Dr. Michael R. Fitzgerald

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Curriculum Vitae

Academic Degrees Awards Professional Experience Teaching Fields
Training and Skills Funded Research Professional Activities Public Service
Consulting University Service Books and Reports Book Chapters and Articles
Conference Papers Theses Directed Dissertations Directed Undergraduate Courses
Graduate Courses Interdisciplinary Courses Baker Center Courses Federal Training Sessions

- Academic Degrees -

Doctorate of Philosophy, Political Science, The University of Oklahoma, 1975

  Master of Arts, Political Science, The University of Oklahoma, 1974

  Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude) Honors College, Western Michigan University, 1969


Academic and Professional Awards

Faculty of the Month Award, Kappa Alpha Fraternity, University of Tennessee, 2008

Political Science Graduate Student Organization, Outstanding Professor, University of Tennessee, 2006

Faculty Excellence Award, The Institute for Public Service, University of Tennessee, 2004

Outstanding Teacher Award, National Alumni Association, University of Tennessee, 1987 and 2003

Distinguished Professor Award, Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society, University of Tennessee, 1987, 1990, and 2002

Outstanding Faculty Award, Interfraternity Council, University of Tennessee, 2001

Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Tennessee, 1999

Institutional Nominee, National Professor of the Year, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), 1991

Chancellor's Citation for Extraordinary Service, University of Tennessee, 1990

L.R. Hessler Award for Excellence in Teaching & University Service, University of Tennessee, 1988

Inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership Honor Society), 1988

Outstanding Faculty Award, Mortar Board, University of Tennessee, 1981, 1986

June and Oliver Benson Award for Best Dissertation, University of Oklahoma, 1975

Baldwin Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Oklahoma, 1973

Waldo-Sangren Scholar, Western Michigan University, 1968 - 1969

Alumni Association Scholar, Western Michigan Univ., 1967 – 1968

State of Michigan, Merit Scholarship, 1965 - 1967

Professional Experience

Senior Teaching Fellow, Howard H Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee, since 2006

Chair of American Studies Program, University of Tennessee, since 2003

Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee, since 1987

Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Public Service, since 1987

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Honors Program Director, Advising Coordinator, Department of Political Science, University of Tennessee 2001-2003

Senior Fellow, Energy, Environment & Resources Center, University of Tennessee, 1986-1995

Visiting Senior Fellow, Center for Resource & Environmental Policy, Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University, 1991-1992

Adjunct Faculty and Program Manager, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Eastern, Central, and Western Management Development Centers, 1984–2004

President, Citizen Opinion Research (Private consulting firm), Knoxville, Tennessee, 1986-1990

Chair, Urban Studies Program, University of Tennessee, 1986-1988

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee, 1981-1987 (Tenured 1981)

Associate Director, Bureau of Public Administration, University of Tennessee, 1981-1985

Faculty Research Associate, Bureau of Public Administration, University of Tennessee, 1978-1981

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee, 1978-1981

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri, 1975-1978

Adjunct Professor, Social Science Division, South Oklahoma City Community College, 1975

Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Oklahoma, 1974-1975

Research Associate, Bureau of Government Research, University of Oklahoma, 1972-1975

Non-Commissioned Officer In-Charge, Office of the Adjutant General, 25th Infantry Division, U. S. Army Vietnam, 1970-1971

Staff Assistant to the Honorable Philip A. Hart, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC, 1968

Research Assistant, Honors College & Political Science, Western Michigan University, 1967–1968

Teaching Fields

American government: presidency, public opinion; campaigns & elections, state & local politics

American & Cinema Studies: popular culture, mass media & politics

Public administration: politics of administration, leadership and ethics, organizational development

Public policy: process and analysis, energy and environment, science and technology policy, global security

Political philosophy: Western political philosophy, American political thought

Special Training and Skills

Quantitative & qualitative methods: philosophy of science, statistics, research design, opinion surveys, elite and specialized interviewing

Apple and PC applications: wireless network, database, spreadsheet, data analysis and statistics

Apple and PC applications: graphic design, desktop publishing, project management,  webpage design & management

Quantitative analysis & advanced scaling techniques, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan, 1973

Funded Research

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI), The Voting Experience in Knox County, Baker Center Research Grant, University of Tennessee (UTK) ($1,000), 2008-09

Principal Investigator (PI), Changing the Way People Vote in Knox County, Tennessee Department of State, Division of Elections ($25,000), 2008-09

