Résumé of Jeremy R.T. Lewis, PhDPolitical Science program, Box 947, Huntingdon College, 1500 E. Fairview Ave, Montgomery AL 36106.
Professor of Political Science, with tenure, Huntingdon College. Revised 17 December 2017.
Voice: (334) 833-4521; Fax: (334) 833-4272 or 833-4486 | e-mail: email@example.com.
Extensive website: www.Political-Science.org; alias JeremyLewis.org; World Affairs web: www.AWAC.us; "IPSA-RC48" web pages.
Dr. Lewis holds both British and United States nationalities. His two daughters are also political scientists.
Subjects and degrees
American and British national politics; public policy; voters, parties & elections; presidency; executive politics, public administration & bureaucracy; public organization theory; West European politics; and international relations. Research focus: official transparency and freedom of information in the US and UK.
Scholarly awards and skills
- Johns Hopkins University: MA 1980, PhD 1982, in American Government & International Relations.
- University of Oxford (UK): BA 1976, MA 1981, in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (member of Keble College).
- Chappell Award for Academic Enrichment and Scholarship, Huntingdon College, May 2008
- Exemplary Teacher Award (with honorarium), US Methodist Board of Higher Education, 2006.
- Open scholarship; Distinction in examinations (six awarded), University of Oxford, UK; College prize, Keble college.
- Full graduate fellowships, the Johns Hopkins University; Huber dissertation fellowship, Wellesley college.
- Languages: fluent French; Spanish; some German, Italian and Latin; Slovak, Russian and Polish travel phrases.
Teaching and administrative experience, summary
- Program coordinator, Political Science, 2014-, teaching all 13 political science courses plus supervising individual studies, senior research and internships, recruitment, advising and placement. See political-science.org.
- Chair of Department of Humanities (History, Politics, Languages & Literature, and Religion), Jan. 2013-May 2014. Assessed 23 faculty annually. Previously chair, History, Politics and Psychology, August 2011-Jan. 2013.
- Member of Dean's or Provost's Council, August 2011-May 2014; confidential advising for several hours per week.
- Wellesley College; Colby College; University of Northern Iowa; and City University of New York.
- Taught undergraduates, graduates; mature; diverse; lifelong; and traditional students; in day, evening and online classes; senior theses; and capstones. Supervised several major fields, interdisciplinary programs, and internships
- Committee leadership: chaired tenure, promotion and development (multiple terms); core curriculum; travel; academic services; also served on self-study, education policy, and elected to search committee for Dean of Faculty.
Recent conference presentations
- "Governance Through Collaboration: Open Government and Online Governance in the Twenty-first Century," chapter in Leonid Smorgunov, ed., Governance Through Collaboration. Moscow: Aspekt Press, forthcoming, 2018.
- Chapter, “The Open Governance of Public Policy: changing administrative cultures and practices,” in Leonid Smorgunov (ed), The Governance of Public Policy, published in Russian translation in Moscow by Aspekt Press, 24 December 2015. J. Lewis.
"From Electronic FOIA (EFOIA) to e-Government: the Development of Online Official Information Services, 1985-2009," chapter in Handbook of Public Information Systems, Third Edition, G. David Garson and Chris Shea, eds. CRC Press, 2010.
- "Tide of Security Secrecy, Tide of Transparency: The G.W. Bush and Obama Administrations, 2001-2009," chapter in Handbook of Public Information Systems, Third Edition, G. David Garson and Chris Shea, eds. CRC Press, 2010.
- "FOIA & Federal Information Policy in the 1980s and 1990s," chapter in G. David Garson (ed), Handbook of Public Information Systems (NY: Marcel Dekker, 2000).
- "Electronic Access to Public Records," chapter in G. David Garson (ed), Handbook of Public Information Systems (NY: Marcel Dekker, 2000).
- Editor of Justice, Third edition anthology 1999; and Fourth edition, 2001. Boston, MA: Copley Publishing.
- "Reinventing (Open) Government: State and Federal Trends." Government Information Quarterly, 12(4):427-455 (Fall 1995).
- "Next Cycle of FOIA Policy? A Model for the Electronic Future." Access Reports 20(13):3-10 (22 June 1994.)
- "New Technologies and FOIA Processing: Part I."and "Part II." Access Reports, 19(15):2-7 & (16):4-9(1993)
- Review essay of 3 books on Thatcherism, in the American Political Science Review, 86(1):269-270 (March 1992).
- "Freedom of Information: Developments in the United Kingdom." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, 3(4):465-474 (Winter 1989).
- "Simulations in Political Science: a Review Essay." Social Science Computer Review, 7(3):369-377 (Fall 1989).
- The Freedom of Information Act: From Pressure to Policy Implementation. PhD Dissertation (Johns Hopkins University and University Microfilms, 1982).
