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STEPHEN P. AMBERG

Associate Professor of Political Science.
Department of Political Science and Geography
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249-0648

210 458-5618
210 458-4629 fax
stephen.amberg@utsa.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987.

B. A. Tufts University, 1977.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Fulbright Distinguished Professor of American Studies. Copenhagen Business School, 2009 – 2010.

Visiting Associate Professor of Political Science. The New School for Social Research, 2005 – 2006.

Associate Professor of Political Science. U.T.S.A., 1993 – .

Assistant Professor of Political Science. U.T.S.A., 1987 – 1993.

Instructor in the Government Department. Simmons College, 1985 – 1986.

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

Member of the Gladys M. Kammerer Award Committee for the Best Political Science Publication in U.S. National Policy, American Political Science Association, 2017.

Chair of the Division on the Comparative Politics of Advanced Industrial Societies, American Political Science Association, 2012 – 2013.

Fulbright Specialist, 2011 – 2016. Center for International Exchange of Scholars.

Fellow at the Klitgaarden Refugium in Skagen, Denmark. May 2010. Klitgaarden Fonden.

Fulbright Distinguished Professor in American Studies at the Center for the Study of the Americas. Copenhagen Business School, 2009 – 2010.

Member of the Council of the Politics and History Section, American Political Science Association, 2004 – 2006.

Member of the Editorial Board, Lowell Industrial History Conference Papers, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1995 – 1996.

PUBLIC ROLES

Member of the Board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, 2012 – .

Member of the Board of the Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association of San Antonio. 2016 – .

GRANTS

UTSA Faculty Development Leave, Spring 2011.

Fellowship at the Klitgaarden Refugium in Skagen, Denmark. May 2010. Klitgaarden Fonden.

Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies. Award for Teaching and Research, 2009 – 2010. Copenhagen Business School.

UTSA University Faculty Research Awards, 1989, 1996, 2003.

College of Liberal and Fine Arts (UTSA) Research Travel Grant, 2001.

Ford Foundation. $1,000,000 was granted for the Network for a Progressive Texas (ProTex), 1998 – 2004. I served on the board of ProTex, an advocacy project to unite grass roots social service organizations in Texas.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (UTSA) Research Travel Grants, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000.

Metropolitan Research and Policy Institute (UTSA), Research Travel Grant, 1998.

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, 1989. Dissertation support.

Henry Kaiser Family Foundation/Walter P. Reuther Library, 1986. Dissertation support.

Harry S Truman Library Institute, 1985. Dissertation support.

Program in Science, Technology and Society (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), 1982, 1984. Dissertation support.

TEACHING

Copenhagen Business School. Department of International Culture and Communications Studies, 2009 – 2010.

  • Politics and Society in North America and South America (graduate course).
  • Experiments in Participative Governance (graduate course).
  • Markets in the Western Hemisphere (graduate course, team-taught).

The New School for Social Research, Department of Political Science and the Eugene Lang College, 2005 – 06.

  • The State and Political Change in the United States (graduate course)
  • New Directions of the Advanced Political Economies (graduate course)
  • Experiments in Democratic Renewal
  • American Politics

The University of Texas at San Antonio.

  • The Creativity of Political Action: Race and American Political Development (graduate course)
  • American Political Development (graduate course)
  • Masters’ Thesis Seminar (graduate course)
  • The Work of Democracy (graduate course)
  • American Government and Politics (graduate course)
  • Comparative Political Economy of the Advanced Countries (graduate course)
  • Democratic Experimentalism (senior seminar)
  • Labor in American Politics (senior seminar)
  • American Political Development (senior seminar)
  • Reform Crises in American Politics (senior seminar)
  • The U.S. Welfare State in Comparative Perspective
  • Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • International Political Economy
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Political Movements
  • Comparative Politics
  • Legislative Process
  • Public Policy Formulation
  • Introduction to American Politics (Honors)
  • Introduction to American Politics

Simmons College. 1985 – 86. Instructor.

  • American Government.
  • The Legislative Process.

Harvard University. 1983 – 87. Teaching Assistant.

