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Vita

 Updated January 27, 2017 | Downloadable CV

 

Rebecca D. Gill

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Department of Political Science
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Box 455029
Las Vegas, NV  89154-5029
Phone: (702) 895-2525
Fax: (702) 895-1065
rebecca.gill@unlv.edu
http://faculty.unlv.edu/wpmu/gill

EDUCATION

  • 2008. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Ph.D. in Political Science
  • 1997-2000. University of North Texas, Denton, TX. Graduate Student in Political Science. 
    • Fields of Study: Judicial Politics, Research Methodology, Political Theory
  • 1997. James Madison College, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. B.A., Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy. 
    • Met requirements for additional B.A. in Psychology

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2015-present. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. Associate Professor of Political Science
  • 2008-2015. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV. Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • 2006-2008. Clark University, Worcester, MA. Visiting Professor of Government
  • 2006. Western Michigan University, Lansing Campus, Lansing, MI. Visiting Instructor, Political Science
  • 2005-2006. Alma College, Alma, MI. Visiting Instructor, Political Science

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • National Science Foundation, Law & Social Sciences Program. “Objective Measures and Implicit Bias in Evaluating Public Officials: Supplement.  Primary Investigator.  [SES 1354544]. September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017 . $33,603.
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Faculty Opportunity Award (with David Tanenhaus, PI). “Policy Diffusion and the Puzzle of Juvenile Justice Reform.” August 2016-August 2017. $28,544.
  • National Science Foundation Methodological Training Opportunity for Politics and Genetics, Scholarship Recipient. International Workshop on Statistical Genetic Methods for Human Complex Traits. March 2016. $600.
  • Faculty Fellow, Black Mountain Institute-College of Liberal Arts Humanities Fellowship Program. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 2015-2016.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Liberal Arts Ph.D. Student Summer Faculty Research Award (with Katherine Eugenis). Summer 2015. $3,000.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Liberal Arts Ph.D. Student Summer Faculty Research Award (with Anthony Jordan). Summer 2015 $3,000.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, Faculty Opportunity Award (with Michael Kagan and Fatma Marouf). “Gender, Judging, and Deportation: The Immigration Appeals Database Pilot Study.” July 2015-December 2016. $29,959. 
  • National Science Foundation, Law & Social Sciences Program. “Objective Measures and Implicit Bias in Evaluating Public Officials”.  Primary Investigator.  [SES 1354544]. March 1, 2014 – August 31, 2016. $171,000.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Liberal Arts Ph.D. Student Summer Faculty Research Award (with Kenneth J. Retzl). Summer 2014 $3,000.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, Faculty Opportunity Award, “Assessing Judicial Performance Evaluations for Race and Gender Bias,”August 2012-August 2013. $19,486. 
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Liberal Arts Research Contract, College of Liberal Arts. Summer 2011. $1,500. 
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Liberal Arts Research Contract, College of Liberal Arts.  Summer 2010. $1,500.
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, College of Liberal Arts Summer Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts. Summer 2009. $6,000.
  • Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Law, Australian National University. Fall 2003.

BOOKS, ARTICLES, AND CHAPTERS

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • Gill, Rebecca D. “Female Judges, ” in Bernat, F.P. and K. Frailing (eds.), Encyclopedia of Women and Crime. Wiley-Blackwell. Forthcoming.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. “Review of Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy.” Law and Politics Book Review 26(7):138-140.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. 2015. “Courts and Court Politics,” in Shally-Jensen, M., J. Rozell, and T. G. Jelen (eds.), American Political Culture: An Encyclopedia, 249-254. ABC-CLIO. ISBN: 978-1-61069-377-6.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. and Jonathan D. Bradley. 2015. “Church-State Relations,” in Shally-Jensen, M., J. Rozell, and T. G. Jelen (eds.), American Political Culture: An Encyclopedia, 131-139. ABC-CLIO. ISBN: 978-1-61069-377-6.
  • Spill Solberg, Rorie and Rebecca D. Gill. 2014. “Editor’s Letter.” Judicature 98(1):5.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. 2014. “Political Writing,” in Martin Sommerness (ed.), Writing for Communication Channels: Essays and Exercises, 2nd ed. Pearson Publishing, forthcoming.
  • Gill, Rebecca D. 2013. “Review of Gitlow v. New York: Every Idea an Incitement, by Marc Lendler.” American Review of Politics 34:346.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Under Contract

  • Gill, Rebecca D., Jason Pierce, and David Weiden. After the Judicial Revolution: How Regime Politics Constituted and Constrained the Gleeson Court. Under Contract. Ashgate. Expected submission: September 2016.

Under Review

  • Gill, Rebecca D., Micheal Kagan, and Fatma Marouf. “Chivalry, Masculinity, and the Importance of Maleness to Judicial Decision Making.” Under Review.

