Kentucky Political Science Association
45th Annual Meeting
March 3-4, 2006
Eastern Kentucky University
Friday, March 3, 2006
Registration: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
SESSION I: 1:00 – 2:15pm
Panel I A: Undergraduate Papers
Chair: Sara Zeigler, EKU
1. Samuel Porter, Georgetown College, "The Rwandan Genocide and Developments in International Humanitarian Law"
2. Jennifer Johnson, Morehead State University
3. Aisulu Masylkanova, Berea College, "Will Taiwan Declare Independence by 2008?"
Bradley Patrick, EKU, "A Reorganization of
Kentucky Local Government"
Panel I B: The Courts and Public Law
Chair: Michael Hail, Morehead State
1. Lynnette Noblitt, EKU, "The Patent Reform Act of 2005 (H.R. 2795): Proposed Changes and Notable Omissions"
2. J. Gregory Frye, Michigan State, "A Review of Administrative Law and the Treatment of State Constitutional Systems and privacy Rights"
3. William Green, Morehead State, "The Supreme Court and State Regulation of Alcoholic Beverages: Granholm v. Heald (2005) and Its Impact"
4. Joe Chaney, Murray State, "Censorship Speech/Association Codes Enacted by University Presidents Are Unconstitutional or Are They?"
SESSION II: 2:30 – 3:45pm
Panel II A: Open Discussion: "The New York Times and the American Democracy Project in Political Science"
Kandace Rusnak, New York Times
Panel II B: State & Local Politics
Chair: Jon Dalager, Georgetown College
1. Tim Nolcox and James Clingermayer, Murray State, "Divided Government, Rule Review, and Regulatory Stringency: The Case of Pollution Control"
2. Jonathan Winburn, WKU, "Comparing Redistricting Outcomes Across the States: A Comparison of Commission, Court, and Legislative Plans"
3. Gary Mattson, NKU, "Grant Getting, Midwest Small Town Priroities and the CDBG Program: Factors for Grantsmanship Variations"
Lewis, Maysville Community and Technical College, "Kentuckians For The
Commonwealth (KFTC) at 25 and Counting: An Observant Participant's
Discussant: Jon Dalager, Georgetown College
Saturday, March 4
Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:15- 10:00am
SESSION IV: 9:00 – 10:15am
Panel IV A: Roundtable: "Rural Economic Development: Past, Present and Future"
Michael Hail, Morehead State University
Justin Maxon, President, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development
John Stamper, staff writer, Lexington Herald-Leader
J.R. Wilhite, Commissioner, Department for Existing Business Development, KY Cabinet for Economic Development
Panel IV B: Teaching in Political Science
Chair: Erik Lewis, Maysville Community and Technical College
1. Ann Beck, Murray State, "Creating Future Leaders: Teaching within
2. Kendra Stewart, EKU, "Using a Presidential Library to Teach Students about Research"
3. Jane Rainey, EKU, "Can Students Learn to CAPER?: A Simulated 'Citizens' Assembly on Presidential Election Reform' in the Basic American Government Class"
Discussant: Erik Lewis, Maysville Community and Technical College
SESSION III: 4:00 – 5:15pm
Panel III A: American Politics and Institutions
Chair: Joe Gershtenson, EKU
1. Tracy Burdett, EKU, "Economic and Social Issues in the 2000 and 2004 Presidential Elections"
2. Tom Martin, UK, "Presidential Influence of Financial Markets"
3. Jerry Thomas, EKU, "Sexual-Minority Group Confidence in the Courts"
Panel III B: International Relations & Foreign Policy
Chair: Gregory Gunderson, EKU
1. Nayef Samhat, Centre College, The Global Public Sphere, Legitimacy and American Foreigh Policy"
2. Ridvan Peshkopia, UK, "Asylum and Immigration as a Human Rights Issue: Toward an IR Social Constructivist Framework of EU Asylum and Immigration Policies"
3. Matt Evans, U of L, "Resolving Epistemology: Conceptual Blending and the Prisoner's Dilemma Game"
Coffman, EKU, "Foreign olicy n a Post 9/11 World: The Neocons
Discussant: Gregory Gunderson, EKU
Panel III C: Public Policy
Chair: Dana Patton, EKU
1. Robin Rhea, WKU, "Policy Proposals for Expanding Public Insurance to Adults"
2. Julie Olberding, NKU, "The Third Generation of Visioning for Northern Kentucky: How Things Have Changed and How They've Stayed the Same"
Udie, EKU, An Analysis of Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies by the
States to Address Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) with the
Juvenile Justice System
Discussant: Dana Patton, EKU
Business Meeting 5:30 – 6:30pm
Dinner and Keynote Address: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Address: Congressman Ben Chandler
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SESSION V: 10:30 – 11:45am
Panel V A: Public Administration
1. Jeremy N. Phillips and Jeffery L. Osgood, Jr., WKU, "Job Satisfaction and Municipal Clerks"
2. Ann Beck, Murray State, "Convergence of Public and Private Health Benefits"
Discussant: Glenn Rainey, EKU
Panel V B: Comparative Politics
Discussant: Melissa Scheier, Georgetown College
Panel V C: Race, Gender, and Religion
1. Sarah Moeller and Omar Ali, Towson University, "Black Populism: African-American Female Political Leadership"
2. Randall D. Swain, Morehead State, "Oral Tradition and Biblical Typologies: Biblical Typologies as Political Discourse By African-American Preachers"
SESSION VI: 12:00 – 1:30pm
Roundtable: "Legislative Update: The 2006 Kentucky General Assembly" (Lunch Included)
Moderator: Paul Blanchard, EKU
Rep. Harry Moberly
Rep. Lonnie Napier
Rep. Don Pasley
Sen. Ed Worley
Please contact the following hotels for overnight reservations:
1099 Barnes Mill Rd
$ 64.00 plus tax
(drop date 2/18/06)
I-75 Exit 87
Refer to KPSA & Rate
$ 60.00 plus tax
111 Bahama Court
Refer to KPSA & Rate
$ 49.99 plus tax
DIRECTIONS TO THE PERKINS CONFERENCE CENTER
EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
RICHMOND, KY 40475
The Perkins Conference Center is located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.
From the South: Take I-75 North to exit 87. Make a right off of the exit ramp. Go through eight (8) traffic lights (including the one at the exit ramp) and make a right onto Kit Carson Drive. The Perkins Building is the second building on the right. Parking is available behind the building.
From the North: Take I-75 South to exit 87. Make a left off of the exit ramp. Go through nine (9) traffic lights (including the one at the exit ramp) and make a right onto Kit Carson Drive. The Perkins Building is the second building on the right. Parking is available behind the building.
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KENTUCKY POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATON PRE-REGISTRATION (Please return by February 22, 2006)
Registration Information: Fees (Make checks payable to KPSA)
Name:________________________________________________ _____ 20.00 Registration and KPSA Dues
Address:______________________________________________ _____ 8.50 Student Registration
College:______________________________________________ _____ 45.00 Registration and dinner
Phone: ______________________________________________ _____ 33.50 Student registration and dinner
_____ 25.00 Guest Dinner only
Detach and mail this portion with your check to: Dr. Joe Gershtenson, Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Government, 113 McCreary Hall, 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475-3102.