Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 12:52:11 PM Thu, 20 Jan 2011 
Dr. John A. Booth
 Contact Information
Dr. John A. Booth
Regents Professor-Political Science
 
Contact address   1155 Union Circle, Denton, TX 76203-5017     Office LocationMail Box: 305340, Wooten Hall, Room No.: 139 
Email  booth@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-2276    Contact Number: (940) 382-3956    Fax No: (940) 565-4818    Cell Phone (940) 368-9498   
Keywords Latin America   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Government University of Texas at Austin 1975
Master of Arts Government University of TExas at Austin 1972
Bachelor of Arts Political Science Rice University 1970
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2011PSCI4640001Revolution and Political Violence Download Syllabus
Spring 2010PSCI4660001Democracy and Democratization147 
Fall 2010PSCI1050005American Government: Process and Policies  
Fall 2009PSCI3700002Area Politics150 
Fall 2009PSCI1050006American Government: Process and Policies375 
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Research Consultancies and Other Research Activities
 
2009-10
Latin America Public Opinion Project/AmericasBarometer, Nicaragua project director
2009
Evidence Based Research, workshop on Central American Politics
2006
Centra Technologies, Inc., democracy and democratization conference participant.
2001
United Nations Electoral Assistance Division.
2000
PriceWaterhouse Coopers International/U.S. Agency for International Development, democracy program.
1994
Development Associates/U.S. Agency for International Development, consultant on El Salvador.
1987-1989
Inter-American Dialogue, Washington, D.C., consultant on Central America.
1987
Washington Office on Latin America International Human Rights Law Group, follow-up evaluation of Guatemalan regime since 1985 election.
1985
Washington Office on Latin America, consultant on 1985 Guatemalan national election.
1981-1994
Political Risk consultant on Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica; for Institute of Latin American Studies, Fund for Multinational Management Education, Cummins Engine Company, Frost and Sullivan, Inc., U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Institute, The Orkand Corporation, Leland Fikes Foundation.
Research Interests
 
Social capital, civil society, legitimacy, political participation, political culture, democracy and democratization in Latin America; Central American politics political violence, and revolution

toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
1990-PresentRegents ProfessorPolitical Science University of North Texas
2003-2004Interim ChairDepartment of Foreign Languages and Literatures University of North Texas
2000-2002Johnie Christian Family Peace Professor, ad interim  University of North Texas
1994Rufus Putnam Visiting Professor  Ohio University
1991-1992Program Chair  XVII Congress of the Latin American Studies Association
1986-1990ProfessorDepartment of Political Science University of North Texas
1986-1990ChairDepartment of Political Science University of North Texas
1984-1986Associate Professor  North Texas State University
1979-1984Associate ProfessorPolitical Science The University of Texas at San Antonio
1980-1982Undergraduate AdvisorRecord, Division of Social Sciences University of Texas at San Antonio
1980-1982Political Science CoordinatorDivision of Social Sciences University of Texas at San Antonio
1979-1980Fulbright LecturerSchool of International Relations National Autonomous University of Costa Rica
1978-1979Assistant ProfessorGuadalajara Summer School University of Arizona in
1975-1979Assistant ProfessorPolitical Science University of Texas at San Antonio
1972-1973Director of Research  Acción Internacional Técnica, San José, Costa Rica
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2010-2011404020
2009-2010404020
toggle toggle Publications
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  YearPublication  Type
2010
Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion, and Change (5th edition, revised and updated)
 
John A. Booth, Christine J. Wade and Thomas W. Walker
Boulder: Westview Press
Book
2010
Published
Cultura politica de la democracia en Nicaragua, 2010: Consolidacion democratica en las Americas en tiempos dificiles
 
John A . Booth and Mitchell A. Seligson
Nashville: Vanderbilt University
Book
2010
Published
"Crime, Hard Times, and Discontent"
 
Mitchell A. Seligson and John A. Booth
Journal of Democracy 21:2 (April), pp. 123-135
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2009
Published
The Legitimacy Puzzle in Latin America: Political Support and Democracy in Eight Nations
 
John A. Booth and Mitchell A. Seligson
New York: Cambridge University Press
Book
2009
Published
"Perspectivas para la democracia en America Latina," in Perspectivas para la democracia en America Latina (Leticia Heras Gomez and John A. Booth, eds.)
 
John A. Booth and Leticia Heras Gomez
Toluca: Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico
Book chapters
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
1997-PresentJournal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, now Latin American Politics and SocietyMember, Editorial BoardSelected Other Scholarly Activities
2003-2008International Studies QuarterlyAssociate EditorSelected Other Scholarly Activities
2000-2006Political Research QuarterlyMember, Editorial BoardSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 West PublicationsReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Wiley InterscienceReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 National Science FoundationReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 National Endowment for the HumanitiesReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Political BehaviorReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Electoral StudiesReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Westview PressReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Houghton MifflinReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Brooks Cole PublishingReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 University of Texas PressReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 W. W. Norton, Harvard University PressReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Johns Hopkins University PressReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 University of Pittsburgh PressReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Ohio University PressReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Social Science QuarterlyReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Journal of Latin American StudiesReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 American Political Science ReviewReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 American Journal of Political ScienceReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Latin American Research ReviewReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Political Research QuarterlyReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Electoral StudiesReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Journal of Interamerican Studies and World AffairsReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Latin American Politics and SocietyReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Journal of Developing AreasReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 PolityReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Comparative Political StudiesReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Studies in Comparative International DevelopmentReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Journal of PoliticsReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Conflict QuarterlyReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Comparative PoliticsReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
 Social Science and Humanities Research Council of CanadaReviewer of manuscripts, Prospecti and proposalsSelected Other Scholarly Activities
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
YearTitleRoleOrganization
2010Political Culture of Democracy in Hard TimesKeynote LecturerUniversity of Managua: Managua, Nicaragua
2010Political Culture of Democracy in Hard TimesKeynote LecturerCoalition of community organizations, Leon, Nicargua:
2010Democracy in Latin America: Status and ProspectsKeynote LecturerCenter for REsearch on Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, Toluca, Mexico
2010Civil Society in Space and Recent Time:Central America and MexicoKeynote SpeakerConference on Civil Society in Central America and Cuba, Challenges and Prospects, Colegio Mexiquense-St. Edwards University, Valle de Bravo, Mexcio
2009Legitimacy and Political Participation in Eight Latin American NationsPresenter (with M. Seligson)Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago
2008Violence and Democratic Political Capital in Latin America and the CaribbeanPresenter (with P. Richard)International Studies Association, San Francisco
2007Symposium on the Prospects for Democracy in Latin AmericaOrganizerUniversity of North Texas
2007Symposium on Prospects for Democracy in Latin AmericaOrganizerUniversity of North Texas
2007“El capital social en ocho países latinoamericanos: México en contexto comparado” (Social Capital in Eight Latin American Countries:Mexico in Comparative Context)Invited LecturePresented to the “Seminario Permanente de Partidos Políticos y Sistemas Electorales” of the Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Administración Pública of the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México and the Instituto Electoral del Estado de Méxic
