TONY E. WOHLERS


Department of History and Government
Cameron University
Lawton, OK 73505
Tel: (580) 581-2496
Fax: (580) 581-2941
Email: awohlers@cameron.edu

EDUCATION
    Ph.D. Political Science, Northern Illinois University .2004.
    M.A. Political Science, University of Illinois at Springfield. 2000.
    B.A. Political Science, Sonoma State University .1998.
    B.A. Political Science, University of the Saarland, Germany. 1996.
    B.A. History, University of the Saarland, Germany. 1996.

SPECIALIZATION
    Public Policy, Urban Politics, Comparative Politics, and European Politics

TEACHING
    Assistant Professor, Department of History and Government, Cameron University, 2005-Present.

    Visiting Assistant Professor. Department of Political Science. Eastern Illinois University. 2004-2005.

    Adjunct Faculty. Department of Political Science, Dominican University. Spring 2004.

    Instructor. Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University. Fall 2002, 2003.

    Teaching Internship. Department of Political Science, Lincoln Land Community College. Spring 2000.

    Instructor: Department of Political Science, Sonoma State University .Spring 1998.


PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
    Presenter. Trends and Sophistication of E-Government at the Local Level in the United States and Germany. Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Massachusetts 15-17 November 2007.

    Discussant. Bush Administration Policies and the Welfare State. Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Massachusetts 15-17 November 2007.

    Mentor. 13th Annual University at Buffalo McNair Research Conference. Buffalo, New York 26-29 July 2007.

    Presenter. E-Government: Trends and Sophistication at the Local Level of Government. Conference on Politics and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications. Orlando, Florida 12-15 July 2007.

    Chair. Information and Government. The 5th International Conference on Politics and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications. Orlando, Florida 12-15 July 2007.

    Presenter. E-Democracy at the Local Level of Government. Midwest Political Science Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois 12-15 April 2007.

    Co-Presenter. Decentralization in Botswana and Zambia: A Comparative Analysis. (with Nicole J. Yi-Wohlers, ABD). Western Political Science Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada 8-10 March 2007.

    Discussant/Chair. Federal Administration and Policy. Western Political Science Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada 8-10 March 2007.

    Presenter. E-Democracy: Evidence from the Grass Roots. Oklahoma Research Day. Edmond, Oklahoma 1 December 2006.

    Presenter. Applying Western Models: Democracy and Interest Groups in Southeast Asia. Oklahoma Political Science Asscociation Annual Meeting. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 16-17 November 2006.

    Presenter. Policy Discourses and Risk Perceptions in the United States, Canada and the European Union. Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts 9-11 November 2006.

    Chair/Discussant. European Politics: Pressure for Change. Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts 9-11 November 2006.

    Presenter. Risk Perception and Public Policymaking in the United States and Germany. Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 16-18 March 2006.

    Chair/Discussant. Government Regulation and Management. Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 16-18 March 2006.

    Chair/Discussant. Explaining Policy Change. Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 16-18 March 2006.

    Presenter. Challenging the Growth Machine. Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, New York. 17-19 November 2005.

    Chair/Discussant. European Security. Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, New York. 17-19 November 2005.

    Chair. European Identity and Security. Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, New York. 17-19 November 2005.

    Chair/Discussant. Comparative Public Policy. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. 7 -10 April 2005.

    Presenter. A Comparative Study of Agenda-Setting. Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Oakland, California. 17 -19 March. 2005.

    Presenter. Streams in Local Government. Illinois Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. 6 November 2004.

    Presenter. Two Cities: A Study of Agenda-Setting. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. 15-18 Apri1 2004.

    Presenter. Consociationalism: The Western European Democracies in Comparison. Illinois Political Science Association Annual Meeting. DeKalb, Illinois. 11 November 2000.

    Co-Presenter. The Sustainability of Synthetic Policy Decision Groups. (with Lee Frost-Kumpf, Ph.D. and Kevin O'Neil, Ph.D.). International System Dynamics Conference. Bergen, Norway. 21-24 August 2000.

    Co-Presenter. Policy Dynamics: System Dynamics Models of Public Policy Responses for Managing Public Health and Environmental Risks. (with Lee Frost-Kumpf, Ph.D., Kevin O'Neill, Ph.D., Ellyn Bromberg, Ph.D., and Norm Sims, Ph.D.). International System Dynamics Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. 18-21 July 1999.

PUBLICATIONS
    Articles, Book Chapters, and Reports

      E-Government: Trends at the Grass Roots. Oklahoma Politics (November 2007): 79-97.

      E-Government: Trends and Sophistication at the Local Level of Government. Politics and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications. Proceedings of PISTA. Vol. II, pp.362-368. (ISBN: 978-1-934272-23-7).

      The Environmental Benefits of Well-Managed Farmland. (with Scott Brinkman, Ann Sorensen and Stephen McCarthy). Center for Agriculture in the Environment. (March 2005).

