Frank Rusciano
Professor Email: rusciano@rider.edu
Phone Number: (609)896-5264
Office Location:
Fine Arts 277

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Professor
Email: 
rusciano@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
(609)896-5264
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Fine Arts 277

EDUCATION

  • 1983: University of Chicago: Ph.D., M.A. (1978) in Political Science.
    Major fields: American and Comparative politics, Methodology and Political Communication.
  • 1976: Cornell University: B.A. magna cum laude.
    Major fields: Government and English literature.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • 2001-present: Director, Global Studies Program; Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
  • 1996-present: Professor, Department of Political Science; Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
  • 1998-2004: Chair, Department of Political Science; Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
  • 1989-1996: Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
  • 1985-1986: Guest Professor, Institut für Publizistik; University of Mainz.  Mainz, Federal Republic of Germany.
  • 1982-1989: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science; Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. (On leave, 1985-1986)

ACADEMIC AWARDS, GRANTS AND HONORS

  • 2011: Fulbright Scholar – University of Ulster Policy Studies Award. Belfast, UK.
  • 2005: Ford Foundation Grant for Difficult Dialogues, conducting deliberative teleconference discussions between Rider University students and students at the American University in Cairo (with Roberta Fiske-Rusciano).
  • 2005: Kettering Foundation Grant to study results of deliberative teleconference discussions between Rider University students and students at the American University in Cairo (with Roberta Fiske-Rusciano and Ibrahim Saleh).
  • 2004: Kettering Foundation Grant to study comparative results of deliberative discussions and survey responses on the United States’ role in the world.
  • 1985-1986, 1987, 1995: Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. Institut für Publizistik, University of Mainz; Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach; Federal Republic of Germany.
  • 1981-1983: National Science Foundation Grant for Dissertation Research.
  • 1979: University Fellowship, University of Chicago.
  • 1978: Grodzins Fellowship.
  • 1977: Hawley-Mirriam Fellowship.
  • 1976: Hillmann Fellowship.
  • 1976: Shermann-Bennett Prize awarded for best honors thesis by the Cornell University Department of Government.
  • 1976: Phi Beta Kappa member, Theta of New York.
  • 1976: Cornell Club Scholar

BOOKS

  • 2013: World Opinion and the Northern Ireland Peace Process.  (In progress; contracted by Palgrave-MacMillan).
  • 2008: Instructor’s Manual for Comparative Politics Today.  Almond, et. al.  (New York: Longman Publishers).
  • 2006: Global Rage after the Cold War.  (New York: Palgrave publishers).
  • 1998: World Opinion and the Emerging International Order (Westport: Praeger Publishers)
  • 1989: Isolation and Paradox: Defining "the Public" in Modern Political Analysis. (Westport:  Greenwood Press).

