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Fall 2018

Section 0848 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Sep 05 - Dec 10 2018
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

Section 1338 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Aug 21 - Dec 13 2018

Section 1648 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Aug 20 - Dec 14 2018
The above section is offered in a hybrid format. This class requires physical attendance in the class 1.5 hours per week and 2-3 hours per week of required online class time. Students must have regular access to the internet and be able to complete extenstive assignments online.

Section 1766 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Aug 21 - Dec 13 2018

Section 2556 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Sep 05 - Dec 10 2018
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

Spring 2018

Section 4718 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Jan 29 - May 09 2018
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

Section 5053 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Jan 29 - May 09 2018
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

Section 5767 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2018

Section 5773 of POLS25
Introduction to International Relations -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2018
The above section is offered in a hybrid format. This class requires physical attendance in the class of 1.5 hours per week on Thursdays and 2-3 hours per week of required online class time. Students must have regular access to the internet and be able to complete extensive assignments online.

Section 6534 of POLS1
Introduction to United States Government -- : Jan 29 - May 09 2018
This is a Petaluma Transfer Track class and is open to all students. Transfer Track classes start late and end early and do not meet during finals week.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from San Francisco State University where I developed a strong interest in social justice issues. Social Science majors designed their own course of study around a central theme -- mine was justice. My senior thesis compared the treatment of minorities in Northern Ireland and Israel.

I received my Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley where I focused on the politics of the Middle East. My master's thesis examined the relationship between the Saudi royal family and the Wahhabis.

Travel has been an important part of my education. The most rewarding travel experiences I have had combined study and travel, whether studying Irish politics and literature in Dublin, exploring the Gandhian legacy with Gandhi's grandson in India, visiting farm cooperatives in the Basque country, or learning Italian in Italy.

I have also traveled throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (Tunisia and Egypt), Peru, Mexico, Cuba, and Canada.
 

Academic Experience: 

Golden Gate University, Adjunct Faculty, 1988-89
College of Marin, Adjunct Faculty, 1989-1990
Santa Rosa Junior College, Full-time faculty, 1990-present

Professional Areas of Interest: 

I teach Introduction to U.S. Government and International Relations. I'm particularly interested in the U.S. Court system, the politics of food, and political developments in the Middle East and Italy.

I taught in Florence, Italy as part of the Study Abroad program offered at SRJC. I'm happy to discuss this program with students interested in studying abroad.