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Christina Hughes University of Houston Downtown

Christina Hughes, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston Downtown.  She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Houston, and her BA in History from at the University of Houston. She has over 20 years of teaching experience has and has taught over 20 different courses in political science.  In addition, she has also served as a research associate for the Hobby Center of Public Policy (2000-2006), working on two separate grants evaluating school programs with a combined value of $1.8 million. She also served as the principal investigator on an evaluation of Learning Signature for Cy Fair Community College and has served as Assistant Managing editor for two academic journal, Social Sciences Quarterly and Law and Society. While at UHD she has been instrumental in creating the Model UN and Model Arab League programs and assisting in the development of a certificate program in Diplomatic Simulation Studies.