Dr. Lydia Andrade

Dr. Lydia Andrade

Department of Government and International Affairs

Administration Building 369 
University of The Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-3877

  • Education

    • Ph.D.  Texas A&M University, 1993
    • M.A.   Texas A&M University, 1987
    • B.A.   Southwestern University, 1985
  • Experience

    • 2010 - present, Professor and Chair, Department of Government and International Affairs
    • 2004 – 2008, Assistant Dean for Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences & Chair, Department of Political Science.
    • 2003 - 2010, Associate Professor & Associate Fulbright Advisor, University of the Incarnate Word.
    • 1999-2003, Associate Professor & Department Chair, University of the Incarnate Word
    • 1996-1999 Assistant Professor, University of North Texas
    • 1992-1996  Assistant Professor, San Jose State University
    • 1990-1992 Instructor, Texas A&M University
    • 1985-1989 Teaching and Research Assistant, Texas A&M University
    • 1986-1987 Research Assistant, Southern Political Consulting
    • 1987 Volunteer Coordinator, Republican Presidential Candidate Debate, October 1987 Houston, Texas
  • Research and Teaching Fields

    • American Government
    • Presidential Studies
    • Campaigns & Elections
    • Congressional Politics
    • Interest Groups
    • Women in Politics
    • Public Policy
    • Research Methods
    • State and Local Government
    • Public Administration
  • Publications

    Editor, AP U.S. Government and Politics Summer Workshop Materials.  The College Board. Forthcoming, Summer 2005.

    “Interest Groups Interconnections.” In Lydia Andrade, ed. AP U.S. Government and Politics Summer Workshop Materials.  The College Board. Forthcoming, Summer 2005.

    Advanced Placement Program Professional Development for Government and Politics Teachers Guide. The College Board. Forthcoming, Spring 2005.

    “Determinants of National Television Coverage of Women in the House of Representatives, 1987-1998. Co-authored with Dr. Stephanie Larson. Forthcoming: Spring 2005. Congress & the Presidency

    "Presidential Distractionary Attempts: A Peaceful Perspective".  Spring 2003. Congress & the Presidency.

    “Who Judges?”. In Texas Politics Today, 10th ed. by Earnest Crain.  New York: Wadsworth. 2001.

    Study Guide and Instructor’s Manual to accompany Promise and Performance of American Democracy, 6th Ed. By Bond, Watson and Smith. Itasca, IL.: F.E. Peacock. 2001

    “Distracting Public Attention: Foreign Policy and the UN.” in Eksterowicz and Hastedt, Eds. The Post Cold War Presidency. Rowman and Littlefield. 1999.

    Study Guide to accompany American Government, 7th ed. by Welch, Gruhl, Steinman, Comer, and Rigdon. Belmont, CA: West/Wadsworth. 1999.

    Study Guide to accompany Politics In America: Texas Edition, 3rd ed. by Thomas R. Dye, L. Tucker Gibson and Clay Robinsonn. New York: Prentice Hall. 1999.

    Study Guide to accompany Politics In America: Texas Edition, (Texas chapters only) 2nd ed. by Thomas R. Dye, L. Tucker Gibson and Clay Robinsonn. New York: Prentice Hall. 1997. 

    "Presidential Agenda Setting: Influences on the Emphasis of Foreign Policy".  Co-authored work with Dr. Garry Young. Political Research Quarterly. September, 1996.

  • Research in Progress

    Diversity and Teacher Education: A Multi-Institutional Perspective”. Co-authored project with Dr. Barbara Young. The data for this research is currently being collected.

    Essays on American Politics.  Manuscript in progress.  Co-edited book with Dr. Joseph Stewart and Dr. James Riddlesperger.

    "The Impact of Learning Communities on Students' Percentage of Social Support and Connectedness to University” Co-authored manuscript with Dr. Anita Anderson. This paper is being revised for journal submission.

    “Presidents, Domestic Conditions, and Alternative Foreign Policy Actions” Co-authored manuscript with Dr. Garry Young.  This work has been submitted to American Politics Quarterly

    "The President's Ability to Lead Public Opinion in a Changing Global Environment".  This paper is being revised for journal submission.

    "LBJ: A Leader of Public Opinion?" This work was nominated for the best paper on the Presidency award at the 1997 APSA meeting and is being revised for journal submission.

    “Before Success: The Politics of Presidential Position-Taking” Co-authored with Dr. Garry Young.  This paper has been submitted to the Journal of Politics.  This work was nominated for the best paper award at the 1997 Southern Political Science Association Meeting.

  • Papers Presented and Professional Activities

    “The End of the Cold War and the Caribbean:  Presidential (Dis?)-Interest”  Presented at the 2005 meeting of the Caribbean Studies Association, May 30-June, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (co-authored with Dr. Scott Dittloff).

    “Presidential Scandal: A Matter of Character.” To be presented at the 2005 meeting of the Southwest Social Science Association, March 22-27, New Orleans, LA.

    “Presidential Scandal: A Matter of Character.” To be presented at the UIW Faculty Research Forum, February 2005.

    “Commonalities in Presidential Scandal.” Presented at the 2004 meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Ill.

    “The Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal and Hemispheric Media Coverage.” Presented at the 2004 meeting of the Caribbean Studies Association, St. Kitts. (co-authored with Dr. Scott Dittloff).

    "The Impact of Learning Communities on Students' Percentage of Social Support and Connectedness to University” Presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Higher Education (co-authored with Dr. Anita Anderson).

    Creator and Coordinator, Teaching Workshops for AP Teachers, 2004 meeting of the Southern Political Science Association and 2004 meeting of the Southwest Social Science Association Meeting.

    Conference Section Chair: Teaching Political Science Section, 2004 meeting of the Southern Political Science Association.

    Chair, “Roundtable Comparing AP and College American Government Courses: Who is Really Teaching What?”  2004 meeting of the Southern Political Science Association.

    “The Impact of Learning Communities on Student Perception of Social Support and Connectedness”.  Presented at the 2004 meeting of the Southern Political Science Association (co-authored with Dr. Anita Anderson).

    "Presidential and Vice Presidential Approval: The Importance of Scandal." Presented at the 2003meeting of the American  Political Science Association in Philadelphia, PA.

    Moderator, “Roundtable: Waking the Dead – Teaching Strategies to Engage Students in the Study of American Government.”  2003 meeting of the Southwest Social Science Association.

    Moderator, “ Roundtable: Teaching Political Science in American Government or How to Use Conference Materials to Supplement the Teaching of American Government.” 2003 meeting of the Southwest Social Science Association.

    "The Impact of Learning Communities on Students' Percentage of Social Support and Connectedness to University"  Presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Higher Education (co-authored with Dr. Anita Anderson).

    "Presidential and Vice Presidential Approval: The Importance of Scandal." Presented at the 2002 meeting of the Southern Political Science Association in Savannah, GA.

    “When to Lead and When to Follow: Presidential Speeches and Public Opinion.”  Presented at the 2002 meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA.

    “Gallup v. Reality: A Comparison of the Public Opinion Presidents Know and What We Think they Know.” Presented at the 2002 meeting of the Southwest Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA.

    Moderator, “Authors Meet Critics: Kenneth J. Meier and Joseph Stewart, Jr.’s Regulation in the 90’s”. 2002 meeting of the Southwest Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA.

    Panel Chair & Discussant, “Pathways of Persuasion: Executive Branch Politics”. 2002 meeting of the Southwest Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA.

    “Consumer Oriented American Government: Selling the ‘Same Old Thing’.” Presented at the 2001 meeting of the American Political Science Association,  San Francisco, CA. (with Dr. Jon Bond)

    Panel Chair, “New and Improved: Teaching American Government in the 21st Century.” 2001 meeting of the American Political Science Association,  San Francisco, CA.

    "Presidential Distractionary Attempts: A Peaceful Perspective". Presented at the 2001 meeting of the Mid-West Political Science Association, Chicago, IL.

    "Presidential Distractionary Attempts in Cases of Scandal and Economic Decline". Presented at the 2000 meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Jose CA.

    "Presidential Distractionary Attempts and Scandal: It is Not Just Clinton".  Presented at the 2000 meeting of the Southwest Political Science Association, Galveston, TX. (with Jeanette Henriques).

    "National Television News Coverage of Women in the House of Representatives, 1988-1998".  Presented at the 1999 meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Savannah, GA.

    Participant: "Reinventing the Presidency" Conference' Center for Presidential Studies, Texas A&M University, College Station TX. October, 1999.

    “The President’s Ability to Lead Public Opinion in a Changing Global Environment.”  Presented at the 1999 meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL

    Participant: “Congress and the President in a Partisan Era”.  Center for Presidential Studies, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, February 1999.

    “Presidential Politics in the Year 2004: The Year of the Woman?” Presented at the 1998 meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA  (with Dr. Stephanie Larson).

    Participant. “What the Best Teachers Do” Workshop.  Searle Center for Teaching Excellence.  Northwestern University.  July 1998.

    “The President’s Use of Foreign Policy in the Post Cold War Era" Presented at the 1998 Meeting of the Southwest Political Science Association Meeting, Corpus Christi, TX.

    “Before Success: The Politics of Presidential Position Taking” Presented at the 1997 Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Norfolk, VA, (with Dr. Garry Young).

    Discussant: "Congress and Foreign Policy".  1997 Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Norfolk, VA.

    Participant: “The President and the Use of Force After the Cold War: The George         Bush School Dedication Conference”. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, September, 1997.

    “LBJ: A Leader of Public Opinion?”  Presented at the 1997 Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC.

    Discussant: "Women and the Presidency: New Perspectives on the Executive Branch Politics". 1996 Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA.

    "LBJ's Use of Public Opinion Polls". Presented at the 1996 Meeting of the Southwest Political Science Association, Houston, TX.

