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Lisa Hager

Lisa Hager

Title

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office Building

West Hall

Office

216

Mailing Address

West Hall 216
School of American & Global Studies-Box 0510
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Biography

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of American and Global Studies at South Dakota State University. I also serve as the advisor for the Legal Studies minor and Pre-Law Society.

I received my PhD in Political Science from Kent State University in August 2016 and served as a 2015-2016 American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow. My fellowship placement was as a legislative assistant for Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL-3). I covered education, agriculture, government operations, campaign finance reform, voting rights, and Native American policy. I also worked with the Science, Space, and Technology Committee and the STEM Education Caucus.

Education

PhD, Political Science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (2016)
-Fields: American Politics and Policy; Justice Politics and Policy
-Dissertation: The Legal, Institutional, and Political Factors of Congressional Court-Curbing: The Purpose and Seriousness of Attempts to Constrain the United States Supreme Court

MA, Political Science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (2013)

BA, Political Science, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa (2009)

Profile Last Updated: 8/25/2019

Academic Interests/Expertise

~Research Interests~

Judicial and Congressional Politics and Behavior

American Political Institutions

Federalism

Women and Politics

Election Law

~Teaching Interests~

American Political Institutions
-Congress, the Supreme Court, & the Presidency

Constitutional Law
-Civil Rights and Liberties & Governmental Powers

Political Behavior
-Political Parties, Interest Groups, & Campaigns and Elections

Public Policy

Women and Politics

Quantitative Political Methods

Academic Responsibilities

~Courses Taught~

Constitutional Law (Fall 2017; Spring 2019; Fall 2019)

Interest Groups & Lobbying (Fall 2019)

Internship (Fall 2019)

Politics of Inequality (Spring 2018; Fall 2019)

Introduction to Moot Court (Spring 2019)

U.S. Congress (Spring 2019)

Civil Rights and Liberties (Fall 2016; Fall 2018)

The American Presidency (Fall 2018)

Courts & Judicial Politics (Spring 2018)

American Government (Fall 2016; Spring 2017; Fall 2017) [Online]

Honors College Independent Study: Individualism in the U.S. Senate (Fall 2017)

The President & the Congress (Spring 2017)

Independent Study: Women Executives Around the World (Spring 2017) [with Evren Celik Wiltse]

~Advising~

Political Science Internship Coordinator (Fall 2019-present)

LeadState (Fall 2018-present)
-Coach (Fall 2018; Spring 2019; Fall 2019)

Legal Studies Minor (Spring 2017-present)

Pre-Law Society (Spring 2017-present)

Honors College Independent Study Mentor (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)
-Viraj Patel "Individualism in the U.S. Senate: A Case Study of Senator John McCain," Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Day (URSCAD) (April 3, 2018; Brookings, South Dakota). [Poster Presentation]
--Fishback Honors College Poster Award

Committee Activities

~University Service~

Ethics Lab Advisory Committee (Spring 2018-present)

College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Council (Fall 2017-present)
-Chair (Fall 2019-present)
-College Awards Subcommittee (Fall 2018)

Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Committee (Fall 2016-present)
-Social Media & Website Subcommittee (Fall 2019-present)

Meet State (Fall 2018; Fall 2019)

International Conference on Global Human Rights Planning Committee (Spring 2018-Fall 2018)

~Departmental Service~

Marketing, Newsletter, & Website Committee (August 2017-May 2019)

Political Science Assistant Professor Search Committee (Fall 2018)
-Diversity Advocate

J.P. Hendrickson Scholarship Selection Committee (September 2016; September 2017; September 2018)

History, Political Science, & Philosophy Adjunct Search Committee (Spring 2018)
-Diversity Advocate

Specialty Area

  • Judicial and Congressional Politics and Behavior

Awards and Honors

~Professional Associations~

1st Place in the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists 2012 Graduate Political Science Paper Competition, “Committee Requests, Assignments, and the Female Representative: Evidence from the 80th-103rd Congresses.”

