July 2008

                                                     CURRICULUM VITAE

                                                           Andrew E. Busch

2279 O’Malley Ave.

Upland, CA 91784

andrew.busch@claremontmckenna.edu

 

EDUCATION

            University of Virginia, Ph.D., Government, 1992. Dissertation: Openness and Stability in the Presidential Nominating System: Parties, Political Movements, and Unconnected Outsiders.

            University of Virginia, M.A., Government, 1990. Thesis: Barry Goldwater and the Role of Political Movements in the Pre-Reform Presidential Nominating System.

            University of Colorado, B.A., Political Science and History, 1987. Summa Cum Laude. Honors thesis: National Security, Arms Control, and the Future of the ABM Treaty.

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

            Associate Dean of the Faculty, Claremont McKenna College (July 2006-present)

            Professor, Claremont McKenna College Government Department (July 2005-present).

            Associate Professor, Claremont McKenna College Government Department (July 2004-June 2005).

            Associate Professor, University of Denver Political Science Department (September 1998-June 2004).

            Assistant Professor, University of Denver Political Science Department (September 1992-August 1998).

            Instructor, University of Virginia Department of Government and Foreign Affairs (summer 1992).

           

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books

            The Constitution on the Campaign Trail: The Surprising Political Career of America’s Founding Document (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).

            The Future of America’s Political Parties (Lexington Books, 2007). (Editor.)

            Reagan’s Victory: The Presidential Election of 1980 and the Rise of the Right (University Press of Kansas, 2005).

            Red Over Blue: The Election of 2004 and American Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005). Co-author: James W. Ceaser.

            The Front-loading Problem in Presidential Nominations (Brookings Institution, 2003). Co-author: William G. Mayer.

            The Perfect Tie: The True Story of the 2000 Presidential Election (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001). Co-author: James W. Ceaser.

            Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).

            Horses in Midstream: U.S. Midterm Elections and Their Consequences, 1894-1998 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999).

            Outsiders and Openness in the Presidential Nominating System (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997).

            Losing to Win: The 1996 Elections and American Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997). Co-author: James W. Ceaser.

            Upside Down and Inside Out: The 1992 Elections and American Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, 1993). Co-author: James W. Ceaser.

 

Monographs

            The Future of the Electoral College (University of Louisville, 2001). Co-author: Gary L. Gregg II.

 

Book Projects Underway

            The Elections of 2008 (under contract, Rowman & Littlefield). Co-authors: James W. Ceaser, John J. Pitney

 

Articles and Chapters

            “Federalism and Front-Loading,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Volume 38, Number 3 (Summer 2008).

            “The Republican Strategy for the Future,” in The Future of America’s Political Parties (Lexington Books, 2007).

            “The Return of the Iowa Caucuses: A New Trend, an Aberration, or a Useful Reminder?,” in William G. Mayer ed., The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2008 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).

            “Ronald Reagan,” Encyclopedia of the Presidency, Facts on File (forthcoming).

            “Conservatism,” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2007 forthcoming).

            “After Compassionate Conservatism,” Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2006 (reprinted by Wall Street Journal).

            “The Goldwater Myth,” Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2005/2006 (reprinted by Wall Street Journal).

            “National Primary: No,” in Debating the Presidency. Michael Nelson and Richard Ellis ed. (Congressional Quarterly Press, 2006).

            “National Security and the Midterm Elections of 2002,” in Transforming the American Polity: The Bush Administration and the War on Terror, Richard Conley ed. (Prentice-Hall, 2005).

            “The 2004 Election,” in Gary L. Gregg II ed., The Presidency (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005).

            “The Effect of the 2000 Election on Future Campaign Strategy,” in John Green et al ed., The Final Arbiter: Bush v. Gore (New York University Press, 2005).   

            "Can the Federal Government Reform the Presidential Nomination Process?," Election Law Journal 3:4 (2004). Co-author: William G. Mayer.

            “Down to the Wire: Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District,” in Sandy L. Maisel and Darrell West eds., Running on Empty: Campaign Discourse in Congressional Elections (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).

            “On the Edge: The Electoral Career of George W. Bush,” in Gary L. Gregg II and Mark Rozell eds., Considering the Bush Presidency (Oxford University Press, 2003).

            “The Frontloading Problem,” in William G. Mayer ed., The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2004 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). Co-author: William G. Mayer.

            “The Rise and Fall of the Rocky Mountain Regional Primary,” PS, April 2003.

            “The Development and Democratization of the Electoral College,” in Gary L. Gregg II ed., Securing Democracy: Why We Have an Electoral College (Wilmington, Del.: ISI, 2001).

            “The Presidential Nominating System and the Dynamics of Change,” Chicago Policy Review, volume 5, number 1 (Spring 2001).

            “The Election of 2000,” Claremont Review, January 2001. Co-author: James W. Ceaser.

            "New Features of the 2000 Presidential Nominating Process," in William G. Mayer ed., In Pursuit of the White House 2000 (Chatham, N.J.: Chatham House Publishers, 1999).

            "The Campaign Effects of Early Voting," Southeastern Political Review, September, 1998.

            "Ronald Reagan and the Defeat of the Soviet Empire," Presidential Studies Quarterly, Fall, 1997.

            "Early Voting: Convenient, But...?," in Thad H. Beyle ed., State Government: CQ's Guide to Current Issues and Activities 1997-98 (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1997).

            "Early Voting: Convenient, But...?," in Bruce Stinebrickner ed., State and Local Government 8th ed. (Guilford, Conn.: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill, 1997).

            "Ronald Reagan's Public Philosophy: Strands of Jefferson and Hamilton," in Schmertz, Datlof, and Ugrinsky eds., Ronald Reagan’s America (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997).

            "Does Party Reform Have a Future?," in William Mayer ed., In Pursuit of the White House: How We Nominate Our Presidents (Chatham, N.J.: Chatham House Publishers, 1996). Co-author: James W. Ceaser.

            "Early Voting: Convenient, But...?," State Legislatures, September 1996.

            "Political Science and the 1994 Elections: An Exploratory Essay," PS, December 1995.

            "Unfinished Business: The Social Recovery of the 1980s," Common Sense, Fall 1995.

            "1983," Policy Review, Fall 1993. Co-author: Elizabeth Edwards Spalding.

            "In Defense of the Mixed System: The Goldwater Campaign and the Role of Popular Movements in the Pre-Reform Presidential Nominating System," Polity, Summer 1992.

 

           

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED TALKS

 

Academic

            A Conservative Icon and the Modern American President: President Ronald Reagan in Contemporary U.S. History,” Roundtable discussion, Pacific Coast Branch-American Historical Association, Pasadena, California, August 2008.

Ninth Annual American Studies Summer Institute, “Principles and Practice of American Elections,” keynote speaker (seven lectures in seven days), Chernivtsi, Ukraine, June 2008. 

            “Roundtable Discussion of Mickey Edwards’ Reclaiming American Conservatism,” James Madison Program, Princeton University, April 2008.

            “Assumptions and Realities About Presidential Primary Front-loading in 2008,” conference/symposium on Choosing the President 2008: The Evolving Process and Its Effects, Institute for Governmental Studies, University of California-Berkeley, April 2008.

            “Three Decades of Reaganism: A Balance Sheet,” presented at symposium on the Legacy of Ronald Reagan, Regent University, February 2008.

            “Roundtable on the 2008 Presidential Campaign,” presented at the American Political Science Association, August 30-September 2, 2007.

            “The U.S. Congress,” teachers’ seminar on Teaching American History, Ashland University, July 2007.

            “Ronald Reagan and the Firing of the PATCO Strikers,” presented at the American Political Science Association, August 31-September 3, 2006.

            “The New Deal,” teachers’ seminar on Teaching American History, Boise State University, August 2006.

            “The Republican Strategy for the Future,” conference on The Future of America’s Political Parties, Claremont McKenna College, April 2006.

            “Ronald Reagan and the Firing of the PATCO Strikers,” invited talk, Presidential Moments Conference, McConnell Center for Political Leadership, University of Louisville, February 19, 2006.

            “Presidential Second Terms,” Roundtable at Presidential Moments Conference, McConnell Center for Political Leadership, University of Louisville, February 19, 2006.

