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 a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California in 2018. Before 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.
Ph D, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Political Science and International Relations, 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, Cortés Rivera, Juve J. Our Issue or their Issue? Media Coverage and Framing of the Zika Virus Epidemic, Disasters.
Jamieson, Thomas, Van Belle, Douglas. Resilience-Focused Journalism: The Motivations, Tactics, and Impact of the Los Angeles Times Coverage of Earthquake Risk, Environmental Communication.
Van Belle, Douglas, Jamieson, Thomas. 2020. Imperial Pandemicide, Social Science Quarterly, 101, 5, 1995-2000.
Jamieson, Thomas, Weller, Nicholas. 2020. The Effects of Certain and Uncertain Incentives on Effort and Knowledge Accuracy, Journal of Experimental Political Science, 7, 3, 218-231.
Jamieson, Thomas. 2020. “Go Hard, Go Early”: Preliminary Lessons From New Zealand’s Response to COVID-19, The American Review of Public Administration, 50, 6-7, 598-605.