Our Faculty

Marie D. Natoli

Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science and International Studies


Contact Information

617-735-9907

Marie Natoli CV


Office Hours

Office: Administration Building, Room 458

Office hours: By appointment

Education

J.D., Suffolk University; Ph.D., M.A., Tufts University; M.B.A., Suffolk University; B.A., Hunter College


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Courses I Teach

I am currently working on a new course entitled, "Culture Wars and U. S. Politics."


Publications + Presentations

American Prince, American Pauper: The Contemporary Vice Presidency and Presidential Relations

Trafford Publishing, 2010


Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Public Policy, Justice, and the Law

McGrawHill/Dushkin, November, 2005


Recent Publications

  • "Au Revoir Voir Dire and Other Socioeconomic Disparities in the U. S. Legal System," New England Law Review, v. 47, Spring 2013
  • "A Water Shed Election: The 2012 U. S. Presidential Election and Policies for the Next Administration," AngloAmerican University and IJAS, Prague, Czech Republic, May 2013.
  • "The Crisis Presidency: What Price National Security?" International Journal of Arts and Sciences Vol 5, No. 6, 2013

Books and Chapter Contributions

  • Research in progress for a book on individual acts of courage and conscience
  • "Ogunquit: Then and Now," co-authored with Kathryn M. Severson and Susan D. Meffert, Arcadia Press, spring 2009
  • American Prince, American Pauper: The Contemporary Vice Presidency and Presidential Relations, revision of American Prince, American Pauper: The Contemporary Vice Presidency in Perspective (see link below), spring 2010 
  • Research under way on a book dealing with 9/11, civil liberties and the American Presidency.
  • Understanding American Government, 6th ed., text and Study Guide, Horizon Textbook Publishers, spring 2013
  • Understanding American Government, 5th ed., text and Study Guide, Horizon Textbook Publishers, spring 2011
  • Understanding American Government, 4th ed., text and Study Guide, Horizon Textbook Publishers, spring, 2009
  • Understanding American Government, 3d ed., text and Study Guide, Horizon Textbook Publishers, expected summer, 2007
  • Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Public Policy, Justice, and the Law. McGrawHill/Dushkin, November, 2005
  • Understanding American Government, 2d ed., text and Study Guide, Horizon Textbook Publishers, Fall 2005
  • Understanding American Government text and Study Guide, Horizon Textbook Publishers, Fall, 2004
  • "Civil Disobedience and The Rule of Law: Tensions Between Two Strains of American Thought,"chapter contribution to The Moral Authority of Government: Moorhead Kennedy, R. Gordon Hoxie, and Brenda Repland, eds., Transaction Publishers, 2000

Articles

  • "A Water Shed Election: The 2012 Presidential Election, Politics and Policies, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Spring 2014
  • "Au Revoir Voir Dire and Other Socioeconomic Disparities in the U. S. Legal System" New England Law Review, Spring 2013
  • "The Crisis Presidency: What Price National Security?" International Journal of Arts and Sciences Vol 5, No. 6, 2013
    "Rescuing the Underclass," Op-Ed article, Sunday Boston Globe, December, 1996
  • "President Bush at Work: A Lesson on the American Presidency," Presidential Studies Quarterly, winter, 1991
  • "The Separation of Powers in the United States," a publication for the United States Information Agency, Washington, D.C., 1990
  • "American First Ladies," a publication for the United States Information Agency, Washington, D. C., 1990
  • "Dan Quayle: Administration Spokesman," The Boston Globe, May 1989

Reviews

  • Review of In the Shadow of FDR: From Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan, William E. Leuchtenberg, author, Presidential Studies Quarterly, summer, 1985
  • Review of Letters from the Hill Country: The Correspondence of Rebekah and Lyndon Baines Johnson, Philip R. Rulon, ed., Presidential Studies Quarterly, winter, 1985
  • Review of Studying the Presidency, George C. Edwards, III and Stephen J. Wayne, eds., Presidential Studies Quarterly, winter, 1984
  • Review of The Virginia Papers on the Presidency, vol. V and vol. VVI, Kenneth W. Thompson, eds., Presidential Studies Quarterly, winter, 1984

Panel Participation/Paper Presentations/Special Lectures

  • "Citizens United: Corporate Spending and the Perversion of Democratic Elections," paper accepted for presentation at Internation Conference for Social Sciences and the Humanities and IJAS, Florence, Italy, June 2015
  • "There's Trouble in River City and That River is the Potomac: Presidential-Congressional Divisiveness," paper presented at the International Journal of Arts and Science conference, Valetta, Malta, March 2014
  • Panel Participation in New England Journal of Law Symposium entitled, "Crisis in the Judicial System," November 2012
  • "A Heartbeat Away: The U. S. Vice Presidency," International Journal of Arts and Sciences conference, Salzburg, Austria, May, 2011
  • "Vice Presidents and First Ladies," Panel Discussant, Northeast Political Science Association, Newport, Rhode Island, April, 2010
  • "Religion and Politics," Panel Chair, Northeast Political Science Association, Newport, Rhode Island, April, 2010
  • "Terrorism, Rhetoric, and the Imperial Presidency," paper presented at an international conference on "Interdisciplinary Analyses of Aggression & Terrorism," co-sponsored by the Coloquios Internationales Sobre Conflicto Y Agresion (CICA) and the Society for Terrorism Research (STR). Madrid, Spain, September 2007
  • "9/11 and the Imperial Presidency," lecture at the University of Nuremberg at Ehrlingen, Germany, December 2006
  • Visiting Professor, American University Washington Semester Program (summer 1998 and summer 2006)

