Year in Review - Faculty Activity


The past year has been a busy one for our faculty—from working on grant projects and publishing peer-reviewed articles to appearing in the media and presenting research at conferences.

Dr. Boyea published an article on agendas and the business of American state Supreme Courts in the Beijing Law Review and presented ongoing research at numerous conferences including APSA, WPSA, and the State Politics and Policy conference.

Dr. Sasley appeared in national and international news with commentary on CBC National News (Canadian), the National Post, L’Orient le Jour (Lebanese), and Vice/HBO. He also authored two Washington Post Monkey Cage posts on the politics of Israel and is working on projects that explore international conflict.

Dr. Deen published a chapter on the role of citizen advisory committees on shaping whether individuals run for office, which will appear in Good Reason to Run (Temple University Press). She also presented ongoing research at SPSA and appeared in numerous media stories—ranging from the Texas Tribune and Star Telegram to KUT/Texas Public Radio and KERA.

Following the award of the 2017 APSA William Anderson Award for her dissertation project, Dr. Hoang published two articles in Urban Affairs Review. One explores the role of race in legislative responsiveness and another studies racial disparities in public meeting participation. She also authored a book review, appearing in the Perspectives on Politics.

Dr. Thomas recently published articles in Politics Research Quarterly and Politics & Gender as well as authored a book chapter appearing soon in Interest Group Politics (10th ed). He recently was awarded the UTA President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and has presented ongoing research at conferences in Australia, Hungary, and various meetings in the US.

Working together, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Sledge finished their National Science Foundation project exploring the role of non-profits, religious groups, and business in disaster recovery and published an article in the American Journal of Public Health.

Following the 2017 award of the American Journal of Public Health Best Paper Award, Dr. Sledge also presented his work on health policy at the University of Michigan and was featured in an author-meets-critics panel for his book, Health Divided, at the Policy History conference.

Dr. Marshall published a revised version of his book on public policy and smoking, an article on issues with pre-election surveys in the journal Survey Practice. He is working on multiple book chapters related to the 2020 election and presented work both APSA and WPSA meetings. His commentary also appears in Fox News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram.