REPORT ON THE RACIAL IMPACT OF THE REJECTION OF BALLOTS
CAST IN THE 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA
Appendix III: Curriculum Vitae
Allan J. Lichtman
9219 Villa Dr.
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 530-8262 h
(202) 885-2401 o
BA, Brandeis University, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, 1967
PhD, Harvard University, Graduate Prize Fellow, 1973
Teaching Fellow, American History, Harvard University, 1969-73
Instructor, Brandeis University, 1970, quantitative history.
Assistant Professor of History, The American University, 1973-1977
Associate Professor of History, The American University, 1977-78
Professor of History, The American University, 1978 -
Associate Dean for Faculty and Curricular Development, College of Arts & Sciences, The American University 1985 - 1987
Chair, Department of History, American University, 1997- 2001
Editor, Lexington Books Series, Studies in Modern American History
HONORS AND AWARDS
Outstanding Teacher, College of Arts and Sciences, 1975-76
Outstanding Scholar, College of Arts and Sciences, 1978-79
Outstanding Scholar, The American University, 1982-83
Outstanding Scholar/Teacher, The American University, 1992-93 (Highest University faculty award)
Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Visiting Scholar, California Institute of Technology, 1980-81
American University summer research grant, 1978 & 1982
Chamber of Commerce, Outstanding Young Men of America 1979-80
Graduate Student Council, American University, Faculty Award, 1982
Top Speaker Award, National Convention of the International Platform Association, 1983, 1984, 1987
National Age Group Champion (30 - 34) 3000 meter steeplechase 1979
Eastern Region Age Group Champion (30 - 34) 1500 meter run 1979
Defeated twenty opponents on nationally syndicated quiz show, TIC TAC DOUGH, 1981
Biographical Listing in Marquis, WHO's WHO IN THE AMERICA AND WHO's WHO IN THE WORLD
Selected by the Teaching Company as one of America's "Super Star Teachers."
PREJUDICE AND THE OLD POLITICS: THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1928 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1979)
PREJUDICE AND THE OLD POLITICS: THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1928 (Lexington Books, 2000), reprint of 1979 edition with new introduction.
HISTORIANS AND THE LIVING PAST: THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF HISTORICAL STUDY (Arlington Heights, Ill.: Harlan Davidson, Inc., 1978; with Valerie French)
ECOLOGICAL INFERENCE (with Laura Irwin Langbein, Sage Series in Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences, 1978)
YOUR FAMILY HISTORY: HOW TO USE ORAL HISTORY, PERSONAL FAMILY ARCHIVES, AND PUBLIC DOCUMENTS TO DISCOVER YOUR HERITAGE (New York: Random House, 1978)
KIN AND COMMUNITIES: FAMILIES IN AMERICA (edited, with Joan Challinor, Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Press, 1979)
THE THIRTEEN KEYS TO THE PRESIDENCY (Lanham: Madison Books, 1990, with Ken DeCell)
THE KEYS TO THE WHITE HOUSE, 1996 EDITION (Lanham: Madison Books, 1996)
THE KEYS TO THE WHITE HOUSE, (Lanham: Lexington Books Edition, 2000)
WHITE PROTESTANT AMERICA: THE RISE OF THE MODERN AMERICAN RIGHT, under contract, Grove/Atlantic Press, with Leonard Moore
B. Scholarly Articles
"The Federal Assault Against Voting Discrimination in the Deep South, 1957-1967," JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY (Oct. 1969)
"Executive Enforcement of Voting Rights, 1957-60," in Terrence Goggin and John Seidel, eds., POLITICS AMERICAN STYLE (1971)
"Correlation, Regression, and the Ecological Fallacy: A Critique," JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY (Winter 1974)
"Critical Election Theory and the Reality of American Presidential Politics, 1916-1940," AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW (April 1976)
