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Scholarly Interest Report
         
William P. Hobby
Adjunct Professor
Radoslav A. Tsanoff Professor of Public Affairs
 
e-mail:hobby@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. (1953) Rice University
 
Primary Department
   Department of Political Science
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Websites
 Biography, articles
 
Research Areas
 State government
 
Selected Publications
 Articles
 

Bill Hobby "Just Vote No." Austin American-Statesman (November 17, 2012)

 
 

Bill Hobby "A View on Education; "Among Friends: News from the LBJ Library", Issue XCIII/Fall 2011." 

 
 

Bill Hobby and Rodney Ellis "A Simple Truth: 22-1 Ratio Works." Houston Chronicle (February 27, 2011)

 
 

Bill Hobby, "How We Learned to Count One Another." Houston Chronicle (February 28, 2010)

 
 

Bill Hobby, "How to End Robocalls for Good." The Dallas Morning News (March 24, 2010)

 
 

Bill Hobby, "Texas Has Become a National Laughingstock." Austin American-Statesman (April 11, 2010)

 
 

Bill Hobby, "Texas Open Meetings Act" "Don't Let Cities Water Down Open-Govenmnent Act." Houston Chronicle (December 6, 2009)

 
 

Bill Hobby, "Suspicious Ayes in Texas House." Houston Chronicle (February 3, 2008)

 
 

Bill Hobby, "A History Lesson for Governor Perry's Benefit." The Houston Chronicle (February 25, 2007)

 
 

Bill Hobby, "Any Day Now." Star-Telegram (June 1, 2007)

 
 

Bill Hobby, "Bouquets to Mrs. Johnson." Houston Chronicle (July 15, 2007)

 
 

Bill Hobby, "How I Fought Karl Rove--and Won!." Web Posted, San Antonio Express-News (August 27, 2007)

 
 

Bill Hobby, "How Tom DeLay Got Stuck on the Ballot."  (September 17, 2006)

 
 Books
 

Bill Hobby with Saralee Tiede "How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics."  (2010)

 
 Book reviews
 

David Richards "Book Review for "Once Upon a Time in Texas: A Liberal in the Lone Star State"." Journal of Southern History, Vol 69, No. 3 (Aug 2003)

 
 Other
 

Bill Hobby "Nothing New." Houston Chronicle (October 13, 2013)

 
 

Bill Hobby "Before Saving the Nation's Banks, Jones Bailed Out Houston." Houston Chronicle (October 12, 2008)

 
 

Bill Hobby contributed to ""Texas Charter Schools and Texans Who Influenced Public Policy to Achieve a Common Goal" by Tom Wilson, PhD candidate in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas, March 2006." 

 
 

Bill Hobby, "Avoiding Government Shutdown."  (November 28, 2006)

 
 

Steve Murdock, et al. "Foreward for "The New Texas Challenge: Populaltion Change and the Future of Texas"."  (2003/Feb)

 
 

Bill Hobby "Comments." Caught Between the Dog and the Fireplug or How to Survive Public Service by Ken Ashworth (March 2001)

 
 

Bill Hobby "Next Year in Ann Arbor, or B=(X'X')'1 X'Y." ICPSR Bulletin, Vol. XXI, No 2 (Winter 2001)

 
 

Bill Hobby "Pardon Me." Houston Chronicle San Antonio Express-News (February 18, 2001)

 
 

Bill Hobby ""Bill Hobby for President"." Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News, San Antonio Express-News, Waco News-Tribune (February, 2000)

 
 

Bill Hobby ""Higher Education"." Houston Endowment Inc: 1999 Annual Report (May, 2000)

 
 

Bill Hobby ""The Great Y2K Compromise"." Dallas Morning News (November, 2000)

 
 

Bill Hobby ""What's Wrong and What Should Be Done" Comments on a case study by Howard Balanoff and Charles Pinto entitled "What Do You Do When Your City is Looking at a Million-Dollar Deficit in the Current Fiscal Year?"." Annual Editions: Public Administration 01/02, Seventh Edition (October, 2000)

 
 

Bill Hobby "After the Florida Count, Questions on Questions." Houston Chronicle, Waco Tribune-Herald (November, 2000)

