The Catholic University of America

John Kenneth White

Department of Politics

Catholic University of America

Washington, D.C.  20064

 

Telephone:  Office (202) 319-6136

Home:   (301) 977-1340

Fax: (301) 990-1454

E-mail: White@CUA.edu or JKWhite@erols.com

 

 

Education:

 

Ph.D. 1980  The University of Connecticut (With Highest Distinction)

            Areas of Concentration:

            The American Presidency

            American Political Parties

            Voting Behavior (Public Opinion)

            State Politics

               

M.A. 1976  The University of Connecticut (With Highest Distinction)

            B.A. 1975  The University of Rhode Island (With Highest Distinction)

 

 

Experience:

 

November 1994 to present.

Professor of Politics (with tenure)

The Catholic University of America

Washington, D.C.

 

September 2004 to May 2005.

Director, Life Cycle Institute

The Catholic University of America

Washington, D.C.

 

April 1989 to May 1994.

Associate Professor of Politics (with tenure)

The Catholic University of America

Washington, D.C.

 

            September 1988 to April 1989.

Associate Professor of Politics

The Catholic University of America

Washington, D.C.

 

September 1986 to August 1988.

Associate Professor of Political Science (with tenure)

State University College of Arts and Science

Potsdam, New York

 

September 1981-August 1986.

Assistant Professor of Political Science

State University College of Arts and Science

Potsdam, New York

 

September 1980-May 1981.                                       

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science

State University College of Arts and Science

Potsdam, New York

 

June 1980-September 1980.

Governor's Office of Policy and Management, Energy Division

Hartford, Connecticut

 

September 1979-May 1980

Graduate Research Assistant, Institute for Social Inquiry

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut

 

January 1977-May 1978.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science

University of Connecticut

Storrs, Connecticut

 

 

Publications:  Books    

 

Barack Obama’s America: How New Conceptions of Race, Family, and Religion Ended the Reagan Era.  Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press, 2009.

 

Winning the White House, 2008.  Co-edited with Kevin J. McMahon, David M. Rankin, and Donald W. Beachler.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

 

Winning the White House, 2004.  Co-edited with Kevin J. McMahon, David M. Rankin, and Donald W. Beachler.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

 

The Making of the Candidates, 2003.  Utica, New York: Zogby International, 2003.

 

New Party Politics: From Hamilton and Jefferson to the Information Age (co-written with Daniel M. Shea).  Belmont, California:  Wadsworth/Thomson Leaning, 2004.

 

The Values Divide: American Politics and Culture in Transition.  Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2003.

 

Contemporary Readings in American Government (co-edited with Mark Rozell).  New York: Prentice-Hall, 2001.

 

The Politics of Ideas (co-edited with John C. Green).  Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001.

 

New Party Politics: From Hamilton and Jefferson to the Information Age (co-written with Daniel M. Shea).  New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

 

Political Parties and the Collapse of the Old Orders (co-edited with Philip Davies).  Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1999.

 

Still Seeing Red: How the Cold War Shapes the New American Politics.  Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1998 expanded paperback edition.

 

The New Politics of Old Values (third edition).  Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, 1998.

 

Still Seeing Red:  How the Cold War Shapes the New American Politics.  Boulder, Colorado:  Westview Press, 1997.

 

The Politics of Ideas: Intellectual Challenges to the Parties After 1992 (co-edited with John C. Green).  Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1996.

 

The New Politics of Old Values.  Hanover, New Hampshire:  University Press of New England, 1990 (second edition).


The New Politics of Old Values.  Hanover, New Hampshire:  University Press of New England, 1988.

 

Challenges to Party Government (co-edited with Jerome M. Mileur).  Carbondale, Illinois:  Southern Illinois University Press, 1992.

 

Governing New York State (co-edited with Jeffrey M. Stonecash and Peter W. Colby). Albany, New York:  State University of New York Press, 1994.


New York State Today:  Government, Politics and_Public Policy, (co-edited with Peter W. Colby), Albany, New York:  State University of New York Press, 1989.

 

The Fractured Electorate:  Political Parties and Social Change in Southern New England, Hanover, New Hampshire:  University Press of New England, 1983.

 

 

Publications:  Book Chapters, Articles, and Monographs:


“A Public Death: The Failure of the Bush Presidency and the Future of American Politics.”  Co-authored with John J. Zogby.  In Steven E. Schier, ed., Ambition and Division: Legacies of the George W. Bush Presidency.  Pittsburgh:  University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009.

 

“Political Reform, Revolution, or Business as Usual.”  In William J. Crotty, ed. Winning the Presidency, 2008.  Boulder, Colorado: Paradigm Publishers, 2009.

