Laurie L. Rice
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Rice studies the presidency and policymaking, civic engagement and political participation, media and politics, and presidential campaigns. Her research ranges from presidents’ use of signing statements and Statements of Administration to shape policy to how political uses of social networking during campaigns shape the political participation of young adults. She teaches courses on the American Presidency, Political Parties and Interest Groups, Public Opinion, Media and Politics, and Leadership and Civic Activism. She is also the Coordinator of the Civic Education Project @ SIUe, a public service initiative of the Department of Political Science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville that partners with campus and community members and organizations in the region to further civic education, civic engagement, and civic empowerment.
Throughout the 2012 presidential election season, Rice gave interviews with various St. Louis area media outlets including Fox 2 News, KSDK News and Today in St. Louis, WESL Radio, KTRS, Madison County Journal, and the Belleville News-Democrat.