California State University, Chico
767 E 5th Street
Chico, CA 95928-5457
Expertise: University of Colorado, Ph.D. in Political Science 1968 University of Minnesota, B.S. in Social Science 1963 Miami University, B.A. in Political Science, 1962 Post-doctoral University of Michigan, Visiting Scholar, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research and the Survey Research Center, 1991. University of California, Santa Barbara, NEH Institute, Reapportionment: Toward Fair and Effective Representation, 1981. Lyndon B. Johnson Faculty Internship, United States House of Representatives, 1974. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, NSF Institute, Mathematical Models in Political Science, 1973. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, NSF Institute, Mathematical Applications in Political Science, 1971. EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE California State University, Chico, 1968- Assistant Professor 1968-71 Associate Professor 1971-76 Professor 1976-Present Junior State Summer Program, Georgetown University, 1986, 87, 89, & 91 Colorado College, 1967-68 Colorado Women's College, 1967 University of Colorado, 1965-67 Jefferson County Public Schools, 1963-65 ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE ROBERT S. ROSS is currently Chair of the Political Science Department, now serving his second term. He has served as Vice-Chair of the department and as the first Associate Dean of the Graduate School. SERVICES TO THE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY Editorial Board, University Journal, 1970-88. (I was the founder of the series-then the University Monograph, as well as the original editor.) Trustee, Chico Unified Board of Education, 1973-85. 1 was chosen President four times and vice-president three in twelve years of service. State Central Committee, Democratic Party, 1975-81. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, CSU Statewide Coordinating Committee. (He was an original member of the group which brought ICPSR to the CSU and was our campus representative), 1971-75. District Coordinator for numerous local, several state-wide, and two national political campaigns. Election analysis on local radio and TV, numerous appearances. Guest speaker at numerous local clubs and organizations. PUBLICATIONS Books American National Government: Institutions, Policy, and Participation 4th ed. (Guilford, Conn.: Dushkin Publishing, 1996) (3rd ed., 1993; 2nd ed., 1991; Post 1988 Election ed., 1989; 1st ed., 1988) Perspectives on Local Government in California, Editor (Belmont, CA.: Star Publications, 1987). American National Government: An Introduction to Political Institutions, 3rd ed. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981). (2nd ed., 1976; Ist ed., 1972) Public Choice and Public Policy, Editor (Chicago: Markham, 1971). Introductory Readings in American Government, Co-editor with William C. Mitchell (Chicago: Markham, 1971). Books under Contract. Public Policy Formation: Institutions, Issues, and Participants (New York: McGraw-Hill) (manuscript and outside review completed; revised manuscript in progress; publication due January, 1998). Legislative Process in Congress (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston) (manuscript completed). PAPERS PRESENTATIONS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS. "Jury Selection in High-Profile Cases: The Perverse Effects and Limitations of Voir Dire," A paper presented at the American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting, Norfolk, VA, 1997. (with E. Bronson). Published as Discussion Paper 97-1, College of Behavioral and Social Science, CSU, Chico, 1997. Electing the President, 1996 distributed with American National Government 4th ed. (Guilford, CT: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, 1997) Chair of panel on, "Survey Research in High Profile Criminal Cases," American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting, Norfolk, VA, 1997. "Prejudgment in High-Profile Cases: A Preliminary Analysis of the Relative Importance and Implications of Print Versus Electronic Sources of Information," A paper presented at the American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 1996. (with E. Bronson). Published as Discussion Paper 96-1, College of Behavioral and Social Science, CSU, Chico, 1996. "Testing and Teaching from American National Government," 4th ed. Dushkin, 1996. (3rd ed., 1993; with T. DeLorenzo, et al.; 2nd ed., 1991 and Ist ed., 1988) "Justice in the Era of the High-Profile Defendant: Will a Change of Venue Help?," A paper presented at the American Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 1991. (with E. Bronson). Nominated for the Pi Sigma Alpha Award for best paper presented at the annual meeting. Published as Discussion Paper 91-4, College of Behavioral and Social Science, CSU, Chico, 1991. Discussant on panel, "Political Attitudes and Behavior," American Association for Public Opinion Research, Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 1991. The 1988 Election added to American National Government (Guilford, CT: Dushkin Publishing, 1989) Government 1st ed. Review of William Julius Wilson, "The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy," The American School Board Journal, 175 (July, 1988): 4. Review of Jonathan Kozol, "Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America," The American School Board Journal, 175 (December, 1988): 12. (With Andrea M. Ross) "The Local School Board," in David Martin, ed., American School Boards: The Positive Power (Alexandria, VA.: Kellogg Foundation and National School Boards Association, 1987). "Variation in Organization and its Impact on Local Citizens," in Robert S. Ross, ed., Perspectives on Local Government in California (Belmont, CA: Star, 1987). Review of John Brademas, "From Washington D.C. to Washington Square," The American School Board Journal, 174 (November, 1987): 7, Review of Emmette S. Redford and Richard T. McCulley, "White House Operations: The Johnson Presidency," Perspective 16 (January/February, 1987): 2-3. (Feature Review). Review of Myron Lieberman, "Beyond Public Education," The American School Board Journal, 173 (November, 1986): 8. (An exchange with the author can be found in the May, 1987 issue, p. 7). Chair of panel, "Rational Choice