Sergio Bejar-Lopez

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Assistant Professor, Political Science (Photo by: Thomas Sanders/San Jose State University)

Sergio Bejar-Lopez is an assistant professor of political science. He holds a doctoral degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame. He teaches courses in comparative politics and Latin American politics. His research focuses on political and policy consequences, the political and policy consequences of globalization, the political influences of financial policies, and the policy consequences of party systems.

Phone: 408-924-8330
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Political Science, Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics

Melinda Jackson

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Associate Professor, Political Science. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

Melinda Jackson is an associate professor of political science and research director for the Survey and Policy Research Institute at SJSU. She holds a doctoral degree in political science from the University of Minnesota, with concentrations in American politics, research methods and political psychology. Her research focuses on public opinion and political engagement in American politics. She is an expert on the importance of Silicon Valley in U.S. politics.

Phone: 408-924-5293
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Debates, Donald Trump, Election, Governance, Hillary Clinton, PACs, Politics, Polls, Social Sciences, Ted Cruz, US Politics

Frances Edwards

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Professor of Political Science and Director of the Master of Public Administration Program. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

Frances Edwards is a professor of political science and director of the Master of Public Administration program. She is deputy director of Mineta Transportation Institute’s National Transportation Safety and Security Center. She holds a doctoral degree in public administration from New York University. She is a certified emergency manager with over 20 years of experience in California. Her research focuses on issues related to seismic safety, emergency management, homeland security, continuity of operations for government and businesses, and global supply chain security.

Phone: 408-924-5559
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Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Relief, Earthquake, Emergency, Flood, Governance, Loma Prieta, Politics, Social Sciences, State and Local Politics

Hien Duc Do

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Hien Duc Do, Professor, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

Hien Do is a professor of sociology and interdisciplinary social sciences specializing in Asian American Studies. He holds a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focuses on Vietnamese Americans, the formation of Vietnamese-American communities, and impacts on religion and immigration. He is an expert on race and ethnic relations, students in higher education and Asian Americans in politics.

Phone: 408-924-5461
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Karthika Sasikumar

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Karthika Sasikumar, Associate Professor, Political Science. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

Karthika Sasikumar is an associate professor of political science. She holds a doctoral degree from Cornell University. Her research and teaching interests are in international relations theory, international regimes, global security, migration and national identity. She specializes in nuclear security issues and terrorism in South East Asia and the Middle East.

Phone: 408-924-1361
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Governance, International Politics, Middle East, Migration, Nuclear War, Politics, Radicalization, Social Sciences, Southeast Asia, Terrorism

Garrick Percival

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Garrick Percival, Associate Professor, Political Science. (Photo by: David Schmitz/San Jose State University)

Garrick Percival is an associate professor of political science and director of the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at SJSU. He holds a doctoral degree in political science from the University of California, Riverside. He teaches courses in state and local government, public policy and American government. His research focuses on American politics and public policy, primarily the nexus between criminal justice policy and inequality at the state and local levels of government.

Phone: 408-924-5553
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Governance, Jails, Justice, Politics, Social Sciences, State and Local Politics