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Office: E&T A525
Professor Kunioka is a native Californian and a CSULA alumnus (BA-Dual Major in Political Science and Economics, 1987). He earned his MA (1991) and PhD (1996) degrees in political science from the University of Rochester, which is located in western New York state. Prior to returning to Cal State L.A., he taught at Monroe Community College (Henrietta, NY), Brigham Young University (Provo, UT), the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and the Community College of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, NV). He lives in Rosemead with his wife, Caroline, and a ridiculously large number of cats.
Caroline is a graduate (MS) of the Winterthur-University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. She is a conservator in private practice with Preservation Professionals Alliance.
None of the cats have gone to college; they are hoping to get by strictly on their looks.
Professor Kunioka teaches in the field of public administration, including POLS 462, Public Policy (Formation), POLS 580, Advanced Quantitative Methods, and POLS 460: Foundations of Public Administration. He also teaches courses in environmental policy, bureaucratic behavior, and introductory American government.
Currently, Professor Kunioka is working on a number of different research projects, including several related to the U.S. government's decision to incarcerate persons of Japanese ancestry during WWII. He also has research interests concerning federal public lands policy, term limits, and the use of direct democracy tools.
PhD Political Science 2/15/96
MA Political Science 2/15/91
BA Dual Major in Political Science and Economics 6/87
Walk-in visitors are welcome, unless you are requesting a grad check. However, to avoid waiting, you may wish to schedule an appointment. For Fridays, an advanced appointment is required. The "official" schedule is the paper signup sheet, which is contained in an envelope outside my door. However, to request an appointment without coming to my office ahead of time, you may send an e-mail requesting a specific time. I'll let you know if the time is available by return e-mail.
If using e-mail, be sure to include a subject line that makes it clear what the purpose of the e-mail is. Because of the volume of spam, e-mails with ambiguous userids or subject lines are generally deleted without being viewed.
Grad checks require an advanced appointment. Include your CIN with your e-mail so that I can pull your records and review your requirements prior to the actual meeting. If you don't have an appointment, it is very likely that your grad check will not be completed on the day you arrive. This could delay your graduation.