Curriculum Vita

Politics Department                                                                            (323) 259-1309

Occidental College                                                                             heldman@oxy.edu

1600 Campus Road                                                                            Johnson Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90041

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Rutgers University, Political Science, May, 2002

Dissertation: Political Consumerism in American Politics

Comprehensive Field Exams: American Politics, Women and Politics, Public Law

M.A., Rutgers University, Political Science, 1998

B.A., summa cum laude, Washington State University, Business Administration, 1993

 

TEACHING 

Associate Professor, Occidental College, Politics Department

Fall, 2006 – present

Courses: American Politics and Policy; The American Presidency; Gender and Politics; Mass Media and American Politics; Research Methods in Political Science; Advanced Research Methods; Disaster Politics: New Orleans in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina; Campaign Semester; Campaigns and Elections; the Multi-Cultural Summer Institute: Social Justice by the Numbers.

Assistant Professor, Whittier College, Political Science Department

Fall, 2002 – Spring, 2006

Courses: American Government and Politics; Political Methodology; Women in American Politics; California Politics; Race and Ethnicity in American Politics, Parties, Interest Groups, and the Media; Advanced Research Methods; Washington Winterim; Nixon’s Complex Legacy; Politics Beyond the Classroom.

Instructor, Rutgers University, Political Science Department

Summer, 1995 – Spring, 2002 (Part- and Full-Time Instructor)

Courses: Introduction to Political Science Methods; Public Opinion; Public Policy Formation; Introduction to American Government; Courts and Public Policy; American Party Politics; Elections and Participation; New Jersey Politics.

Visiting Instructor, Fairfield University, Politics Department

Fall, 2000 – Spring, 2001

Courses: Public Policy, Introduction to American Politics, Weapons of the Weak: Political Tools of the Disadvantaged.

Instructor, Rutgers University, English Department

Fall, 1999

Courses: Expository Writing.

 

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

Rethinking Madame President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House? (edited with Lori Han Cox), Lynne Rienner, 2007.

 

ARTICLE/CHAPTER PUBLICATIONS

“International Violence Against Women” (with Daniele Dirks and Emily Troshynski). Handbook of Violence Against Women, Praeger, forthcoming.

“She’s White and She’s Hot, So She Can’t Be Guilty”: Female Offenders, Penal Spectatorship, and White Protectionism” (with Danielle Dirks and Emma Zacks). Criminal Justice Review, forthcoming.

“The Double-Edged Sword of ‘Disaster Volunteerism’: A Study of New Orleans Rebirth Movement Participants.” (with Mackenzie Israel-Trummel), Journal of Political Science Education, 8, 4, 2012.

“’Friends with Benefits, Without the Friendship Maybe?’: First-Year College Students Confront Hookup Culture.” (with Lisa Wade) in Sex For Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout our Lives, J. DeLamater & L. Carpenter, Eds. New York University Press, 2012.

“Sexualizing Sarah Palin: The Social and Political Context of the Sexual Objectification of Female Candidates” (with Lisa Wade). Sex Roles, 65, 3-4, 2011.

“Solidarity, Not Charity?: Issues of Privilege in Political Community Based Learning.” In Democratic Dilemmas of Teaching Service Learning: Tensions, Trials, and Triumphs, Stylus, 2011.

“Hookup Culture: Setting a New Research Agenda” (with Lisa Wade). Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 7, 4, 2010.

“Self Interest, Symbolic Attitudes, and Support for Public Policy: A Multilevel Analysis.” (with Rick Lau) in Political Psychology, 30, 4, 2009.

“Women and Leadership” in Political Leadership, Eds. Michael A. Genovese and Lori Han Cox, Praeger, 2008.

“YouTube Nation” in Extension of Remarks, Legislative Studies Section, American Political Science Association, Vol. 30, No. 1, January, 2007.

“Presidential Persuasion and Press Coverage of the War in Iraq” in Understanding the Presidency, 4th Ed., James P. Pfiffner and Roger H. Davidson, Eds., Pearson Longman, 2006.

“‘She Brought Only a Skirt’: Print Media Coverage of Elizabeth Dole’s Bid for the Republican Presidential Nomination” (with Sue Carroll and Stephanie Olson). Political Communication, July – September, 2005.