 
 

Bill Hobby "Edited and reviewed "Sam Houston" by James Haley."  (December, 2000)

 
 

Bill Hobby "Review of "Who Counts?: The Politics of the Census-Taking in Contemporary America", by Margo J. Anderson and Stephen E. Fienberg"." Amazon.com Website (February, 2000)

 
 

Bill Hobby "Review of "Who Counts?: The Politics of the Census-Taking in Contemporary America", by Margo J. Anderson and Stephen E. Fienberg." Houston Chronicle (December, 1999)

 
 

William P. Hobby "A Lesson for Texans: Invest in Education." Austin American-Statesman (1999 September)

 
 

William P. Hobby "Comments on the Case Study: What Do You Do When Your City is Looking at a Million-Dollar Deficit in the Current Fiscal Year?." Publick Productivity & Management Review, Volume 23, Number 1 (1999 September)

 
 

William P. Hobby "Just Vote No." Houston Chronicle and other Texas newspapers (1999 January)

 
 

William P. Hobby "Texas Officials: Texan or Republican? Census Paranoia." The Houston Chronicle (1999 July)

 
 

William P. Hobby, Saralee Tiede "The Urban System: The University of Houston." The Multicampus System: Perspectives on Practice and Prospects (1999 February)

 
 

"Get Out of My Face." San Antonio Express (March 1998)

 
 

"Report of the Texas Commission on a Representative Student Body."  (October 1998)

 
 

"Sam Houston Censured." Houston Chronicle (December 1998)

 
 

"Toward More Opportunity in Texas Higher Education." Annual Editions: Public Administration 99/00 (September 1998)

 
 

"Toward More Opportunity in Texas Higher Education." Centex PA News, 5 (July/August 1998)

 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

"How Things Really Work -." University of Houston - Hobby Center for Public Policy, State Capitol of Texas, Austin, TX. (February 8, 2013)

 
 

"Oveta Culp Hobby,." Daughters of the Republic of Texas, San Jacinto Chapter, Pioneer Memorial Log House Museum, Houston, TX. (October 4, 2012)

 
 

"Census, Apportionment, Redistricting;." Houston Philosophical Society, Cohen House, Rice University. (April 21, 2011)

 
 

"How Things Really Work: Lessons From A Life in Politics, Book signing hosted by the Center for Politics and Governance, The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs." (April 27, 2011)

 
 

"The Threads of Texas History,." Dallas Historical Society, Dallas, TX, Texas State Fairgrounds, Hall of State. (May 18, 2011)

 
 

"History of the Governor's Mansion: A View from the Inside." Osher Lifelong Learing Institute, Thompson Conference Center, Austin, TX. (October 8, 2010)

 
 

"How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics, Booksigning with Saralee Tiede hosted by The Downtown Club, and the Texas Young Professionals." Plaza Club, One Shell Plaza, Houston, TX. (November 10, 2010)

 
 

"How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics, Houston History Book Fair and Symposium." Historic Heights Church of Christ, Houston, TX. (November 13, 2010)

 
 

"How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics, LBJ Library Book Signing." LBJ Library and Museum ; Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, TX. (September 29, 2010) With Saralee Tiede

 
 

"How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics, South Texas College of Law, Faculty Enrichment Lecture Series." Houston, TX. (November 15, 2010)

 
 

"How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics, Women's City Club." St. Regis Hotel. (October 20, 2010)

 
 

"How Things Really Work:  Lessons from a Life in Politics, Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair." Byrne-Reed House, Austin, TX. (December 11, 2010)

 
 

"Sam Houston and San Jacinto, San Jacinto Symposium." San Jacinto Symposium, University of Houston Hilton. (April 17, 2010)

 
 

"A Political Atlas of Texas." Lyceum Distinguished Speaker Series, Houston Club, 811 Rusk. (November 11, 2009)

 
 

"Prenatal Memories of the Governor's Mansion." Docents of the Governor's Mansion, Green Pastures, Austin, TX. (January 12, 2010)

 
 

