Lynita Newswander

Lynita Newswander

Lecturer

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Dakota Hall 129

Phone: (605) 677-6547

Email: Lynita.Newswander@usd.edu

Teaching Interests:

Ethics, Professional Writing, Political Theory, Public Administration


Research Interests:

Religion and Politics, Political Theory, Public Administration


Education:

  • Ph D, Planning, Governance, and Globalization, Virginia Tech, 2009
  • graduate certificate, Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought, Virginia Tech, 2008
  • MA, Political Science, Virginia Tech, 2007
  • MA, English, Virginia Tech, 2006
  • BA, English, Brigham Young University, 2002

Publications:

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  • Newswander, Chad, Newswander, Lynita, and . Metis: Using Wile and Wisdom to Inform Administrative Discretion, 153-166. Vol. 45, Iss. 2. American Review of Public Administration, 2015.
  • Newswander, Lynita, Newswander, Chad, and Trepanier, Lee. Mormonism. In The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture, 501-518. London: Routledge, 2015.
  • Newswander, Lynita. Seeking the Promised Land: Mormons and American Politics by David E. Campbell, John C. Green, and J. Quin Monson. Vol. 8, Iss. 2. Politics and Religion, 2015.
  • Newswander, Lynita, Boden, Dan, and Borrego, Maura. Sustained Change: Institutionalizing Interdisciplinary Graduate Education, 285-309. Vol. 44, Iss. 3. Journal of Higher Education, 2012.
  • Newswander, Lynita, and Newswander, Chad. Encouraging Cognitive Flexibility and Interdisciplinarity in Public Administration Programs, 258-309. Vol. 44, Iss. 3. Administration & Society , 2012.
  • Trepanier, Lee, and Newswander, Lynita. LDS in the USA: Mormonism and the Making of American Culture. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012.
  • Newswander, Lynita, Boden, Dan, and Borrego, Maura. Student Socialization in Interdisciplinary Doctoral Education, 741-755. Vol. 62, Iss. 6. Higher Education, 2011.
  • Newswander, Lynita, and Borrego, Maura. The Interdisciplinary Academic Job Market and its Implications for Interdisciplinary Graduate Education, 1-34. Vol. 5, Iss. 2. Journal of the Professoriate, 2011.
  • Newswander, Chad, and Newswander, Lynita. The Public Sphere and the Public Spectacle in Conflict: Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign. In Political Rhetoric and Leadership in Democracy, 67-86. Cedar City, UT: Southern Utah University Press and Grace A. Tanner Center, 2011.
  • Newswander, Lynita, and Borrego, Maura. Definitions of Interdisciplinary Research: Toward Graduate-level Interdisciplinary Learning Outcomes. Vol. 34, Iss. 1. Review of Higher Education, 2010.
  • Newswander, Lynita, and Borrego, Maura. Engagement in Two IGERT Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs. Vol. 8, Iss. 4. Higher Education, 2009.
  • Jesiek, Brent K., Newswander, Lynita, and Borrego, Maura. The Objectives, Identities, and Infrastructures of Engineering Education: Field, Community, or Discipline?, 39-52. Vol. 98, Iss. 1. Journal of Engineering Education, 2009.
  • Newswander, Lynita, and Borrego, Maura. Using Journal Clubs to Cultivate a Community of Practice at the Graduate Level, 561-571. Vol. 34, Iss. 6. European Journal of Engineering Education, 2009.
  • Newswander, Chad, Matson, Aaron, and Newswander, Lynita. The Recovery of Self-Interest Well Understood as a Regime Value: What is at Stake/Why this is important?. Administration & Society.

