Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs (323) 343-3770


Taffany Lim

Project Coordinator, Pat Brown Institute; M.P.A., USC

Contact: (323) 343-3770

E-mail: taffany@bigfoot.com, tlim@cslanet.calstatela.edu

Lim has extensive background on law enforcement training with a focus in the areas of diversity and community policing. Twice a year, she coordinates a 40-hour course on community policing for law enforcement officers. Her other areas of interest include community governance and nonprofit management.


Ali Modarres

Associate Director, Pat Brown Institute; Professor of Geography; Ph.D., University of Arizona

Contact: (323) 343-3770

E-mail: amodarr@calstatela.edu

Dr. Modarres’ expertise is in urban geography, immigration, public policy, and ethnic community development in the U.S., as well as Geographical Information Systems (GIS). His most recent book, The Racial and Ethnic Structure of Los Angeles: A Geographic Guide, published by the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State L.A., uses 1990 and 1980 census data to portray changes in the demography and cultural landscape of L.A. County. (See also the Department of Geography and Urban Analysis)

Fluent in: Persian.


Jaime A. Regalado

Director, Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs; B.A., M.A., Cal State L.A.; Ph.D., UC Riverside

Contact: (323) 343-3770

E-mail: jregala@calstatela.edu

Dr. Regalado is executive director of Cal State L.A.’s Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs, a non-partisan center for applied public policy and community engagement focusing on a wide spectrum of policy and community issues. He was previously professor of political science at CSULA, with a specialty in urban politics and state and local politics. Dr. Regalado is a widely-recognized Los Angeles scholar, featured speaker and conference panelist frequently interviewed by mass and independent media for his views on a variety of issues, particularly as they affect and impact California and the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. He is considered expert in the areas of elections, election implications, and election campaigns; race relations and coalition building; voting rights and political representation; the politics of organized labor; and the political pulse of voters and various communities. His published works have appeared in nationally recognized journals as well as in books and monographs widely used in university classrooms and by community and professional organizations. Dr. Regalado is founding editor of California Politics & Policy and California Policy Issues Annual, annual policy journals of the Pat Brown Institute. He is a former associate editor of Urban Affairs Review, an internationally recognized journal, and a trustee of the Liberty Hill Foundation.