2007“Untangling Social and Political Capital in Latin American Democracies"Presenter with Patricia Bayer RichardSymposium on the Prospects for Democracy in Latin America, University of North Texas, April 5-6, 2007
2003 LecturerTexas Woman’s University
2003“Civil Society and Social Capital Formation: A Test of Putnam’s Model”LecturerUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte, February 21, 2003
2001Peace/Democracy/Human Rights Working Group Symposium seriesOrganizerUniversity of North Texas
2001Nicaraguan Political System, Symposium on the Media and Nicaraguan ElectionsPresenterUniversity of Pittsburgh and Center Point College, Pittsburgh, PA
2001 LecturerUniversity of Pittsburgh
20019/11/01 terrorist attacksLecturerUniversity of North Texas 2001, Spring Creek Campus, Collin County Community College District, 2001
1998Internet Forum on Democracy and Human Rights, conducted by the Latin American and Caribbean CenterPresenterFlorida International University
1992 LecturerSt. Mary's University, San Antonio
1991, 1994 LecturerOhio University
1990 LecturerSouthern Methodist University
1990 LecturerUniversity of Texas at Arlington
1990Symposium on Political Parties and the Future of Democracy, Roth Public Affairs ForumCo-organizerUniversity of North Texas-Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, April 19-21, 1990
1989 LecturerSonoma State University
1988 LecturerTrinity University
1988 LecturerSouthwest Texas State University
1988 LecturerDickenson College
1988 LecturerUniversity of Pittsburgh
1988 LecturerFulbright Institute, University of Arkansas
1988 LecturerDallas World Affairs Council
1987Beyond WarLecturerSan Antonio
1987 LecturerUniversity of Washington
1986 LecturerUniversity of New Mexico
1986 LecturerInstitute of Latin American Studies Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin
1986 LecturerWorld Affairs Council of Austin, Texas
1986 LecturerUniversity of Texas at the Permian Basin, Odessa
1985, 1989 LecturerUniversity of Oklahoma
1985, 1986, 1988 LecturerThe Houston Seminar
1985History SectionLecturerTexas Junior College Teacher's Association February 23, 1985
1984Central America Awareness WeekLecturerUniversity of Puget Sound, September 24, 1984
1983 and 1985Central AmericaLecturerUniversity of Arkansas Latin American Symposium
1983Symposium on "The Nicaraguan Revolution: Following the Cuban Model?"ParticipantDepartment of State, Washington, D.C.,February 3, 1983
1983 LectureSchool of International Relations, National Autonomous University of Costa Rica, sponsored by U.S. Information Agency, August 1983
1982 LectureSeries in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, sponsored by the United States Information Agency, U.S. Department of State, November 22 24, 1982; lectures to the National Congress of Honduras and at the School of Journalism of the National Autonomous U. of Honduras
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2007Faculty Development LeaveUniversity of North Texas$54,000OtherCompleted
2006Faculty Research Small GrantUniversity of North Texas$500OtherCompleted
2002Faculty Research Small GrantUniversity of North Texas$750OtherCompleted
2002Research GrantDepartment of Political Science$500OtherCompleted
2000Toulouse Scholar AwardUniversity of North Texas$2,000OtherCompleted
2000Faculty Development LeaveUniversity of North Texas$42,000OtherCompleted
1999-2000Faculty Research Grant: “Civil Society and Democratization in Central America”University of North Texas$2,500OtherCompleted
1991-1992Faculty Research Opportunities Grant: "Democratic Culture in Costa Rica and Nicaragua"University of North Texas$3,000OtherCompleted
1991-1992"The Development of Democratic Culture in Guatemala"North-South Center, University of Miami$25,000OtherCompleted
1991Research Grant on Current Latin American Issues for "The Development of Democratic Culture in Central America"Heinz Foundation and the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh$25,000OtherCompleted
1991Faculty Development LeaveUniversity of North Texas$31,350OtherCompleted
1990For preparation of grant proposals for funding of survey on "Political Participation in Costa Rica"Faculty Research Opportunities Program Grant, University of North Texas$2,000OtherCompleted
1985For project on "The Impact of U.S. Foreign Policy on the Nicaraguan Revolution”Faculty Research Initiation Grant, North Texas State University$4,500OtherCompleted
1976For seminar on the Face of Participation in Latin America (with Mitchell A. Seligson)Latin American Studies Association$500OtherCompleted
1976For seminar on Faces of Participation in Latin America (with Mitchell A. Seligson)Border States Universities Consortium on Latin America$500OtherCompleted
 Faculty Research Small GrantUniversity of North Texas OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Teaching
American Government and Politics
 

