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

Eusebio Alvaro profile image

Eusebio Alvaro

Full Research Professor

Research Interests

Social influence processes; Health promotion, disease prevention, and medicine; Minority relationship to health promotion; Mass media messages targeting health behavior change

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Tarek Azzam

Senior Visiting Fellow

Research Interests

Social research and methodologies, Policy and program evaluations, Data visualization and evaluation

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Tiffany Berry

Full Research Professor

Research Interests

Educational program evaluation, K–12 educational curricula, After-school programs, Comprehensive school reform

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Michelle Bligh

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

Research Interests

Organizational culture, Leadership in corporate cultures, Charismatic leadership, Interpersonal trust, Political and executive leadership

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Kendall Cotton Bronk

Associate Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Adolescent moral development, Positive youth development

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Andrew Conway

Associate Provost for Research
Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Intelligence, Working memory, Statistics

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William Crano

Oskamp Chair, Distinguished Professorship in Psychology

Research Interests

Social influence; Effects of persuasive information on drug addiction and HIV/AIDS; Minority and majority relationships to health information;
Children and adolescent relationship to health information

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Stewart I. Donaldson

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

Research Interests

Positive psychology, positive organizational & community development, peak performance at work and in sports, optimal health & well-being, and culturally responsive and international theory-driven evaluation science

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Leslie Fierro

Assistant Clinical Professor of Evaluation

Research Interests

Evaluation policy in the design, conduct, and use of program evaluations

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Cindi Gilliland

Clinical Full Professor of Human Resource Management
Director, Human Resource Management

Research Interests

Social innovation, resilience and well-being, diversity and inclusion

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Stephen Gilliland

University Professor

Research Interests

Organizational justice, employee attitudes and motivation, leadership, integrity testing

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M. Gloria González-Morales

Associate Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Occupational health psychology and positive organizational psychology, stress, work-life issues, victimization, incivility and civility, positive organizational interventions to enhance well-being and performance.

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Saeideh (Saida) Heshmati

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Human flourishing across the lifespan, positive relationships and love, longitudinal analysis, social network analysis, ecological momentary assessment

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Michael Hogg

Professor of Social Psychology
Chair, Social Psychology Programs

Research Interests

Self and social identity, group processes and intergroup relations, influence and leadership, identity-uncertainty and extremism, language and social identity

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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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Kathy Pezdek

Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Memory and comprehension, Visual memory, Eyewitness memory, Suggestibility of memory, Autobiographical memory

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Becky Reichard

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Leadership evaluation, assessment, and development; impact of leader development interventions; leader developmental readiness; leader motivation and self-development, longitudinal research on leader development

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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, Motivation, Research Methodology


Emeriti Faculty

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management
Founder, Co-Director, Quality of Life Research Center


Division of Politics & Economics


Department of Economic Sciences
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Graham Bird

Clinical Professor of Economic Sciences
Co-chair, International Money and Finance; International Economic and Development Policy

Research Interests

International finance, international macroeconomics, economic development

C. Mónica Capra profile image

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
Co-chair, Applied Microeconomics, Data Analytics

Research Interests

Public safety, Political economy, Public choice, Experimental/Behavior

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Deborah Freund

University Professor

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Robert Klitgaard

University Professor

Research Interests

Public policy, Economic strategy, Institutional reform, Corruption

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Tom Kniesner

University Professor

Research Interests

Labor economics, Health economics, Econometrics

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Hisam Sabouni

Clinical Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Computational finance, computational political economy, time-series analysis, machine learning

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Joshua Tasoff

Associate Professor of Economic Sciences

Research Interests

Behavioral economics, experimental economics, microbial economics

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Thomas Willett

Horton Professor of Economics
Director, Claremont Institute for Economic Studies

Research Interests

International money and finance
Political economy of economic policy

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Paul J. Zak

Professor of Economic Sciences, Psychology & Management
Director, Center for Neuroeconomics Studies
Co-chair, Behavioral, Neuro, and Experimental Economics

Research Interests

Neuroeconomics, Neuroscience of narratives, Neuromanagement


Department of Politics & Government
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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, Plato, Heidegger, American politics

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Heather E. Campbell

Professor, Department of Politics & Government
Co-chair, Department of Politics & Government
Field Chair, Public Policy

Research Interests

Public policy, urban environmental policy, environmental justice, water policy, gentrification, student evaluations of teaching

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Robert Klitgaard

University Professor

Research Interests

Public policy, Economic strategy, Institutional reform, Corruption

Christopher N. Krewson profile image

Christopher N. Krewson

Assistant Professor, Department of Politics & Government

Research Interests

American political institutions, Judicial behavior, Public opinion, Research methodology

Javier Rodríguez profile image

Javier Rodríguez

Mary Toepelt Nicolai and George S. Blair Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Public and health policy, social inequality; Causal identification in policy analysis and program evaluation; Quantitative methods for social science research

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Jean Reith Schroedel

Thornton F. Bradshaw Chair
Professor of Political Science
Co-chair, Department of Politics & Government
Field Chair, American Politics

Research Interests

Native American voting rights, American political development, women and politics, religion and politics, and congressional policy-making


Department of International Studies
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Mark Abdollahian

Full Clinical Professor

Research Interests

Strategic decision making, International political economy, Sustainable development, Growth, Human social cultural behavioral modeling, Econometrics, Predictive analytics, Computational modeling and simulation, Data analytics, Visualization

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Yi Feng

Luther Lee Jr. Memorial Chair in Government

Research Interests

International political economy, Public policy analysis, Quantitative methodology, Global power shifts, Globalization

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Jacek Kugler

Elisabeth Helm Rosecrans Professor of International Relations

Research Interests

Causes and consequences of war, Political performance, Nuclear deterrence, Power transition, Political demography, Development, Decision-making

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Melissa Rogers

Associate Professor of International Studies
Chair, Department of International Studies
Field Chair, Comparative Politics

Research Interests

Comparative politics, political economy, economic inequality, Latin American politics, state institutional and economic development, research design, econometrics

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Sallama Shaker

Full Clinical Professor of Middle East & International Studies

Research Interests

Power politics, religion, and culture in the Middle East; Feminization of poverty and global challenges; Islam state politics; Islamic feminism; Cultural diversity; Globalization

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Zining Yang

Assistant Clinical Professor

Research Interests

Formal modeling, data analysis

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