Faculty

Chair of the Department

Professor McLendon
Prof. Michael McLendon
Chair of the Department
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2284

Faculty (Full Time)

Emily Acevedo
Emily Acevedo
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2243

Ph.D. -- Claremont Graduate University, 2008

Interests

  • Latin American Politics
  • Comparative and World Politics
  • Terrorism and U.S. Counterterrorism
  • Social Movements and Revolutionary Movements

Dr. Acevedo's Web Page

Information on the CSULA Model United Nations Program

Martin Adamian
Martin Adamian
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2243

Ph.D. -- Colorado State University, 2006
J.D. -- Wayne State University Law School, 1996

Interests

  • Public law
  • Global environmental politics
  • Civil rights and civil liberties
  • International law and jurisprudence

Dr. Adamian's Web Page

Gar Culbert
Gar Culbert
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2241

Ph.D. -- University of Virginia, 2010
M.A. -- Brandeis University, 2001

Interests

  • Political Behavior
  • Presidential Nominations and Elections
  • American Political Institutions and Development
  • Research Methods
  • Political Theory

Dr. Culbert's Web Page

Taylor Dark
Taylor Dark III
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2247

Ph.D. -- University of California, Berkeley, 1993
M.Sc. -- London School of Economics, 1984

Interests

  • Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • Congress and the Presidency
  • European Politics
  • Labor Policy

Dr. Dark's University Web Page
Dr. Dark's Personal Web Page
 

Jessica DeShazo
Jessica DeShazo
Assistant Professor; Graduate Advisor, Master of Public Administration Program;
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2245

Ph.D. -- Northern Arizona University, 2014

Interests

  • Public Administration
  • Public Budgeting
  • Environmental Policy and Politics/Natural Resource Management
  • Cultural Policy and Administration

Dr. DeShazo's Web Page

Chongmyoung Lee
Chongmyoung Lee
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2245

Ph.D, Public Administration -- North Carolina State University, 2014
MPA, Public Administration -- Texas A&M University at College Station

Interests

  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Performance Measurement and Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Intersectoral Collaboration

Dr. Lee's Web Page

Timothy Lim
Timothy C. Lim
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2242

Ph.D. -- University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1996
M.A. -- Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, 1987

Interests

  • Transnational Migration
  • Human Trafficking and Smuggling
  • Comparative Politics and Development
  • Comparative and International Political Economy
  • International Relations and U.S. Foreign Policy
  • East Asian Politics/Korean Politics

Dr. Lim's Web Page

Michael McLendon
Michael McLendon
Professor and Chair of the Department
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2284

Ph.D. -- University of Texas, Austin, 2001
M.A. -- Columbia University, 1993

Interests

  • Ancient Political Thought
  • Modern Political Thought
  • American Political Thought
  • Critical Theory
  • Postmodernism 

Dr. McLendon's Web Page

Marla Parker
Marla Parker
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2248

Ph.D. -- University of Illinois, Chicago

Interests

  • Public Administration and Management; Public Sector Leadership
  • Diversity, Social Equity and Social Justice
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Policy
  • Social Networks and Capital

Dr. Parker's Web Page

Ellen Shiau
Ellen Shiau
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-5826

Ph.D. -- University of Southern California, 2012

Interests

  • Urban Politics and Policy
  • Civic Engagement
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • GIS Methods and Analysis

Dr. Shiau's Web Page 

Raphael Sonenshein
Raphael Sonenshein
Executive Director, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs; Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-3770

Ph.D. -- Yale University, 1984

Interests

  • Urban Politics
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Public Administration

Note: Dr. Sonenshein is currently serving full-time as Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs on the CSULA campus.

Pat Brown Institute Web Page

Lecturers (Part TIme)

Gerald Bonetto
Gerald Bonetto

Ph.D. -- Claremont Graduate University
VP Government Affairs, Printing Industries of California

Interests

  • Public policy 
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • State and local government
  • California government
  • Economic development

Dr. Bonetto's Web Page 

William Bruce

MSPA -- CSULA
Budget Director, Department of Community Development, City of Los Angeles

Interests

  • Budgeting and Financial Management

Professor Bruce's Web Page 

Jeremy Busacca
Jeremy Busacca Phone/Ext:
323-343-2243

Ph.D. -- Claremont Graduate University 

 

Roger Fernandez
Barry Gordon
Barry Gordon

J.D. -- Loyola Law School, 1991
Former President of Screen Actors Guild (1988-1995)

