College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Mario Guerrero

Dr. Mario Guerrero

Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

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Office Phone: 909-869-3885
Office Location: 94-306
Office Hours: M/Tu/W/Thu: 10:00-11:30am
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Academic Area

American Politics, Methodology

Areas of Expertise

Political behavior, elections, campaign finance, voting, political communication, social media, new media, teaching

Research Statement

Dr. Guerrero is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Guerrero teaches courses on American politics including the presidency, Congress, and elections. His research includes work on campaign finance, the political implication of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, and other facets of political behavior. Dr. Guerrero's work has received recognition from the American Political Science Association and he is a Ford Foundation Fellow. For more information, visit Dr. Guerrero's website.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2012
  • MA, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008
  • BA, UCLA, 2005

Courses Taught

FALL 2020
Provide hands-on methods and analytical tools for addressing research questions regarding public policy and political phenomena. Explore diverse approaches to challenges of research in political behavior and government decision making, applying descriptive and inferential statistical analysis using datasets and statistical software.
Provide hands-on methods and analytical tools for addressing research questions regarding public policy and political phenomena.
Selection of and preparation for an internship under faculty supervision. Development of a plan for identifying an internship opportunity related to career goals and conduct a search, apply, and be selected for an appropriate internship. Preparation for how to learn from and apply lessons from the internship shall be covered in meetings with the instructor.
Selection and completion of a thesis under faculty supervision. Thesis is to be of substantial quality on a significant problem in the student’s major area of interest within political science. Work to be completed over two semesters in PLS 4610 and PLS 4620. Lecture and discussion. Required minimum of 120 hours. May be taken up to two times for a total credit of 6 units.


Conroy, M., J.T. Feezell, and M. Guerrero. 2016. "Internet Use and Political Participation: Engaging Citizenship Norms Through Online Activities." Journal of Information Technology Politics, 13(3), 95-107. ( Link)
Conroy, M., M. Guerrero, and J.T. Feezell. 2015. "Terms of Engagement: Online Political Participation and the Impact on Offline Political Participation." in J. Vaughn and V. Farrah-Myers, eds., Controlling the Message, New York, NY: NYU Press. ( Link)
Guerrero, M. 2014. Book Review of Facebook Democracy: The Architect of Disclosure and the Threat of Public Life by J. Marchial, Political Science Quarterly, 129(1): 156-157. ( Link)
Guerrero, M. and A. Rod. 2013. "Engaging in Office Hours: A Study of Student-Faculty Interaction and Academic Performance." Journal of Political Science Education 9(4): 403-416. ( Link)
Guerrero, M., 2013. Book Review of "A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Networking Sites" by Z. Pappichrissi, Information, Communication, & Society, 16(4): 633-634. ( Link)
Conroy, M., J.T. Feezell, and M. Guerrero. 2012. "Facebook and Political Engagement: A Study of Online Political Group Membership and Offline Political Engagement." Computers in Human Behavior 28(5): 1535-1546. ( Link)
Rahbek-Clemmensen, J., E. Archer, J.D. Barr, A. Belkin, M. Guerrero, C. Hall, and K.E.O. Swain. 2012. "Conceptualizing the Civil Military Gap." Armed Forces and Society 38(4): 669-678. ( Link)