Awards and Honors:

  • Kenneth and Diane Jones Meier Faculty Research Award, Department of Political Science, 2017
  • Kenneth & Diane Jones Meier Faculty Research Award, Department of Political Science, The University of South Dakota, 2014
  • Kenneth & Diane Jones Meier Faculty Research Award, Department of Political Science, The University of South Dakota, 2012
  • American Educational Research Association Outstanding Paper Award, American Educational Research Association, 2010
  • Richard E. Zody Award for outsanding dissertation in Planning, Governance, and Globalization, Department of Planning, Governance, and Globalization, Virginia Tech, 2009
  • Citizen Scholar Award, Graduate School, Virginia Tech, 2008
  • Helen Plants Award for Best Non-Traditional Session, Frontiers in Education Conference, 2007
  • Caroline Chermside Award for best graduate student thesis, Department of English, Virginia Tech, 2006

Presentations:

  • Newswander, Lynita. Administration with a "Moral Squint": Statesmanship in Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago. (April 8, 2017)
  • Newswander, Lynita. Courage in Shakespeare's Julius Ceasar. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago. (April 9, 2016)
  • Newswander, Lynita. "Hope for a Better World": Sovereignity and the Early LDS Church. Presented at the Public Administration Theory Network , San Francisco, CA. (2013)
  • Newswander, Lynita. Mormonism: An American Story. Presented at the Mormonism in Cultural Context Symposium, Springville, UT. (2011)
  • Newswander, Lynita. An American Marriage: Mormons, Polygamy,and Federalism. Presented at the Symposium on Religion and Politics, Grand Rapids, MI. (2011)
  • Newswander, Chad, Newswander, Lynita. Democratic Discourse and Spectacle in the Candidacy of Barack Obama. Presented at the Great Plains Political Science Association, Sioux Falls, SD. (September 18, 2010)
  • Newswander, Chad, Newswander, Lynita. Encouraging Cognitive Flexibility and Interdisciplinarity in Public Administration Education. Presented at the Great Plains Political Science Association, Sioux City, IA. (October 17, 2009)
  • Nordyke, Shane, Johnson, Evie, Newswander, Lynita. Pant Suits and Hockey Moms - The Evolving Concept of Feminism and its Reflection in Politics. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference. (April 2009)
  • Newswander, Lynita, Arroyave, Veronica, Borrego, Maura. Assessment of Interdisciplinary Graduate Education. Presented at the American Society for Engineering Education, Austin, TX. (2009)
  • Newswander, Lynita, Borrego, Maura. IGERT Funding and the Institutionalization of Interdisciplinary Graduate Education. Presented at the American Society for Engineering Education, Austin, TX. (2009)
  • Newswander, Lynita. Governing Bodies: A Foucaultian Analysis of Christian Science as Alternative Politics. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (2009)
  • Newswander, Lynita, Borrego, Maura. Journal Clubs and Pedagogy for Interdisciplinary Graduate Education. Presented at the American Society for Engineering Education, Pittsburg, PA. (2008)
  • Newswander, Lynita, Borrego, Maura. The Academic Job Market as an Argument for and Against Interdisciplinary Engineering Graduate Training. Presented at the American Society for Engineering Education, Pittsburg, PA. (2008)
  • Newswander, Lynita, Newswander, Chad. Religious Fervor and Religious Tolerance: Roadblocks to Mormons' Pursuit of the Whitehouse. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (2008)
  • Newswander, Lynita. Administering Salvation and the Margins: Souls, Citizeens, and the Shepherd-governor. Presented at the Public Administration Theory Network, Richmond, VA. (2008)
  • Newswander, Lynita. Governing Bodies: A Political Studey of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Churhc of Christ, Scientist. Presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Louisville, KY. (2008)
  • Newswander, Lynita. Literary Utopia as Political Possibility: Looking Backward at the Political Influence of Edward Bellamy. Presented at the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (2007)
  • Newswander, Lynita. Love, Lust, and Capital: Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon as Political Theory. Presented at the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL. (2007)
  • Newswander, Lynita. Virtual Freedom? Autistics on the Web. Presented at the Conference for College Composition and Communication, New York, NY. (2007)
  • Newswander, Lynita, Borrego, Maura, McNair, Lisa. Applying Theories of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Research and Teaching Practice. Presented at the Frontiers in Education, Milwaukee, WI. (2007)
  • Newswander, Lynita. Cyborg Disenchantments: Gender and Identity on the Web. Presented at the Northeast Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA. (2007)
  • Newswander, Lynita, Newswander, Chad. "Born Again" Governmentality: The Faith-based Initiative as Administrative Agent. Presented at the Public Administration Theory Network, Harrisburg, PA. (2007)