The School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation is home to world-class faculty who are experts in their fields of endeavor. You’ll collaborate closely with them on research and benefit from individualized attention and a faculty-wide commitment to professional and personal mentorship.

 

Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences

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Eusebio Alvaro

Full Research Professor

Research Interests

Social Influence Processes, Health Promotion, Disease Prevention & Medicine

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Tarek Azzam

Senior Visiting Fellow

Research Interests

Social Research and Methodologies, Policy & Program Evaluations, Data Visualization and Evaluation

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Tiffany Berry

Full Research Professor

Research Interests

Educational Program Evaluation, K–12 Educational Curricula, Comprehensive School Reform

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Michelle Bligh

Dean, School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation
Professor of Organizational Behavior

Research Interests

Leadership, Organizational Culture, Charismatic Leadership

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Kendall Cotton Bronk

Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Adolescent Moral Development, Positive Youth Development

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Wanda Casillas

Director of MS: Evaluation and Applied Research (Online)
Associate Research Professor

Research Interests

Culturally Responsive Evaluation, Evaluation in Service of Equity and Social Justice, Using Systems Thinking in Evaluation and Applied Research, Using Values-based Research and Evaluation to Solve Social Problems

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William Crano

Stuart Oskamp Chair of Psychology

Research Interests

Social Influence, Effects of persuasive information on drug addiction and HIV/AIDS, Minority and majority relationships to health information

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Jessica Diaz

Director, Human Resource Management
Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Organizational behavior, employee experience, psychological safety, diversity, equity, and inclusion, leader development, statistics and methodology

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Stewart I. Donaldson

Distinguished University Professor
Executive Director, Claremont Evaluation Center
Executive Director, The Evaluators' Institute (TEI)

Research Interests

Positive Organizational Psychology, Health/Well-Being & Positive Functioning Across Cultures, Program Design & Re-Design, Culturally Responsive Theory-Driven Measurement & Evaluation

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Leslie Fierro

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

Evaluation Policy in the Design, Conduct, and Use of Program Evaluations

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Cindi Gilliland

Professor of Practice in Organizational Psychology

Research Interests

Social Innovation, Resilience & Well-Being, Diversity and Inclusion

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Stephen Gilliland

University Professor

Research Interests

Organizational Justice, Employee Attitudes and Motivation, Leadership

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M. Gloria González-Morales

Associate Professor of Psychology
Faculty Director, Preparing Future Faculty

Research Interests

Work stress; work-life issues; workplace victimization and incivility; relational practices and cultures; diversity; positive organizational interventions to enhance well-being and performance.

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Danielle Green

Assistant Professor of Practice

Research Interests

User Experience Research, Product Strategy

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Saeideh (Saida) Heshmati

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Human Flourishing Across the Lifespan, Positive Relationships & Love, Longitudinal Analysis

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Michael Hogg

Professor of Social Psychology

Research Interests

Self and Social Identity; Intergroup Relations and Group Processes; Influence and Leadership; Uncertainty, Radicalization and Extremism

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Jeanne Nakamura

Associate Professor
Co-director, Quality of Life Research Center

Research Interests

Engagement, Mentoring, Positive Aging

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Michael Quinn Patton

Visiting Senior Scholar

Research Interests

Use of evaluation to support sustainability and equity, food systems transformation, sociology of knowledge

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Kathy Pezdek

Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Memory & Comprehension, Eyewitness Memory, Autobiographical Memory

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Becky Reichard

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Development of those not typically represented in leadership roles (e.g., women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+), Psychological mechanisms underlying the process of leader development (e.g., feedback, goal striving, self-views, implicit theories, leader development readiness), Development of leadership through experiences outside of the work context (e.g., global, sports, volunteering, crisis)

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P. Wesley Schultz

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

Environmental psychology, social psychology, conservation, sustainability, social influence, quantitative methods, big data

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Michael Scriven

Distinguished Professor

Research Interests

Philosophy, Mathematics, Evaluation methodologies, Critical thinking, Technology studies, Computer studies

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Jason T. Siegel

Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Persuasion

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Anna Woodcock

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

Identity, Identity balance, Stereotypes, Diversity, STEM, Prejudice, Longitudinal Research, Quasi-Experimental Research, Intervention Evaluation, Theory-driven Interventions, Implicit Bias, Implicit identities

 

Division of Politics & Economics

 

Department of Economic Sciences
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Graham Bird

Clinical Professor of Economic Sciences
Program Director: International Money and Finance; International Economic and Development Policy
Co-Director: Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies

Research Interests

International Finance, International Macroeconomics, Economic Development

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C. Mónica Capra

Professor of Economic Sciences

Research Interests

Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, Neuroeconomics

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Gregory DeAngelo

Associate Professor of Economic Sciences
Director, Computational Justice Lab

Research Interests

Law, Political Economy, Public Choice

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Robert Klitgaard

University Professor

Research Interests

Public Policy, Economic Strategy, Institutional Reform, Corruption

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Tom Kniesner

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

Labor Economics, Health Economics, Econometrics

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Joshua Tasoff

Associate Professor of Economic Sciences

Research Interests

Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Microbial Economics

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Paul J. Zak

Professor of Economic Sciences, Psychology & Management
Director, Center for Neuroeconomics Studies

Research Interests

Neuroeconomics, Neuroscience of Narratives, Neuromanagement

 

Department of Politics & Government
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Carlos Algara

Mary Toepelt Nicolai and George S. Blair Assistant Professor

Research Interests

American politics, the United States Congress, ideological representation, electoral politics, elite institutions

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Mark Blitz

Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy
Field Chair, Political Philosophy
Director, Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom

Research Interests

Political science, Philosophy, American politics

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Heather E. Campbell

Professor, Department of Politics & Government
Director, Division of Politics & Economics
Field Chair, Public Policy
Thornton F. Bradshaw Chair

Research Interests

Public Policy, Urban Environmental Policy, Environmental Justice

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Robert Klitgaard

University Professor

Research Interests

Public Policy, Economic Strategy, Institutional Reform, Corruption

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Tyler Reny

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

American Politics, Racial and Ethnic Politics, Political Behavior, Public Opinion, Political Psychology

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Javier Rodríguez

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Public & Health Policy, Social Inequality, Quantitative Methods for Social Science Research

 

Department of International Studies
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Mark Abdollahian

Full Clinical Professor

Research Interests

Strategic Decision Making, International Political Economy, Sustainable Development

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Yi Feng

Luther Lee Jr. Memorial Chair Professor

Research Interests

International Political Economy, International Relations, Political Economy of China and Latin America, Quantitative Methodology

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Jacek Kugler

Elisabeth Helm Rosecrans Professor of International Relations

Research Interests

Causes and Consequences of War, Political Performance, Power Transition

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Melissa Rogers

Associate Professor, International Studies
Co-Director, Inequality and Policy Research Center
Field Chair, Comparative Politics

Research Interests

Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Economic Inequality

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Sallama Shaker

Senior Fellow of Middle East & International Studies

Research Interests

Power Politics, Religion, and Culture in the Middle East; Feminization of Poverty and Global Challenges; Globalization

 

Emeriti Faculty

Jean Reith Schroedel

Professor Emerita of Political Science
Former Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy


Thomas Willett

Professor Emeritus
Director, Claremont Institute for Economic Studies

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