"Texans for Tier One - Proposition 4, Houston Tomorrow: An Institute for Research, Education, and Discussion." Rice Hotel Lofts, Grand Ballroom, Houston, TX. (September 25, 2009)

 
 

"Texans for Tier One - Proposition 4, University Senate, University of Houston." UH-MD Anderson Library, Houston,TX. (October 2, 2009)

 
 

"Redistricting in Texas." Texas State University, Public Administration Public Policy Graduate Class, Round Rock, TX. (October 4, 2006)

 
 

"The Privatization of Public Higher Education." UTSA Frost Bank Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Texas - San Antonio. (March 29, 2005)

 
 

"Public Policy and School Finance in Texas." Texas State University, Public Administration Public Policy Graduate class, (March 2, 2004)

 
 

"Remarks." Oveta Culp Hobby Elementary School Dedication, Fort Hood, TX. (August 15, 2004)

 
 

"The Decline of Civility in Politics." Retired Physicians Organization of the Harris County Medical Society, Houston City Club. (January 13, 2004)

 
 

"The Privatization of Public Higher Education." The Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy, LBJ School of Public Affairs. (March 6, 2004)

 
 

"The Privatization of Public Higher Education." Jefferson Scholars Institute for Leadership and Citizenship at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. (August 9, 2004)

 
 

"Who were the Black Soldiers in the Union Army in the Civil War?." Texas Southern University, Robert J. Terry Library. (November 16, 2004)

 
 

"Financing Public Higher Education." Plan II Engineering Seminar, University of Texas, Austin, TX. (November 21, 2002)

 
 

"Incivility in Public Life." Public Opinion and Political Participation Class, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. (October 22, 2003)

 
 

"Incivility in Public Life." Principles in Politics Speaker Series, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. (October 21, 2003)

 
 

"Incivility in Public Life." Miller Center Forum, University of Virginia, Miller Center of Public Affairs, Charlottesville, VA. (October 21, 2003)

 
 

"Legislative Issues." San Jacinto High School Alumni Organization, Houston Community College, Houston, TX. (September 6, 2003)

 
 

"Media and Culture in Houston." Journalism and Mass Media in the 21st Century, The University of Houston, Houston, TX. (September 8, 2003)

 
 

"Privatization of Public Higher Education." University of Virginia, Newcomb Hall, Charlottesville, VA. (October 22, 2003)

 
 Keynote Speaker
 

"Interviewed by Melanie Lawson for A Conversation with Political Pioneers along with Jon Lindsay." League of Women Voters, Four Seasons Hotel, Houston, TX. (February 25, 2010)

 
 

"Just Say No." Capitol Luncheon for Newly Elected Legislators, State of Texas Capitol Extension. (December 3, 2008)

 
 

"University of Texas College of Natural Sciences 2007 Commencement." University of Texas College of Natural Sciences, Erwin Center, Austin, Texas. (May 19, 2007)

 
 Lectures
 

"The Life and Times of LBJ,." Address Harry Middleton's Class at the LJB Library, Austin, TX , (March 5, 2013)

 
 

"The Texas State Budget,." The Rainard School, Houston, TX. (March 22, 2013)

 
 

"Graphing Political and Census Data,." University of Houston, Hobby Center for Public Policy, Houston, TX. (March 9, 2012)

 
 

"Graphing Political and Census Data,." Blalock Lecture, ICPSR: Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (July 11, 2012)

 
 

"Impact of the Texas Constitution on the Governance of Texas,." The Rainard School, Houston, TX. (March 6, 2012)

 
 

"LBJ and the Threads of History." LBJ Library, Austin,TX. (January 19, 2012)

 
 

"Census, Apportionment, Redistricting." University of Houston, Houston, TX. (April 6, 2011)

 
 

"Census, Apportionment, Redistricting." Rice University, Houston, TX. (April 6, 2011)

 
 

"Redistricting and the Changing Texas Population,." St. Edward's University, Legislative Process and Lobbying Class, Austin, TX. (March 21, 2011)

 
 

"Regression,." Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis II, ICPSR: Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (August 8, 2011)

 
 

"Census 2010--A Political Atlas of Texas (University of Houston-Downtown)." Univeristy of Houston - Downtown, Houston, TX. (March 10, 2010)

