 – 2014
Logistics Committee, North Texas Commission (NTC)

2004 –2010
Board of Directors – Council for Community & Economic Research, Chair of board committee on instructional products.

2004 – 2006
Ross Avenue Center Advisory Board (chair)

2002 – 2004
Program committee: Western Regional Science Association

1998 – 2003
Government Affairs Subcommittee, S&T Committee, NTC

1997 – 2003
Telecommunications Infrastructure Committee, NTC

1999 – 2002
Economic Development Committee, Denton Housing Authority (chair)

1996 – 1997
West Garland (Texas) Development Committee

1995 – 1996
Communications Officer, Management Special Interest Group, American Society for Information Science

Presented Papers

Sustainable Urban Forms Impacts on Road Facility Demand: The Case of Transit Oriented Development. Global Urbanisation: Challenges and Prospects. Regional Studies Association, Los Angeles, CA – December 2013.

Network Analysis in Economic Development Leadership Research. European Union. Open Days 2013. Brussels – October 2013.

Identifying Economic Development Leaders. Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association, Wollongong, NSW – December, 2012.

Economic Development Leadership Communication Networks: A Proposed Methodology. Regional Studies Association, Tampere, Finland – March 2012.

The Impacts of Transit-Oriented Development on Highway Usage: Case Studies in Texas. Western Regional Science Association, Monterey, CA – February 2011.

US housing markets and the global financial crisis. Association of Australian Geographers, Cairnes, QLD, Australia – October 2009.

The economic development potential of stem cell research: Texas as a case study. (with Bernard Weinstein) Western Regional Science Association, Kona, Hawaii – February 2008.

The economics and politics of disaster and recovery: A two year post mortem on hurricanes Katrina and Rita. (with Bernard Weinstein) Australia-New Zealand Regional Science Association, Auckland, NZ – September 2007.

The impact of industrial specialization on regional growth in Australia: A reassessment. (with Andrew Beer) Pacific Regional Science Association, Vancouver, BC –May 2007.

Diversification of power generation for sustainable metropolitan growth: The case of Texas. (with Bernard Weinstein) Pacific Regional Science Association, Vancouver, BC –May 2007.

Urban tollroads in Dallas, Texas: An assessment of their economic, fiscal and developmental impacts after 40 years. (with Bernard Weinstein) Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Newport Beach, CA – February 2007.

Regional economic and developmental impacts of tollroads. (with Bernard Weinstein) North American Regional Science Association, Toronto – November 2006.

Do the performing arts stimulate economic development? A review of the literature and a case study. (with Bernard Weinstein) Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Sante Fe, NM – February 2006.

Impact of specialisation and labour force change in Australian regional cities. (with Andrew Beer) Australia-New Zealand Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Manukau, NZ – September 2005.

Economic and fiscal impacts of championship horseracing: The case of the Breeders’ Cup at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. (with Bernard Weinstein). Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, San Diego – February 2005.

Modeling organisational characteristics of highly effective local and regional economic development agencies: A multinational comparison. (with Andrew Beer) Australia-New Zealand Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Wollongong, NSW, Australia – October 2004.

Multinational lessons from local and regional economic development agencies. (with A. Beer, A. Maude, & G. Haughton) European Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Oporto, Portugal – August 2004.

Homelessness as an impediment to urban revitalization. (with B. Weinstein) European Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Oporto, Portugal – August 2004.

Local economic development in the US: Practices and lessons. Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Maui, Hawaii – February 2004.

Local and regional economic development in the US. Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Freemantle, WA, Australia – October 2003.

The impact of DART light rail transit stations on taxable property valuations. (with B. Weinstein) Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Rio Rico, Arizona – February 2003.

The impact of light rail transit stations on taxable property valuations and transit oriented development. Australian Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Gold Coast, QL, Australia – October 2002.

The economic impacts and fiscal costs and benefits of the proposed McKinney Soccer Stadium. Portuguese Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal – June 2002.

The economic and fiscal impacts of the breeders’ cup thoroughbred racing championships: A review of previous studies. Southern Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Alexandria, VA – March 2002.

The impact of homelessness in the Dallas Central Business District: An economic and fiscal perspective (with Robert Formaini) Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Monterey, California – February 2002.

Local and regional economic development in the United States: Preliminary findings of an international study. Learning from, and contributing to, international experience. A conference sponsored by the Social Economy Agency of Northern Ireland, Derry, Northern Ireland –January 2002.

Modeling hotelier revenue sensitivity to increasing hotel occupancy taxes: An interrupted time series approach. Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Kauai, Hawaii – February 2001.

The impact of higher natural gas prices on the State of Texas. (with B. Weinstein) Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California – February 2001.

You can’t get there from here: Projections of student commuting in the Dallas Metropolitan Area. British and Irish Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Bath, United Kingdom – September 2000.

Making the grade: A critical review of state and city ranking surveys. (with B. Weinstein) European Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain – August 2000.

Modeling hotelier revenue sensitivity to increasing hotel occupancy taxes: An interrupted time series approach. Regional Science Association International. 6th World Congress, Lugano, Switzerland – May 2000.

