Dr. Gina L. Keel

New Hampshire Primary 2008 Field Experience                               

Assistant Professor of Political Science   

Department of Political Science


Office Location:      Schumacher Hall, 14H

Telephone:            607-436-3505

Email: keelgl@oneonta.edu

Office Hours:          Tuesdays Noon-2 p.m.; Wednesdays 1-3 p.m., and by appointment



(Syllabi and course materials available to registered students through Angel)

POLS 121: U.S. Government

POLS 203: American Political Thought

POLS 218: American Social Welfare Policies and Politics

POLS 222: Governing New York State

POLS 230: Introduction to American Public Administration

POLS 235: Environmental Politics and Policy

POLS 294A: Special Topics, Presidential Election Campaigns

POLS 329: Public Policy Analysis

POLS 397: Public Affairs Internship


Academic Degrees:

Ph.D. in Politics, Brandeis University

B.A in Political Economy of Industrial Societies, University of California, Berkeley

A.A. in Liberal Arts, American River College


Professional Experience:  

Assistant Professor of Political Science, State University of New York, Oneonta

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Fayetteville State University

Adjunct Professor, California State University Sacramento

Instructor, American River College

Instructor, DeAnza College

Associate Program Director, The Commonwealth Club of California

Program Coordinator, The Freedom Forum Pacific Coast Center

Teaching Fellow and Head of Sections, Harvard University, Dept. of Government

Research Analyst, The Technology Research Group



“Assessing the Impact of the WWI Environment on Public Finance Policy Development” presented at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif. March 22, 2008.

“WWI Financing: Strategic Statism or Expediency?” presented at Western Political Science Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nev., March 8, 2007.

“Paying for World War I: Executive Leadership, Congressional Negotiations, and Issue Network Influence” Presented at the 2006 Policy History Conference, Charlottesville, Va., June 2, 2006.

“Metaphors in George W. Bush’s Tax Rhetoric: Rewarding Moral Strength of Model Citizens.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Political Science Association, New Orleans, La., March 24, 2005.

“A Social Fiscal Science: The Progressive Origins of Federal Income Taxation” (doctoral dissertation, 1998)

“Progressive Reformers and Income Taxation Under Federalism” Delivered at the New England Political Science Association, 1996 Annual Meeting, Springfield, MA.

My research interests are rooted in the Political Science sub-fields of American Political Development, Political Economy and Public Policy. I have written on taxation, public finance, and social welfare topics. My long-term research plan is to explore the emergence of innovative public policies and institutions at state and national levels, particularly those developed in response to the rise of industrial capitalism and its challenge to democratic values.


“Corporate Taxation” in Governing America: Major Decisions of Federal, State and Local Governments from 1789 to the Present, William E. Cunion and Paul J. Quirk, Eds. (forthcoming from Facts on File, October 2010).

“Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,” “Burford (Gorsuch), Anne,” “Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA),” “National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS),” “Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs),” and “Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)” in The U.S. Government and the Environment: A Reference Encyclopedia, ed. by Matt Lindstrom (forthcoming from ABC-CLIO, 2010).

“Flat Tax,” “Income and Inheritance Taxes,” “Myrdal, Gunnar,” “Welfare,” and “Working Poor” in Class in America: An Encyclopedia, ed. by Robert E. Weir (Greenwood, 2007)


American Political Science Association   http://www.apsanet.org/

Grading Rubric

Outlining with Sentences

Research and Citation Guide

Writing a Literature Review

SUNY Internship Programs

Internship Opportunities in NYS Government

Law School Reference and Links

DC Area Public Affairs Job Postings



The New York Times

Washington Post

Times Union Capitol Confidential Blog

WAMC Capitol Connection

New Republic

Policy Today

American Radio Works


Policy Reports and Graphics

New York's SEQRA Process

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Apr 2007 Report

Emissions from Electric Utilities

Federal Spending on the Elderly

Brookings Report on Suburban Poverty

Internment of Japanese Americans

PPIC on Immigration, Wages, and Employment in CA

Illegal Immigration by State

Media Conglomerates

NYPIRG on PAC Spending 2004


Government Info

Federal Election Commission

Freedom of Information Act Center

Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet

The White House

Congressional Research Service Reports

Government Accountability Office

EPA Enforcement and Compliance Database

US Energy Information Administration

Electoral Vote Predictor

National Conference of State Legislatures


New York Info

Counties of New York State Map

US Congressional Districts of New York State Map


New York State Government Information Locator Service

New York State Board of Elections

Public Employees Fair Employment Act (Taylor Law )

New York Public Interest Research Group

NY Business Council's Public Policy Institute

Rockefeller Institute


Think Tanks and Interest Groups

American Civil Liberties Union

American Enterprise Institute

Anti-Defamation League

Brookings Institution

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Center for Democracy and Technology

Democratic Leadership Council

Democratic National Committee

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Federation of American Scientists

Global Security

Heritage Foundation

People for the American Way

Public Policy Institute of California

Public Policy Institute of New York State


The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (includes FOIA resources)

Republican National Committee

Rocky Mountain Institute