 
 

"Census, Apportionment, Redistricting (Houston Community College Southwest)." Missouri City, TX. (October 13, 2010)

 
 

"Redistricting 2011 (University of Texas School of Law)." University of Texas School of Law, Constitutional Law II - Redistricting Texas, Austn, TX. (September 8, 2011)

 
 

"The Census (Harry Ransom Center)." University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX. (February 22, 2010)

 
 

"The Census (Rice University) ." The U.S. Census: History and Substance, Rice University. (March 31, 2010)

 
 

"The Census (University of Houston)." University of Houston, Civic Houston Internship Program (Renee Cross), (February 26, 2010)

 
 

"Texans for Tier One - Proposition 4, Urban Politics Class, University of Houston." University of Houston, Urban Politics Class, Heyne Building. (October 20, 2009)

 
 

"The Privatization of Public Higher Education." Depart of Journalism, Opinion Writing Class, University of Houston Central Campus. (April 5, 2005)

 
 Other
 

"Eulogy for Ann Arnold,." State Capitol of Texas, Senate Chamber, Austin, TX. (September 22, 2012)

 
 

"How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics, University of Houston Book Signing." Hobby Center for Public Policy, Conrad Hilton Hotel. (October 14, 2010)

 
 

"Interviewed by Ben Philpott from KUT,." University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. (September 30, 2010)

 
 

"Interviewed by Ariel Rogers, Rice University, Gateway Program." Rice University, Baker Institute. (February 19, 2010)

 
 

"Interviewed by Bob Moser, Texas Observer ." Austin, TX. (September 8, 2010)

 
 

"Interviewed by Doug Miller, KHOU-TV." (November 10, 2010)

 
 

"Interviewed by Ed Mayberry, KUHF-FM." (October 14, 2010)

 
 

"Interviewed by Gary Polland and David Jones for "Red White and Blue", Houston PBS KUHT (taped Nov. 11, 2010; aired Nov. 12, 2010)."

 
 

"Interviewed by Steve Marks, Examiner Newspapers re: "How Things Really Work: Lessons from a Life in Politics"." (October 11, 2010)

 
 

"Introduce Admiral Robert Inman." Texas Certified Public Manager Program 11th Annual Texas CPM/ASPA Conference, City of San Marcos Embassy Suites Convention Center, San Marcos, TX. (February 12, 2010)

 
 

"Sam Houston and San Jacinto, The Heritage Society." The Heritage Society, Picnic in the Park with Sam, Houston, TX. (May 11, 2010)

 
 

"Texas Exes: How Will Hobby Saved UT." The Texas Exes Houston Chapter, River Oaks Country Club. (April 24, 2010)

 
 

"Interviewed by Mr. Greg Groogan for Fox News-Channel 26 re: Texas and the World Around It." (October 12, 2009)

 
 

"Interviewed by Mr. Greg Groogan for Fox News-Channel 26 re: Tier One Proposition 4." (October 12, 2009)

 
 

"Interviewed by Mr. Jayme Blaschke re: Sheriff Jim Flournoy in Austin." (September 25, 2009)

 
 

"Interviewed by Mr. Jayme Blaschke re: Sheriff Jim Flournoy in Houston." (August, 17, 2009)

 
 

"Interviewed by Mr. Mike Vance of KTBU-TV for "Post Cards from Texas" re: The Houston Post." (September 16, 2009)

 
 

"Interviewed by Petrus Wassdorf, Political Science student at the University of Houston regarding constitutional revision in Texas.." University of Houston. (March 24, 2009)

 
 

"Introduce Andrew Sansom at Texas Certified Public Manager's Graduation." Texas Certified Public Manager's Graduation, Public Administration, State Capitol of Texas. (December 7, 2009)

 
 

"Introduce Gregory Engle at the Texas Certified Public Manager Program Annual Conference." Texas Certified Public Manager Program, Annual Texas State Conference, Texas State University Higher Education Learning Center in Round Rock, TX. (February 20, 2009)

 
 

"Introduce Steven H. Murdock at Houston Philosophical Society Meeting." Houston Philosophical Society, Rice University, Cohen House. (January 15, 2009)

