Vita

Lawrence W. Miller

Address:

Collin  College, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2800 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas 79074


Academic Training:

Eastern New Mexico University, B.S. with Honors in Political Science, 1967.

Eastern New Mexico University, M.A. in Political Science, 1968.

Texas Tech University, Ph.D. in Political Science, 1977.


Academic Appointments:

Eastern New Mexico University, Department of Political Science:

Graduate Assistant, 1967-1968.

Amarillo College, Department of Social Sciences:

Instructor, 1968-1972, 1973.

Texas Tech University, Department of Political Science:

Part-time Instructor, 1972-1973

Instructor, 1974-1976

UT-Pan American, Department of Political Science:

Assistant Professor, 1976-1983

Associate Professor, 1983 Tenure Granted, 1983


Austin College, School of Social Sciences:

Visiting Associate Professor, 1986-1987

University of North Texas, Department of Political Science:

Visiting Associate Professor, 1983-1986

The University of Texas at Dallas, Department of Government and Politics:

Visiting Associate Professor, 1984-2000

Collin College, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Professor, 1986-present

Associate Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, 1988-1989

Department Chair, 1986-1988, 1989-2000


Teaching and Research Fields:

American Government and Politics: recruitment and ambition, state

politics, legislative process and behavior, women's studies, local

government, public policy.

Public Law: judicial process, judicial behavior, constitutional law.

Methodology: introductory methods courses.

American History: constitutional history.

Professional Memberships:

American Political Science Association, 1967-present

Law, Courts and Judicial Process Section

Legislative Studies Section

Western Social Science Association, 1969-present

Southern Political Science Association, 1969-2000

Southwestern Social Science Association, 1973-present

Southwestern Political Science Association, 1973-present

Western Political Science Association, 1974-2000

Texas Community College Teacher's Association, 1986-present

Journal Publications:

Georgia Political Science Association Journal

Public Service

Communication Research

Public Opinion Quarterly

The Texas Journal of Political Studies

Administrative Science Quarterly

SPAE Newsletter

The Borderlands Journal

Social Science Journal

Social Science Quarterly

Book and Manuscript Publications:

The Feasibility of a Regional Juvenile Treatment Facility in South Texas. Edinburg,

Texas: Pan American University Press, 1979.

"Women in the Council Chambers," in Earl Maxwell, et al. Texas Politics Today, 3rd ed.

St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company, 1984: 369-370.

"Attitudes Towards Los Indocumentados: The Mexican-American Perspective,"

in The Mexican-American Experience: An Interdisciplinary Anthology,

Austin, Texas: The University of Texas Press, 1985.

Instructor's Manual to Accompany Pious American Government. Brookline,

MA: PS Associates, Inc., 1986.

Test File to Accompany Pious American Government. Brookline, MA:

PS Associates, Inc., 1986.

Instructor's Manual to Accompany Practicing Texas Politics, 7th ed.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989.

Microstudy Plus to Accompany Practicing Texas Politics, 7th ed.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989.

Instructor's Manual to Accompany Practicing Texas Politics: A Brief Survey,

3rd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1990.

Instructor's Manual to Accompany Practicing Texas Politics, 8th ed.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992.

Instructor's Manual to Accompany Practicing Texas Politics: A Brief Survey,

4th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993.

"The Texas Constitution," in Anthony Champagne and Edward Harpham, eds.

Texas Politics Reader. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1997.

"The Texas Constitution," in Anthony Champagne and Edward Harpham, eds.

Texas Politics Reader, 2nd ed.  New York:  W.W. Norton and Company, 1999.