PI, Convenience Voting: A Model Program to Change the Way We Vote, The Pew Charitable Trusts ($99,600), 2007-08

PI, Best Practices in County Government, 7-Islands Foundation ($43,000), 2007

PI, The Chief of Staff in the Modern Presidency, Durish Fund Grant ($2,000), UTK, 2007-08

PI, Media Images of Energy & Environmental Issues, Waste Management Research & Education Institute (WMREI) ($50,000), UTK, 1992-94

Co-PI, Media Images of Waste Policy Issues, WMREI ($53,000), UTK, 1990-92

PI, The Department of Energy High-Level Nuclear Waste Program, WMREI ($91,000), UTK, 1988-92

Co-PI, The U.S. DOE Yucca Mountain Project Quality Assurance Program, WMREI ($49,000), UTK, 1989-91

PI, Solid Waste Management, Tennessee Valley Authority, Research Contract ($15,000), 1989

PI, Citizen Attitudes About Solid Waste Management, City of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, Research Contract ($3,500), 1989

Graduate School Research Award ($4,500), Implementation of the Nuclear Policy Act of 1982, UTK, 1989

College of Liberal Arts Research Incentive Award ($3,000), UTK, 1988

PI, Citizen Opinions About Hazardous Waste Management Issues, Energy, Environment, and Resources Center (EERC) ($20,000), UTK, 1986-87

PI, State Response to the Hazardous Waste Challenge, EERC, ($15,000), UTK, 1985-86

PI, Administrative Decision-Making in the Tennessee Valley Authority, Durish Fund Grant ($1,200), UTK, 1981

Research Council Grant ($2,000), Public School Desegregation, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1977

Professional Activities (Since 2001)

Planning Committee, 2009 International Conference on the Legacy of the Cold War, co-sponsored by The Churchill Archives Centre at the University of Cambridge, UK and the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center at the University of Tennessee, 2008-2009

Instructor, Leadership and Executive Ethics, Center for Executive Education, College of Business Administration, University of Tennessee, since 2007

Member, Task Force on Civility in Tennessee Politics and Government, co-sponsored by the Tennessee Business Roundtable, the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, and the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, 2008

Member, Planning Committee, History of Oak Ridge City Government Project, since 2007

Advisor, Key Votes in Tennessee General Assembly, Project Vote Smart, www.votesmart.org, since 2008

Member, National Advisory Committee for the Korea-America Student Conference, International Student Conferences Organization, since 2007

Faculty Editor, The Baker Journal for Applied Policy, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center, University of Tennessee, since 2006

Moderator, “From Cold War to Hot War,” International Conference on The United States and Great Britain: The Legacy of Churchill's Atlantic Alliance, Baker Center for Public Policy and Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge University, Knoxville, 2006

Instructor, Professional Ethics, Criminal Investigation School, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, since 2006

Instructor, Tennessee Government Executive Institute, Institute for Public Service (IPS), University of Tennessee, 1981, 1986 – 2008

Instructor, Tennessee Government Management Institute, IPS, University of Tennessee, 2001 – 2006

Instructor, Local Government Leadership Program, IPS, University of Tennessee, 1998 – 2008

Instructor, Ethics and Local Government, County Technical Advisory Service, University of Tennessee, 2006

External Reviewer, Program in Political Science, University of North Florida, 2001

Public Service and Outreach (Since 2001)

Keynote Speaker, Leadership: Vision & Values, Leadership Oak Ridge Program, 2009

Speaker, Policy Communities, Open World Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory & Baker Center for Public Policy, 2008 and 2009

Featured Speaker, The Mass Media and Politics, Kiwanis Club of Maryville, TN, 2009

Guest Political Analyst, Presidential Inaugurations, Hallerin Hilton Hill Radio Program, WNOX-FM Radio, 2009

Featured Speaker, Legislative Ethics and Envisioning the Legacy, New House Speakers Program, National Speakers Conference, State Legislative Leadership Foundation, Institute for Public Service and Baker Center for Public Policy, 2009

Featured Speaker, Civility and Governance, Tennessee General Assembly New Member Orientation, Center for Effective Leadership, Institute for Public Service, 2009

Guest Lecturer, Government Ethics, Business Ethics Class, Lee University, 2008

Featured Interview, My Life/My Vote, 2008 Election Series, WUOT FM-Radio and Baker Center for Public Policy, The University of Tennessee, 2008