 
 

"Introduce Steven Weinberg at the University of Texas." Humanities Research Center - The University of Texas, Austin, TX. (September 25, 2009)

 
 

"Remarks and Introduce Jim Granato at the UH Concept Visualization Presentation." University of Houston, E. Cullen Building, President's Conference Room. (September 10, 2009)

 
 

"Texans for Tier One - Proposition 4, Austin American-Statesman Editorial Board." Austin, TX. (September 18, 2009)

 
 

"Texans for Tier One - Proposition 4, Dallas Morning News Editorial Board." (September 22, 2009)

 
 

"Texans for Tier One - Proposition 4, Greater Houston Partnership." Greater Houston Partnersip, Houston Club. (September 2, 2009)

 
 

"Texans for Tier One - Proposition 4, Greater Houston Partnership Press Conference." Greater Houston Partnership, 1200 Smith, 7th floor in Houston. (October 19, 2009)

 
 

"Texans for Tier One - Proposition 4, Houston Chronicle Editorial Board." (September 25, 2009)

 
 

"Texans for Tier One - Proposition 4, Press Conference with Ray Perryman." Betty King Committee Room, State Capitol, Austin TX. (October 14, 2009)

 
 

"Texans for Tier One - Proposition 4, San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board." San Antonio, TX. (October 1, 2009)

 
 

"The Threads of History." Texas State History Museum Foundation, Fifth Annual Texas Independence Day Dinner, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin, TX. (March 2, 2009)

 
 

"Interview by David Barron of The Houston Chronicle regarding KPRC-TV 60th anniversary." (December 23, 2008)

 
 

"Introduce Admiral Robert Inman." Texas Certified Public Manager's Graduation, State Capitol of Texas. (December 8, 2008)

 
 

"Introduce Governor Dolph Briscoe at book-signing for "Dolph Briscoe: My Life in Texas Ranching and Politics"." Rice University, James Baker III Hall, Houston, TX. (May 28, 2008)

 
 

"Introduce Terrell Blodgett." Texas Certified Public Manager's Graduation, State Capitol of Texas. (June 2, 2008)

 
 

"Introduce Terrell Blodgett at book signing for "The Land, The Law, and The Lord: The Life of Pat Neff"." Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX. (February 26, 2008)

 
 

"Opening Remarks, American Astronomical Society Annual Meeting." American Astronomical Society, Austin, TX. (January 8, 2008)

 
 

"Oral History Project re: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts." University of Houston with Ernesto Valdez, University of Houston, Heyne Building. (September 3, 2008)

 
 

"Remarks at the 100th Anniversary of Harry Ransom's Birth." Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. (November 20, 2008)

 
 Presented to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Houston, TX;
 
 

"Testimony before the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs on House Joint Resolution 39; Post Ratification Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Prohibiting the Poll Tax." State Capitol, Austin, Texas. (May 17, 2007)

 
 

"Interviewed by John Anderson, a Rice Graduate, doing research for a book on Texas Politics.." Houston, TX. (March 9, 2006)

 
 

"Interviewed by Laura Blackburn of the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area re: Term Limits." (January 26, 2006)

 
 

"Interviewed by Tom Wilson from The University of Texas at Dallas for his PhD dissertation on educational legislation from 1980-2001 which affected Texas Charter School legislation in 1995.." by phone. (January 2006)

 
 

"Interviewed by Tony Dudik from Tarleton State University for his Masters thesis on Texas Campaigns and Elections.." Houston, TX. (August 4, 2006)

 
 

"10th Anniversary of the Closing of The Houston Post." Allen Turner of The Houston Chronicle, Phone Interview. (April 6, 2005)

 
 

"Hobby-Eberly Telescope Science Workshop." Penn State, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, State College, PA. (June 21, 2005)

 
 

"Interviewed by Atlantic Monthly magazine re: Carl Rove." Interviewed by Matthew Quirk, by telephone. (August 30, 2004)

 
 

"Interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live Simon Mayo Show regarding the US 2004 Election." Rice University, Ley Student Center. (October 4, 2004)

 
 

