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Lisa Hager


Dept. of History, Political Science, Philosophy, & Religion
South Dakota State University
West Hall 216
Brookings, SD 57007

Dept. Phone: (605) 688-4311
Email: lisa.hager@sdstate.edu
SDSU Website: sdstate.edu/directory/lisa-hager 
Academic Website: lisanhager.wordpress.com

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
      • Chair: Dr. Christopher P. Banks
      • Committee Members: Dr. Michael J. Ensley, Dr. Daniel P. Hawes, and Dr. Elizabeth Smith-Pryor (Outside Member, Department of History, Kent State University)
  • M.A., Political Science, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (2013)
  • B.A., Political Science, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa (2009)

Additional Training

  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Advanced Legislative Process Institute for APSA Fellows (November 2015)
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Overview of the Federal Budget Process (November 2015)

Academic Appointments

  • South Dakota State University
    • Assistant Professor of Political Science (August 2016-present)
  • Kent State University
    • Teaching Fellow (August 2014-May 2015)
    • Teaching Assistant (January 2012-May 2014)
    • Research Assistant (January 2011-May 2014)

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

Publications

Book Contracts

  • No Longer a Man’s World: Women Executives Across the Globe (with Evren Celik Wiltse) Lynne Rienner Publishers

Manuscripts Under Review

  • “Selling Iran: Prospect Theory and the Campaign to Frame the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (with Landon E. Hancock, Oindrila Roy, and Michael J. Ensley)
  • “New Federalism and the Culture Wars: Gods, Guns, and LGBTQ Rights (with John C. Blakeman and Christopher P. Banks)

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”
  • “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 Robert Courts” (with Christopher P. Banks)
  • “The Cost of Indigence Under Legal Recovery and Public Defender Systems” (with Christopher P. Banks)

Grants, Honors, and Awards

  • Professional Associations
    • Dissemination
      • Southern Political Science Association’s Artinian Travel Award (2018)
      • American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting Travel Grant (2015)
    • Research
      • 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
    • Teaching
      • 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)
    • Dissemination
      • Scholarly Excellence Dissemination Grant
        • Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (2018)
        • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (2016)
  • Kent State University
    • Dissemination
      • Graduate Student Senate Domestic Travel Award
        • Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (2014, 2015)
        • Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (2013, 2014) [Awarded but not accepted in 2013; could not attend due to weather related flight cancellation]

Research Interests

  • Judicial and Congressional Politics and Behavior
  • American Political Institutions
  • Federalism
  • Women and Politics
  • Election Law

Conference Presentations

  • “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). [Forthcoming]
  • “Judicial Guardians: Court-Curbing, the Supreme Court, and Judicial Review,” (with Alicia Uribe-McGuire) Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 5-8, 2018; Chicago, Illinois). [PDF]
  • “No Longer a Man’s World: How Women Become Executives Across the Globe,” (with Evren Celik Wiltse) Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 5-8, 2018; Chicago, Illinois). [PDF]
  • “How Women Become Executives Around the World: The Path of Activists,” (with Evren Celik Wiltse) Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (April 4-7, 2018; San Francisco, California). [Non-Presenting Author] [PDF]
  • “Why Not the U.S.?: How Women Become Executives Around the World,” (with Evren Celik Wiltse) Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (January 4-6, 2018; New Orleans, Louisiana). [PDF]
  • “Judicial Guardians: Court Curbing Bills and Supreme Court Judicial Review,” (with Alicia Uribe-McGuire) Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (January 4-6, 2018; New Orleans, Louisiana) [PDF]
    • Previous versions presented at:
      • the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 6-9, 2017; Chicago, Illinois). [Non-Presenting Author] [PDF]
  • “Avoiding Overrides: Judicial Review Following Congressional Court-Curbing,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 1-4, 2016; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). [PDF]
  • “Selling Iran: Prospect Theory and the Campaign to Frame the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” (with Landon E. Hancock, Oindrila Roy, and Michael J. Ensley) Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (March 16-19, 2016; Atlanta, Georgia). [Non-Presenting Author] [PDF]
  • “The Motivating and Constraining Factors of Congressional Court-Curbing Bill Sponsorship,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 3-6, 2015; San Francisco, California). [PDF]
  • “Civil Legal Aid as a Basic Human Right,” (with Christopher P. Banks and Elsa Barletta Gonzalez) Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 3-6, 2015; San Francisco, California). [PDF]
  • “The Strategic Use of Clear Statement Rules by the U.S. Supreme Court in Federalism Cases,” (with Christopher P. Banks) Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (August 28-31, 2014; Washington, D.C.). [PDF]
  • “Congressional Court Curbing and Legislative Gridlock: Constraining or Maintaining Judicial Independence?” Kent State University’s Graduate Research Symposium (April 11, 2014; Kent, Ohio).
    • Previous versions presented at:
      • the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 3-6, 2014; Chicago, Illinois).
      • the Annual Meeting of the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists (September 27-28, 2013; Kent, Ohio).
      • the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (August 29-September 1, 2013; Chicago, Illinois). [Poster Presentation]
  • “Where do the Gender Differences in Legislative Effectiveness Begin? An Examination of Committee Request Success and Legislative Effort in the 93rd – 103rd Congresses,” Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 3-6, 2014; Chicago, Illinois).
    • Previous versions presented at:
      • Kent State University’s Graduate Research Symposium (April 19, 2013; Kent, Ohio).
  • “Committee Requests, Assignments, and Legislative Effort: Evidence from the 93rd-103rd Congresses,” Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 11-14, 2013; Chicago, Illinois). [Paper prepared but could not attend due to weather related flight cancellation]
  • “The Predisposing, Motivating, and Constraining Factors of Early Voting: Assessing the Impact of Campaign Strategies and Voting Laws,” The Presidential Election of 2012 Conference at Hiram College (November 16-17, 2012; Hiram, Ohio).
  • “Committee Requests, Assignments, and the Female Representative: Evidence from the 80th-103rd Congresses,” Annual Meeting of the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists (October 12-13, 2012; Ada, Ohio).

