Pearson Cross, Ph.D. ULL Political Science Department
Pearson Cross teaches in the Political Science Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His principal areas of teaching are State and Local politics, Southern and Louisiana politics. He is a frequent political commentator on national, state, and local media. Dr. Cross received his B.A., from San Francisco State University in 1985 and his Ph.D. from Brandeis University in Massachusetts in 1997. He is currently working on a book on the Jindal administration and education reform. Recent and forthcoming publications include articles on white supremacy, southern politics, redistricting, elections and the Louisiana court system. Dr. Cross's first avocation is jazz piano; his second is southern cooking. He is married to Lisa Orten Cross and has a son (Elias), and a daughter, (Lucy).
Is Louisiana a Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?
For decades Louisiana has proclaimed itself as the “Sportsman’s Paradise.” But for today’s hunters, changes to Louisiana’s landscape have caused a decline in the quality of the state’s deer habitat and smaller game. For coastal fishermen, private property rights often unduly restrict access to waters that are considered public in any other state.