Dr. Tucker Gibson
      Professor
      (210) 999-8342

      lgibson@trinity.edu
    
      Research Interest:


      Recent Books:

     Government and Politics in the Lone Star State:
    
 Theory and Practice.  (PrenticeHall, 2007)

 

       


Spring 2010
 

PLSI 1301-1

American Politics

  PLSI 3316-1
Comparative Urban Governance

GNED - 1300-15

Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America

 

 

VITA

L. TUCKER GIBSON, JR. 

Personal Data:

        Born:             October 11, 1941, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
        Married:        Wife, Dorothy; three daughters
        Address:        3802 Deerfield Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78218
        Phone:            210-999-8318 (office); 210-653-0669 (home)

Educational Background:

        1958-1960       Mars Hill Junior College, Mars Hill, North Carolina
        B.A. 1961        Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee (History)
        M.A. 1963       Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma (Government)
        Ph.D. 1968       University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia (Government)

Faculty Positions:

       1961-1963      Teaching Assistant, Oklahoma State University
       1963-1965      Assistant Professor, Phillips University                    

       1968                Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia                

       1968-1974       Assistant Professor, Trinity University

       1974-1995       Associate Professor, Trinity University

       1995-2006       Professor and Chair, Trinity University

        2006-               Professor, Trinity University

Courses Taught:

American Government, Issues in American Politics, State Government and Politics, Local Government and Politics,  Elections and Campaigns, Political Parties and Interest Groups, U.S. Legislatures, Public Policy, Bureaucratic Politics,  Research Methods in Political  Science, Religion in American Politics, Internships in Political Science,  Politics of Non-Government Corporations

Publications:

"The Governor of Virginia as Legislative Leader," University of Virginia News Letter, 45 (June, 1969).

Demographic Data for San Antonio Voting Precincts, 1976. San Antonio, TX: Urban Data Base, 1976.

"The Governor of Virginia as Legislative Leader," in Virginia Government and Politics:  Readings and Comments. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1976.

San Antonio Census Tract Street Directory. San Antonio, TX: Data Resource Center, 1979.   

"Mayoralty Elections in San Antonio," The Politics of San Antonio, ed. David R. Johnson, John A. Booth, and Richard Harris. Lincoln, NEB: University of Nebraska Press, 1983.

"Texas Legislators and the Folks Back Home," in Practicing Texas Politics , 6e, Eugene W. Jones, Joe E. Ericson, Lyle C.Brown, and Robert S. Trotter. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1986.

Government and Politics in the Lone Star State: Theory and Practice, with Clay Robison. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993.

Politics in America: Texas Edition, with Thomas Dye and Clay Robison. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1994.

Government and Politics in the Lone Star State: Theory and Practice , 2e, with Clay Robison. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1995

Government by the People: Texas Edition, with James MacGregor Burns, J.W. Peltason, Thomas E. Cronin, David B. Magleby and Clay Robison. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1995.

Politics in America: Texas Edition, 2e, with Thomas Dye and Clay Robinson. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1997.

Government by the People: Texas Edition, 2e, with James MacGregor Burns, J.W. Peltason, Thomas E. Cronin, David B. Magleby and Clay Robison. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998.

Government and Politics in the Lone Star State: Theory and Practice, 3e, with Clay Robison. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999

Politics in America: Texas Edition, 3e, with Thomas Dye and Clay Robison. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999.

Government and Politics in the Lone Star State: Theory and Practice, 4e, with Clay Robison. Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall, 2001

Politics in America: Texas Edition, 4e, with Thomas Dye and Clay Robison.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall, 2002.

Politics in America: Texas Edition, 5e, with Thomas Dye and Clay Robison.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall, 2003.

Government and Politics in the Lone Star State: Theory and Practice, 5e.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2005.

Politics in America: Texas Edition, 6e, with Thomas Dye and Clay Robison.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2005.

Politics in America: Brief Texas Edition, with Thomas Dye and Clay Robison.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2005.

Politics in America: Texas Edition, 7e, with Thomas Dye and Clay Robison.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2007

Politics in America: Brief Texas Edition, with Thomas Dye and Clay Robison.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2007

 Government by the People: Texas Version, 22e with David Magleby, David M. O’Brien, Paul C. Light, James MacGregor Burns, J.W. Peltason, Thomas E.Cronin, and Clay Robison.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2007

Government by the People: Texas Version (Brief Edition), 3e with David Magleby, David M. O’Brien, Paul C. Light, James MacGregor Burns, J.W. Peltason, Thomas E.Cronin, and Clay Robison.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2007

Government and Politics in the Lone Star State: Theory and Practice, 6e.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2007

Papers:

"Interest Groups in a Nonpartisan Election System," paper delivered at Southwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, April, 1976.

"Mayoralty Elections in San Antonio," paper delivered at the Southwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, April, 1977.

"Teaching the Legislative Process," paper delivered at the Southwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March, 1984.

"Applied Social Sciences: Marketing Research Along the Texas-Mexico Border," paper delivered at the Southwest Council on Latin American Studies Annual Meeting, Kingsville, Texas, April 7, 1989.

"San Antonio Politics in Perspective: 1900 to 1989," 1989 Scholars Program Proceedings, City Public Service Board, San Antonio, Texas.

"The Effects of Single-Member Districting on Texas School Board Politics," paper delivered at the Southwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March, 1991.

Panels:

Panelist, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Leadership San Antonio, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1991.