Professional Conference Participation

  • Roundtables
    • Chair and Panelist
      • “Public Engagement: Advocacy and Lobbying,” (with Walter G. Cook, Josh Franco, and Maureen Stobb) Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 5-8, 2018; Chicago, Illinois).
    • Panelist
      • “Graduate School: Preparing for the Job Market — CV to Teaching Statements,” (with Jacqueline Sievert Hardt, Virginia H. Gray, Michael Makara, and Deborah J. Natoli) Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (April 5-8, 2018; Chicago, Illinois).
      • “The 114th Congress: Observations from the 2015-2016 APSA Congressional Fellows,” (with Brian Alexander, Nicholas Howard, Tyson D. King-Meadows, Mark E. Owens, Nathan A. Paxton, and Thomas Ringenberg) Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 1-4, 2016; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
  • Chair
    • “Domestic and International Solutions to Environmental Sustainability,” International Conference on Global Human Rights (October 4-6, 2018; Brookings, South Dakota). [Forthcoming]
    • “Constituent Perceptions and Representation” Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (January 4-6, 2018; New Orleans, Louisiana).
    • “Federal Judicial Hierarchy: A View from the Bottom,” Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (January 4-6, 2018; New Orleans, Louisiana).
    • “Representing Women, Representing Women’s Interests,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 1-4, 2016; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
    • “American Politics: Panel C,” Annual Meeting of the Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists (September 27-28, 2013; Kent, Ohio).
  • Discussant
    • “Federal Judicial Hierarchy: A View from the Bottom,” Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association (January 4-6, 2018; New Orleans, Louisiana).
    • “Representing Women, Representing Women’s Interests,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 1-4, 2016; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
    • “I Fought the Law: The Influence of Law in Judicial Decision Making.” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (September 3-6, 2015; San Francisco, California).

Workshop Applications

  • APSA Women’s Research Mentoring Workshop (October 12-13, 2018; Washington, D.C.)

Additional Research Experience

  • Research Assistant
    • Kent State University
      • Dr. Christopher P. Banks (August 2013-May 2014)
      • Dr. Daniel P. Hawes (August 2011-December 2012)
      • Dr. Renée J. Johnson (August 2011-December 2011)
      • Ohio Employee Ownership Center (January 2011-May 2011)

Teaching Interests

  • American Political Institutions (Congress, the Supreme Court, and 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

Teaching Experience

  • Courses Taught
    • South Dakota State University
      • Civil Rights and Liberties (Fall 2016; Fall 2018)
      • The American Presidency (Fall 2018)
      • Courts & Judicial Politics (Spring 2018)
      • Politics of Inequality (Spring 2018)
      • American Government (Fall 2016; Spring 2017; Fall 2017) [Online]
      • Constitutional Law (Fall 2017)
      • Honors College Independent Study: Individualism in the U.S. Senate (Fall 2017)
      • The President and the Congress (Spring 2017)
      • Independent Study: Women Executives Around the World (Spring 2017) [with Evren Celik Wiltse]
    • Kent State University
      • Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (Spring 2015)
      • Courts (Fall 2014)
  • Guest Lectures
    • South Dakota State University
      • “The Institutional Presidency & the Iran Nuclear Deal” Current World Problems [Honors] (November 17, 2016)
    • Kent State University
      • “The Supreme Court as Policymakers: Implementing Rulings and Achieving Compliance” Courts (April 28, 2014)
      • “Affirmative Action: Grutter v. Bollinger” Constitutional Law: Civil Rights & Liberties (April 14, 2014)
      • “Research Design” Political Methods (February 13, 2014)
      • “The Judiciary” American Politics (October 7, 2013)
      • “Interest Groups” American Politics (April 16 & 17, 2012)
  • Teaching Assistant
    • Kent State University
      • Dr. Christopher P. Banks (Spring 2014)
        • Courts
        • Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties
      • Dr. Daniel P. Hawes (Fall 2012)
        • Public Policy Methods I [Graduate]
      • Dr. Ryan L. Claassen
        • American Politics (Spring 2012)
        • Public Policy Methods II [Graduate] (Spring 2013)

