Kenneth Fernandez

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies and Director of Elon Poll
Gray Pavilion - Pol. Science 101A
2333 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
kfernandez@elon.edu (336) 278-6438

Brief Biography

 

 

Dr. Kenneth Fernandez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Policy Studies at Elon University and is the Director of the Elon University Poll. His research interests include public opinion and public policy in the areas of crime, immigration, education, and local economic development. He teaches courses in research methods, public policy, American politics, urban politics, and ethnic and minority politics.

Education

Ph.D., Department of Political Science, 2003 - University of California, Riverside
M.A., Department of Political Science, 1997 - University of California, Riverside
B.A. Political Science and Visual Arts, 1993 - University of California, San Diego

Courses Taught

Research Methods
Public Policy
Ethnic and Minority Politics

Publications

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Fernandez, Kenneth. 2011. "Evaluating School Improvement Plans and their Influence on Academic Performance." Educational Policy 25, 2: 338-367.
Fernandez, Kenneth and Michelle Kuenzi. 2010. “Crime and Support for Democracy in Africa and Latin America," Political Studies 53, 3 (June):450-471.
Fernandez, Kenneth and Timothy Bowman. 2004. “Race, Political Institutions, and Criminal Sentencing: An Examination of the Sentencing of Latino Offenders” Columbia Human Rights Law Review 36, 1 (Fall): 41-70. 
Neiman, Max and Kenneth Fernandez. 2000. "Local Planners and Limits on Local Residential Development." Journal of the American Planning Association 66 (Summer): 295-305.
Neiman, Max and Kenneth Fernandez. 1999.“Measuring Local Economic Development Policy & the Influence of Economic Conditions,” International Journal of Economic Development 1 (Fall): 311-39.
Fernandez, Kenneth and Max Neiman. 1998."California’s Inmate Classification System: Predicting Inmate Misconduct," Prison Journal 78 (December): 406-422.
Bowler, Shaun, Todd Donovan, & Kenneth Fernandez. 1996. "The Growth of the Political Marketing Industry and the California Initiative process," European Journal of Marketing 30. 10: 173-188.
PUBLISHED MONOGRAPHS
Neiman, Max, Gregory Andranovich and Kenneth Fernandez. 2000.  Local Economic Development in Southern California's Suburbs: 1990-1997. San Francisco: Public Policy Institute of California, 2000.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
Donovan, Todd, Shaun Bowler, David McCuan, & Kenneth Fernandez. 1998. "Contending Players and Strategies: Opposition Advantages in Initiative Elections," in Citizens as Legislators: Direct Democracy in the United States. Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan & Caroline Tolbert, eds. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.
McCuan, David, Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan, & Kenneth Fernandez. 1998. "California's Political Warriors: Campaign Professionals and the Initiative Process," in Citizens as Legislators: Direct Democracy in the United States. Bowler, Donovan & Tolbert, eds. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.
OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Book review of This is the City: Making Model Citizens in Los Angeles, by Ronald J. Schmidt Jr.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005. Perspectives on Politics 4, 1 (2006):195-196
Book review of State Crime: Governments, Violence and Corruption, by Penny Green and Tony Ward. Pluto Press, 2004. International Criminal Justice Review 17, 3 (2007): 242-243.
“Crime Trends” in Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America. Sage Reference Publications. Forthcoming.
"Fear of Crime" in Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America. Sage Reference Publications. Forthcoming.

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