Interests

  • Constitutional Law
  • American Politics
  • Media

Dr. Gordon's Web Page

Richard Groper Phone/Ext:
323-343-2683

Ph.D. -- University of Southern California

Interests

  • American politics
  • Communication studies

Dr. Groper's Web Page

Jeanette Harvie
Jeanette Harvie Phone/Ext:
323-343-2237

Ph.D., Political Science -- University of California, Santa Barbara

Interests

  • Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
  • Public Policy
  • Asian American Political Participation 

Dr. Harvie's Web Page

Stewart Johnson Phone/Ext:
323-343-2683

Ph.D. -- Claremont Graduate School)

Interests

  • American politics

Dr. Johnson's Web Page 

Thomas E. Lynch Phone/Ext:
323-343-2683

MPA -- CSU East Bay
Assistant City Manager, City of Norwalk

Interests

  • Community Development

Professor Lynch's Web Page 

McMeekin
Cynthia McMeekin Phone/Ext:
323-343-2683

Ph.D. -- University of Georgia, 2013

Interests

  • International Organizations
  • Civil War
  • Human Rights

Dr. McMeekin's Web Page 

Lisa Piergallini
Atsuko Sato Phone/Ext:
323-343-2242

Ph.D. -- University of Hawaii

Interests

  • Comparative Politics
  • Quantitative Methods 

Dr. Sato's Web Page

Recipient of the CSULA 2011 Outstanding Lecturer Award.

Donna Schuele
Donna Schuele

J.D. -- Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley
Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy -- UC Berkeley

Interests

  • American constitutional and legal history
  • Gender law
  • Politics and history
  • Latinos and the law
  • California law

Dr. Schuele's Page

 

John Treantafelles Phone/Ext:
323-343-2683

Ph.D. -- University of Chicago

Interests

  • Political Philosophy (Classical and Modern)
  • American Politics (Public Opinion and Public Policy)

Dr. Treantafelles's Page

James Vanderbilt
James Vanderbilt Phone/Ext:
323-343-2237

Master of Public Administration with emphasis in Public Finance -- California State University, Fullerton
Current Member, Anaheim City Council

Professor Vanderbilt's Page

Edith Williams

MSPA -- CSULA
Contracts Manager, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Interests

  • Contracting and Service Delivery
Kim Williams
Kim Williams

Ed.D., Education Leadership -- University of California, Davis, 2002

Interests

  • Public Administration
  • Organization Theory and Human Behavior 
  • Ethics in Public Administration
  • Nonprofit Governance and Strategy
  • Organizational Leadership 

Dr. Williams' Web Page 

Aldo Yanez-Ruiz

Retired Faculty

Ted Anagnoson
J. Theodore Anagnoson
Emeritus

PhD, University of Rochester
Public Policy/Health Care Policy

Greg Andranovich
Greg Andranovich
Emeritus

PhD, University of California, Riverside
Public Policy/Olympic Cities

Scott Bowman
Scott Bowman
Professor
Phone/Ext:
2000

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Public Law/Legal Theory

Note: Dr. Bowman is currently teaching in the department.

Donald Bray
Emeritus

PhD, Stanford University
Comparative Politics/Latin America

Naomi Caiden
Naomi Caiden
Emerita

PhD, University of Southern California 
Public Administration/Budgeting

Siegrun Fox Freyss
Siegrun Fox Freyss
Emerita

PhD, Claremont Graduate University
Public Administration/Human Resource Management

Nadine Koch
Nadine Koch
Emerita

PhD, Ohio State University
American Politics/Political Behavior

Note: Dr. Koch will be teaching in the department during the 2017/18 academic year. 

Stephen K. Ma
Emeritus

PhD, University of Alberta
Comparative Public Administration/China

Edward Malecki
Emeritus

PhD, University of Illinois-Urbana
American Politics/Democratic Theory

Jaime Regalado
Jaime Regalado
Emeritus

PhD, University of California, Riverside
State and Local Politics

Michael Siler
Michael Siler
Emeritus
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2246

PhD, University of Southern California
International Relations/Security Studies

Note: Dr. Siler will be teaching in the department during the 2017/18 academic year. 

Kenneth Wagner
Emeritus

PhD, University of Iowa
Public Law/Judicial Behavior

Department History

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CSULA POLS Faculty Members, 1949 - Present
Courtesy of Ted Anagnoson and Greg Andranovich