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Dr. Joshua Meddaugh

Chair - Department of Social Sciences, Associate Professor of Political Science, & Political Science Program Coordinator


Office: 109-D Clayton Hall
Social Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
JoshuaMeddaugh@clayton.edu

Biography

Dr. Meddaugh has presented his research on Constitutional Law, American Politics, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at multiple conferences and has given presentations on innovative teaching methods and Supreme Court data analysis. Aside from his academic life, Dr. Meddaugh likes to spend his free time with his wife and son as well as watching and reading about sports, especially anything to do with the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, and the New York Yankees.

Education

Ph D, Public Law and American Politics, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2012

MA, American Politics , University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2009

BA, Political Science and Economics , Elmira College, 2007

Awards and Honors

The 5th Annual President's "Making Things Better" Award - Winner, Clayton State University, Award, 2017

Innovative Teaching Award , Georgia Political Science Association, Award, 2019

James D. McBrayer Award, Georgia Political Science Association , Award, 2016

Intellectual Contributions

Dominic D. Wells, Joshua Meddaugh, David Pena, What Does This Meme to You? A Test of a Critical Thinking Exercise for the American Government Classroom, Questions in Politics – November 2020

Brian M Goldman, Pearl S Chang, Joshua R Meddaugh, Mark F Daddona, Stimulating a Response: Does Exposure to the Confederate Flag Impact People’s Attitudes Regarding Social Dominance Orientation, Ethnocultural Empathy, and their Political Beliefs?, The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology – January 17 2019

Joshua Meddaugh, John R. Theadore, “Federalism Lost: The Roberts Courts Failure to Continue Rehnquist’s Federalism Revolution.”, The Digest Law Review - College of Law - Syracuse University – April 24 2016

Joshua Meddaugh, “Where Have You Gone Federalism, the States Turn Their Lonely Eyes to You: An Empirical Investigation into the Rehnquist Court’s Federalism Decisions.” , Questions in Politics – November 12 2016

Joshua Meddaugh, "What’s Time Got to Do With It?: Ballot Measure, Strategic Timing, and Midterm Elections.", Questions in Politics – November 2015

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Joshua Meddaugh, College of Arts and Sciences Mini Grant, College of Arts and Sciences - Clayton State University, Clayton State University, 1000, Funded –  January 2015 to May 2015

Joshua Meddaugh, College of Arts and Sciences Mini Grant, College of Arts and Sciences - Clayton State University, Clayton State University, 1000, Funded –  January 2016 to May 2016

Joshua Meddaugh, College of Arts and Sciences Mini Grant, College of Arts and Sciences - Clayton State University, Clayton State University, 1000, Funded –  January 2017 to May 2017

Joshua Meddaugh, College of Arts and Sciences Mini Grant, College of Arts and Sciences - Clayton State University, Clayton State University, 1000, Funded –  January 2018 to May 2019

Presentations

Dominic D. Wells, Joshua Meddaugh, David Pena, What Does This Meme to You? A New Approach to Critical Thinking in Introduction to American Government, Annual Meeting of the Georgia Political Science Association, Georgia Political Science Association –  November 2019

Joshua Meddaugh, Jason L. Davis, Lisa D. Holland-Davis, “Fourth and Downs: An Economic Theory of Governance and the NCAA.” , College Sports Research Institute Conference, College Sports Research Institute –  April 5 2019

Joshua Meddaugh, Raluca Pavel, Dancing in November: The President's Party use of Ballot Initiatives and Turnout, 50th Annual Georgia Political Science Association, GPSA –  November 2018

Joshua Meddaugh, Pearl Chang, Brian M. Goldman, Stimulating a Response: Does Exposure to the Confederate Flag Impact People’s Attitudes Regarding Social Dominance Orientation and their Political Beliefs?, Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference April 6 2017

Joshua Meddaugh, Katie Hobbs, “Playing the Trump Card: A Philosophical Explanation of the Donald Trump Phenomena in the 2016 Election.”, 50th Georgia Political Science Association Annual Conference, GPSA –  November 2018

Service to the University & University System of Georgia

University, American Democracy Project, Chairperson, Summer 2018 , Summer 2019

University, Academic Policy Committee, Committee Member, Fall 2015 , Summer 2019

University, Clayton State Faculty Representative to the Foundation Board, Committee Member, August 2018 , July 2019

University, Clayton State at the Capitol Planning Committee, Committee Member, September 2014

Department, Promotion & Tenure Committee, Committee Member, August 2018 , July 2019

College, Promotion & Tenure Committee, Committee Member, August 2018 , July 2019

University, University Curriculum Committee , Committee Member, Fall 2015 , Fall 2018

University, President's Making Things Better Award Selection Committee, Committee Member, Fall 2018 , Fall 2018

Department, Department of Social Sciences Chair Search Committee, Committee Member, March 2016 , April 2016

, Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Series , Committee Member, September 2015 , November 19 2015

, Created Equal: The Loving Story , Committee Member, December 2014 , March 2015

Service to the Profession

Officer, Other Officer, Georgia Political Science Association November 2013 to Present

Session Chair, New York State Political Science Association January 2017 to Present

Member, Midwest Political Science Association January 2017 to Present