Students of the Doctorate Program
Jennifer L. Dumas is a PhD student with a concentration in International Relations. Her research interests include civil and international conflict, particularly terrorism; the roles of norms and values in state-society relations; and forms of inequality, particularly gender inequality, that produce conflict. Jennifer received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and her M.A. in International Relations from the University of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Gina B. Holland is a Ph.D. student with a concentration in U.S. Politics. Her research interests include the affects of Hurricane Katrina in St. Bernard Parish and on law enforcement. She received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University in New Orleans and Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of New Orleans. Gina is a part-time student who is a full-time law-enforcement officer.
Ph.D graduates from the University of New Orleans work in a variety of academic and professional settings including colleges and universities, non-profits, survey research and policy institutes.
Jessica Markstrom is a Ph.D. student with a concentration in International Relations. Her research interests include conflict studies, mass political violence, and ethics and norms in the international community. She received a B.A. in government and speech with honors from McNeese State University in May 2008. In 2011, she received a J.D. from the Texas Tech University School of Law. She was an eight year competitor in speech and debate activities and was successful in state and national competitions. Jessica has taught for the Louisiana Governor’s Program for Gifted Children.
Michael Pickering is a Ph.D. candidate with concentrations in Comparative Politics and American Behavioral Politics. His teaching and research interests include democratic backsliding, media and politics, politics of developing areas, modern political systems, the structure and evolution of American government, and comparative government.
Tana R. H. Stevenson is a Ph.D. student concentrating in International Relations. Her research interests include human trafficking, immigration policies and the role of Nongovernmental Organizations and Intergovernmental Organizations in influencing government policymaking decisions. Tana received her Master of Public Administration degree from UNO in 2010, specializing in nonprofit leadership. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, a national multi-discipline academic honor society, and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science academic honor society. She currently teaches Introduction to American Government and serves as an officer in the Greater New Orleans Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.