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Carol Weissert



LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar and Chair of Civic Education and Political Science

Office: Bellamy 542
Email Address: cweissert@fsu.edu

CV:Carol Weissert CV



Education:

Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

M.P.A. George Washington University

B.S. Mississippi University of Women

Areas of Interest:

Federalism, state politics, health policy

Selected Publications:

  • C. Weissert and David Jones. 2015. Devolution Paradox and the U.S. South. Regional and Federal Studies 25(3): 259-276.
  • C. Weissert. 2011. Beyond Marble Cakes and Picket Fences: What U.S. Federalism Scholars Can Learn from Comparative Work. Journal of Politics. 73(4): 965-979.
  • C. Weissert and W. Weissert. 2012. Governing Health: The Politics of Health Policy. 4th Ed. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press.
  • C. Weissert and Jaclyn Bunch. 2014. Federalism: Cooperation and Conflict among Local, State and Federal Healthcare Responsibilities. In the CQ Guide to U.S. Health and Health Care Policy. Washington D.C.: CQ Press.
  • C. Weissert. 2014. Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations. In Guide to State Politics and Policy. Richard Niemi and Joshua Dyck, eds. CQ Press.

Selected Presentations:

  • "Bargaining and Medicaid Waiver: A Case Study of Arkansas." WithRichard Nathan and Benjamin Pollak. 2016 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia.
  • "Heads I win, Tails You Lose: Intergovernmental Bargaining in the U.S. and Australia." 2016 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia.
  • "Newspaper Endorsements for Ballot Measure: Do They Make a Difference?" With Kevin Fahey and Matt Uttermark. 2016 Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Professional Experience:

  • Director, LeRoy Collins Institute, Florida State University 
  • 2006-2014 Editor, Publius: The Journal of Federalism
  • Editorial Boards: American Political Science Review, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Journal of Political Science Education, Publius: The Journal of Federalism

Courses Taught:

  • POS1041: American National Government
  • POS3122: American State Government
  • POS5127: State Government and Politics (graduate course)
  • PUP5007: Public Policy-Institutions and Processes (graduate course)

Awards and Honors:

  • 2016 Australian-American Fulbright-Flinders University Distinguished Chair in American Political Science
  • 2012 Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration
  • 2008 Recipient of the Donald Stone Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Intergovernmental Relations presented by the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management, of the American Society for Public Administration
  • 2003 Recipient of the Daniel J. Elazar Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations presented by the American Political Science Association Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations

Outreach and Service:

  • 2006 - Current time Director, LeRoy Collins Institute, Florida State University
  • 2015 - Provost Search Committee, Florida State University 

Professional Organizations:

  • 2013-2016: Chair, Organized Section Committee, American Political Science Association
  • 2013: Chair, Selection Committee, Journal of Politics Editor
  • 2010: President, Southern Political Science Association

Current Students:

  • Kevin Fahey
  • Scott Bell
  • Matt Uttermark