Henrik Schatzinger

  Henrik Schatzinger

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Georgia
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Kansas
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Kiel, Germany

 

Current Courses Taught

  • POL 202 Political Analysis
  • POL 220 American Politics and Government
  • POL 321 Voters, American Political Parties, and Elections
  • POL 322 Media, Politics, and Personal Power
  • POL 323 Interest Group Politics
  • POL 335 Congress and the Presidency
  • POL 327 Political Psychology: Citizens, Movers and Shakers
  • POL 341 Public Policy Analysis
  • POL 346 Morality and Public Policy
  • POL 348 Developing Sustainable Solutions to Environmental Problems

 

 

 

Awards and Honors

  • Nominated for the Distinguished Dissertation Award by the Council of Graduate Schools and University Microfilms, 2010
  • Nominated for the Robert C. Anderson Dissertation Award, UGA, 2010
  • Graduate School Dean’s Award for Social Science Dissertation Research, 2008
  • Research analyst for the Campaign Finance Institute, Washington, D.C., 2008-09
  • Administrative assistant to a member of the German parliament (Deutscher Bundestag), Berlin, Germany, 2003
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at the University of Georgia, 2008
  • Travel grants, American Political Science Association
  • President of the KU Fulbright Association, 2002-03
  • Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars
  • Full scholarship for student exchange program between the University of Kansas and the University of Kiel, 2001-02
  • Fulbright grant from the German-American Fulbright Association, 2001-02
  • Memberships: American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association

 

 

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • “Integrating Aspects of Diversity Throughout the American Government Course: Why, How, and With What Effects,” with Jason Strickler ’17. Teaching & Learning Conference of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, February 2014.
  • “Lobbying and Government Contracts: Why Some Organizations Receive a Bigger Return on the Investment than Others,” with Aaron Dusso and John Schmidt. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2013.
  • “Self-Interest and Uncle Sam: The Effects of Legislators’ Wealth on Legislation,” with Aaron Dusso and Jeremy Johnson. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2012.
  • “So You Want to Start a Research Project? How to Help Beginning Researchers Via Guided Inquiry,” with Jeremy Johnson. Annual Teaching and Learning Conference of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., February 2012.
  • “Simulations and Role Play I: Track Summary.” PS: Political Science and Politics 44(3): 664-665. 2011. With Chris Ryan Emenaker, Christopher Schaefer, and Chris Stangl.
  • “A Presidential Simulation: A Student’s Guide to Understanding the American Presidency, with Christopher Schaefer. Presented at the Annual Teaching and Learning Conference of the American Political Science Association, Albuquerque, NM, February 2011.
  • “Partisanship, Race, and Social Capital: Explaining the Content of Anti-Patriot Act Resolutions,” with Aaron Dusso. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2011.
  • “Individual Donors in Connecticut’s Public Financing Program: A Look at the First Election under the New System.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 2009.
  • “Small and Large Donors Across the States: Data, Models, and Policy Options.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 2009.
  • “PAC Contributions in Non-Election Years: Do Committee Events Matter?” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 2008.
  • “The Timing of PAC Contributions: An Analysis of Legislative Activity.” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, NV, March 2007.
  • “On Motivation and Non-Majors: What Students Think Can Be Done to Encourage Learning.” (with Brian Levey) Annual Teaching and Learning Conference of the American Political Science Association, Charlotte, NC, February 2007.
  • “Policy, Media, and Public Agendas: What Influences the Timing of PAC Contributions?” Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January 2007.
  • “Resolutions against the Patriot Act: Analyzing Communities and Provisions.” Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2006.
  • “The Foundations of American Government: How to Introduce International Comparisons.” Annual Teaching and Learning Conference of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., February 2006.

 

 

 

Areas of Interest

  • American politics
  • Public policy
  • Interest groups and lobbying
  • Money and politics
  • Social policy
  • Agenda-setting and policy dynamics
  • The role of timing for political action and behavior