John L. Korey Profile

John L. Korey was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1944, and grew up in Brooklyn and Garden City, NY, graduating from Chaminade High (Mineola, NY) in 1962. He received his bachelor's degree in government from Georgetown University in 1966 and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida in 1971. Except for serving as a visiting professor at Cal State Los Angeles in the mid 1990s, he taught political science at Cal Poly Pomona from 1971 until 2011. He is the author of a textbook on California Government (5th edition, Wadsworth, 2009). As a quasi-hobby, he designs websites, including the POWERMUTT Project, a kind of online introductory research methods textbook. He serves on the Cal State University Social Science Research and Instructional Council, and chaired the Council in 1978-79, 1998-99, and 2013-14. From 2000 until 2004 he was on the council of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. He currently serves on the City of Chula Vista (Ca.) Districting Commission.

In 1968 he married the the former Mary Haggerty, who received her bachelor's degree in economics from Trinity College (Washington, DC) in 1967 and her MBA from Cal Poly Pomona in 1982. Before retiring in 2011, she was Managing Director of  Investments at the Automobile Club of Southern California. They have two children (Meghan Lukasik, a clinical psychologist at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, and David Korey, Regional VP of Finance at Konica Minolta in Anaheim) and five grandchilden. Mary and John live in Chula Vista and do some volunteer work at Mater Dei Parish in Chula Vista and at Fr. Joe's Villages in San Diego.

Last updated: November 14, 2014.