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Political Science

College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Meet Us

Department Leadership

James Cox, Ph.D.

Chair, Political Science Department

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3014

  • Hours Tuesdays/Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Mondays 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-6202

Brian DiSarro, Ph.D.

Graduate Coordinator, Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3115

  • Hours Mondays/Wednesdays 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3572

Maria Sampanis, Ph.D.

Internship Coordinator & Director of Sacramento Semester Program

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3056

  • Hours Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

  • Phone (916) 278-6673

Advisors/Full-Time Faculty

David Andersen-Rodgers, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3119

  • Hours Mondays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-7095

  • Specialty & InterestsInternational Relations Advising

Mark Brown, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3124

  • Hours On leave Fall 2019

  • Phone (916) 278-6430

Patrick Cannon, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3113

  • Hours Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-4529

  • Specialty & InterestsInternational Relations Advising

William Dillon, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3122

  • Hours Mondays 10:00-11:50 a.m., Tuesdays 9:00-9:50 a.m., appointments preferred

  • Phone (916) 278-7098

Bahman Fozouni, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Hours On leave Fall 2019

Andrew Hertzoff, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3009

  • Hours Mondays/Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3495

Wesley Hussey, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3120

  • Hours Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:50 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3849

Nancy Lapp, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3116

  • Hours Mondays 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Fridays 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-7254

  • Specialty & InterestsInternational Relations Advising

Young-Im Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3008

  • Hours Wednesdays 3:30 -5:30 p.m., Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-7090

  • Specialty & InterestsInternational Relations Advising

Danielle Joesten Martin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3110

  • Hours Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-6380

  • Specialty & InterestsPolitical Science-Journalism Advising

Kimberly Nalder, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3121

  • Hours Tuesdays/Thursdays 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-6693

Robert Stanley Oden, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3112

  • Hours Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-7099

Monicka Tutschka, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3114

  • Hours Tuesdays 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-6330

James DeShaw Rae, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3123

  • Hours Mondays/Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-7866

  • Specialty & InterestsInternational Relations Advising

Sahar Razavi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3101

  • Hours Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-6098

Christopher Towler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3117

  • Hours Tuesdays/Thursdays 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-4012

Kristina Victor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3118

  • Hours Mondays/Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3678

Lecturers

Christopher Arns, M.A.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3001

  • Hours Mondays/Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3605

Rebecca Britton, Ph.D.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3001

  • Hours Mondays 12:45 - 1:15 p.m., Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3605

Peter Davies, Ph.D.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3056

  • Hours Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 7:15 -7:45 a.m., Mondays/Wednesdays 12 - 1:15 p.m., Mondays 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-6673

Robert Friedman, Ph.D.

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  • Hours Mondays 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. via Canvas & by appointment

Mario Guerrero, Ph.D.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3001

  • Hours Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3605

H. James Harper, M.A.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3001

  • Hours Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:15 p.m., Thursdays 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3605

Valerie Higgins, J.D.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3001

  • Hours Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3605

Steven Iverson

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3051

  • Hours Mondays/Wednesdays 12:00 - 1:15 p.m., Fridays 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-7694

Daniel Kirsch, Ph.D.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3001

  • Hours Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:55 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3605

Joel Landis, Ph.D.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3001

  • Hours Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3605

Vince Latino, M.A.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3001

  • Hours Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3605

Richard Launey, M.A.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3001

  • Hours Mondays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3605

Joshua Pryor, Ph.D.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3001

  • Hours Mondays/Wednesdays 12:15 - 1:45 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3605

John Rosskopf, M.A., J.D.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3001

  • Hours Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 9:45 a.m., 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3605

David Selby, Ph.D.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3001

  • Hours Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:20 - 11:50 a.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-3605

Janice Shiu, Ph.D.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3051

  • Hours Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:00 - 1:10 p.m, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-7694

Bruce Snyder, J.D., Ph.D.

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  • Office Tahoe Hall 3051

  • Hours Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays 1:30 -2:30 p.m. & by appointment

  • Phone (916) 278-7694

Total Members: 37