Department of Political Science
B.A., University of the South, 1965 (Honors in Political Science)
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1969, Political Science
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1975, Political Science
Dissertation: "Factors Influencing Social Conservatism Among Elites:
A Study of the North Carolina House of Representatives"
East Carolina Faculty, 1971 to present
Teaching Areas: Urban Government and Politics (introduced two of the three urban courses we now have in Department), Southern Politics, Black Politics, State and Local Government, American Government
Graduate Teaching Experience: Urban Administration, Problems in State Government
Teacher of workshops for public school teachers on "Teaching Government"
Lecturer in workshops on political strategy
Night courses for Division of Continuing Education (Graduate and Undergraduate 1975-1981)
An administrative rating of 5.00 (the highest) on teaching for the last fifteen years.
Winner of the Mays Teaching Excellence Award presented by East Carolina
University Alumni Association in 1987. (This and the companion Jones award
were the only university wide teaching awards at that time.)
Research Related to Teaching Areas
Articles and Chapters From 1987
Eamon, Thomas F., 1987. "From Pool Hall to Parish House in North Carolina" in Thomas Cavanaugh, ed. Strategies for the Mobilization of Black Voters. Washington: Joint Center for Political Studies pp. 101-136.
Eamon, Thomas F., 1990. "The Militant Republican Right in North Carolina Politics: Legacy of the Old Politics of Race" in The Disappearing South? University: University of Alabama Press, pp. 156-173.
Eamon, Thomas F., 1993. "Two Versions of Dixie: A Socio-Economic Analysis of Hardcore Democratic and Republican Counties in Recent Presidential Elections", Southeastern Political Review 21: 153-170.
Eamon, Thomas F. And David Elliott, 1994. "Modernization Versus Traditionalism in North Carolina Senate Races: Hidden Hope for the Democrats?" Social Science Quarterly 75: 354-367.
Eamon, Thomas F., 1997. "Dixie Versus the Non-South Magistrates in American Presidential Elections" in Southern Parties and Elections: Studies in Regional Political Change. University, Alabama: University of Alabama Press.
Professional Papers Relating to Teaching Interests - From 1987.
Author, "Black Leadership in Durham: A Benevolent Oligarchy in Transition," North Carolina Political Science Association, Raleigh, NC, April 13, 1987.
Author, "Race, Urbanism, and the Rise of Presidential Republicanism in the South," Citadel Symposium on southern Politics in Charleston, SC, March 3, 1988.
Author, "A Socio-Economic Comparison of Hardcore Democratic and Republican Counties in the South" Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics in Charleston, SC, March 5, 1990.
Co-author with David Elliot, "Race, Regionalism, and Urbanism in North Carolina Senate Races, North Carolina Political Science Association in Winston Salem, April 5, 1991.
Author, "The Durable Coalition of Jesse Helms" Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics in Charleston, SC, March 3, 1992.
Co-author with David Elliot, "The Post-Carter Presidential Elections in North Carolina," North Carolina Political Science Association in Durham, NC, March 1993. (Best Paper Award).
Author, "Dixie Versus the Non-Southern Magistrates in Modern American Politics," 1952-19992, Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics in Charleston, SC, March 4, 1994.
Co-author with David Elliot, "The Impact of Race Based Redistricting on Recent North Carolina Congressional Races," North Carolina Political Science Association in Wilmington, NC, March 31, 1993.
Author, "The Metropolitan Balance Wheel in the New Presidential Politics: A Comparison of the South and Key States Outside the South," 1976-1992, Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics in Charleston, SC, March 7, 1996.
Co-author with Bonnie Mani and carl McCurley, "Racial Attitudes in Eastern North Carolina: Challenges in Developing a Media Campaign to Ameliorate Racial Friction," Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, April 1996.
Author, "The Rise and Decline of the North Carolina Democratic Party in the Twentieth Century: Omen for the Twenty-first Century?", North Carolina Political Science Association in Pembroke, NC, March 25, 1997.
Co-author with Bonnie Mani and Carl McCurley, "Changing Racial Attitudes in Eastern North Carolina: How, When, or Is it Possible?" Midwestern Political Science Association in Chicago, April 1997.
Author, "The South, the Sunbelt and American Political Trends in the Twentieth Century", Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, in Charleston, SC, March 6, 1998.
Author, "The Twentieth Century Rise of the North Carolina Republican
Party: A View of the Turn of the Century," North Carolina Political Science
Association, Buies Breek, NC, March 19, 1999.
University and Department Service
Chancellor's Advisory Council, 1971-1976.
University Judicial Review Board, 1973.
S.G.A. Committee on Reorganization of Judicial System, 1973.
First faculty member of Media Board, 1978-79.
University Committee on Teaching Effectiveness 1979-1984.
Graduate Executive Committee, 1978-1996.
Department Personnel Committee 1978 to present (chair of committee, 1988 and 1990-98)
Department Chair Search Committees in 1978-80 period, 1983-84 (Chair of Committee)
1988 and 1993 (Chair of Committee)
United Fund-Combined Campaign Coordinator for Political Science 1987-present
Frequent Service on Evaluation Committees
General College Advisor, 1972-76, 1986-89, 1994-present
Graduate Student Advisor, 1976-79.
Departmental Director of Library Development, 1979-present.
Honors Committee, 1992 to present.
University Teaching Grants Committee, 1994-95.
University Reconsideration Committee, 1997-present.
North Carolina Studies Committee, 1994-present. (College of Arts and Sciences)
Departmental Faculty Research and Development Committee (Chair of Committee,
External Activities (Selective Listing)
Frequent newspaper, radio, and television interviews on politics and government, 1980 to present.
State President, North Carolina Young Democrats, 1974-1975.
Steering Committee of North Carolina Democratic Executive Committee, 1973-1975.
North Carolina Legislative Commission on recycling and Letter control, 1974-1976.
Co-ordinator for bicentennial Youth Delegates, 1976.
Member of State Bar Committee on Lawyer Certification Standards and Continuing Legal Educator.
Editorial Board - Politics (mid 1970's)
Contributing Editor to Inside Politics (1988-90)
Higher Education Committee - Trinity United Methodist Church, Durham, NC, 1991-present. (Currently Chair of committee)
Administrative Council Trinity United Methodist Church, Durham, NC
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