"Interviewed by Clifford Crouch of "H Texas Magazine" re: 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Oveta Culp Hobby." (November 16, 2004)

 
 

"Interviewed by Gardner Selby of San Antonio Express-News, Austin Bureau, re: Zero-Based Budget." (January 13, 2003)

 
 

"Interviewed by Gardner Selby of San Antonio Express-News, re: Redistricting." (August 12, 2003)

 
 

"Interviewed by George Getschow, Professor of Journalism, University of North Texas, re: Sarita Kenedy." (July 3, 2003)

 
 

"Interviewed by Jackie Calmes of Wall Street Journal, re: Texas' Budget." (January 17, 2003)

 
 

"Interviewed by Jan Jarboe of Texas Monthly re: Prayer in the Legislature." (March 12, 2003)

 
 

"Interviewed by Jay Root of Fort Worth Star-Telegram, re: 2/3's Rule." (October 10, 2003)

 
 

"Interviewed by Ken Herman of Austin American-Statesman, re: Democrats and Redistricting." (August 15, 2003)

 
 

"Interviewed by Pat Hart of Texas Monthly, re: Pat Kilday Hart." (February 12, 2003)

 
 

"Interviewed by Phil Archer of KPRC-TV, re: John F. Kennedy." (November 18, 2003)

 
 

"Interviewed by Rick Casey of The Houston Chronicle, re: School Finance." (October 29, 2003)

 
 

"Interviewed by Robert Bryce, re: Texas--The Most Powerful State in America." (March 14, 2003)

 
 

"Interviewed by Seth McKee, graduate student, re: Congressional Redistricting in Texas." University of Texas at Austihn. (October 29, 2002)

 
 

"Interviewed by Terry Stutz of Dallas Morning News, re: Democrats and Redistricting." (August 13, 2003)

 
 

"Interviewed by Wendy Zelner, Business Week Magazine, re: Jim Parker and Southwest Airlines." (November 12, 2002)

 
 

"Introduced Sherri Greenberg." Southwest Texas State University Certified Public Managers Graduation, State Capitol, Austin, TX. (December 10, 2002)

 
 

"Remarks at the Center for Public Policy Priorities 2002 Legacy Luncheon." Omni Hotel, Austin, TX. (November 22, 2002)

 
 

"Campaigns." Communication Class: Opinion Writing; University of Houston - Central Campus, Houston, TX. (October 17, 2002)

 
 

"Census and Redistricting." Introduction to American Government I, Houston Community College, West Loop Campus, Houston, TX. (April 30, 2002)

 
 

"Hobby Family History in Media in Houston." Communication Class: Journalism and Mass Media in the 21st Century; University of Houston - Central Campus, Houston, TX. (February 11, 2002)

 
 

"Introduced Roger Wilkins, author of "Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism"." Alumni Lecture Series; University of Houston - Downtown, Houston, TX. (April 27, 2002)

 
 

"Introduction of Dr. Mary Hamilton." The Texas Chapters of the American Society for Public Administration & The Texas Certified Public Manager Society, Annual Texas State Conference; George Bush School of Government & Public Serivce, College Station, TX. (September 6, 2002)

 
 

"Remarks." Asia Houston Network Reception; Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX. (August 26, 2002)

 
 

"The Historical Perspective of Higher Education." Panelist; Association of Texas Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting, Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, TX. (October 6, 2002)

 
 

"Comments on the 2000 Census and Redistricting." National Conference of State Legislatures, Omni Dallas Hotel-Park West, Dallas, Texas. (January 27, 2001)

 
 

"Current Issues in Higher Education." Master of Public Administration students, The School of Government of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (November 21, 2001)

 
 

"Elections and the Census." The Discussion Group, Houston, Texas. (September 19, 2001)

 
 

"Expert testimony in the Congressional Redistricting Case." Federal Court House, Austin, Texas. (October 25, 2001)

 
 

"Geography of Presidential Politics and Redistricting." University of Houston, Business and Public Policy Class, Melcher Hall, Houston, Texas. (April 13, 2001)

 
 

"Historical Democratic Voting Performance in National Elections." Montrose Area Democrats, Houston, Texas. (June 21, 2001)

