DEBRA D. ST.JOHN, PH.D.

 

Professor of Political Science

Student Leadership Academy Faculty

Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Collin College

Preston Ridge Campus

9700 Wade Boulevard, Office F 168

Frisco, Texas 75035  dstjohn@ccccd.edu

972-377-1617

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

 

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Oklahoma, “With Distinction,” 2001.       

M.A., Political Science and History, Midwestern State University, 1992.

Teaching Institution, Models of Teaching, Wichita Falls ISD/ West Foundation, 1991.

B.S. Ed., History and Social Science Composite, Midwestern State University, 1985, cum laude.

 

MAJOR FIELDS

 

American Politics and Public Law

Public Administration

Public Policy

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

Advanced Leadership Theory

Introduction to Leadership Theory

Small Group Communications –Student Leadership Academy

Introduction to American and Texas Government, I, II

Honors Introduction to American and Texas Government, II

Learning Community: Politics, the Media and Our Social Conscious

Learning Community: Real or Imagined? Power, Politics & History in the United States

Learning Community: Battle for Control, Federal v. States’ Rights

Learning Community: Political and Social Inequalities

Learning Community: Societal and Political Context of Crime and Deviance

Learning Community: Politics of Sex and Deviance in Society

Introduction to Public Administration, University of Oklahoma

Introduction to the Federal Governmental System, University of Oklahoma

Assisted with Conflict Resolution Course, University of Oklahoma

U.S. History 1865 to the Present, Texas Woman’s University

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Spring 2007. St.John. Book Reivew. Living Democracy. Pearson/Longman,. New York: New York, 2007.

 

Spring 2007. St.John, Debra. Texas Politics Supplement to American Government (5th edition) Pearson

    Education/Longman Publishing, New York: New York

 

Spring 2005.  St.John, Debra. Texas Politics Supplement to American Government (4th  edition).  Pearson

      Education/Longman Publishing, New York: New York.

 

Winter 2005. St.John, Debra. Instructor’s Manual for Edward S. Greenberg and Benjamin I. Page, The

      Struggle for Democracy, 7e. Pearson Longman, New York: New York.

 

Summer 2003, St.John, Debra.  Study Guide for O’Connor and Sabato, Essentials of American Government

      (6th Edition).  Allyn & Bacon/Longman Publishing, New York: New York.

 

Spring 2003, St.John, Debra.  Texas Politics Supplement to American Government (3rd edition).  Pearson

      Education/Longman Publishing, New York: New York.

 

September 2001, St.John, Debra. Texas Politics Supplement to American Government (2nd edition)Pearson

      Education/Longman Publishing, New York: New York.

 

January 1999, St.John, Debra. Book Notes.  The Color of Representation: Congressional Behavior and

      Black Interests.  Kenny J. Whitby. University of Michigan Press, 1997 in APSA Legislative Studies

      Section Newsletter. Ronald M Peters, Jr., (ed).  Norman, OK: Carl Albert Center, University of Oklahoma.

 

July 1998, St.John, Debra. Book Notes. African American Women in Congress: Forming and Transforming

       History.  LaVerne McCain Gill. Rutgers University Press, 1997 in APSA Legislative Studies Section

      Newsletter. Ronald M Peters, Jr., (ed).  Norman, OK: Carl Albert Center, University of Oklahoma.

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, INVITATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

 

2008. "Farming for Fuel: Will Bio-fuel Work?" Knowledge is Power (K.I.P. lecture series)

 

2008. Southeastern Women's Studies Association Conference, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, N.C.

 

2007.  "Variation on Themes: Rumors of Politics, Media, Sex and our Social Conscious." Co-presentation, 12th Annual National Learning communities Conference,

           Indianapolis, IN.