Working Papers

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

INVITED PUBLIC TALKS, INTERVIEWS, AND EDITORIALS

  • 2016. “Beyond High Hopes: The Puzzle of Judicial Selection in America.” Invited speaker. League of Women Voters, Las Vegas Valley. Las Vegas, NV. October 15.
  • 2016. “Using Logic Models to Conceptualize and Plan.” Invited speaker.  UNLV Proposal Writing Institute. May 25.
  • 2016. “Filling the Information Vacuum: Judicial Performance Evaluation and Retention Elections.” Invited speaker. Department of Political Science, University of Binghamton, Binghamton, NY. May 6.
  • 2016. “Rebecca Gill Analyzes the GOP Nevada Caucus.” The Hard Line, Newsmax TV. February 23.
  • 2016. “The Justice Issue Lurking Behind the Bench.” Meghan Walsh, OZY.com. Interview. February 9.
  • 2016. “8 News Now: 4 o’Clock News.” Televised Interview. Las Vegas, NV. January 19.
  • 2016. “Diversity and the Judicial Selection Process: Ensuring a Judiciary that Reflects the People it Serves.” Invited Panelist. National Bar Association Mid-Winter Conference, Las Vegas, NV. January 14.
  • 2015. “Faint Praise: Gender and the CHoice of Positive Adjectives in Performance Appraisals.” UNLV Sociology Brownbag Series, October 22.
  • 2015. “UNLV Research Files.” Episode 301. UNLV TV. Television interview.
  • 2015. “Talk Talk: Empirical and Methodological Insights from Interviewing Judges.” Roundtable Speaker. Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA. September 1-5.
  • 2015. “A Stay on Deportations.” The Washington Post. August 2. (with Fatma Marouf and Michael Kagan).
  • 2015. “Diversity in the Judiciary.” Invited panelist. Legal Inclusiveness and Diversity Summit. Center for Legal Inclusiveness. Denver, CO. May 4.
  • 2014. “Justice at Risk: Research Opportunities and Policy Alternatives Regarding State Judicial Selection.” Invited conference participant. Conference co-sponsored by Vanderbilt Law School, the American Judicature Society, and the American Constitution Society. Nashville, TN. March 20-21.
  • 2014. “Implicit Bias and Judging Judges.” Invited presentation to the Howard D. McKibben American Inn of Court. Las Vegas, NV. March 11.
  • 2014. “How Gay Marriage May Get Decided.” Interview on KNPR’s State of Nevada. January 30.
  • 2014. “‘Judging the Judges’ Tilts Against Women.” Author of op-ed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. January 13.
  • 2011. “UNLV Faculty on Budget Cuts.” Invited roundtable participant on KNPR’s State of Nevada. March 3.
  • 2010. “A Matter of Fairness: Survey reveals unconscious bias against female judges.” Coauthor of 0p-ed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal (with Sylvia R. Lazos). May 16.
  • 2010. “Judging the Judges 2010: Survey raises questions about women on the bench.” Doug McMurdo, Las Vegas Review-Journal. Interview. May 5.
  • 2010. “How should we evaluate our judges for the voters at election time?” Thomas Mitchell, Las Vegas Review-Journal. Interview. Feburary 23.
  • 2010. “Gender and Race Bias in the Proposed Judicial Performance Evaluations.” Guest Speaker and Report Coauthor (with Sylvia R. Lazos), Nevada Supreme Court Article VI Subcommittee on Judicial Performance Evaluations. Las Vegas, NV. February 10
  • 2009. “Reflections in Response to the Nevada Judicial Evaluation Pilot Project.” Guest Speaker and Report Coauthor (with Sylvia R. Lazos), Nevada Supreme Court Article VI Subcommittee on Judicial Performance Evaluations. Las Vegas, NV. December 18.
  • 2009. “College professors get in students’ Facebooks.” Richard Lake, Las Vegas Review-Journal. Interview. November 2.
  • 2009. “Strategies for online collaboration using wikis and folksonomies.” UNLV’s Teaching and Learning Center. Invited presentation. July 28.
  • 2009. “The Rapidly Changing Southwest.” Invited roundtable participant on KNPR’s State of Nevada. June 30.
  • 2009. “Innovative uses of technology in education.” UNLV’s Teaching and Learning Center. Invited presentation. April 23.
  • 2009. “California Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage.” Invited roundtable participant on KNPR’s State of Nevada. May 29.
  • 2008. “Calif. troubles spread nationwide.” Shane Collins, The Rebel Yell. Interview. November 17.
  • 2008. “Are voters prepared to judge the judges?” News 3 (KVBC). Interview. October 29.
  • 2008. “Pre-Election Forum.” Invited Roundtable Participant. UNLV Department of Political Science. October 27.
  • 2008. “Conservatives and the Constitution.” Gosha Tomasik, The Rebel Yell. Interview. September 22.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Programming Languages and Software Packages

  • \textsf{R}  & RStudio
  • Stata
  • EViews
  • SAS
  • RATS
  • SPSS
  • OpenMx
  • SQL
  • \LaTeX
  • Markdown
  • html
  • Python