~South Dakota State University~

Greek Faculty of the Month Nominee (April 2019)

Professional Staff Council Attitude of Gratitude
-LeadState (Fall 2018)

Instructional Design Services Online Teaching Success Story
-D2L Online Quizzing (April 20, 2017)

Thank-A-Professor Program Thank You
-Civil Rights and Liberties (Fall 2016)

Grants

~Professional Associations~

Southern Political Science Association's Artinian Travel Award (2018)

American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting Travel Grant (2015)

~South Dakota State University~

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Grant-Readiness Workshop Series (2019)

Scholarly Excellence Dissemination Grant
-Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (2019)
-Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (2018)
-Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (2016)

Professional Memberships

American Political Science Association
-Law and Courts
-Legislative Studies
-Women and Politics Research

Midwest Political Science Association

Southern Political Science Association

Work Experience

~Recent Conference Presentations~

"Responses to Congressional Court-Curbing by the Justices of the Supreme Court," Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 4-7, 2019; Chicago, Illinois).

"The Recognition of Civil Legal Aid as a Basic Human Right in U.S. States," (with Christopher P. Banks) Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 4-7, 2019; Chicago, Illinois).

"Civil Legal Aid as a Basic Human Right Around the World," (with Christopher P. Banks) International Conference on Global Human Rights (October 4-6, 2018; Brookings, South Dakota).

~Recent Professional Conference Participation~

Roundtables
-Panelist: "Students: Preparing for the Job Market -- CV to Teaching Statements," (with Andrea Kent, Regina Karp, Sarah Liu, Tara Parsons, and Mallory SoRelle) Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 4-7, 2019; Chicago, Illinois).

-Panelist: "Public Engagement: How to be Heard by Policy Makers," (with Elizabeth Bennion, Geoffrey Lorenz, Kathryn Robison, Manny Teodoro, and Michael Latner) Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 4-7, 2019; Chicago, Illinois).

Chair
-Interbranch and Electoral Jurisprudence," Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 4-7, 2019; Chicago, Illinois).

-"Domestic and International Solutions to Environmental Sustainability," International Conference on Global Human Rights (October 4-6, 2018; Brookings, South Dakota).

Discussant
-Interbranch and Electoral Jurisprudence," Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 4-7, 2019; Chicago, Illinois).

~Fellowships~

American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship Program (2015-2016)
-Legislative Assistant for Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL-3)
--Policy Areas: Education, Agriculture, Government Operations, Campaign Finance Reform, Voting Rights, and Native Americans
--Science, Space, and Technology Committee
--STEM Education Caucus

Creative Activities

~Journal Articles~

Hager, Lisa, Oindrila Roy, Landon E. Hancock, and Michael J. Ensley. 2019. "Selling Iran: Prospect Theory and the Campaign to Frame the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action." Congress & the Presidency (Published Online: https://doi.org/10.1080/0734369.2019.1600172)

Hager, Lisa. 2018. "Are Members of Congress Simply 'Single-Minded Seekers of Reelection'?: An Examination of Legislative Behavior in the 114th Congress" P.S. Political Science & Politics 51(1): 115-118.

~Book Chapters~

Hager, Lisa. 2015. “The Predisposing, Motivating, and Constraining Factors of Early Voting: Assessing the Impact of Campaign Strategies and Voting Laws.” In Culture, Rhetoric, and Voting: The Presidential Election of 2012, eds. Douglas M. Brattebo, Tom Lansford, Jack Covarrubias, and Robert J. Pauly. Akron: University of Akron Press.

~Reference Book Entries~

Hager, Lisa. 2018. “Common Cause.” In Money in American Politics: An Encyclopedia, ed. David A. Schultz. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Hager, Lisa. 2018. “Majors v. Abell.” In Money in American Politics: An Encyclopedia, ed. David A. Schultz. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Hager, Lisa. 2017. “Constitutional Interpretation.” In The State and Federal Courts: A Complete Guide to History, Powers and Controversy, ed. Christopher P. Banks. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
-Library Journal's Best Reference Titles in Law & Politics of 2017

Hager, Lisa. 2017. “Court-Curbing.” In The State and Federal Courts: A Complete Guide to History, Powers and Controversy, ed. Christopher P. Banks. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
-Library Journal's Best Reference Titles in Law & Politics of 2017

