Meet Jonathan Lewallen
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Phone: (813) 257-3369
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2004 Tulane University, B.A.
2012 University of Texas at Austin, M.A.
2017 University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D.
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Introduction to American Government
The Politics of Money
Science, Technology, and Public Policy
The Presidency and Executive Power
Public Policy Analysis
Lewallen's research centers on public policy and agenda setting: "deciding what to decide." His research on agenda setting includes the U.S. Congress, legislative-executive relations, and ill-fitting problems: issues that do not fit neatly into a single category or jurisdiction such as cybersecurity and coastal policy.
Agenda setting in public policy involves deciding which issues will receive government attention and how those issues will be addressed. Lewallen's research focuses on competition to define the issue agenda and how institutional rules, structures and organizational processes channel information and policy conflict.
His book, Committees and the Decline of Lawmaking in Congress, was published in 2020 by the University of Michigan Press. Dr. Lewallen's work has been published in several political science, public policy, and public administration journals, and he has received several external grants to fund his research. He tries to engage students in the research process in the classroom, through his projects, and through their own whenever possible.
Dr. Lewallen is a faculty associate with the U.S. Policy Agendas Project and an Associate Editor of the Frontiers in Political Science Politics of Technology title.
Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Research. University of Tampa College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, 2018-2019.