SELECTED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

  • 2012: “Factors Affecting the United States’ International Image: The Potential for Public Diplomacy in the Short- and Long-term.” Exchange: The Journal of Public Diplomacy.
  • 2012: “World Public Opinion” to be published in The Spiral of Silence, ed. Wolfgang Donsbach (Forthcoming).
  • 2012: "Print-Based and Web-Based Communication: Different Ways of Thinking."   Atlantic Journal of Communication.  (Forthcoming, with Yuan Xia)
  • 2010: “Global Opinion Theory and the English School of International Relations.”  New Global Studies: Vol. 4 : Issue 2, Article 3.
  • 2010:  “The Right to Know vs. Knowing what’s Right: Tabloid Ethics and News Reporting on the Iraq War.”  Media, War, and Conflict.  December 2010 3: 245-269.
  • 2009: “The 2000 Presidential Election in Black and White.”  In Fiske-Rusciano, Roberta, ed.  Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, 5th Edition.  Forthcoming.
  • 2007:  Review of George Gallup in Hollywood.  Public Opinion Quarterly.
  • 2006: "Behind the Percentages: Insights into American and Middle-Eastern Students’ Views on Terrorism."  Public Opinion Pros.  April 2006.
  • 2005: “Deliberation and Its Discontents.”  Public Opinion Pros.  December 2005.
  • 2005: “Tabloid Ethics, News Reporting on the Iraq War and the Simulacrum of Objectivity.”  Progressive Librarian.  (25) Summer 2005: 1-11.
  • 2005: “’Surfing Alone’:The Relationships Among Internet Communities, Public Opinion, Anomie, and Civic Participation.”  Public Opinion Pros.  April 2005.
  • 2004: “World Opinion.”  In Public Opinion and Polling Around the World: A Historical Encyclopedia. John Geer, ed.  Santa Barbara:ABC-CLIO, Inc.  Pp. 504-508.
  • 2004: “World Opinion and the Imagined International Community.” International Journal of the Humanities.  Volume 1.  2003:563-572.
  • 2003: “James Baldwin: America’s Native Son.”  Academic Exchange Quarterly.  Winter 2003.
  • 2003: “The Construction of National Identity—A 23-Nation Study.”  Political Research Quarterly.  56 (3) Summer 2003:361-366.
  • 2003: “Framing World Opinion in the Elite Press.”  In Pippa Norris, Montague Kern, and Marion Just, eds.  Framing Terrorism: The News Media, the Government, and the Public. New York: Routledge, 159-179.
  • 2002: “Eyes of the World: International Opinion Regards the U. S.”  The Public Perspective.  July/August, 2002: 11-13, 41.
  • 2002: Review of Chan, Joseph M. and McIntyre, Bryce T.  In Search of Boundaries: Comunication, Nation-States, and Cultural Identities in Public Opinion Quarterly.  66(4) Winter 2002: 640-644.
  • 2001: “A World Beyond Civilizations?: New Directions in Research on World Opinion.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research. 13 (2001): 10-24.
  • 2001: “The Three Faces of Cyberimperialism.”  In  Bosah Ebo, ed. Cyberimperialism: Global Relations in the New Electronic Frontier.  (Westport: Praeger; 2001).  Pp. 9-25.
  • 2000: “World Opinion During Times of Crisis.”  In Doris Graber, ed.  Media Power and Politics, 4th ed.  (Washington, D. C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2000):396-406. (With John Crothers Pollock).
  • 2000: “Die Neuaushandlung der deutschen Nationalidentaet nach 1989.”  In Deutsche Umbrueche im 20. Jahrhundert.  (Koln: Boehlau Verlag GmbH & Cie, 2000).  Pp. 627-663.
  • 1999: “World Opinion and the Global Corporate Image.” International.  14: October 1999.
  • 1999: “The Effects of Public Funding on Party Participation: An Hypothesis and  Case Study.”  In Stuart Nagel, ed.  Handbook of Global Political Policy.  (New York: Marcel Dekker; 1999).  (With Jonathan Mendilow). Reprinted in Karl-Heinz Nassmacher, ed.  Foundations for Democracy: Approaches to Comparative Political Finance.  (Baden-Baden:Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2001).
  • 1997: “First and Third World Newspapers on World Opinion:  ‘Imagined Communities’ in the Cold War and Post-Cold War Eras.  Political Communication .   14 (2):  171-190.
  • 1997: “The Impact of ‘World Opinion’ on National Identity.”  Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics..  2 (3):71-92. (with Roberta Fiske-Rusciano and Minmin Wang).
  • 1997: “Media Perspectives on World Opinion During the Recent Bosnian Crisis.” Current World Leaders: International Issues .  40 (2):56-72. (with John Crothers Pollock).
  • 1997: Review of Mark David Lichbach’sThe Cooperator’s Dilemma.   Journal of Politics.
  • 1996: “Media Observations on World Opinion during the Kuwaiti Crisis:  Political  Communication and the Emerging International Order.”  Southeastern  Political Review.   24(3):  505-530.
  • 1995: "The Prisoner's Dilemma."  In The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. John K. Roth, ed.  (Chicago:  Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers).
  • 1995: "Paradoxes in Ethics."  In The International Encyclopedia of Ethics.  John K. Roth, ed.  (Chicago:  Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers).
  • 1993: "Media Perspectives on 'World Opinion' During the Kuwaiti Crisis." In Media and the Persian Gulf War, Robert E. Denton, ed. (Westport: Praeger, 1993):  71-87.
  • 1992: "Rethinking the Gender Gap:  The Case of West German Elections, 1949-1987." Comparative Politics. 24 (1992): 335-357.
  • 1992: "Equal Rights Amendment Passes Congress but Fails to be Ratified."  In Great Events from History: Human Rights, Maria L. Alonzo, ed. (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1992):  1656-1661.
  • 1992: "Riots and Police Violence Mar the Democratic Convention in Chicago."  In Great Events from History: Human Rights, Maria L. Alonzo, ed. (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1992):  1446-1450.
  • 1991: "The First Direct Elections of Members of the European Assembly (1979)."  In Magill's History of Europe, Frank N. Magill, ed. (Pasadena: Salem Press,1991).
  • 1990: "The Prisoners' Dilemma as an Extended Arrow Problem."  Western Political Quarterly. 43 (1990): 495-510.
  • 1990: "Towards a Notion of  'World Opinion.'"  International Journal of  Public Opinion Research. 2 (1990): 305-322. (With Roberta Fiske-Rusciano).

