Dana Professor and Director,
Mock Trial and Public Service
|office: Johns Hall 111-G
hours: M, T: 2:30-3:30 & by appt.
phone: (864) 294-3608
fax: (864) 294-3513
Glen A. Halva-Neubauer is a specialist in state and local government and politics and US domestic policy. His research focuses on state-level abortion policy and policymaking as well as engaged learning pedagogy, especially as it relates to public affairs internships. At present, Dr. Halva-Neubauer’s research (with co-authors Sara Zeigler of Eastern Kentucky University and Mark Zientek of Furman University) centers on understanding the framing strategies employed by pro-life groups in public funding of abortion debates, especially the Affordable Care Act of 2010. He also is analyzing the significant increase in anti-abortion legislation introduced and passed in state legislatures following the 2010 elections. Finally, he is investigating how the undue burden standard (the current Supreme Court test for determining the constitutionality of abortion statues) is influencing the litigation strategy of pro-choice organizations. Halva-Neubauer developed the department’s local internship program, and his current engaged learning project focuses on the Wilkins Fellowships in the State Legislative Affairs, which takes 8-10 students to Columbia, SC, to serve as an interns in the state legislature or with groups closely associated with the General Assembly. In 1995, Professor Halva-Neubauer founded the University’s mock trial program, which he continues to coordinate. He is the president-elect of the American Mock Trial Association, the sanctioning organization for undergraduate mock trial. Active in local community affairs, Halva-Neubauer is a former chair of the Upstate Community Mediation Center Board and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina American Civil Liberties Union.
Halva-Neubauer teaches courses in American Government, Urban Politics, State Politics, Southern Politics, and Racial and Ethnic Politics.
Dr. Halva-Neubauer is the 1994 recipient of the Alester G. Furman, Jr. and Janie Earle Furman Award for Meritorious Advising, and the winner of the Association of Furman Students Faculty Member of the Year 1990, 1997, 1999, and 2003.