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Curriculum Vita - Russell D. Renka
Professor of Political Science
Southeast Missouri State University
Carnahan 211L, Mail Stop 2920 
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4799 
E-Mail:  rdrenka@semo.edu

Current Position
Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Religion
Southeast Missouri State University
Carnahan 211L, Mail Stop 2920 
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4799 
E-Mail:  rdrenka@semo.edu
Website: Renka's Home Page at URL:  http://cstl-cla.semo.edu/renka/

Formal Education
Ph.D. in Government, University of Texas at Austin, 1979
Bachelor of Science with Honors in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1969

Dissertation
Kennedy, Johnson, and the Congress:  Serial Gaming and Change in Legislative Policy Coalitions, 1979; director Lawrence C. Dodd

Formal Honors and Recognition
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Texas, 1969
Outstanding Teacher Honors Award, 1996, College of Liberal Arts, Southeast Missouri State University

Personal Information
Date of Birth:  November 23, 1946 in Westfield, N.J.
Citizenship:  American citizen
current Home Address:   Russell D. and Paula K. Renka
                      1538 Grandview
                       Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-2262
Family:  Married to Paula K. Renka since April 3, 1971
Children:  Sabrina Leah Renka, b. 14 June 1977
              Nora Elizabeth Renka, b. 12 August 1981

Hobbies and Interests:  Sea shell collector (member of Conchologists of America, and North Texas Conchological Society)

Courses Taught
UI320 - The Modern Presidency at URL: cstl-cla.semo.edu/Renka/ui320-75/syllabus_fall07.asp
PS365 - The Legislative Process at URL: cstl-cla.semo.edu/renka/ps365/Spring2010/Syllabus.htm
PS418/618 - Public Policy Analysis at URL: cstl-cla.semo.edu/renka/PS418/Fall2008/index.htm
PS360 - Political Parties and Voting Behavior at URL: cstl-cla.semo.edu/renka/ps360/Fall2009/index.htm
PS103 - U.S. Political Systems at URL:  cstl-cla.semo.edu/renka/ps103/Fall2009/Syllabus.htm
UI100 - First-Year Seminar at URL: cstl-cla.semo.edu/renka/UI100/courseinfo.htm

Professional Memberships
American Political Science Association (since 1976)
Midwest Political Science Association
Southern Political Science Association
Presidency Research Group
Legislative Studies Section

Website publications

Publications (recent)

Renka, Russell D.  2008.  The Congressional Committee System.  Encyclopedia of American Government and Civics.  Washington D.C.: Facts on File.

Renka, Russell D.  2003.  Teaching the Modern Presidency on the Internet.  PRG Report:  Newsletter of the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association, Vol. XXVI, No. 1 (Fall 2003), 32-36.

Professional Conference Papers (recent)

Renka, Russell D.  2005.  Committee Seniority Violations in the U.S. House.  101st Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C., September 1-4.

Renka, Russell D.  2004.  Committee Seniority Violations in the U.S. House and Senate.  62nd Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, The Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, IL., April 15-18, 2004.

Renka, Russell D.  2003.  Teaching the Modern Presidency on the Internet.  Short Course 15, "Challenges and Innovations in Teaching the Presidency," 99th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, Wednesday, August 27.

Renka, Russell D. and Daniel E. Ponder.  2003.  Committee Seniority Violations in the U.S. House and Senate.  Panel 17-3, 61st Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 3-6.

Renka, Russell D.  2002.  The New Seniority System in the House and Senate, Panel 22-11, 98th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, Mass., August 29 - September 2.

Renka, Russell D.  2002.  Teaching the Modern Presidency on the Web, Panel 9-2, 98th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, Mass., August 29 - September 2, 2002 (Filename and URL: Teaching the modern presidency on the web at cstl-cla.semo.edu/renka/ui320-75/Apsa2002-presidency_online.asp).

Renka, Russell D.  2002.  The Decline of Committee Seniority.  Panel 18-21, 60th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 25-28.

Renka, Russell D. and Daniel E. Ponder.   2001.  Musical Chairs:  The Changing Seniority System in Congress.  97th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA., August 30 - September 2.

Renka, Russell D.  2001.  Elections with Rematched Opponents in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1970-1998.  59th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 19-22.

Farrar-Myers, Victoria, Russell D. Renka, and Daniel E. Ponder.  2000.  Institutionalization in a Critical Period: Presidency, Congress and the Development of the Executive Budget.  96th Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 30-September 3.

Renka, Russell D. and Thomas Harte.  2000.  An Interdisciplinary On-Line Approach to Teaching the Modern Presidency.  96th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 30-September 3.

Renka, Russell D.  2000.  The Institutionalization of the United States Senate:  Some Empirical Tests.  58th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 25-27.

Renka, Russell D. and Daniel E. Ponder.  1999.  Institutionalization of the United States Senate.  95th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Atlanta, GA, September 2-5.

Renka, Russell D.  1999.  The Democratic Dilemma of Modern Presidential Succession.  57th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 15-17.

Renka, Russell D.  1998.  The Effect of Policy Content upon Presidential Success in Congress.  94th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, Mass., September 3-6.

Renka, Russell D.  1998.  Reversing the Institutionalization of the U. S. Congress.  56th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 23-25.

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