College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Drs. Chaturvedi, Gossett, Guerrero, and Nyenhuis present their research at Western Political Science Association Conference

Drs. Chaturvedi, Gossett, Guerrero, and Nyenhuis present their research at Western Political Science Association Conference

Conference in SF

Closely adhering to the 'Teacher-Scholar' model at Cal Poly Pomona, several of our professors traveled to the annual gathering of political scientists at the Western Political Science Association Conference in San Francisco, CA. At this conference, political scientists from all around the globe come to discuss the latest innovations and cutting edge research. 

Our faculty does well to uphold the 'teacher-scholar' philosophy, meeting the rigorous demands of teaching a full load on campus while still keeping up-to-date on research. Both Dr. Neil Chaturvedi and Dr. Mario Guerrero held leadership positions at WPSA this year, with Dr. Chaturvedi acting as section chair for the 'Executive Politics' section and Dr. Guerrero acting as section chair for the 'Media & Political Communication' section. A list of the research each faculty member presented can be found below. 

 

Neil Chaturvedi

The framing of sanctuary cities and merit-based immigration and its effect on public opinion

Presidents as Economic Repairmen: Mandates and Opportunities During Weak Economies

Charles Gossett

Descriptive Representatives and Debating Minority Rights: The Case of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Elected Officials

Mario Guerrero

Media and Political Learning in the Chinese American Community

Robert Nyenhuis

Politics and Business as (un)usual? A Global Assessment of the Electoral Performance of Businessmen Presidential Candidate