Dr. John Hermann
Associate Professor
(210) 999-8343

jhermann@trinity.edu
Curriculum Vitae
  
Research Interest:

Supreme Court, Judicial
 Process/Behavior,
and Constitutional Law

Manuscripts in Progress:

Tearing Open Pandora's Box:  The Supreme Court, The Commerce National Police Powers

Spring 2010

PLSI 1301-4

American Politics

PLSI 3352-1

Civil Rights and Liberties
 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

JOHN ROBERT HERMANN

Associate Professor

Trinity University

Department of Political Science

One Trinity Place

San Antonio, TX 78212

(210) 999-8343

jhermann@trinity.edu

 

Academic Positions

 

            Trinity University, Department of Political Science

                        Associate Professor (2001-Present)

                        Assistant Professor (1995-2001)         

 

Education

 

            Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

                        Ph.D., Political Science, 1995

 

            Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

                        B.A., Political Science and Writing, 1989, Cum Laude

 

 

Honors and Awards

 

 

Honored for Ten Years of Service to Trinity University in 2005, Office of Academic Affairs

 

Granted Academic Leave During the Spring, 2002 Semester

 

Member of Who’s Who Among American Educators (nominated by a former student), 2002-2006

 

                Member of Who’s Who in America, 2000-2006 

           

1996, 1999, and 2005 Summer Stipend, Faculty Development Committee, Trinity University

 

                Dean’s Discretionary Funds, 1997

 

                Named Most Outstanding Professor in the Department of Political Science, 1995-1996

                Academic Year, Trinity University Mortar Board

 

Department of Political Science Graduate Fellowship and Assistantship, 1991-1995, Emory University

 

Summer Research Grant, Department of Political Science, 1994, Emory University

 

Summer Fellowship to I.C.P.S.R., 1992 and 1993, Emory University

 

Member of Pi Sigma Alpha

 

Publications

 

Hermann, John R. 2005. “Associate Justice William O. Douglas,” in The Encyclopedia of Modern American Philosophy. Thoemmus Press: Bristol, England. This article length manuscript was approximately 1,000 words in length. (By Invitation.)

 

Hermann, John R. 2004. “Loving v. Virginia (1967)”, “Wisconsin v. Mitchell (1993)”, and “The Solicitor General.” In David Schultz (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties. New York: M.E. Sharpe. These three article length manuscripts range from 1,000 to 2,500 words in length. (By Invitation.)

 

Hermann, John R. 2000 “American Indians in Court: The Burger and Rehnquist Years.”   Social Science Journal. 37: pp. 245-259. (Refereed Journal.)

 

O’Connor Karen, and John R. Hermann. 2000.  “The Perils of Paula.”  In Mark J.Rozell and Clyde Wilcox, eds., The Clinton Scandal and the Future of American Government.  Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press: pp. 40-59.  (By Invitation.)

 

Hermann, John R. 2000. “Clerks of the Justices,”  “Native American Sovereignty,”  and   “Native American Law,” in The Supreme Court.   Salem Press: Pasadena, California. (By Invitation.) 

 

Hermann, John R. 1997.  “American Indian Interests and Supreme Court Agenda Setting: 1969-1992 October Terms.” American Politics Quarterly 25: pp. 241-260.  (Refereed Journal.)

 

Hermann, John R., and Karen O’Connor. 1996.  “American Indians and the Burger Court.” Social Science Quarterly 77: pp. 127-144. (Refereed Journal.)

 

Hermann, John R., and Heather K. Travis. 1996. “Emerging Trends In Federal Indian Law.”     Native American Policy Network 14: pp. 1-4. (By Invitation.)

 

O’Connor, Karen, and John R. Hermann. 1995. “The Clerk Connection: Appearances Before the Supreme Court by Former Law Clarks” Judicature 78: pp. 247-249. (Refereed Journal.)

 

O’Connor, Karen, and John R. Hermann. 1995. “The Role of Clerks in the Work of the U.S. Supreme Court.” in Karen O’Connor, ed., American Government: Cases and Readings.  Boston, Mass.: Allyn & Bacon: pp. 264-269.  (By Invitation.)   

 

Giles, Michael, and John R. Hermann. 1993.  The Federal Court Structure (monograph/disc.) Chicago, Illinois:  American Bar Foundation.  (Obtained by Competitive Grant.)

 

Manuscripts in Progress

 

Hermann, John R. Tearing Open Pandora’s Box: The Supreme Court, The Commerce Clause, and National Police Powers.            (Four of the six chapters are complete. I intend to submit this book length manuscript to a university publisher in 2006.)

 

Hermann, John R. “Predicting The Burger Court and Individual Justices’ Votes Involving American Indian Cases At The Agenda Setting Stage: 1969-1985 October Terms.” Manuscript length article submitted to Social Science Journal.

