CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

DISCUSSANT, “The Obama Effect on Racial Attitudes, Racial Prejudice and Racial Pessimism,” a panel at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA., September 3rd, 2011.

CHAIR, Plenary Session: “Navigating the Tenure and Promotion Process – Multiple Perspectives,” a roundtable discussion at the 42md annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Raleigh, North Carolina, March 18, 2011.

CHAIR, “The Promotion and Tenure Process as an Exercise in Strategic Thinking,” a roundtable discussion at the 41st annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Atlanta,  Georgia, March 20, 2010.

PRESENTER & DISCUSSANT, President’s Panel: NCOBPS THEN, NOW, and LATER, a roundtable discussion at the 40th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Houston, Texas, March 20th 2009.

CHAIR, Black and Latino Politics: The Possible, Pragmatic, and the Problematic, a roundtable discussion at the 40th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Houston, Texas, March 20th 2009.

CO-PRESENTER with Dianne Pinderhughes, “The Promotion and Tenure Process as an Exercise in Strategic Thinking,” a workshop at the American Political Science Association’s Teaching & Learning conference, Baltimore, Maryland, February 7, 2009.

CHAIR, Race and the Public Agenda: Agitations Within, Across, and Against Institutions, at the 39th Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Chicago, Illinois, March 19-22, 2008.

PRESENTER, “Anatomy of a Sacrificial Lamb: Lynn Swann’s 2006 Campaign for Governor of Pennsylvania,” at the 39th Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Chicago, Illinois, March 19-22, 2008.

CHAIR – “The Long Black Revolt: Rethinking the Origins, Outcomes, and Historiography of the Black Freedom Movement,” 90th Annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Buffalo, New York, Friday, October 7, 2005.

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT – “Engineering and the African-American Experience: Then, Now, and the Future,” Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA. Saturday September 17, 2005.

PARTICIPANT – “Roundtable on Teaching Minority Politics and Minority Student Learning,” at the 101st annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September 2nd 2005.

CHAIR – “The Challenge of Black Nationalism,” at the 100th annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, September 3rd, 2004.

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT – APSA Short Course – “Preparing Junior Faculty of Color: The Tenure Process and Professional Development,” at the 99th annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Penna. August 27, 2003.

PRESENTER – “How African-American Men View Various African-American Leadership Tendencies; Findings from the Million Man March,” at the 99th annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, Penna. August 28, 2003.

CHAIR – “Power and Its Discontents: Racial Cause and Effect in Public Policy” – at the 98th annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, Mass., August 31, 2002.

DISCUSSANT – “The Burden of Race: The Disparate Impact of the Criminal Justice System on African Americans” – at the 33rd annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Atlanta, Georgia, March, 2002.

PRESENTER – “Some Early Thoughts on the Politics of Compassionate Conservatism,” at the annual Olive-Harvey Black Studies Conference, Olive-Harvey College, Chicago, Illinois, April 21, 2001.

PRESENTER – “African-American Political Leadership Tendencies As Seen Through Data from the Million-Man March,” at the first annual Black Studies Symposium, sponsored by the Black Studies Program, Virginia Tech University, May 24-27, 2000.

CHAIR, Roundtable discussion, “The State of Public Opinion Research in African-American Politics,” at the 95th annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia, September, 1999.

PRESENTER, “Some Reflections on the Multifaceted Black Predicament: Data from the Million Man March,” with Sekou Franklin, at the annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Baton Rouge, LA. March, 1999.

PRESENTER, “Beyond Pessimism: A Critique of Robert Smith’s Racism in the Post Civil-Rights Era: Now You See It, Now You Don’t,” a paper presented at the 28th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Chicago, Illinois, March 12th through 15th, 1997.

PRESENTER, “Expressions of Racial Consciousness Among African American Men: Data from the Million Man March,” a paper presented at the 28th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Chicago, Illinois, March 12th through 15th, 1997.

PRESENTER, “The Appeal of Minister Louis Farrakhan: Opinions from the Million Man March,” a paper presented at the 27th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Savannah, Ga. March 6th through 9th, 1996.

PRESENTER, “The Fall and Rise of Marion Barry, Jr.: An Analysis of the 1994 Primary and General Elections,” a paper presented at the 26th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Baltimore, Maryland, March 11, 1995.