            “Worst Presidential Mistakes,” Roundtable at Presidential Moments Conference, McConnell Center for Political Leadership, University of Louisville, February 18, 2006.

            “Ronald Reagan,” teachers’ seminar on Teaching American History, Boise State University, October 7, 2005.

            “Thinking Twice About Personal Accounts,” Roundtable on Social Security and the Future of American Democracy,” presented at the American Political Science Association, September 1-4, 2005.

            “Barry Goldwater and Social Conservatism,” Roundtable on Legacies of Goldwater and Reagan, presented at the American Political Science Association, September 2-5, 2004.

            “George Bush’s Electoral Career,” conference on “After September 11: George W. Bush and the 21st Century Presidency,” Hauenstein Center for the Study of the Presidency, Grand Valley State University, September 12, 2003.

            “The Front-loading Problem,” Roundtable on The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2004, American Political Science Association, August 28-31, 2003.

            “The Constitution and Members of Congress,” presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, April 3-6, 2003. Co-author: Christopher McLemore.

            “Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District: Pew Roundtable,” presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, April 3-6, 2003.

            “Television Advertising in Colorado’s 2002 7th Congressional District Campaign,” Summit on Media and Politics, University of Denver Department of Communications, February 20, 2003.

            “National Security and the Midterm Elections of 2002,” conference on “The War on Terrorism,” University of Florida, February 7, 2003.

            “Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom,” colloquium, Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs, Ashland University, February 9, 2002.

            “The Rise and Development of American Political Parties,” teachers’ seminar, Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs, Ashland University, February 10, 2002.

            “The Effect of the 2000 Election on Future Campaign Strategy,” The Final Arbiter Conference, Bliss Institute for Applied Politics, Akron University, February 9, 2002.

            “Ronald Reagan and the Construction of a New National Narrative,” Civitas Forum, St. Vincent College, October 10, 2001.

            “The Democratization of the Electoral College,” presented at the American Political Science Association, August 30-September 2, 2001 (roundtable).

            “Momentum in the Pre-Reform Presidential Nominating Systems,” presented at the American Political Science Association, August 31-September 3, 2000 (poster).

            “The Rise and Fall of the Rocky Mountain Regional Primary,” presented at the Western Political Science Association, March 2000.

            “The Presidential Primary System and the Future of American Democracy,” McConnell Center for Political Leadership, University of Louisville, March 2000.

            “Frontloading and the Parties,” Bulen Symposium on American Politics, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, December 1999

            “Outsiderism: Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996,” presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, April 1999.

            "Early Voting, Presidential Primaries, and the Future of Momentum," presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, April 1998.

            "Books on American Politics," presented at the Colorado-Wyoming Political Science Association, October 1997.

            "American Midterm Elections as Another Form of Checks and Balances," University of Colorado Colloquium Series, October 1997.

            "Presidential Nominating Rules and Republican Reform in 1996," presented at the Western Political Science Association, March 1997.

            "Presidential and Congressional Explanations of Midterm Elections, 1946-1994," presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, April 1996.

            "Midterm Elections, Congress, and Realignment: Three Cases," presented at the Western Political Science Association, March 1996.

            "Vote Early and Vote Often? The Turnout, Campaign, and Citizenship Effects of Early Voting," presented at Western Political Science Association, March 1995.

            "Presidential Nominations and American Democracy," Humanities Lecture, University of Denver, November 1994.

            "Ronald Reagan's Public Philosophy: Strands of Jefferson and Hamilton," presented at the Ronald Reagan Conference, Hofstra University, April 1993.                  

            Roundtable Discussion of Congressional Term Limits, Woodrow Wilson Conference, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, April 1992.

 

 

Non-Academic

            “Health Care Reform and Traditional American Political Principles,” President’s Council on Bioethics, Chicago, June 2008.

            The Constitution and American Presidential Campaigns,” Heritage Foundation Public Lecture, April 2008.

            “The 2008 Elections,” Heritage Foundation Congressional Staffers Luncheon, April 2008.

            “Partisan Realignments and the 2008 Elections,” Heritage Foundation staff and interns luncheon, April 2008.

