Jennifer Holmes

UT System Regents' Outstanding Teacher
Dean, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Professor of Political Science, Public Policy and Political Economy
Tags: Political Science Public Policy Political Economy

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Political Science
University of Minnesota - 1998
A.B. - Political Science
University of Chicago - 1993

Research Areas

Research Interests
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.

Publications

Linda Camp Keith and Jennifer S. Holmes. A Rare Examination of Typically Unobservable Factors in U.S. Asylum Journal of Refugee Studies Volume 22 (June 2009): 224-241. 2009 - Publication
Euel Elliott, Karl Ho and Jennifer S. Holmes. Political Science Computing: A Review of Trends in Computer Evolution and Political Science Research. Journal of Information Technology & Politics Volume 6, Number 2 (Summer 2009): 166-175. 2009 - Publication
Latin American Democracy: Emerging Reality or Endangered Species? Edited by Richard Millett, Jennifer Holmes and Orlando Perez, Routledge, 2008. 2008 - Publication
Terrorism and Democratic Stability Revisited. Jennifer S. Holmes. Manchester University Press, 2008. 2008 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes. Democratic Consolidation in Latin America in Latin American Democracy: Emerging Reality or Endangered Species? Edited by Richard Millett, Jennifer Holmes and Orlando Perez, Routledge, 2008. 2008 - Publication
Guns, Drugs and Development. (with Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres, and Kevin Curtin) University of Texas Press, 2008. 2008 - Publication
Orlando Prez and Jennifer S. Holmes. Conclusion in Latin American Democracy: Emerging Reality or Endangered Species? Edited by Richard Millett, Jennifer Holmes and Orlando Perez, Routledge, 2008. 2008 - Publication
New Approaches to Comparative Politics: Insights from Political Theory. Edited by Jennifer S. Holmes. Global Encounter Series. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 168 pages, 2003. Reprinted in 2008 ISBN 0739129082 / 9780739129081 2008 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Guterrez de Pieres. Poverty, Participation, Inequality, and Democracy in Latin America: The Importance of Regional and Sub-National Views The Politics of Development: poverty, inequality and democratic governance in developing societies. ed. by Roberto Espndola and Ronaldo Munck. Routledge, accepted 2007, forthcoming. 2007 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes. Developing and Implementing Counterterrorism Policy in a Liberal Democracy in Countering Terrorism in the 21st Century. Edited by James JF Forest. Praeger Security International 2007. 2007 - Publication

Appointments

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]