"Across the Great Divide: Inferring Individual Behavior From Aggregate Data," POLITICAL METHODOLOGY (with Laura Irwin, Fall 1976) "Regression vs. Homogeneous Units: A Specification Analysis," SOCIAL SCIENCE HISTORY (Winter 1978)
"Language Games, Social Science, and Public Policy: The Case of the Family," in Harold Wallach, ed., APPROACHES TO CHILD AND FAMILY POLICY (Washington, D. C.: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 198 1)
"Pattern Recognition Applied to Presidential Elections in the United States, 1860-1980: The Role of Integral Social, Economic, and Political Traits," PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE (with V. I. Keilis-Borok, November 1981)
"The End of Realigninent Theory? Toward a New Research Program for American Political History," HISTORICAL METHODS (Fall 1982)
"Kinship and Family in American History," in National Council for Social Studies Bulletin, UNITED STATES HISTORY IN THE 1980s (1982)
"Modeling the Past: The Specification of Functional Form," JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY (with Ivy Broder, Winter 1983)
"Political Realignment and 'Ethnocultural' Voting in Late Nineteenth Century America," JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HISTORY (March 1983)
"The 'New Political History:'Some Statistical Questions Answered," SOCIAL SCIENCE HISTORY (with J. Morgan Kousser, August 1983)
"Personal Family History: A Bridge to the Past," PROLOGUE (Spring 1984)
"Geography as Destiny," REVIEWS IN AMERICAN HISTORY (Sept., 1985)
"Civil Rights Law: High Court Decision on Voting Act Helps to Remove Minority Barriers," NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL (with Gerald Hebert, November 10, 1986).
"Tommy The Cork: The Secret World of Washington's First Modem Lobbyist," WASHINGTON MONTHLY (February, 1987).
"Discriminatory Election Systems and the Political Cohesion Doctrine," NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL (with Gerald Hebert, Oct. 5, 1987)
"Aggregate-Level Analysis of American Midterm Senatorial Election Results, 1974-1986," PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (Dec. 1989, with Volodia Keilis-Borok)
"Black/White Voter Registration Disparities in Mississippi: Legal and Methodological Issues in Challenging Bureau of Census Data," JOURNAL OF LAW AND POLITICS (Spring, 1991, with Samuel Issacharoff)
"Adjusting Census Data for Reapportionment: The Independent Role of the States," NATIONAL BLACK LAW JOURNAL (199 1)
"Passing the Test: Ecological Regression in the Los Angeles County Case and Beyond," EVALUATION REVIEW (December, 1991)
Understanding and Prediction of Large Unstable Systems in the Absence of Basic Equations," PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CONCEPTUAL TOOLS FOR UNDERSTANDING NATURE (with V. I. Keilis-Borok, Trieste, Italy, 199 1).
"The Self-Organization of American Society in Presidential and Senatorial Elections," in Yu. Krautsov, ed., THE LIMITS OF PREDICTABILITY (with V.I. Keilis-Borok, Nauka, Moscow, 1992).
“They Endured:'The Democratic Party in the 1920s," in Ira Foreman, ed., DEMOCRATS AND THE AMERICAN IDEA: A. BICENTENNIAL APPRAISAL (1992).
"A General Theory of Vote Dilution," LA RAZA (with Gerald Hebert) 6 (1993).
"Adjusting Census Data for Reapportionment: The Independent Role of the States," JOURNAL OF LITIGATION (Dec. 1993, with Samuel Issacharoff)
"The Keys to the White House: Who Will be the Next American President?," SOCIAL EDUCATION 60 (1996)
"The Rise of Big Government: Not As Simple As It Seems," REVIEWS IN AMERICAN HISTORY 26 (1998)
"The Keys to Election 2000," SOCIAL EDUCATION (Nov/Dec. 1999), pp. 422-424
"The Keys to the White House 2000," NATIONAL FORUM (Winter, 2000), pp. 13-16.
