Joseph J. St. Marie, Ph.D.

 

 J.J. St. Marie Current_CV.pdf

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi, Long Beach, MS. August 2005--present.

Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA. August 2002 – July 2005.

Courses taught: International Relations, Comparative Politics, American Government, Introduction to Political Science, Middle East Politics, American Foreign Policy, Global Economic Development, Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism, National Security. Online Courses: Introduction to Political Science (Spring 2005)

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA. August 2001 – May 2002.

Graduate Part/Time Instructor, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
Courses taught: International Relations, Comparative Politics, American Public Policy, American and Texas Government, 1995 – 2001.
Education

Ph.D., Political Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2001. Areas of Emphasis: International Relations, Comparative Politics and Political Theory.

Master of Arts, Political Science, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, 1992.Areas of Emphasis: International Relations, Comparative Politics (Middle East)

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, 1985.

Dissertation

The "Insurance Trap" Institutional Inertia and Crisis Performance in the Developmental State: The Effects of the Asian Crisis on Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

Thesis

Saudi Arabian Security Perspectives: Defense of the Kingdom in the Wake of The Gulf War.
Articles and Conference Participation

Published Articles

“Labor Mobility in Asian Countries: An empirical Investigation.” Journal of Business, Industry and Economics. Summer 2004 (with T. Parker).

“Veto Players and the Asian Economic Crisis: Crisis and Recovery.” International Relations of the Asia-Pacific. Conditional Acceptance (with K. Hansen, E. Kaymak & J. Tuman)


Under Review

“The Colonial Origins of Human Security: Comparative Economic, Geographical and Institutional Determinants.” Submitted to: Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.
“Environmental Scarcity and Ethnic Conflict: The Mechanisms of Conflict.” Submitted to: International Studies Quarterly.

Research Agenda

Research includes a continued focus on institutions and economic development, specifically the nexus of globalization and domestic policies, especially an examination of economic and political liberalization. For example: what are the political and economic indicators of liberalization and why are they ignored in some cases; how state/business relations affect economic performance. Second, an ongoing agenda involves institutions, rule of law, civil war and ethnic conflict. The theoretical thrust is to examine the various mechanisms--including the political economy mechanisms that influence ethnic conflict. A new research project is underway that focuses on traditional governance structures in the Middle East and their affects on policy decisions. The following works are currently in progress:

In Progress

“Dark Shadows: The Shadow Economy as a Predictor of Civil War Initiation, Duration and Lethality.” Anticipated Submission: Spring/Summer: 2005.

“Asia in the Rear View Mirror: Variation in Incentive Structures and Economic Performance in Crisis Conditions.” Anticipated Submission: Spring/Summer 2005.

“The Political Economy of Religion in the Gulf States: The Effects of Clerical Rents on State Capacity and Decision Making.” Paper accepted by the Southwest Political Science Association, 2005 Conference March 23-26 2005 in New Orleans.

Conference Papers and Non-refereed Publications

“Environmental Scarcity and Ethnic Conflict: The Mechanisms of Conflict.” Paper presented at the 2004 Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois. (with Samuel J. Stanton)

“Renewable Resource Scarcity and Ethnic Conflict: An empirical Analysis of the Mechanisms that matter.” Paper presented at the 2003 International Studies Association--West (with Samuel J. Stanton).

“The Colonial Origins of Human Security: Comparative Economic, Geographical and Institutional Determinants.” Paper presented at the 2003 Annual meeting of the American Political Science Convention, Philadelphia, PA (with Samuel J. Stanton).
“The Asian Economic Crisis and the Developmental State: A Veto Player Analysis.” Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, 2002 (with K Hansen, E Kaymak, J Tuman).

“The IMF, Economic Crises and Social Pacts in South Korea”. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association. Ft. Worth, TX, 2001
(with Y. Kim).

“Financial Development and the Role of the State: Japan and Korea.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, 1997.
Chair and Discussant, “Political Processes and Monetary Politics. Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Ft. Worth, TX, 2001.

Discussant, "Development and Banking" Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association. San Antonio, TX, 1999.
Discussant, "International Political Economy and Labor Relations" Annual Meting of the Southwestern Political Science Association. Corpus Christi, TX, 1998
“Institutional Determinates of the Asian Currency Crisis: A Preliminary Assessment.” Paper presented at the Age of Transnationalism Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX, 1999.

Non-refereed Publications

A Clash of Civilizations? Guest column, The News-Star (Gannet), September 16 2001.
The Road to Baghdad I. Guest column, The News-Star (Gannett), March 30, 2003.
The Road to Baghdad II. Guest column, The News-Star (Gannett), April 6, 2003
French Foreign Policy, Guest Column, The News-Star (Gannett), April 19, 2003.
Iran and Syria, Guest Column, The News-Star (Gannett), April 26, 2003
Iraq One Year Later. Guest column, The News-Star (Gannett), March 20 2004
Iran: Broken Promises of the Revolution and Nuclear Weapons. Guest Column The News-Star (Gannett), August 5, 2004

Grants and Awards

University of Louisiana at Monroe, Online Course Development Grant, $4500
College of Arts and Sciences: Dissertation Research Grant, $2,500
Pi Sigma Alpha “Outstanding Teaching Award” April, 1999.

Service

Academic Appeals Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, appointed August 2004

Khalil Scholarship Committee, 2004

Faculty mentor for ULM Emerging Scholars Program, 2003-2004 Academic year.

United Way, Executive Committee member, University of Louisiana Monroe/United Way of Northeast Louisiana. 2003 to present.

Faculty Advisor for College Republicans 2003 to present.

Guest Speaker for Chautauqua-Nexus, Public Forum on Iran, October, 2004.

University representative for the James Madison Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Secretary, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Department of History and Government.
Appointed October 2002.

Department of Government Representative and Coordinator for “Browse on the Bayou” recruiting forum, March & November 2003; Spring 2004; Fall 2004

“PREP” New Student and Parent Orientation, Summer 2003 & 2004.

Department of Government Representative Northwest Louisiana Career Fair, 2002 and 2003.

ULM Honors Colloquium presenter, “The Middle East and American Foreign Policy.”
November 2002.

Christ The King, Catholic Student Center, Pastoral Council. April 2002 to present.

Annual Third World Conference Committee, with Jo Richardson Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University and Madhi El-Baghdadi Ph.D., Grambling State University.

Guest Speaker for Chautauqua-Nexus, Public Forum on the Middle East, September, 2001.

Guest Speaker for Chautauqua-Nexus, Public Forum on Terrorism, November, 2001.

Guest speaker, Monroe Lions Club, speech entitled, “The Taliban, Terrorism and American Foreign Policy.” October, 23 2001.

Official for annual Quiz Bowl sponsored by ULM Honors Program, 2001-2004.

Official for National Collegiate Quiz Bowl Spring 2004.

Member, Graduate Student Association, Department of Political Science, Texas Tech University 1995-2001
Graduate Representative Departmental Council (Voting Member) Department of Political Science, Texas Tech University, 1996-May 2000.

Master’s Thesis Committee

Lauren Galle: Working title: Saudi Arabia and the 1967 Oil Embargo
Honors Program Activities

Taught Honors Seminar on Middle East Politics, History and Culture
Presented Honors Colloquium on “The Middle East and American Foreign Policy”

Memberships

American Political Science Association
Southwest Political Science Association
International Studies Association
Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary)

Private Sector Experience

Several years experience in agricultural management, focusing on all aspects of production, including finance, legal matters, regulatory compliance and government relations.