Richard M. Yon



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Richard M. Yon



39 Union Avenue  New Windsor, NY 12553  (561)450-8524(H)  (561)715-1066(Cell)  richardyon1@gmail.com

Education:

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Florida, (expected graduation 2009-2010)

Concentrations: American Government, Presidency, Congress, Institutions,

International Relations, and Public Policy.


M.A., Political Science, University of Florida, 2007

Concentrations: American Politics, International Relations


M.A., Political Science, Florida Atlantic University, 2004

Concentrations: American Politics, Presidency


BHS, Health Administration, Florida Atlantic University, 1999

Minor: Business Administration


Work Experience:

Instructor, July 13, 2009 – Present

United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

Courses: SS202 – American Politics


Adjunct Professor, June 2008 – Present

Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida

Courses: POS 2041 – American National Government; INR 2001 – International Relations; Online

POS 2041 – American National Government Web Based Course.


Lecturer, August 2007 – June 2009

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Courses: POS 4413 – The Presidency; POS 4424 – Legislative Politics

Invited Guest Speakers – Congressman Ken Hechler, Congressman Cliff Stearns, Senator Bob

Graham and Governor Michael Dukakis
Teaching Assistant, August 2004 – May 2007

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Courses: POS 2041 – American Federal Government

Supervisors: Richard S. Conley, Ph.D.; Michael Martinez, Ph.D.; Ryan Hurl, Lecturer


Research Assistant, May 2006-June 2006

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Supervisor: Richard S. Conley, Ph.D.
Treasurer & Senior Advisor, July 2005 – October 2005

Robert Watson for Congress, Florida’s 22nd Congressional District


Testing Coordinator, May 2004 – August 2004

Palm Beach Community College, Boca Raton, FL


Teaching Assistant, August 2003- May 2004

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

Courses: American Government, Race and Gender, Administrative Policymaking

Supervisors: Robert P. Watson, Ph.D., Sam Hawkins, Ph.D.


Intern, January 2004

Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum, Independence, Missouri

Project: Process collections, create finding aids, create database of photographs

Supervisor: Amy Williams, Chief Archivist


Travel Nurse Recruiter, November 2002 – May 2003

Medical Staffing Network, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida

Supervisor: Janet Voorhees, Branch Manager
President and CEO, August 2001 – July 2003

Medical Staff Resources, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida


Vice President, Physician Recruiting, July 1999 – October 2002

National Health Partners, Inc., Deerfield Beach, Florida

Supervisor: Ray Thomas, Co-Founder and Vice President
Medical Staff Coordinator, October 1998 – June 1999

Weatherby Locums, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Supervisor: Robyn O’Donnell
Intern, August 1998 – April 1999

Weatherby Locums, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Project: Medicare reimbursement for Locum Tenens physicians

Supervisor: Frank Phillips, Vice President


Case Manager / Administrative Assistant, June 1994 – October 1998

Special Services Division, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Supervisor: Sheila Balbiere, Vice President and Neil Fisher, President
Publications:

Watson, R.P., Berger, D. and Yon, R.M. (2008). “The Real Mrs. Lincoln: The Nature and Extent of

Scholarship on Mary Todd Lincoln.” The Lincoln Herald 110(1).
Conley, R.S. and Yon, R.M. (2007). “In the Shadow or the Sunshine of His Father? The Legislative

Impact of Veto Threats in the Administration of George W. Bush, 2001-2006.” White House Studies

7(2).
Yon, R.M. and Lansford, T. (2007). “Political Pragmatism and Civil Rights Policy.” In

The Civil Rights Legacy of Harry S. Truman. Truman State University Press.
Watson, R.P., Berger, D. and Yon, R.M. (2007). “The Real Mrs. Lincoln: The Nature and Extent of

Scholarship on Mary Todd Lincoln.” In Creative Breakthroughs in Leadership: James Madison,



Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi. Pencraft International.
Conley, R.S. and Yon, R.M. (2007). “The ‘Hidden Hand’ and White House Roll-call Predictions:

Legislative Liaison in The Eisenhower White House, 83rd – 84th Congresses.” Presidential Studies



Quarterly 32(2).
Yon, R.M. and Watson, R.P. (2006). “Vice Presidential Selection: A Model.” White

House Studies 6(2).
Watson, R.P. and Yon, R.M., editors (2006). “American Presidents.” 2nd Edition.

Salem Press.


Watson, R.P. and Yon, R.M. (2005). “The Unknown Presidential Wife: Martha

Jefferson.” Thomas Jefferson Legacy Newsletter.


Watson, R.P., Yon, R.M., and Buehler, M. “The Head and the Heart: Insights into

Jefferson Through His Family Life.” In Jefferson and Lincoln (Forthcoming).


