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Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

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Office

67 Valk

Phone

660.562.1293
660.562.1241 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1999


Assistant Professor


Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia
  • B.A., College of William & Mary; with high honors

Courses Taught

  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Liberties
  • Law & Politics
  • Rights of the Accused
  • Introduction to American Government & Politics
  • Criminal Law & Procedure

Academic Interest

  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Liberties
  • Civil Rights
  • Judicial Politics
  • Scholarship of Political Science Education
  • Campaign and Election Law

Recent Scholarly Activity

  • “Rogue Nations, Sovereignty, and the Limits of International Law,” in Jerome, David, Examining War and Conflict Around the World (2019) (co-authored with David Jerome).
  • “Voter Suppression Policies in the 2016 Campaign Cycle,” in Watson, Robert and Godwin, Marcia. The Roads to Congress 2016 (2017).
  • “Success is an Open Book: Online Diagnostic Tools and Learning Outcomes in Introduction to American Government Courses,” Journal of Political Science Education (2015) (co-authored with Ryan L. Reed).
  • “Voter Suppression by State Governments after Shelby County v. Holder (2013),” in Watson, Robert and Dewhirst, Robert. The Roads to Congress 2014 (2015).
  • “Voter Suppression of the American Electorate, 2009-2012,” in Watson, Robert and Dewhirst, Robert. The Roads to Congress 2012 (2013) (co-authored with Robert Dewhirst).
  • “A Decade of Voter Suppression.” Presented at the 2017 Great Plains Political Science Association Conference, Maryville, MO (October 12-13, 2017).
  • “To Know or Not to Know Redux: The Role of American Government Courses in Engaging Citizens.” Presented at the 2015 and 2017American Political Science Association Teaching & Learning Conferences (co-authored with Erin Richards and Terry Gilmour).
  • “The Libertarian Scalia: A Preliminary Examination of the Late Justice’s Civil Liberties Decisions.” Presented at the 2016 Great Plains Political Science Association Conference, Overland Park, KS (October 2016).
  • “The Law Firms Project: Creating a (More) Dynamic Legal Simulation Experience.” Presented at the 2016 American Political Science Association Teaching & Learning Conference, Portland, OR (February 2016).
  • "The Missouri Senate Race (Blunt v. Carnahan): Still a National Bellwether State," in Foreman, Sean and Dewhirst, Robert, The Roads to Congress 2010 (publication forthcoming 2011).
  • "The Missouri District 6 Race (Barns versus Graves)," in Watson, Robert and Dewhirst, Robert,  The Roads to Congress 2008 (2009).
  • "The Missouri Senate Race: Two Competitive Candidates in a Swing State," in Ahuja, Sunil and Dewhirst, Robert.  The Roads to Congress 2006 (2007).
  • "The Tent and the Temple: The Tension Between Confederation and Kingship in Ancient Israel," History of Political Thought, Vol. 24, no.4, pp.561-576 (2003).
  • "Mini-Moot Court: Use of the Abbreviated Simulation in Teaching Constitutional Law."  Presented at the 2010 American Political Science Association Teaching & Learning Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2/4/2010 - 2/7/2010.

Student Group Advisement

  • Pre-Law Advisor
  • Coach of Northwest Mock Trial Team
  • Faculty advisor for Pre-Law Society and Student Senate 

Other Professional Experiences

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Political Science Education (2018-2020)
  • Member, Great Plains Political Science Association (Treasurer 2019-2020)
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar
  • Member, American Political Science Association (Law & Courts and Political Science Education sections)