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Reenock Vita

Education

Ph.D. 2001. Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University.
M.A. 1996. Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University.
B.A. 1994. Moravian College. Major: Political Science.
B.S. 1993. Moravian College. Major: Physics. Minor: Mathematics. cum laude.

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, The Florida State University, Fall 2009-current.
          Director of Undergraduate Studies, Fall 2009-current.
          Faculty Affiliate, DeVoe L. Moore Center for the Study of Critical Issues in Economic Policy and                               Government, Fall 2003-2012.
Assistant Professor, The Florida State University, Fall 2003-2009.
Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Fall 2001-2003.

Research Fields

Comparative Public Policy, Environmental Regulatory Policy, Regime Dynamics

Books

2017. Charles Barrilleaux, Christopher Reenock and Mark Souva. Democratic Policymaking: An Analytic Approach. Cambridge University Press.

 

Judicial Independence and The Politics of Prudence. with Jeffrey Staton and Jordan Holsinger. Book manuscript in preparation

Refereed Publications

Forthcoming. Michael Bernhard, Allen Hicken, Christopher Reenock, and Staffan I. Lindberg. “Parties, Civil Society, and the Deterrence of Democratic Defection.” Studies in Comparative International Development.

2018. David Konisky and Christopher Reenock. “Policy Geography and Environmental Risk,” Policy Studies Journal. 46(1):7-36.

2015. David Konisky and Christopher Reenock. “Evaluating Fairness in Environmental Regulatory Enforcement.” In David Konisky (Eds.) A False Promise of Justice? Evaluating the Federal Government’s Response to Environmental Inequity. Cambridge: MIT Press.

2013. David Konisky and Christopher Reenock. “Examining Sources of Regulatory Compliance Bias in Policy Implementation.” Journal of Politics. 75(2):506-519.

2013. Christopher Reenock, Jeffrey Staton and Marius Radean. “Legal Institutions and Democratic Survival.” Journal of Politics. 75(2):491-505.

2013. David Konisky and Christopher Reenock. “Case Selection in Public Management Research: Problems and Solutions.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 23(2):361-393.

2010. Jeffrey Staton and Christopher Reenock. “Substitutable Protections: Socioeconomic Insulation and Credible Commitment Devices.” Political Research Quarterly 63(1):115-128.

2009.Sarah Poggione and Christopher Reenock. “Political Insulation and Legislative Interventions: The Impact of Ex Ante Rule Review on Legislators’ Tactics of Bureaucratic Intervention.” State Politics and Policy Quarterly 9(4).

2008. Christopher Reenock and Brian Gerber. “Information Exchange and Interest Group Enfranchisement through Agency Design.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 18(3):415-440.

2007. Christopher Reenock, Michael Bernhard and David Sobek. “Regressive Socioeconomic Distribution and Democratic Survival.” International Studies Quarterly. 51(3):677-699.

2004. Michael Berkman and Christopher Reenock. “Incremental Consolidation and Comprehensive Reorganization of American State Executive Branches.” American Journal of Political Science 48(4):796- 812.

2004. Christopher Reenock and Sarah Poggione. “Bureaucratic Control by Design: Explaining State Legislators’ Willingness to Use Ex Ante Tactics in Air Pollution Control.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 29(3):383-406.

2004. Michael Bernhard, Christopher Reenock and Timothy Nordstrom. “The Legacy of Western Overseas Colonialism on Democratic Survival.” International Studies Quarterly 48(1):225-250.

2003. Michael Bernhard, Christopher Reenock and Timothy Nordstrom. “Economic Performance and Survival in New Democracies: Is There a Honeymoon Effect?” Comparative Political Studies 36(4):404- 431.

2001. Michael Bernhard, Timothy Nordstrom and Christopher Reenock. “Economic Performance, Institutional Intermediation, and Democratic Survival.” The Journal of Politics 63(3):775-803.

1999. Robert E. O’Connor, Brent Yarnal, Rob Neff, Richard Bord, Nancy Wiefek, Christopher Reenock, Robin Shudak, Christine L. Jocoy, Peter Pascale, and C. Gregory Knight. “Weather and Climate Extremes, Climate Change, and Planning: Views of Community Water System Managers in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Basin.” Journal of the American Water Resources Association 35(6):1411-1419.

Other Publications

1999. April Major and Christopher Reenock. 1999. “Building Computer Connectivity in the Legal Information Infrastructure of Bosnia.” Peaceworks: Journal of the United States Institute of Peace 32:18-21.