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • 2012: “Introducing World Opinion.”  Invited presentation at Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
  • 2008: “Lost in the Spider Web:  Citizen Powerlessness in the New Media Information Era.”  Paper Prepared for presentation at the 6th Annual Political Communication Pre-conference Symposium: Old Media, New Media: Political Communication in Transition; August 27, 2008; The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, Harvard University, Boston, MA. (With Yuan Xia).
  • 2007: “Towards a Notion of Global Community.”  Invited presentation at the Instituto de Relacao Internacionais at the Pontificia Univesidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro.  Rio de Janerio,  Brazil.  August 3, 2007
  • 2007: “Consciousness Beyond Nations: The Emergence of the ‘Imagined International Community’.”  Invited presentation at the Workshop on Collective Memory and Collective Knowledge in a Global Age.  The Centre for the Study of Global Governance.  London School of Economics.  London, England.  June 17-18, 2007.
  • 2007:  “The Student Global Village.”  Yale University Symposium sponsored by the Ford Foundation.  January 11, 2007.  Yale University, New Haven.
  • 2005: Presenter, Georgetown University Symposium: International Communication and Conflict.  Georgetown University.  28 August 2005.
  • 2004: Presenter for a roundtable discussion on “America’s Role in the World”, the Carnegie Foundation for International Peace, Washington, D. C.  Sponsored by the Kettering Foundation.
  • 2004: Presenter, Oxford Round Table.  Oriel College.  Oxford University, United Kingdom.  July 5, 2004.  Paper entitled “’The Right to Know” vs. ‘Knowing What’s Right’: Tabloid Ethics and News Coverage of the War in Iraq.”
  • 2003: Presenter, University of Pennsylvania Symposium: Communication and Civic Participation.  The Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania. 29 August 2003.
  • 2003: Invited participant in a roundtable discussion on deliberative results on terrorism at the National Press Club, Washington, D. C. sponsored by the Kettering Foundation.
  • 2002: Presenter, Harvard Symposium: Restless Searchlight: Terrorism, The Media and Public Life; The Shorenstein Center at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University,  Wednesday 28 August 2002.
  • 1999: “World Opinion and the Imagined International Community.”  Lecture delivered at the London School of Economics, March 1999.
  • 1999: Presenter, Colloquium on German History, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Bamberg, Germany.
  • 1984: Presenter, American Politics and Society Seminar.  Sponsored by the Center for the Social Sciences at Columbia University.  New York, New York.

BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILES

  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009: Profiled in Who’s Who in America.
  • 1996, 1999: Profiled in Who's Who in the East.
  • 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005: Profiled in Who's Who in American Education.

SELECTED PAPERS

  • 2012: “International’s Index of Corruption and Global Survey Results.”  Proceedings of the International Political Science Association.  Madrid, Spain.  July 2012.
  • 2010: “World Opinion on Corruption.”  Proceedings of the International Political Science Association.    Ljubljana, Slovenia.  July 2010.
  • 2009: “Life Satisfaction and the Distribution of the Wealth of Nations.” Proceedings of the Regional Meeting of the International Studies Association.   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. July 22-24, 209
  • 2009: “Measuring World Opinion Using International Surveys: Three Perspectives.”  .”  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association.  NewYork, New York.  February 2009.  (With Michael Brogan).
  • 2008: “The Student Global Village: Analyzing How U. S. and Middle Eastern Students View Relations between Their Regions before and after Deliberative Discussions.”   Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Stockholm, Sweden.  July 21, 2008.  (With Roberta Fiske-Rusciano).
  • 2008: “Rethinking World Opinion.”  Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Studies Association; San Francisco, California.   March 25-29, 2008
  • 2007: “Image and Identity: How International Reputation Affects Perceptions of National Pride.” Proceedings of the World Association for Public Opinion Research.  Berlin, Germany.  September 19, 2007.
  • 2007: “Deconstructing "Fremdbild": Factors Affecting the United States' Image in the World in 44 Countries.”  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Studies Association.  Chicago, Illinois. March 3, 2007.
  • 2006: “The Student Global Village: Videoconferencing towards Deliberative International Discussion.”  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Media and Communication Research.  Cairo, Egypt.  Pp.  374-376.
  • 2005: “The Student Global Issues Forum: Videoconferencing Towards Deliberative International Discussion.”  Proceedings of the World Association for Public Opinion Research.  Cannes, France.  16 September 2005. (With Roberta Fiske-Rusciano and Ibrahim Saleh).
  • 2005: “Simulation and Seduction: Political Persuasion and the Strategic Defense Initiative.“  Proceedings of the International Studies Association. Honolulu, Hawaii.  March 2005.
  • 2005: “Deliberation and Its Discontents: A Comparison of Survey and Deliberative Discussion Results, 1987-2003.“ Proceedings of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.  Miami, Florida.  May 2005.
  • 2004: “The Right to Know’ vs. ‘Knowing What’s Right’: Tabloid Ethics and News Reporting on the Iraq War.”  Oxford Round Table; Oxford University; Oxford, UK; August 5, 2004.
  • 2004: “International Media Perspectives on World Opinion during the War with Iraq.”  Paper presented at the International Studies Association Convention.  Montreal, Canada.  March 2004.  (Co-authored with Christopher J. Hill and Roberta Fiske-Rusciano).
  • 2004: “Global Opinion Theory and the English School of International Relations.”  Paper presented at the International Studies Association Convention.  Montreal, Canada.  March 2004.  (Co-authored with Christopher J. Hill).
  • 2003: “Surfing Alone,: The Relationships Among Internet Communities, Public Opinion, Anomie, and Civic Participation.”  Paper presented at a pre-conference Symposium on the Communication and Civic Participation.  The Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania.  August 2003.
  • 2002: “Media Observations on World Opinion After September 11, 2001.”  Proceedings of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.  St. Pete’s Beach, Florida.
  • 2002: “Constructing National Identity in the Post-Cold War Era: Selbstbild, Fremdbild, and the Domestic/International Nexus.”  Proceedings of the International Studies Association.  New Orleans, Louisiana.  March 2002.