Central American Politics
 

Comparative Political Culture and Behavior
 
Graduate

Democracy and Democratization
 
Undergraduate

Great Power Foreign Policy
 

Introduction to American Government
 

Introduction to Texas Politics
 

Latin American Politics
 
Undergraduate and Graduate

Mexican Politics
 

Models of Democracy
 

Political Participation
 

Public Policy in Texas
 

Revolution and Political Violence
 
Undergraduate and Graduate

Social Conflict in the Third World
 

Social Research Methods
 

The U.S. and Mexican Political Systems Compared
 

U.S. Third World Foreign Policy
 

U.S. Foreign Policy Since World War II
 

Violence and Society
 

toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2008-PresentRegents Professor Advisory CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2005-PresentFrank Spencer Scholarship CommitteeMemberCollege of Arts and Sciences University of North Texas
2005-Presentpolitical science junior faculty (2)Department MentorDepartment of Political Science (UNT)
2010Arts and Sciences Personnel Affairs CommitteeMemberCollege of Arts and Sciences
2008-2009Grants and Awards CommitteeMemberDepartment of Political Science (UNT)
2008-2009College of Arts and Sciences Mentor ProgramMentor (1 mentee)College of Arts and Sciences University of North Texas
2008-2009Policy Advisory GroupMemberUniversity of North Texas
2006-2009College of Arts and Sciences Faculty CouncilMemberCollege of Arts and Sciences University of North Texas
2008ad hoc appeal committee for graduate student in Public AdministrationChairUniversity of North Texas
2008Human Rights Search CommitteeChairDepartment of Political Science (UNT)
1998-1999, 2006-2008Undergraduate Studies CommitteeMember, Chair 2007-2008Department of Political Science (UNT)
1985-2008several faculty recruitment committees in international relations and comparative politicsMember (sometimes chair)Department of Political Science (UNT)
2006-2007University Review CommitteeMember (elected) (2006-2007; chair, URC Grievance Case Subcommittee 2006-2007)University of North Texas
2005-2007Faculty Senate Charter and By-Laws CommitteeChairUniversity of North Texas
2005-2007 Faculty SenatorUniversity of North Texas
1992-2006Departmental Executive CommitteeMemberDepartment of Political Science (UNT)
2005grievance proceedingFaculty advocate for appellantCollege of Arts and Sciences University of North Texas
2004-2005College of Arts and Sciences Mentor ProgramMentor (1 mentee)College of Arts and Sciences University of North Texas
2004University Tenure Committee appeal and mediationAdvocate for faculty memberUniversity of North Texas
2003-2004Department of Foreign Languages and LiteraturesInterim ChairCollege of Arts and Sciences University of North Texas
2002-2003Honors Program Research Advisory CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2002-2003Provost Search CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2002ad hoc Grievance Committee for the Department of PhysicsChairCollege of Arts and Sciences University of North Texas
2001-2002Graduate Studies CommitteeMemberDepartment of Political Science (UNT)
1993-94, 2000-2001Department Chair Search CommitteeChairDepartment of Political Science (UNT)
-2000, 2002Chair Search CommitteeMemberDepartment of Political Science (UNT)
1998-2000Faculty Development Leave CommitteeChair; elected member 1998-2000University of North Texas
1998-1999Faculty Senate ad hoc Committee on Faculty Development LeavesMemberUniversity of North Texas
1997-1999Developing Scholars Awards CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
1997-1998Recruitment Committee, endowed Peace ProfessorshipChairDepartment of Political Science (UNT)
1993-1998Provost's Advisory Committee on Regents ProfessorshipsMember (reviewed and clarified criteria for Regents professors, 1993-1994, annually reviewed proposed promotions to this rank)University of North Texas
1996ad hoc Review Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences, tenure and promotion case appealChairCollege of Arts and Sciences University of North Texas
1993-1995College of Arts and Sciences Committee to Review the Core CurriculumChair (reviewed, revised, and guided through faculty approval process the A&S Core Curriculum)College of Arts and Sciences University of North Texas
1991-1994College of Arts and Sciences Personnel Affairs Committee, (screened all A&S tenure and promotion cases)Member (elected)College of Arts and Sciences University of North Texas
1993Provost's Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty RetentionMemberUniversity of North Texas
1992-1993University Graduate CouncilMemberUniversity of North Texas
1991-1992Ad Hoc Committee on Qualifications for Graduate Faculty MembershipMember (reviewed and fully revised UNT’s graduate faculty membership criteria)University of North Texas
1991University Review CommitteeMember (elected)--(reviewed faculty grievances)University of North Texas
1990-1991Political Science Department Graduate Studies CommitteeChairDepartment of Political Science (UNT)
1989Ad Hoc Committee on Scientific Misconduct Policy, (committee drafted the university’s scholarly/scientific misconduct policy)MemberUniversity of North Texas
1987Fulbright-Hays screening committeeMemberUniversity of North Texas
1985-1987Recruitment Committee for the Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate DeanMemberUniversity of North Texas
1975-1984several faculty recruitment committees at University of Texas at San Antonio, 1975-1984 during a period of rapid faculty expansion at a new universityMember (sometimes chair)Department of Political Science University of Texas at San Antonio
1977-1979University AssemblyMember (elected)University of Texas at San Antonio