 

2007.  Texas Leadership Academy.  North Harrison Montgomery Community College District-The Woodlands, TX.  In partnership with the

           Academy for Leadership and Development- Mesa, Arizona, the Woodlands, TX 

 

2007.  Captivating Active Learning in Political Science Courses. A Participatory Workshop.  Berkley, CA.

 

2006. "Diamonds in the Rough and Lumps of Coal: Developing a Student Leadership Academy". Co-presented, 9th Annual Innovation Conference. League of

            Innovation, Atlanta, GA.

 

2005.  "What Are They Learning? Assessing Student Learning Through Integrated

          Assignments." Co-presentation, 2nd Annual Southern Regional Learning Community Conference,

 

2005.   “TechnoPOP!:  Using Multimedia to Integrate Disciplines and Engage Learners.”  Co-presentation, 8th

           Annual Innovation conference, League of Innovation, New York City, NY.

 

2004.   LeadershipPlenty, Train-the-Trainer Institute, Trainer Certification. American Association of 

           Community Colleges and Pew Partnership for Civic Change, San Antonio, TX.

 

2004. “TechnoPOP!:  Using Multimedia to Integrate Disciplines and

Engage Learners.”  Co-presentation, National Social Science Association, Las Vegas, NV.

 

2004.   Making Connections: Integrated Learning Communities Open House. National Learning Communities

            Project. Co-presentation, “Introduction to Learning Communities at CCCCD” and “Integrating

            Learning Communities with Technology”, Spring Creek Campus, Collin County Community College

            District, Plano,Texas.

 

2003. Learning Communities.  Co-presentation workshop, Cedar Valley College, 

          Dallas Community College District, Lancaster, Texas.

 

2003. Learning Communities. Co-presented workshop, All College Day. Collin County

          Community College District, Plano, Texas.

 

2003. Interested in Offering a Learning Communities Course?  Panel Discussion, Faculty

  Development Week, Collin County Community College District, Plano, Texas.

 

2002.    “Inter-Linking Disciplines with Technology and Engaged Learning.” Co-presented, Southern Regional Learning Community Conference, University of Central Arkansas, Conway Arkansas.

 

2002.  “Collaborative Learning with Technology.”  Co-presented, workshop.  National

   Social Science Association, Las Vegas, NV.

 

2001.  “Collaborative Learning and Technology in the Classroom.”  Co-presented,

             workshop. North Texas Community College Consortium, Tyler, TX.

 

2000.    “The Nuts and Bolts of Service Learning.”  Co-presented, workshop.  Spring

             Creek Campus.

 

1999.  “Religion's Unique Role in the Gay Rights Movement: Limits, Barriers and 

             Benefits." April 1, 1999, paper presentation.  Southwestern Political Science

             Association, San Antonio, TX.

1999.    “The Role of Religion in the Gay Rights Movement: A Historical Perspective.”   July 1999, invited paper presentation.  International Association of Society,   Sexuality, and Culture.  Manchester, England.

RESEARCH

 

Current Research, New Textbook, Texas Politics (Student Oriented), co-author.

 

Research, University of Oklahoma Department of Political Science, Seat Belt Usage for Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, Norman, OK.  Conducted seat belt usage in automobiles and pick-up trucks in four counties totaling 60 sites, 1998

 

Research, University of Oklahoma, Department of Sociology, Norman, OK.  Conducted interviews with the parents/guardians of elementary students in Norman public schools, 1998

 

Research, University of Oklahoma, Programs in Public Administration, Norman, OK. Completed one hundred and thirty hours in interview survey transcriptions of selected states’ personnel practicesDesigned interview transcript document, 1995

 

AWARDS/HONORS

 

United Who's Who, 2006

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004

Outstanding Faculty Award, Social Sciences, Health and Public Service Division, 2003-2004

Dr. Debra St.John Scholarship, Collin County Community College District, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007. 2008

Dr. Debra St.John Student Leadership Academy Scholarship, 2003

Sweetheart of a Teacher—Central Park Campus, Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Mu Tau Chapter, 2002

John Halvor Leek Memorial Scholarship, University of Oklahoma, 1996, 1997, 1998

Comprehensive Examinations, “With Distinction,” University of Oklahoma, 1997

Teacher of the Year, Wichita Falls ISD, 1992

West Foundation Summer Scholarship, Wichita Falls ISD/West Foundation, 1990,1991

Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society, 1985

Phi Alpha Theta, International History Honor Society, 1984

Kappa Delta Pi, National Honor Society in Education, 1985

 

INVITED SPEAKER

 

Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement Reception, Keynote: "Civic Engagement: In the Service of Others," 2006

New Faculty Luncheon, Student Leadership Academy, 2004. 