Miscellaneous

  • Political consultant in the production of the documentary entitled "Campaign Fever," broadcast on WCVB-TV, Channel 5, fall, 1984
  • "Using Simulation Games in the College and University Classroom: A Workshop, lecture and workshop direction at the American Society for Public Administration (APSA) Regional Meeting, Albany, New York, October, 1978
  • "Simulation Games in the Classroom: A Workshop," Merrimack College, November, 1978
  • "Simulation Games in the Classroom: A Workshop," Bryant College, October, 1978
  • "Simulation Games for the Classroom: A Television Experience," discussion at the annual conference of the North American Simulation and gaming Association (NASAGA), October 14, 1977, held at the Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts

Media Appearances

  • "The U. S. Senate," radio interview with George Knight, spring 2010
  • "The Kennedy Legacy," "Ireland Today" (Dublin, Ireland news program)
  • "The American Presidency and Afghanistan." BBC-TV, London, England
  • Participation in a one-hour PBS documentary on the American Vice Presidency, "Running Mate," initially aired during October, 1996 and repeated thereafter
  • Interview re: Republican vice presidential candidate selection, "The Connection," with Christopher Lyden, NPR, August, 1996
  • "The Vice Presidency and the 1996 Election," Voice of American Radio interview (aired internationally), taped spring, 1996

Biographical Listings

  • Directory of American Scholars
  • Who's Who Among American Women
  • World Who's Who of Women
  • International Who's Who in Education

Grants and Awards

  • National Defense Education Act (NDEA) Title IV Fellowship (to pursue Ph.D. studies)
  • Harry S. Truman Library Foundation Grant, May, 1973
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Library Foundation Grant, April, 1974
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Institute Grant, May, 1974
  • National Science Foundation Grant for participation in a seminar on "Political Socialization," at Mt. Holyoke College, October, 1974 and March, 1975
  • National Science Foundation Grant for participation in a seminar on "Urbanization, Residential Mobility and City Structure," at Hampshire College, November, 1975 and March, 1976
  • Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) Grant sponsoring participation in the American Political Science Association's (APSA) Professional Development Program for Political Science Professors, hosted by the Center for Personalized Instruction, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., June 21-25, 1976 (also included participation in a "Workshop on Simulation Games")
  • National Science Foundation Grant for participation in a seminar on "Visual Evidence and Women's Roles," at Hampshire College, November, 1976 and April, 1977
  • Lilly Foundation Grant sponsoring participation in the New England Political Science Association's "Seminar on the American Presidency," held at Boston College, the John F. Kennedy Library, and the University of Massachusetts/Boston, April 6-7, 1978
  • National Science Foundation Grant sponsoring participation in "The Classroom and the Newsroom,' a joint project of the Poynter Center of the University of Indiana at Bloomington and the Modern Media Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida; held at the Modern Media Institute, March 25-31, 1979
  • National Science Foundation Grant sponsoring participation in a seminar on "Aging, Family and Bureaucracy," held at Hampshire College, November 8-9, 1979 and March 13-14, 1980
  • Emmanuel College Faculty Development Grant to conduct research on the American Presidency, 1981-1982
  • Emmanuel College Faculty Development Grant to attend the Thirteenth Annual Leadership Conference of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Conference theme: "The Institutional Presidency: The Cabinet, the Staff, and the Vice President), 1982-1983
  • Emmanuel College Faculty Development Grant for research comparing the FDR and JFK media presidencies, 1985-1986
  • Campus Life Award, Emmanuel College, 1985
  • Emmanuel College Faculty Development Grant to attend the Eighteenth Annual Leadership Conference of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Conference Theme: "Considerations on the Bicentennial), 1987
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Emmanuel College, 1987
  • Emmanuel College Faculty Development Grant for research regarding presidential decision-making and the Japanese-American evacuation from the West Coast during World War II, 1988-1989
  • Emmanuel College Faculty Development Grants for student research assistants, 2004 - present
  • Emmanuel College faculty Development Grant for participation in a Chautauqua course on "The Birth and History of the Atomic Bomb," Fall, 2006
  • Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisers (NAPLA) travel/conference grant for participation in June 2010 conference, Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

Research Focus

I find that I HAVE to juggle several projects at once.  So I continue to work on the individual acts of courage and conscience book, am pondering a book of collected materials on the U. S. Presidency, and, believe it or not, have been writing a murder mystery for the past 10 years - which I promise myself I am going to finish this year!