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

Jennifer S. Holmes. Coca, Human Rights, and Violence: U.S. Foreign Policy toward Colombia Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade 3rd edition. Edited by Ralph Carter. Washington D.C.: CQ Press, 2007. 2007 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes, Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres, and Kevin Curtin. A Subnational Study of Insurgency: FARC Violence in the 1990's Studies in Conflict and Terrorism Volume 30, No. 3 (March 2007): 249-265. 2007 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes, Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres, and L. Douglas Kiel. Reforming Public Administration: Applying the Balanced Scorecard Approach to Government Agencies in Developed and Developing Countries International Journal of Public Administration Volume 29, No. 12 (2006): 1125-1145. 2006 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres. The Democratic Development Scorecard: A Balanced Method for Assessing National Development in Democracies International Journal of Social Economics Volume 33 Issue 1 / 2 (2006): 54-76. 2006 - Publication
Terrorism and Democratic Stability. Jennifer S. Holmes. Perspectives on Democratization series. Manchester, England: Manchester University Press, 241 pages, 2001. ISBN 0-7190-5959-3. Reprinted as Perspectives on Democratic Practice series. Transaction Publishers, 254 pages, 2006. ISBN: 1-4128-0566-X 2006 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres. Dollarization, Corruption and Democracy Institutions, Globalisation and Empowerment. Edited by Kartik C. Roy, Jrn E. Sideras. Cheltenham, England and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishers. 2006. 2006 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres. The Illegal Drug Industry and the Economy in Colombia: A Department Level Analysis Bulletin of Latin American Research Vol. 25, No. 1. (2006): 104-118. 2006 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes, Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres, and Kevin Curtin. Drugs, Violence and Development in Colombia: A Department Level Analysis Latin American Politics and Society Volume 48, No 3 (2006): 157-184. 2006 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes, Drugs, Terrorism, and Congressional Politics: The Colombian Challenge Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade 2nd edition. Edited by Ralph Carter. Washington D.C.: CQ Press, 2004. 2004 - Publication
Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Gutirrez de Pieres. Sources of Fujimori's Popularity: Neoliberal Reform or Ending Terrorism? Terrorism & Political Violence Vol. 14 No. 4. (Winter 2003): 93-112. 2003 - 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

For up to date information
Please go to my website: utdallas.edu/~jholmes
Miscellaneous
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 Peru and Colombia

Honors and Awards
  •  2011 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas System (This award is the Board of Regents' highest honor for faculty in the UT system of nine universities)
  •  2010 Special Faculty Development Assignment, University of Texas at Dallas
  •  2006 Finalist, Chancellor’s Teaching Award, University of Texas at Dallas
  •  2005 Special Faculty Development Assignment, University of Texas at Dallas (declined)

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.