 

“A Campaign to Remember.”  In Kevin J. McMahon, David M. Rankin, and Donald W. Beachler, eds., Winning the White House, 2008.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

 

“The Foreign Policy Election that Wasn’t.”  In Kevin J. McMahon, David M. Rankin, and Donald W. Beachler, eds., Winning the White House, 2008.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

 

“Catholics in Congress: Abortion and the Emergence of the Culture Wars.”  Co-authored with William D’Antonio and Steven Tuch.  In Michael A. Genovese, Kristin, Heyer and Mark J. Rozell, eds., Catholics and Politics: The Dynamic Tension between Faith and Power.  Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2008.

 

“Faces of the Future.”  In John C. Green and Daniel M. Shea, eds., Fountain of Youth: Strategies for Mobilizing America’s Young Voters.  Lanham, Maryland:  Rowman and Littlefield, 2007.

 

“Catholics and the Politics of Change: The Presidential Campaigns of Two JFKs.”  Co-authored with William V. D’Antonio.  In Mark J. Rozell and Gleaves Whitney, eds. Religion and the Bush Presidency.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

 

“The Death of a Presidency.”  The Forum.  Volume 3, Issue 4, January 2006.

 

“A Presidency on Life Support.”  The Polling Report.  Volume 21, No. 19, October 10, 2005.

 

“Solving the Democratic Party’s Values Dilemma.”  In Matthew J. Kerbel, ed., Get This Party Started: How Progressives Can Fight Back and Win.  Rowman and Littlefield, 2006.

 

“The Lost Center.” (Co-authored with John J. Zogby).  The Polling Report, Volume 21, No. 13, July 11, 2005.

 

“Echoes of 1800?  The 2004 Bush-Kerry Race and the Return of Partisan Politics.”  In Public Opinion Pros (on line publication), January, 2005.

 

“The Armageddon Election.”  In William J. Crotty, ed.  A Defining Election.  New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.

 

“Two Stable and Partisan Coalitions.”  The Polling Report.  Volume 20, Number 23, December 13, 2004.

 

“1980 Redux?  Not Quite.”  (co-authored with John J. Zogby.)  The Polling Report, Volume 20, Number 10, 24 May 2004.

 

“The Armageddon Election.”  (co-authored with John J. Zogby.)  The Hill, April 27, 2004.

 

“The Likeable Partisan.”  (co-authored with John J. Zogby.)  In Steven Schier, ed.  High Risk and Big Ambition: The Presidency of George W. Bush.  Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004.

 

“‘Responsible’ Parties and the Nationalization of Politics: Challenging a Constitution Against Parties.” (co-authored with Jerome M. Mileur).  In John C. Green and Paul S. Herrnson, eds., Responsible Partisanship?  The Evolution of American Political Parties Since 1950.  Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2003.

 

“Dean Takes Command.”  The Polling Report.  Volume 19, Number 7, September 8, 2003.

 

“Terrorism and the Remaking of American Politics.”  In William Crotty, ed., The Politics of Terror.  Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2003.

 

“The Democrats’ Goldwater Moment.”  Vox Pop.  Summer 2003.

 

“The Fifty-Something President” (co-authored with John J. Zogby).  The Forum.  May 2003.  Online publication.  See http://www.bepress.com/forum

 

“Gephardt, Kerry, and the Democrats’ Class Divide” (co-authored with John J. Zogby).  The Polling Report, May 26, 2003.

 

“The Marriage Gap” (co-authored with John J. Zogby).  The Polling Report, February 24, 2003.

 

“A Republican Moment” (co-authored with John J. Zogby).  The Polling Report, December 9, 2002.

 

“Two for the Album: Parties Adjust to a New Politics of Values.”  The Public Perspective, November/December, 2002.

 

“Democrats and the Lingering Legacy of Bill Clinton.”  The Polling Report, October 28, 2002.

 

“Republicans and the New Politics of Virtue.”  The Polling Report.  October 14, 2002.

 

“The New Real Majority.”  Co-written with John J. Zogby.  Published on the Zogby website, November 2002.

 

“The Politics of Disappointment, 2002” (co-authored with John J. Zogby).  Published on the Zogby website, October 2002.

 

“Federalism, the Republican Party and the New Politics of Absolutism.”  In Mark Rozell and John Kenneth White, eds., Contemporary Readings in American Government.  New York: Prentice-Hall, 2001.

 

“The New American Dream.”  Public Perspective, September/October, 2001.

