DEBRA D. ST.JOHN, PH.D.
Professor of Political Science
Student Leadership Academy Faculty
Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Preston Ridge Campus
9700 Wade Boulevard, Office F 168
Frisco, Texas 75035 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
American Politics and Public Law
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
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,
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
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
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.
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 practices. Designed interview transcript document, 1995
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
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
East Side Lions Club, Wichita Falls, TX, “The Student Adjustment Center,” 1994.
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.
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
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