Dean, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
UT System Regents' Outstanding Teacher
Jennifer S. Holmes has been on UTD’s faculty since 1998, when she began her career here as a visiting assistant professor. She was promoted through the ranks and was program head of two EPPS units before becoming interim dean and dean.
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Ph.D. - Political Science University of Minnesota - 1998
A.B. - Political Science University of Chicago - 1993
My major areas of research are political violence, terrorism, and political development with an emphasis on Latin America, especially Colombia and Peru. In addition to numerous journal articles, I am the author or editor of seven books, including Guns, Drugs and Development in Colombia (University of Texas Press, 2008), Terrorism and Democratic Stability Revisited (Manchester University Press, 2008), Latin American Democracy: Emerging Reality or Endangered Species? (Routledge, 2008, 2015), and Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). My ongoing research is focused on four areas: the landscape ecology of conflict and post-conflict, the protection of critical infrastructures, urban quality of life, and the creation of real time event data on political and social events in Latin America.
Please see my homepage for current publications and grant activity. This site is not up to date. - Publication
Immigration Judges and U.S. Asylum Policy. Banks Miller, Linda Keith, and Jennifer S. Holmes. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 2015 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes, Sendero Luminoso after Fujimori: A sub-national analysis The Latin Americanist, Volume 59 Number 2 (2015): 29-50. 2015 - Publication
Linda Keith, Banks Miller, and Jennifer S. Holmes. “How Draconian Are the Changes to U.S. Asylum Law? A Monthly Time Series Analysis (1990-2010)” Human Rights Quarterly, Volume 37 (2015): 153-187 2015 - Publication
Latin American Democracy: Emerging Reality or Endangered Species? Revised second edition. Edited by Richard Millett, Jennifer Holmes and Orlando Perez, Routledge, 2015. 2015 - Publication
Banks Miller, Linda Keith, Jennifer S. Holmes. Leveling the Odds: The Effect of Quality Legal Representation in Cases of Asymmetrical Capability Law & Society Review, Volume 49 Issue 1 (2015): 209-239. 2015 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres. "Medellns Biblioteca Espaa: Progress in Unlikely Places" Stability: International Journal of Security and Development, 3(1)2 (January 2014): 1-13. 2014 - Publication
Banks Miller, Linda Keith, Jennifer S. Holmes. "Beyond Grant or Deny: A More Nuanced Ordering of U.S. Asylum Outcomes" Judicature, Volume 97, Issue 4 (2014): 172-78 2014 - Publication
Lloyd V. Berkner Professor
Professor University of Texas at Dallas [2014–Present]
Associate Professor University of Texas at Dallas [2006–2014]
Assistant Professor University of Texas at Dallas [2000–2006]
Visiting Assistant Professor University of Texas at Dallas [1998–1999]
Language: Spanish Overseas Study: Universidad de Sevilla, Spain: one academic year of study, Universidad Autonomo de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico: summer intensive language program. Fieldwork conducted in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Peru
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards 2018 Phi Kappa Phi, lifetime member 2011 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas System 2006 Finalist, Chancellor’s Teaching Award, University of Texas at Dallas 2004 Young Leader, Atlantik-Bruecke, Neuhardenberg, Germany
“I am excited and energized about the future of The University of Texas at Dallas in general, and the future of EPPS in particular,” Holmes said. “The future is arriving at lightning speed, and EPPS is broadening that discussion on a university level. It’s an honor to be asked to lead the school at this critical moment.”
Dr. Irina Panovska, associate professor of economics, is interested in business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy analysis, and jobless recoveries. Dr. Rebecca Cordell, assistant professor of political science, focuses on global conflict and human rights violations.
“International Exchange and Training for Human Rights Policy”
$34,034 - 100,000 in the Americas Innovation Fund Grant. [2023/05–2023/08]
“Sustaining modern infrastructure for political and social event data"
$588,032 - National Science Foundation [2019/10–2022/09]
“UTD SFS Renewal: Enriching Technical Program Offerings for SFS Scholarship Program at UTD”
$4,014,883 - National Science Foundation [2019/09–2024/08]