Shane A. GleasonAssistant Professor
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Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2014
Shane A. Gleason joined the Department of Political Science at Idaho State University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2014. Before that, he received his PhD in 2014 from Southern Illinois University with specializations in public law and methodology. Before that, he earned bachelors' degrees in political science and history from Cleveland State University in 2007.
Dr. Gleason's primary research interests are centered on the role of the U.S. states in both federal and state courts. Throughout this research, he emphasizes the importance of institutional design in shaping the actions of political actors. This work finds that institutional factors influence the behavior of both government attorneys and judges and impacts outcomes on topics as diverse as the rights afforded to the criminally accused and the provision of health care.
Additionally, Dr. Gleason is interested in methodology, particularly social network analysis and quantitative textual analysis. His focus on methodology allows for varied collaborations with other scholars on topics as wide ranging as the diffusion of education policy across state supreme courts and candidate entry in gubernatorial elections.
Dr. Gleason's teaching interests include Introduction to American Government, the constitutional law sequence, research methods, and courses on the role of law in society.
- Constitutional Law (Separation of Powers)
- Constitutional Law (Civil liberties)
- Law and Society
- Introduction to US Government
- Research Methods
1. Is There Really Any Change? Exploring the Causal Relationship Between Descriptive Representation and Black Empowerment. (with Christopher T. Stout) The Journal of Black Studies (forthcoming).
2. Incumbent Vulnerability and Entry into Gubernatorial Elections: The Case of Former Governors. (with John. A. Hamman and Charles DiSteffano). The Social Science Journal 51(2): 212-218.
3. Patterns of Policy Making Across State Supreme Courts (with Scott A. Comparato and Scott D. McClurg). In Kevin T. McGuire (Ed.), New Directions in Judicial Politics. New York: Routledge (2012).