Invited to lecture on August 19, 1975 to the Employee Development Unit of the U. S. Soil Conservation Service at Fort Worth, Texas as part of the Service's Resource Planning and Development Course, an in-service training program for SCS administrators. Topic: The Political Aspects of Resource Allocation.
Attended labor negotiations skills seminar sponsored by the Labor- Management Services Administration, U. S. Department of Labor, held at the University of Texas at Arlington June 17-18, 1976.
Panel discussant, national conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Atlanta, Georgia, March 30 - April 2, 1977.
Gave presentation on topic "The Attack on the Public Service" on a panel at the Region VIII conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Fort Worth, Texas, February 2-4, 1978.
Panelist at conference "The Taxpayer Revolt: Where Do We Go From Here?" sponsored by the Department of Secondary and Higher Education and the Division of Continuing Education, East Texas State University, October 12-14, 1978.
Consultant to Mr. Morris Howard, City Manager, Commerce, Texas August 1978 - January 1979. Wrote comprehensive personnel policy manual for the city in conjunction with a committee of city personnel. Policy manual was adopted by the city council.
Gave roundtable presentation on topic "The Implications of President Carter's Reorganization of the U. S. Civil Service" at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association in Fort Worth, Texas March 28 - April 1, 1979.
Served as secretary/treasurer, Southwestern Political Science Association, April 1979 - March 1980.
Gave presentation at a workshop on referendum management in local government held at East Texas State University, April 1979. This was an afternoon workshop sponsored by the MPA program and the Federation of North Texas Area Universities and was attended by students, faculty, and area public officials.
Prepared self-study report for the NASPAA peer review process for the MPA program at East Texas State University, spring 1979.
Attended the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association Gatlinburg, Tennessee October 31 - November 3, 1979.
Served as a member of a NASPAA site visit team to review the MPA program at West Virginia University which was undergoing the NASPAA peer review process, January 20 - 23, 1980.
Attended the annual meeting of the Kentucky Political Science Association in Louisville, Kentucky March 7 - 8, 1980.
Attended the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association in Atlanta, Georgia November 5 - 8, 1980 and chaired a panel.
Presented paper titled "Academic Impact on Government Evaluation and Public Policy" at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Dallas, Texas, March 25 - 28, 1981. Also served as a discussant on a panel on collective bargaining in the public sector at same meeting.
Attended the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association in Memphis, Tennessee November 5 - 7, 1981.
Organized a panel titled "Recent Developments in Public Personnel Administration" for the annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association held in San Antonio, Texas March 17 - 20, 1982 and presented the paper "Recent Court Cases and Legal Trends in Public Personnel Administration" on that panel. This paper won the College of Business and Public Affairs Outstanding Paper Recognition Award for 1982 (25 papers were submitted).
Presented a paper titled "Public Sector Labor Relations, the Supreme Court, and the New Federalism" at the Region V - Region VI Conference of the American Society for Public Administration in Louisville, Kentucky November 17 - 19, 1982. This paper was accepted for publication by the Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector.
Organized a panel titled "Program Evaluation in the Public Sector" for the annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association held March 16 - 19, 1983 in Houston, Texas.
Chaired a panel at the 1984 annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA) held October 10 - 12, 1984 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Served as a panel discussant at the annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association held in Nashville, Tennessee November 6 - 9, 1985.
Attended five-session short course in labor arbitration sponsored by the Center for Labor Education and Research, University of Kentucky, in Paducah, KY, April-May, 1986.
Attended one-day workshop on public sector collective bargaining in Illinois sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education, Southern Illinois University, in Marion, IL, April 18, 1986.
Attended two-day conference "Teaching Dispute Resolution in Law and Business Schools" sponsored by the American Arbitration Association Task Force on Law and Business Schools, the National Institute for Dispute Resolution, and the Willamette University Center for Dispute Resolution, at University of California at Berkeley School of Law, Nov. 7-8, 1986.
"Recent Developments in Public Sector Labor Relations Law: the Bowen, Jackson Transit, Garcia, and Chicago Teachers' Cases," presented at the 65th annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Dallas, Texas, March 21-24, 1987. A revision of this paper was pub- lished by The Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector.
Attended annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, September 3-6, 1987.
Region VI Conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Springfield, Illinois, November 5-7, 1987 (discussant).
Attended 18th Annual Conference of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, Philadelphia, November 9-11, 1987.
Attended seminar "Employment Law in the Public Sector" sponsored by the Labor-Management Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, March 10, 1988.
One of five presenters at all-day seminar titled "Employment Law in the Public Sector," sponsored by the Labor-Management Center of the University of Louisville and held at Murray State University July 22, 1988. Topic: Affirmative Action Requirements.
Gave all-day workshop at Mercy Hospital, Owensboro, Kentucky, on topic "Organization Theory and Labor-Management Relations," July 29, 1988.
