Daniel J. Elazar Earhart Fellows

Wayne William Congar, 1974-1975, resides in Philadelphia, PA, congar@att.net, lawlife221@aol.com


Steven J. D’Auguanno, 1990-1991, resides in Moorestown, NJ, daguanno@comcast.net


Rasheeda Didi, 1987-1988, received her Ph.D. in political science from Temple University in 1992. She is currently a lecturer at The Maldives National University where she teaches courses on Maldivian history and political science.


Rose Marie (Kaiden) Frankfort, 1977-1978, resides in Phoenix, AZ, rlaganella@aol.com


George M. Gross, 1989-1990, received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago in June 1991. He taught in the Intellectual Heritage Program at Temple University (1992-2000),  where he also taught Latin American politics. While at Temple he published Spinoza and the Federal Polity” in the Winter 1996 issue of Publius: The Journal of FederalismSince 2000, he has been a civilian employee of the U.S. Department of Defense, first with the Army at Ft. Bragg, NC (2000-2008) and then with the Marine Corps on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA (2008-present). In April 2014, he gave the Robert L. Kincaid Endowed Research Center Lecture at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrowgate, Tennessee, on “Retribution and Rebirth in the American Civil War – Lincoln’s Perspective.” He has also written on military operational concepts, such as “The New Generation of Operational Concepts,” Small Wars Journal, January 8, 2016. He can be reached at geomgross144@gmail.com.


John Kincaid, 1978-1979, received his Ph.D. from Temple University in February 1981. He became an associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas (1979-1986), research director (1986-1988) and executive director (1988-1994) of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Washington, D.C., and the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service and Director of the Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania (1994-present). He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations of the American Political Science Association, and recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management of the American Society of Public Administration. He served as Senior Editor of the Global Dialogue on Federalism, a joint project of the Forum of Federations and International Association of Centers for Federal Studies (2001-2015); Editor of Publius: The Journal of Federalism (1981-2006). He is the author of various works on federalism and intergovernmental relations, co-editor most recently of The Covenant Connection: From Federal Theology to Modern Federalism (2000), Constitutional Origins, Structure, and Change in Federal Countries (2005), the Routledge Handbook of Regionalism and Federalism (2013), Intergovernmental Relations in Federal Systems: Comparative Structures and Dynamics (2015), and Political Parties and Civil Society in Federal Countries (2015) and editor of Federalism (4 vols, 2011). He can be reached at kincaidj@lafayette.edu


J. Wesley Leckrone, 1995-1997, received his Ph.D. from Temple University in 2006. He is a professor of political science at Widener University where he serves as department chair. He is the editor of Commonwealth: A Journal of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy, serves on the Board of Editors for State and Local Government Review, and the Board of Fellows at Temple University’s Center on Regional Politics. He is a Faculty Advisor to the Pennsylvania Policy Database Project. Prior to joining the faculty at Widener University, he was Project Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Policy Database Project and the Program Director at the Center for the Study of Federalism at Temple University. Among his publications are articles in Publius: The Journal of Federalism, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, State and Local Government Review, PS: Political Science and Politics, and the Journal of Urban Affairs. He is also the co-editor of Pennsylvania Politics and Policy: A Commonwealth Reader, Vol. 1 (2018). He can be reached at jwleckrone@widener.edu


Solomon L. Levy, 1973-1974, Deceased.


Joseph R. Marbach, 1988-1989, became Georgian Court University’s ninth president on July 1, 2015. He is the first male and first lay president in Georgian Court’s history. Prior to being named president, he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at La Salle University. There, Dr. Marbach also held a post as a professor of political science. He is the former dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University, where he also was a professor and former chair of the Department of Political Science. At Seton Hall, Dr. Marbach served as acting chair for the Department of Africana Studies and as co-founder and director of the Center for Community Research and Engagement. Prior to his appointment at Seton Hall, he served as the Assistant Director at the Center for the Study of Federalism at Temple University from 1990 – 1994. Dr. Marbach is editor-in-chief of Federalism in America: An Encyclopedia (2006) and has contributed to and edited Opening Cybernetic Frontiers: Cities of the Prairie (2004). He served as the book review editor for Publius: The Journal of Federalism from 1998 – 2005 and was a columnist for www.politickernj.com (2008 – 2010). He can be reached at jmarbach@georgian.edu


Paul T. Neal, 1991-1993, Paul Is Sr. VP for Enrollment & Marketing at Cairn University, co-founder and Partner at Charter Oak Research, a marketing research and consulting firm serving private schools, non-profits and business to business clients with marketing research consulting service. Paul is also Senior Fellow at Center for the Advancement of Christian Education at Dordt College. Paul is a graduate of Eastern University (B.A.), Villanova University (M.A.) and Temple University (Ph.D., ABD). Paul has presented and been published on: the use of normative data in analysis, respondent motives, trends in education and online communities, respondent quality in research, governance and public policy on education.

