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Department of Public Policy & Administration College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Meet Us

Full-Time Faculty

Ahrum Chang

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: by appointment only

Amal Kumar

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: by appointment only

Ted Lascher


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  • Location: Professor Lascher is available by e-mail and by phone. If you wish to schedule a phone appointment please give the best number for reaching you and dates/times when you are available. He will confirm the appointment.
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  • Office Hours: By appointment. Please reach out by email.

Rob Wassmer

Chair, Public Policy & Administration Department

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  • Office Hours: By appointment. Please reach out by email.

Part-Time Faculty

Jim Brighton

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  • Office Hours: By appointment

Christian Griffith

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  • Office Hours: By appointment

Jose Henriquez

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  • Office Hours: By appointment

Josh Rosa

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  • Office Hours: Thurs. 8:50 - 10 p.m.

Administrative Staff

Sovannra Yos

Academic Department Coordinator / SSIS Downtown Campus Liaison

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  • Location: Downtown Sacramento, Office 227
  • Phone: (916) 278-4742
  • Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • Duties: Office Management


Steve Boilard

Retired (2018) Professor and Director

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David Booher

Retired (2014) Part-Time Lecturer

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Peter Detwiler

Retired (2015) Part-Time Lecturer

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Don Gerth

Retired (2003) President, Deceased (2022)

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Charles Gossett

Retired (2019) Professor

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Tim Hodson

Retired (2011) Professor, Deceased (2011)

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Cristy Jensen

Retired (2008) Professor

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Mary Kirlin

Retired (2017) Associate Professor

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Elizabeth Moulds

Retired (2008) Professor

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Nancy Shulock

Retired (2014) Professor

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Robert Waste

Retired (2010) Professor

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Total Members: 20