Keynote Speaker, Post-Election Analysis, Northern Alabama Chapter, University of Tennessee Alumni Association, Birmingham, AL, 2008

Guest Speaker, The 2008 Election, Shades Valley High School, Birmingham, AL, 2008

Keynote Speaker, The 2008 Presidential Election, Chattanooga Chapter, University of Tennessee Alumni Association, 2008

Keynote Speaker, The 2008 Presidential Election, Knoxville Chapter, University of Tennessee Alumni Association, 2008

Discussion Leader, The New Deal and the Political Imagination, National Big Read Program: The Grapes of Wrath, YWCA & Knox County Library, 2008

Moderator, Statewide Presidential Debate Watch, Baker Center for Public Policy, 2008

Keynote Speaker, Presidential Politics in 2008, University of Tennessee Retirees Association, 2008

Participant, Roundtable on Civility in Politics and Government, co-sponsored by the Baker Center for Public Policy, the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, and the Tennessee Business Roundtable, Nashville, 2008

Keynote Speaker, The 2008 Presidential Election, Annual Alumni Chapter Leadership Program, UT Alumni Association, Knoxville, 2008

Keynote Speaker, The 2008 Presidential Primaries, White County Alumni Chapter, UT Alumni Association, Sparta, Tennessee, 2008

Guest Political Analyst, Post-Super Tuesday Special, WUOT-FM Radio, 2008

Featured Speaker, The Constitution and the American Mind, Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, Blount County Memorial Hospital, Maryville Tennessee, 2008

Featured Speaker, The Constitution: Repository of American Rights and Obligations, Community Education Program, Blount County Memorial Hospital, Maryville, Tennessee, 2008

Speaker, Reforming Knox County Government, Civitan Club, Knoxville, 2007

Guest Political Analyst, Hallerin H. Hill Morning Program, WNOX-FM Radio, 2007

Speaker, Reforming Knox County Government, Volunteer Rotary Club, Knoxville, 2007

Panelist, Knox County Government, Leadership Knoxville, 2007

Guest, Tennessee This Week, WATE-TV, Channel 6, Knoxville, 2007

Discussion Leader, Reforming Government in Knox County, Public Meeting at West High School, Knox County-One Question, Knoxville, 2007

Discussion Leader, Churchill’s Alliance in the 21st Century, and Sir Winston Churchill: A Legacy of Leadership, Knox County Library, 2006

Panel Member, The U.S. Senate Race in Tennessee, Beyond the Beltway With Bruce DuMont, Nationally Syndicated Radio, 2006

Panelist, The Politics of Global Warming, Oak Ridge High School, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 2006

Featured Speaker, Ethics and Public Accountability, Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants, 2006

Featured Speaker, Cinematic War, Alumni Summer College, Office of Alumni Affairs; University of Tennessee, 2005

Speaker, Sports in American Culture, Oak Ridge Philosophic Society, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 2005

Panelist, Evaluating News Coverage of the Knoxville Mayoral Election,  Knoxville News Sentinel, 2003

Keynote Speaker, To Foster and Apply Knowledge for the Good Society, Annual Conference of the Institute for Public Service, University of Tennessee, 2001

Professional Consulting

Program Design, State Legislative Leadership Foundation, Cambridge, MA, 2008-2009

Program Design, Center for Effective Leadership, The University of Tennessee, 2008-2009

Strategic Planning for the Future of the Institute for Public Service, The University of Tennessee, 2006

Program Design and Facilitation, Annual Conference of the Institute for Public Service, 2001

Program Design and Implementation, Tennessee Government Executive Institute, Center for Government Training, University of Tennessee, 1997-2001

Program Design and Development, Institute of Government, University of North Florida, 1997-2001

U.S. OPM, Western Management Development Center, Denver, Colorado, 1991-2001

Policy Analysis, Oak Ridge Reservation Local Oversight Committee, 1993-1997

Program Design, Interdisciplinary Major in Environmental Science & Administration, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1991

Federal Facility Impact Analysis, Mountain West, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, 1988

Political Science Certification Project, Tennessee Department of Education, 1987-1988

Political Analyst, WATE-TV Channel 6 (NBC), Knoxville, Tennessee, 1984–1990

University Service (Since 2001)

Assistant Vice President Search Committee, Institute for Public Service, 2008

Faculty Search Committee, Department of Theory and Practice in Education, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, 2007

Institutional Representative, The Truman Scholarship Program, 2007-2008

Faculty Senate, 2005 – 2007 (Athletics Committee, Student Concerns Committee)

