Political Science

Dr. Claude Louishomme

Dr. Claude Louishomme

Associate Professor
Founders Hall , 2244
(308) 865-8629
louishommeca@unk.edu

B.A., University of Missouri – St. Louis
Ph.D., University of Missouri – St. Louis
Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti, then St. Louis, Missouri
Joined UNK Faculty: 2001

Public Policy, Administration, State and Local Government 

People who study public policy and administration analyze how public policy is formulated, adopted and implemented at all levels of government.  Important questions driving inquiry in this subfield include:

  • What factors determine which conditions that exist in society are going to be addressed by government?
  • What factors shape the policy decisions made by elected and appointed officials?
  • What factors influence how those policies are implemented?

On working with undergraduate students:
“I enjoy seeing students become more self-assured as they solve problems, figure out issues that they’ve struggled with, and the sense of accomplishment after making an effective argument in class, writing an excellent essay, completing a research project, and/or making a good presentation." 

Favorite political quote:
“A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.” -- Bertrand de Jouvenel

  • Competing for Growth: The Exceptional Case of Gaming. 2003.  American Behavioral Scientist