“Gender Gap or Gender Gaps? New Perspectives on Support for Government Action and Politics” (with Mark Schlesinger). The Journal of Politics, February 2001.

“The Effects of Negative Political Advertisements: A Meta-Analytic Assessment” (with Richard Lau, Lee Sigelman, and Paul Babbit). American Political Science Review, December 1999.

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Book Review of The Leadership of George Bush: An Insider’s View of the Forty-First President. Great Plains Research, 21, 1, Spring 2011.

Book review of The George W. Bush Legacy by Campbell et al. in Presidential Studies Quarterly, Winter, 2008.

Book Review of Campaign Advertising and American Democracy by Franz et al. in the Journal of Politics, Winter, 2008.

“Interest Groups” in the Encyclopedia of Political Communication, Christina Holz-Bacha and Lynda Kaid, Eds., SAGE, Spring, 2008.

“Elizabeth Dole” in the Encyclopedia of Political Communication, Christina Holz-Bacha and Lynda Kaid, Eds., SAGE, Spring, 2008.

Book Review of Hillary Rodham Clinton: Polarizing First Lady by Gil Troy for White House Studies, Winter, 2007.

“Campaigning” in the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, Macmillan Reference/ Thomas, Fall, 2007.

Book Review of The Presidency and Women: Promise, Performance & Illusionby Janet M. Martin. Presidential Studies Quarterly, Fall, 2007.

Book Review of Candidate Gender and Communicationby Dianne Bystrom, Mary Christine Banwart, Lynda Lee Kaid, and Terry Robertson. Political Communication, Vol. 24, Issue 1, 2007.

“The Politicized Pantry: Consumer Activism in the Food Industries.” Denmark Political Consumption of Food Products Conference Volume, Spring, 2005.

“Readership Survey of the Quaker Campus.” The Quaker Campus Project, April, 2005.

“Latino Voter Mobilization in the Greater Whittier Area, The Voter Mobilization Project.” November, 2004.

“Community Connections: An Evaluation of the Rio Hondo Branch of the American Red Cross.” The American Red Cross, May, 2004.

“Walter Lippmann” in The Encyclopedia of Public Opinion, Ed., John Geer, ABC-Clio, 2004.

“Political Pollsters” in The Encyclopedia of Public Opinion, Ed., John Geer, ABC-Clio, 2004.

“Social Scientists and Public Opinion” in The Encyclopedia of Public Opinion, Ed., John Geer, ABC-Clio, 2004.

“Secretaries” in Work in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Policy, and Society, Eds. Carl E. Van Horn and Herbert Schaffner, ABC-Clio, December, 2003.

“The World Trade Organization” in Work in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Policy, and Society, Eds. Carl E. Van Horn and Herbert Schaffner, ABC-Clio, December, 2003.

“An Evaluation of the Owning Up Curricula: Educational Intervention in the Cycle of Violence.” The Empower Program, September, 2001.

“Local Support for the Clinton Forest Plan.” Linkages, May, 1993.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS, ROUNDTABLE PRESENTATIONS, AND TALKS

“Systems of Power and the Presidency,” presented at the Andrus Center Conference on the State of the Presidency, Boise, Idaho, February 28, 2013.

“The Sexy Lie,” TedX San Diego, January 21, 2013 [Viewed over 170,000 times.]

“Unorthodox Corporate Policy Making: An Analysis of the American Legislative Exchange Council.” Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Conference, Orlando, Florida, January 3rd – 5th, 2013.

“The 2012 Presidential Election: How Did that Hopey Changey Stuff Work out for President Obama?” Presented at the Western Political Science Association Conference, Portland, Oregon, March 27th – 30th, 2012.

Roundtable on “President Obama at the Midpoint.” Presented at the Western Political Science Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 21st – 23rd, 2011.

Roundtable on “President Obama: Year One.” Presented at the Western Political Science Association Conference, San Francisco, California, April 3rd – 5th, 2010.

“From Ferraro to Palin: Sexism in Media Coverage of Female Vice Presidential Candidates.” Presented at the American Political Science Association Conference, Toronto, Canada, September 2nd – 5th, 2009.

“’Momentary Lapse of Reason’: Media Frames of Bush Administration Policy Issues.” Presented at the Evaluating the Presidency of George W. Bush Conference, Hilo, Hawaii, July/August, 2009.