      2000 Teen REACH Final Report. (with Lee Frost-Kumpf). Illinois Department of Human Resources. (Summer 2000).

      Risk Management Education Evaluation Design Report. (with Lee Frost-Kumpf, Mel Bromberg and George Julnes. (Summer 2000).

    Book Reviews

      The Accession Story. The EU From 15 to 25 Countries by George Vassiliou (ed.). Choice. Forthcoming.

      The Rise of the Unelected. Democracy and the New Separation of Powers by Frank Vibert.

      Explaining Decisions in the European Union by Arne Niemann. Choice. Forthcoming.

      Democracy in Europe: The EU and National Polities by Vivian A. Schmidt. Choice. Forthcoming.

      Leadership and Negotiation in the European Union by Jonas Tallberg. Choice. June 2007

      Information Please: Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines by Mark Poster. Perspectives on Political Science. Forthcoming.

      Dictating Development: How Europe Shaped the Global Periphery by Jonathan Kriekhaus. Perspectives on Political Science. Summer 2006.

      Constructing the Path to Eastern Enlargement: The Uneven Policy Impact of EU Identity by Ulrich Sedelmeier. Choice.July 2006.

      Government Matters: Welfare Reform in Wisconsin by Lawrence M. Mead. Perspectives on Political Science. Winter 2005/2006.

      Doing Comparative Politics: An Introduction to Approaches and Issues by Timothy C. Lim. Perspectives on Political Science. Winter 2005/2006.

      The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modem Democracies by Thomas Poguntke and Paul Webb. Choice. December 2005.

      Planning World Cities: Globalization and Urban Politics by Peter Newman. Choice. September 2005.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
    Political Science Organizations

      Professional Ethics Committee. Western Political Science Association. 2006-Present.
    Workshops

      2007 Summer Grant Writing Institute. Workshop Sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma August 5-8.

      Methodological Innovation of the Intersection of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods. Shortcourse. American Political Science Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30 August 2006.

      Strategies for Field Research in Comparative and International Politics. Shortcourse. American Political Science Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30 August 2006.


SERVICE EXPERIENCE
    Departmental

      Advisor, Pi Sigma Alpha. Department of History and Government. Cameron University, 2006-Present.

      Advisor, Law and Politics Club. Department of History and Government, Cameron University, 2006-2007.

      Member, Search Committee. Department of History and Government, Cameron University, Spring 2006.

      Coordinator. Student Advising. Department of History and Government. Cameron University, 2005-Present

      Member, Recruitment Committee. Department of Political Science, Eastern Illinois University. 2004-2005.

    University

      Thesis Advisor, McNair Scholarship Program, Cameron University, Summer 2007.

      Presenter, Workshop on Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Spring 2007.

      Member, Academic Honesty Committee, Spring 2007

      Presenter, Workshop on Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Februeary 2, 2007.

      Member, Permanent Faculty Senate, 2006-Present

      Member, Long Range Committee, 2006-Present

      Representative, Faculty Senate, 2006-Present

      Discussant. Academic Festival VI: cum Good Health. (Topic: Public Health Care Policy). Cameron University. 12 Apri1 2006.

      Research Advisor, McNair Scholars Program, Cameron University, Spring-Summer 2006.

      Co-Advisor, International Student Club, Cameron University, 2005-Present.

      Chair/Discussant. What Do Middle Easterners, Asians and Europeans Think of Our Foreign Policy? Eastern Illinois University. 29 November 2004.


RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS
    American Farmland Trust: Center for Agriculture in the Environment. Research Assistant and Consultant. DeKalb, Illinois. Fall 2003-Fall 2004.

    Office for Research Evaluation and Policy Studies. Research Assistant. Northern Illinois University. Fall 2001-Fall 2003.


COURSES TAUGHT
    Political Science Research Methods
    American Government
    State and Local Government
    Formation of Public Policy
    Public Opinion
    Comparative Public Administration
    Introduction of Comparative Politics
    European Government and Politics
    Russia and its Neighbors
    Introduction to International Relations
    Techniques of United Nations Diplomacy

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
    American Political Science Association
    Midwest Political Science Association
    Western Political Science Association
    Illinois Political Science Association

EXTRA CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
    Editor, Online Journal "Intemational-Affairs.com." Fall 1999-Fall 2000.

    Director, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Western Collegiate Model United Nations Session. Los Angeles, April 1999.

    Delegate, Western Collegiate Model United Nations Session. Los Angeles, April 1997.


ACADEMIC AWARDS
    PISTA, Sessionís Best Paper Award: E-Government: Trends and Sophistication at the Local Level, 2007 Whitney M. Young Fellowship: Excellence in Political Science, 2000.
    John Dewey Experiential Learning Award: Excellence in Teaching, 2000.
    Honors in Political Science, 2000.
    Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, 2000.
    Member of Pi Sigma Alpha
    Tuition Waiver: Academic Excellence, 1997.

RESEARCH APPLICATIONS
    SPSS -SAS -LISREL -AMOS -GIS --Ithink Analyst.

LANGUAGES
    German
    French (Proficient)

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