Faculty

Chair of the Department

Professor Taylor Dark
Prof. Taylor Dark
Chair of the Department
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 in the US
  • Congress and the Presidency
  • Labor Politics and Policy
  • European Politics

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

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

​She is currently the Assistant Director of Academic Facilities and Planning.

Dr. Acevedo's Web Page

Martin Adamian
Martin Adamian
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2236

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

Dr. Gabrielle Clark
Gabrielle Clark
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2233

Ph.D. -- New York University, Law & Society, 2014

Interests

  • Immigration Law
  • Law & Employment Rights
  • Administrative Law
  • International Law
  • Law & Globalization
  • Public Law
  • American Political Development
  • Labor Migration
Gar Culbert
Gar Culbert
Associate Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2246

Ph.D. -- University of Virginia, 2010

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
Professor and Chair
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
Associate Professor
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

Xian Gao
Xian Gao
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2246

Ph.D. -- University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2020

Interests

  • Public Administration
  • E-Government
  • Performance Management
  • Collaborative Government
Chongmyoung Lee
Chongmyoung Lee
Assistant Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2245

Ph.D, Public Administration -- North Carolina State University, 2014

Interests

  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Performance Measurement and Management
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Intersectoral Collaboration
Timothy Lim
Timothy C. Lim
Professor
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2242

Ph.D. -- University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1996

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 Graduate Advisor, MA Program
Phone/Ext:
323-343-2284

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

Interests

  • Ancient Political Thought
  • Modern Political Thought
  • Rousseau
  • 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
Ellen Shiau
Ellen Shiau
Associate Professor; Graduate Advisor - Masters in Public Administration
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)

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

Ph.D. -- Claremont Graduate University 

 

Roger Fernandez Phone/Ext:
323-343-2683
Richard Groper Phone/Ext:
323-343-2233

Ph.D. -- University of Southern California

Interests

  • American politics
  • Communication studies

Dr. Groper'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:
323-343-2233

Ph.D. -- University of Georgia, 2013

Interests

  • International Organizations
  • Civil War
  • Human Rights

Dr. McMeekin's Web Page 

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.

Joey Torres Phone/Ext:
323-343-2683
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:
323-343-2683

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

Kim Williams
Kim Williams Phone/Ext:
323-343-2683

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 Phone/Ext:
323-343-2237

Ph. D., Claremont Graduate University, 2018

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

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

Kenneth Wagner
Emeritus

PhD, University of Iowa
Public Law/Judicial Behavior