 

“The Election in Perspective:  Two Nations, Four Parties.”  In William Crotty, ed., America’s Choice: The Election of 2000.  Boulder: Westview Press, 2001.

 

“Reviving the Political Parties: A Strategy for Reform.”  In John Kenneth White and John C. Green, eds., The Politics of Ideas.  Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001.

 

“The American Experience: Public Skepticism, Economic Dislocation, and Partisan Decay.”  In John Kenneth White and Philip Davies, eds., Political Parties and the Collapse of the Old Orders.  Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999.

 

“What Comes Next.”  Vox Pop.  October/November 1998.

 

“The Emergence of a Cold War Party System.”  Vox Pop, Volume 17, Issue 1.

 

“The Story-Teller-in-Chief: Why Presidents Like to Tell Tales.”  In Sanford F. Schram and Philip T. Neisser, Tales of the State.  Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1997.

 

“Nationalist Republicans and the Cold War.”  The Public Perspective, October/November 1997.

 

“Catholics Return to the Fold: The Catholic Vote in 1996.”  Co-authored with William V. D’Antonio.  The Public Perspective, June/July 1997. 

 

“The Shape of Things to Come.”  In William Crotty and Jerome M. Mileur, eds., America’s Choice: The Election of 1996.  Guilford, Connecticut: Brown and Benchmark Publishers, 1997.

 

“Reviving the Political Parties:  What Must Be Done?”  In Michael S. Dukakis and Gerald M. Pomper, eds., Improving the Electoral Process.  New York:  Twentieth Century Fund 1996.

 

“The Transformation of the Policy Landscape,” (co-authored with John A. Kromkowski) for Philip J. Davies, ed., An American Quarter-Century:  U.S. Politics from Vietnam to Clinton.  Manchester, England:  Manchester University Press, 1995.

 

“The General Election Campaign:  Issues and Themes.”  In William Crotty, ed., America's Choice:  The Election of 1992.  Guilford, Connecticut:  The Dushkin Publishing Group, 1993.

 

“Should Vice Presidents be Chosen from the Also-Rans?”  In Gary L. Rose, ed.,  Controversial Issues in Presidential Selection.  Albany:  State University of New York Press, 1993.

 

“New York's Selective Majority.”  In Maureen Moakley, ed.,  Party Realignment in the States.  Columbus:  Ohio State University Press, 1992.

 

“The New Politics of Old Values.”  In Perspectives on American Government, ed. William Lasser.  Lexington, Massachusetts:  D.C. Heath, 1992.

 

Series Coordinator.  “E.E. Schattschneider:  A Fifty Year Retrospective.”  PS, June 1992.

 

“E.E. Schattschneider and the Responsible Party Model.”  PS, June 1992.

 

“Intellectual Challenges to Responsible Party Government.”  Perspectives in Political Science, Summer 1992.

 

Series Coordinator.  “Toward A More Responsible Two-Party System:  A Retrospective.”  Perspectives in Political Science, Summer 1992.

 

“New York's Selective Majority,” in Jeffrey M. Stonecash, John Kenneth White, and Peter W. Colby, eds. Governing New York.  Albany:  State University of New York Press, 1994.

 

“Choosing the Vice President:  The Case for the Also-Rans.”  In Controversial Issues in Presidential Selection, ed. Gary L. Rose.  Albany, New York:  State University of New York Press, 1991.

 

Contributor to International Encyclopedia Society.  Article on the Republican National Committee.

 

Contributor to New England Encyclopedia Articles on George Bush, The Catholic Church and Politics, Old and New Politics (including suburban politics),

 

Contributor to The World Book Encyclopedia.  Chicago, Illinois, 1994.  Articles on New York State politics.

 

Contributing Author to Political Parties and Elections in the United States:  An Encyclopedia, ed. Sandy L. Maisel.  New York:  Garland Publishing, Inc., 1991.  Articles include the Election of 1928, Election of 1980, Roscoe Conkling, Erastus Corning II, Herbert Hoover, Richard C. Lee, William E. Miller, Al Smith, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Wirthlin.

 

“How Should Political Science Judge Ronald Reagan?”  Polity, Volume XXII, No. 4, Summer 1990.

 

“The Values Election,” Election Politics, Winter 1989.

 

“New York and the L-Word,” Empire State Report, November 1988. 

 

“The End of Liberalism?,” chapter in New York State Today, Albany:  State University of New York Press, 1989.

 

“Chairman Ron's Cultural Revolution,” Election Politics, Summer 1988.

 

“Ronald Reagan's Shared Values Legacy,” The Polling Report, Volume 4, Number 8, 25 April 1988.

