Victoria A. Farrar-Myers, PhD '97
Distinguished Alumni Award
in Political Science
Professor of Political Science
and Distinguished Teaching Professor
University of Texas at Arlington
Victoria A. Farrar-Myers, PhD is a full professor of political science and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. She specializes in the American presidency, presidential-congressional relations, separation of powers, and campaign finance. Dr. Farrar-Myers is the author of numerous publications including Scripted for Change: The Institutionalization of the American Presidency (Texas A&M Press). She is co-author of Legislative Labyrinth: Congress and Campaign Finance Reform (CQ Press) and Limits and Loopholes: The Quest for Money, Free Speech and Fair Elections (CQ Press); and co-editor of Corruption and American Politics (Cambria Press). During 1997-98, she served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow. From 2005-07, Dr. Farrar-Myers served as the coordinator for developing UT Arlington's Quality Enhancement Plan, a campus-wide initiative designed to enhance student learning at the University. She was the recipient of the 2001 University of Texas at Arlington's Chancellor's Council Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2005 Arlington Star-Telegram Service Learning Award and the 2007 Honors College Faculty Award. In 2011, she was inducted into UT Arlington's Academy of Distinguished Teachers.