"Report on the Implications for Minority Voter Opportunities if Corrected census Data Had Been Used for the Post- 1990 Redistricting: States With The Largest Numerical Undercount," UNITED STATES CENSUS MONITORING BOARD, January 2001
"The Alternative-Justification Affirmative: A New Case Form," JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION (with Charles Garvin and Jerome Corsi, Fall 1973)
"The Alternative-Justification Case Revisited: A Critique of Goodnight, Balthrop and Parsons, 'The Substance of Inherency,"' JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION (with Jerome Corsi, Spring 1975) "A General Theory of the Counterplan," JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION (with Daniel Rohrer, Fall 1975)
"The Logic of Policy Dispute," JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION (with Daniel Rohrer, Spring 1980)
"Policy Dispute and Paradigm Evaluation," JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION (with Daniel Rohrer, Fall 1982)
"New Paradigms For Academic Debate," JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION (Fall, 1985)
"Competing Models of the Debate Process," JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN FORENSIC ASSOCIATION (Winter 1986)
"The Role of the Criteria Case in the Conceptual Framework of Academic Debate," in Donald Terry, ed., MODERN DEBATE CASE TECHNIQUES (with Daniel Rohrer, 1970)
"Decision Rules for Policy Debate," and "Debate as a Comparison of Policy Systems," in Robert 2, ed., THE NEW DEBATE: READINGS IN CONTEMPORARY DEBATE THEORY (with Daniel Rohrer, 1975)
"A Systems Approach to Presumption and Burden of Proof;" "The Role of Empirical Evidence in Debate;" and "A General Theory of the Counterplan," in David Thomas, ed., ADVANCED DEBATE: READINGS IN THEORY, PRACTICE, AND TEACHING (with Daniel Rohrer, 1975)
"Decision Rules in Policy Debate;" "The Debate Resolution;" "Affirmative Case Approaches;" "A General Theory of the Counterplan;" "The Role of Empirical Evidence in Debate;" and "Policy Systems Analysis in Debate," in David Thomas, ed., ADVANCED DEBATE (revised edition, with Daniel Rohrer and Jerome Corsi, 1979)
C. Popular Articles
"Presidency By The Book," POLITICS TODAY (Nov. 1979) Reprinted: LOS ANGELES TIMES
"The Grand Old Ploys," NEW YORK TIMES
Op Ed (July 18, 1980)
"The New Prohibitionism," THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY (Oct. 29,1980)
"Which Party Really Wants to 'Get Government Off Our Backs'?" CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Opinion Page (Dec. 2,1980)
"Do Americans Really Want 'Coolidge Prosperity' Again?" CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Opinion Page (August 19, 1981)
"Chipping Away at Civil Rights," CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Opinion Page (Feb. 17, 1982)
"How to Bet in 1984. A Presidential Election Guide," WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE (April 1982) Reprinted: THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"The Mirage of Efficiency," CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Opinion Page (October 6, 1982)
"For RIFs, It Should Be RIP," LOS ANGELES TIMES Opinion Page (January 25,1983)
"The Patronage Monster, Con't." WASHINGTON POST Free For All Page (March 16,1983)
"A Strong Rights Unit," NEW YORK TIMES Op Ed Page (June 19,1983)
"Abusing the Public Till," LOS ANGELES TIMES Opinion Page (July 26,1983)
The First Gender Gap," CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Opinion Page (August 16,1983)
"Is Reagan A Sure Thing?" FT. LAUDERDALE NEWS Outlook Section (Feb. 5,1984)
"The Keys to the American Presidency: Predicting the Next Election," TALENT (Summer 1984)
"GOP: Winning the Political Battle for'88," CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Opinion Page, (Dec. 27, 1984)
"The Return of 'Benign Neglect'," WASHINGTON POST, Free For All, (May 25, 1985)
"Selma Revisited: A Quiet Revolution," CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Opinion Page, (April 1, 1986)
"Democrats Take Over the Senate" THE WASHINGTONIAN (November 1986; article by Ken DeCell on Lichtman's advance predictions that the Democrats would recapture the Senate in 1986)
"Welcome War?" THE BALTIMORE EVENING SUN, Opinion Page, (July 15,1987)
"How to Bet in 1988," WASHINGTONIAN (May 1988; advance prediction of George Bush's 1988 victory)
"President Bill?," WASHINGTONIAN (October 1992; advance prediction of Bill Clinton's 1992 victory)
"Don't be Talked Out of Boldness," CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Opinion Page (with Jesse Jackson, November 9, 1992)
"Defending the Second Reconstruction," CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Opinion Page (April 8, 1994)
,"Quotas Aren't The Issue," NEW YORK TIMES, Op Ed Page (Dec. 7,1994)
"History According to Newt," WASHINGTON MONTHLY (May, 1995)
Bi-weekly column, THE MONTGOMERY JOURNAL 1990 - present