TA for James Q. Wilson, Sidney Verba, and Morris Fiorina for American Government; Stephen Holmes for Democratic Theory; Samuel Huntington for Transitions to Democracy; and David Landes for the Origins of the Inequality of Nations.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1980. Teaching Assistant for Thomas Ferguson for American Politics.

SERVICE Highlights

Chair of the Division on the Comparative Politics of Advanced Industrial Societies of the American Political Science Association, 2012 – 2013.

Member of the Council, Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association, 2004 – 2006.

Member of the American Political Science Association, 1985 -.

  • Member of the Politics and History Section
  • Member of the International Politics and History Section
  • Member of the Comparative Politics Section

Member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (formerly the IRRA) 1987-. Member of the Automobile Industry Council.

Member of the Social Science History Association, 1983-.

Member of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, 2011-.

Reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 2001.

Selected Conference Participation not involving delivery of a paper:

  • Chair of the APSA Division on Advanced Industrial Societies: planned and scheduled ten panels. 2013.
  • Panel chair and discussant at the APSA annual meeting. 2011.
  • Panel chair at the Social Science History Association annual meeting. 2008.
  • Discussant at the APSA annual meeting. 2008.
  • Panel organizer at the APSA annual meeting. 2007.
  • Panel chair and discussant at the Southwestern Political Science Association annual meeting. 2003.
  • Panel chair at the APSA annual meeting. 2000. Panel discussant. 1987, 1991.
  • Panel organizer and chair of two panels for the Social Science History Association annual meeting. 2000.
  • Invited participant in the Race and Poverty conference sponsored by the Poverty and Race Research Action Council of Washington, D.C. San Antonio, TX. 1998.
  • Panel chair and discussant at the Social Science History Association annual meeting, 1997.
  • Panel chair for the Southern Labor Studies Association conference. 1995.
  • Invited participant in the Nation in Time conference. Austin, Texas. April 1994.
  • Invited participant in the Latino Summit on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Washington, D.C. March 1993.
  • Invited participant in the Labor Studies Center conferences, University of Notre Dame. 1991-93.
  • Invited participant at the UAW-General Motors Local PEL Program conference. 1990.

Member of the Board of the Network for a Progressive Texas (ProTex). Austin, Texas. Member of the Finance Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee. ProTex was funded by the Ford Foundation. 1998 – 02.

Professional Journal Manuscript Referee.

  • Journal of American History.
  • Journal of Policy History.
  • International Contributions to Labour Studies.
  • Industrial and Labor Relations Review.
  • Business History Review.

U.T.-San Antonio: Selected Service.

  • Member of the University Scholarship Committee, 2014 -.
  • Chair of the University Committee on University Libraries, 2002-03.
  • Member of the University Graduate Council, 1998-2002, 2004-05, 2008. Chair of the Committee on Graduate Programs and Courses, 2000-01.
  • Member of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Restructuring Committee, 2001-2002.
  • Chair of the Lectures and Colloquia Committee of the Department of Political Science, 2011 – 2013. The Committee sponsored 30 events from 2011 to the spring of 2014.
  • Chair of the Department Faculty Advisory Committee, 2015 – .
  • Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography 2016 Strategic Planning Committee, 2007-08.
  • Member of the Political Science Doctoral Degree Program Committee.
  • Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee in Political Science, 1996, 1998-2000.
  • Coordinator of the Political Science Program, 1993-1996.

Member of the Board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, 2012 – .

Member of the Board of the American Civil Liberties Union of San Antonio, 2004 – 05, 2007 – 10.

Member of the Board of the Mahncke Park Neighborhood Association of San Antonio. 2016 – .

Member of the Committee for Historic Mahncke Park, San Antonio TX. 2013 – 15.

Co-chair of the Tufts University Alumni Admissions Program of San Antonio, 2004 – 2014.

Member of the Bexar County (San Antonio) Democratic Party Executive Committee. 1996 – 1998, 2013 – 2014.

Chair of the Sylvan Hills Traffic Committee, 2000 – 03. Appointed to run the public planning process by the Mayor of the City of Alamo Heights TX. Our traffic plan was implemented.

Texas Faculty Association – TSTA – NEA.

  • Elected to Two Terms on the State Executive Committee, 1996 – 2000.
  • President of the UTSA Chapter, 1994 – 96.