    Discussant: "Mechanisms of Presidential Power". 1996 Meeting of the Southwest Political Science Association, Houston, TX.

    "Talk is Cheap but War is Expensive: Non-Aggressive Foreign Policy Events as Diversionary Acts". Presented at the 1996 Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA. (with Dr. Garry Young).

    Panel Chair: "Researching the Oval Office: How Much Do We Really Know?" 1994 Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA.

    Panel Chair: "Researching the Presidency". 1994 Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New York, NY.

    Panel Chair: "Presidential Politics and the Clinton Presidency". 1994 Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Albuquerque, NM.

    "Presidential Leadership of Public Opinion: An Experimental Analysis." Presented at the 1993 meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Savanna, GA.

    Discussant: "Dimensions of Distributive Politics" 1993 Meeting of the Western Political Science Association Meeting, Pasadena, CA.

    "Presidential Leadership of Public Opinion: An Experimental Analysis."  Presented at the 1993 Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Savannah, GA (with Dr. Nehemia Geva). 

    "The More Things Change . . . A Look at the Impact of Belief Systems on Voting Behavior." Presented at the 1991 Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Tampa, FL (with Dr. Scott Dittloff).

    "The Impact of Resource Variation on Presidential Agenda Behavior."  Presented at the 1991 Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL (with Dr. Garry Young).

    "Presidential Agenda Setting: A Facilitator or Director?"  Presented at the 1990 Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL (with Dr. Garry Young).

    Discussant, Presidential Leadership, 1990 Meeting of the Southwest Political Science Association, Ft. Worth, TX.

    "Sub-governments and State Legislative Committees: Evidence from the Texas House Transportation Committee."  Presented at the 1989 Meeting of the Southwest Political Science Association, Little Rock, AR (with Dr. Keith Hamm).

  • Honors and Awards

    • 2005 Selected Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, UIW Student Government Association.
    • 2005 Faculty Development Award Recipient
    • 2005  Selected, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
    • 2004 Faculty Development Award Recipient
    • 2004 Author Successful Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award for UIW
    • 2004 Title V Summer Technology Institute Participant
    • 2004 Title V International Travel and Research Grant Recipient
    • 2003 Faculty Development Award Recipient
    • 2003 University of the Incarnate Word RAVE Award
    • 2002 Title V Curriculum Development Grant Recipient
    • 2001 Title V Curriculum Development Grant Recipient
    • 2002 Faculty Development Award
    • 2001 Title V SPSS Technology Grant
    • 2001 Faculty Development Award
    • 2000 Faculty Development Award
    • 1999 Pi Sigma Alpha (UNT) Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
    • 1998 Ed Artinian Award, Southern Political Science Association
    • 1998-1999 University of North Texas Developing Scholars Grant
    • 1998 University of North Texas Honors Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
    • 1996 UNT Women's' Studies Roundtable Professing Women Award
    • 1995 San Jose State College of Social Science Research Grant
    • 1995 San Jose State Affirmative Action Faculty Development Grant Recipient
    • 1995 California State Lottery Grant Recipient
    • 1994 California State Lottery Grant Recipient
    • 1993 California State Lottery Grant Recipient
    • 1990-91, 1991-92 Texas A&M Academic Excellence Scholarship
    • 1992 Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student - Teaching Award
    • 1991 McDonald’s Corporation Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching Award
  • Professional Service Activities

    • Member, Executive Council, Presidency Research Group, American Political Science Association, 2002-2005
    • Member, Best Graduate Student Paper Award, Presidency Research Group, American Political Science Association, 2001-2002.
    • Member, Neustadt Award Committee, Presidency Research Group, American Political Science Association, 1998-1999.
    • Site Director, Southwest Social Science Association, 2005-present.
    • Co-chair, Site Committee, Southwest Social Science Association, 2001-present.
    • Member, Site Committee, Southwest Social Science Association, 1997 – 2001
    • Member, Executive Council, Southwest Political Science Association, 2000-2002
    • Chair, Best Undergraduate Paper Award Committee, Southwest Political Science Association, 1998-1999.
    • Member, Marion Irish Committee for best paper on Women and Politics, Southern Political Science Association, 1997.
    • Question Leader, Table Leader & Reader, Educational Testing Service Advanced Placement Reading in American Government, 1996-present
    • Outside Reviewer, Tenure application for Dr. Robert Perry
    • Reviewer, National Science Foundation Political Science Grant
    • Reviewer, Congress and the Presidency
    • Reviewer, American Politics Quarterly
    • Reviewer, Journal of Politics
    • Reviewer, Presidential Studies Quarterly
    • Reviewer, Journal of Military and Political Sociology
    • Reviewer, Social Science Quarterly
    • Reviewer, American Review of Politics
    • Professional Association Memberships
    • American Political Science Association
    • Midwest Political Science Association
    • Western Political Science Association
    • Southern Political Science Association
    • Southwest Political Science Association