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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Kimberly Casey

Dr. Kimberly Casey

Email

Office

62 Valk

Phone

660.562.1471
660.562.1241 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2011

Associate Professor


Education

  • Ph.D. Political Science; University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2009
  • M.A. Political Science; University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2007
  • M.A. Religion; Azusa Pacific University, 1990
  • B.A. History; Azusa Pacific University, 1987

Courses Taught

  • Political Science 524 Minority, Gender, and Sexual Politics
  • Political Science 515 Revolutions and Social Movements
  • Political Science 511 Special Topics: Government and Symbolism
  • Political Science 511 Special Topics: Washington D.C. and Virginia Tour
  • Political Science 497 Research Seminar in Political Science: American Foreign Policy
  • Political Science 495 Independent Study in Political Science
  • Political Science 469 Advanced Studies in Juvenile Justice
  • Political Science 439 Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations
  • Political Science 410 Revolutions and Social Movements
  • Political Science 363 Crime and Punishment
  • Political Science 320 Politics and Propaganda Film
  • Political Science 315 Juvenile Justice in America
  • Political Science 310 Comparative Government
  • Political Science 303 The American Congress
  • Political Science 302 American Presidency
  • Political Science 205 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Political Science 102 Introduction to American Government and Politics
  • History 565 History of American Foreign Relations
  • History 545 History of Terrorism
  • Intercollege 71-101 Freshman Seminar
  • Intercollege 77-101 University Seminar

Academic Interest

  • Political Families
  • Political Networks
  • Politics
  • History

Scholarly Activity

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Casey, Kimberly. “Missouri Senate Race (Kander v. Blunt):  Now Seeing Red.” In The Roads to Congress 2016: American Elections in a Divided Landscape. Sean D. Foreman and Marcia L. Godwin, Editors. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018.
  • Casey, Kimberly and Jessica Loyet Gracey. “Broken, Cracked, and Missed Ceilings: Minority and Female Candidates in The Congressional Races of 2016.” In The Roads to Congress 2016: American Elections in a Divided Landscape. Sean D. Foreman and Marcia L. Godwin, Editors. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018.
  • Casey, Kimberly. “The Legacy of the 2014 Elections: Surf’s Up! Republicans Riding the Wave, but to Where?” In Roads to Congress, 2014. Sean Foreman and Robert Dewhirst, Editors. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015.
  • Casey Kimberly L. and Michelle Wade. “’It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over’: Missouri’s Tumultuous and Unpredictable Senate Contest.” In Roads to Congress, 2012. Sean Foreman and Robert Dewhirst, Editors. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2013.
  • Casey, Kimberly L. “Defining Political Capital: A Reconsideration of Pierre Bourdieu’s Interconvertibility Theory.”  In Critique: A Worldwide Student Journal of Politics, Spring 2008.

Non-Refereed Publications

  • Casey, Kimberly L. American Government in Context. 2nd Edition. Dallas: Sentia Publishing, 2013.
  • Casey, Kimberly L. American Government in Context. Dallas: Sentia Publishing, 2012.

Book Reviews

Conference Papers

  • “Familial Foundations of the Political Networks of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Great Plains Political Science Association, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, October 12-13, 2017.
  •  “The Evolution of Female Agency in Castile: 1033-1351.” Paper presented at the Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, June 19-21, 2017.
  • “Binding Ties: Jeffersonian and Madisonian Appointments in Missouri (1803-1821).” Paper presented at the Conference of Kansas Historians.” Overland Park, Kansas, April 14-15, 2017.
  • “Political Dynasties and the American Presidency.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Great Plains Political Science Association, Emporia State University-Kansas City, Overland Park, Kansas, October 7-8, 2016.
  • “It’s Time to Face Facts: Political Families Are Normative in Presidential Politics.” Presented at the Iowa Presidential Conference, Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, October 29-31, 2015.
  • “All in the Family in Missouri: Early Politics and the Expansion of the Democratic-Republican Party.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Great Plains Political Association, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri, October 9-10, 2015.
  • (Co-Authored with Michelle Wade and Danielle Dougherty) “The Challenges to Local Governance in the Social Networking Age: The Daisy Coleman Rape Case.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 15-19, 2015.
  • “Explaining Political Dynasties: A Network Approach.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington D.C., August 28-31, 2014.
  • “Explaining Political Dynasties in American Government: A Network Approach” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 3-6, 2014.
  •  “’It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over’: Missouri’s Tumultuous and Unpredictable Senate Contest.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 11-14, 2013.
  • “The Harding Administration and the Evolution of Humanitarianism as Foreign Policy: 1921-1923” Paper presented at the Biennial Conference on Policy History, Richmond, Virginia, June 6-June 9, 2012.
  • “A House Divided: The Dynastic and Political Struggle among the Heirs of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for Pakistani Leadership: 1977-2011.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, Houston, Texas, April 4-7, 2012.
  • “The North American Fur Trade and the Role of the House of Stuart in Its Success, 1660-1688.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Missouri Conference on History, Columbia, Missouri, March 29-30, 2012.
  • “Politics, Subversion, and Austen: The Case of Entail in Pride and Prejudice.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 3-9, 2009.
  • “The Family Trees Are Blooming: The Prevalence of Political Families in U.S. National Politics: 1990-2008.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, March 19-21, 2009.
  • “Do Family Politicians Raise More? An Analysis of Fundraising Totals in Congressional Elections: 1978-2008.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 2-5, 2009.
  • “Why Kinship and Electoral Politics Matter: A Case Study of Political Families in Missouri” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, Massachusetts, November 13-15, 2008.
  • “Defining Political Capital: A Reconsideration of Pierre Bourdieu’s Interconvertibility Theory,” presented at the Illinois State University Conference for Students of Political Science, Normal, Illinois, April 4, 2008.
  • “Families in American Electoral Politics,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, San Diego, California, March 20-22, 2008.
  • “The Importance of Women’s Political Networks in Western Europe: 1453-1570,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 7-9, 2007.

Poster Presentations

  • “The Continued Dependence upon Kinship Ties among National-level Female Candidates 1978-2008.” Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 3-9, 2009.

Student Group Advisement

  • Criminal Justice Club, 2012-2016

Other Professional Experiences

  • Visiting Professor, William Jewel College
  • Visiting Professor, Calvin College
  • Graduate Instructor, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Instructor, Carl Albert State College