 

“From Political Poverty to Parity:  The Restoration of the Republican Party?” (co-authored with Presidential Pollster Richard B. Wirthlin, Public Opinion, January/February 1987.

 

“Our Three-Party System,” Election Politics,  Fall 1986.

 

Shifting Coalitions in American Politics:  The Changing Partisans.  Washington, D.C.:  American Academy of Higher Education, 1986.

“The Electoral Riddle.”  In New York State Today:  Politics, Government and Public Policy, ed. Peter W. Colby.  Albany, New York:  State University of New York Press, 1985.

 

“The New Class in Massachusetts,” British Journal of American Studies, 19 (1985).

 

“Shattered Images:  Political Parties in the 1980s,” Public Opinion, December/January 1984.

 

“Is New York's New Deal No More?” Public Opinion, June/July 1983 (with Dwight Morris of the New York Times).

 

“Alfred E. Smith's Rhode Island Revolution: The Election of 1928,” Rhode Island History 42 (May 1983).

 

“One Partyism in Rhode Island.”  In New England Political Parties, ed. Josephine F. Milburn and William Doyle.  Cambridge, Massachusetts:  Schenkman Publishing Company, 1983.

 

“All in the Family:  The 1978 Massachusetts Democratic Gubernatorial Primary,” Polity 14 (Summer 1982).

 

 

Book Reviews:

 

Review of Andrew Gelman’s Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008 for The Forum: Volume 7: Issue 1, Article 12, 2009.

 

“Too Much of a Dead End.”  Review of David R. Mayhew, Electoral Realignments: A Critique of an American Genre.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002 for The Review of Politics, Issue #65, Vol. 4.

 

Review of Wilson Carey McWilliams, Beyond the Politics of Disappointment?.  New York: Chatham House Publishers, 2000 and Sidney M. Milkis, Political Parties and Constitutional Government.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999 for The Review of Politics, Winter 2001, 63:1.

 

Review of William C. Wohlforth, Witnesses to the End of the Cold War.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996 for Choice, July/August, 1997.

 

Review of Daniel M. Shea and John C. Green, eds., The State of the Parties: The Changing Role of Contemporary American Parties (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1994) for Perspectives in Political Science, Volume 24, Number 4, Fall 1995.

 

Review of Hubert H. Humphrey, The Politics of Joy (New Brunswick, New Jersey:  Transaction Publishers, 1993) for Perspectives in Political Science , Fall 1994.

 

Review of Bruce L. Felknor, Political Mischief (New York:  Praeger, 1992) for Journal of Interdisciplinary History Volume XXV:1, Summer 1994.

 

Review of A. James Reichley, The Life of the Parties (New York:  The Free Press, 1992) for Perspectives in Political Science, Winter 1993.

 

Review of David Halberstam, The Next Century.  New York:  William Morrow and Company, 1991) for Perspectives in Political Science, Fall 1992.

 

Review of Hubert H. Humphrey, The Education of a Public Man.  (Minneapolis:  University of Minnesota Press, 1991) in Perspectives in Political Science, February 1992.

 

Review of Robert Cwiklik, House Rules.  New York:  Villard Books, 1991 for Choice, 1992.

 

Review of Martin P. Wattenberg, The Rise of Candidate-Centered Politics (Cambridge, Massachusetts:  Harvard University Press, 1991) for Choice, 1992.

 

Review of James MacGregor Burns, Cobblestone Leadership:  Majority Rule, Minority Power (Norman, Oklahoma:  University of Oklahoma Press, 1990) for History Review of New Books (Spring 1992).

 

Review essay of Frank A. Cowell, Cheating the Government (Cambridge, Massachusetts:  The MIT Press, 1990) in Society, January 1991.


Review of John Orman, Presidential Accountability:  New and Recurring Problems (Westport, Connecticut:  Greenwood Press, 1990), in Perspectives in Political Science, Spring 1991, Vol. 20, Number 2.

 

Review essay of Caroline Arden, Getting the Donkey Out of the Ditch (Westport, Connecticut:  Greenwood Press, 1988); Robert Kuttner, The Life of the Party (New York: 

Penguin Books, 1987); and Thomas Ferguson and Joel Rogers, Right Turn: The Decline of the Democrats and the Future of American Politics (New York:  Hill and Wang, 1987) in Polity, Volume XXI, Number 3, Spring 1989, pp. 619-629.

 

Review of Warren E. Miller, Without Consent: Mass-Elite Linkage in Presidential Politics.  Lexington, Kentucky:  University Press of Kentucky, 1988), for Choice, July 1989.

