Professor Mark Richards

Mark Richards

Contact
Professor Mark Richards
Political Science Department Chair
Department of Political Science
Grand Valley State University
1106 AuSable Hall, 1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401
616-331-3457
richardm@mail.gvsu.edu

Fall 2014 
PLS 306 Constitutional Law I
Office Hours Tuesday & Thursday 11:15-12:45 or by appointment

Education
University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin)
Ph.D. Political Science
M.A. Political Science

University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon)
M.S. Political Science

University of Wisconsin Law School (Madison, Wisconsin)
One year completed

University of Wisconsin (Madison, Wisconsin)
B.S. Economics and Political Science

Fields: constitutional law, freedom of expression, judicial politics

Courses
Constitutional Law I: Federalism and Separation of Powers
Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Capstone: Freedom of Expression

Select Publications

Book
Mark J. Richards. 2013. The Politics of Freedom of Expression: The Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. Palgrave Macmillan.

Articles
Mark J. Richards and Herbert M. Kritzer. 2002. "Jurisprudential Regimes in Supreme Court Decision Making." American Political Science Review 96 (June): 305-321.

Herbert M. Kritzer and Mark J. Richards. 2003. "Jurisprudential Regimes and Supreme Court Decision Making: The Lemon Regime and Establishment Clause Cases." Law & Society Review 37 (December): 827-840.

Herbert M. Kritzer and Mark J. Richards. 2005. "The Role of Law in the Supreme Court's Search and Seizure Jurisprudence." American Politics Research 33 (January): 33-55.

Mark J. Richards, Herbert M. Kritzer and Joseph L. Smith. 2006. "Does Chevron Matter?" Law & Policy 28 (October): 444-469.

Herbert M. Kritzer and Mark J. Richards. 2010. "Taking and Testing Jurisprudential Regimes Seriously." Journal of Politics 72 (April): 285-288.

Select Awards
2006. Pew Teaching Excellence Award. Grand Valley State University.

Current Research Interests
Freedom of expression in international law, comparative law and judicial politics, environmental politics of the automotive industry

Biography
I joined GVSU's Political Science Department in 1999 after completing my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. I started as the department chair in summer 2006.