Richard Braunstein

Richard Braunstein

Professor

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Dakota Hall 103

Phone: (605) 677-5244

Email: Rich.Braunstein@usd.edu

Bio:

Dr. Rich Braunstein is a Professor in the Department of Political Science. He is a Research Associate at the Government Research Bureau and Director of USD's Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management.


Teaching Interests:

Public law, race and justice, conflict resolution and nonprofit management.


Research Interests:

American Indian criminal justice, community policing and voting rights.


Education:

  • Ph D, Political Science, University of Colorado, 1999
  • MA, Political Science, Rutgers University, 1992
  • BA, Political Science, George Washington University, 1987

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Public Policy Facilitation, CDR Associates
  • Mediation Certificate, CDR Associates

Grants:

  • In-Person Early Voting in Native American Reservation Communities, Chiesman Foundation. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2015)
  • South Dakota Democracy Project, Chiesman Foundation. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2002 - 2004)

Publications:

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  • Braunstein, Richard, and Schantz, Tobias. Rapid City Police Department and the Native Community in Rapid City: Examining Policing Trends, Community Opinions and Best Practices, 88. Agency Report for the Rapid City Police Department, 2015.
  • Nordyke, Shane, Anderson, William, Braunstein, Richard, Fairholm, Matthew, and Palmer, Daniel. A Non-traditional PhD Program in a Traditional World: A Story of Blended Strategies and Students. Vol. 7, Iss. 3. Journal of Political Science Education, 2011.
  • Nordyke, Shane, Anderson, William, and Braunstein, Richard. SD 2010-02: Review of South Dakota's Non-State Trunk Road Inventory and Cultural Inventory..
  • Nordyke, Shane, Braunstein, Richard, Benson, Nicholas, and Peterson, Douglas. SD2009-03 Evaluation of Driver Education in South Dakota..
  • Braunstein, Richard, and Anderson, William. A Research Note on American Indian Criminal Justice. Vol. 32, Iss. 4. American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2008.
  • Braunstein, Richard, and Anderson, William. Understanding Contextual Differences in American Indian Criminal Justice. In American Indian Culture and Research Journal,. Vol. 32, Iss. 4. American Indian Culture and Research Journal,, 2008.
  • Molina, Tony, Smith, Elizabeth, and Braunstein, Richard. Promoting Student Political Engagement and Awareness at the University of South Dakota. In Peer Review, 22-24. Vol. 10, Iss. 2/3..
  • Braunstein, Richard, and Schweinle, Amy. Explaining race disparities in South Dakota sentencing and incarceration, 440-474. Vol. 50, Iss. 3. South Dakota Law Review, 2005.
  • Pommersheim, Frank, Braunstein, Richard, and Feimer, Steve. A Review of South Dakota Criminal Justice: A Study of Racial Disparities. Vol. 48. South Dakota Law Review, 2002.
  • Braunstein, Richard. Report of Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey: 2015 Research for South Dakota Department of Public Safety, 37. Internal report for SDDPS.

Awards and Honors:

  • Political Science League Faculty Member of the Year, Political Science League, 2010
  • University of South Dakota Mortarboard and SGA Faculty Advisor of the Year, SGA, 2008

Presentations:

  • Braunstein, Richard. Native Jim Crow: Structural Discrimination in Native American Criminal Justice. Presented at the Second Annual Eastern South Dakota Research Symposium, Sanford Research, Sioux Falls. (May 30, 2018)
  • Braunstein, Richard. US Commission on Civil Rights Process and Resources. Presented at the Forum on Protecting Arab, Muslim, Sikh and South Asian Communities from Hate and Bias Crimes, Sioux Falls Library, Sioux Falls, SD. (March 30, 2017)
  • Braunstein, Richard. Community Decision Making Models for Stakeholder Engagement in Public Administration. Presented at the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Research Conference, Vermillion, SD. (March 23, 2017)
  • Braunstein, Richard. Social Problems Research and Native American Demographics. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Great Plains Sociology Association, Sioux Falls, SD. (October 17, 2016)
  • Braunstein, Richard. Evaluating Native American Social, Crime and Victimization Demographics. Presented at the Native American Month Programming, Brookings, SD. (October 17, 2016)
  • Braunstein, Richard. Intersection of Criminal Justice and Public Health. Presented at the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board Grand Rounds. (July 25, 2016)
  • Braunstein, Richard. Principled Negotiation Training. Presented at the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board Staff Meeting, Rapid City, SD. (July 25, 2016)
  • Braunstein, Richard. Behind the Numbers: Native American Population Rapid City Demographics and Crime. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Demography Association, Rapid City, South Dakota. (October 09, 2015)
  • Braunstein, Richard. Early Voting in Indian Country. Presented at the Regional Meeting of the National Commission on Civil Rights, Rapid City South Dakota. (May 01, 2014)
  • Braunstein, Richard. The State of Volunteer Programs in South Dakota. Presented at the 4th Annual Nonprofit Management Meeting, Rapid City, SD. (September 21, 2012)
  • Braunstein, Richard. Assessing State and Federal Responses to Sentencing Disparities in American Indian Criminal Justice. Presented at the Annual Meeting of American Indian Studies Associaiton, Tempe, AZ. (February 3, 2011)
  • Braunstein, Richard. Measuring the Impact of Jurisdictional Variation in American Indian Criminal and Social Justice. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Il. (April 2009)
  • Nordyke, Shane, Anderson, William, Braunstein, Richard, Fairholm, Matthew. A Non-traditional PhD Program in a Traditional World: A Story of Blended Strategies and Students. Presented at the American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference. (February 2009)
  • Braunstein, Richard, Giuseffi, Karl. Assessing the Need for Ballot Issue Regulation in High and Moderate Use States.. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Midwest Political Science Association , Chicago, IL. (April 2008)
  • Fairholm, Matthew, Smith, Elizabeth, Braunstein, Richard, Card, Michael, Zell, J. Do South Dakotans Bowl At All? Developing Multidimensional Measures of Democratic Participation. Presented at the Great Plains Political Science Association Conference, Marshall, MN. (2003)