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CR political science professor contributes to political landscape
Apr 7, 2014 - 2:49:11 PM

College of the Redwoods political science professor Ryan Emenaker has been contributing to the US and local political landscape with many academic publications and news contributions during the current academic year. Last fall the Journal of Legal Metrics published his article "Constitutional Interpretation and Congressional Overrides: Changing Trends in Court-Congress Relations." This research unearthed some evolving trends about how the Supreme Court and Congress interact. This research was also highlighted in one of the most used college textbooks on US Government as well as featured on SCTOUSblog, the premier research site on the Supreme Court.

Because of Emenaker's research on the Voting Rights Act, this spring he was invited to give the Humboldt State University Victor Schaub Memorial Lecture on Local Politics, and was College of the Redwood’s Eugene Portugal Award winner. Emenaker has recently been asked to author two entries for The Encyclopedia of American Governance, a five-volume work published by Macmillan that encompasses the variety of ways by which a people govern themselves.

"Ryan is one of the most gifted faculty at College of the Redwoods" said Tracey Thomas, Dean of Math, Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences at CR. "The students of our communities are fortunate to have the opportunity to learn with him. He brings incredible passion to his teaching."

Last summer Emenaker attended numerous sessions of the Supreme Court and served as a Supreme Court analyst for several NBC affiliates. Ryan was also cited recently in several articles in the North Coast Journal, the Times-Standard, and The Lumberjack.

You can view Emenaker's research on his Social Science Research Network author page at this link:

In addition, Ryan has an article that came out in this quarter's issue of Publius: The Journal of Federalism, which is one of the more important political science journals. Here is the link to that article:

CR Political Science Professor Ryan Emenaker speaking to students
CR Political Science Professor Ryan Emenaker speaking to students

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