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Anthony M Champagne
Professor-Undergraduate Education, Professor-Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, School of
Office MailstopMail Box: GR31, GR3802, Room No.: FO2204B 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-4607    URL Champagne Anthony's Webpage    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Political ScienceUniversity of Illinois1973
 M.A. University of Illinois1971
 B.A. Millsaps College1969
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“Sam Rayburn”, in Donald T. Critchlow and Phil Vanderneer (eds.), Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History, forthcoming.
“Judicial Selection from a Political Science Perspective,” University of Arkansas Law Review (2011).
“La eleccion de jueces en Estados Unidos de America,” Aportes, (Due Process of Law Foundation, 2009). An English version was published by the Due Process of Law Foundation in 2010.
“Political Science and Judicial Selection,” The Advocate, Winter, 2010.
“Henry Wade” and “Albert M. Kales.” In Roger Newman (ed.), Yale Biographical Directory of the Law (Yale University Press, 2009).
Book chapters
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
Summer/1984-Summer/1984ParticipantProject '87 seminar on The New Deal University of North Carolina
Fall/1986-Fall/1986Consultant  the Committee of 100
Fall/1974-Fall/1974Adjunct Assistant ProfessorGraduate Department of Politics New York University
2003-2004Consultant  National Center for State Courts
1994-1996DirectorPolitical Economy Program The University of Texas at Dallas
1990-1991Judicial FellowFederal Judicial History Program Federal Judicial Center
1986-1987Acting DeanSchool of Social Sciences The University of Texas at Dallas
1985-PresentProfessor (tenure)School of Social Sciences The University of Texas at Dallas
1983-1983Interim DirectorProgram in Political Economy  
1979-1985Associate Professor (tenure)School of Social Sciences The University of Texas at Dallas
1977-1979Associate Professor (tenure)Department of Political Science Rutgers University-Livingston College
1973-1977Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Political Science Rutgers University-Livingston College
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Prof’s Book Details an Unlikely Political Alliance
UT Dallas News Center
Whatever else Texas and Massachusetts might share, an approach to national politics wouldn’t seem to be one of them.
That has not always been the case, however. As a new book by a UT Dallas political science professor details, Democrats from Texas and Massachusetts ruled one branch of Congress for half of the last century.
In his new book, The Austin/Boston Connection: Five Decades of House Democratic Leadership, 1937-1989, Dr. Anthony Champagne, a political science professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, discusses this exceptional period and its long-term impact.
“This is a study of the Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives in much of the 20th century, where there was an effort to balance regional interests by having either the speaker or majority leader from Texas or Southern Oklahoma and the other from Boston,” Champagne said. “It is the story of regional politics in the House, as well as mentor-protégé relationships.”

Book Studies Texas Personalities in Congress
UT Dallas News Center

A new book co-written by UT Dallas professor Dr. Anthony M. Champagne features lively portraits of influential lawmakers who have represented Texas in Congress since the late 19th century, when the state’s political power began.

Lone Star Leaders: Power and Personality in the Texas Congressional Delegation covers party leaders, committee chairs and the political pioneers who made Texas a major force in congressional politics for the past 125 years. The book was recently featured at the Texas Book Festival in Austin. Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has selected the book for its annual Holiday Book Fair on Dec. 10 in Austin.
Champagne, a professor of political science in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, and his co-author, Dr. James W. Riddlesperger Jr., wrote chapters on politicians, including: former President Lyndon B.  Johnson; former U.S. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen;  former U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan, who was the first African-American congresswoman from the South;  .

Prof Says Early Role Model Remains an Inspiration
UT Dallas News Center
Dr. Anthony Champagne understands the difference a phenomenal teacher can make in a student’s life.
The political science professor vividly remembers the teaching style of Howard Bavender, an undergraduate professor he had at Millsaps College almost 40 years ago. It is a style that Champagne has worked to emulate in his own classroom, and it is one that has earned him a prestigious teaching award four decades later.
Champagne is a recipient of the UT System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award for tenured faculty. The award was accompanied by at $30,000 stipend.

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Awards and Honors
  • National Science Foundation Trainee, University of Illinois, 1969-1973.
  • Fellow, Institute for the Study of Law and Behavioral Science, University of Wisconsin, 1970.
  • AMOCO Most Outstanding Teacher Award, UTD, 1979-1980.
  • Sam Rayburn Foundation grant, Summer 1980.
  • Texas Bar Foundation grant, Fall 1985.
  • UTD nominee for the Minnie Piper Outstanding Teacher Award, 1980-1981 (statewide award).
  • AMOCO Most Outstanding Teacher Award, UTD, 1981-82.
  • Polykarp Kusch Lecturer, UTD, 1985.
  • Member of The Sam Rayburn Library Advisory Council, 1986-.
  • Andrew Cecil Lecturer, UTD, 1988.
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher, School of Social Sciences, 1990
  • Tom C. Clark Judicial Fellow, 1990-1991
  • School of Social Sciences Student Choice Award, 1996-97.
  • Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award, 1997-98.
  • School of Social Sciences Student Choice Award, 2000-2001.
  • University of Texas System Regents’ Teaching Award, 2009.

Personal Statement

Anthony Champagne, Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Illinois, 1973, has research interests in judicial politics and in Congressional history. He is the author of Congressman Sam Rayburn, Sam Rayburn: A Bio-bibliography, and Judicial Politics in Texas: Partisanship, Money, And Politics in State Courts. He has won three University-wide teaching awards.

He has taught at the University of Texas at Dallas since 1979. Prior to that, he taught at Rutgers University.

Dr. Anthony Champagne is a faculty member in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (previously, Social Sciences) at UT-Dallas and Director of the Pre-Law Program in Undergraduate Education

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