Projects

Please go to my website: utdallas.edu/~jholmes
1998/09–2018/09

Additional Information

Public Speaking and Media Interviews
  •  Interview with Juan Pablo Crespo of Diario Panorama (Venezuela) about President Obama, September 17, 2009. "Los ataques a Obama se deben al racismo."  
  •  Interview with Juan Pablo Crespo of Diario Panorama (Venezuela) about President Obama's inauguration and challenge, January 20, 2009, "El mundo escuchara hoy atento a Obama."
  •  Interview with Juan Pablo Crespo of Diario Panorama (Venezuela) about President Bush, November 2, 2008, "El 'Huracan' Bush arrasó a EE UU."
  •  Interview with Juan Pablo Crespo of Diario Panorama (Venezuela) about President Bush, October 6, 2008, "Obama está más cerca."
  •  Interview with Matt Apuzzo of the Associated Press about Simon Trinidad's trial March 3, 2008.
  •  Interview with Bennett Cunningham of CBS news about airport security, November 5, 2007.
  •  Interview with Panamá America about Colombian violence and its effect on Panamá. November 2006.
  •  Interview with Epaminondas Dimitriadis of Adesmeytos Typos (Athens Greece) about European intelligence integration, July 8, 2005.
  •  Interviewed for "Few colleges offer specialized terrorism courses, a recent study finds" Central Florida Future By Marshall Spence Monday, March 3, 2003.
  •  Interview with Gabriel Lerner of La Opinion (Los Angeles) about the possible emergence of guerrilla warfare in Iraq, April 8, 2003.
  •  Television interview on NBC5i about impending war with Iraq, March 19, 2003.
  •  Television commentary on Texas Cable News about President George W. Bush's speech March 17, 2003.
  •  Radio interview with Matt McClearin on the "Trip Home" on 1370am/ KJCE Austin about terrorism, January 23, 2003.
  •  Television interview on NBC5i about weapons inspectors and possible war with Iraq, January 16, 2003.
  •  Television interview on NBC5i about the assassinations in Yemen, January 2, 2003.
  •  Television interview on NBC5i about developments in the Persian Gulf, December 19, 2002.
  •  Television interview on NBC5i about developments in the Persian Gulf, December 12, 2002.
  •  Television interview with Univision about human rights day and the current situation in Guatemala, December 10th, 2002.
  •  Speaker at a rally at UTD about war with Iraq, November 20, 2002.
  •  Television interview about war with Iraq with Jeff Eliasope, NBC5i November 14, 2002
  •  Television interview with Erick Iglesias of Telemundo (Ch. 39) about the possibility of war with Iraq and its consequences on the war on terrorism, October 11, 2002.
  •  Television interview about new terrorist threats with Brenda Teele-Jackson, NBC5i September 13, 2002.
  •  Television interview about security issues of terrorism with Brenda Teele-Jackson, NBC5i September 10, 2002.
  •  Television interview about civil liberties and terrorism with Jeff Eliasope, NBC5i September 9, 2002.
  •  Television interview about an assessment of the war on terror with Jeff Eliasope, NBC5i September 6, 2002.
  •  Interview with Richard Ryan of the Detroit News August 22, 2002.
  •  Interview with Bruce Alpert of the New Orleans Times Picayune  in "Terror Information System Facing Copious Criticism," July 24, 2002.
  •  Television interview about terrorism on KERA's "On the Record", May 10, 2002.
  •  Interview with Peter Dizikes of ABC.com, in "Ghosts of Terrorists Past Cold-War Relics Back from the Dead? Old Terror Groups Show Signs of Life, April 26, 2002.
  •  "Terror and Turmoil in Colombia:  Roundtable on Terrorism with Jennifer S. Holmes, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations for the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, April 24, 2002.
  •  Keynote speaker at the Richardson Kiwani's club, April 22, 2001.
  •  Featured speaker at the Midcities Amnesty International club on gender and globalization, April 6, 2002.
  •  Keynote speaker at the Coppell, Irving & NW suburbs Amnesty International club meeting on Colombia, March 21, 2002.
  •  Interview with Samar Farah of Christian Science Monitor  February 25, 2002.
  •  Interview with Mark Oliva of Stars & Stripes  February 18, 2002.
  •  Invited participant in a roundtable discussion on terrorism for the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations & the Council on Foreign Relations, January 16, 2002.
  •  Television interview about terrorism on NBC5 Today with Kevin Cokely, December 24, 2001.
  •  Television interview about terrorism on NBC5 Today with Brenda Teele-Jackson, December 18, 2001.
  •  Interview with Elaine Sciolino of the New York Times, December 6, 2001.
  •  Interview with Brian Connolly of the Columbia Missourian, November 27, 2001.
  •  Television interview about terrorism on NBC5 Today with Brenda Teele-Jackson, November 27, 2001.
  •  Television interview about terrorism on NBC5 Today with Michael Scott, November 19, 2001. (5:00AM and 6:00AM shows.)