 
 

"Interviewed." by Karen Olson, Reporter for the Texas Observer re: Senator Rodney Ellis, (May, 2001)

 
 

"Interviewed." by Kevin Robbins, Reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, re: Betty King, (May, 2001)

 
 

"Interviewed." by Elliott Spagat, Reporter for the Wall Street Journal, re: Southwest Airlines Succession Transition Plan, (March, 2001)

 
 

"Interviewed." by Thad Sitton, Researcher for H.E. Butt Foundation, re: Mrs. Mary Butt, (February, 2001)

 
 

"Interviewed." by John Kirsch, Reporter for the Fort Worth Star Telegram, re: Ann Arnold, (October, 2001)

 
 

"Interviewed." By Carrie Paxton-Lemke, 2nd year student working on master's thesis at LBJ School of Public Affairs, Austin, Texas re: The Under-Representation of the Woman in the Texas Legislature, (January, 2001)

 
 

"Interviewed." by Ron Nissimov, Reporter for the Houston Chronicle, re: Higher Education De-Segregation Issues regarding Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M, (January 2001)

 
 

"Introduction of The Honorable Henry Cisneros." The Texas Chapters of the American Society for Public Administration and The Texas Society of Certified Public Managers, Third Annual State Conference, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Austin, Texas. (October 19, 2001)

 
 

"Legislative Process." Houston Community College-West Loop Campus, Texas Legislature and Plural Executive Class, Houston, Texas. (April 16, 2001)

 
 

"Panelist on 30th Anniversary Panel: Barbara Jordan--A Life of Excellence." Barbara Jordan Fifth Annual Memorial Forum on Diversity in Public Policy, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Austin, Texas. (February 17, 2001)

 
 

"Redistricting." Faculty Members of the Political Science Department, Houston Community College-Stafford Campus. (August 21, 2001)

 
 

"Remarks." Black History Month Celebration and Unveiling of Portrait of Lieutenant Governor Rodney Ellis, Texas State Capitol, Senate Chamber. (February 22, 2001)

 
 

"The Impact of the Census on Redistricting in Texas." MSC Current Issues Awareness Group, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. (October 25, 2001)

 
 

"A Conversation with Bill Hobby." Houston Club Roundtable Discussion, Houston Club; Houston, Texas. (November 2000)

 
 

"Comments." Texas Gulf Coast PAC Fundraiser, Victoria, Texas. (February 2000)

 
 

"Comments on a Study of the Program Matrix, Instruction and Operations Formula." Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors, Austin, Texas. (October 2000)

 
 

"Election 2000 in Perspective." Panelist; Rice University, School of Continuing Studies, Sewall Hall; Houston, Texas. (November 2000)

 
 

"Oveta Culp Hobby." St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, Fourth-Grade class, Houston, Texas. (December 2000)

 
 

"Portents & Prospects for the 77th Session." Panel Moderator, Texas A&M University System Symposium: Promise for a New Century, Omni Hotel; San Antonio, Texas. (October 2000)

 
 

"Remarks." Southwest Texas State University, William P. Hobby Center for Public Service; Texas Certified Public Manager Graduation, State Capitol; Austin, Texas. (December, 2000)

 
 

"U.S. Census 2000." Southwest Texas State University, William P. Hobby Center for Public Service; Texas Certified Public Manager Class; Cape Center, Houston, Texas. (December 2000)

 
 

"U.S. Census 2000." Timers Retirees, St. Paul's Methodist Church; Houston, Texas. (April 2000)

 
 

"U.S. Census 2000." Southwest Texas State University, Masters Program in Public Administration class, Westwood Community School; Austin, Texas. (March 2000)

 
 

"2000 Census." Mexican American Legislative Caucus Annual Issues Conference, Texas State Capitol; Austin, Texas. (November 1999)

 
 

"President Houston and President Clinton." Rotary Club of Pasadena, Pasadena, Texas. (February 1999)

 
 

"Testimony in support of HB 713 relating to the creation of the Texas Gateway to the Future Scholarship Program." House Higher Education Committee, State Capitol. (March 1999)

 
 