Election-year column, REUTERS NEWS SERVICE 1996 & 2000
Robert W. Fogel and Stanley Engerman, TIME ON THE CROSS: THE ECONOMICS OF SLAVERY, THE NEW REPUBLIC (July 6,1974)
Burl Noggle, INTO THE TWENTIES, AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW (1976)
Jerome Clubb, William Flanigan, and Nancy Zingale: PARTISAN REALIGNMENT, AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW (1982)
Paul M. Kleppner, WHO VOTED?, JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY (1983)
Stanley Kelley, INTERPRETING ELECTIONS, JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY (1984)
Paula Eldot, AL SMITH AS GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW (1984)
Paul Kleppner, THE THIRD ELECTORAL SYSTEM, JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY (1988)
Arno Mayer, WHY THE HEAVENS DID NOT DARKEN, WASHINGTON POST (1989)
The History of the U. S. I & II, The Emergence of Modem America, The U. S. in the Twentieth Century, United States Economic History, Historiography, Major Seminar in History, Graduate Research Seminar, Colloquium in U. S. History Since 1865, The American Dream, The Urban-Technological Era, Senior Seminar in American Studies, Seminar in Human Communication.
New Courses: Taught for the first time at The American University
Quantification in History, Women in Twentieth Century American Politics, Women in Twentieth Century America, Historians and the Living Past (a course designed to introduce students to the excitement and relevance of historical study), How to Think: Critical Analysis in the Social Sciences, Pivotal Years of American Politics, Government and the Citizen (Honors Program), Introduction to Historical Quantification, Public Policy in U. S. History, Honors Seminar in U.S. Presidential Elections, America's Presidential Elections.
Political commentary on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, C-SPAN, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, BBC, PBS, and numerous other broadcasting outlets internationally
Regular political commentary for NBC News Nightside.
Regular political commentary for Voice of America and USIA.
Regular political commentary for America's Talking Cable Network.
Regular political commentary for the Canadian Broadcasting System.
Appearances on numerous foreign television networks.
Consultant and on-air commentator for NBC special productions video project on the history of the American presidency.
CBS New Consulant, 1998 and 1999
I have participated in more than 1500 radio interview and talk shows broadcast nationwide, in foreign nations, and in cities such as Washington, D. C., New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Detroit. My appearances include the Voice of America, National Public Radio, and well as all major commercial radio networks.
I have been cited hundreds of times on public affairs in the nation's leading newspapers. These include, among many others,
New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Miami Herald, Washington Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Science Monitor, Philadelphia Inquirer.
CONFERENCES AND LECTURES
Invited participant and speaker, Bostick Conference on Fogel and Engerman's TIME ON THE CROSS, University of South Carolina, Nov. 1-2, 1974
"Critical Election Theory and the Presidential Election of 1928," Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Dec. 1974 "A Psychological Model of American Nativism," Bloomsberg State Historical Conference, April 1975
"Methodology for Aggregating Data in Education Research," National Institute of Education, Symposium on Methodology, July 1975 (with Laura Irwin)
Featured Speaker, The Joint Washington State Bicentennial Conference on Family History, Oct. 1975
Featured Speaker, The Santa Barbara Conference on Family History, May 1976
Chairman, The Smithsonian Institution and the American University Conference on Techniques for Studying Historical and Contemporary Families, June 1976
Panel Chairman, Sixth International Smithsonian Symposium on Kin and Communities in America, June 1977
"The uses of History for Policy Analysis," invited lecture, Federal Interagency Panel on Early Childhood Research, Oct. 1977
Invited participant, Conference on "Child Development within the Family - Evolving New Research Approaches," Interagency Panel of the Federal Government for Research and Development on Adolescence, June 1978
Commentator on papers in argumentation, Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Nov. 1978
Commentator on papers on family policy, Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Jan. 1979
"Phenomenology, History, and Social Science," Graduate Colloquium of the Department of Philosophy," The American University, March 1979
"Comparing Tests for Aggregation Bias: Party Realignments of the 1930's," Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association March 1979, with Laura Irwin Langbein
