I am a native Californian, born and raised in Boyle Heights. I joined the Political Science department at CSULA in the Fall of 2008 and am also affiliated with the Latin American Studies Program.
I teach a wide variety of courses in World Politics, Model United Nations, Foundation of Global Politics, International Poltiical Economy (undergraduate and graduate courses), Latin American Politics (undergraduate and graduate) and Central American & the Caribbean.
I am also the faculty adviser for the Model United Nations program at CSULA. Students who participate in this program will learn the structure, history and mission of the United Nations in POLS 420A. Additionally, students will learn how to prepare for the role of ambassador to the United Nations, as well as how to accurately represent the issues from the perspective of the country you will represent in POLS 420B. This program is open to all CSULA undergraduate students, irrespective of major.
Our Model UN program is very strong and since I started in Fall 2008, we have had the privilege of representing Cuba, Turkey, Spain, Belgium, El Salvador, and Colombia. Our student delegates have been recognized for their Outstanding Position Papers and their Outstanding Performance as delegates at the conference.
Ph.D. Political Science 2008
- Claremont Graduate University
M.A. International Political Economy 1999
- Claremont Graduate School
B.A. Political Science 1992
- University of California, Berkeley
|POLS 2500||World Politics||Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00am -10:50am||KH B4012||Fall 2016|
|POLS 3740||Foundation in Global Poiltics||Tuesday & Thursday 10:50am -12:05pm||KH D4047||Fall 2016|
|POLS/ECON 4260||International Political Economy||
Monday & Wednesday 12:15-1:30pm
|BIOS 247||Fall 2016|
|POLS 5260||Seminar: International Political Economy||Tuesdays, 6:00-8:45pm||ET A531||Fall 2016|
I will not be teaching any courses in Spring 2017 as I will be on sabbatical, but I will return in Fall 2017.