Jonathan P. Day                                      download pdf          
313 Paddock Circle, Iowa City, IA 52240
309-298-1354 / www.jonathanday.org / jp-day@wiu.com
Education
Ph.D.  Political Science, University of Iowa, 2010
M.A.  Political Science, University of Iowa, 2006
B.S.  Government / Philosophy, Liberty University, 2005
 
 

Publications

2011   American Politics Textbook:  The Concise Version.  BVT Publishing, Inc. Co-editor and Co-author (Forthcoming in Fall)
 
2011    “Determinants of Informal Organizational Discretionary Constraints in a Four Agency Sample” in Critical Issues in American Criminal Justice (with Casey LaFrance and Olena Prokopenko)
     
2008   “Presidential Election 2008” in the Encyclopedia of U.S. Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior. Sage Publications, Inc.
     
2008   “Presidential Debates” in the Encyclopedia of U.S.  Campaigns, Elections, and Electoral Behavior. Sage Publications, Inc.
     
     
Working Manuscripts

Book Proposal - “The Strategy of Presidential Campaigns” - Under Review

 “The Impact of Legislative Term Limits on State Debt” - Under Review

 “The Role of Experience in Prioritizing Adherence to SOPs in Police Agencies” - Under Review

 Growing Apart:  Rank-Based Divergence in the Prioritization of Standard Operating Procedures” - Under Review

 “Training Law Enforcement Officers to Use Discretion with Scenarios and the Target Model”

 “The President’s Congressional District Approval Ratings:  An Estimation and Its Applications”

 Conservative Shift, Tea Party Movement, or Health Care Backlash:  What happened in the 2010 Midterm Elections?

 “Daily Effects on Presidential Candidate Choice”

 “The Influence of Ideology on Supreme Court Confirmation Votes”

 
 

Teaching Experience

2010-present
  Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Illinois University
    POLS 122 - Introduction to American Government and Politics
    POLS 318 - The Presidency
    POLS 328 - Politics and the Media
    POLS 563 - Graduate Seminar in American Politics
     
2010
  Teaching Assistant – European Integration, University of Iowa
2009
  Teaching Assistant – The American Presidency, University of Iowa
2006 - 2008
  Teaching Assistant – Introduction to American Politics, University of Iowa
Spring 2007
  Teaching Assistant – Problems in Developing Areas, University of Iowa
     
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Advising
2011  

College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity Grant (Advised 12 students who were awarded this grant)

2011  

Illinois State University Conference for Students of Political Science –Normal, IL. (Advised 13 undergraduate students and 1 graduate student)

2011  

Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Day – Western Illinois University (Advised 28 students)

2011  

Graduate Committee for Olena Prokopenko (2 paper option)

2011   Independent Study – “Politics and the Media”
     
     
     
Professional Service
     
2011   Associate Director - WIU Mock Presidential Election
2010   Member of an Election Panel:  "A Week after the Wave:  Revisiting the 2010 Mid-Term Elections" hosted by Western Illinois University
2010 - present
  Chair, Department Website Design and Maintenance Committee
2010 - present
  Faculty Research and Scholarship Committee (College)
2010 - present
  Scholarship Committee (Department)
2010 - present
  Academic Integrity Committee (Department)
2010 - present
  UPI Representative (Department)
2010 -present
  UPI Cares Planning Committee (University)
2009
  Reviewer for Political Research Quarterly
2008
  Co-Chair of Committee to Reform the Comprehensive Exam Process
University of Iowa
     
Professional Experience
2011   Website Supervisor of Design - WIU Mock Presidential Election
2011   Website Designer - Political Science Department
2011   Editorial Reviewer - W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
2011   Book Proposal Reviewer - Pearson, plc.
2010   Item Writer for Reading – ACT, Inc.
2009   Item Writer for Social Science Reading – ACT, Inc.
2008   Item Writer for U.S. Government – ACT, Inc.
2008   Scorer for U.S. Government / History – ACT, Inc.
Conference Presentations
2011   Midwest Political Science Association - Chicago, IL.
"The Strategy of Presidential Campaigns"
2011   Midwest Political Science Association - Chicago, IL.
"The Impact of Legislative Term Limits on State Spending and Debt"
2010   American Political Science Association – Washington D.C.
   “The Strategy and Effects of Presidential Campaigns”
2010   Midwest Political Science Association – Chicago, IL.
   “Daily Effects on Presidential Candidate Choice”
2010   Illinois State University Political Science Conference – Normal, IL.
   “Daily Effects on Presidential Candidate Choice”
2008   American Political Science Association – Boston, Mass.
   “Congressional Constraint on Conflict: Ideology, Context, and the Decision to Engage in War”
2008   Midwest Political Science Association – Chicago, IL
   “U.S. State Legislative Term Limits: Spending and Budget Deficit Effects”
2007   Midwest Political Science Association – Chicago, IL.
   “The Conditional Nature of Ideology’s Influence on Supreme Court Confirmation Votes”
     
Awards and Grants
2011   Provost Faculty Travel Award - $697
2011   Faculty Summer Stipend Award (Western Illinois University), $3,000
2010   Graduate College Summer Fellowship (University of Iowa), $3,000
     
     
Professional References

Douglas Dion, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
341 Schaeffer Hall
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
319-335-2538

Cary R. Covington, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
341 Schaeffer Hall
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
319-335-2339
   
Michael Lewis-Beck, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
341 Schaeffer Hall
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
319-335-2350

Tom Rice, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
341 Schaeffer Hall
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
319-335-2249