External professional service, a summary
- As President of IPSA's research committee on comparative administrative culture (RC48), convened 6 panels of 36 papers for the World Congress of Political Science, to be held in Brisbane, Australia in June 2018.
- Paper accepted: "Creating and delivering a solo political science program with transparency," for the APSA's Teaching and Learning Conference, Baltimore, 2-4 Feb. 2018.
- "Governance Through Collaboration: Open Government and Online Governance in the Twenty-first Century," paper and keynote address to the Governance Through Collaboration conference of the Russian Political Science Association, at St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 23 June 2017.
- Chair and discussant for the Transparency and Governance 1 panel of the Global Transparency Research conference at the University of Limerick, Ireland, 20-21 June 2017.
- "Open Government and E-Governance: Issues of Collaboration and Inequality," presented to the World Congress of the International Political Science Association, at Poznan in Poland, 28 July 2016.
- Invited participant, World War One Centennial workshop, Draughon Center for Humanities, Auburn University, 14-15 June 2016.
- Invited participant, workshop on Leading and Serving in Changing Times, Auburn University Montgomery, 26 April 2016.
- "Transparency, eGovernance and Policy," illustrated keynote address for the International Seminar, “The Governance of Public Policy: Cultures and Regimes in Networking Contexts,” held on 27-28 June 2015 at St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation. In role as Vice-chair of research committee 48 on comparative administrative culture of the international political science association (IPSA), (PowerPoint and YouTube, DrPolitix channel, 16').
- “Public sector values and the dilemmas of transparency,” to the panel on Public Values and Politico-Administrative Cultures, at the International PSA World Congress, Montreal, 19-24 July 2014.
- "The Impact of Information and Communications Technology on Outward Flows of Official Records: Towards Transparency and eGovernance," a paper presented to the Information Technology and Politics section, annual conference of the Southern Political Science Association, in Orlando, Florida, 3-5 Jan. 2013.
- "Transparency, FOI and Wikileaks versus US National Security Secrecy: The Obama and Bush Administrations," a paper presented to a panel, "Current and Future Issues in Public Administration as they affect administrative culture," at the World Congress of the International PSA, Madrid, July 2012.
- Chair, panel "Ethics in Public Administration, including corruption /anti-corruption," at the World Congress of the International PSA, Madrid, 8-12 July 2012.
- "Towards a Typology of Outward Flows of Official Information in Liberal Democracies." A paper presented to the annual meeting of the Alabama Political Science Association, at Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 30-31 March 2012.
- "FOIA to WikiLeaks: the evolution of concepts of access to official information," keynote & paper presented to the conference of the Open Society Foundation, Bratislava, Slovakia, 7-8 Dec. 2011.
- "From Formal-passive to Informal-active Transparency: Freedom of Information, eGovernance and WikiLeaks." A paper [PDF] presented to the First Global Conference on Transparency Research, Rutgers University Newark, NJ, 18-20 May 2011.
- "Redaction and Release Systems Versus Data Dump: Transparency Programs and The WikiLeaks Classified Documents Scandal." A paper presented to the Alabama PSA, at Samford University, Birmingham, AL, 15-16 April 2011.
- "eFOIA to eGovernment? The Development of Online Official Information Services, 1985-2009." Paper presented to the Alabama PSA, Huntsville, AL, Apr. 2010.
- Extensive commentating on television, including televised analysis on CTV News Canada, of
- International Political Science Association. Elected Chair and webmaster, Research Committee on Administrative Culture, of IPSA, 2016-; was program Vice-Chair, 2011-16. Convened six panels for IPSA World Congress 2018 Brisbane, four panels for Instanbul (two when moved to Poznan, Poland), 2016; two for Madrid 2012, and three for Montreal 2014. Chaired, presented or discussed on all panels.
- Alabama Political Science Association: Past Co-President 2015-2016, Co-President, 2014-2015, and Co-Program Chair, 2013-14. Hosted annual conference 2014; created databases for online registration, submission of materials, and payment of fees.
- Scholarly journal article reviewer, PS: Political Science and Politics (APSA, 2011-); International Studies Review, 2010-; Scientific Journals International, 2006-. Member of the editorial board of Open Government: A Journal on Freedom of Information, Feb.2009-.
- More than forty conference papers in political science; numerous other presentations and panels chaired.
- Reviews (numerous) of books, articles, grants; guest analysis on television, including twice on NBC nightly news (1996).
- Presentations (numerous) to service clubs: Rotarians; Kiwanis; Friendship Forum; Alaska World Affairs Council.
- Faculty seminar participant at Harvard University, June 2005; and regularly, 1983-5.
- Dr. Maureen Murphy (chair of Chemistry, former Assoc. Dean) 334.361.9446
- Dr. Paul Gier (chair of Biology) 334.320.3312
- Dr. Frank Buckner (Assoc. Dean, former Chair of Humanities, Religion, professor emeritus) 334.467.9292
- Dr. Eric Kidwell (Director of Library) 334.265.5951