Faculty

Faculty Office Hours

  • pdfSpring 2018 Office Hours (forthcoming) 

The department recommends that students make appointments in advance to see faculty members during their office hours. You may phone, e-mail, or sign-up for appointments on the lists outside each faculty member's office.

Chair of the Department

Professor McLendon
Prof. Michael McLendon
Chair of the Department
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2284

Faculty (Full Time)

Emily Acevedo
Emily Acevedo
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2243

Ph.D. -- Claremont Graduate University, 2008

Interests

  • Latin American Politics
  • Comparative and World Politics
  • Terrorism and U.S. Counterterrorism
  • Social Movements and Revolutionary Movements

University Web Page

Information on the CSULA Model United Nations Program

Martin Adamian
Martin Adamian
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2243

Ph.D. -- Colorado State University, 2006
J.D. -- Wayne State University Law School, 1996

Interests

  • Public law
  • Global environmental politics
  • Civil rights and civil liberties
  • International law and jurisprudence

University Web Page

Gar Culbert
Gar Culbert
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2241

Ph.D. -- University of Virginia, 2010
M.A. -- Brandeis University, 2001

Interests

  • Political Behavior
  • Presidential Nominations and Elections
  • American Political Institutions and Development
  • Research Methods
  • Political Theory

University Web Page

Taylor Dark
Taylor Dark III
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2247

Ph.D. -- University of California, Berkeley, 1993
M.Sc. -- London School of Economics, 1984

Interests

  • Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • Congress and the Presidency
  • European Politics
  • Labor Policy

University Web Page
Personal Web Page
 

Jessica DeShazo
Jessica DeShazo
Assistant Professor; Graduate Advisor, Master of Public Administration Program;
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2245

Ph.D. -- Northern Arizona University, 2014

Interests

  • Public Administration
  • Public Budgeting
  • Environmental Policy and Politics/Natural Resource Management
  • Cultural Policy and Administration

University Web Page

Chongmyoung Lee
Chongmyoung Lee
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2245

Ph.D, Public Administration -- North Carolina State University, 2014
MPA, Public Administration -- Texas A&M University at College Station

Interests

  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Performance Measurement and Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Intersectoral Collaboration

University Web Page

Timothy Lim
Timothy C. Lim
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2242

Ph.D. -- University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1996
M.A. -- Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, 1987

Interests

  • Transnational Migration
  • Human Trafficking and Smuggling
  • Comparative Politics and Development
  • Comparative and International Political Economy
  • International Relations and U.S. Foreign Policy
  • East Asian Politics/Korean Politics

University Web Page

Michael McLendon
Michael McLendon
Professor and Chair of the Department
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2284

Ph.D. -- University of Texas, Austin, 2001
M.A. -- Columbia University, 1993

Interests

  • Ancient Political Thought
  • Modern Political Thought
  • American Political Thought
  • Critical Theory
  • Postmodernism 

University Web Page

Marla Parker
Marla Parker
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2248

Ph.D. -- University of Illinois, Chicago

Interests

  • Public Administration and Management; Public Sector Leadership
  • Diversity, Social Equity and Social Justice
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Policy
  • Social Networks and Capital

University Web Page

Ellen Shiau
Ellen Shiau
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-5826

Ph.D. -- University of Southern California, 2012

Interests

  • Urban Politics and Policy
  • Civic Engagement
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • GIS Methods and Analysis

University Web Page 

Raphael Sonenshein
Raphael Sonenshein
Executive Director, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs; Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-3770

Ph.D. -- Yale University, 1984

Interests

  • Urban Politics
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Public Administration

Note: Dr. Sonenshein is currently serving full-time as Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs on the CSULA campus.

Pat Brown Institute Web Page

Lecturers (Part TIme)

Gerald Bonetto
Gerald Bonetto

Ph.D. -- Claremont Graduate University
VP Government Affairs, Printing Industries of California

Interests

  • Public policy 
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • State and local government
  • California government
  • Economic development

University Web Page 

William Bruce

MSPA -- CSULA
Budget Director, Department of Community Development, City of Los Angeles

Interests

  • Budgeting and Financial Management

University Web Page 

Jeremy Busacca
Jeremy Busacca Phone/Ext:
323-343-2243

Ph.D. -- Claremont Graduate University 

 

Roger Fernandez
Barry Gordon
Barry Gordon

J.D. -- Loyola Law School, 1991
Former President of Screen Actors Guild (1988-1995)

Interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • American Politics
  • Media

University Web Page

Richard Groper Phone/Ext:
323-343-2683

Ph.D. -- University of Southern California

Interests

  • American politics
  • Communication studies

University Web Page

Jeanette Harvie
Jeanette Harvie Phone/Ext:
323-343-2237

Ph.D., Political Science -- University of California, Santa Barbara

Interests

  • Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
  • Public Policy
  • Asian American Political Participation 

University Web Page

Stewart Johnson Phone/Ext:
323-343-2683

Ph.D. -- Claremont Graduate School)

Interests

  • American politics

University Web Page 

Thomas E. Lynch Phone/Ext:
323-343-2683

MPA -- CSU East Bay
Assistant City Manager, City of Norwalk

Interests

  • Community Development

University Web Page 

McMeekin
Cynthia McMeekin Phone/Ext:
323-343-2683

Ph.D. -- University of Georgia, 2013

Interests

  • International Organizations
  • Civil War
  • Human Rights

University Web Page 

Lisa Piergallini
Atsuko Sato Phone/Ext:
323-343-2242

Ph.D. -- University of Hawaii

Interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • Quantitative Methods 

University Web Page

Recipient of the CSULA 2011 Outstanding Lecturer Award.

Donna Schuele
Donna Schuele

J.D. -- Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley
Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy -- UC Berkeley

Interests

  • American constitutional and legal history
  • Gender law
  • Politics and history
  • Latinos and the law
  • California law

Web Page

 

John Treantafelles Phone/Ext:
323-343-2683

Ph.D. -- University of Chicago

Interests

  • Political Philosophy (Classical and Modern)
  • American Politics (Public Opinion and Public Policy)

Web Page

James Vanderbilt
James Vanderbilt Phone/Ext:
323-343-2237

Master of Public Administration with emphasis in Public Finance -- California State University, Fullerton
Current Member, Anaheim City Council

Web Page

Edith Williams

MSPA -- CSULA
Contracts Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Interests

  • Contracting and Service Delivery
Kim Williams
Kim Williams

Ed.D., Education Leadership -- University of California, Davis, 2002

Interests

  • Public Administration
  • Organization Theory and Human Behavior 
  • Ethics in Public Administration
  • Nonprofit Governance and Strategy
  • Organizational Leadership 

Web Page 

Aldo Yanez-Ruiz

Retired Faculty

Greg Andranovich
Greg Andranovich
Emeritus

Ph.D. -- University of California, Riverside, 1984
M.A. -- George Mason University (Economics), 1980

Interests

  • Public Policy
  • Urban Politics
  • Public Administration
  • Quantitative methods
Ted Anagnoson
J. Theodore Anagnoson
Emeritus

Dr. Anagnoson is currently teaching part-time in the UC Santa Barbara Political Science Department. 

Scott Bowman
Scott Bowman
Professor
Phone/Ext:
2000

Ph.D. -- University of California, Los Angeles, 1989

Interests

  • Public Law
  • Legal Theory
  • American Political Thought
  • Political Study of Business Enterprise

Note: Dr. Bowman is currently teaching in the department.

Donald Bray
Emeritus
Naomi Caiden
Naomi Caiden
Emerita
Siegrun Fox Freyss
Siegrun Fox Freyss
Emerita

Ph.D.  -  Claremont Graduate University, 1978

Interests

  • Urban Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Research Methods
Nadine Koch
Nadine Koch
Emerita

Ph.D. -- Ohio State University, 1985

Interests

  • Political Behavior
  • Public Opinion
  • Mass Media
  • Political Socialization
  • Quantitative Methods

Web Page

Note: Dr. Koch will be teaching in the department during the 2017/18 academic year. 

Stephen K. Ma
Jaime Regalado
Jaime Regalado
Emeritus

Dr. Regalado is the former Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs on the CSULA campus.

Michael Siler
Michael Siler
Emeritus
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2246

Ph.D. -- University of Southern California, 1992

Interests

  • International Relations
  • Security Studies
  • Public Administration

University Web Page 

Note: Dr. Siler will be teaching in the department during the 2017/18 academic year. 

Kenneth Wagner
Emeritus

Department History

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CSULA POLS Faculty Members, 1949 - Present
Courtesy of Ted Anagnoson and Greg Andranovich