Prior to founding Charter Oak Research, Paul was a Principal at Olson Research Group for 15 years. In that capacity, Paul created and directed the research offerings of the company—primarily focusing on the life sciences and business-to-business markets. Paul’s role in leading research offerings, design and analytics on behalf of clients has included thousands of studies across most marketing research topics. Markets for research include: education, healthcare, financial, insurance, and technology. Prior to Olson Research, Paul was Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Federalism at Temple University responsible for qualitative research on political culture and U.S. Public Policy as well as training on government reform and service delivery instruction among local government officials both in the US and internationally. Here Paul played a lead role in determining and proposing the appropriate approach given the research need. Paul has contributed to several political encyclopedias and international publications. Paul has served as an adjunct faculty member at several Philadelphia area universities and consults on appropriate uses of research for marketing research and intelligence needs. He can be reached at PNeal@cairn.edu


Neal E. Noyes, 1974-1976, resides in North Chesterfield, VA


Gary L. Saylor, 1997-1998, resides in Royersford, msaylor123@gmail.com


Gregory A. Schaller, 1993-1995, is President of the John Jay Institute. He was also an Assistant Professor of Politics at Colorado Christian University from 2009-2017. At Colorado Christian, Greg developed a political science major in the fall of 2011 which now has more than 30 students. In addition, Greg was a fellow at the Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University’s public policy think tank. His work with the Centennial Institute included writing for its blog; writing for its monthly policy review, The Centennial Review; and assisting with the planning and coordination of the Centennial Institute’s annual summer conference, The Western Conservative Summit, which is attended by over 3,000 people annually. He lead an annual trip to Washington D.C. with over 30 students every May, exposing the students to public policy think tanks and government officials. Greg initiated a student internship program with the Colorado legislature, which in spring 2016 had ten CCU students working at the capitol during the legislative session as legislative aides. Greg also taught at Villanova University and St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He completed his B.A. at Eastern University, his M.A. at Villanova University, and is an A.B.D. from Temple University. He is finishing his Ph.D. at the University of South Dakota, which will be completed in 2017. Schaller has taught courses on American Government, Constitutional Law, Statesmanship, and Public Policy. He can be reached at gschaller@johnjayinstitute.org


Alexandra Seneau, 1998-2000, resides in Cizay-La-Madeleine, FRANCE


Hanspeter Tschaeni, 1976-1977; 1976-1977, Swiss citizen, Research Assistant at the Center for the Study of Federalism (CSF), Temple University 1974-1976, Earhart Fellow 1976-1977, visiting Research Fellow at CSF 1979-1980. He received his Master of Arts degree from Temple University in Political Science in May 1977 with subfields in American and Comparative Government and his Doctorate of Law from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, in February 1982. His doctoral thesis entitled “The States’ Range of Legal Authority in the Frame of the Distribution of Powers in the American Federal System“ (translated from German) was based on research done at CSF. In 1982, he joined the Federal Office of Foreign Economy, today named the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, of the Swiss Federal Administration in Bern as Legal Officer in charge of relations between Switzerland and the European Union. From 1986-1994, he worked as Director of the Trade Policy Department in the Secretariat of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), serving seven non-EU European countries and leading a staff of up to 25 people. In 1995, he was asked by the former Director General of GATT, Arthur Dunkel, to join him in Geneva for a Swiss project on improving economic relations between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries as a contribution to the Middle East Peace Process, which was set in motion following various international agreements and conferences in the mid-1990s. He also counseled countries in Southeast Europe on their post-war improvements of trade and economic relations. In early 2002, he returned to Bern to SECO as head of the unit responsible for international economic law in the Department of Public Economy. Until his retirement from government work at the end of 2012, he led negotiations as head of the Swiss delegation and spokesperson for the EFTA countries on Free Trade Agreements with countries throughout the world, with titles of Minister and Ambassador. He participated as a panelist in several dispute-settlement cases in the World Trade Organization (WTO), an activity he has continued beyond his retirement. He is the author and co-author of books and articles on topics related to this work in academic journals and other publications. Much of his professional work was done in English and greatly benefited from his studies at Temple University and CSF. He can be reached at tschaeni@bluewin.ch