  •  Television interview about terrorism on NBC5 Today with Brenda Teele-Jackson, November 13, 2001.
  •  Invited participant in a roundtable discussion, "The Challenge of Countering Global Terrorism" sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, November 12, 2001.
  •  Featured guest on the McCuistion television show "When Technology, Evil and Incompetence Collide," taped November 12, 2001.
  •  Interview with Nicole Brochu of the Sun Sentinel (Florida) about the source of anthrax attacks, November 7, 2001.  
  •  Television interview about terrorism on NBC5 Today with Michael Scott, November 2, 2001.
  •  Interview with the Peoria Times Observer (Illinois) about domestic terrorist groups, October 30, 2001.
  •  Interview with Guillemette Faure of La Croix of France, October 29, 2001.
  •  Television interview about terrorism on NBC5 Today with Brenda Teele-Jackson and Michael Scott, October 22, 2001. (5:00 AM and 6:00AM shows.)
  •  Television interview about terrorism on NBC5 Today with Brenda Teele-Jackson and Michael Scott, October 9, 2001. (5:00 AM and 6:00AM shows.)
  •  Interview with Jim Karpen of Fast Times, a publication about contemporary world affairs for high school students distributed to over 8,000 schools with over 1.2 million readers, October 8, 2001.
  •  Keynote speaker about "Terrorism Today" at the Richardson Rotary Club on October 8, 2001.
  •  Participant on a roundtable discussion on terrorism for the University of Texas at Dallas, October 3, 2001.
  •  Interview with Channel 23 – Univisión, October 3, 2001
  •  Invited speaker in a panel discussion on terrorism for the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, October 1, 2001.
  •  Television interview about terrorism on KERA's "On the Record" September 28, 2001.
  •  Radio interview about terrorism on KERA's "All Things Considered" September 28, 2001.
  •  Television interview about terrorism on NBC5 Today with Brenda Teele-Jackson and Michael Scott, September 12, 2001.
  •  Radio interview about terrorism with Krys Villaseñor on the "Evening Talk Show" September 11, 2001.
  •  Keynote speaker for the Greater Dallas Pachyderm Club on 11 May 1999.
  •  Organized and participated in a presentation on the 1998 U.S. elections to the Russian Electoral Commission, November 4, 1998.
  •  Television interview with Esmerlda Medellin of Channel 23 - Univisión, November 12, 1998 about the possibility of war with Iraq.  
Professional, Administrative, and Academic Grants and Honors
  •  2016    National Science Foundation "Modernizing Political Event Data for Big Data Social Science Research," PI: Patrick T. Brandt, Co-PIs: Vincent Ng, Latifur R. Khan, Jennifer S. Holmes. $1,497,358 (9/1/2015-8/31/2018)
  •  2016   National Science Foundation “Lessons from Five Decades of Attacks against Critical Infrastructures” PI: Alvaro Cardenas, Co-PI: Jennifer S. Holmes “Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP) Type 1: Collaborative” $401,049.72 (1/1/2016-12/31/18)
  •  2015 CUSLAI travel grant, Colombia $7,500
  •  2015    EPPS Advisory Board Grant, $5,000
  •  2013    CUSLAI travel grant, Peru, $3,500
  •  2005    Summer Workshop on Teaching About Terrorism, College of William and Mary  (a competitive and externally funded workshop)
  •  2004    Young Leadership Conference, Atlantik-Bruecke, Neuhardenberg, Germany
  •  2003     Kauffman Collegiate Entrepreneurship Network Grant
  •  2002    Webct Class Development Grant, University of Texas at Dallas
  •  2002    FIPSE Summer Course Development Grant, University of Texas at Dallas
  •  2001    FIPSE Summer Course Development Grant, University of Texas at Dallas
  •  1999    Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice Grant to attend the Quantitative Analysis of Crime and Criminal Justice four week workshop at the Inter-University Consortium on Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
  •  1997    Doctoral Dissertation Special Grant, University of Minnesota
  •  1997    Vernie Wolfsberg Fellowship, University of Minnesota
  •  1996    Vernie Wolfsberg Fellowship, University of Minnesota
  •  1994    Vernie Wolfsberg Fellowship, University of Minnesota
  •  1993    General and Departmental Honors, University of Chicago
  •  1990    Calderwood Scholarship, University of Chicago

News Articles

University Selects Longtime Professor as New Dean of EPPS
Dr. Jennifer S. Holmes, who began her academic career at The University of Texas at Dallas 21 years ago, has been named dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS).

“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.”
New Hires Expand EPPS’ Focus on Human Rights, Macroeconomics
Two new tenure-track faculty members joined the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) at The University of Texas at Dallas this year with expertise in macroeconomics and global trends of political repression.

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.