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Political Science College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Meet Us

Department Leadership and Administrative Staff

James Cox, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Chair

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David Andersen-Rodgers,Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate Coordinator

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Jaime Jackson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Internship Coordinator & Director of Sacramento Semester Program

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  • Specialty & Interests: Civil Conflict, Nonviolent Action, Foreign Policy

Janice Shiu, Ph.D.

Lecturer , Model United Nations Program Faculty Advisor

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Kristina Flores Victor

Assistant Professor, Odyssey Mentoring Program Faculty Advisor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Latinx Politics, Immigration Politics, California Politics

Erika Cessna

Administrative Support Coordinator II

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Michelle Tarter

Administrative Support Coordinator I

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Faculty

Christopher Arns, M.A.

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: International relations, U.S. foreign policy, United States political history, California political history, politics of race and gender

Rebecca Britton, Ph.D.

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: American Institutions, Public Opinion, Media

Mark Brown, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Political Theory

Patrick G. Cannon

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: International Political Economy; International Relations; African Politics

Daniel Cascaddan

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: International Political Economy; International Relations; African Politics

Corin Choppin, M.A.

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: Local Government Polling Political Campaigns

Peter Davies, Ph.D.

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: European Politics

Brian DiSarro, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Location: Tahoe Hall 3115
  • Phone: (916) 278-3572
  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Specialty & Interests: LGBTQ Politics, American Political Development, Constitutional Rights & Liberties, Research Methods

Mario Guerrero, M.P.A

Lecturer

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H. James Harper, M.A.

Lecturer

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Andrew Hertzoff

Associate Professor

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Valerie J. HIggins, J.D., LL.M.

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: California State and Local Government, American Institutions, Civil Litigation, Government Law

Wesley Hussey

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: California Politics, American Political Parties, Elections & Voting

Daniel T. Kirsch, Ph.D.

Lecturer

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  • Location: Tahoe Hall 3001
  • Phone: (530) 425-9656
  • Pronouns: He/Him
  • Specialty & Interests: American National Government, Public Law, Politics of student debt, racialized political and legal discourse, and teaching qualitative-interpretive methodology

Nancy Lapp, Ph.D.

Professor

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Vincent T. Latino

Lecturer , Academic Advisor Capitol Senate Fellows Program

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  • Specialty & Interests: American Governments California State and Local Governments Lobbying and Campaigns

Richard Launey, M.A.

Lecturer

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Young-Im Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Gender and elections in East Asia, South Korean politics

Danielle Joesten Martin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Kimberly Nalder, Ph.D.

Professor

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Joshua Pryor, Ph.D.

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: International Relations International Organization Network Analysis Globalization Political Stability Economic Inequality

James DeShaw Rae

Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Human Rights and Transitional Justice; Peacebuilding and the United Nations; Ethnic Conflict, Nationalism, and Political Violence; Politics of East and Southeast Asia

Sahar Razavi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Director of Iranian and Middle Eastern Studies Center

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John W. Rosskopf, MA, J.D.

Lecturer

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Maria Sampanis, Ph.D.

Lecturer

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David Selby, Ph.D.

Lecturer

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Christopher C. Towler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Dr. Towler examines the dynamic relationship between progressive social movements and far-right movements. Recent scholarship examines the mobilizing power of both racial threat and political hope.

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

Lecturer

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Monicka Tutschka, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Location: Tahoe Hall 3114
  • Phone: (267) 971-4360
  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Specialty & Interests: Political Theory, Early Modern Political Thought, Thomas Hobbes, Social Contract Theory, Ideas in Context, Religion and Politics, Political Theology, Contemporary Political Thought, Social Justice

Michael J. Wadle, M.A.

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: California state and local government, the legislative process, California’s budget process and experiential learning/internships.
Total Members: 37