"Testimony in support of SB 37 relating to the Texas Hope Scholarship Program and Teach for Texas Grant Program." Senate Higher Education Subcommittee, State Capitol. (March 1999)

 
 

"Texas Commission on a Representative Student Body." The National Academies Board on Biology, Commission on Life Sciences; Can we Increase the Number of Underrepresented Minorities in the Biological Sciences--A Workshop, Washington, DC. (November 1999)

 
 

"Texas Commission on a Representative Student Body." Access to Higher Education in the Post- Hopwood Era Seminar, LBJ School of Public Affairs; LBJ Library; Austin, Texas. (February 1999)

 
 

"Texas Commission on a Representative Student Body." Texas Publishers Association, Doubletree Hotel; Austin, Texas. (January 1999)

 
 

"Texas State Government." Murchison Middle School; Seventh Grade History Class; Austin, Texas. (February 1999)

 
 

"The Appropriations Process." Topics in State and Local Politics, Public Administration Class, Southwest Texas State University; San Marcos, Texas. (September 1999)

 
 

"No Title." McMahon -Coburn Ethics Colloquium, Arlington, Texas. (November 1998)

 
 Panelist
 

"League of Women Voters of Texas, Education Panel,." State Capitol of Texas, Austin, TX. (February 25, 2013)

 
 

"Inside the 2012 Elections: Post-Election Panel,." Suzanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University. (November 7, 2012)

 
 

"Bob Bullock Symposium, panelist." University of Texas Center for Politics and Governance, UT Alumni Center. (March 26, 2008)

 
 

"Presidential Session--Historical Statistics of the US." Social Science History Association 31st Annual Meeting, Minniapolis, MN. (November 4, 2006)

 
 

"A Conversation on the Texas Constitution." KLRN-TV and the League of Women Voters of Texas, San Antonio, Texas. (October 14, 2005)

 
 

"Election 2004 Post-Mortem Panel." Rice University, School of Continuing Studies, Herzstein Hall Amphitheater. (November 4, 2004)

 
 

"Security Challenges in Electronic Voting." Technology, Society and Public Policy Lecture Series, Rice University, Duncan Hall. (February 25, 2004)

 
 

"Rejuvinating Responsibility, Ethics, and Commitment in Today's America." Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Austin, TX. (February 28, 2003)

 
 

"Texas in the 21st Century: Turning Challenge into Opportunity." 19th Annual John Ben Shepperd Forum for Young Professionals, State Capitol, House Chamber, Austin, TX. (September 20, 2003)

 
Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Hobby Center for Public Policy, University of Houston (May 26, 2010)

 House of Representatives Resolution, State of Texas (2/25/10)

 Senate Proclamation No. 161, The Senate of the State of Texas (2/25/2010)

 History Making Texan Award, The Texas State History Museum Foundation (March 2, 2009)

 University of Houston President's Medallion, Renu Khator, University of Houston (December 18, 2009)

 2007 Cornerstone Award, Texas Society of Architects (October 19, 2007)

 2007 Medal of Arts Award, The Texas Cultural Trust (April 3, 2007)

 Texas History Maker of the Decade, The Texas State Historical Association (March 4, 2006)

 Houston Alumni Organization Chair's Award, University of Houston, Houston Alumni Organization (5/21/04)

 John Henry Faulk Award for Civic Virtue, Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas (3/25/03)

 Member, Philosophical Society of Texas,

 Honorary Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration,

 Visiting Scholar, Inter-University Consortium for Political & Social Research, University of Michigan,

 Member, American Statistical Association,

 Member, Philosophical Society of Texas. ,

 Visiting Scholar, Inter-University Consortium for Political & Social Research,University of Michigan. ,

 Honorary Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration. ,

 Member, Philosophical Society of Texas

 Visiting Scholar, Inter-University Consortium for Political & Social Research,University of Michigan

 Honorary Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration

 Member, American Statistical Association

 Gold Medal Award, Rice University (5/12/01)

 Honorary Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration

 Member, Philosophical Society of Texas

 Member, American Statistical Association

 Visiting Scholar, Inter-University Consortium for Political & Social Research, University of Michigan