CO-PRESENTER (with Dr. Michael Frazier), “Fiscal Crisis in the Federal City or How Good Intentions Collide with Structural and Institutional Realities: This Being a Lesson of a One Term Mayor,” a paper presented at the 26th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, March 10, 1995.

GUEST PANELIST – “MPA Career Paths: Preparation, Possibilities and Problems,” a public administration graduate student conference, sponsored by the National Capital chapter of the American Society of Public Administration, University of the District of Columbia – 29 February 1992.

PRESENTER, “Is There Anything There That’s Black, and If So, What?” a paper prepared for a roundtable discussion, “The Black Politics of Hanes Walton, Jr. – Part I,” at the annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Jackson, Mississippi, March 14-16, 1991.

PANEL CHAIR, “Deracialization: Elections and Governance (A Roundtable,” at the annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Jackson, Mississippi, March 14-16, 1991.

PANEL CHAIR, “Deracialization: Effective Concept or Oxymoron?” a roundtable discussion at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA. August 30 – Sept. 2, 1990.

DISCUSSANT, “Recent Advancements in Electoral Politics,” a panel at the 21st annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Atlanta, Ga., March 14-17, 1990.

PRESENTER, “Graduate School vs. Law School: A Research Note,” a paper presented on the panel, “Graduate School vs. Law School: Pros and Cons,” at the 21st annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Atlanta, Ga., March 14-17, 1990.

WORKSHOP PANELIST, “Black Philanthropy: The Legacy Continues,” at the 5th National Policy Institute, sponsored by the Joint Center for Political Studies, Washington, D.C. January 21-23, 1988.

CHAIR & DISCUSSANT, “A Look at the Attitudes of the Post-Civil Rights Generation: A Five School Survey,” a panel at the 18th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Atlanta, Georgia, April 23-25, 1987.

CHAIR, “Minority Vote Dilution,” a panel at the 18th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Atlanta, Georgia, April 23-25, 1987.

CHAIR & DISCUSSANT, “Race, Politics and the Second Reagan Administration,” at the 17th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Chicago, Illinois, April 2-5, 1986.

DISCUSSANT, “Black Legislative Politics,” at the 17th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Chicago, Illinois, April 2-5, 1986.

PRESENTER, “Anatomy of a Tactical Miscalculation: Jesse Jackson’s Challenge of the Second Primary System,” at a conference, The Social and Political Implications of the Jesse Jackson Presidential Campaign, sponsored by the Social Sciences Division, College of Liberal Arts, Howard University, March 27-28, 1986.

SECTION CHAIR, “Elections, Political Parties, and Political Participation,” at the 15th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Columbus, Ohio, April 10-13, 1985.

PRESENTER, “Blacks, Neoliberalism and the Future of the Democratic Party,” at the 16th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Columbus, Ohio, April 10-13, 1985.

CHAIR, “Industrial Implications of the Defense Build-Up,” at a conference, “National Security and the Black Community,” sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Howard University, October 19, 1983.

CHAIR, roundtable discussion, “Blacks and the Unemployment Question: Cyclical, Structural or Both?” at the 14th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists Houston, Texas, April 1983.

DISCUSSANT, roundtable discussion, “The Impact of the Reagan Administration’s Civil Rights and Domestic Politics on Black Americans,” at the 14th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Houston, Texas, April, 1983.

PRESENTER, “Federal Housing and the Black Community: The 1970s and Beyond,” delivered at the symposium, “The Black Freedom Struggle: Ten Years Since Gary and Ten Years Ahead,” sponsored by the African Heritage Studies Association and the Department of Political Science, Howard University, December 3, 1982.

PRESENTER, “The Housing Assistance Block Grant: An Idea Whose Time Has Not Yet Come,” delivered at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April, 1982.

PRESENTER, “Prospects for Low and Moderate Income Housing in the 1980s,” at the 12th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Baltimore, Maryland, April, 1981.

PRESENTER, “Program Performance, Budgetary Politics, and Fiscal Restraint: Lessons from the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968,” delivered at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia, November, 1980.

PRESENTER, “The Continuing Significance of Race: Racial Change and Electoral Politics in Cleveland, Ohio, 1961-1979,” at the 10th annual meeting of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Atlanta, Georgia, March, 1980.

PRESENTER, “The Continuing Significance of Race: Racial Change and Electoral Politics in Cleveland, Ohio, 1961-1977,” at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September, 1979.




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