Ms. Jermesha Haywood (MPPA) gave a presentation (title: An assessment of ruling political party's role for community development in the Mississippi Delta region) for the annual conference of Mississippi Political Science Association, held at Jackson State University, Feb. 13-14, 2015.
With professor Jae-Young Ko, she has been analyzing the impacts of the ruling political party's (governor's) regional develpment plans for the region for the period of the 1970s to the present. Their preliminary results showed that the policy impacts have been limited, as shown in ever-declining population of two counties in the region, and concluded that new plan, which is locality-centered, and environmental sustainable, should be considered.
Since joining the MPPA program at JSU, her academic performance has been outstanding. She has been recipients of 1st place, 3rd place, and 2nd place for the semi-annual JSU Public Policy Student Symposium in Fall 2013, Spring 2014, and Fall 2014, respectively. She gave a presentation for the Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA; title: Social media's impacts on local non-profit organizatonal management) in September 17-20, 2014.
Further, her paper worked with professor Jae-Young Ko on conflict management among stakeholders for coastal management is now under review for a peer reviwed journal.