Professor of Political Science
In 2010, Dr. Mattern was recognized as recipient of the Student Senate Faculty Excellence Award at Ovation Ceremony. This award is presented each year to the faculty member who goes out of his or her way to assist students both in and out of the classroom. He also has been a recipient of the Baldwin Wallace Gigax Faculty Scholarships Award (2007) and the Outstanding Teaching in Political Science Award (2007) given by the American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha.
Dr. Mark Mattern
Publications - Books
Doing Democracy: Activist Art and Cultural Politics, co-edited with Nancy S. Love (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, forthcoming).
Putting Ideas to Work: A Practical Introduction to Political Thought (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006)
Acting in Concert: Music, Community and Political Action (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1998).
Selected Publications - Articles
"Community Action Learning." with Mike Telin and Sarah Bell. Journal of Political Science Education 3:1 (January-April 2007).
"Body Politics With Feeling: The Power of the Clothesline Project." With Jill Gregory, April Lewton, Stephanie Schmidt, and Diane Smith. New Political Science 24:3 (September, 2002).
"Art and Community Development in Santa Ana, CA: The Promise and the Reality." Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society. March, 2001.
"From Ivory Tower to Urban Street: Using the Classroom as a Community Research and Development Tool." With Jill Gregory and Shari Mitchell. PS: Political Science and Politics 34:1 (March, 2001).
"John Dewey, art and public life." Journal of Politics 61:1 (February 1999).
"Cajun music, cultural revival: theorizing political action in popular music." Popular Music and Society 22.2 (Summer 1998). Winner of the second annual R. Serge Denisoff Award for the Best Article Published in Popular Music and Society. Reprinted in Jennifer Post, Ethnomusicology: A Contemporary Reader (New York: Routledge, 2006), pp. 371-382.
Selected Publications - Applied Research
"Cuyahoga County Public Library and East Cleveland Public Library: A Study of the Feasibility of Library Inclusion," with Pierre David, Richard Densmore, Patrick Miltner, Mary Pisnar, and Tom Sutton (Berea, OH: Baldwin Wallace University Community Research Institute, March 30, 2010). Commissioned by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Board.
"Downtown Cleveland and Downtown Residency: Survey and Focus Group Results," with Tom Sutton (Berea, OH: Baldwin Wallace University Public Interest Research Center, September 22, 2008). Commissioned by the Downtown Cleveland Association.
"An Evaluation of Participant Perceptions about the Emerging Entrepreneurs Program of the Presidents' Council Foundation," with Tom Sutton (Berea, OH: Baldwin Wallace University Public Interest Research Center, October 8, 2007). Commissioned by the President's Council Foundation.
"Burke Lakefront Airport: Cuyahoga County Residents" Views of Options - (Berea, OH: Baldwin Wallace University Public Interest Research Center, April 11, 2007).
"EMS and Fire Services Regionalization Study: Telephone Survey Report" (Berea, OH: Baldwin Wallace University Public Interest Research Center, May 8, 2006).
"Survey of Alumni 2005: Report of Results," Baldwin Wallace University, December 25, 2005.
"Survey of Majors and Minors: Report of Results," Baldwin Wallace University, May 31, 2005.
"Beck Center for the Arts Theater Patrons: Attitudes, Interests, and Current Practices," Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood, OH, June 30, 2004.
With Mike Telin, "Membership Analysis," Trinity Cathedral, Inc., Cleveland, OH, June 15, 2003.
"Ohio Arts Council/Ohio Arts Presenters Network 2002 Faith Based Institution Tour: Audience Analysis," Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH, May 15, 2003.
With Katherine Kratz, "Ohio Arts Council/Ohio Arts Presenters Network 2001 Faith Based Institution Tour: Audience Analysis," Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH, April 15, 2002.
"Measuring Community: Quadrangle Survey Report." (Cleveland: Trinity Cathedral, Inc., August 23, 2001).
"Faculty Library Survey: Report of Results." (Berea, OH: Baldwin Wallace University, May, 2001).
"Student Library Survey Report." (Berea, OH: Baldwin Wallace University, May, 22, 2001).
"Community action learning." Scholarship of Engagement annual conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 8-10, 2006.
"Community action learning." With Mike Telin. Keynote address to the Baldwin Wallace University Center for Transformation Learning's Scholarly Teachers Program luncheon, May 2, 2006.
"The Impact of Art on Pregnant Teenagers: The DePaul Case." With Mike Telin and Terri Thomas. Social Theory and Politics of the Arts Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, October, 2003.