v. Government Regulations," Western Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, Eugene, OR, 1986. "In Search of Theory in School Finance Elections: A Critique of Cataldo and Holm," Western Political Quarterly, 38 (Sept., 1985): 502-09. "Senate Leaders' Voting Under Four Combinations of Senate/Executive Control," A paper presented at the Western Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 28-30, 1985 . "Voting on Taxes for Schools," A paper presented at the Western Political Science Association Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 28-30, 1985. Chair of panel, "Opinion and Behavior in Subnational Politics," Western Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 1985. Review of Phil Williams, "The Senate and U.S. Troops in Europe," Perspective 14 (September/October, 1985): 120. Review of Marvin Lazerson et al., "An Education of Value: The Purposes and Practices of Schools," The American School Board Journal, 172 (December, 1985): 19. Review of G. William Dumhoff, "Who Rules America Now?" Perspective 13 (January/February, 1984): 8. Review of John H. Moore, ed. "To Promote Prosperity: U.S. Domestic Policy in the Mid 1980's," Perspective 13 (Nov/Dec 1984): 170. Reprinted in Economic Impact, USIA (June, 1985): np. "Further Observations on the Political Economy of Property Tax Reform," A paper presented at the Public Choice Society, Annual Meeting, Phoenix, March 15-17, 1984. Roundtable Panel on, "Legislative Leadership," Western Political Science Association, Annual Meeting, Sacramento, 1984. Review of M. Chester Nolte, "How to Survive as a School Board Member: The Legal Dimension," The American School Board Journal, 171 (December, 1984): 24-25. "Assessing Rationality in a Local Tax Election," Discussion Paper 84-3, College of Behavioral and Social Science, CSU, Chico, 1984. "Microcomputer Simulations of Presidential Elections," NEWS for Teachers of Political Science, American Political Science Association, 38 (Summer, 1983): 20. Government and Politics in Butte County, 2nd ed. (Chico: Department of Political Science, 1983) (1st ed., 1981, Graphic Fox). "Gaining Advantage from Conflict," A paper presented to the California School Boards Association, Annual Fall Meeting, Redding, 1983. "The Electoral College and Doctrines of Fair Representation," Discussion Paper 82-8, College of Behavioral and Social Science, CSU, Chico, 1982. "Our Constant Peril: The Insolence of Office, . The American School Board Journal 169 (Feb., 1982): 37 Roundtable panel on, "Community Support for Schools," California Association of School Business Officers, Annual Meeting, South Lake Tahoe, 1982. "Help Your Principals do Their Job," California School Boards, 41 (March, 1982): 7-9. "Evaluating Instructor's Manuals for American Government Texts," NEWS for Teachers of Political Science, American Political Science Association, 36 (Summer, 1981): 18-21. "Instructor's. Manual for American National Government," Third Edition, Houghton Mifflin, 1981. "Evaluating Superintendents," California School Boards 39, 4 (June, 1980): 14-16. "What Local Control?," California Schools Boards 38, 8 (December, 1979): 12-13. Review of Harmon Zeigler and M. Kent Jennings, "Governing American Schools," The American Political Science Review 71, 4 (December, 1977): 1688-89. Review of Morris P. Fiorina, "Congress: Keystone of the Washington Establishment," Western Political Quarterly 30, 4 (December, 1977): 688-89. Review of Dennis W. Brezina and Allen Overmyer, "Congress in Action: The Environmental Education Act," and Eric Redman, "The Dance of Legislation," Western Political Quarterly 28, I (March, 1975): 216-19. National Science Foundation Panelist, "Instructional Scientific Equipment," Seattle, 1974. Discussant on a panel, "Promising Approaches to the Study of Policy Formation, "Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Denver, 1974. Review of Vincent Ostrom, "The Political Theory of a Compound Republic," The American Political Science Review 68, 3 (September, 1974): 1315-16. Review of Donald Young, "American Roulette: A History of the Vice Presidency" Revised Edition, The American Political Science Review 68, 2 (June, 1974): 796-97. Review of David J. Vogler, "The Third 1-fouse: Conference Committees the United States Senate," American Journal of Political Science 17, 1 (February, 1973): 209-211. Review of Roger W. Cobb and Charles D. Elder, "Participation in American Politics: The Dynamics of Agenda Building," Public Choice 14 (Spring, 1973): 157-59. Review of Randall B. Ripley, "The Politics of Economic and Human Resource Development," The Journal of Politics 35, 1(February, 1973): 25 3. Review of Louis Fisher, "President and Congress: Power and Policy," Western Political Quarterly 25, 4 (December, 1972): 790-91. "Introduction: The Case Study," in Robert S. Ross, ed., Public Choice and Public Policy (Chicago: Markham Publishing, 1971). "Public Choice in American Politics," in Robert S. Ross and William C. Mitchell, eds., Introductory Readings in American Government (Chicago: Markham Publishing, 1971). "Instructor's Manual for Public Choice in America," by William C. Mitchell (Chicago: Markham Publishing, 1971). "Instructor's Manual for Political Analysis and Public Policy," by Joyce M. and William C. Mitchell (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1970). Discussant on a panel, "The Executive in the Policy Process," Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Sacramento, 1970. National Science Foundation Panelist, "Undergraduate Research Participation," Los Angeles, 1969. Seminar Participant at a National Conference, "Research Needs in Air Pollution Control," Ft. Collins, CO., 1968. Discussant on a panel, Symposium, 1968. "Congress and the President," Colorado College ROBERT S. ROSS has also had occasional pieces appear in The American School Board Journal, California School Boards, the Chico News and Review, The University Journal, among others, and have reviewed manuscripts for Houghton-Mifflin, Holt Rinehart and Winston, Markham, Rand McNally, Praeger, Brown and Benchmark, Wadsworth, Star, Prentice-Hall, and Dushkin Publishers. ROBERT S. ROSS served two terms as an Associate Editor of the Western Political Quarterly and is presently on the Editorial Board for Annual Editions in American Government (Dushkin Publishing Group).