City of Plano Sister City, Brampton, Ontario, Canada: Overview for Introduction to Leadership Theory, 2004.

Gay Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Organization, University of Oklahoma “Political History of Gay

     Rights," 1999.

East Side Lions Club, Wichita Falls, TX, “The Student Adjustment Center,” 1994.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

National Social Science Association (NSSA), member since 2001.

Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA), member since 1999.

Texas Community College Association (TCCA), member since 1999.

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), member since 1996.

American Political Science Association (APSA), member since 1996.

Southern Political Science Association (SPSA), member since 1992.

           

COLLEGE SERVICE

 

Co-Chair, Search Committee, Spring 2008

K.I.P. Presentation, Spring 2008.

Faculty Council Representative for PRC, 2007-2009

Advisory Committee, Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), 2006-2007.

Selection Committee LRCM "Cary Israel" Scholarship recipients for 2007.

Treasurer, Faculty Association, 2005-2006

Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement Advisory Board, 2003-present

Coordinator, Student Leadership Academy, 2002- present 

Learning Community Executive Task Force, 2003-present

Coordinator, Political Science Adjunct Faculty, 2003

Chair, Search Committee, Political Science Full-time Faculty, Spring 2003

Chair, External Review of Emergency Medical Services Self-Assessment, 2002-present

Sponsor, CCCCD College Democrats, 2003-2005.

Student Leadership Academy Steering Committee and Curriculum Sub-committee, 2000- present

General Education Outcomes Forum, CCCCD, 2001-present

President’s Vision, Mission, and Goals Task Force, CCCCD, 2000-2001

Faculty Liaison, Service Learning Program, Central Park Campus, 2000-2001

Co-facilitator, Student Development: “Tolerence: Cookies, Coffee and Conversation”  (PRC), 2003.

Planning Committee Preston Ridge Campus, “Rockin the Ridge” Day, 2003, 2004, 2005

Planning Committee Central Park Campus, “Picnic in the Park” Day, 2001-2002

Learning Communities Film Series, Preston Ridge Campus, 2003, 2004

Search Committee for Assistant to the Provost, Central Park Campus, Spring 2000

Search Committee for Instructional Office Support Staff, Central Park Campus, 2000-2001

Search Committee for Learning Resource Center Director, Central Park Campus, 2000-2001

Fisher Industries Scholarship Committee, Central Park Campus, Spring 2000

Judge and History Day Task Force 1999- 2005.

CCCCD Chili Cook-off Activities Committee, 1999-2006

Central Park Campus, Engaged Campus Activities Committee, 2000

Achievement Indicators for Provost Office/Central Park Campus, 2000

Celebration of Cultures Task Force 1999-2000

Advisement Committee for Strategic Goals 2001-2002

 “Academic Cheerleader” for Team CCCCD in the McKinney Courier-Gazette 3rd Annual Corporate Spelling “Bee” for Scholarships, 2000-2001

Participated in CCCCD Team/Volunteer Day 1999- 2001

Search Committee for American Constitutional Law faculty, University of Oklahoma, Fall 1997

Graduate Students' Liaison to Graduate Studies Committee, University of Oklahoma, 1998-1999

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

Meals on Wheels, 2005

Volunteer, Region IX, Special Olympics, 2004.

Executive Committee Collin County Democratic Party, 2002-2003

Precinct Chair, Collin County Democratic Party, 2002-2003

Volunteer, Texas State Special Olympics, 2001-2002