"The Arts and Political Action." Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, October 24, 2003.
"Community Arts and Activism." Presentation and workshop for community activists in Syracuse, New York, October 25, 2003, co-sponsored by the Syracuse Social Movements Initiative, a project of the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts, of the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and Eastside Neighborhood Arts, Culture and Technology.
"We've Burrowed Into the Community, Now What?! Refining an Arts-driven Community Development Approach." With Mike Telin. Urban Affairs Association Annual Meeting, March, 2003. Nominated for 2003 UAA/Fannie Mae Foundation Best Paper in Housing or Community Development.
"Participatory action research and learning." With Mike Telin and Sarah Bell. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, August 2002.
"Community arts: Evolution of an approach." With Mike Telin. Presented to the Ohio Arts Council, May 13, 2002.
"Burrowing into community: Art and social science as partners in community research and development." With Mike Telin. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 24-28, 2002.
"Beyond Charity to Justice: Social Change That Sticks." Presented as part of BW's 2001-2002 Carmel Living and Learning Forum.
"Toward Win4 Strategies for Service Learning." Presentation in BW's February, 2002 workshops on service learning.
"Community action learning." Scholarship of Engagement Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 8-10, 2006.
Baldwin Wallace University Community Research Institute, Baldwin Wallace University (2009-2010). Formerly the BW Public Interest Research Center. Co-Director and principal investigator.
Baldwin Wallace University Public Interest Research Center, Baldwin Wallace University (2006-2009). Established in 2006; serving as co-director and principal investigator.
Independent consultant on arts and community development (2000-present).
Ludie and David C. Henley Social Sciences Research Laboratory, Chapman University (1996-1999). Director and Principle Investigator.
Conflict and Change Center, University of Minnesota (1989-1994).
Administrative and Managerial Experience
Co-Director, Baldwin Wallace University Community Research Institute (2009-2010).
Co-Director, Baldwin Wallace University Public Interest Research Center (2006-present).
Director, Ludie and David C. Henley Social Sciences Research Laboratory, Chapman University (1996-1999).
Administrative Fellow, Conflict and Change Center, University of Minnesota (1989-1994).
Selected Awards and Honors
Baldwin Wallace University Gigax Faculty Scholarship Award (2007)
Baldwin Wallace University Faculty Excellence Award (2007, 2010)
Outstanding Teaching in Political Science Award, presented by the American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha (2007)
Baldwin Wallace University Summer Research Grant (2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010)
Gigax Travel Grant (2005, 2009)
Murphy Foundation Grant of $50,000 to establish Public Interest Research Center (2004)
Gigax Faculty Release Time award (2003-2004)
Nominated for the national Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service-Learning (2002)
Ohio Campus Compact Community Engagement Grant (2002)
Ohio Campus Compact Cleveland Foundation Faculty Fellows Program grant (2001-2002)
Research grant, Ohio Arts Council (2001)
Ohio Campus Compact Community Engagement Grant (matched by Baldwin Wallace University) (2001)
Ohio Campus Compact Community Collaboration Seed Grant (matched by Baldwin Wallace University) (2000-2001)
Ohio Campus Compact Scholarship of Engagement Mini-Grant (matched by Baldwin Wallace University) (2000)
Nominated for the Strosacker Award for teaching (2000, 2001); nominated for the Faculty Excellence Award by the Baldwin Wallace University Student Senate (2000)
Winner of the second annual R. Serge Denisoff Award for the Best Article Published in Popular Music and Society, 1998, for my article "Cajun Music, Cultural Revival: Theorizing Political Action in Popular Music." (Award notification in 2000)
Service and Community Involvement
Co-Editor, New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 2008-present.
Reviews Editor, New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 2003-2008. Member of Publications Executive Committee for New Political Science, 2003-present.
Member, Baldwin Wallace University Promotion and Tenure Council, Fall 2009-present.
Member, BW team implementing grant from U.S. Department of Education aimed at internationalizing the campus and curriculum, 2002-2004; participant on the Language Across the Curriculum (LAC) project team.
Member, Front Porch, musical group composed of BW faculty, performing old-time, folk, and ethnic music, 2002-present.
Advisor, BW's Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society, 1999-2011.
Member, American Political Science Association (APSA), 1993-present.
Member, Caucus for a New Political Science subsection of the APSA, 1993-present.
Member, Baldwin Wallace University Assesstment Advisory Council, 2007-2008.