Grants and Awards

National Science Foundation, Program Grant ($229,736), “Collaborative Research: The Policy Geography of Environmental Risk (SES-1425883).” Co-Principal Investigator with David Konisky, Georgetown University, 2014-2017.
Recipient, 2013 Pi Sigma Alpha Award, Best Conference Paper, Southern Political Science Association.
Nominated, 2013, Florida State University Undergraduate Mentor Award.
Recipient, 2008 Beryl Radin Award, best article published in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Management Research Association.
Florida State University, Council on Research & Creativity, Cornerstone grant, “Establishing a Center for The Study of Democratic Performance at Florida State University,” $99,967, July 2007-July 2009. Co-Investigator. William Berry is Principal Investigator and John Scholz, Charles Barrilleaux, HeeMin Kim, Cherie Maestas,
Jeffrey Staton, Matthew Golder, Sona Golder, David Siegel and Mark Souva are Co-Investigators.
Florida State University, First Year Assistant Professor Award, “Performance Measurement, Incentive Structures and Clean Air Enforcement: The Impact of EPA Assessment Techniques on State Enforcement Strategies.” $13,000, May 2004-August 2004.
Research Fellow, William L. and Josephine B. Weiss Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Study, The Pennsylvania State University. Fall 1999-Spring 2000.

In Development

“Independent Courts are not Insurance Policies: The Politics of Judicial Purges.” with Jeffrey Staton.
“Data collection — NGO Membership to the UN ECOSOC Committee 1947-2012. with Jillienne Haglund.
“Data collection — Party System Institutionalization in the World, 1950-2012.” With Michael Bernhard.
“Independent Courts are not Insurance Policies: The Politics of Judicial Purges.” with Jeffrey Staton.
“Institutional Subsystems and Democratic Survival.” with Michael Bernhard and Allen Hicken.
“Thickening of Democratic Indicators.” with Michael Bernhard and Jan Teorell.
“Judicial Review and Human Rights.” with Jordan Holsinger and Jeffrey Staton

Select Presentation at Professional Meetings

“Regulatory Enforcement, Riskscapes, and Environmental Justice.” With David Konisky.
Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Political Science Association. San Francisco, CA. 2015.
“Regulatory Enforcement, Riskscapes, and Environmental Justice.” With David Konisky. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. Miami, FL. 2015.
“Independent Courts are Not Exactly Insurance Policies (But They Enhance Regime Health) with Jeffrey Staton. Paper presented Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA. 2015
“Policy Devolution and Cooperation Dilemmas” with David Konisky. Paper presented for the Richard Wesley Conference
“Regulatory Enforcement, Riskscapes, and Environmental Justice.” with David Konisky. Paper prepared for the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., 2015.
“Independent Courts are Not Insurance Policies.” With Jeffrey Staton. Paper prepared for the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C, 2014.
“Institutional Subsystems and Survival of Democracy.” With Michael Bernhard and Allen Hicken. Paper prepared for the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., 2014.
“Thickening and Making Binary Indicators of Democracy with V-Dem data.” With Michael Bernhard and Jan Teorell. Paper prepared for the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., 2014
“Endogenous Principals and Policy Delivery” with David Konisky. Paper prepared for the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago IL., 2014
“Self-Disclosure Laws and Environmental Compliance” Kristen O’Keefe and Christopher Reenock. Paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, 2013.
“Evaluating Federal Policies to Promote Fairness in Environmental Regulatory Enforcement.” with David Konisky. Paper prepared for the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Baltimore, MD, 2012.
“Environmental (In)Justice and Regulatory Compliance Bias.” with David Konisky. Paper prepared for the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, 2012.
“Empowerment through Design: Institutional Remedies to Environmental Injustice.” with David Konisky. Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, 2011.
“Environmental (In)Justice and Regulatory Compliance Bias,” with David Konisky. Paper presented at the American Political Science Association, Washginton D.C. Sept. 1-5, 2010.
“Legal Institutions and the Democratic Order,” with Jeffrey Staton and Marius Radean. Paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA Jan. 7-10, 2010.
“Legal Institutions and the Democratic Order,” with Jeffrey Staton and Marius Radean. Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL April 2-5, 2009.
“Designing Cooperation: Agency Design, Credible Commitment and Regulatory Compliance” Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago IL April 2-5, 2009.
“Mitigating Environmental Injustice: Institutional Solutions to Citizen Coordination Problems,” with Harlan McGuire. Paper presented at the American Political Science Association meeting, Boston, MA August 28-31, 2008.
“The Uneven Effects of Commitment Institutions,” with Jeffrey Staton and Marius Radean. Paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL April 3- 6, 2008.
“Designing Cooperation: The Role of Agency Design in Regulatory Compliance,” Paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association, Washington D.C. January 6-8, 2007.
“Substitutable Protections: Socioeconomic Insulation and Credible Commitment Devices.” with Jeffrey Staton. Co-authored paper presented at the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA. August 31–September 3, 2006.
“Regressive Socioeconomic Distribution and Democratic Survival,” with Michael Bernhard and David Sobek. Co-authored paper presented at the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA. August 31–September 3, 2006.
“Legislative Strategies of Bureaucratic Oversight,” with Sarah Poggione. Co-authored paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 7-10, 2005.
“Agency Design and Interest Group Access in the States,” with Brian Gerber. Co-authored paper presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 7-10, 2005.
“Beyond Justice: Gendered Transitions as a Threat to Democratic Stability,” with Michael Bernhard and David Sobek. Co-authored paper presented at the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, 2004.
“Shifting Regulatory Responsibilities: Explaining State Environmental Audit Immunity and Privilege Laws.” With John Ackerman. Co-authored paper presented at the Southern  Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, Jan 8-10, 2004.
“The Effect of Equality on Democratic Survival: A Neglected Dimension,” with Michael Bernhard and David Sobek. Co-authored paper presented at the American Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston, MA August 29-Sept. 1, 2002.
“Legislators Seeking Policy Preferences through Agency Design: Air Pollution Control in the States,” paper presented at the 2nd Annual Conference on State Politics and Policy, Milwaukee WI, May 23-25, 2002.
“The Decision to Craft Agencies: State Legislators’ Attitudes toward ex ante
Agency Design, ” co-authored paper with Sarah Poggione to be presented at the Southwestern Political Science Association annual meeting, New Orleans LA, March 27-30, 2002.