Adjunct director of West Kentucky Area Labor-Management Committee, 1986- 1992; served on subcommittee to produce 12-minute videotape on labor- management relations in west Kentucky, spring 1988; tape was produced in early fall 1988. Chaired subcommittee to produce second videotape on the importance of acquiring and maintaining good work skills and habits for distribution to area high schools, spring 1989.
"Domestic and Urban Affairs During the Bush Administration,"presentation at the 19th Annual Leadership Conference of the Center for the Study of The Presidency, Boston, Massachusetts, November 11-13, 1988.
Attended labor-management symposium "Labor-Management Relations at Philip Morris USA, Louisville Operations: A Case Study," sponsored by the Labor-Management Center of the University of Louisville and held in Louisville, KY May 23-25, 1989.
Attended grievance arbitration seminar sponsored by the American Arbitration Association and held in Louisville, KY February 15, 1990.
Attended the 43rd annual conference of the International Personnel Management Association (Southern Region) in Nashville, Tennessee May 21-22, 1990.
Attended the seventh annual Labor and Employment Law Institute sponsored by the School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY June 21- 22, 1990.
Attended the tenth annual Labor and Employment Law Institute conducted by the School of Law at the University of Louisville and held in Louisville May 20-21, 1993.
Presenter, Elderhostel Program, Murray State University, "From D-Day to Today: Behind the Scenes Political Battles," Sept. 17-22, 1995.
Panel Chair and Discussant. "The Political Thought of Russell Kirk," Ohio Valley History Conference, Murray State University, Oct. 20-21, 1995.
Attended the eighth National Labor-Management Conference sponsored by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Chicago, May 29-31, 1996.
Attended the 14th annual Labor and Employment Law Institute conducted by the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville and held in Louisville June 5-6, 1997.
Attended the 16th annual Labor and Employment Law Institute conducted by the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville and held in Louisville May 27-28, 1999.
Presenter, Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Program, "Good Citizenship in the Nation." September 18, 1999. (Two sessions)
Took Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (www.ccsa.cc) London Winter trip to England December 26, 2001 - January 8, 2002.
Submitted proposal to CCSA for London Winter course "Brits & Yanks: the Anglo-American Connection in History and Politics" December 26, 2003 - January 8, 2004. Proposal was approved and 15 students (six from Murray State) participated. Trip repeated December 26, 2006 - January 8, 2007, December 26, 2009 - January 8, 2010, and December 26, 2012 - January 8, 2013.
Took "Shadows of War" trip to France October 16 - 24, 2004. Spent four days at Normandy and two in Paris.
Made invited presentation to "Marbury Revisited" panel at the annual
meeting of the Kentucky Political Science Association March 4 - 5, 2005
at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.
Made presentation to "Constitution Day" observance, Murray State University, September 17, 2005.
Made week-long trip to Italy sponsored by the Duke University Alumni Association, March 2006.
Attended week-long seminar on Winston Churchill at Oxford University (England) sponsored by the University of Virginia Division of Continuing Education, August 2007.
Accompanied a Murray State University history class on an eight-day trip to Germany, March 2009.
Made week-long trip to Greece, January 2010.
Taught in Murray State University's Semester in
Regensburg (Germany) program September 1 - November 30, 2011 (http://campus.murraystate.edu/sir/).
Have served on numerous departmental, collegiate, university, church, and community committees. This includes the university judicial board, Roads Scholars team to Breckinridge County High School, departmental and collegiate search, tenure and promotion committees, collegiate graduate and undergraduate program committees, the Faculty Senate (chair of finance committee and member of executive committee for several years), the University Academic Council and its graduate programs committee, and numerous M.P.A. comprehensive examination committees. This also includes speaking to civic and church groups and serving as a judge at speech tournaments at Murray High School.
Research and Publication Activities:
"Improving the Quality of Urban Life: An Evaluation of the Dallas Inner- city Report." (With Richard D. Field and Charles P. Elliott) East Texas State University, 1974.
"Black Balance of Power in a Metropolitan Southern County: Fact or Fancy?" The Journal of Political Science, Spring 1976, pp. 121-138.
"Bureaucracy: The Hapless Branch." Readings in American Politics and Government, edited by John R. Forshee. University Press of America, 1976, pp. 93-102.
Review of Patterns of Authority: A Structural Basis for Political Inquiry by Harry Eckstein and Ted Robert Gurr. The Annals, July 1976, p. 118.
"The Impact of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 on Black Employment in the Federal Service: A Preliminary Analysis." Public Administration Review, May/June 1978, pp. 245-251. (With T. P. Chia)
"Appeals from the Four U. S. District Courts in Texas to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit: A Quantitative Analysis." Public Affairs Comment (LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin), May 1978. (With Lynn Burkett)
"Briefer Notice" review of The Foreign Service Personnel System: An Organizational Analysis by Patrick Linehan. August 1978 issue of The Journal of Politics.