Participant, Chancellor’s Life of the Mind Program, 2004, 2006, 2008

Planning Committee, Fundraising Event for Baker Center and Churchill Archives, 2006

Mentor, Ronald McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program, since 2001

Political Science Representative, Chancellor’s Academic Showcase, since 2005

Cinema Studies Committee, since 1988

American Studies Committee, since 1990

Individualized Program Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, 1991-1992 & since 2000

Steering Committee, Graduate Minor in Environmental Policy, since 1994

Chair, Selection Committee, National Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award, 2005

Speakers Bureau, Community Outreach Program, College of Arts and Sciences, since 2004

Internal Reviewer, Program Review, School of Journalism and Electronic, Media, 2004

Media Center Advisory Committee, Hodges Library, 2001–2005

Selection Committee, Program Director for the UT-Swansea University Exchange Program, 2003

Faculty Advisor, Advising Center, College of Arts and Sciences, 2001-2003

Coordinating Board for Mini-Term, Evening School, 2001-2002

Books, Monographs, & Technical Reports

A. Gibson, M. Fitzgerald, D. Folz, J. Kelly, and J. Scheb, Convenience Voting in Three Tennessee Counties (Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee, 2008)

M. Fitzgerald, J. Scheb, D. Folz, and A. Gibson, Local Government in Knox County: What Citizens Need to Know (Baker Center, UT, 2007).

M. Fitzgerald and A. McCabe, Designing Effective Programs for Geologic Disposal of High-Level Nuclear Waste (Knoxville: Energy, Environment, & Resources Center (EERC), UT, 1990).

M. Fitzgerald et al., Public Opinion and Recycling in Tennessee (EERC, UT, 1990).

M. Fitzgerald and A. McCabe, The U.S. Department of Energy's Attempt to Site the Monitored Retrievable Storage Facility (MRS) in Tennessee (EERC, UT, 1988).

W. Lyons, T. Clark, & M. Fitzgerald, Decisions on Urban Dollars (Greenwich, CN.: JAI, 1989).

S. Rechichar, M. Fitzgerald, F. Cory, and W. Lyons, Electoral Triumph and Administrative Trials (Bureau of Public Administration (BPA), University of Tennessee, 1986).

M. Fitzgerald, R. Durant, S. Rechichar, and L. Thomas, Intragovernmental Regulation and the Public Interest: Air Pollution Control in the Tennessee Valley (BPA, UT, 1984).

S. Rechichar and M. Fitzgerald, The Consequences of Administrative Decision: TVA's Economic Development Mission and Intragovernmental Regulation (BPA, UT, 1983).

R. Watson with M. Fitzgerald, The Promise and Performance of American Democracy (3rd and 4th State and Local editions, 1978 and 1981).

Book Chapters & Articles

M. Fitzgerald, “James Madison,” in Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties. ed. by Scheb, Stephens, and Stooksbury. Greenwood Press (2006).

M. Fitzgerald and J. Scheb, “Magna Carta” and “Liberalism” in Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties. ed. by Scheb, Stephens, and Stooksbury. Greenwood Press (2006).

H. Bacot and M. Fitzgerald, "Issue Salience, News Coverage, and Attention Cycles of Environmental Problems," Southeastern Political Review 27 (September 1999): 525-543.

H. Bacot, M. Fitzgerald, and A. Fitzgerald, "Articulating Environmental Policy Decisions to the Public," Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 6 (September 1998): 129 - 136.

S. Lee and M. Fitzgerald, "Openness in Public Administration and the Politics of Environmentalism," International Review of Administrative Sciences 63 (March 1997): 67 - 78.

S. Lee and M. Fitzgerald, "Exploring the Basis For Parental Choice in Public Education: Assessing School Performance in Tennessee," Policy Studies Journal 24 (Winter 1996): 1 - 12.

H. Bacot, T. Bowen, and M. Fitzgerald, "Managing the Solid Waste Process," Policy Studies Journal 22 (Summer 1994): 224 - 244.

A. McCabe, W. Colglazier, and M. Fitzgerald, "Public Acceptance and Nuclear Waste: Do New Technologies Matter?" Proceedings of the Waste Management '93 Conference 1 (June 1993).

M. Fitzgerald et al., "Practicing the Politics of Inclusion: Citizen Surveys and the Design of Solid Waste Recycling Programs," American Review of Public Administration 23 (March 1993): 29 - 41.