"Party Loyalty and Progressive Politics: Quantitative Analysis of the Vote for President in 1912," Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, April 1979, with Jack Lord II
"Policy Systems Debate: A Reaffirmation," Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Nov. 1979
"Personal Family History: Toward a Unified Approach," Invited Paper, World Conference on Records, Salt Lake City, Aug. 1980
"Crisis at the Archives: The Acquisition, Preservation, and Dissemination of Public Documents," Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Nov. 1980
"Recruitment, Conversion, and Political Realignment in America: 1888- 1940," Social Science Seminar, California Institute of Technology, April 1980
"Toward a Situational Logic of American Presidential Elections," Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Nov. 1981
"Political Realignment in American History," Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Oct. 1981
"Critical Elections in Historical Perspective: the 1890s and the 1930s," Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Nov. 1982
Commentator for Papers on the use of Census data for historical research, Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, April 1983
"Thirteen Keys to the Presidency: How to Predict the Next Election," Featured Presentation, Annual Conference of the International Platform Association, August 1983, Received a Top Speaker Award
"Paradigms for Academic Debate," Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Nov. 1983
Local Arrangements Chairman, Annual Convention of the Social Science History Association Oct. 1983
"Forecasting the Next Election," Featured Speaker, Annual Convention of the American Feed Manufacturers Association (May 1984)
Featured Speaker, "The Ferraro Nomination," Annual Convention of The International Platform Association, August 1984, Top Speaker Award
"Forecasting the 1984 Election," Annual Convention of the Social Science History Association Oct. 1984,
Featured Speaker, "The Keys to the Presidency," Meeting of Women in Government Relations Oct. 1984.
Featured Speaker, "The Presidential Election of 1988," Convention of the American Association of Political Consultants, December, 1986
Featured Speaker, "The Presidential Election of 1988," Convention of the Senior Executive Service of the United States, July 1987
Commentary on Papers on Voting Rights, Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 1987.
Commentary on Papers on Ecological Inference, Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, November 1987.
Featured Speaker: "Expert Witnesses in Federal Voting Rights Cases," National Conference on Voting Rights, November 1987.
Featured Speaker: "The Quantitative Analysis of Electoral Data," NAACP National Conference
on Voting Rights and School Desegregation, July 1988.
Panel Chairman, "Quantitative Analysis of the New Deal Realignment," Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Nov. 1989.
Keynote Speaker, Convocation of Lake Forest College, Nov. 1989.
Featured Speaker, The American University-Smithsonian Institution Conference on the Voting Rights Act, April 1990
Panel Speaker, Voting Rights Conference of the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, April 1990
Panel Speaker, Voting Rights Conference of the NAACP, July 1990
Panel Speaker, Voting Rights Conference of Stetson University, April 1991
Panel Chairman, Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, April, 1992
Panel Speaker, Symposium on "Lessons from 200 Years of Democratic Party History, Center for National Policy, May 1992
Olin Memorial Lecture, U.S. Naval Academy, October 1992
Commentator, Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, April, 1993
Panel presentation, Conference on Indian Law, National Bar Association, April 19993
Feature Presentation, Black Political Science Association, Norfolk State University, June 1993
Delegation Head, Delegation of Washington Area Scholars to Taiwan, Presented Paper on the promotion of democracy based on the American experience, July 1993
Feature Presentation, Southern Regional Council Conference, Atlanta Georgia, November, 1994
Master of Ceremonies and Speaker, State of the County Brunch, Montgomery County, February, 1996
Feature Presentation, "Predicting The Next Presidential Election," Freedom's Foundation Seminar on the American Presidency, August 1996
Feature Presentation, "Predicting The Next Presidential Election," Salisbury State College, October 1996
Feature Presentation on the Keys to the White House, Dirksen Center, Peoria, Illinois, August, 2000
Feature Presentation on American Political History, Regional Conference of the Organization of American Historians, August 2000
Testimony Presented Before the United States Commission on Civil Rights Regarding Voting Systems and Voting Rights, January 2001
Testimony Presented Before the United States House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution, February 2001