"Briefer Notice" review of Public Entrepreneurship: Toward a Theory of Bureaucratic Political Power by Eugene Lewis. November 1981 issue of The Journal of Politics.
"Public Sector Labor Relations, the Supreme Court, and the New Federalism." Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, November 1984, pp. 281-290.
"MPA Programs on Military Bases: Problems and Prospects," presented at the 10th Annual Conference on Teaching Public Administration, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., April 29-30, 1987; paper published in conference proceedings.
Review of Affirmative Action: Theory, Analysis, and Prospects by Michael Combs and John Gruhl (eds.). American Political Science Review, September 1987, pp. 992-993.
"Lourdes Hospital Votes to Organize," News & Views of Labor-Management Center, University of Louisville, Vol. 1, No. 8, September 1988.
"Recent Developments in Public Sector Labor Relations Law: the Garcia, Jackson Transit, Bowen, and Chicago Teachers Cases," The Journal of Collective Negotiations in the Public Sector, Vol. 17 (3), Fall 1988, pp. 207-219.
"Lourdes/West Kentucky Update," News & Views of Labor-Management Center, University of Louisville, Vol. 1, No. 9, November 1988.
"The Evolution and Current Status of Affirmative Action." Murray State University, November 1995.
"Governmental Reform: What are the Alternatives?" (with Charles Menifield): Review of The Future of Governing: Four Emerging Models by B. Guy Peters (University Press of Kansas, 1996), Civil Service Reform: Building a Government that Works by Donald F. Kettl, Patricia W. Ingraham, Ronald P. Sanders, and Canstance Horner (Brookings, 1996), and Managerial Reform and Professional Empowerment in the Public Service by Walter L. Balk (Quorum Books, 1996). Policy Studies Journal, v. 25 # 4, Fall 1997, pp. 651-654.
"The Theological, Philosophical, and Historical Foundations of the American Polity." Murray State University, January 1998. Revised August 2001 and August 2002. Available at Copy Express.
"On the Nature of Good Citizenship in a Democratic Society." Murray State University, 1998.
"The Media's Portrayal of Urban and Rural School Violence: A Preliminary Analysis." With Charles Menifield, John Homa, and Anita Brewer. Deviant Behavior, 22:447-464, 2001.
Instructor's Resource Manual to accompany American Government: Political Change and Institutional Development, second edition, by Cal Jillson. Wadsworth/Thomson Learning 2002, and third edition 2005.
"Thoughts on the Presidency." Guest commentary for Presidents' Day, February 17, 2003, The Paducah Sun, Paducah, KY.
"Paper Provides Inadequate Coverage." Guest commentary, The Murray State News, March 13, 2003.
"Marbury v. Madison: How John Marshall Changed History by Misquoting the Constitution." PS: Political Science & Politics, XXXVI #4, April 2003, pp. 209-214.
Thoughts on Marbury
v. Madison." PS: Political
Science & Politics, XXXVII #5, July 2004, pp. 391-395.
"President's Day 2006." Murray
Ledger & Times, February 17, 2006, p. 4A.
"Presidential Paradigms Past and Present." Murray State News, February 16,
Greatness Still Prevails." Murray
Ledger & Times, May 4, 2007, p. 4A.
"What Does the Declaration of Independence Mean Today?" Murray Ledger & Times, July 2, 2007, p. 4A.
"Was the Misquote Intentional? Yes." Part three of a four-person presentation (debate) on Marbury v. Madison and Judicial Review in PublicSquare.net (http://publicsquare.net/) June 29, 2011.
Column in the Murray State News on the 2012 presidential campaign.
Column in the Murray State News on abortion and Roe v. Wade March 7, 2013.
"The Theological, Philosophical and Historical Foundations of the American Polity." Chapter 10 in Aaron Hoffman, The Problem of Political Theory as a Social Science. XanEdu Publishing, Inc., first edition, 2013.
Letter to the Murray State News on Constitution Day 2013.
Letter to the Murray State News on climate change, April 4, 2014.
President's Day column in the Murray-Ledger
Times February 11, 2015.
Other Memberships, Service, and Recognitions:
Member, First Baptist Church, Murray, KY 1979-present. Teach Sunday School; Sanctuary Choir (president one year); served on two Minister of Music search committees and chaired one; served on Music Committee (three years), Church History Committee (three years, chair one year) and Sesquicentennial Committee; served on (three years) and chaired (one year) Budget and Finance Committee; chaired Personnel Committee three years.
Commonwealth of Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, 2005 - 2009, by appointment of Gov. Ernie Fletcher.
City of Murray Public Ethics Commission by appointment of Mayor, 2005 - 2008.
Founding Member, American Air Museum in Britain.
Lifetime Charter Member, National World War II Memorial Society.
Charter Member, U. S. National D-Day Museum (New Orleans).
Member, American Friends of St. Paul's Cathedral (London).
Member, National Cathedral Association (Washington).
Supporter, Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Supporter, Reagan Presidential Library and Ranch.