University of Missouri

Publications

Books

Sourcebook of United States Executive Agencies (Second Edition). (with David E. Lewis), Washington, DC: Administrative Conference of the United States (2018).  Available at: https://www.acus.gov/publication/sourcebook-united-states-executive-agencies-second-edition

Sourcebook of United States Executive Agencies. (with David E. Lewis), Washington, DC: Administrative Conference of the United States (2012).  Available at: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/csdi/Sourcebook12.pdf

Articles

“The Best Laid Plans: How Administrative Burden Complicates Voting Rights Restoration Law and Policy.” Missouri Law Review 84(4):1000-1036 (2020). Available at: https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/mlr/vol84/iss4/6/

“Don’t Sweat the Details!: Enhancing Congressional Committee Capacity Through The Use of Detailees.”  (with Russell W. Mills), Legislative Studies Quarterly 42(4):611-636 (2017).  Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/lsq.12171/full

“Understanding Employee Turnover in the Public Sector: Insights from Research on Teacher Mobility.”  (with Jason A. Grissom and Samantha L. Viano), Public Administration Review 76(2):241-251 (2016).  Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/puar.12435/abstract

“What Makes an Agency Independent?” American Journal of Political Science 59(4):971-987 (2015).  Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajps.12161/abstract

“Political Control and the Forms of Agency Independence.”  (with David E. Lewis), George Washington Law Review 83(4/5):1487-1516 (2015).  Available at: http://www.gwlr.org/political-control-and-the-forms-of-agency-independence/

“Influencing the Bureaucracy: The Irony of Congressional Oversight.”  (with Joshua D. Clinton and David E. Lewis), American Journal of Political Science 58(2):387-401 (2014).  Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajps.12066/abstract

“The House as a Stepping Stone to the Senate: Why Do So Few African-American House Members Run?”  (with Gbemende Johnson and Bruce I. Oppenheimer), American Journal of Political Science 56(2):387-399 (2012).  Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-5907.2011.00562.x/abstract

Book Reviews

“Book Review: Presidential Leverage: Presidents, Approval, and the American State.”  Perspectives on Politics 16(3):842-843 (2018).  Available at: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/perspectives-on-politics/article/presidential-leverage-presidents-approval-and-the-american-state-by-daniel-e-ponder-stanford-stanford-university-press-2017-240p-9000-cloth-2795-paper/8B506382738822A65D06E130CBD90E52

“Book Review: Agenda Crossover: The Influence of State Delegations in Congress.”  Political Science Quarterly 133(3):590-592 (2018).  Available at: https://www.psqonline.org/article.cfm?IDArticle=19838.

“Book Review: Above Politics: Bureaucratic Discretion and Credible Commitment.” American Review of Public Administration 47(4):496-497 (2017).  Available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0275074017691636.

Media

“How the Constitution’s federalist framework is being tested by COVID-19.”  FixGov (June 8, 2020).  Available at: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2020/06/08/how-the-constitutions-federalist-framework-is-being-tested-by-covid-19/.

“Can the president really order the military to occupy US cities and states?”  The Conversation (June 2, 2020).  Available at: https://theconversation.com/can-the-president-really-order-the-military-to-occupy-us-cities-and-states-139844

“Trump versus the states: What federalism means for the coronavirus response.” The Conversation (April 17, 2020). Available at: https://theconversation.com/trump-versus- the-states-what-federalism-means-for-the-coronavirus-response-136361. 

“Impeachment resolution: 3 reasons the House voted even though the Constitution doesn’t require it.”  The Conversation (October 30, 2019).  Available at: https://theconversation.com/impeachment-resolution-3-reasons-the-house-voted-even-though-the-constitution-doesnt-require-it-126101.

“Trump, Ukraine, and a whistleblower: Ever since 1796, Congress has struggled to keep presidents in check.”  The Conversation (September 25, 2019).  Available at: https://theconversation.com/trump-ukraine-and-a-whistleblower-ever-since-1796-congress-has-struggled-to-keep-presidents-in-check-124146.

“Staff have the skills to assist Congress, but they need more resources.”  (with Hanna K. Brant), LegBranch.com (October 9, 2018).  Available at: http://www.legbranch.com/theblog/2018/10/9/staff-have-the-skills-to-assist-congress-but-they-need-more-resources.

“As DACA Winds Through Courts, A Cautionary Tale in Executive Orders,” Newsy.com (June 7, 2018).  Available at: https://www.newsy.com/stories/what-the-supreme-court-might-consider-if-it-takes-daca-case/.

“Is the Administrative State Legitimate?”  (with Joseph Postell), Starting Points (October 30, 2017).  Available at: http://startingpointsjournal.com/administrative-state-legitimate/

“Congressional committee staffs have shrunk.  Here’s one way Congress makes up the difference.”  (with Russell W. Mills), Monkey Cage, Washington Post (June 14, 2017).  Available at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/06/14/congressional-committee-staffs-have-shrunk-heres-one-way-congress-makes-up-the-difference/?utm_term=.30dbd4e96410