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'Impeachment 1001:' – ULM Political Science hosting panel discussion Wednesday

Published Nov. 12, 2019

What is impeachment and what does it mean to the political landscape?

Faculty with the University of Louisiana Monroe Political Science program are presenting “Impeachment 1001: The Process, Ethics and Political Lessons from Impeachment Proceedings” to answer those questions and more.

“Impeachment 1001:” is free and open to the campus and community. The event begins at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in The Hangar on the second floor of the Student Union Building.

What: Impeachment 1001: A panel discussion

When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

Where: The Hangar, second floor, ULM Student Union Building

Info: Free and open to the public

The faculty panel will discuss the impeachment process in the United States, including the process for impeachment, ethical issues behind the process (including whistleblower laws), and examine the lessons learned from past presidential impeachment proceedings.

Political Science faculty panelists include Joshua Stockley, Ph.D., Jessica Schofield, Ph.D., Patrick C. Exmeyer, Ph.D., and Robert Noel, J.D.


Stockley is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the ULM Honors Program. He received his B.A. in Political Science and History from Oklahoma Baptist University and his Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma. 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 journal “Race, Class, and Gender” and edited volumes such as “The Roads to Congress,” “The 2012 Nomination and the Future of the Republican Party” and “Mediated Images of the South.”



Jessica Schofield, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, received her Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Missouri in 2017. She completed her undergraduate studies in Political Science and Global Studies at South Dakota State University. Schofield’s teaching and research interests focus broadly on topics in international relations and comparative politics with specific interest in international human rights, women’s rights, political violence and African politics.




Patrick C. Exmeyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, received his B.S. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Ball State University, M.P.A. from the University of Southern Indiana, and Doctorate in Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University. His research interests include whistleblowing in the public sector, public personnel management, organizational ethics, administrative law, and the characterization of administrators in popular culture and interactive media.




Robert S. Noel, II, J.D., earned his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from Loyola University of the South. Noel worked with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana Department of Corrections, U.S. Court of Appeals and other government agencies before opening his law practice in Monroe in 1990. Noel serves as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science, teaching courses in Constitutional Law. He is coach of the ULM Mock Trial team.