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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Stewart I. Donaldson

Director, Claremont Evaluation Center
Dean, School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation
Dean, School of Community & Global Health

Research Interests

Positive organizational psychology, Theory-driven evaluation, Organizational and career development, Health and well-being

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Eusebio Alvaro

Research Professor, Behavioral and Organizational Sciences

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

Associate Professor of Evaluation and Applied Methods

Research Interests

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

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Tiffany Berry

Research Associate Professor

Research Interests

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

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Michelle Bligh

Professor of Organizational Behavior
Director, Human Resource Management

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

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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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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

Research Interests

Creativity and innovation, Flow

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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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Michael Hogg

Professor of Social Psychology
Chair, Social Psychology Programs

Research Interests

Social psychology, Identity and leadership processes, Group formation,
Solidarity and cohesion, Group structure, Societal 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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Allen M. Omoto

Interim Dean, School of Educational Studies
Professor of Education & Psychology

Research Interests

Social psychology; Volunteerism and prosocial action; Environmental concerns; Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues; Civil engagement and civil society

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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

Associate Professor of Social Psychology

Research Interests

Social psychology; Persuasion; Motivation; Social influence processes; Health behavior (primarily: depression, organ donation, substance abuse), Research Methodology

Jeffrey Yip profile image

Jeffrey Yip

Assistant Professor of Organizational Psychology

Research Interests

Leadership, Mentoring, Career development

 

Division of Politics & Economics

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Heather E. Campbell

Professor & Chair, Department of Politics & Government
Field Chair, Public Policy

Research Interests

Environmental policy, Public policy, Water policy, Racial profiling, Housing, K–12 education, Student evaluations of teaching, Public utility regulation

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Paul J. Zak

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

Research Interests

Neuroeconomics, Neuroscience of narratives, Neuromanagement

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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

 

Department of Economic Sciences
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Jorge Barraza

Research Assistant Professor of Economic Sciences

Research Interests

Experimental economics, Behavioral economics, Affect and prosocial decision making

Graham Bird profile image

Graham Bird

Clinical Professor of Economic Sciences

Research Interests

International finance, international macroeconomics, economic development

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C. Monica Capra

Professor of Economics

Research Interests

Experimental economics, Behavioral economics, Neuroeconomics

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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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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

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Paul J. Zak

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

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 & Chair, Department of Politics & Government
Field Chair, Public Policy

Research Interests

Environmental policy, Public policy, Water policy, Racial profiling, Housing, K–12 education, Student evaluations of teaching, Public utility regulation

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Robert Klitgaard

University Professor

Research Interests

Public policy, Economic strategy, Institutional reform, Corruption

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Hal Nelson

Research Associate Professor

Research Interests

International political economy, Climate policy, Civic engagement, Decision making, Energy policy, Environmental politics and policies

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Jean Schroedel

Professor of Political Science
Field Chair, American Politics

Research Interests

Indian voting rights, National policy making, Religion and politics, Women and politics, American political development, Public policies affecting women and children

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Michael Uhlmann

Professor of Government
Director, Tribal Administration Program

Research Interests

American presidency, Executive–congressional relations, Federal judiciary,
Federal administrative process, National security decision 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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Eunyoung Ha

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Research Interests

International relations, comparative politics, political economy, research methods

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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

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Research Interests

Comparative politics, Latin American politics, State institutional and economic development, Research design, Econometrics

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Sallama Shaker

Full Clinical Professor of Middle East and Islamic 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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