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Marianne Stewart

Marianne Stewart

Professor of Political Science
GR 3.226
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Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Political Science
Duke University - 1986
M.A. - Political Science
University of Windsor - 1980
B.A. - Political Science
University of Windsor - 1976


David Sanders, Harold D. Clarke, Marianne C. Stewart and Paul Whiteley. 2011. "Simulating The Effects of the Alternative Vote in the 2010 U.K. General Election." Parliamentary Affairs 64, pp. 5-23. 2011 - Publication
David Sanders, Harold D. Clarke, Marianne C. Stewart and Paul Whiteley. 2011. "Downs, Stokes, and the Dynamics of Electoral Choice." British Journal of Political Science 41 (April), pp. 287-314. 2011 - Publication
Harold D. Clarke, David Sanders, Marianne C. Stewart and Paul Whiteley. Campaigning for Change: The Dynamics of Electoral Choice in Britain. Book proposal submitted for review to Cambridge University Press, January 2011. 2011 - Publication
Harold D. Clarke, David Sanders, Marianne C. Stewart and Paul Whiteley. 2011. "Valence Politics and Electoral Choice in Britain, 2010." Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties 21. 2011 - Publication
Paul Whiteley, Harold D. Clarke, Marianne C. Stewart. 2011. "Aggregate-Level Forecasting of the 2010 General Election in Britain: The Seats-Votes Model." Electoral Studies Special Issue on Election Forecasting, guest editors Michael S. Lewis-Beck and Rachel Gibson, 30. 2011 - Publication
Harold D. Clarke, Allan Kornberg, Thomas J. Scotto and Marianne C. Stewart. "Political Choices in Hard Times: Voting in the 2010 House Elections." Manuscript submitted for review to PS: Political Science and Politics 2010 - Publication
Thomas J. Scotto, Harold D. Clarke, Allan Kornberg, Jason Reifler, David Sanders, Marianne C. Stewart and Paul Whiteley. 2010. "The Dynamics of the Political Economy of Support for Barack Obama During the 2008 Presidential Election Campaign." Electoral Studies Special Issue on the 2008 U.S. Presidential Elections, guest editor Herbert Weisberg, 29, pp. 545-56. 2010 - Publication
Paul Whiteley, Marianne Stewart, David Sanders and Harold Clarke. 2010. "Do Institutions Really Influence Political Participation?: Contextual Influences on Turnout and Participation in the World's Democracies." International Journal of Market Research 52, pp. 1-22. 2010 - Publication


Research Associate II
Southern Methodist University [2010–2013]
Research Associate
University of Houston [2008–Present]
The Houston Area Panel Study [2008–Present]
Visiting Professor/Research Scientist
University of Texas at Dallas [2004–Present]
University of Texas at Dallas [1996–Present]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1990–1996]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1988–1990]
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University [1986–1988]
Hollins College
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University [1981–1986]

Additional Information

Academic Awards and Fellowships
Award of Commendation, Midwest Political Science Association, for Dedicated Service as Editor, American  Journal of Political Science, 2006-2009; presented during the 68th National Conference, April 2010.  Certificates of Appreciation:
  • Midwest Political Science Association, for Dedicated Service as Program Chair of The Annual Meeting, 1994.
  • National Science Foundation, for Exemplary Service on the National Science Foundation Methodology, Measurement and Statistics Advisory Panel, 2002-04.
  • National Science Foundation-ADVANCE Coordinating Committee,in Recognition of Distinguished Service to The National Science Foundation in the Development of the NSF Program "ADVANCE: Increasing The Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers," 1999-2001.
Henry Rutgers Research Fellow, Rutgers University, 1986-88. James B. Duke International Studies Fellow, Duke University, 1980-81. James B. Duke Commonwealth Fellow, Duke University, 1977-80. First Class Honours/President's Roll of Scholars, University of Windsor, 1975-76.
Research and Teaching Areas
  • Comparative Government and Politics: Anglo-American Countries.
  • Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior.
  • Political Participation.
  • Research Methodology: Conduct of Inquiry, Survey Methodology, Data Analysis.
University Service
University of Texas at Dallas Administration, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Executive Vice-Dean, 2005-07:   Responsibilities
  • Administrative, leadership and managerial support of strategic plans, of budget proposals, of account audits, expenditures, procurements, and compliance reports; and of special projects to enhance instructional and research program quality.
  • Consultation, mediation, and resolution of (un)foreseen problems or conflicts.23
  • Enactment and review of policies and proceduresinvolving faculty, classified staff, students, accounts and budgets, awards and contracts.
  • Equipment and facility involving office, seminar, and common space needs and allocations; space survey completions; and information technology setups.
  • Recruitment, training, evaluation, dismissal or retention, and promotion of classified staff.


  • Advisory support of faculty career development and external funding of research proposals; increased responsiveness to faculty needs in employment, payroll, and personnel processing, post-doctoral fellowship recruitment, graduate student-research assistant tuition and fee structures; faculty and graduate student office equipment and facilities, conference sponsorship needs, and additional travel support requests.
  • Improvement of account tracking, fiscal oversight, and state audit record keeping; devolution of budget authority and responsibility to program offices to expand administration and management-learning opportunities in the School.
  • Co-design ofBy-Laws in accordance with School needs and priorities, and with University policies and procedures, as well as of faculty third-year and sixth-year review procedures.
  • Assistance in adding new classified staff and computer personnel; introduction of more informed and professional methods of determining classified staffing needs and of conducting annual performance reviews and merit recommendations; development of teamwork approach to functions and projects; implementation of professional development programs for classified staff and undergraduate student advisors.
  • Improvement of Academic Computing support staff to include a Director, two Network Support Specialists, part-time computer specialists, and a Lab Manager. 
  • Assistance in expansion of School’s research and instructional infrastructure by adding two seminar rooms, a second computer statistics laboratory, and computer hardware and software; by providing four academic program assistant offices to meet needs of program faculty and graduate students; and by effecting and equipping nine graduate student-teaching assistant office facilities.