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Faculty

TENURED/TENURE-TRACK FACULTY

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  Mary Caputi Ph.D, Cornell University 

Political theory, feminist theory, post-colonialism, critical theory, psychoanalysis

Email: Mary.Caputi@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 237

Phone:(562) 985-4702

Chris Dennis Ph.D, University of Georgia

American politics, the impact of partisan party control on economic policy and outcomes

Email: Chris.Dennis@csulb.edu

Office SSPA 241

Phone: (562) 985-4897

 Darin Dewitt Darin DeWitt Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles

American Institutions, Political Parties, State Politics

Email: Darin.Dewitt@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 227

Phone: (562) 985-4711

Larry George Ph.D, Princeton University

International politics, political theory, religion and political violence

Email: Larry.George@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 239

Phone: (562) 985-5289

 FullSizeRender Cora Goldstein Ph.D, University of Chicago

Graduate Coordinator  

Comparative politics, military occupations, democratization by force, politics and culture 

Email: Cora.Goldstein@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 247

Phone: (562) 985-4852

  Liesl Haas Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Internship Advisor

Latin American politics, gender and politics, religion and politics

Email: Liesl.Haas@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 233

Phone: (562) 985-5860

  Richard Haesly Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Undergraduate Advisor (Last names A-K)

Comparative politics, nationalism, national identities, human rights, religion

Email: Rich.Haesly@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 245

Phone: (562) 985-4700

 charlesmahoney2-340w Charles Mahoney Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles

International security, terrorism, insurgency, private military and security corporations

Email: Charles.Mahoney@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 229

Phone: (562) 985-8203

  Larry Martinez Ph.D, University of California, Santa Barbara

Model United Nations Director

International relations, cyberspace, and outer space governance

Email: Larry.Martinez@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 235

Phone: (562) 985-4713

  Charles Noble Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley

American politics, social movements, public policy, and political economy

Email: Charles.Noble@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 241

Phone: (562) 985-4897

  Amy Cabrera Rasmussen Ph.D, Yale University

Undergraduate Advisor (Last names L-Z)

American politics and public policy, health care, reproductive and sexual health, intersectionality, and interpretive methods

Email: Amy.Rasmussen@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 243

Phone: (562) 985-4719

  Barry Steiner Ph.D, Columbia University

International relations, war and peace studies, and international conflict management

Email: Barry.Steiner@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 231

Phone: (562) 985-4961

  Kevin Wallsten Ph.D, University of California Berkeley

American politics, political behavior, mass media and internet

Email: Kevin.Wallsten@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 225

Phone: (562) 985-4709

  Jason Whitehead, J.D., Willamette University, Ph.D, University of Southern California

Legal Studies Director

Law and courts, judicial politics, judicial decision making, constitutional law, legal theory, religion and law

Email: Jason.Whitehead@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 251

Phone: (562) 985-4712

  Teresa Wright Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley

Department Chair 

Comparative politics, China/Taiwan, social movements, capitalism and democracy

Email: Teresa.Wright@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 257

Phone: (562) 985-4705

LECTURERS

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  Edgar Kaskla Ph.D, University of California Irvine

PSSA Advisor

International political economy, American political economy and the power elite, California government, East European politics, theory, and politics of the future

Email: Edgar.Kaskla@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 249

Phone: (562) 985-7091

  Lewis Ringel Ph.D, University of Maryland

Moot Court Director

Moot Court, judicial internship, media and politics, and constitutional law

Email: Lewis.Ringel@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 223

Phone: (562) 985-4708

PART-TIME LECTURERS

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  Jake Campbell, MPA California State University, Long Beach; Doctoral Candidate, Claremont Graduate University

Email: Jake.Campbell@csulb.edu

Office: TBA

Phone: TBA

  Alfredo Carlos, Ph.D, University of California, Irvine

American Political Economy, Urban Politics, Economic Democracy, Racial and Ethnic Politics in the US, Mexican and Latin American Politics

Email: Alfredo.Carlos@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 346

Phone: (562) 985-4746

  Michael Chan Ph.D, Claremont Graduate University

Political theory

Email: Michael.Chan@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 340

Phone: (562) 985-4716

  Som Chounlamountry, M.A. University of Southern California

American & Californian government, international relations, political movements, terrorism & genocide

Email: Som.Chounlamountry@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 223

Phone: (562) 985-4708

  James Fox J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law

Email: James.Fox@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 338

Phone: (562) 985-4715

  Richard Goldin Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles

Political theory

Email: Richard.Goldin@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 344

Phone: (562) 985-4736

  Nathan Gonzalez, M.A. Columbia University; Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles

International relations, Middle Eastern politics, ethnic conflict

Email: Nathan.Gonzalez@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 344

Phone: (562) 985-4736

  Justin Levitt, M.A. University of California, San Diego; Doctoral Candidate, University of California, San Diego

Email: Justin.Levitt@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 338

Phone: (562) 985-4715

  Christopher Metaxas, M.A. California State University, Long Beach; Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Riverside

Comparative politics, Latin American politics, and international relations

Email: Christopher.Metaxas@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 346

Phone: (562) 985-4746

  Roger Morton Ph.D, University of California, Irvine

Public policy, nonprofits, public administration, urban politics

Email: Roger.Morton@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 346

Phone: (562) 985-4746

  Robert Shurtz Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles

International relations

Email: Robert.Shurtz@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 340

Phone: (562) 985-4716

  JoAnn Victor J.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Ethnic politics, the presidency, the justice system, “street law”

Email: Joann.Victor@csulb.edu

Office: SSPA 344

Phone: (562) 985-4736