Hager, Lisa. 2017. “Presidential Appointments and Court Packing.” In The State and Federal Courts: A Complete Guide to History, Powers and Controversy, ed. Christopher P. Banks. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
-Library Journal's Best Reference Titles in Law & Politics of 2017

~Book Contracts~

Claiming the Top Seat: Women Executives Across the Globe (with Evren Celik Wiltse) Lynne Rienner Publishers (Revise & Resubmit)

Access to Justice Denied: Civil Gideon and the Right to Counsel for Indigents (with Christopher P. Banks) Lexington Books (Manuscript Due January 2021)

Area(s) of Research

~Manuscripts Under Review~

"New Federalism and the Culture Wars: Gods, Guns, and LGBTQ Rights" (with Christopher P. Banks and John C. Blakeman)

~Working Papers~

"Explaining Gender Differences in Legislative Effectiveness: An Examination of Committee Request Success and Bill Sponsorship in the U.S. House"

“Avoiding Overrides: Judicial Review Following Congressional Court-Curbing”

“The Motivating and Constraining Factors of Congressional Court-Curbing Bill Sponsorship”

"Judicial Guardians: Court Curbing Bills and Supreme Court Judicial Review (with Alicia Uribe-McGuire)

“Civil Legal Aid as a Basic Human Right” (with Christopher P. Banks)

“The Strategic Use of Clear Statement Rules by the U.S. Supreme Court in Federalism Cases” (with Christopher P. Banks)

“Process Federalism in Statutory Construction Cases: The Political Representation of the States by the Rehnquist and Roberts Courts” (with Christopher P. Banks)

"The Cost of Indigence Under Legal Recovery and Public Defender Systems" (with Christopher P. Banks)

~Professional Service~

Academic Journal Manuscript Reviewer
-American Politics Research
-Law & Society Review
-Publius: The Journal of Federalism

Undergraduate Journal Manuscript Reviewer
-Alethia--The Alpha Chi Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship

Textbook Reviewer
-Oxford University Press
-Pearson
-SAGE Publishing
-Rowman & Littlefield
-W.W. Norton & Company

Applications of Research

~Recent Media Appearances~

KELOLAND News (Sioux Falls, South Dakota; CBS Affiliate)
-"What Government Shutdown Means for South Dakota" (January 3, 2019)

-"Program Helps Worker Retention In Brookings" (November 8, 2018)

~Invited Presentations~

Professional Organizations
-"Gerrymandering: Will Your Vote Count?" South Dakota League of Women Voters Redistricting Forum: Brookings (October 17, 2018)

-"Checks and Balances or Tug of War?: The Separation of Powers During the Obama and Trump Administrations" Address for the Iowa State Association of County Auditors (ISACA) Annual Summer Conference (July 13, 2017)

-"A Week in the Life of a Staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives: An Inside Look at Committee Politics, Lobbying, and Policymaking" Keynote Address for the Iowa State Association of County Auditors (ISACA) Annual Summer Conference (July 12, 2017)

South Dakota State University
-"So What's it Like in Congress?" (with Florencio U. Aranda III) (April 23, 2019)

-"Crash Course on Cover Letters, Resumes, and Personal Statements" Pre-Law Society (April 18, 2018)

-"No Longer a Man's World: Women Executives Across the Globe" (with Evren Celik Wiltse) Women's and Gender Studies Speaker Series (March 15, 2018)

-"LSAT Overview and Logic Games" (with Greg Peterson) Pre-Law Society (February 7, 2018)

-"Applying to Law School" Pre-Law Society (November 29, 2017)

-"The Gendered Dynamics of Congressional Policymaking: Committees, Legislative Effectiveness, and STEM Education" Women's and Gender Studies Speaker Series (March 21, 2017)

~Invited Panel Discussion Participation~

"Alumni Panel Discussion" American Political Science Association's Beyond the Fellowship Year: Leveraging the CFP Experience for New Steps in Your Career (August 10, 2018) [Forthcoming]

"New Faculty Q&A" (with Cynde Perry and Greg Heiberger) South Dakota State University's Center for the Engagement of Teaching and Learning's Faculty Focus Program (April 13, 2018)

Department(s)

Links

https://lisanhager.wordpress.com