2004-2005 — Faculty / Staff Showcase
Ed Dover: Presidential Elections Publications
WOU – June 10, 2002
Dover book on presidential elections published
Political science professor Ed Dover recently had his third book about American presidential elections, “Missed Opportunity: Incumbency, and Television in Election 2000,” published
Released April 1 by Praeder Publishers, Dover’s newest work “looks at the theme that Gore failed to use the political and rhetorical opportunities provided by the office of the vice president to win the election,” said the author. As have his previous books, this one also focuses on the assumption that modern presidential elections are decided on the concept of “mediated incumbency. This concept derives from the strength of the television, interpret that strength and depict it to their viewers,” said Dover. This is an important concept because, over the past 100 years, the power of presidency has grown and according to Dover, “the presidency has grown into a powerful political office. This has helped expand the power and importance of the vice presidency.”
Business and Economic Division
Zenon X. Zygmont is Associate Professor of Economics in the Division of Business & Economics at Western Oregon University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the George Mason University in 1994.
Dr. Zygmont’s scholarly interests are in the areas of Post-Communist Economics, Regulation and Antitrust.
John C. Leadley is Professor of Economics in the Division of Business and Economics at Western Oregon University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1985.
Dr. Leadleys’s scholarly interests are in the areas of Industrial Economics and Econometrics.
Mark A. Seabright is Professor of Management in the Division of Business and Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988.
His Research interests include moral reasoning, organizational justice, and workplace deviance. His work on these and other topics has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Management Inquiry, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. His current projects include an empirical study of “hot” versus “cold” sabotage and a conceptual analysis of how people reflect on their moral past. He served on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Journal for the 2001-2004 term and is currently a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Management.
Kristina D. Frankenberger is Professor of Marketing in the Division of Business and Economics at Western Oregon University. She received her Ph.D. in Marketing with and emphasis on Consumer Behavior from the University of Oregon in 1990.
Dr. Frankenberger’s research focuses on the effectiveness of advertising and other marketing variables in a public policy context, epically with regard to adolescents. She is also interested in the economic effects of advertising. Her publication appeared in Emotion in Advertising, Journal of Adolescence, Journal of Adolescent Research, Journal of Business Research, theJournal of Public Policy & Marketing, MSI Reports, Psychology and Marketing and several refereed conference proceedings. Dr. Frankenberger is a member of the Academy of Marketing Science, American Academy of Advertising, American Psychological Association (Division 23; Society for Consumer Psychology) and the American Marketing Association. She is most active in the AAA, where she serves on the AAA Research Awards Committee and the AAA Publications Committee. She was chair of the former for several years.
Henry Hughes and Rebecca McCannell
The process of publishing a book begins with ideas jotted down in a notebook, then pieced together in verse form. Drafts are edited and reworked numerous times to refine the verbal imagery. After poems are sent to the publisher a mock-up of the book is returned to the author for final review.
Mammoth Books commissioned Rebecca McCannell to create a cover for the book Men Holding Eggs, 2004. Several drawings were proposed before a final painting was created in oil on board.
2004-2005 Faculty & Staff Award Recipients
LOCATION: 1st floor Lobby new book area
Curator: Ruth Weston and Jennifer Hegdal