Faculty

Regular Faculty

Peter Dreier, chair

E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics

B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Mijin Cha

Assistant Professor

B.S., Cornell University; J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law; LL.M., Ph.D., University of London

Martha Matsuoka

Associate Professor

A.B., Occidental College; M.C.P., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Seva Rodnyansky

Assistant Professor

B.A., Northwestern University; Ph.D., University of Southern California

Bhavna Shamasunder

Associate Professor

B.S., B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.ES, Yale University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

On Special Appointment

Jeremiah Axelrod

Adjunct Assistant Professor, History

Director of the Institute for the Study of Los Angeles
B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine 

Janis Breidenbach

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Prescott College 

Corey Davis

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Temple University; M.P.H., University of North Carolina

Caroline Farrell

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor

B.A., Bates College; J.D., Golden Gate University

Heng Lam Foong

Non-Tenure Track Instructor
B.A. College of New Rochelle, M.S. Capella University

Christopher Hawthorne

Non-Tenure Track Instructor
B.A., Yale University

Jane Schmitz

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
B.A., University of California, Davis; M.P.H., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles 

Nicole Vick

Non-Tenure Track Instructor
B.S., M.P.H., University of Southern California

Steve Zimmer

Non-Tenure Track Instructor
B.A., Goucher College; M.S., California State University, Los Angeles

Advisory Committee

Bevin Ashenmiller

Associate Professor, Economics
B.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Elizabeth Braker

Professor, Biology

B.A., Colorado College; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Regina Freer

Professor, Politics 

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Jan Lin

Professor, Sociology
B.A., Williams College; M.S., London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D., New School for Social Research

Gretchen North

John W. McMenamin Endowed Chair in Biology

B.A., Stanford University; M.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., College of William and Mary; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

James Sadd

Professor, Environmental Science
B.S., University of Southern California; M.S., University of Texas; Ph.D., University of South Carolina