 

Hermann, John R. “Bowen v. Roy (1986),”  “Lyng v. Northwest Indian Protective Association (1988),”  “Employment Division, Oregon Department of Human Resources v. Smith (1990),”  “Reynolds v. United States (1879),” and “Sherbert v. Verner (1963),” in The Encyclopedia of the First Amendment.  Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press. (These five short vignettes will be published in 2007.) (By Invitation.)

 

Professional Presentations

 

“Tearing Open Pandora’s Box: The Supreme Court, The Commerce Clause, and National Police Powers During the Progressive Era.” Paper delivered at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

“Supreme Court Decision-Making and Content Analysis: A Critical Evaluation.”  Poster presentation delivered at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA.

 

“Explaining the Success of American Indian Interests at the Agenda Setting Stage, 1969-

1992.”  Paper delivered at the 1995 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Dallas, Texas.

 

“Clerks Come Home to Roost But Can They Crow?”  (co-authored with Karen O’Connor).  Paper delivered at the 1994 Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

“Individual and Aggregate Support for American Indians on the Certiorari Votes, 1969-1975.”  Paper delivered at the 1994 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New York, New York, September 1-4.

 

“American Indians in Court: The Burger and Rehnquist Years.”  Paper delivered at the 1994 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, April, 14-16.

 

“The Clerk Connection:  A History and Analysis of Clerk Participation Before the U.S. Supreme Court” (co-authored with Karen O’Connor).  Paper delivered at the 1993

Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, the Palmer House, Chicago, Illinois, April 15-17.

Portions reprinted in Karen O’Connor and Larry J. Sabato, American Government:  Roots and Reform.  Second Edition.  (Boston, Mass: Allyn and Bacon, 1995).

 

Teaching Experience

 

American Politics

Judicial Process

Constitutional Law

Civil Rights and Liberties

Research Methods In Political Science

The Politics of Supreme Court Litigation

First Year Seminar

                Criminal Justice

 

Selected Service

           

            Participant in Faculty Debate with Dr. David Crockett, 2005.

 

Chair, Pre-Law Advisory Committee, 2006

 

            Member, Faculty Grievance Committee, 2006

           

Supreme Court Internship Committee, Spring 2004

 

            Reviewed four Chapters of David Yalof and Ken Dautrick’s Enduring Democracy: An Introduction To American Politics (2004).  New York: Wadsworth.
 

            Trinity University Representative at National Conference on Alcohol Use by College Students, Fall 2000.         

            Faculty Participant, Trinity Elects, Fall 2000.

           

            Library Activities Committee, 2002, 2003, and 2004.

           

            First Year Seminar Committee Member, 2000-2002.   

            Featured Speaker, San Antonio Jewish Federation, 1999-2004.

            Member of the Organization Committee for the 1999 Annual Meeting of the Southwest

            Social Science Association.
            Reviewed article length manuscripts for the American Political Science Review, American Journal of
            Political Science, Journal of Politics, American Politics Quarterly,  Social Science Quarterly, Social
            Science Journal.

 

Reviewed a book length manuscript for Westview Press in 1998.

 

Conceived a chapter of The Golden Key Honor Society, 1999.

 

Head Sponsor of The Golden Key Honor Society, 1999-Present.

 

Led campaign drive in the Department of Political Science for United Way, 1996-2002.

 

Chair of Panel IV, Faculty Development Committee, 1997.

 

Member of Executive Committee, Faculty Development Committee, 1997.

 

Member of Faculty Development Committee, 1996,1997, 2003. 2004, and 2005

 

Political Consultant to KPOZ 1310 AM Radio, 1997.

 

Member of Pre-Law Advisory Committee, 1995 – Present.

 

Member of Information and Technology Sub-Committee on the Creation of a Computer Lab, 1996.

 

Essay Reader, Government and Politics, Advanced Placement Exam, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1995.

 

Head of a Depository on all social science research involving Native American Affairs.

 

Steering Committee for the Native American Section of the American Political Science Association, 1996.

 

Private Consultant, Allyn & Bacon Publishing Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995-1997.  Reviewed galleys for three chapters of Karen O’Connor and Larry Sabato’s American Government: Continuity and Change.

 

Memberships

 

            Southern Political Science Association, 1995-1998; 2005        
           
            American Political Science Association, 1991– 2000

 

            American Judicature Society, 1995–1998; 2005

 

            Southwest Political Science Association, 1995–1998

 

Outside Interests

 

Exercise  (Cardiovascular and Resistance), Tennis, Baseball, Football, Hiking, Investing, Literature, Mystery Novels, Jazz, Movies, and Theater

 

 

References will be furnished upon request