Contact Information

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Department Office Location: Engineering and Technology Building (E&T), A524. CAMPUS MAP

Departmental Mailing Address
Department of Political Science
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive ET A524
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Main Department Phone Number: (323) 343-2230 

Effective 9/10/2021, voicemail will be checked once a week until further notice; email is the quickest way to communicate.

Departmental Fax Number: (323) 343-6452


Chair of the Department/Principal Undergraduate Advisor
Prof. Taylor Dark
Office: ET A517
Phone: (323) 343-2247
Email: [email protected]

On-Campus Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Graduate Advisor for the Master of Public Administration Program
Prof. Ellen Shiau
Office: ET A514
Phone: (323) 343-5826
Graduate Advisor for the Master of Arts in Political Science Program
Prof. Michael McLendon
Office: ET A512
Phone: (323) 343-2284
Email: [email protected]


Student Services & Graduate Program Coordinator; Acting Administrative Support Coordinator
Ms. Veronica Lee
Phone: (323) 343-2230
E-mail: [email protected]

On-Campus Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm