The Department has two advisers for undergraduate students, Mrs. Mary Tucker (advising students with last names N-Z) and Mrs. Tessica Dooley (advising students with last names A-M). Students may email their advisers individually to set up appointments.
Mary Honoré Tucker holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from the H. Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University, a Master's in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas, and a Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University.
Mrs Tucker's law practice experience includes a federal clerkship in the chambers of Chief Judge Ralph E. Tyson in the Middle District of Louisiana and work in both a boutique civil litigation firm in New Orleans and a large general practice firm in Baton Rouge. Her higher education experience includes serving as the Associate Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at LSU in Baton Rouge, and Advisor/Assistant Director for Pre Law Advising in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. An active NACADA member, Mrs. Tucker currently serves as the Chair of Pre Law Advising. She has completed the Emerging Leaders Fellowship (2014-2016) through NACADA, which is a competitive international award given to 10 advisors annually.
Mrs. Tucker has developed and taught classes in the areas of Legal Thought, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Constitutional Law, Capital Punishment, and Courts in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Mrs. Tucker serves multiple roles in the Department, including advising the undergraduate student population, teaching courses, directing the Honors program, serving on the Scholarship Committee, coordinating the internship program, serving as the coordinator of the online undergraduate program, and serving as a member of the curriculum committee.
Mrs. Tess Dooley joins the Criminology Criminal Justice department as an Instructor and Undergraduate Coordinator, advising undergraduate students majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Mrs. Dooley holds a B.A. in Psychology (minor in Sociology) from the University of Central Arkansas and a J.D. from the William H. Bowen School of Law. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Arkansas, since 2006. Mrs. Dooley most recently served as a Visiting Instructor in the Legal Studies department and the Interim Pre-Law Center Director at the University of Illinois at Springfield, as well as an online instructor for the Master's program for Community and Economic Development at the University of Central Arkansas.
Prior to transitioning to full-time teaching, Mrs. Dooley was a practicing attorney in both private firm and corporate settings, focusing in the areas of family law, employees' benefits and civil litigation. She also maintains a research interest in U.S. health care law and policy, specifically ERISA, the Affordable Care Act's impact on business and Medicaid expansion, recently coauthored an article, "To Expand or Not: Key Factors that Impact Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act" currently under review for journal publication, and is currently working on an article, "Employer Penalty Delay: By What Authority?" In addition to her professional experience, Mrs. Dooley has previously served in leadership roles in the Arkansas Bar Association, including a position on the Board of Governors and Executive Council for the Young Lawyers' Association, has been highly active in mentoring high school and college students interested in attending law school, and enjoys giving motivational speeches for various organizations and institutions regarding the experiences of being a successful first generation minority student.
Mrs. Dooley's teaching experience includes Introduction to the American Legal System, Constitutional Law, Health Care Law, Poverty Law and Justice, Juvenile Law, and Legal Research and Citation. She will be teaching CJUS 1100 in the Fall 2017 semester.
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