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Panelist Bio


Joshua Stockley, Ph.D.
ULM Associate Professor, Political Science

Dr. Joshua P. Stockley is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He received his B.A. in History and Political Science at Oklahoma Baptist University and his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. Prof. Stockley’s teaching and research cover American government, state and local politics, campaigns and elections, political parties, Congress, Presidency, Southern politics, culture and politics, public policy, and public administration. His works have appeared in the journals Race, Class, and Gender, Louisiana Progress, and Southern Political Report; as well as the edited volumes The Roads to Congress and Mediated Images of the South. Prof. Stockley has published several book reviews, presented numerous papers at professional conferences around the nation, and edited manuscripts for publishers and journals. He has worked on numerous grants at the local, state, and national level. Prof. Stockley writes a regular column for the (Monroe) News-Star and is quoted frequently by newspapers and television stations in Louisiana and across the nation. He regularly speaks (and enjoys speaking) to groups and at public forums around the state and nation about various topics in political science and public policy.

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     11/18 - An Eye on Admissions

What standards should be used for college admissions?
This fall, LSU instituted a “holistic admissions” process for incoming students which relies more on essays and recommendations than on College Board test scores and grade point averages. Proponents of the move say it’s a better way to identify strong students while opening up opportunities for families not financially able to afford prep classes for standardized exams. Opponents say the move will increase student attrition and could endanger LSU’s flagship status. Examine the new standards from several different perspectives.

Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “An Eye on Admissions” Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Alexandria; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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