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Department of Political Science
Baylor University
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Waco, Texas 76798


Curriculum Vitae

Mark Scully

Ph.D Candidate in Political Science

B.A., Liberal Arts, St. John's College, 2008
M.A., Political Science, Baylor University, 2012
Ph.D., Political Science, Baylor University, Spring 2014 (anticipated)

Mark began the PhD program in August 2009. In May 2008 he received a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From June 2008 through August 2009 Mark directed the Tenley Achievement Program, a non-profit mentoring and tutoring program serving at-risk minority youth in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Mark’s research interests include American Politics, the American Presidency, Political Parties, Public Law, American Political Thought. Mark has a passion for undergraduate education, and teaches classes in the American Presidency and American Constitutional Development.


Title: The Path to Party Unity: Popular Presidential Leadership and Principled Consensus. Anticipated Completion Date: December 2013

Articles and Book Chapters:

"Popular Leadership and Party Unity: Creating a 'Politically Effective Whole,'" Readings in American Government. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 2013 (Ninth Edition)

“Comparing and Contrasting Constitutional Philosophies: Justice Anthony Kennedy and Catholicism” Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, Vol. 47, No. 2 (Spring 2012): pp. 131-155

Book Reviews:

Forthcoming: Review of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition by Jean Yarbrough in Perspectives on Political Science

Review of Engines of Change: Party Factions in American Politics, by Daniel DiSalvo, in Journal of Politics, Vol. 75, No. 1 (2013)

Participation at Professional Meetings:

Work in Progress: "Executive Orders and Agenda Setting: The Constitutional Basis for the Expanse and Limits of Presidential Power," for the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2014

“Accommodation and Moderation: Party Unity Presidential and Consensus Building” presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA, November 2012

“The Family and the State: the Argument for Familial Moral Cohesion and State Support in Meyer, Pierce, and Zellman,” presented at the Annual Conference for the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, Uniondale, NY, October 2012

“The Dual Aspect of Liberty: Balancing Popular Government and Individual Rights in Justice Kennedy’s Jurisprudence,” presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 2011

Roundtable on "Economic Liberty and Literature in the plays of William Shakespeare and Benjamin Jonson” at the Alexander Hamilton Institute Summer Conference, Clinton, NY, June 2011

“The Casey Court and Regime Politics: Constitutional Values and Institutional Legitimacy,” presented at the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, January 2010.

Classes Taught:

Teacher of Record:

PSC 3330: “The American Presidency,” Fall 2012

PSC 2302: “American Constitutional Development,” Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014

Honors College Colloquiums:

“The Presidency and the Constitution,” Spring 2012

“Liberty, Equality, and Democracy in America,” Fall 2011

Teaching Apprenticeship

PSC 3330: “The American Presidency,” Fall 2011

PSC 2302: “American Constitutional Development,” Spring 2011

PSC 4361: “American Constitutional Law I,” Fall 2010

Professional Development:

Seminars for Excellence in Teaching, Academy for Teaching and Learning, Baylor University, Fall 2012

“Building a Learning Community”

“Significant Learning and Transformational Education”

“From Teaching to Learning: Asking the Right Questions”

“We’ve Made It to the Middle, Now What? Ideas for Reenergizing Your Course”

“Socratic Method for Any Class and Personality”