Political Science (323) 343-2230


J. Theodore Anagnoson
Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., University of Rochester, NY
Contact: (323) 343-2245
E-mail: tanagno@calstatela.edu or anag999@silcom.com

Dr. Anagnoson is an expert on the health politics and policy, health insurance, sex and politics in Washington D.C., campaign finance reform, and public sector applications of the Internet. He was a recipient of the Cal State L.A. 1990-91 Outstanding Professor Award, the Cal State L.A. 2004-2005 President’s Distinguished Professor Award, and has received four National Science Foundation grants.


Greg Andranovich
Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., UC Riverside
Contact: (323) 343-2235
E-mail: gandran@calstatela.edu

Dr. Andranovich’s research interests are in urban and regional policy making, and comparative public administration. He advises students in the public administration program. He teaches American government, urban politics, and public policy. He has worked for the U.S. General Accounting Office and COSMOS Corp. in Washington D.C., and has taught at several universities, most recently Washington State University, before coming to Cal State L.A. in 1993.


Scott Bowman
Associate Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-2248
E-mail: sbowman@calstatela.edu

Dr. Bowman’s areas of specialization include American constitutional law, political theory, corporate power, and American political development. He is currently doing a study about the post-9/11 U.S. Patriot Act. He was formerly a legal analyst and consultant for the Antitrust Division and Land Law Division for the Office of the Attorney General in California.


Donald Bray
Emeritus Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., Stanford University
Contact: (323) 343-2180
E-mail: dbray@calstatela.edu

Dr. Bray is a specialist in Latin America and has done research in all 20 countries of the region. He spent a year in Chile on a Fulbright scholarship and has studied Peru and its military government extensively.

Fluent in: Spanish.


Naomi Caiden
Professor of Political Science, M.S. Coordinator; Ph.D., USC
Contact: (323) 343-2237
E-mail: ncaiden@calstatela.edu

Dr. Caiden is an expert in public budgeting and public administration.


Taylor Dark
Assistant Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Contact: (323) 343-2247
E-mail: tdark@calstatela.edu

Dr. Dark is an expert on labor unions in national politics, including Congress, the presidency, party politics, and federal elections. He authored numerous articles on labor unions in American politics, and national electoral politics more generally (especially the Democratic party). He published The Unions and Democrats: An Enduring Alliance, with Cornell University Press, 2001.


Siegrun Fox Freyss
Professor of Political Science; Director, M.S. Program in Public Administration; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School
Contact: (323) 343-2238
E-mail: sfreyss@exchange.calstatela.edu

Dr. Freyss is an expert on public administration, especially human resource management, diversity management, labor relations, and management innovations. A second area of expertise deals with urban politics and governance. A third area of specialization covers the management of nonprofit organizations and third sector issues in general. She is active in the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) and also a consultant to the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). She is the editor of the book Human Resource Management in Local Government: An Essential Guide (1st edition), published by the ICMA in 1999, and a 2nd edition was published in 2004. Other research appeared in various academic journals and as book chapters.

Fluent in: German.


Nadine S. Koch
Associate Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., Ohio State University
Contact: (323) 343-2230
E-mail: nkoch@calstatela.edu

Dr. Koch specializes in public opinion, campaigns and elections, political socialization and politics and the media. She has conducted numerous public opinion polls and has studied the ways in which people use polling information in decision-making.


Todd Kunioka
Associate Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., University of Rochester
Contact: (323) 343-2241
E-mail: tkuniok@calstatela.edu

Dr. Kunioka is an expert on environmental policy, Federal land management policy, Japanese American exclusion, detention, and relocation (“internment”) during World War II, and American politics. He has published articles in the Public Administration Review, Journal of Socio-economics, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.


Timothy Lim
Associate Professor of Political Science; M.I.A., Columbia University, Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa
Contact: (323) 343-2242
E-mail: tclim@calstatela.edu

Dr. Lim is a specialist in East Asian political economy (specifically South Korea and Japan) and international migration/immigration in Asia. He teaches comparative politics, international relations, global politics, and U.S. foreign policy. Dr. Lim is on the editorial board of Korean Studies, the leading American journal specializing in Korean affairs, and is co-editor of E-ASPAC, the first electronic journal of Asian studies. He is also the associate director of the Center for Korean-American and Korean Studies at Cal State L.A., and former director and faculty advisor for the California History-Social Science Project. He has given presentations on American foreign policy, globalization, Asian politics, and international migration to a variety of audiences.


Stephen Ma
Professor of Political Science; Director, Institute for Executive Leadership; Ph.D., University of Alberta
Contact: (323) 343-2234
E-mail: sma@Calstatela.edu

Dr. Ma’s teaching and research fields include public administration (administrative ethics, comparative public administration, organization theory, organizational behavior), international relations, and comparative politics (Canadian politics, Chinese politics). He has authored/co-authored and edited/co-edited seven books in English or Chinese. His research articles have appeared in Pacific Affairs, Asian Survey, Journal of Contemporary China, Chinese Public Administration, Asian Journal of Political Science, International Journal of Public Administration, and Policy Studies Review. He has contributed to Handbook of Economic Development (1998), Administrative Reform and National Economic Development (2000), and Where Corruption Lives (2001). In addition, he has written numerous book reviews for Choice, a publication of the Association of Colleges and Research Libraries. He also wrote book reviews for China Review International and Perspectives on Political Science. He served as a referee for Global Corruption Report 2003 and Global Corruption Report 2004.

Fluent in: Chinese.


Michael McLendon
Assistant Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., University of Texas
Contact: (323) 343-2284
E-mail: mmclend2@calstatela.edu

Dr. McLendon specializes in questions of political theory and philosophy. His research is primarily focused on questions of human nature, social justice and moral psychololgy. He is also very familiar with the political thought of the Founding era and regularly teaches classes on American politics.


Michael Siler
Associate Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., USC
Contact: (323) 343-2246
E-mail: msiler@calstatela.edu

Dr. Siler teaches international relations, American foreign policy, U.S. national security policy, comparative politics, public ethics and public administration. His primary areas of expertise are comparative nuclear proliferation studies, national security theory and policy, international relations, international terrorist organizations, and ancient and modern military history. He has authored a book entitled: A Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography on Sub-Saharan African Strategic Security Issues (2002). He has had the following articles published in the Encyclopedia of World Terrorism, M.E. Sharpe Press, 2002: “Hunt for Al-Qaeda and Affiliated Terrorist Networks”; “The Financial War on Global Terrorism”; “Al-Qaeda”; “Osama bin Laden”; “The 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania”; and “Colin Powell.”


Kenneth Wagner
Emeritus Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., University of Iowa
Contact: (323) 343-2230
E-mail: kwagner@calstatela.edu

Dr. Wagner has lectured and published numerous papers on constitutional law, judicial process and behavior, and political socialization. He is a coauthor of a book, Becoming Informed Citizens: Lessons on the Constitution for Junior High Students, and a 72-page publication, Controversial Presidential Elections: The Electoral College and the Elections of 1800, 1824, 1876 and 2000. He has served as associate chair and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University. He is the coordinator for the Los Angeles Superior Court Student Judicial Internship Program at Cal State L.A.