Dr. Thomas Jamieson
- Public Administration, Assistant Professor
I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I received my PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California. Before starting at USC, I completed a BA (Hons) and an MA at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
I am interested in teaching a range of courses across the Emergency Management and Disaster Science curriculum at UNO, with a particular emphasis on the politics of disaster preparedness, response, and mitigation.I aim to foster learning through facilitating a fun, inclusive environment; through setting high expectations for students; and through providing opportunities for students to develop their skills.
I study how information and public opinion affect policymaking, especially during periods of crisis. In my research, I argue that these periods create extraordinary conditions to create change and pursue policies that would otherwise be all but impossible.
I currently serve as a member of the SPA Doctoral Program Committee, the SPA Diversity and Inclusion Workgroup, and the Emergency Management and Disaster Science Committee.
Awards and Honors
Distinguished Junior Scholar Award - 2017
Ph D, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Political Science and International Relations, International Security and Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, 2018
MA, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, Media Studies, 2013
BA, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, History, International Relations, and Media Studies, 2010
Jamieson, Thomas, Van Belle, Douglas. Resilience-Focused Journalism: The Motivations, Tactics, and Impact of the Los Angeles Times Coverage of Earthquake Risk, Environmental Communication.
Jamieson, Thomas, Weller, Nicholas. The Effects of Certain and Uncertain Incentives on Effort and Knowledge Accuracy, Journal of Experimental Political Science.
Jamieson, Thomas, Van Belle, Douglas. 2019. How Development Affects News Media Coverage of Earthquakes: Implications for Disaster Risk Reduction in Observing Communities, Sustainability.
Jamieson, Thomas. 2019. Using Amazon's Mechanical Turk for Experiments on Public Opinion About Public Policy, SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2.
Jamieson, Thomas, Van Belle, Douglas. 2018. Agenda setting, localisation and the third-person effect: an experimental study of when news content will directly influence public demands for policy change, Political Science, 58--91.