DEPARTMENTAL AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Department of History Council 1973 -
Undergraduate Committee, Department of History 1973-77
Chairman Undergraduate Committee, Department of History 1984-85
Graduate Committee, Department of History, 1978-84
Freshman Advisor, 1973-1979
First Year Module in Human Communications, 1977-79
University Committee on Fellowships and Awards 1976-78
University Senate 1978-79, 1984-85
University Senate Parliamentarian and Executive Board 1978-79
Founding Director, The American University Honors Program, 1977-79
Chairman, College of Arts and Sciences Budget Committee 1977-78, 1982-84
University Grievance Committee, 1984-85
Member, University Honors Committee 1981-82
College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee 1981-82
Jewish Studies Advisory Board, 1982-1984
Mellon Grant Executive Board, College of Arts & Sciences, 1982-83
Chairman, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Colloquium, 1983
Chairman, College of Arts and Sciences Task Force on the Department of Performing Arts, 1984-85
Local Arrangements Chairman, National Convention of the Social Science History Association, 1983
Chairman, Rank & Tenure Committee of the Department of History, 1981-82, 1984-85
Board Member, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, The American University, 1988-89
Chairman, Graduate Committee, Department of History, 1989 - 1991
Chairman, Distinguished Professor Search Committee 1991
Member, College of Arts & Sciences Associate Dean Search Committee, 1991
Board Member, The American University Press, 1991-95
Chair, Subcommittee on Demographic Change, The American University Committee on Middle States Accreditation Review 1992-94
Member, Dean's Committee on Curriculum Change, College of Arts and Sciences 1992 - 1993
Member, Dean's Committee on Teaching, College of Arts and Sciences 1992 -
Co-Chair, Department of History Graduate Committee, 1994-95
Vice-Chair, College of Arts & Sciences Educational Policy Committee, 1994-95
Elected Member, University Provost Search Committee, 1995-96
Chair, Search Committee for British and European Historian, Department of History, 1996
Director of Forensics, Brandeis University, 1968-71
Director of Forensics, Harvard University, 1971-72
Chairman, New York-New England Debate Committee, 1970-71
Historical consultant to the Kin and Communities Program of the Smithsonian Institution 1974-1979
Along with general advisory duties, this position has involved the following activities:
1. directing a national conference on techniques for studying historical and contemporary families held at the Smithsonian in June 1976.
2. chairing a public session at the Smithsonian on how to do the history of one's own family.
3. helping to direct the Sixth International Smithsonian Symposium on Kin and Communities in America (June 1977).
4. editing the volume of essays from the symposium.
Consultant, Expert Witness and Analyst of Third Parties in the United States.
1. Consultant to John Anderson campaign for president, 1980.
I researched and wrote a study on "Restrictive Ballot Laws and Third-Force Presidential Candidates." This document was a major component of Anderson's legal arguments against restrictive ballot laws that ultimately prevailed in the Supreme Court (Anderson v. Celebreeze 1983). According to Anderson's attorney: "the basis for the majority's decision echoes the themes you incorporated in your original historical piece we filed in the District Court. "
2. Expert Witness for New Alliance Party Ballot Access in State of Alabama, 1990 (New Alliance Party v. Hand)
I analyzed the state of Alabama's system for third-party ballot access to demonstrate that the state's early filing deadline for third parties imposed an undue burden on such parties, without justification by a compelling state interest for the ballot restrictions. My analysis was accepted by the federal district court (in which I was recognized as an expert on third parties) in a decision that was upheld by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.
3. Expert Witness for Reform Party Ballot Access in State of Arkansas, 1996 (Citizens to Establish a Reform Party in Arkansas v. Priest)
I analyzed the state of Arkansas system for third-party ballot access to demonstrate that the combination of an early filing deadline and relatively high signature requirements for third parties imposed an undue burden on such parties, without justification by a compelling state interest for the ballot restrictions. I also analyzed the burdens placed on third-parties by the disparity between third-party and independent signature requirements and by the lack of a cure provision for ballot signatures, which is available for initiative and referendum petitions. My analysis was accepted by the federal district court in which I was again recognized as an expert on third parties.