Professional Activities

Division Chair, Comparative Democratization, American Political Science Association, 2014.
Award Committee Member, 2013 Beryl Radin Award, Public Management Research Association.
 Journal Referee, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, European Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, International Studies Quarterly, British Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Public Choice, Journal of Peace Research, Law and Policy, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Politics and Policy, Publius, Political Studies, Public Performance & Management Review, Regulation and Governance, Social Science Quarterly, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, State and Local Government Review, World
Development.
Reviewer, National Science Foundation, Cambridge University Press.

University and Departmental Service

University Liberal Studies Committee, member, 2013-2016.
Selection Committee, Social Science Scholars Program, Florida State University, 2012-present.
Search Committee, Department of Political Science, Florida State University, multiple semesters.
Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Political Science, Florida State University, F2004-S2005.
Executive Committee, Department of Political Science, Florida State University, F2004-S2005.
Pre-Law Society, Faculty Advisor, Department of Political Science, University of Alabama 2001-2002.
Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Alabama, 2001-2003.

Dissertation Committees

Committee member, Nathalia Borden, Ph.D. (2016), Florida State University.
Committee member, Patrick Scott, Ph.D. (2016), Florida State University.
Outside Committee member, Lachezar Anguelov, Ph.D. (2016), Florida State University.
Director, Scott Liebertz, Ph.D. (2015), Florida State University.
Committee member, Jason Wilks, Ph.D. candidate, Florida State University.
Committee member, Jilliene Haglund, Ph.D. (2014), Florida State University.
Committee member, Chungshik Moon, Ph.D. (2014), Florida State University.
Outside Committee member, Thomas Mahoney, DPA candidate, University of Alabama.
Co-Director, Marius Radean, Ph.D. (2013), Florida State University.
Committee member, James Martin, Ph.D. (2013), Florida State University.
Outside Committee member, Jessica Terman, Ph.D. (2012), Florida State University.
Committee member, Courtenay Ryals Conrad, Ph.D. (2010), Florida State University.
Outside Committee member, Xi aoxiang Su , Ph.D. (2010), Florida State University.
Committee member, Gregory Goelzhauser, Ph.D. (2010), Florida State University.
Committee member, Soo Hyun Jung, Ph.D. (2009), Florida State University.
Committee member, Ramiro Berardo, Ph.D. (2006), FloridaState University