A. McCabe and M. Fitzgerald, "Prospects for Monitored Retrievable Storage of High-Level Nuclear Waste," Policy Studies Review 10 (Winter 1991): 167 - 79.

M. Fitzgerald and A. McCabe, "Conflicting Expertise and Uncertainty: Quality Assurance in the High- Level Radioactive Waste Program," New Directions for Program Evaluation 51 (Fall 1991): 69-87.

A. McCabe and M. Fitzgerald, "Media Images of Environmental Biotechnology," in G. Sayler, R. Fox, and J. Blackburn, Environmental Biotechnology for Waste Management (NY: Plenum, 1991): 15-24.

M. Fitzgerald, "A Review of The EPA: Asking the Wrong Questions," Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy 6 (Winter 1991): 115 - 16.

M. Fitzgerald and A. McCabe, "Scientific Uncertainty and Quality Assurance: The Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain Project Experience," Proceedings of the Waste Management '90 Conference 1 (June 1990): 321 - 28.

P. Freeman, W. Lyons, and M. Fitzgerald, "Public Opinion and Legislative Response to the Hazardous Waste Challenge," Social Science Journal 26 (Fall 1989): 455-65.

M. Fitzgerald, W. Lyons, and P. Freeman, "Resurrecting the Territorial Dimension of Politics: Public Opinion and Intergovernmental Responsibility for Hazardous Waste Management," in S.K. Majumdar (ed.), Management of Hazardous Materials and Wastes (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Academy of Science Press, 1989): 329-48.

R. Durant, W. Lyons, and M. Fitzgerald, "Urban Culture, Service Provision, and Fiscal Strain," Research in Urban Policy 3 (Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, 1989): 15 – 31.

M. Fitzgerald, A. McCabe, and D. Folz, "Federalism and the Environment: The View From the States," State and Local Government Review 20 (Fall 1988): 98 - 104.

M. Fitzgerald, W. Lyons, and F. Cory, "From Administration to Oversight: Privatization and its Aftermath in a Southern City," in R. Hula Market-Based Public Policy (London: Macmillan, 1988): 69 - 83.

W. Lyons, A. McCabe, and M. Fitzgerald, "Public Opinion and Hazardous Waste," Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy 2 (Fall 1987): 89 - 97.

W. Lyons and M. Fitzgerald, "Measurement And Theory in Urban Policy Research," Social Science Quarterly 68 (September, 1987): 491 - 93.

W. Lyons and M. Fitzgerald, "Intergovernmental Aid and Ratio Measurement," Social Science Quarterly 68 (September, 1987): 478 - 86.

M. Fitzgerald, and W. Lyons, "The Promise and Performance of Privatization: The Knoxville Experience," Policy Studies Review 5 (February 1986): 606 - 13.

W. Lyons and M. Fitzgerald, "The City as Purchasing Agent: Privatization and the Urban Policy in America," in T. Clark (ed.), Research in Urban Policy 2 (Greenwich, Conn.: JAI, 1986).

M. Fitzgerald, et al., "The 1982 Gubernatorial Election in Tennessee," in T. L. Beyle (ed.), Reelecting the Governor (University Press of America, 1986).

Stephen Rechichar and M. Fitzgerald, "The Consequences of Administrative Decision: TVA's Tellico Dam Project," Public Administration Quarterly 8 (Summer 1984): 223 - 48.

R. Durant, M. Fitzgerald, and L. Thomas, "When Government Regulates Itself: The EPA-TVA Air Pollution Control Experience," Public Administration Review 43 (May/June 1983): 209 - 19.

M. Fitzgerald and R. Durant, "Citizen Evaluations and Urban Management," Public Administration Review 40 (November/December 1980): 585 - 94; also in R. Bingham and M. Ethridge (eds.), Reaching Decisions in Public Policy and Administration (NY: Longman, 1982).

D. Morgan and M. Fitzgerald, "Desegregating Urban Schools: A Causal Perspective," American Politics Quarterly 8 (April 1980): 187 - 208.

D. Morgan and M. Fitzgerald, "A Causal Perspective on School Segregation Among American States," Social Forces 58 (September 1979): 329 - 35.

B. Bozeman and M. Fitzgerald, "Social Structures for the Enhancement of Scientific Information Utilization in Urban Policy-Making," International Journal of Urban Systems 3 (Spring 1979): 163 - 75.

