Dr. Mark Harvey

    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Director of Graduate Programs
    • Organization:University of Saint Mary
    • Area of Expertise:politics, global entertainment industry

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: politics, global entertainment industry
      Summary of expertise:
      Mark Harvey is the author of Celebrity Influence, which discusses the way global media markets have led celebrities to influence politics. He has also published articles on human rights, economic development, democratization, the politics of innovation in the music industry, the politics of sports, and virtual learning teams in the classroom. He has ongoing projects on the effect of music on perceptions of political candidates and issues and the use of games and simulations in the classroom. He also is a contributor to Trax on the Trail, a project that produces data, articles, and teaching resources about the creative use of music and sound in politics.

      He has a Ph.D. in political science, with specializations in international political economy and global politics, and teaches in the MBA and political science programs at the University of Saint Mary.

      He has also been a small business owner and professional consultant. His consulting work included studies in education in the U.K., political marketing in Ireland, conflict forecasting and management, technical marketing, corporate social responsibility and the environment, and competitive benchmarking.

      Dr. Harvey is the Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs at the University of Saint Mary. He has over 20 years of experience in higher education.

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      Blog/Web site: http://www.stmary.edu/staff/188
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrMAHarvey
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrMAHarvey
      White paper/research:
      2018 “Mysterious Ways: How U2 Spans the Partisan Divide,” Trax on the Trail (forthcoming).
      2017 “Celebrities Take a Knee: Athletes, Actors, and Musicians versus the Reality Show President,” University Press of Kansas. (September 27). http://universitypressblog.dept.ku.edu/uncategorized/celebrities-take-a-knee-athletes-actors-and-musicians-versus-the-reality-show-president/
      2016 “Are Super Bowl Advertisements a Waste of Money?” Leavenworth Times. (February 6-7).
      2016 “Group projects: Examining the effect of a structured group project planning process on adult student accountability, communication, satisfaction, and attitudes in online courses.” Proceedings from the 57th Adult Education Research Conference. Manhattan: New Prairie Press. With Dr. Judy Favor.
      2000 “Forecasting Political Stability: New Research Confirming Old Models.” The Image of the Twentieth Century: 2000 Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Social Imagery. Pueblo: University of Colorado Press.
      1999 “Group Rights and American Individualism from a Social Theory Perspective.” The Image of America: 1999 Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Social Imagery. Pueblo: University of Colorado Press.

      Books/articles published:
      2017 Celebrity Influence: Politics, Persuasion, and Issue-based Advocacy. University Press of Kansas.

      Chapter in Edited Volume
      2018 “‘I’m a Ratings Machine!’ Media Coverage and the Celebrity of Donald Trump.” Popular Media and Public Opinion. Lexington Books. (forthcoming)

      Refereed Journal Articles
      2016 “The Rise of the LP: The Politics of Diffusion Innovation in the Recording Industry.” Business History.
      2016 “Politics and Power in the Record Industry: The Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Album as Art Form.” Musicology Australia.

      2017-2018 JCCC College Scholars Award
      2014-2018 Professional Development Award, University of Saint Mary
      2011 Robert Campbell Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Baker University

      Prior media experience:
      2018 Quoted in Schier, Steven, "A future of Venturas, Frankens and Trumps?" Minnesota Lawyer. April 5.
      2017 Quoted in McLemee, Scott, "Books, Exposed," Inside Higher Ed, May 31.
      2015 Interviewed by Leavenworth Times, “Millions prepare to tune in for Super Bowl Sunday,” January 31.
      1994 Interviewed by Kansas City Star, “Immigration: Friend or Foe,” March 9.
      1994 “Apartheid in South Africa” presentation (with Jonathan Leahey), included in Miller, Lynda, Theresa Steinlage, and Mike Printz. Cultural Cobblestones: Teaching Cultural Diversity. Scarecrow Press.

      Educational background:
      Ph.D., University of Kansas, Political Science, 2014
      M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City, Political Science, 1999
      M.A., University of Wales, Swansea, UK (Distinction), International Relations, 1998
      B.A., Washburn University (Honors), Political Science, 1991

      Mark Harvey is the Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs at the University of Saint Mary. He has over 20 years of experience in higher education, teaching at the University of Birmingham, London School of Economics, Duke University, the University of Kansas, and others.
      - celebrities in politics
      - effect of media coverage on political outcomes
      - effect of music on political attitudes and processes
      - international political economy; relations between businesses, governments, and the developing world

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