4. Books and articles dealing with third parties in the United States.
These include PREJUDICE AND THE OLD POLITICS: THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1928, THE THIRTEEN KEYS TO THE PRESIDENCY, THE KEYS TO THE WHITE HOUSE, 1996, "Critical Election Theory and the Reality of American Presidential Politics, 1916-1940," AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW (April 1976), "Political Realignment and 'Ethnocultural' Voting in Late Nineteenth Century America," JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HISTORY (March 1983), "'They Endured:'The Democratic Party in the 1920s," in Ira Foreman, ed., DEMOCRATS AND THE AMERICAN IDEA: A BICENTENNIAL APPRAISAL (1992).
5. Media Citations and appearances.
These include quotations in newspaper articles dealing with third parties, analyses of the role of third parties in popular articles (e.g., "President Bill?" WASHINGTONIAN (Oct., 1992), an appearance as a third-party expert on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program on third parties (03/20/96), appearances on United States Information Agency's Worldnet television on the American party system, an appearance on National Public Radio Talk of the Nation as an expert on third parties, and a speech to foreign correspondents at the National Press Club on third parties.
Statistical Consultant to the George Washington University Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology, 1983
I advised researchers at the Policy Studies Program on the application of pattern recognition techniques to their work on the recovery of communities from the effects of such natural disasters as earthquakes and floods.
Expert Witness-on Quantitative Analysis, Political Systems, Political History, and Voting Behavior for the Lawyers, Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 1983-
I have analyzed racial bloc voting, turnout, and registration; socioeconomic conditions; political systems; and methodological issues for voting rights cases involving the following Arisdictions: Petersburg, Virginia; Boston Massachusetts; Holyoke Massachusetts; Hinds County Mississippi; the state of Mississippi (voter registration); the state of Mississippi Oudicial elections); Springfield, Illinois, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania; Anchorage, Alaska; Holyoke, Massachusetts; Crittenden County, Arkansas; Red Clay School District, Delaware; the state of Florida (judicial elections). I have also analyzed statistical information on promotion practices for probation officers within the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
I prepared written reports for each of the three of the Mississippi cases, the Pittsburgh case, the Red Clay School District case, the Philadelphia case, and the Florida judges case. I presented in-court testimony for the judicial and registration cases in Mississippi, two judicial cases in Florida, and for the cases involving Springfield, Illinois; Holyoke Massachusetts; Crittenden County, Arkansas; and Red Clay School District.
Expert Witness on Quantitative Analysis, Political Systems, Political History, and Voter
Behavior for the United States Department of Justice 1983 -
I have analyzed racial bloc voting; turnout and registration; socioeconomic conditions; political systems; methodological issues for voting rights cases in the following jurisdictions: Greenwood, Mississippi; Halifax County, North Carolina; Valdosta, Georgia; Bessemer, Alabama; Marengo County, Alabama; Dallas County, Alabama; Selma, Alabama; Cambridge, Maryland; Darlington County, South Carolina; Lee County, Mississippi; Passaic, New Jersey; Lawrence, Massachusetts; Santa Paula, California; the state of North Carolina (judicial elections); Augusta, Georgia; Wicomico County, Maryland; the state of ississippi; Los Angeles, California; the state of Georgia (judicial elections, majority vote requirement, and Shaw v. Reno type challenge); the state of Florida (statewide legislative plans); the state of Texas (judicial elections, Edwards Aquifer governing plans); the city of Chicago (Shaw v. Reno type challenge to Hispanic congressional district).
I prepared written reports for the cases in Greenwood, Halifax County, Marengo County, Dallas County, Selma, Cambridge, Wicomico County, Los Angeles County, Lee County, Passaic, Lawrence, Santa Paula, Georgia, Florida, and Texas, and Chicago. I presented in-court testimony for the cases in Dallas, Marengo, Wicomico, and Los Angeles Counties, and the states of Florida, Georgia (judicial elections, Shaw v. Reno challenge), and Chicago.