 

Review of George C. Edwards III, At the Margins:  Presidential Leadership of Congress.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1989 for Choice, April 1989.

 

Review of Denise L. Baer and David A. Bositis, Elite Cadres and Party Coalitions:  Representing the Public in Party Politics (Westport, Connecticut:  Greenwood Press, 1988) for Perspective, Volume 18, Number 2, Spring 1989.

 

Review of Caroline Arden, Getting the Donkey Out of the Ditch (Westport, Connecticut:  Greenwood Press, 1988 for Choice, April 1989.

 

Review of Joseph G. Bock, The White House and the National Security Assistant:  Friendship and Friction at the Water's Edge (Westport, Connecticut:  Greenwood Press, 1987) for Perspective Volume 16, Number 4, September/October/November/December 1987.

 

Review of David R. Mayhew, Placing Parties in American Politics (Princeton, N.J.:  Princeton University Press, 1986) in Perspective, Volume 16, Number 2, March/April 1987.

 

Dual Review of Robert Harmel, Presidents and Their Parties:  Leadership or Neglect?  (New York: Praeger, 1984), and Darrell M. West, Making Campaigns Count:  Leadership and Coalition-Building in 1980  (Westport, Connecticut:  Greenwood Press, 1984), in Congress and the Presidency (Autumn 1985).

 

Manuscript reviewer for Polity, 1992-1998.

 


Op-Ed Articles:

 

“Barack Obama’s Short Slide.”  Huffington Post.  September 9, 2009.

 

“Whose America?”  San Francisco Chronicle.  September 6, 2009.

 

“Overrated Outsiders.”  Press-Enterprise (California).  February 20, 2008.

 

“Democrats Stuck in Neutral.”  Co-authored with John Zogby.  The Huffington Post.  August 3, 2007.

 

“Resolve Societal Divide Over Our Moral Values.”  The Press-Enterprise.  February 4, 2007.

 

“The Againster Party.”  Political Wire, http://politicalwire.com.  October 9, 2006.

 

“Political Coalitions in the 21st Century.”  The Hill, December 1, 2004.

 

“The Armageddon Election”(co-authored with John J. Zogby).  The Hill, April 27, 2004.

 

“A Voting Strategy John Bailey Would Love.”  Hartford Courant.  February 23, 2004.

 

“Midterm Election Surprises in Store” (co-authored with John Zogby).  Christian Science Monitor, November 5, 2002.

 

“How Television is Shaping Bush’s Values Legacy.”  The Hill, September 4, 2002.

 

“Bush’s Presidency is Eerily Similar to Carter’s.” The Hill, July 25, 2001.

 

“The Catholic Vote in 1996.”  Co-authored with William V. D’Antonio.  Published in the National Catholic Reporter, February 14, 1997.

 

“Why Dukakis Lost in Massachusetts,” Hartford Courant, 23 November 1988.

 

“Jackson Appeals for Democrats' Hearts, Dukakis Goes For Their Minds,” Watertown Daily Times, 17 April 1988 (syndicated nationally).

 

“To Reagan, It Was Morning; For Robertson, It's Twilight,” The Houston Post, 5 March 1988.            

 

“Gary Hart's Fall From Grace,” Fort Worth Star Telegram, February 1988.

 

“For Robertson, It's Twilight in America,” Watertown Daily Times, 6 March 1988.

 

“Gary Hart's Unmasking Disqualified Him From the Role of President.” Watertown Daily Times, 28 February 1988.

 

“The Republican Party's Over,”  Hartford Courant,  9 November 1986, Commentary section.

 

“From FDR to Reagan:  A Radical Realignment,” Hartford Courant, 13 January 1985, Commentary section.

 

“Southern New England Leaps to Reagan,” Hartford Courant, 21 October 1984, Commentary section.

 

“A Teflon-Coated Presidency,” Hartford Courant, 2 July 1984.  Commentary section.

 

“Widening Party Rift Sends Tremor to State Democrats,” Hartford Courant, 2 April 1984, Commentary section.

 

“Connecticut's Ailing GOP:  Can It Limp Back to Health?” Hartford Courant, 31 May 1983, Op-ed page.

 

 

Media Queries:

 

My analysis of contemporary politics and the presidency have appeared in the Washington Post; Boston Globe; USA Today; Hartford Courant; Christian Science Monitor; The Hill; Associated Press; CNN; MSNBC; BBC,  National Public Radio; Christian Science Monitor radio; “This Week with David Brinkley;” CNN Presents; C-SPAN; Fox News; U.S.I.A. television programs; local Washington, D.C. television stations; wire services; and various other national publications.