Yon, R.M. (2005). “The Justice System Has Been Weakened by Excessive Protections

for Criminals.” In Debating the Issues: American Government and Politics.

Kendall/Hunt Publishers.
Hilliard, B. and Yon, R.M. (2005). “Healthcare Initiatives and the Modern Presidency:

From Franklin Roosevelt to George W. Bush.” White House Studies 6(1).


Watson, R.P. and Yon, R.M. (2005). “Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson: A Biography.”

Jefferson Legacy Foundation Notes 6.
Yon, R.M. (2003). “The Nixon Doctrine: A New Approach to the Containment Strategy.”

In Presidential Doctrines: National Security from Woodrow Wilson to George W. Bush.

Nova Publishers.
Presentations:

Conley, R.S. and Yon, R.M. (2006). “Legislative Liaison, White House Roll-Call

Predictions, and Divided Government: The Eisenhower Experience, 83rd – 84th

Congresses.” Southern Political Science Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.


Watson, R.P. and Yon, R.M. (2005). “Vice Presidential Selection in the Modern Era.”

Western Social Science Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Buehler, M., Markum, A. and Yon, R.M. (2005). “National Security Executive Orders:

Presidential Power from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush.” Western Social

Science Association Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Yon, R.M. (2005). Discussant, Panel 6: The Presidency and Panel 7: Women

Presidents and Vice Presidents. Western Social Science Association Conference,

Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Buehler, M., Markum, A. and Yon, R.M. (2005). “National Security Executive Orders:

Presidential Power from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush.” Midwest Political

Science Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
Watson, R.P. and Yon, R.M. (2004). “Rating Presidential Cabinets and Cabinet

Secretaries”. Western Social Science Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.


Watson, R.P. and Yon, R.M. (2004). “The Head and the Heart: Thomas Jefferson as

Revealed Through His Marriage to Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson.” Western

Social Science Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Watson, R.P. and Yon, R.M. (2003). “Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson: Her Life with

Thomas Jefferson”. Louisiana State University, International Lincoln Center,

Thomas Jefferson: His Life, Times and Legacy, Louisiana Purchase, Bicentennial

Reflections on a Renaissance Man Conference, Shreveport, Louisiana.


Yon, R.M. (2003). “The Nixon Doctrine: A New Approach to America’s Increasing

Involvement in International Affairs”. Western Social Science Association

Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Book Reviews:

Yon, R.M. (2004). “Lyndon Johnson.” Book review for White House Studies 4(1).
Yon, R.M. (2004). “Dereliction of Duty.” Book review for Social Science Journal 41(1).
Interviews:

Contributor and Political Commentator, Live with Barry Epstein!, WBZT 1230AM, January 18, 2008.


Yon, R.M. (2008). “Students Interested in Politics.” Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, Florida.
Yon, R.M. (2005). “User Friendlier.” Illinois Times, Springfield, Illinois. (Interview)
Yon, R.M. (2003). “JFK Transcends Politics and Generations.” Sun-Sentinel, Ft.

Lauderdale, Florida.


Teaching Experience:

Instructor, United States Military Academy, July 13, 2009 – Present

SS202 – American Politics
Adjunct Professor, Santa Fe College, June 2008 – Present

POS 2041 – American National Government; INR 2001 – International Relations


Lecturer, University of Florida, August 2007 – June 2009

POS 4413 – The Presidency; POS 4424 – Legislative Politics


Tutor for Student Athletes, University of Florida, January 2005 – August 2008

Subjects: American Federal Government, International Relations, Constitutional Law,

State and Local Politics, and American History.
Tutor for Student Athletes, Florida Atlantic University, Sept 2003-May 2004 and May 2005-Aug 2005.

Subjects: History of Civilization, Research Methods, American Government, and World

Politics.
Lecture for POS 4413 (The Presidency), “Imperial Presidency,” University of Florida,

November 2005


Lecture for POS 2041 (American Federal Government), “Political Campaign

Advertising,” University of Florida, October 2005


Lecture for POS 1041 (Government of USA), “U.S. Constitution & Bill of Rights,” Florida

Atlantic University, July 2005.


Lecture for POS 2041 (American Federal Government), “Evolution of Congress & the

Committee System,” University of Florida, March 2005


Lecture at Sea Ranch Club, Boca Raton, Florida, “2004 Presidential Election,” March

2004.
Lecture for American Presidency, Florida Atlantic University, August 2003.


Lecture, “Career Development and Healthcare Industry,” Health Administration

Department, Florida Atlantic University, May 1999.


Grants and Fellowships:

  • Abraham Lincoln Bibliography Project Grant (Lincoln Forum, 2007), $2,000

  • Department of Political Science Summer Research Grant (University of Florida, 2007), $1,500

  • Price Endowment Research Grant (University of Florida, 2007), $500

• Grinter Fellowship (College of Liberal Arts & Science, University of Florida) 2004-Present, $2,000/year.

  • Department of Political Science Research Grant (University of Florida, 2006), $1,500

• Prestage-Cook Award (Travel Grant for SPSA meeting in Atlanta, 2006), $250

  • University of Florida Graduate Student Council (Travel Grant for SPSA meeting in Atlanta, 2006), $250.

  • University of Florida, Department of Political Science (Travel Grant for SPSA meeting in Atlanta, 2006), $200.

  • Price Endowment Research Grant (University of Florida, 2005), $1,500.

  • University of Florida, Graduate Student Council (Travel Grant for MWPSA meeting in Chicago, 2005), $250.

  • University of Florida, Department of Political Science (Travel Grants for MWPSA meeting in Chicago and WSSA meeting in Albuquerque, 2005), $400.


Volunteer Experience:

  • Chair and Coordinator, An Evening with the Honorable Ken Hechler, University of Florida, February 2008.

  • Chair and Coordinator, An Evening with the Honorable Ken Hechler, University of Florida, March 2007.

• Assistant Coordinator, Truman Legacy Symposium “Quest for Peace in the Middle East,” Key West, Florida, May 2005.

• Assistant Coordinator, Truman Legacy Symposium “Civil Rights,” Key West, Florida, May 2004.

• Co-coordinator, Florida Atlantic University, Political Leadership Project, January 2004 – May 2004.


  • Assistant Coordinator, Florida Atlantic University Presidential Symposia, 2004

  • Oral History Interviewer of Sidney Krasnoff, M.D., Florida Atlantic University, March 2004.

  • Oral History Interviewer of Tadeusz Przegalinski “Tad Galin”, Florida Atlantic University, March 2004.

  • Oral History Interviewer of Clifton Truman Daniel, Florida Atlantic University, June 2003.

  • Oral History Interviewer of Wanda Coury, Florida Atlantic University, June 2003.

  • Assistant Coordinator, Truman Legacy Symposium “National Security,” Key West, Florida, May 2003.

  • Local South Florida political campaigns, 2001-2002.


Activities:

Political Interviewer, University of Florida (Research for Dissertation), 2008 – Present

Conducted extensive interviews with: Richard Allen, James Baker, David Beckwith, David Beier,

Michael Berman, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Nicholas Calio, James Cannon, Frank Carlucci,

Kay Casstevens, T. Kenneth Cribb, R. Joseph DeSutter, Michael Dukakis, Geraldine Ferraro,

Marlin Fitzwater, Ari Fleischer, Max Frierdersdorf, Leon Fuerth, Craig Fuller, Shirley Moore Green,

Donald Gregg, Robert Guttman, Lawrence Haas, Roger Hooker, Admiral Jonathan Howe,

Philip Hughes, Kevin Kellems, Jack Kemp, Anthony Lake, Joe Lockhart, Carnes Lord, Mike McCurry,

David McIntosh, Ed Meese, Richard Moe, Walter Mondale, Roy Neel, Ronald Nessen, Dana Perino,

Colin Powell, Jody Powell, John Poindexter, Dan Quayle, Carol Rasco, Brent Scowcroft,

Gregory Simon, Samuel Skinner, William Smith, John Sununu, Peter Teeley, Peter Wallison, and

Clayton Yeutter.


Hosted visiting Iraqi students, Santa Fe College, June 2008

Approximately 20 high school aged Iraqi natives visited with my class in international relations to

engage with my college students as part of an exchange program offered by the U.S. State

Department.


President, Political Science Graduate Student Council, University of Florida, 2006 – 2007.
Assistant to Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, Rhode Island Supreme Court, Abraham

Lincoln Bibliography Project, 2005 – Present.


American Field Representative, Political Science Graduate Student Council, University of

Florida, 2006.


Editorial Assistant for White House Studies, August 2003 – January 2005.
Book Review Editorial Assistant for Social Science Journal, August 2003 – August 2004.
President, Board of Directors, Heart to Heart Adoption Agency, 2004 – Present
Vice President, Board of Directors, Heart to Heart Adoption Agency, 2003 – 2004
Member, Board of Directors, Heart to Heart Adoption Agency, 2001 - 2003
Affiliations / Memberships:

  • Harry S. Truman Little White House Scholarship Advisory Committee, June 2004 – Present.

  • President Calvin Coolidge Scholarship Award Committee, April 2004 – Present.

  • Ex-Officio Student Member, Western Social Science Association, 2003 – 2004.

  • American Political Science Association, 2002 – Present.


Skills:

  • SPSS, Archival Research, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word, E-Learning, and WebCT


References:

Excellent references available upon request.


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