Expert Witness on Quantitative Analysis, Political Systems, Demography, and Voter Behavior for State, Municipal and County Jurisdictions, 1986-
I have analyzed matters such as racial and party bloc voting, turnout and registration, annexations, racial demography, political systems, and methodological issues for various state, municipal and county jurisdictions: Claiborne County, Mississippi; Dade County, Florida; Grenada County, Mississippi; Spartansburg, South Carolina; Maywood School District, Illinois; Crete-Monee School District and Rockford School District, Illinois; the city of New York (Charter Revision Commission); the state of North Carolina (judges and redistricting); the state of Virginia; the state of Maryland; the state of Texas; the state of Connecticut; the state of Pennsylvania (non-partisan commission); the state of New York (Assembly); the state of New Jersey (non-partisan commission); the state of Louisiana; and Indianapolis, Indiana.
I prepared written reports for Claiborne, Grenada, and Dade Counties, Crete-Monee School District, and the states of Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, Texas, and Virginia. I presented oral testimony on behalf of Claiborne County, Crete-Monee School District, the state of Texas, the state of New Jersey, the state of North Carolina, and the state of Louisiana. For the states of Louisiana, Texas, and North Carolina I have provided testimony related to issues posed in the Supreme Court case, Shaw v Reno.
Expert Witness on Quantitative Analysis, Political Systems, Political History, and Voter Behavior for Private Attorneys: 1986-
I analyzed matters such as racial bloc voting, turnout and registration, political systems, political history, annexations, and methodological issues for private attorneys in voting rights cases taking place in Boyle, Mississippi; Cleveland, Mississippi; Mississippi statewide (on behalf of minority voters, legislative plan and Supreme Court Districts); City of Starke and Hardee County, Florida; Peoria Illinois; Chicago Heights,. Illinois; Jefferson County, Alabama; Chickasaw, Lafayette, Monroe, Newton, Simpson, and Yalobusha counties, Mississippi; Columbus County, North Carolina; Kent County, Michigan; Massachusetts statewide (on behalf of Republican party, legislative plan); and Michigan statewide (on behalf of Democratic party, legislative and congressional plans). I have analyzed statistical results of employment decisions by employers for an employment discrimination case, analyzed the history of peremptory strikes of black and white jurors in Hinds County for a death penalty case, and ballot access by third parties in Jefferson County, Alabama. I have analyzed the influence of voting system technology on voting in Florida during the 2000 presidential election.
I prepared written reports for all cases except Peoria and Jefferson County and have presented oral testimony in the jury selection case; Starke County; Hardee County; Jefferson County; Chicago Heights, Monroe County; Chickasaw County; Lafayette County; Newton County, Columbus County; the statewide Michigan cases; the statewide Mississippi redistricting case; and the Florida voting systems case.
Expert Witness on Quantitative Analysis, Political Systems, Political History, and Voter Behavior for the ACLU. 1987 -
I analyzed racially polarized voting, the socioeconomic standing of racial groups, and black political opportunities for Henrico and Brunswick Counties, Virginia; and Southern Pines and Moore County, North Carolina. I prepared a written report for the Henrico case and the Southern Pines case. I presented in-court testimony for the Henrico, Brunswick, and Southern Pines cases.
Expert Witness on Quantitative Analysis, Politica ' I Systems, Political History, and Voter
Behavior for the Southern Poverty Law Center. 1990 -
I analyzed racially polarized voting, the socioeconomic conditions, and black political opportunities forjudicial circuits in Alabama. I prepared a written report and presented oral testimony.
Expert Witness for the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund, 1991 -
I analyzed the impact of the Census undercount on the state legislative plan in Texas, including oral testimony in state court. I analyzed racially polarized voting in the city of Chicago and its implications for aldermanic elections.
Expert Witness on Quantitative Analysis, Political Systems, Political History, and Voter Behavior for the NAACP, 1993-
I prepared a written report and presented in-court testimony for the NAACP's challenge to the State House and Senate plan in Michigan.
Expert Witness on voter purging for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund 1991 -
I prepared a written report and presented in-court testimony for PRLDEFs challenge to voter purging in Philadelphia.