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

Brian DiSarro, Ph.D.

Graduate Coordinator, Professor

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. & by appointment

Maria Sampanis, Ph.D.

Internship Coordinator & Director of Sacramento Semester Program

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 11 a.m. (TAH 3056), Thursdays 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Fridays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (DTN 224) & by appointment

Advisors/Full-Time Faculty

David Andersen-Rodgers, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Mondays 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Thursdays 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. & by appointment
  • Duties: International Relations Advising

Mark Brown, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. & by appointment
  • Duties: Political Science Advising

Patrick Cannon, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Tuesdays 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. & by appointment
  • Duties: International Relations Advising

William Dillon, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Location: Tahoe Hall 3122
  • Phone: (916) 278-7098
  • Office Hours: Mondays 10:00-11:50 a.m., Tuesdays 9:00-9:50 a.m., appointments preferred
  • Duties: Political Science Advising

Bahman Fozouni, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. & by appointment
  • Duties: International Relations Advising

Andrew Hertzoff, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & by appointment
  • Duties: Political Science Advising

Wesley Hussey, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. & by appointment
  • Duties: Political Science Advising

Nancy Lapp, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. & by appointment
  • Duties: Political Science & International Relations Advising

Young-Im Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. & by appointment
  • Duties: International Relations Advising

Danielle Joesten Martin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & by appointment
  • Duties: Political Science & Political Science-Journalism Advising

Kimberly Nalder, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. & by appointment
  • Duties: Political Science Advising

Robert Stanley Oden, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Location: Tahoe Hall 3112
  • Phone: (916) 278-7099
  • Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & by appointment
  • Duties: Political Science Advising

Monicka Tutschka, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & by appointment
  • Duties: Political Science Advising

James DeShaw Rae, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & by appointment
  • Duties: International Relations Advising

Sahar Razavi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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

Christopher Towler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Duties: Political Science Advising

Kristina Victor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & by appointment

Lecturers

Christopher Arns, M.A.

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. & by appointment

Rebecca Britton, Ph.D.

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  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. & by appointment

Peter Davies, Ph.D.

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  • Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 7:15 -7:45 a.m., Mondays/Wednesdays 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Mondays 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. & by appointment

Robert Friedman, Ph.D.

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  • Office Hours: Mondays 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. via Canvas & by appointment

Mario Guerrero, Ph.D.

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays/Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. & by appointment

H. James Harper, M.A.

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. & by appointment

Valerie Higgins, J.D.

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. & by appointment

Steven Iverson

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  • Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. & by appointment

Daniel Kirsch, Ph.D.

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  • Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. & by appointment

Vince Latino, M.A.

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

Richard Launey, M.A.

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

Joshua Pryor, Ph.D.

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  • Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. & by appointment

David Selby, Ph.D.

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Fridays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & by appointment

Janice Shiu, Ph.D.

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  • Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. & by appointment

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

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  • Office Hours: Mondays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. & by appointment
Total Members: 35