Panelist, Political Campaign Workshop, American Association of University Women, Kerrville, Texas, February 9, 1980.

Panelist, 1980 Census Workshop, Trinity University Panelist, San Antonio Chapter, American Marketing Association, San Antonio, November 14, 1980.

Panelist, Southwest Political Science Association, Houston, March, 1985.

Panelist, 1990 Census Redistricting Conference, Sponsored by the Texas Economic and Demographic Association/San Antonio and Center for Economic Development, The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Panelist, Design San Antonio, 1991.

Panelist, Inter-University Policy Forum, 1991

Panelist, Texas Public Radio, City Charter Reform, May 12, 2004

Panelist, Earl Lewis Symposium, Trinity University, 2004

Panelist, Texas Association of Regional Councils, San Antonio, September 23, 2004.

Grants/Contracts:

Robert A. Taft Institute of Government, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1980
Contract with the Bureau of the Census to complete update of 1980 GBF/DIME
       File for the City of San Antonio, 1977-1978
Summer Stipend, Trinity University, 1990
Academic Leave, Trinity University, 1991
Administrative Leave, Trinity University, 2002

CONSULTING:

            Aiken and Gump, 1996

Alamo Community College District, Redistricting, 1991

Alamo Heights Independent School District, Redistricting, 1995

Attorney General, State of Texas, Redistricting, 1989

Aransas County, Redistricting, 1982

Bexar County, Redistricting, 1991

Burleson County, Redistricting, 1981-1982

Cameron County, Redistricting, 1981

City of Castroville, Redistricting, 1993, 2005

City of San Antonio, City Water Board Litigation

City of San Antonio, Redistricting, 1976, 1981

City of San Marcos, Redistricting, 1994

City of Gonzalez, Redistricting, 1982

City of Jefferson, Redistricting, 1982-1983

City of Seguin, Redistricting, 1993

Comal County, Redistricting, 1981-1982

Dimmit County, Redistricting, 1981

Driscoll Independent School District, 1997

Edwards Aquifer Authority, 2000, 2002, 2004

Frio County, Redistricting, 1981, 1991

Guadalupe County, Redistricting, 1981

Hondo Independent School District, Redistricting, 1988, 1991

Karnes County, Redistricting, 1981, 1991

Kendall County, Redistricting, 1991

Live Oak County, Redistricting, 1981

Maverick County, Redistricting, 1982

Medina County, Redistricting, 1977-1982, 1991, 2002

Medina Valley Independent School District, 1994, 2002

New Braunfels Independent School District, Redistricting, 1983-1984, 1991

Northeast Independent School District, Demographic Applications for Long-range Planning, 1983

Northeast Independent School District, Redistricting, 1994

San Patricio County, Redistricting, 1981-1982

Seguin Independent School District, Redistricting, 1984, 1991

Uvalde Independent School District, Redistricting, 1991

Washington County, Redistricting, 1981

Wilson County, Redistricting, 1993

John Steen, Alamo Junior College District, 1975; San

Antonio City Council, 1977, 1979; mayoralty race, 1981

Nelson Wolff, 1974 congressional campaign for 21st district; 1987 City Council Race

Northside Independent School District Elections, 1988

North East Independent School District Bond Election, 1987

Research Skills:

        Survey Research, Research Design, STATPAC, Demographics.

Current Research:

Texas government and politics
         Single-member districting in Texas school districts
         San Antonio politics

 Administrative Responsibilities:

Chair, Department of Political Science, 1995-2006

            Co-Director, Robert A. Taft Institute of Government, 1975-1980

            Co-Director, NSF Institute for Political Science Curriculum, 1975, 1978

            Director, Data Resource Center, 1977-1980

University Committees:

Member of the University Senate, 1973-1976, 2003-2006
Member of the Faculty Research and Development Committee, 1973-1976
Chairman, Computer Advisory Committee, 1976-1977
Chairman, Self-Study Subcommittee on Student Personnel, 1975-1976
Chairman, Faculty Research and Development Committee, 1979-1980
Member, Ad Hoc Committee on University Reorganization, 1979
Member, Search Committee for Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, 1980   
Member, Promotion and Tenure Commission 1982-1985
Member, Major Scholarships & Fellowships Committee, 1998-1999, 2001-2002, 2005-2006
Member, Faculty Senate, 1988-1991, 2004-2006
Chairman, Pre-Law Advisory Committee, 1988 to 2006
Member, Pre-Law Advisory Committee, 2006-
Member, Faculty Grievance Committee, 1993-1994
Member, Admissions, Scholarships & Financial Aid Committee, 1983-1985, 1993-1995,1999-2000

Professional Associations:

         American Political Science Association
         Southwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors

Community Service:

         City of San Antonio, Animal Advisory Control Board, 1978
         City of San Antonio, Trustee, Library Board, 1978-1979
         City of San Antonio, Commissioner, Civil Service Commission, 1979-1981
         City of San Antonio, Ad Hoc Committee on Data Requirements, 1982-1983
         San Antonio Literacy Council, 1983-1985
         Northeast Independent School District, Technical Advisory Committee, 1985-87
         President, San Antonio Chapter of Texas Demographic and Economic Association, 1988-89
         Community of Churches, Long Range Planning Task Force, 1989                             
         Member, San Antonio Express News Board of Community Advisors 
         Board Member, Hemisphere Institute for Public Service, 1989-1994