Roundtable on “President Obama: Prospects for Leadership.” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, March 18th – 21st, 2009.

“Disaster Zone: Assessing the Impact on Student Relief Workers.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, April, 2009.

Roundtable on “Madame President in 2008? Assessing Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts, August, 2008.

“Re-Imagining Gangsta Rap,” Bi-Annual Meeting of the National Political Hip Hop Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, July, 2008.

“Chasing Success or Courting Failure: Attributes an American President Must Possess for Success,” Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, April, 2008.

Roundtable on “Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Religion in the 2008 Presidential Campaign,” Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2008.

Roundtable on “The Bush Presidency: What Have We Learned?” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Diego, California, March, 2008.

“The Beast of Beauty Culture: The Political Effects of Self-Objectification,” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2007.

“’Burnin’ and Lootin’: Race and Media Coverage of Hurricane Katrina,” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2007.

Roundtable on “The Bush Legacy,” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 2007.

“Andrew Meets Katrina: Race and Media Coverage,” Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, January, 2007.

“Do You YouTube?”, Annual Meeting of the Northeast Political Science Association, Boston, November, 2006.

“Commander in Chief: Madame President in Popular Culture,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, September, 2006.

Roundtable on “Has the Bush Presidency Changed the Presidency?” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March, 2006.

“Consumer Culture and the Gaze” (with Jennifer Holmes), Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March, 2005. Nominated for the best paper on women and politics.

“Rallying Around the Flag: Print Media Coverage of the Bush Administration Before and After September 11th” (with Erinn Carter), Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March, 2005.

“Weapons of Mass Persuasion: Print Media Coverage of the Second Gulf War” (with Erinn Carter). Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, 2004. Nominated for the best paper on the presidency.

“The Politicized Pantry: Consumer Activism in the Food Industries,” Political Consumption of Food Products Conference, Aalborg, August, 2004.  Invited keynote speaker.

“Consumer Activism in American Politics,” Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, September, 2001.

“Consumer Activism as a Political Tool,” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, March, 2001.

“Gender Differences in Print Media Coverage of Presidential Candidates: Elizabeth Dole’s Bid for the Republican Nomination” (with Sue Carroll and Stephanie Olson), National Press Club, Washington, D.C., November, 2000.

“She Brought Only a Skirt: Gender Differences in Print Media Coverage of Presidential Candidates” (with Sue Carroll and Stephanie Olson), Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September, 2000.

“The Effectiveness of Negative Political Advertisements” (with Richard Lau, Lee Sigelman, and Paul Babbit),  Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September, 1997.

“In a Different Choice?: Explaining Gender Differences in Public Policy Assessment” (with Mark Schlesinger), Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Washington, D.C., September, 1997.

“Self-interest and Attitudes Toward Health Care Reform” (with Richard Lau). Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April, 1997.

“The Political Participation of Homemakers in the United States,” Annual Meeting of the Northeast Political Science Association, Boston, 1996.

“Lock and Load: Patrick Buchanan’s Use of Metaphor, ” Annual Political Science Graduate Student Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, November, 1996.

“The Coordinated Campaign: Party Builder or Stumbling Block?” Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April, 1996.

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Co-Founder, the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum, 2011 – present

Establish the vision and mission, determining museum content with local residents, and supervising every aspect of creating and running the Living Museum.

Co-Founder, Director, New Orleans Women’s Shelter, 2006 – 2009

Direct the operations of the New Orleans Women’s Shelter, including volunteer recruitment, training, and management; development of policies and procedures; and fund-raising.  This is a non-paid position. 

Advisor, Common Ground Relief, 2005 – Fall, 2006

Advise Common Ground staff on organizational mission and expenditures.  Raise money.  Lead work crews.  This is a non-paid position.

Martial Arts Instructor/Competitor/Master, 1988 – Present

Clark College, Rutgers University, Whittier College, U.S. Tae Kwon Do, Darrell Kirkpatrick’s Tae Kwon Do, Vancouver Hwa Rang Do, 1988 – present

Teach traditional Tae Kwon Do to beginning through advanced students. Prepare students for competition. Motivate students to follow the strict code outside of the dojang.

