Kenneth Dautrich is director of the Graduate Program in Survey Research at the University of Connecticut, where he is an assistant professor of political science. Thomas H. Hartley is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Connecticut.
An associate professor of Political Science, Dr. Yalof's teaching and research specialties include constitutional law, judicial politics, the Presidency, and American government. His publishing credits include articles and textbooks alike, including the award-winning PURSUIT OF JUSTICES: PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS AND THE SELECTION OF SUPREME COURT NOMINEES. Dr. Yalof holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.
Charldean Newell received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968. In addition to Texas politics, her research interests include local government and human resources management. She is the co-author of TEXAS POLITICS, ESSENTIALS OF TEXAS POLITICS, THE EFFECTIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT MANAGER, and CITY EXECUTIVES. She is the recipient of four national awards: honorary lifetime membership in the International City/County Management Association, the Staats Career Public Service Award from the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the Donald C. Stone Award in intergovernmental relations from the American Society for Public Administration, and elective membership in the National Academy of Public Administration. At the University of North Texas, the Student Association named her an Honor Professor; she received distinguished service awards from the UNT Ex-Students Association and the President's Council; and was recognized by her college and the university as a whole for her work. She has served in numerous leadership positions with nonprofit organizations and municipal boards in Denton.