M. Fitzgerald and W. Lyons, "Measuring Urban School Desegregation: A Cautionary Note," Political Methodology 5 (Winter, 1978): 511 - 30.

M. Fitzgerald and D. Morgan, "School Desegregation and White Flight: North and South," Integrated Education (November - December, 1977): 78 - 81.

M. Fitzgerald and D. Morgan, "Changing Patterns of Urban School Desegregation," American Politics Quarterly 5 (October 1977): 437 - 63.

D. Morgan, and M. Fitzgerald, "Recognition and Productivity in American Political Science Departments," Western Political Quarterly 30 (September 1977): 342-50.

D. Morgan, S. Kirkpatrick, M. Fitzgerald, and W. Lyons, "Patterns of State Referenda Voting," in S. Kirkpatrick et al. (eds.), The Oklahoma Voter (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1977).

D. Morgan, S. Kirkpatrick, M. Fitzgerald, and W. Lyons, "Longitudinal Analysis of Referenda Voting Patterns," S. Maisel and J. Cooper, Impact of the Electoral Process (Beverly Hills: Sage, 1977).

S. Kirkpatrick, W. Lyons, and M. Fitzgerald, "Candidates, Parties, and Issues in the American Electorate: Two Decades of Change," American Politics Quarterly 3 (July 1975), also in Sage Contemporary Social Science Issues 24 (Beverly Hills: Sage, 1976).

Conference Papers

M. Fitzgerald, “The Political Economy of the Environmental Policy Process,” invited paper at the Sixth International Conference on Korean Politics, Seoul, Korea, 2001

M. Fitzgerald, P. Rule, and C. Bryant, "Polls, Politics, and the TV News," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 1998

P. Rule and M. Fitzgerald, "The Mass Media and the Policy Process," Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, 1995

H. Bacot, P. Rule, and M. Fitzgerald, "Images, Icons, and Policy Myths: News Coverage of Energy and the Environment, Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, 1995

M. Fitzgerald and S. Lee, "Environmentalism in the Republic of Korea: A Public Policy Perspective," Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, 1994

S. Lee and M. Fitzgerald, The Politics of Environmentalism in the Republic of Korea: High-Level Radioactive Waste Facility Siting in South Korea ," Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, 1994

P. Rule, H. Bacot, and M. Fitzgerald, "Media Images of Waste Problems and Management," Annual Meeting of the Western Social Science Association, 1994

H. Bacot and M. Fitzgerald, "Media Coverage and Issue Cycles in the Policy Process: TV News and Solid Waste, 1970 - 1990," Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, 1993

A. McCabe, E. Colglazier, and M. Fitzgerald, "Public Acceptance and Nuclear Waste: Do New Technologies Matter?" Waste Management '93 Conference, 1993

A. McCabe, M. Fitzgerald, and H. Bacot, "Media, Public Policy, and the Amplification of Risk: The Case of Love Canal," Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, 1992.

P. Rule and M. Fitzgerald, "Alternative Mechanisms for Health Care Delivery: The Case of Inter- Denominational Health Facilities in Tennessee," Annual Meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, 1992

M. Fitzgerald, A. McCabe, and H. Bacot, "Agenda Setting in Waste Policy: Network News Coverage and the Resource Conservation Recovery Act," Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, 1991

H. Bacot, A. McCabe, and M. Fitzgerald, "Articulating Policy to the Public: Challenges for Communicating Environmental Policy Decisions," Annual Southeastern Conference of Public Administration, 1991

A. McCabe and M. Fitzgerald, "Media Images of Environmental Biotechnology," presented at the International Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology, 1990

M. Fitzgerald and A. McCabe "A Prescription for Conflict: The Nuclear Waste Policy Act, 1982 - 1989," presented at the International Association for Conflict Management Conference, 1990

M. Fitzgerald and A. McCabe, "Scientific Uncertainty and Quality Assurance," Waste Management '90 Conference, Tucson, 1990

M. Fitzgerald, et al., "Municipal Innovation and Citizen Empowerment," Annual Meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, 1990

H. Bacot, T. Bowen and M. Fitzgerald "Public Opinion and Solid Waste Disposal in Tennessee," Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Political Science Association, 1990

M. Fitzgerald and A. McCabe, "Conflicts in Environmental Policy Administration," Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, 1989

M. Fitzgerald, et al., "Public Opinion and Implementation of Solid Waste Disposal Recycling Policy," Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, 1989

M. Fitzgerald, et al., "Citizen Attitudes Toward Recycling in Tennessee," Annual Southeastern Conference on Public Administration, 1989

M. Fitzgerald and A. McCabe, "Conflicting Expertise and Uncertainty: Quality Assurance in High-Level Radioactive Waste Management," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 1989

M. Fitzgerald and A. McCabe, "Public Acceptance and High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal: Implications for Implementation of National Policy," Annual Meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, 1988

M. Fitzgerald and A. McCabe, "The Reagan Reformation in Federalism and the Environment," Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, 1987

A. McCabe and M. Fitzgerald, "Open Decision Making and Citizen Participation in Environmental Policy," Annual Meeting Southern Political Science Association, 1987

A. McCabe and M. Fitzgerald, "Open Systems of Environmental Decision-Making," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 1987

W. Lyons and M. Fitzgerald, "Intergovernmental Aid and Ratio Measurement," Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 1987

D. Folz, J. Scheb, and M. Fitzgerald, "Prison Privatization as a State Fiscal Austerity Strategy," Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, 1986

M. Fitzgerald, W. Lyons, and P. Freeman, "Hazardous Waste Disposal in a Federal System," Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, 1986

M. Fitzgerald, W. Lyons and P. Freeman, "Public Opinion and Legislative Response to the Hazardous Waste Challenge," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 1986

R. Durant, W. Lyons, and M. Fitzgerald, "Urban Political Culture and the Scarcity of Public Goods," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 1986

M. Fitzgerald and W. Lyons, "From Administration to Oversight: Privatization in Knoxville, Tennessee," Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Region of the American Society for Public Administration, 1985

M. Fitzgerald and L. Sigelman, "God Watches Over Dumb Animals, Small Children, and the USA.: Corruption, Subversion, and Doomsday in the Washington Novel," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 1985

W. Lyons and M. Fitzgerald, "The Privatization of Urban Services: The Last Austerity Strategy," Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, 1985

S. Rechichar and M. Fitzgerald, "The Big Dam and the Little Fish: TVA's Tellico Dam and the Endangered Species Act," Annual Meeting of the American Society for Public Administration, 1983

H. Plaas, G. Hicks, and M. Fitzgerald, "Non-Profit and Voluntary Agencies in the Provision of Local Public Services," Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, 1982

J. Pottorf and M. Fitzgerald, "Implications of the Reagan Budget for Tennessee Cities," Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, 1982

R. Durant, and M. Fitzgerald, "When Government Regulates Itself: The EPA/TVA Air Pollution Control Experience," Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, 1980

J. Riddlesperger and M. Fitzgerald, "The Erosion of Local Autonomy and Its Effect on Local Revenue and Expenditure Patterns," Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 1980

M. Fitzgerald and R. Durant, "Southern Schools Twenty-Five Years After Brown: White Flight and Urban Public School Desegregation," The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, 1980

M. Fitzgerald, "The Fictional Presidency," Annual Meeting of the Southeast Region American Society for Public Administration, 1979.

C. Mauney and M. Fitzgerald, "The Judicial Reconstruction of Southern Education," Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, 1978.

R. Durant and M. Fitzgerald, "Urban Service Satisfaction and Citizen Involvement," Annual Meeting of the Southeast Region American Society for Public Administration, 1978.

D. Morgan and M. Fitzgerald, "When Push Comes to Shove: Desegregating American Schools Since 1968," Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 1978.

M. Fitzgerald and D. Morgan, "School Desegregation and White Flight," Annual Meeting of the Missouri Political Science Association, 1977.

G. Casey and M. Fitzgerald, "Candidate Images and the Presidential Debates," Annual Meeting of the Midwest Association of Public Opinion Research, 1977.

M. Fitzgerald and D. Morgan, "Assessing the Consequences of Public Policy: School Desegregation and White Flight," Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 1977.

M. Fitzgerald and W. Lyons, "Measuring Urban School Desegregation," Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 1977.

M. Fitzgerald and G. Casey, "Attribution of Candidate Traits," Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 1977.

M. Fitzgerald and D. Morgan, "Changing Patterns of Urban School Segregation," Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, 1976.

D. Morgan and M. Fitzgerald, "School Segregation Among American States," Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 1976.

D. Morgan, S. Kirkpatrick, M. Fitzgerald, and W. Lyons, "Patterns of Referenda Voting in Oklahoma," Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 1975.

S. Kirkpatrick, W. Lyons, and M. Fitzgerald, "Candidate and Party Images in the American Electorate: A Longitudinal Analysis," Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, 1974.