Advising

  • South Dakota State University
    • LeadState (Fall 2018-present)
    • 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
  • Kent State University
    • Mentor for the Columbus Program in Intergovernmental Issues (Fall 2015)
      • Anthony Ours, Representative Michael Stinziano (District 18-Columbus)

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Political Science Association (2012-present)
    • Law and Courts
    • Legislative Studies
    • Women and Politics Research
  • Midwest Political Science Association (2012-present)
  • Southern Political Science Association (2017-present)
  • Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists (2012-2016)

Media Appearances

Public Appearances

  • Introduction of Senator Larry Pressler for the Harding Distinguished Lecture Series (September 19, 2017)

Invited Presentations

  • Professional Organizations
    • “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
    • Pre-Law Society
      • “Crash Course on Cover Letter, Resumes, and Personal Statements” (April 18, 2018)
      • “LSAT Overview and Logic Games” (with Greg Peterson) (February 7, 2018)
      • “Applying to Law School” (November 29, 2017)
    • Women’s and Gender Studies Speaker Series
      • “No Longer a Man’s World: Women Executives Across the Globe” (with Evren Celik Wiltse) (March 15, 2018)
      • “The Gendered Dynamics of Congressional Policymaking: Committees, Legislative Effectiveness, and STEM Education” (March 21, 2017)

Invited Panel Discussion Participation

  • American Political Science Association
    • “Alumni Panel Discussion” Beyond the Fellowship Year: Leveraging the CFP Experience for Next Steps in Your Career (August 10, 2018) [Forthcoming]
  • South Dakota State University
    • “New Faculty Q&A” (with Cynde Perry and Greg Heiberger) Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning’s Faculty Focus Program (April 13, 2018).

Professional Service

  • Manuscript Reviewer
    • Academic Journals
      • American Politics Research
      • Law & Society Review
      • Publius: The Journal of Federalism
    • Undergraduate Journals
      • Aletheia–The Alpha Chi Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Textbook Reviewer
    • Pearson
    • SAGE Publishing

University Service

  • South Dakota State University
    • International Conference on Global Human Rights Planning Committee (Spring 2018-present)
    • Ethics Lab Advisory Committee (Spring 2018-present)
    • College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Council (Fall 2017-present)
    • Women’s and Gender Studies Advisory Committee (Fall 2016-present)

Departmental Service

  • South Dakota State University
    • Political Science Assistant Professor Search Committee (Fall 2018)
      • Diversity Advocate
    • Marketing, Newsletter, & Website Committee (August 2017-present)
    • History, Political Science, & Philosophy Adjunct Search Committee (Spring 2018)
      • Diversity Advocate
    • J.P. Hendrickson Scholarship Selection Committee (September 2016; September 2017)
  • Kent State University
    • Graduate Student Representative on the Student Academic Complaint Committee (June 2015)
    • Graduate Student Representative at Faculty Meetings (August 2014-May 2015)
    • Graduate Student Representative on the Faculty Advisory Committee (August 2014-May 2015)
    • Political Science Graduate Student Association
      • President (August 2013-May 2014)
      • Vice President (August 2012-May 2013)
      • Treasurer (August 2011-May 2012)

Community Service

  • Brookings, South Dakota
    • Beyond Connections Planning Committee (September 2017-present)
    • Connect 2140 Planning Committee (July 2017-present)
      • Special Events Subcommittee (July 2017-May 2018)
    • Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce Business Resource Committee Membership Focus Group (May 2018)

Professional Development Workshop Participation

  • South Dakota State University
    • Assessment
      • Student Engagement: Results from the NSSE and FSSE Surveys (November 2, 2016)
      • IDEA Faculty Training (October 13, 2016)
      • Course Assessment Design (October 4, 2016)
      • Assessment 101 (September 14, 2016)
    • Research
      • Inquiry-Based, Cross Disciplinary Research (October 5, 2016)
    • Teaching
      • Diving Deeper into Discussions: Best Practices for Effective Classroom Discussion (March 14, 2017)
      • Diving Deeper into Discussions: Visual Thinking Strategies (February 15, 2017)
      • The Science Behind Mindfulness as an Intervention in the Classroom (October 26, 2016)
      • Online Tutoring (October 4, 2016)
    • Advising
      • Student Organization Summit (S.O.S.) (September 8, 2017)

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