Edward (Ted) L. Lascher, Jr. is Interim Dean, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies at California State University, Sacramento. He is also a professor in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Sacramento State and until recently was Acting Director of the Center for California Studies. His research has focused on such topics as the politics of ideas, direct democracy, political parties, regulatory policy, and college student retention. Lascher is the author of The Politics of Automobile Insurance Reform: Ideas, Institutions, and Public Policy in North America, co-editor of Ambition and Beyond: Career Paths of American Politicians, and co-editor of The Economics and Politics of Choice No-Fault Insurance. He also has written many academic articles and book chapters. He teaches graduate courses in such areas as collaborative policy making, the political environment of policy making, and research methods. Lascher was a Fellow with the California State Assembly, consultant for the California State Senate, and staff member for two California executive branch departments. Dr. Lascher received his B.A. from Occidental College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ted Lascher, Ph.D,
Professor and Department Chair for Public Policy and Administration