Leveling the playing field or unfair advantage: Suburban development incentives and their impact on urban redevelopment. Southern Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida– April 2000.

The Impact of programs supported by economic development sales taxes on job creation in rural Texas counties. Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Kauai, Hawaii – February 2000.

A comparison of telecommunications spectrum allocation policies in Canada and the United States: Implications for infrastructure development. (with D. Matheson) Regional Science Association International Annual North American Meeting, Montreal, Canada – November, 1999.

The impact of a new light rail transit system on urban property values and commercial development: The case of Dallas, Texas. (with B. Weinstein) Pacific Regional Science Association Meeting, Seoul, Korea – July, 1999.

The impact of economic development programs supported by targeted local sales taxes: Evidence from Texas. (with C. Kane and B. Weinstein) Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Ojai, California – February, 1999.

The Southern economy 1980-1996: Growth without prosperity? (with B. Weinstein) Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Monterey, California – February, 1998.

A review of regulatory barriers: Is the information superhighway really imminent? American Society for Information Science Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland – October, 1994.

Other Conference Activities

Panel Leader: Developmental Impacts of Commercial Airports. Aerotropolis 2013 – September 2013.

Panel Leader: Economic development opportunities in southern Dallas County. Southern Dallas County Economic Development Forum – April 2006.

Panelist: The economic implications of public and private debt in the US. Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, San Diego – February 2005.

Session Chair: Land Use, Real Estate, and Housing Markets. European Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Porto, Portugal – August 2004.

Panelist: Will the changing nature of work impact firm location decisions? Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Meeting, Freeport, Bahamas – March 2004.

Panelist: The changing nature of the firm. Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Maui, Hawaii – February 2004.

Session Chair: Developing Locally: Economic Development Lessons from Four Nations. Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Maui, Hawaii – February 2004.

Panelist: Does economic theory explain media bias? Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada – April 2003.

Panelist: The new economy: Myth or reality? Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Rio Rico, Arizona – February 2003.

Panelist: Local government funding for economic development in Texas. Local Government Association of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia – October 2002.

Panelist: Does it matter that we teach economics? Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico – March 2002.

Panelist: Industrial relocation revisited: Has the Boeing decision taught us anything new? Applied Geography Conference, Fort Worth, Texas – November 2001.

Panelist: Regional Science from an international perspective. French Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Bordeaux, France – September 2001.

Paper discussant: Lee, Y.J. The patterns of regional growth in Korea. Chen, C. & Lin, C. Formation of an internet market channel in Taiwan: ISP, ICP, ASP and Portal cooperating relationships in the future. Pacific Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Seoul. Korea -– June 2001.

Panelist: RSAI Panel: Can regional science survive without numbers? Southern Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas – April 2001.

Panelist: What is sprawl? What is smart growth? What are the tradeoffs? National Center for Policy Analysis Special Focus Policy Conference, Dallas, Texas – March, 2001.

Panelist: Does economic theory fit the new economy? Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California – February, 2001.

Paper discussant: Schwindt, R. & Vining, A. Keeping the lottery winnings: A better allocation of Canadian Softwood Export Quota. Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California – February 2001.

Paper discussant: Riddel, M. & Schwer, K. Grand Canyon Visitors: The challenges of regulatory schemes. Western Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Kauai, Hawaii – February 2000.

Paper discussant: Kelejian, H. & Robinson, P. The optimal distribution of infrastructure expenditures: A multisector and regional approach. Regional Science Association International North American Meetings, Montreal, Canada – November, 1999.

Session Chair: Regional variations in the quality of life and environmental concerns. European Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria – August, 1999.

Paper discussant: M. Schneider & M. Getzner. Cleaner production and employment effects in the macro economy: Simulation results for Austria. D. Shefer, et.al. The effect of employer provided transportation on the emission of pollution from motor vehicles. Y. Higano & T. Mizunoya. A dynamic analysis of the implementability of the Kyoto Protocol. European Regional Science Association Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria – August, 1999

Paper discussant: K. Lee. Generalized model for international trade flows under a globalized economy. Pacific Regional Science Association, Seoul, Korea – July, 1999.

Grant Reviewer

Community Development Grant Program. New Mexico Rural Development Resource Council – May 2004

COPC Grant Program. US Department of Housing and Urban Development – June 2003.

Private Consulting Clients (partial list)

BIOCOM/BayBio, CaliforniaCity of Fort Pierce, FL
Gaylord Entertainment, Inc.Gulf States Toyota
American Honda Motor CompanyBOSC, Inc. (public bond advisors)
City of Sachse, TexasDFW International Airport
Tupelo (MS) Development CorporationWaynesboro, Mississippi
Lone Star Park at Grand PrairieNorth Texas Municipal Water District
Fort Worth Cats Baseball ClubStone County (MS) Economic Development
Sulphur River Basin AuthorityWestern Wireless Corporation
Clark County, MississippiUpper Trinity Regional Water District
City of Grapevine, TexasTarrant Regional Water District
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