            “The Midterm Elections,” Claremont Institute, Newport Beach, December 2006.

            “The Midterm Elections,” Claremont Institute, Denver, November 2006.

            “The Midterm Elections,” Pomona Student Union, November 2006.

            “A Retrospective Look at Election 2004,” CMC Alumni Association, Denver, Colo., May 2005.

            “Predicting the Past,” Rose Institute Luncheon Talk, April 2005.

            “Predicting Presidential Elections,” Rose Institute Luncheon talk, October 2004.

            “The Most Important Election of Our Lifetimes?,” Roundtable discussion, Honnold-Mudd Library, October 2004.

            “Celebrating Democracy: The Presidential Election of 2004,” Roundtable discussion, Claremont Graduate University, October 2004.

            “Jefferson, Hamilton, and the Roots of American Politics,” University of Denver Humanities Institute salon, April-May 2003.

            “Jefferson and Genius,” University of Denver Humanities Institute salon, September 2002.

            Expert witness, Avalos v. Davidson, Colorado congressional redistricting case, December 2001.

            “The First Seven Months of the Bush Presidency,” University of Denver Women’s Library Association, September 2001.

            Invited witness, “Public Hearing on the Scheduling of Future Democratic Presidential Primaries and Caucuses,” Rules and Bylaws Committee, Democratic National Committee, San Francisco, April 2000 [Submitted written statement].

            Invited witness, “Academic Forum,” Republican National Committee Advisory Commission on the Presidential Nominating Process, Washington, D.C., December 1999.

            Invited witness, Constitution Subcommittee, U.S. House Judiciary Committee, regarding the “States Choice of Voting Systems Act,” Washington, D.C., September 1999.

            “The Current State of the Presidency,” Gyro Club of Denver, February 1998.

            “The 1996 Elections: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” Arapahoe County Republican Men’s Club, December 1996.

            “United States Presidents: Past, Present, and Future,” Senior Friends of Aurora, February 1996.

            “Mason Presidents,” Denver Masonic Lodge, February 1996.

            “The Upcoming Congressional Elections,” Gyro Club of Denver, September 1994.

            “Political Writing,” Foothills Chapter, National Writers Club, November 1993.

           

COURSES TAUGHT

            Introduction to American Politics (CMC)

            Public Policy Since the New Deal (CMC & DU)

            Presidential Primaries, Nominations, and Elections (CMC & DU)

            Cases in Political Leadership: Ronald Reagan (CMC)

            Political Science: Power and Justice (social science core political thought) (DU)

            American Presidency (CMC & DU)

            American Political Thought (DU)

            U.S. Congress (DU)

            Campaigns and Elections (DU)

            American Foreign Policy Process (DU)

            Modern Totalitarianism (DU)

            The American Agenda/The Policy-Making Environment (DU)

            Supervisor: Political Internships (DU)

            Supervisor: Senior Honors Theses/Qualitative research methods (DU)

           

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

            Fulbright Teaching Fellowship, Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine (Spring 2007)

            Gould Center Summer Research Grant (2006)

            Gould Center Summer Research Grant (2005)

            Resident Scholars Fellowship, Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green University (awarded for summer 2004).

            Teacher-Scholar of the Year Award, University of Denver (2002).

            University of Virginia Z Society Edgar Shannon Award for greatest academic contribution to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1992).

            University of Virginia Alumni Association Dissertation Year Fellowship (1991-1992).  

     Bradley Fellowship, University of Virginia (1990-1992).

            President's Fellowship, University of Virginia (1989-1991).

            DuPont Fellowship, University of Virginia (1989-1990).

            Raven Society, University of Virginia (1990).

            Omicron Delta Kappa (national leadership honor society), University of Virginia (1990).

            Boettcher Foundation Scholarship (four-year full tuition, books, fees, and stipend), University of Colorado (1984-1987).

            Phi Beta Kappa, University of Colorado (1987).

            Golden Key Honor Society, University of Colorado (1987).

 

OTHER

            Adjunct Fellow, Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs, Ashland University 2001-present

            Adjunct Fellow, Public Policy Institute, University of Denver, 2004-present

            Member, Gov.-Elect Bill Owens’ Transition Committee on Education, 1998