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Political Science Faculty

Faculty

Emily Acevedo, Ph.D.

Emily Acevedo

Emily Acevedo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
323-343-2243
[email protected]
Ph.D. - Claremont Graduate University, 2008
Interests:

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


Note: Dr. Acevedo is currently on leave from the department, working as the Associate Director of Academic and Facilities Planning.
Dr. Acevedo's Web Page

Martin Adamian, Ph.D.

Martin Adamian

Martin Adamian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
323-343-2236
[email protected]
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
  • InternationalLlaw and Jurisprudence

Dr. Adamian's Web Page

 

Gabrielle Clark, Ph.D.

Gabrielle Clark

Gabrielle Clark, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
323-343-2233
[email protected]
Ph.D. - New York University, Law & Society, 2014
Interests:

  • Immigration Law
  • Law and Employment Rights
  • Administrative Law
  • International Law
  • Law and Globalization
  • Public Law
  • American Political Development
  • Labor Migration

Gar Culbert, Ph.D.

Gar Culbert

Gar Culbert, Ph.D.
Professor
323-343-2246
[email protected]
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 III, PhD., Department Chair

Taylor Dark III

Taylor Dark III, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
323-343-2247
[email protected]
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, Ph.D.

Jessica DeShazo

Jessica DeShazo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
323-343-2245
[email protected]
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, Ph.D.

Xian Gao

Xian Gao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
323-343-2246
[email protected]
Ph.D. - University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2020
Interests:

  • Public Administration
  • E-Government
  • Performance Management
  • Collaborative Government

Chongmyoung Lee, Ph.D.

Chongmyoung Lee

Chongmyoung Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
323-343-2245
[email protected]
Ph.D. - North Carolina State University, 2014
Interests:

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

Timothy C. Lim, Ph.D.

Timothy Lim

Timothy C. Lim, Ph.D. Professor
323-343-2242
[email protected]
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, Ph.D., MA Program Graduate Advisor

Michael McLendon

Michael McLendon, Ph.D.
Professor and Graduate Advisor, MA Program
323-343-2284
[email protected]
Ph.D. - University of Texas, Austin, 2001
MA - Columbia University, 1993

Interests:

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

Marla Parker, Ph.D.

Marla Parker

Marla Parker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
323-343-2248
[email protected]
Ph.D. - University of Illinois, Chicago
Interests:

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

 

Ellen Shiau, Ph.D., MA Public Administration Graduate Advisor

Ellen Shiau

Ellen Shiau, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate Advisor, Masters in Public Administration
323-343-5826
[email protected]
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, Ph.D.

Raphael Sonenshein

Raphael Sonenshein, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs and Professor
323-343-3770
[email protected]
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 Cal State LA campus.

Pat Brown Institute Web Page

Lecturers

Jeremy Busacca, Ph.D.

Jeremy Busacca

Jeremy Busacca, Ph.D.
323-343-2243
[email protected]
Ph.D. - Claremont Graduate University 
 


 

Roger Fernandez

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Roger Fernandez
323-343-2683
[email protected]


 

Richard Groper, Ph.D.

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Richard Groper
323-343-2233
[email protected]
Ph.D. University of Southern California

Interests:

  • American Politics
  • Communication Studies

Dr. Groper's Web Page

Cynthia McMeekin, Ph.D.

Cynthia McMeekin

Cynthia McMeekin
323-343-2233
[email protected]
Ph.D. - University of Georgia, 2013

Interests:

  • International Organizations
  • Civil War
  • Human Rights

Dr. McMeekin's Web Page 


 

Atsuko Sato, Ph.D.

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Atsuko Sato
323-343-2242
[email protected]
Ph.D. - University of Hawaii

Interests:

  • Comparative Politics
  • Quantitative Methods

Dr. Sato's Web Page

Recipient of the Cal State LA 2011 Outstanding Lecturer Award.


 

Joey Torres, MA

Joey Torres

Joey Torres
323-343-2683
[email protected]
Ph. D. - Claremont Graduate University, ABD
M.A. - Claremont Graduate University, 2016

Interests:

  • Religion and politics 
  • Christian right social movements 
  • American political thought and development
  • Voting rights in Indian Country
  • Political philosophy (Plato, Locke, and Heidegger) 

John Treantafelles, Ph.D.

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John Treantafelles
323-343-2683
[email protected]
Ph.D. - University of Chicago

Interests:

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

Dr. Treantafelles's Page


 

Kim Williams, Ed.D.

Kim Williams

Kim Williams, Ed.D.
323-343-2683
[email protected]
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