MA, Baylor University 1993
Mary Jo's interest focuses on Legislative Complexity, Campaign Finance Reform, and Economic Development.
Current Research: Mary Jo's current research focuses on Plain Language and Campaign Finance Reform
- American Government & Politics
- Policy Process
- International Relations
- Latin American Politics
- Republican Presidential Elector 2012
- Graduate Teaching Fellow 2011
- Faculty Advisor, UNCC GOP
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee, 2010
- EA Morris Fellow 2009
- SPSA 2012
1. What are your best memories about being a graduate student in the PPOL graduate program? I'm not really sure, but I guess the best part was meeting and working through the program with some very exceptional people. I did really like the policy process class with Dr. Avellaneda.
2. What are the top 3 things you took away from the PPOL program? I appreciate that I now have the skills with which I can properly evaluate various policies from different angles i.e. political, economic, and qualitative.
3. What advice would you give new students about how to succeed in graduate school? Learn some math ahead of time, do all the readings plus some.
4. Any suggestions or tips for job search and preparing for going on the job market? Not really yet.