Classical, Modern & Contemporary Political Theory, American Political Thought
B.A. California State University, Sacramento 1985
M.A. California State University, Sacramento 1986
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside 1991
PSCI 250E Introduction to Political Theory
PSCI 352 American Political Thought
PSCI 457 Classical & Medieval Political Philosophy
PSCI 557 Classical & Medieval Political Philosophy (co-convened with PSCI 457)
PSCI 452 Utopianism & Its Critics
PSCI 453 Modern Political Theory
PSCI 553 Modern Political Theory Graduate Seminar (co-convening with PSCI 453)
PSCI 354 Contemporary Political Theory
Utopianism, Politics & Art
The Utopian Legacy & Political Philosophy
Of Mice & Men & the 8th Amendment: Using Literature in Teaching Public Law
Field of Study
"Revisiting J.S. Mill's Theory of Education in the Age of Partisan Division: Its Utility in Teaching Political Theory," Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, Vol 20 (4), 2020, 38-52.
"The Socratic Method's Search for Standards," ed. Lee Trepanier, The Socratic Method Today, New York: Routledge, 2018, 152-163.
Political Theory and the Human Predicament: An Introduction to Major Political Thinkers, San Diego: Cognella Inc., 2014; 2nd edition, 2018.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935),” The International Encyclopedia of Political Science, edited by Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, Paula D. McClain, James E. Alt, and Simone Chambers, Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2011, vol. 1, p. 673.
“George Orwell (1903-1950),” The International Encyclopedia of Political Science, edited by Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, Paula D. McClain, James E. Alt, and Simone Chambers, Congressional Quarterly Press, 2011, vol. 4, pp.1161-1162.
(Co-authored with T.L. Putterman) “The Fiddler’s Prerogative: Politics and the Purpose of Art,” Antioch Review, vol. 60, no 2, Spring 2002: 250-266.
"Modern Liberalism & Despair: The Pilgrimage of Joseph Wood Krutch, American Studies, vol. 35, no. 1, 1997: 81-95.
Honors / Awards
UM Distinguished Teaching Award, 2004