Curriculum Vitae

Marvin R. McNeese, Jr.

Chair, General Education Department
College of Biblical Studies
7000 Regency Square Blvd.
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 204-8553 (cell)
[email protected]



American politics, public policy, subnational politics, campaign finance, corporate political activity, American political development, and Latin American politics.


Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Rice University, Houston, TX. Major: American Politics.
         Minor: Subnational Politics, Comparative Politics. Dissertation: Win the War to Win the
         Battle: Putting the Venue in Interest Group Venue Shopping. Committee: Robert Stein
         (chair), Keith Hamm, John Alford, and Doug Schuler. Expected December 2014.

Master of Public Affairs, Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of
           Texas at Austin. Major: Public Policy and Public Administration. Thesis: Toward the
           '60s: Building an Institution for the Movimento Negro Brasileiro. Austin, TX.

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American
           Studies, The University of Texas at Austin. Major: Government. Minor: Economics,

Bachelors of Arts, cum laude, Albion College, Albion, MI. Religious Studies, Spanish, and
          Political Science.


Instructor, Rice University, Fall 2014

Assistant Professor, Political Science, College of Biblical Studies-Houston, Houston, TX, 2011-Present


POLI 210 Introduction to Political Science, Rice University
POLI 395 Introduction to Statistics, Rice University
GOVT 2301 Principles of American Politics, College of Biblical Studies (English and Spanish)


“What does punctuated equilibrium theory predict for the issue of hydraulic fracturing?” with
           Robert M. Stein and Seonghui Lee. Midwest Political Science Association Annual
           Conference, Chicago, IL, April 11-14, 2013.

“Migration, Drugs and Threat to Regime in Mexico.” with Carla Martinez Machain, Midwest
           Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 2011.

“The effects of early voting on congressional campaign expenditures.” with Robert M. Stein,
        Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 1-5, 2009.

“Discriminating Corporate Campaign Contributors: Campaign Finance in an Unregulated
          Environment.” Political Science Poster Session, Rice University, Houston, TX, May 5, 2008.

“Sources of Health Insurance Innovation.” Political Science Poster Session, Rice University,
          Houston, TX, May 5, 2008.


Editorial Assistant, American Journal of Political Science, Editor: Rick Wilson, 2009-2011, 2013

Teaching Assistant, Doug Shuler, MGMT 561 Business-Government Relations, Jesse H. Jones
           Graduate School of Management, Spring 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014

Teaching Assistant, Keith Hamm, POLI 435 Money and Politics Seminar, Rice University,
          Spring 2010

Coordinator, American Politics Workshop (weekly), Political Science Department, Rice
          University, 2008-2009

Research Assistant, Director: Rick Wilson, Behavioral Research Laboratory, Rice University,


Research Fellowship, Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute, $15,000
Research Award, Tinker & Ford Foundations, University of Texas at Austin, $6,000
Fellowship, Foreign Language and Area Studies, U.S. Department of Education/ The University
            of Texas at Austin