Master's Theses Directed

Phillip Stonecipher, Regulatory Agencies and Power Politics (1979)

Tad McGuillard, Change in the Environmental Policy Process (1995)

Paige Parham, Technological Policy Implementation (1997)

Jason Jolley, Second Generation Environmental Conflict in the Tennessee Valley (2000)

Doctoral Dissertations Directed

Antoinette Thompson, The Politics of Disinvestment (1987)

Amy McCabe, Open Systems of Environmental Decision Making (1987)

Floydette Cory, Citizen Evaluations of Urban Service Delivery (1988)

Hunter Bacot, Mass Images of Environmental Problems (1992)

Patra Rule, Policy Images, Agenda Setting, and Policy Disarray (1994)

Karen Holt, The Pursuit of Preference: Civil Rights for Institutionalized Persons Act (1995)

Sungroe Lee, Policy Gridlock and the Politics of Environmentalism (1997)

Donald Gamiles, Organizational Change and Environmental Policy (1998)

Walter Williams, Citizen Participation in the Administrative State (1999)

Qingguo Gao, Economic Development in an Era of Global Environmentalism (1999)

Robert Alexander, Interest Groups and State Initiatives (2000)

Brian Noland, The Fruits of Judicial Intervention (2001)

Gay Lyons, Civic Engagement in the Cyberspace Era (2002)

Robert Schneider, Public Accountability & Management of Local Government Boards (2006)

Andrew Dunsmore, Federal Research Funding at Colleges and Universities (2007)

Michael Haynes, Spokes, Pyramids, and White House Chiefs of Staff (2008)

Undergraduate Courses

   
American Politics & Government State Politics & Government
Introduction to Political Science Presidency
Popular Culture & American Politics Public Policy
Introduction to Political Philosophy American Political Thought
Comparative State Politics Public Administration
Science, Technology, & Public Policy Environmental Politics & Policy
Tennessee Politics & Government Missouri State Government
Political Parties & Interest Groups Urban Politics
Vietnam War & American Culture Comparative Urban Politics
Political Campaigns & Elections Global Security & Foreign Policy
Political Communication & Public Opinion Honors Seminar - Interest Groups
Mass Media & Politics Honors Seminar – American Political Thought
Cinematic America Honors Seminar – Journalism and Politics
Cinematic War & Moral Order Honors Seminar – American Presidency
Cinematic Presidency Honors Seminar - Mass Media & Politics
   

Graduate Seminars Taught

   
American Politics & Government Public Administration
American Presidency Policy Analysis
Urban Politics Ethics in Public Administration
State & Local Politics Seminar on Health Issues and Policy
Urban Administration Doctoral Seminar in Environmental Policy
Politics of Administration Doctoral Seminar in Public Administration
Public Policy Process Doctoral Seminar in Presidency
   

Interdisciplinary & Intercollegiate Courses

 
University Honors—The 1980s in Perspective University Studies—War & Peace in the Nuclear Age
University Honors—Cinematic Politics Senior Seminar in Urban Studies
University Honors—Film Violence & U.S. Society Special Topics in Urban Studies
University Honors—Teen Genre Films & Society Proseminar in Urban Studies
University Honors—Political Paranoia & Film Introduction to American Studies
University Honors—The Vietnam War Seminar in American Studies
University Studies—The Freshman Experience Freshman Seminar—Civic Engagement & Community
Stokely Institute—Seminar in Social Science  

Companion Courses to Baker Center for Public Policy Conferences & Programs

   
American Studies—Winston Churchill & America Political Science—Health Issues & Policy
Political Science—The Anglo-American Alliance Political Science—Energy Issues & Policy
Political Science—Global Security & Africa Political Science—Securing the Vote
   

Sessions Offered at Federal Management Development Centers in the U.S. and Europe

   
Leadership & Organizational Culture The Career/Political Interface in Federal Service
Citizen Involvement in the Policy Process Science, Technology, & Environmental Policy
The DOE Weapons Complex Cleanup Leadership & Ethics
Public Opinion & Policy Making Interest Groups in the Policy Process
Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Implementing the Federal Facilities Compliance Act
The Changing Profession of Public Management The Hidden Crisis in Public Administration
Policy Implementation Policy & Program Analysis
Public Expectations of Public Managers Organizational Development and Life-Cycle
Accountability & Ethics in Public Management Reengineering Federal Agencies
   

 


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