College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Sandra Emerson

Dr. Sandra Emerson

Professor of Political Science 

PHONE: 909-869-3879


OFFICE: 94-309

OFFICE HOURS: Please email

Full CV

Academic Area

Public Administration, MPA

Areas of Expertise

Human services, utility deregulation, public finance, and public/private cooperation

Research Statement

Sandra M. Emerson (Ph.D. & MPA, USC) is a professor in the political science department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. In addition to having taught courses in public policy and public administration at CPP, the University of La Verne, and the University of Southern California, she has worked in this arena in both private and public sectors. She has been a program administrator for Medicare Part B, a consultant with Southern California Edison, and a budget and program analyst with the City of Norfolk, Virginia.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD and MPA, University of Southern California
  • BA and MPA, Temple University

Courses Taught



Dong, W., Emerson, S. and Sawyerr, O (2016) "Evaluating the Impact of an Engineering Innovation, Manufacturing, and Commercialization Program." Frontiers in Education Conference (paper), April 25, 2016.
Emerson, S. and Wang, J. 2016. "Re-examination of the ethical responsibility of public administrators in a Republic." American Society of Public Administration Conference, March 2016, Seattle, WA.
Emerson, S. 2016. “Ethical Responsibility and Health Care Policy.” Western Social Science Association Conference, April 15, 2016.