Margaret Carne

Special Assistant to the President, Liaison to the Board of Trustees

[email protected]
920-748-8180
Office: Carnegie

  • Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Presentations
  • Professional Experience

Basic Information

Education

  • University of California, Berkeley
    • Department of Political Science, Ph.D., 2004
    • Department of Political Science, M.A., 1997
    • Subfields: American Politics, Political Behavior, Research Methods
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, 2000
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
    • B.A. with High Honors in Politics, Phi Beta Kappa, 1994

Courses Taught

  • POL 200 Topics: Unpacking the News: Political Science & Current Events

Awards & Honors

  • Rhodes College
    • CAP-Mellon Study Leave Grant
    • Faculty Development Endowment Grant
  • University of California, Berkeley, Department of Political Science
    • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
    • Continuing Student Fellowship
    • Charles and Louise Travers Ethics in Politics Fellowship
  • Oberlin College
    • Comfort Starr Prize for Excellence in the Department of Politics
    • Adelia A. F. Johnston Fellowship
    • Aelioian Fellowship
    • Soroptimist International Founder Region Fellowship

Publications

  • “2008 APSA Teaching and Learning Track Summaries-Track Four: Teaching Research Methods.” With Michelle Dion and Leland Coxe. 2008. PS: Political Science and Politics (41) 616-617.
  • “Interest Group Advocacy and the Power of ‘Magic Words.’” With D. E. Apollonio. 2005.Election Law Journal (July) 178-190.

Areas of Interest

  • American Politics
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Congress Gender and Politics
  • Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • Undergraduate Research Methods

Professional/Scholarly Affiliations

  • American Political Science Association
    • Women and Politics Research Section
    • Political Science Education Section
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • Southern Political Science Association
  • American Association of University Women

Presentations

  • “Level Playing Field or Whole New Ball Game: Gender and Independent Expenditures, 2002-2010.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. March 2011.
  • “Gender and Independent Expenditures in Campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. April 2010.
  • “The Politics of Parenthood: Presentations of Motherhood in Congressional Campaigns.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. April 2009.
  • “Independent Expenditures in the 2004 Presidential Election.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. April 2007.
  • “Cannon Fodder: The Targets of Advocacy Group Independent Expenditures.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. April 7-10, 2005.
  • “Interest Group Advocacy and the Power of ‘Magic Words.’” Paper co-authored with D.E. Apollonio presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political ScienceAssociation, Chicago, IL. April 15-18, 2004.
  • “Loose Cannons or Laser Beams?: Interest Group Independent Spending in Congressional Elections.” Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA. August 28-31, 2003.
  • “Independent Expenditures and Interest Group Strategy.” Paper co-authored with D. E. Apollonio presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. April 3-6, 2003.
  • “Why Independent Expenditures?” Paper presented at Annual Berkeley-Stanford American Political Science Conference June 3, 2002.
  • “Why Bother With Independent Expenditures?” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. April 25-28, 2002.
  • “Spending Independently.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. April 19-22, 2001.
  • “Spending Independently.” Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA. August 30-September 2, 2001.
  • “Southern Culture on the Skids: The Influence of Culture on Political Corruption in the American States.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. April 15-18, 1999.

Professional Experience

  • Ripon College, Ripon, WI
    • Special Assistant to the President and Liaison to the Board of Trustees, January 2014-present
  • Shelby County Schools, Department of Research, Planning, and Improvement,Memphis, TN
    • Research Analyst, July 2013-January 2014
  • Memphis City Schools, Department of Policy Development, Analysis, and Training, Memphis, TN
    • Policy Development Specialist, January 2013- June 2013
  • Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, 2004 – 2012
  • Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
    • Adjunct Faculty, September 2012-January 2014
  • University of California, Berkeley
    • Director, John Gardner Fellowship Program, 2000 – 2003
    • Instructor, Department of Political Science, 2003
    • Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Political Science, 1997 - 2003
    • Graduate Student Researcher, 1996 – 1999