  • 2001: “’Surfing Alone’:The Relationships Among Internet Communities, Public Opinion, Anomie, and Civic Participation.”  Proceedings of the World Association for Public Opinion Research.  Rome, Italy.  September 2001.
  • 2001: “The Construction of National Identity—A 23-Nation Study.”  Proceedings of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.  Montreal, Canada.  May 2001.
  • 2000: A World Beyond Civilizations: Using Opinion Theory to test Models of International Order.” Proceedings of the World Association for Public Opinion Research.  Portland, Oregon.
  • 2000: “The Transfer of Hong Kong to China: A Study of the Construction of National Identity.”  Proceedings of the World Association for Public Opinion Research.  Portland, Oregon.  (With Mimmin Wang and Roberta Fiske-Rusciano).
  • 2000: “The Threat of Cyberimperialism.”  Proceedings of the Third Conference for Socio-Cultural Research.  Campinas, Brazil.
  • 2000: “The Cyber Elite.”  Proceedings of the Third Conference for Socio-Cultural Research. Campinas, Brazil. (With Roberta Fiske-Rusciano).
  • 1999:  “National Consciousness, International Image, and the Construction of Identity: The Case of Germany, 1990-1991.”  Paper delivered at the Association for the Study of Nationalities.  Harriman Institute.  Columbia University.  April, 1999. 
  • 1995: “Does A Public Exist for World Opinion?" Poster session for Proceedings  of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.  1995. (With John C. Pollock).
  • 1994: "World Opinion and the Global Market."  Proceedings of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.  1994.  (with Sigfredo Hernandez).
  • 1993: "First and Third World Newspapers on 'World Opinion':  Cold War and Post-Cold War Perspectives."  Proceedings of the American Political Science Association Convention.  1994.
  • 1993: "National Character, International Image, and the Construction of Identity."  Proceedings of the American Political Science Association Convention.  1993.  (With Bosah Ebo).
  • 1992:  “World Opinion on the Kuwaiti Crisis: Does the Third World Have a Voice”?  Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Policy, Research and Development in the Third World. 1992.
  • 1992: "Media Perspectives on World Opinion During the Kuwaiti Crisis: Political Communication and the Emerging International Order." Proceedings of the American Political Science Association Convention.  1992.
  • 1990: “Struggling Towards Commitment: WAC and Citizenship Training in the Political Science 'Position Paper.'"  Proceedings of the Conference for College Composition and Communication. 
  • 1988: "Doxa and Paradox:  The Effects of the Spiral of Silence Theory on the Prisoners' Dilemma in Collective Action Problems." Proceedings of the American Political Science Association Convention.  1988.
  • 1988: "Towards a Notion of 'World Opinion': A Comparative Content Analysis."  Proceedings of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.  (With Roberta Fiske-Rusciano and Peggy Spitzer Christoff).  1988
  • 1988: "Doxa and Paradox:  How the Spiral of Silence Theory Informs the Analysis of Collective Action." Proceedings of the American Association for Public Opinion Research Conference.  Chair, Panel on "How the Spiral of Silence Theory Informs the Analysis of Public Opinion."  1987.
  • 1985: "Public Opinion and Collective Action:  A Formal Model."  Institut für Publizistik Empirical Colloquium; University of Mainz.  1985.
  • 1984: "Avoiding Arrow's Paradox in the Budget Process."  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.  1984.
  • 1983: "Gender and Group Consciousness: Leadership Recruitment in the Context of Mobilization." Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.  1983.
  • 1982: "The Effects of Skills Measures on Student Retention: A Longitudinal Analysis." Proceedings of the Northeast Institutional Research Conference.  1982.

RESEARCH AND EDITORIAL POSITIONS

  • 1995-present: Test Consultant, Educational Testing Service.
  • 1995: Consultant, Total Research Corporation.
  • 1990:  Survey Consultant, Planned Parenthood Association.
  • 1983-1986: Editor:  Administration and Policy Journal.
  • 1980-1982: Research Associate:  Title III Education Program.
  • 1978-1980: Research Assistant:  National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois.