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JENNIFER SEGAL DIASCRO Curriculum Vita June 2009 DEPARTMENT ADDRESS American University Department of Government SPA 4400 Massachusetts Avenue N W Washington DC 20016 8130 Office Phone 202 885 2246 Fax 202 885 2967 E mail diascro american edu ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2002 Present Assistant Professor Department of Government American University 2001 2002 Associate Professor Department of Political Science University of Kentucky 2000 2001 Supreme Court Fellow U S Sentencing Commission Washington D C 1995 2001 Assistant Professor Department of Political Science University of Kentucky 1992 1995 Independent Teaching Instructor Department of Political Science The Ohio State University 1990 1992 Graduate Teaching Assistant Department of Political Science The Ohio State University EDUCATION 1995 Ph D in Political Science The Ohio State University 1994 M A in Political Science The Ohio State University 1990 B A Cum Laude in Political Science University of California San Diego RESEARCH TEACHING INTERESTS Research Judicial politics and public law with a focus on federal courts and representation the mass media public opinion judicial decision making and criminal justice policy Teaching Undergraduate courses in judicial processes and behavior mass media and politics women and litigating change American jury research methods constitutional law civil rights and liberties political behavior Graduate seminar in Judicial Politics ARTICLES Diascro Jennifer Segal and Rorie Spill Solberg 2009 George W Bush s Legacy on the Federal Bench Policy in the Face of Diversity Judicature May June Forthcoming Diascro Jennifer Segal 2008 The Legacy of Chief Justice Rehnquist A View from the Small Screen Judicature 92 3 106 117 Segal Jennifer A 2001 The Role of Family Ties Departures in Federal Sentencing Federal Sentencing Reporter 13 258 267 Segal Jennifer A 2000 Judicial Decision Making and the Impact of Election Year Rhetoric Judicature 84 2 26 33 Reprinted in Slotnick Elliot E ed 2005 Judicial Politics Readings from Judicature Washington DC CQ Press Segal Jennifer A 2000 A Response to Judge Newman s Letter to the Editor concerning Judicial Decision Making and the Impact of Election Year Rhetoric Judicature 84 3 115 116 Segal Jennifer A 2000 Representative Decision Making on the Federal Bench Clinton s District Court Appointees Political Research Quarterly 53 137 150 Segal Jennifer A 1999 Diffuse Support for the United States Supreme Court Reliable Reservoir or Fickle Foundation American Review of Politics 20 1 24 Segal Jennifer A 1997 The Decision Making of Clinton s Nontraditional Judicial Appointees Judicature 80 279 Reprinted in Slotnick Elliot E ed 1999 Judicial Politics 2nd edition Chicago Illinois American Judicature Society Slotnick Elliot E and Jennifer A Segal 1994 The Supreme Court Decided Today Or Did It Judicature 78 89 95 Reprinted in Slotnick Elliot E ed 2005 Judicial Politics Readings from Judicature Washington DC CQ Press BOOK CHAPTERS Schaffner Brian and Jennifer Segal Diascro 2007 News Coverage of State Supreme Court In Running for Judge ed Matthew Streb New York NY New York University Press Diascro Jennifer Segal 2004 Public Education for Men Only United States v Virginia 1996 In Creating Constitutional Change Clashes over Power and Liberty in the Supreme Court ed Gregg Ivers and Kevin T McGuire Charlottesville Va University of Virginia Press BOOKS Diascro Jennifer Segal and Gregg Ivers eds 2006 Inside the Judicial Process A Contemporary Reader in Law Politics and the Courts 1 e Boston Ma Houghton Mifflin Co Slotnick Elliot E and Jennifer A Segal 1998 Television News and the Supreme Court All the News That s Fit to Air Cambridge UK Cambridge University Press Reprinted in part in Murphy Walter F C Herman Pritchett and Lee Epstein eds 2002 Courts Judges Politics An Introduction to the Judicial Process Boston MA McGraw Hill OTHER PUBLICATIONS Diascro Jennifer Segal 2006 The Jury In An Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties ed Otis H Stephens and John M Scheb II Westport CT Greenwood Press Diascro Jennifer Segal 2006 United States v Virginia In An Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties ed Otis H Stephens and John M Scheb II Westport CT Greenwood Press RESEARCH IN PROGRESS The Congress the Court and the Constitution With Christine DeGregorio American University News Coverage of Supreme Court Nominations The Confirmation Hearings of John Roberts and Samuel Alito With Rorie Spill Solberg Oregon State What Gender Discrimination The Struggle for Equality in the News With Rorie Spill Solberg Oregon State BOOK REVIEWS Review of The Politics of Force Media and the Construction of Policy Brutality Regina G Lawrence The Law and Politics Book Review Vol 11 No 4 April 2001 pp 173 176 Review of Reporting on the Courts How the Mass Media Cover Judicial Actions William Haltom The Law and Politics Book Review Vol 9 No 12 December 1999 pp 550 553 Review of Covering the Courts A Handbook for Journalists S L Alexander The Law and Politics Book Review Vol 9 No 11 November 1999 pp 522 526 Review of Prime Time Law Fictional Television as Legal Narrative Robert M Jarvis and Paul R Joseph editors The Law and Politics Book Review Vol 9 No 2 February 1999 pp 47 49 HONORS GRANTS FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS Junior Faculty Summer Research Grant School of Public Affairs American University 5000 April 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Faculty Research Award FY2007 Dean of Academic Affairs American University 6300 Research Support for The Legacy of Chief Justice Rehnquist A View from the Small Screen February 2006 Faculty Research Award FY2004 Dean of Academic Affairs American University 6240 Research Support for Representation from the Federal Bench Clinton s Non Traditional District Court Appointees February 2003 Instructor The Fifth Annual UK Freshman Discovery Seminar Program Arts and Sciences 116 After Guilt Sentencing Federal Criminals 2 000 Fall 2001 2000 2001 Judicial Fellowship at the United States Sentencing Commission administered by the Supreme Court of the United States Top Ten Arts Sciences Teacher College of Arts and Sciences Graduating Class of 1999 2000 April 2000 Finalist Chancellor s Award for Outstanding Teaching by Non tenured Faculty Spring 2000 Outstanding Teacher Award College of Arts and Sciences Graduating Class of 1998 99 September 1999 Finalist Chancellor s Award for Outstanding Teaching by Non tenured Faculty Spring 1999 Minigrant Office of the Vice


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