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Patricia Crouse, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D., Political Science, August 2006
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Fields: Public Policy, Public Administration, and American Politics

Master of Public Administration, May 1996
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 

B.A., Political Science, May 1988, Cum Laude 
University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

About

Dr. Patricia A. Crouse earned a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.

One of Dr. Crouse’s main areas of research interest is elections and electoral behavior, particularly the Electoral College. She recently had an article published in State and Local Government, an edited volume by Kevin B. Smith and Jayme L. Neiman, titled “The National Popular Vote Compact and States’ Rights.” This article will be expanded into a forthcoming book project.

Dr. Crouse teaches both introductory and upper division political science courses, primarily in the areas of American politics and public administration.

Beginning in fall 2014, Trish will be assisting the Political Science Organization here at the University of New Haven and will take an active role in recruiting new political science students. 

Publications

“The National Popular Vote Compact and States’ Rights” (with Michael Ferguson and Michael French), in Kevin B. Smith and Jayme L. Neiman, Eds., State and Local Government, Washington, DC: Sage Publications/ CQ Press, September 16, 2014 (Forthcoming). 

Conference Presentations

“The National Popular Vote Movement: Undermining States’ Rights” presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2014.

“The National Popular Vote Movement: Undermining States’ Rights” presented at the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January 2014.

"Engaging Students: A Constructivist Approach to Teaching at a Community College” workshop presented at the American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference,  Philadelphia, PA, February 2010.

“On the Road with the Math and Writing Center: Tutors as GPS,” presented at the International Writing Centers Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 2008.

Inivited Talks and Presentations

“The Electoral College and the Constitution,” Northern Virginia Community College Constitution Day Celebration, Woodbridge, VA, September 2008.

“The Living Constitution,” Northern Virginia Community College Constitution Day Celebration, Woodbridge, VA, September 2007.

Teaching and Research Interests

Public Policy and Implementation Theory
State and Local Government and Elections
Citizenship and Civic Engagement
Political Participation and Voting Behavior
Political Parties and Elections
The Supreme Court and the Constitution

Faculty Experts - Media Contact

Karen Grava

Director of Media Relations

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