Dr. Mark Byrnes

University Provost

Dr. Mark Byrnes
615-898-2351
Room 231, Andrew L. Todd Hall (TODD)
MTSU Box 97, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University (1991)
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University (1986)
  • B.S., Middle Tennessee State University (1983)

Biography

Books
James K. Polk: A Biographical Companion. ABC-CLIO, 2001.
Series editor for The President's Position: Debating the Issues. Nine volume series. Greenwood Publishing.
Politics and Space: Image Making by NASA. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1994.
Tennessee Government and Politics: Democracy in the Volunteer State. Co-edited with John R. Vile.

Articles and Book Chapters
"Gerald R. Ford" and "Movie Treatments of ...

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Books
James K. Polk: A Biographical Companion. ABC-CLIO, 2001.
Series editor for The President's Position: Debating the Issues. Nine volume series. Greenwood Publishing.
Politics and Space: Image Making by NASA. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1994.
Tennessee Government and Politics: Democracy in the Volunteer State. Co-edited with John R. Vile.

Articles and Book Chapters
"Gerald R. Ford" and "Movie Treatments of Civil Liberties" in Encyclopedia of Civel Liberties in America, edited by David Schulz and John R. Vile. M.E. Sharpe, forthcoming.
"Charles Evans Hughes." In Great American Judges: An Encyclopedia, edited by John R. Vile. ABC-CLIO, forthcoming.
"Chappaquiddick Incident," "Checkers Speech," and "National Aeronautics and Space Administration." In Dictionary of American History, 3rd ed. Scribner's, 2003.
"The President and the Bureaucracy." In Guide to the Presidency, 3rd ed. edited by Michael Nelson. Congressional Quarterly, 2002. Revision of 1996 work.
Study Guide/exam bank for On Common Ground, telecourse on American government. With John R. Vile and David Carleton. Intelecom and McGraw-Hill, 2001.
"Martin Van Buren." In Great American Lawyers: An Encyclopedia, ed. John R. Vile. ABC-CLIO, forthcoming in 2001.
Study Guide for The American Democracy, 4 th ed. With Thomas E. Patterson. McGraw-Hill, 1999.
"NASA." In Historical Guide to American Government. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
"The FBI." In Historical Guide to American Government. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
"The Presidency and Domestic Policy." In Magazine of History, vol. 11, no. 4, Summer 1997.
"Lesson Plan for 'The Presidency and Domestic Policy.'" In Magazine of History, 1998.
"Campaign '96 on the Web." Tennessee's Business, vol. 7, no. 3, 1996.
"The Civil War Presidents: 1857-1869." In The Presidency. New York: Smithmark, 1996.
"The Jacksonian Era: 1829-1857." In The Presidency. New York: Smithmark, 1996.
"The President and the Bureaucracy." In Guide to the Presidency, 2nd ed., ed. Michael Nelson. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1996.
"Tennessee Government and Politics." In United States Government: Democracy in Action. New York: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1995.
"The President and the Bureaucracy." In Guide to the Presidency, ed. Michael Nelson, 1203-1245. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1989.
"The Challenger Disaster: A Political Science Analysis." Mid-American Journal of Politics (Fall 1989): 50-76.

Book Reviews
Howard E. McCurdy, Space and the American Imagination, in the New England Quarterly, December 1998.
G. Calvin Mackenzie, The Irony of Reform: Roots of American Political Disenchantment, in Choice, October 1996.
Colin Campbell and Bert A. Rockman, The Clinton Presidency: First Appraisals, in Choice, February 1996.
Stephen C. Craig, The Malevolent Leaders: Popular Discontent in America, in Choice, May 1994.
Stephen Skowronek, The Politics Presidents Make, in Choice, February 1994.
David Ray Griffin and Richard Falk, eds., Postmodern Politics for a Planet in Crisis: Policy, Process, and Presidential Vision, in Choice, December 1993.
Burton I. Kaufman, The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr., in the American Review of Politics, Autumn 1993.
Daniel J. Palazzolo, The Speaker and the Budget: Leadership in the Post-Reform House of Representatives, in Choice, July/August 1993.

Papers and Presentations
"Preseidential Lying." Madison Day Banquet, Belmont University, April 2001.
"Abuse of Power in the White House." Honors Lecture, MTSU, April 2000.
Program chair. Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Fall Creek Falls, April 1999.
"An Electoral College Anomaly."; With John R. Vile. Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Townsend, April 1998.
Chair, panel on American National Politics and Institutions. Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Townsend, April 1998.
"Probing the Personal Lives of Politicians: Searching for Character or Looking for Dirt?"; Honors Lecture, MTSU, September 1997.
Chair, panel on the 1996 elections. Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Memphis, April 1997.
"The Sensitive Presidency."; Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, September 1996.
"Examining the Post-Convention Bounce."; Presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New York City, September 1994.Participant, roundtable on "Reinventing Government."; Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Fall Creek Falls State Park, April 1994.
"Public Opinion of Presidential Candidates: The Role of National Party Conventions."; Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia, November 1993.
"Districting in Murfreesboro."; Presented to the League of Women Voters, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 13 October 1993.
"A Comparison of Carter and Clinton."; Presented at the Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Henry Horton State Park, April 1993.
Chair of panel on "The Presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court After the 1992 Elections.";
"Image Making by NASA."; Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1992.
Participant, roundtable on "Japanese and American Politics and The Media: A Comparison."; Sponsored by the Japan Center of Tennessee, MTSU, September 1992.
Participant, roundtable on "Divided Government."; Tennessee Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Montgomery Bell State Park, April 1992.
"The Politics of NASA."; Presented at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, 23 March 1992.
"Lobbying Effectiveness in the Tennessee General Assembly."; Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, November 1991.
Discussant, "Presidential Elections"; panel. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 1991.
"Environmental Influences on NASA's Strategies for Winning Political Support."; Presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 1990.
"NASA's Strategies for Winning Political Support."; Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, April 1990. Nominated for award for best graduate student paper at the convention.

General Editor
Series editor for The President's Position: Debating the Issues. Nine volume series. Greenwood Publishing.

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