1977-1978President’s Ad Hoc Committee on Tenure and Promotion PolicyChairUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
 Midwest Political Science AssociationMemberProfessional Memberships
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2000-2001Toulouse ScholarUniversity of North Texas
1996-1997Outstanding Graduate TeacherNorth Texas Chapter, Pi Sigma Alpha
1994Mortarboard Top ProfUniversity of North Texas
1990Nominated for Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper in Comparative PoliticsAmerican Political Science Association 1990 Meeting, San Francisco, for "Political Culture and Democracy: Evidence from Nicaragua and Costa Rica" (with Mitchell A. Seligson)
1988Sigma XiThe Scientific Research Society
1984"The Political Culture of Authoritarianism in Mexico: A Re Examination," (with Mitchell A. Seligson). Latin American Research Review 19 (No. 1, 1984), pp. 106 124.Hoover Institution Prize for Best Paper Published on Latin America
1982"The Illusion of Authoritarian Political Culture: Social Structure and Democratic Values in Mexico" (with Mitchell A. Seligson).Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, Best Paper Award. Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association
1979-1980Fulbright Hays Fellowship (Costa Rica) 
1979Scholar Diplomat SeminarU.S. Department of State
1973electedPhi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
1972-1973Latin American Teaching Fellow 
1970-1972TraineeNational Science Foundation
1970-1971Woodrow Wilson Fellow 
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2001Carter Center election observation delegationMemberNicaraguan national election
1996Joint election observation delegation of Hemisphere Initiatives-Washington Office on Latin AmericaMemberNicaraguan national election
1994Comparative Politics -- Developing Areas, Midwest Political Science Association 1994 meeting, April 14-16, ChicagoSection ChairSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1992XVII International Congress (Los Angeles, CA), Latin American Studies AssociationProgram ChairSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1989-1992Board of Advisers, Hemisphere Initiatives, Boston, MAMemberSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1989-1990Latin American Studies Association's Delegation to Observe the February 1990 Nicaraguan National ElectionMemberNicaraguan national election
1989-1992Editorial Board, Latin American Research ReviewMemberSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1988Latin American Studies Association delegation to study compliance with the Central American Peace AccordsMemberSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1988Commission's report, Extraordinary Opportunities...And New Risks, Latin American Studies Association, Pittsburgh, March 15, 1988Contributing authorSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1988-1989Latin American Studies Association's Task Force on Scholarly Relations with Nicaragua/Central AmericaChair; Member of Task Force, 1986-91Selected Other Scholarly Activities
1988Conference on Religious Resurgence and Politics in the Contemporary World, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, April 5-6, 1988Co-organizerSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1988-1990Mosher Institute for Defense Studies, Texas A & M UniversityResearch FellowSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1987Washington Office on Latin America International Human Rights Law Group joint follow up mission on aftermath of 1985 Guatemalan electionMemberSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1986-1990Board of Advisors, Instituto Centroamericano de Asuntos Internacionales, San José, Costa RicaMemberSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1985Washington Office on Latin America International Human Rights Law Group's joint observer delegation to the 3 November 1985 Guatemalan national electionsMemberSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1985-1990Latin American Studies Association Task Force on Scholarly Relations with NicaraguaMemberSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1984Latin American Studies Association's Nicaragua Task Force observer team for November 4, 1984 Nicaraguan National elections, (October 28 November 5, 1984)MemberSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1984-1990Board of Advisors, Central America Resource Center, (now Documentation Exchange) Austin, TexasMemberSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1983U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Hemispheric Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, on "United States Policy toward Honduras and Nicaragua," Washington, D.C., March 5, 1983TestifiedSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1983-1984Central American issues to Henry G. Cisneros, Mayor of San Antonio and Member of the Bipartisan National Commission on Central America, August 1983-January, 1984Advisor and consultantSelected Other Scholarly Activities
1976Seminar on The Faces of Participation in Latin America: A New Look at Citizen Action in Society, November 12 13, 1976, San Antonio, TexasCo-organizerSelected Other Scholarly Activities
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Special Skills
Fluent Spanish: 3 1/2 years total residence in Spain (1968-69), Costa Rica (1972-73, 1979-80), and Mexico (1978, 1979). Also read and understand some Portuguese.





Statistical and Research Methods: graduate training and field experience in basic and advanced statistical analytical techniques, scope and methods of research, sample design, survey techniques (both personal interview and telephone interview).

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