Charles Lamb, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
(Full Professor)

University at Buffalo

Political Science

constitutional law, civil rights, fair housing

About Me

CURRICULUM VITAE CHARLES M. LAMB

Department of Political Science University at Buffalo

The State University of New York 520 Park Hall, North Campus Buffalo, New York 14260

Office: 716-645-8441

e-mail: clamb@buffalo.edu

Webpage: http://www.polsci.buffalo.edu/faculty_staff/lamb/

 

Education

 

Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1974 (Political Science) M.A., University of Alabama, 1970 (Political Science)

B.S., Middle Tennessee State University, 1967 (Political Science) (highest honors)

 

Career

 

Research Professor of Political Science, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2018-present

 

Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2018-present

 

Professor of Political Science, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2006- 2018

 

Associate Professor of Political Science, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1984-2006

 

Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor, Robert M. La Follette Institute of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990-1991

 

Assistant Professor of Political Science, The State University of New York at Buffalo, 1977- 1984

 

Equal Opportunity Specialist and Fair Housing Monitor, Office of Federal Civil Rights Enforcement, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC, 1975-1977

 

Consultant, Office of Technology Assessment, U.S. Congress, Washington, DC, 1975-1976


 

Research Scientist, Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, 1973-1975

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Alabama, 1970- 1973

 

Administrative Specialist, Office of Policy Analysis, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC, summer, 1971

 

National Defense Education Act Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Alabama, 1967-1970

 

Cataloguer, Justice Harold H. Burton's Supreme Court Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, summer, 1966

 

Academic Interests

 

Currently I have two primary interests. One is a series of articles, culminating in a book, on the use of power by American presidents, bureaucrats, and judges in the field of fair housing.

Second is a book on constitutional evolution in Supreme Court civil rights and civil liberties decisions since 1900. Fields: Public Law (constitutional law, civil liberties, judicial politics); Public Policy (policy making, policy implementation and enforcement); American Politics (presidency, bureaucracy, courts, Congress, federalism, urban and ethnic politics); Politics and History

 

Books

 

Constitutional Evolution, the Supreme Court, and Individual Rights (co-author with Jacob R. Neiheisel) (in preparation).

 

Presidents, Bureaucracy, and Fair Housing in America (co-author with Jacob R. Neiheisel) (in preparation).

 

Constitutional Landmarks: Supreme Court Decisions on Separation of Powers, Federalism, and Economic Rights (co-author with Jacob R. Neiheisel) (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), pp. xiii + 288.

 

Presidential Leadership and the Trump Presidency: Executive Power and Democratic Government (co-editor and co-author with Jacob R. Neiheisel) (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), pp. vii + 185. (The Evolving Presidency Series.)

 

Housing Segregation in Suburban America since 1960: Presidential and Judicial Politics

(author) (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. xii + 302.

 

The Burger Court: Political and Judicial Profiles (co-editor and co-author with Stephen

C. Halpern) (Urbana:     University of Illinois Press, 1991), pp. x + 513. (Edited book of original essays.)


 

Judicial Conflict and Consensus: Behavioral Studies of American Appellate Courts (co-editor and co-author with Sheldon Goldman) (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1986), pp. xi

+ 305. (Edited book of original essays.)

 

Implementation of Civil Rights Policy (co-editor and co-author with Charles S. Bullock III) (Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co., Wadsworth, Inc., 1984), pp. xiii + 223. (Edited book of original essays.) (Brooks/Cole Public Policy Series.)

 

Supreme Court Activism and Restraint (co-editor and co-author with Stephen C. Halpern) (Lexington, MA:  Lexington Books, D.C. Heath & Co., 1982), pp. xi + 436. (Edited book of original essays.) Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award, 1983.

 

Articles, Chapters, Short Monographs

 

“African American and Latino Discrimination Complaints: Comparing Volume and Outcomes,”

Social Science Quarterly (forthcoming) (with Charles S. Bullock III and Eric M. Wilk).

 

“On Studying the Trump Presidency,” Presidential Leadership and the Trump Presidency: Executive Power and Democratic Government (New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2020), ch. 1, pp. 1-19 (with Jacob R. Neiheisel). Charles M. Lamb and Jacob R. Neiheisel, eds.

 

“Presidential Rhetoric and Bureaucratic Enforcement: The Clinton Administration and Civil Rights,” Political Science Quarterly 134(2): 277-302 (2019) (with Joshua Boston and Jacob R. Neiheisel).

 

“Power Plus Persuasion: The Anatomy of Kennedy’s Housing Order,” Congress and the Presidency 46(2): 109-134 (2019) (with Joshua Boston and Jacob R. Neiheisel).

 

“Cooperative Federalism and Fair Housing Enforcement,” Social Science Quarterly 99(2): 728-743 (2018) (with Charles S. Bullock III and Eric M. Wilk).

 

“Bureaucratic Effectiveness and Civil Rights Enforcement,” State and Local Government Review 49(2): 87-104 (2017) (with Charles S. Bullock III and Eric M. Wilk). See also “State and Local Agencies Are More Effective Than the Federal Government in Housing Discrimination Enforcement,” London School of Economics’ American Politics and Policy Blog, November 15, 2017 (with Bullock and Wilk).

 

“HMDA, Housing Segregation, and Racial Disparities in Mortgage Lending,” Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties 12(2): 249-282 (2016) (with Randolph S. Kent, Jacqueline M. Sievert, Michael R. Staszkiw, and Elizabeth A. Tillman).

 

“Fair Housing Enforcement in the South and Non-South,” Social Science Quarterly 96(4): 941-954 (2015) (with Charles S. Bullock III and Eric M. Wilk).

 

“School and Housing Segregation,” The Oxford Handbook on Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States (New York: Oxford Handbooks Online, 2014) (with Charles S. Bullock III). David

L. Leal, Taeku Lee, and Mark Sawyer, eds.

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