Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • B.A., Wittenberg University

Research and Teaching Interests

  • US Congress and legislative politics
  • judicial politics
  • American presidency

Courses Typically Offered

  • POLS 140: American Politics
  • POLS 240: American Congress
  • POLS 243: The American Presidency
  • POLS 244: Judicial Politics
  • POLS 290: Civil Liberties and the Constitution
  • POLS 370: Analyzing Legislatures
  • FOUN 098: Elections in the Media Environment (freshman seminar)

Selected Publications


Scott R. Meinke. 2014. "The Changing Roles of House Party Leadership Organizations:  The House Republican Policy Committee."  Congress and the Presidency 41:190-222.

Scott R. Meinke. 2013. "Congressional Endorsements in the Presidential Nomination Process:  Democratic Superdelegates in the 2008 Election."  American Politics Research 41:99-121.  With Edward B. Hasecke and Kevin M. Scott.

Scott R. Meinke. 2010. "Presentation of Partisanship: Constituency Connections and Partisan Congressional Activity" Social Science Quarterly 90:854-867.

Scott R. Meinke. 2008. "Who Whips? Party Government and the Expansion of the House Whip Systems." American Politics Research.

Scott R. Meinke. 2008. "Institutional Change and the Electoral Connection in the Senate: Revisiting the Effects of Direct Election." Political Research Quarterly.

Scott R. Meinke. 2007. "Slavery, Partisanship, and Procedure: The Gag Rule, 1836-1845." Legislative Studies Quarterly 32-33-57.

Scott R. Meinke, Jeffrey K. Staton, and Steven T. Wuhs. 2006. "State Delegate Selection Rules for Presidential Nominations, 1972-2000." Journal of Politics 68:180-193.

Scott R Meinke. 2005. "Long-term Change and Stability in House Voting Decisions: The Case of the Minimum Wage." Legislative Studies Quarterly 30:103-126


"Adaptable Institutions: Growth and Change in the House Democratic Extended Leadership, 1975-2008" Paper presented at 2010 meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association.

"Congressional Superdelegates in the 2008 Election: Power, Constitutency, and Uncertainty" With Edward B Hasecke and Kevin Scott. Paper presented at 2010 meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association.

"Presentation of Partisanship: Representation and Party Leadership Activity," Paper presented at 2008 meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association.

"Constituency Connections and Extended Leadership Positions in the U.S. House," Paper presented at 2007 meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association.

"Who Whips?: Party Government and the Expansion of House Whip Networks" Paper presented at 2006 meetings of the American Political Science Association.


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