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Richard Herrera

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Associate Dir & Associate Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4003
Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902
Biography

He joined the ASU faculty in 1989. He received his BA and MA from St. Mary's University and his PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Professor Herrera has contributed articles to the American Political Science ReviewJournal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Public Opinion Quarterly. His current research interests are focused on U.S. Governors, their ideology, policy agendas, and representative functions.

Research Interests

Political Representation, Governors in the United States, Women and Politics

Publications
  • Richard Herrera and Karen Shafer. Women in the Governor's Mansion: How Party and Gender Affect Policy Agendas. Women & Executive Office: Pathways and Performance (2013).
  • Geoffrey C. Layman, Thomas M. Carsey, John C. Green, Richard Herrera and Rosalyn Cooperman. Activists and Conflict Extension in American Party Politics. American Political Science Review (2010).
  • Richard Herrera, Michael Yawn. The Causes and Consequences of Running Scared. American Review of Politics (2007).
  • . . Choosing the President (2002).
Research Activity
  • Herrera,Richard*. A STUDY OF THE 2000 NATIONAL PARTY ELITE. RAY BLISS INST(7/1/2001 - 9/30/2003).
  • Herrera,Richard*. A STUDY OF THE 1992 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN ELITE. NSF-SBE(5/13/1993 - 1/31/1995).
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 484Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
POS 394Special Topics
SGS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 191First-Year Seminar
POS 194Special Topics
POS 331Public Opinion
POS 394Special Topics
SGS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 530American Politics
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 484Internship
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 305Politics and Film
POS 499Individualized Instruction
SGS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
POS 191First-Year Seminar
SGS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 484Internship
POS 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
SGS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
POS 191First-Year Seminar
SGS 494Special Topics
SGS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 484Internship
SGS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 584Internship
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
SGS 494Special Topics
POS 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 499Individualized Instruction
SGS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 530American Politics
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 484Internship
POS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 584Internship
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 305Politics and Film
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 110Government and Politics
POS 191First-Year Seminar
Presentations
  • Richard Herrera and Karen Shafer. Governors' Policy Agendas over the Long Haul: State Priorities in a National Context. Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (Sep 2013).
  • Multiple. Authors Meet Readers: The Party Decides: Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform. APSA (Aug 2010).
  • Richard Herrera, Karen Shafer. Testing the Validity and Robustness of Wordscore to Derive the Ideological Positions of Governors: Are Female Governors More Liberal Than Their Male Counterparts?. American Political Science Association (Oct 2009).
  • Richard Herrera, Karen Shafer. Gender and Executive Policy Priorities in the Governors’ Mansion. Southwestern Political Science Association (Mar 2008).
  • Richard Herrera, Karen Shafer. Ideological Representation in the Governor’s Mansion: Constituency Influence on Governor’s Policy Agendas. Southern Political Science Association (Jan 2008).
  • Herrera, Richard, Pantoja, Adrian. Politics from the Pulpit? Attitudes Toward the Role of Religion and Politics Among Mexican American Catholics. annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., 2006 (Sep 2006).
  • Yawn, Michael, Herrera, Richard. Representing Districts: Women in Congress. Annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association (Mar 2002).
  • Herrera, Richard, Shafer, Karen. The Influence of Party on Congressional Decision Making: Constituents are Key. Annual meeting of the American Political Science Association
  • Herrera, Richard, Layman, Geoffrey, Carsey, Thomas, Green, John. Party Polarization and Conflict Extension in the United States: The Case of Party Activists. Annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association
Service
  • Dean's ISSR committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • Dean's ISSR committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Politics, Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • General Studies Council, Global Awareness Sub committee Chair (2013 - 2016)
  • Arizona Legislative Internship, Screening committee member (2013 - 2013)
  • Horizon, Guest Commentator (2013 - 2013)
  • NexGenEd Provost's Committee, participant (2013 - 2013)
  • Capital Scholars, Director (2013 - 2013)
  • Journal of Politics, reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • Political Research Quarterly, reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • ASU-McCain Washington DC Internship Program, ASU Coordinator (2012 - 2013)
  • Department Undergraduate Committee, member (2013 - 2013)
  • City of Chandler, Library Board member (2009 - 2012)
  • Journal of Politics, reviewer (2006 - 2011)
  • American Journal of Political Science, Reviewer (2005 - 2011)
  • American Political Science Review, reviewer (2004 - 2011)
  • Arizona Legislative Internship, Screening committee member (2006 - 2011)
  • Capital Scholars, Director (2006 - 2011)
  • Department Undergraduate Committee, member (2010 - 2011)
  • Journal of Politics, Reviewer (2006 - 2010)
  • American Journal of Political Science, Reviewer (2005 - 2010)
  • American Political Science Review, Reviewer (2004 - 2010)
  • American Political Science Association, Annual meeting Co-Chair, Political Organizations and Parties section (2009 - 2010)
  • Arizona Legislative Internship, Screening committee member (2006 - 2010)
  • Capital Scholars, Director (2006 - 2010)
  • American Journal of Political Science, Reviewer (2005 - 2009)
  • The Journal of Politics, Editorial board (2005 - 2009)
  • American Political Science Review, Reviewer (2004 - 2009)
  • Arizona Legislative Internship, Screening committee member (2006 - 2009)
  • Capital Scholars, Director (2006 - 2009)
  • Graduate Studies Committee, Member (2002 - 2009)
  • Southern Political Science Association, Chair, Status of Latinos/Latinas in the Southern Political Science Association (2008 - 2009)
  • Faculty ambassadors, Ambassador (2006 - 2009)
  • Southern Political Science Association, Committee on Best paper published in Journal of Politics (2007 - 2008)
  • Southwestern Political Science Association, Nominations Committee Chair (2007 - 2008)
  • President's Community Enrichment Program, Presenter (2008 - 2008)
  • American Political Science Review, Reviewer (2004 - 2007)
  • Arizona Legislative Internship, Screening committee member (2006 - 2007)
  • Capital Scholars, Director (2006 - 2007)
  • Admissions New Student Orientation Presenter, Presenter (2006 - 2007)
  • Faculty ambassadors, Ambassador (2006 - 2007)
  • Journal of Politics, Editorial board (2006 - 2007)
  • Capitol Scholars, Director (2004 - 2006)
  • CLAS Faculty Senate, Senator (2004 - 2006)
  • Faculty Senate, Senator (2004 - 2006)
  • ICPSR, Official Representative (2003 - 2005)
  • InterUniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research, University Representative (2004 - 2005)
  • President's Community Enrichment Program, Presenter (2004 - 2005)
  • Search Committee, Water Policy, Committee member (2004 - 2005)
  • University Freshman Orientation, Presenter (2003 - 2004)
  • Department Advisory Committee, Member (2001 - 2003)
  • Borderlands Search committee, Chair (2003)
  • Civic engagement search, Chair (2003)
  • Septennial review committee, Committee person (2003)
  • Southwestern Political Science Association, Executive council (2003)
  • University Organizational Unit Performance Review Committee for Hispanic Research Center, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Department Data Lab, Director (2002)
  • Graduate Studies, Director and Associate Chair (1998 - 2001)
  • American Political Science Association, Committee member (1997 - 2001)
Expertise Areas