David F Prindle
David Prindle specializes in the areas of voting and parties, energy policy, the presidency, and the politics of the entertainment media. His first book, "Petroleum Politics and the Texas Railroad Commission" (1981) won the V.O. Key, Jr. Award, given by the Southern Political Science Association to the best book on Southern politics. Among his others books are "The Politics of Glamour: Ideology and Democracy in the Screen Actors Guild" (1988), "Risky Business: The Political Economy of Hollywood" (1993), "Paradox of Democratic Capitalism," and "Stephen Jay Gould and the Politics of Evolution."
In 1982, he received the Allen Shivers Award as the best teacher in the Department of Government, and in 1994 the Harry Ransom Award for Teaching Excellence as the best teacher in the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Prindle won the the Eyes of Texas Teaching Award in 1998.