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Faculty

TENURED/TENURE-TRACK FACULTY

  Mary Caputi Ph.D, Cornell
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 253
Phone: (562) 985-4717
  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
  Cora Goldstein Ph.D, University of Chicago
Graduate Coordinator
Comparative politics, military occupations, democratization by force
Email: Cora.Goldstein@csulb.edu
Office: SSPA 247
Phone: (562) 985-4852
  Liesl Haas Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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)
Internship Advisor
Comparative politics, nationalism, national identities, human rights, religion
Email: Rich.Haesly@csulb.edu
Office: SSPA 245
Phone: (562) 985-4700
  Demetra Kasimis Ph.D, Northwestern University
Political theory, classical Greek thought and its reception, democratic theory, the history of political thought, immigration politics, and contemporary Greek politics
Email: Demetra.Kasimis@csulb.edu
Office: SSPA 227
Phone: (562) 985-4711
  William Leiter Ph.D, University of Chicago
American government, law and policy, the American presidency, and American state government
Email: William.Leiter@csulb.edu
Office: SSPA 338
Phone: (562) 985-4715
 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
  Gerry Riposa Ph.D, University of California Riverside
Email: Gerry.Riposa@csulb.edu
Office: FO5 2132
Phone: (562) 985-7776
  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 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

  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

  Alfredo Carlos Marquez
American Political Economy, Urban Politics, Economic Democracy, Racial and Ethnic Politics in the US, Mexican and Latin American Politics
Email: Alfredo.CarlosMarquez@csulb.edu
Office: SSPA 346
Phone: (562) 985-4746
  Michael Chan Ph.D, University of Claremont
Email: Michael.Chan@csulb.edu
Office: SSPA 340
Phone: (562) 985-4716
  Som Chounlamountry
American & Californian government, international relations, political movements, terrorism & genocide
Email: Som.Chounlamountry@csulb.edu
Office: SSPA 223
Phone: (562) 985-4708
  Richard Goldin Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles
Email: Richard.Goldin@csulb.edu
Office: SSPA 344
Phone: (562) 985-4736
  Nathan Gonzalez
International relations, Middle Eastern politics, ethnic conflict
Email: Nathan.Gonzalez@csulb.edu
Office: SSPA 344
Phone: (562) 985-4736
  Christopher Metaxas Ph.D, 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
Email: Robert.Shurtz@csulb.edu
Office: SSPA 340
Phone: (562) 985-4716
  JoAnn Victor J.D.
Ethnic politics, the presidency, the justice system, “street law”
Email: Joann.Victor@csulb.edu
Office: SSPA 344
Phone: (562) 985-4736