Producer, The Vagina Monologues, Whittier College, Fall, 2003

Raised $10,500 for a local domestic violence shelter through a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues. Organized speakers, a dance party, merchandising, public relations, and the actual show performance.

Statistical Consultant, The Empower Program, 2000 – present

Designed and established an evaluation process for this non-profit youth violence prevention program from start to finish. Designed several survey instruments and produced reports for funders and the press.

Research Manager, Consumer Health Sciences, 1998 – 1999

Managed a research team, oversaw every aspect of the survey research process, and managed 5 disease-specific databases. Presented findings to medical professionals, co-authored

Research Assistant, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, 1996 – 1998

Analyzed a wide variety of survey and focus group data for public departments and programs. Produced reports that were disseminated to agencies across the state and to the general public.

Researcher, Health Values Study, Yale University, 1995 – 1996

Interviewed congressional staff regarding the health reform debate. Co-authored a publication using data gathered.

Project Director, Citizenship and Service Education Program, Rutgers University, 1994 – 1996

Developed community service placement sites for student volunteers. Managed several databases. Oversaw staff training and development, and software instruction.

Campaign Manager, Carroll for Congress, 1994

Managed all aspects of a congressional campaign, including GOTV efforts, public relations, platform development, debate preparation, and candidate scheduling.

Legislative Correspondent, Office of Jolene Unsoeld, U.S. House of Representatives, 1993

Responded to constituent mail and telephone calls. Recommended issue positions to member. Assisted in the development and passage of legislation.

Pit Crew Member, NASCAR, Driver: Pete Musser, 1992

Tire manager, involving choosing the right tires for the track and conditions, testing tires prior to races, making tire replacement decisions under pressure.

Performer, Multiple Venues, 1988 – present

Principle, supporting, and chorus performer in opera and theater productions, including La Boehme, The Merry Widow, Turandot, The Magic Flute, A Little Night Music, Chicago,The Trial, Phantom of the Opera, and other productions.

 

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

Linda and Tod White Teaching Prize, 2010 ($5,000)

Donald S. Loftsgordon Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2010

White House Fellows, Regional Finalist, 2008

V-to-the10th Award, 2008 ($8,000)

Faculty Development Grant, Occidental College, 2007 ($4,500)

Carnegie Faculty Fellow, Carnegie Foundation, 2007

Pericles Faculty Fellow, Pericles Faculty Development Grant, 2007 ($5,500)

Wye Faculty Fellow, The Aspen Institute, 2005

Fourth Degree Black Belt (Master Rank), World Tae Kwon Do Federation, 2005

Marilyn Veich Award for Outstanding Student Service, Whittier College, 2005

Key to the College, Whittier College, 2004

Achievement Award, Millennium Tae Kwon Do Championships, 2000

Department of Political Science Graduate Fellowship, Rutgers University, 1998

Graduate Research Assistantship, Eagleton Institute of Politics, 1996 – 1998

Graduate School Fellowship, Michigan ICPSR Summer Session, 1996

Golden Key National Honor Society, 1993

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1993

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Book Reviewer, Journal of Politics

Book Reviewer, White House Studies

Book Reviewer, Political Communication

Book Reviewer, Presidential Studies Quarterly

Manuscript Referee, Journal of Politics, Politics and Gender, Political Communication, Political Science Quarterly, American Political Science Review, Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, Perspectives on Politics

Politics Book Reviewer, The Associated Press

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Political Science Association (APSA)

American Association of Public Opinion Researchers (AAPOR)

Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)

Western Political Science Association (WPSA)

The Academy of Political Science (APS)

 

BOARDS

The Andrus Center for Public Policy, Boise State University, 2013 – present

Rosemary Children’s Services, Pasadena, 2012 – present

Politics360, Washington, D.C., 2013 – present

Young[ist], Los Angeles, 2012 – present

5 thoughts on “Curriculum Vita”

  1. Susan Craig says:

    WOW!!!!!
    You are one impressive woman!
    I look forward to reading more of your writing!

  2. Angela Murphy says:

    Thank you for reporting on Patricia Esparza. I look forward to reading more. Thank God you are out there to report justly. Next time u see Patricia, please let her know “we” are supporting her.

  3. Your CV is really impressive, looking forward to read your publications and blog. BTW your TEDx talk omg is just superb.

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