Dr. James P. Nelson

Department of Political Science

Lamar University, USA

Associate Professor



2011 Ph.D., Department of Political Science, The Florida State University, USA

2006 M.S., Department of Political Science, The Florida State University, USA

2004 B.S., Political Science, Lamar University, USA

Publications (Selected)

  1. Davis, Terri and James P. Nelson. 2017. The Texas Constitution: The People, History, and Government of the Lone Star State. Beaumont: Lamar Literary Press.
  2. Nelson, J.P., Terri B. Davis, and Lacey Atkins. 2017. “Reporting and Reparations: News Coverage and the Decision to Compensate the Forcefully Sterilized in North Carolina.” Studies in Media and Communication 5, 1: 1-11.
  3. Sowers II, Thomas E., and James P. Nelson. 2016. “The Timing of Presidential Scandals: The Role of Economics, Divided Government and the Media.” Open Journal of Political Science 6: 83-94. doi: 10.4236/ojps.2016.61008.
  4. Nelson, James P. 2015. “Context and Congressional Elections: Assessing the Impact of Local Influences on Third Party Voting in U.S. House Elections.” American International Journal of Social Science 4(5): 1-10.
  5. Carsey, Thomas M., Robert A. Jackson, Melissa Stewart, and James P. Nelson. 2011. “Strategic Candidates, Campaign Dynamics, and Campaign Advertising in Gubernatorial Races.” State Politics & Policy Quarterly 11(3): 269-298.
  6. Carsey, Thomas M., and J.P. Nelson. 2008. “Political Parties in Florida.” In Government and Politics in Florida (Third Edition), edited by J. Edwin Benton. 102-127.