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Department of Political Science and International Studies

Dr. James S. Fleming

Adjunct Professor

226 Albert W. Brown Building
(585) 271-2507

Email: jfleming@brockport.edu

Education:
Ph.D. Political Science, University of Arizona, 1971
M.A. Political Science, University of Arizona, 1968
B.A. Political Science, Wake Forest College, 1965

Employment:
Adjunct Professor of Political Science, The College at Brockport, State University of New York, 2008-Present
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2007-Present
Professor of Political Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1987-2007
Associate Professor of Political Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1982-1987
Associate Professor of Political Science, Eisenhower College, 1976-1982
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Eisenhower College, 1970-1976
Instructor of Political Science, University of Arizona, 1969-1970

Publications:
Window on Congress: A Congressional Biography of Barber B. Conable Jr. Foreword by Richard F. Fenno Jr., Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2004.
"Oscar W. Underwood: The First Modern House Leader," Masters of the House: Congressional Leaders Over Two Centuries, eds. Roger H. Davidson, Susan Webb Hammond, and Raymond W. Smock. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1998, pp. 91-118.
"The House Member as Teacher: An Analysis of the Newsletters of Barber B. Conable Jr.," Congress and the Presidency, 20 (Spring 1993): 53-74.
"Re-establishing Leadership in the House of Representatives: The Case of Oscar W. Underwood," Mid-America: An Historical Review, 54 (October 1972): 234-250.
Reprinted in The United States Congress in a Nation Transformed, 1896-1963, Vol. 1,
ed. Joel H. Silbey. Brooklyn, NY: Carlson Publishing Inc., 1991, pp. 235-252.
Frank Horton: Twenty-five Years in the United States Congress, 1962-1987. Monograph prepared for the testimonial dinner in honor of Congressman Frank Horton's twenty-fifth anniversary in the United States Congress, Rochester Riverside Convention Center, December 11, 1987. Rochester, NY: Rochester Institute of Technology, 1987.
"The Eisenhower College Silver Dollar Legislation: A Case of Politics and Higher Education," The Journal of Higher Education, 57 (December 1986): 569-605.
"Democratic Socialization in India and Four Western Democracies: A Comparative Study," Indian Journal of Political Science, 41 (March 1980): 15-32. (Co-author with Murli M. Sinha and Birkeshwar P. Singh.)
"Trends and Cycles in the Legislative Productivity of the United States Congress, 1789-1976, Quality and Quantity: European-American Journal of Methodology, 12 (March 1978): 19-44. (Co-author with David L. Farnsworth and Donald L. Eilenstine.)
"Quantitative Dimensions of Congressional Performance in the Twentieth Century, Quality and Quantity: European-American Journal of Methodology, 9 (September 1975): 165-175. (Co-author with David L. Farnsworth.)
"Parties and Parliament in South Australia, Australian Politics: A Second Reader, ed. Henry Mayer. Melbourne: F.W. Chesire, 1969, pp. 534-544.
“Fellow in the Outback, The Rotarian: An International Magazine, November, 1968,
pp. 46-48.

Awards and Grants Received:
Received the Andrew Eiseman Writers Award from the University of Rochester Library in 2006 for the publication of Window on Congress: A Congressional Biography of Barber B. Conable Jr. (University of Rochester Press, 2004). This book was selected by the University of Rochester Library as the “best non-fiction book” published in the greater Rochester area in 2004.
Paul and Francena Miller Faculty Fellowship in the College of Liberal Arts to complete the congressional biography of Barber B. Conable Jr., Rochester Institute of Technology, 2000-2001.
Commissioned by the Everett McKinley Dirksen Congressional Research Center to write a paper on the former House Majority Leader Oscar W. Underwood (1911-1915). The paper was delivered at a national conference, entitled "Leaders of the House Over Two Centuries," sponsored by the Dirksen Center and the Gerald R. Ford Foundation at the Library of Congress on May 23, 1995.
Grant from the Corning Foundation for research on the congressional biography of Barber B. Conable Jr., 1994.
Grant from the Everett McKinley Dirksen Congressional Leadership Center for research on the congressional career of Barber B. Conable Jr., 1989.
Member, American Political Science Association's Gladys M. Kammer Award Committee (along with Alan Stone of the University of Houston and Jeanne Meadows of Spelman College) to select "the best political science publication in 1990 in the field of U.S. national policy. Appointed by Theodore J. Lowi of Cornell University, President of the American Political Science Association in 1990-1991. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. in September 1991 to James Morone of Brown University for his book on The Democratic Wish.
Administrative Assistant to Theodore J. Lowi, Caroline Werner Gannett Professor in the Humanities, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology. Assisted Professor Lowi in organizing a 15-part lecture series on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, 1986-1987.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar. Continuity and Change in Southern Culture. Directed by John Shelton Reed, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Summer 1983.
Recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award. Given by the Robert Earl McConnell Foundation for excellence in teaching and scholarship. Eisenhower College, 1982.
Travel Grant to attend the International Political Science Association at Moscow State University in Moscow, Russia, August 1979.
Intergovernmental Personnel Fellowship, Program Analyst, Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, D.C., 1978-1979.
Participant in the National Science Foundation's Chautaugua Program on the Congressional Budgetary Process. Directed by Allen Shick, Syracuse University, 1976-1977.
Participant in the National Science Foundation's Chautaugua Program on Political Socialization. Directed by Jack Dennis, Syracuse University, 1974-1975.
National Defense Education Fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in political science.  University of Arizona, 1965-1966 and 1968-1969.
Rotary Foundation Ambassador Scholar, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 1967.
Wake Forest College Scholarship, 1961-1965.

 


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